Thinking outside the box: Small corporate retreats at New England Inns

Meeting at Deerfield InnBy Marti Mayne

This is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart because some of the best meetings I’ve ever been to have been held at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) member inns.  As a former … Read more “Thinking outside the box: Small corporate retreats at New England Inns”

DINE inns include so much when airlines and hotels continue to gouge

It seems like every travel article we read covers some kind of new fee.  From resort fees at hotels to baggage fees on airlines, we’re left thinking, “what’s next?”.  In the ever-increasing list of fees, we at Distinctive Inns of Read more “DINE inns include so much when airlines and hotels continue to gouge”

There’s no app for good hospitality

Recently, while reading about how hotels have created apps for customers to browse menu ideas and find their way around town, we got to thinking about how all that technology impacts the experience for lodging guests. In his Tnooz article, … Read more “There’s no app for good hospitality”

2017 is the year of distinctive inns travel

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelWant to be a gazillionaire?  Go on vacation, says Catharine Hamm, Travel Editor at the LA Times.  In her article entitled Will 2017 will be the year of magical travel? Hamm points out that the ideas for Instagram and Dropbox … Read more “2017 is the year of distinctive inns travel”

What Distinctive Inns of New England can teach Fairmont’s Le Château Frontenac and vice versa

Hotel Frontenac,As a regular inngoer, I don’t often find myself in the halls of a hotel beyond the obligatory conference stay. But recently I was treated to a trip to Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, and I jumped at the … Read more “What Distinctive Inns of New England can teach Fairmont’s Le Château Frontenac and vice versa”

BedandBreakfast.com Infographic: Differences between B&Bs and hotels

All of the twelve Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are also members of BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive online directory of inns and B&B worldwide.  A number of the DINE inns have passed a rigorous inspection and become BedandBreakfast.com’s … Read more “BedandBreakfast.com Infographic: Differences between B&Bs and hotels”

Six things DINE does that hotels don’t

Carolyn Conway has joined Harbor Light Inn

Let’s face it, there are a number of benefits you’ll find at our inns that you simply won’t find at chain motels or hotels. When it comes to hospitality and extras, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have it … Read more “Six things DINE does that hotels don’t”

Five reasons your gift will be the favorite one this holiday season

Give the gift of getaway to a Distinctive Inn of New EnglandWhether exchanged throughout Hanukkah or on Christmas day, the gift of getaway will surely top the list of favorite presents this holiday season.  Visit Distinctive Inns of New England’s Cyber Monday link, and not only will you have a choice … Read more “Five reasons your gift will be the favorite one this holiday season”

Tea & Sympathy – It’s what innkeepers do

By Marti Mayne

RecenDonn and friends visit on the porch at Rabbit Hill Inntly each of the Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers were asked to profile the amenities offered at each of their eleven New England inns. As we’ve outlined in previous DINE blog entries, the added … Read more “Tea & Sympathy – It’s what innkeepers do”

Resort fee add-ons and now housekeeping-free rooms? What's next at hotels?

In a story circulated by the Association Press recently entitled Watch for Hotel Fees, Not Just Internet , author Karen Schwartz warns “If you’re budgeting for summer travel, be on the lookout for fees on your hotel bill for everything … Read more “Resort fee add-ons and now housekeeping-free rooms? What's next at hotels?”

Newport RI Getaway Sale: Holiday Gift Certificates With 20% Savings

New from Cliffside Inn and the Legendary Inns of Newport RI… For the luxury and romance lover in your life, Holiday Gift Certificates with automatic getaway savings to Newport, Rhode Island’s most luxurious Bed and Breakfast Inns.

Buy a Holiday … Read more “Newport RI Getaway Sale: Holiday Gift Certificates With 20% Savings”

Legendary Inns of Newport RI Takes Top Rhode Island Hotel Honors Again — Double AAA Four Diamond Awards For Luxury B&B Lodging

For the fourth year in a row, the Legendary Inns of Newport RI has been honored as Rhode Island’s top AAA Four Diamond luxury lodging group. Both Cliffside Inn (a Distinctive Inns founder) and Abigail Stoneman Inn have again received … Read more “Legendary Inns of Newport RI Takes Top Rhode Island Hotel Honors Again — Double AAA Four Diamond Awards For Luxury B&B Lodging”