Look what’s in store for the summer at DINE inns

Now that the calendar has officially turned to summer, you can move into vacation mode and start planning for your summer romantic escapeTwelve Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) await with everything from drinks on the porch to … Read more

Waterfront Honeymoons and Mini-Moons in CT: It’s all about you. Third in the series

sun chairs at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaWe’ve been writing about New England honeymoons and romantic getaways in this series on the Distinctive Inns of New England blog.  But what happens when there’s not time for the whole honeymoon? More and more often we’re seeing a trend … Read more

#Love is the most popular hashtag of 2016

loveLove makes the world go round, according to the popular saying.  It certainly makes it rounds on the Internet as #love is the most popular hashtag for 2016, according to both the Today Show and Shortstack.com.  How interesting that after … Read more

Bucket list summer adventures at Distinctive Inns in Massachusetts

Jane Howard, at Deerfield InnIt may still be spring, but summer travel is increasingly on everyone’s minds.  With lower gas prices and warmer temps already underway in the six New England states, travelers are looking toward New England summer vacations. The 12 Distinctive Inns Read more

Vacation Advice from Dr. Seuss

The famed Dr. Seuss, children’s book author and wisdom guru, would have celebrated his 112th Birthday this week. Few people have left such indelible wisdom as has he, bringing such simple yet meaningful acumen to life’s challenges and highlights. … Read more

Distinctive Inns of New England offer tax time packages to make travel EZ

Tax time packages from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandLet’s face it, there’s nothing fun about taxes. Tax time can be a stressful time for most people.  Perhaps that’s why April has been named Stress Awareness Month. But there’s a pay-off that comes in the middle of the month. … Read more

Gluten free winter soup recipes from Distinctive Inns of New England

shoveling-winter blizzardsAs about 80-million people along the Eastern Seaboard are hunkering down for winter storm Jonas, the 2016 blizzard of the century, all we can think of here in DINE country is comfort food. Storms seem to rev the inner-chef in … Read more

Resolution Solutions: Two DINE inn packages offering resolution success

Resolution solutions from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandSomething like 95-percent of Americans make resolutions at the beginning of the new year.  And something like 95-percent of that 95-percent don’t make it past the first month in fulfilling those resolutions.  The 12 members of Distinctive Inns of New Read more

INNside or out, we have you covered in DINEcountry this winter

Rabbit Hill Inn porchOh baby, it’s cold outside.  And this winter there have been days after a new snowfall when it’s wonderful to be outside, walking through the woods beneath new snowfall.  Other times, it’s just too cold.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of Read more

Make breakfast the most romantic meal of the day

As we approach February, there’s just one thing on the minds of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers’ minds:  romance.  While every month romance reigns at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, but with Valentine’s Day in … Read more

Part II: DINE and devour – Culinary packages from Distinctive Inns

Last week we introduced some of the themed packages offered by the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, focusing on romantic getaways and weekend retreats. Because we all know the way to your loved ones’ heart is through their stomach, we’ll focus on some of the fabulous culinary vacations and wonderful foodie experiences at DINE Inns.

DINE inns honor farmers in March

Farmers-thankyouYou may recall a December post in the DINE blog about honoring under recognized groups throughout 2014. We announced back then that Distinctive Inns of New England was planning a series of promotions to honor deserving groups of people who … Read more

The evolution of a resolution

At a recent meeting of the eleven Distinctive Inns of New England, members made their own resolutions. Their promise was to offer a respite to groups like clergy, farmers, heath care professionals, emergency responders and our military. Throughout 2014, DINE inns have resolved to honor groups of people who are not often recognized.

More Valentine’s Day getaways and other romantic ideas from Distinctive Inns of New England

In last week’s blog post, we shared some great ideas for Valentine’s Day getaways at The Inn at Thorn Hill and Gateway’s Inn. We congratulated the Captain’s House Inn on their inclusion in the Top 25 Inns & Read more

Recent news, special offers and Valentine’s Day packages from DINE

Add wine, cheese, chocolates or champagne to your stay at any DINE member inn to make it a truly memorable Valentine's Day.

Add wine, cheese, chocolates or champagne to your stay at any DINE member inn to make it a truly memorable Valentine’s Day. Pictured here, a romantic add-on from Captain’s House Inn. Photo credit: Captain’s House Inn.

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Honeymoon and DINE

Whether it’s the first time around or the second or third, once you’ve tied the knot it’s time for the fun to really begin. Leave the family and friends behind and focus on each other with an amazing honeymoon getaway … Read more

OMG! It's August and I still need my DINEscape

The Distinctive Inns of New England have made planning your vacation easy. If you're looking for romantic getaways, culinary or spa vacations simply visit the DINE package and special page online. There you'll find just about anything you might want from high adventure zip lining and off-road adventure packages to golf or dining packages.

Distinctive Inns of New England put hunger to bed with No Hunger Games Packages

Rejoice Katniss and Peeta. While the Capital might have its version of the Hunger Games, our ten districts are dedicated to insuring that hunger is as far from its guests and the community’s mind as survival is at the forefront … Read more

Hot Deals at Distinctive Inns of New England

Oh baby, it may still be cold outside, but inside you’ll find hot deals at Distinctive Inns of New England.  Look for everything from great rates to hot dates at DINE member inns throughout New England.  With special offers on … Read more