One tank romantic getaways to New England Distinctive Inns – Part I – Northern New England

One tank romantic inn to inn itineraries at Distinctive InnsWith gas prices at a 12-year low for July 4th weekend,  AAA says that 44.2 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, with the vast majority on the road via car or motorcycle travel … Read more

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

Turn intolerable travel into inspiring adventures featuring fine customer care

Lately, phone, TV and computer screens are exploding with stories of horrendous experiences traveling in the not-so-friendly skies. Over the past months, the traveling public has been plagued with consistent messages that travel (at least via air) is not only … Read more

Honeymoons in Vermont: All About You – first in a series about New England honeymoons

Rabbit Hill Inn, romantic getawaysAre you getting married in New England and seeking a New England honeymoon destination?  Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) offers the ideal respite for those seeking a romantic honeymoon destination, bursting with personalized hospitality.  With 12 DINE inns to … Read more

Hold the gluten, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us

Captain Jefferds Inn heart shaped cookiesWhat’s the difference between a New England vacation rental or hotel and Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)?  Probably the largest difference you’ll see is the level of hospitality.  Another obvious difference between New England hotels and Distinctive Inns of … 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

DistinctiveInns.com: Your go-to place for fabulous inn recipes

Apple dessert from Rabbit Hill InnAs you know from visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) there are some fabulous cooks within our ranks of innkeepers.  From breakfast to dessert (and sometimes they are combined for a fabulous start to the day), you’ll … Read more

Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, oh my!

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Yoda, the Chesterfield Inn’s feline innkeeper, poses for his fall photo on the front step.

Autumn is in full swing in New England, and when it comes to fall fun, there’s no place better to call home base than the … Read more

Nine ways to find fall color in DINE country

As we write this blog post on the first day of fall, we can’t help but be reminded of the brilliant harvest hues that will soon. Back in 2013 we posted this blog about what’s soon to come with beautiful  … Read more

Fall guide to leaf peeping getaways in DINE country

Once we turn the calendar to September and Labor Day passes, all eyes are on autumn.  With kids back to school and football starting, it sure feels like the days of summer are waning.  Yet with fall comes visions of … Read more

Sensational Summer Sweets with Cocoa Coolness

Recipes with a touch of Chocolate from DINESummer is the season for “berry good” desserts and when it comes to sweets, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England have a treasure trove of recipes that are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth. Whether you’re looking … Read more

Don’t miss these summer attractions at Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island inns

Summer, Rabbit Hill InnLast week we blogged about some of the many attractions near DINE inns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This week, as we turn yet another calendar page we realize there’s about a month left of summer.  That’s 30 days of … Read more

July 4th travel advice

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The Grafton Inn offers up a good old fashioned Summer Carnival on July 3rd.

As we approach the “unofficial” start of the summer vacation season, we’re looking forward to parades, fireworks and guests arriving for July 4th weekend.  According … Read more

Summer 2016: Time for a Distinctive Inns road trip

Road trip graphiAccording to all the travel pundits, 2016 is supposed to be the year of the road trip, perfect timing for romantic New England getaways and outdoor exploration.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are excited to learn … Read more

Bucket list adventures in Vermont

Bucket ListWe’ve been blogging about all the great summer adventure you’ll find when visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Our series started with adventures in Massachusetts, then moved to soft and not-so-soft activities and fun in New 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

Cyber Monday offers from Distinctive Inns of New England

Cyber Monday offers from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandThe Monday after Thanksgiving has popularly come to be known as Cyber Monday, a form of online “Black Friday”.  Last year the Distinctive Inns of New England got in on the Cyber Monday fun making their best offers of the … Read more

B&Bs mean business

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Distinctive Inns of New England hold all their meetings at member inns.

An article entitled “The Rise of B&Bs for Business Use” recently appeared on Hotelogix.com. In it, the author, Aditya Sanghi, explained that until recently, inns, bed … Read more

Fall foliage getaway tips from Distinctive Inns of New England

Wreath at Rabbit Hill InnWith Labor Day being the unofficial end to summer, we’re gearing up for a colorful fall foliage season in DINEcountry.  According to Yankee Magazine, wizards of New England fall foliage predictions,  we can look forward to  peak foliage coming … Read more

What’s new at Distinctive Inns of New England – Part I

With 12 distinctive inns, we’re going to have to split our blog posting about what’s new at our New England inns into two parts.  Each of our romantic New England inns has a new feature or one that changes so … Read more