Best packages for spring and summer getaways from NH and CT inns

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelSpring is the season for travel, and now is when the planning should begin.  To make your travel planning easier, we’ve at  Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have cherry picked the best offers, deals, packages and enhancements for your … Read more

Look what we have to look forward to

Fallfoliage2012-wreath at Camden Maine StayWe’re not quite to fall color yet, but before you know it, peak color will highlight your getaway to DINE country, and the sooner you make your reservation, the better your chances of getting the room you want.  … Read more

Five great ways to peep a leaf at DINE inns

InnatHarborHillMarina-Fall Front Door 102-smallerFall INN Love is not only the name of a package at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, it’s what will happen when you visit one of the eleven Distinctive Inns of New England this fall.  Not only will … Read more

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

Resort hotels vs. DINE inns – it’s all about the personal touch

HotelsOfferingBandBPackagesBy Marti Mayne

Recently I had the displeasure of trying to contact a resort hotel in the vicinity of the Rabbit Hill Inn.  I started on a Tuesday night and after five attempts, I gave up.  It took six … Read more

What do Independence Day and strawberries have in common?

It seems like an unusual combination, but what do July 4th and strawberries have in common?  They’re both highlights of July in DINE country!  We’re right about at the height of strawberry season, and with July 4th right around … Read more

8 Lessons learned from a Red Chair

The Red Chair, has finally made its way to all of the Distinctive Inns of New England.  As we followed it from one DINE inn to another, we realized that many lessons could be learned from the wise … Read more

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

There’s so much happening at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, it’ll take two blog entries to tell all the news.  From Valentine’s Day packages to HOT DATE rates, this is the time for a winter escape to … Read more

DINE with us, stay healthy this new year

In a recent article in the AARP Bulletin entitled 10 Tips for Better Health author Nissa Simon suggested if your new year’s resolutions have you facing another rigorous regimen of diet and exercise, you’re bound to give up in less than a month. Instead, while the article suggested 10 healthy resolutions for better health we couldn’t help but notice that most of those ideas could be best achieved at any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England. The conclusion: combine a DINE getaway with getting healthy in the new year, and you’ve got the perfect way to stay committed to your resolution!

Signs of the Holidays at DINE inns – Part II

Last week, we took you on an armchair tour of many of the Distinctive Inns of New England’s holiday decorations.  Yet with 11 member inns, there’s just too many photos to fit in to one blog entry.  This week, we’re … Read more

What makes DINE inns distinctive?

The Distinctive Inns of New England are a collection of 11 inns offering romantic getaways, spa packages, culinary vacations, outdoor fun and welcoming accommodations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  But what exactly is … Read more

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

Fun Fall Fotos from DINE country

If you follow Distinctive Inns of New England on Facebook, you may have seen some of the gorgeous fall foliage photos posted this week.  We’re going to share some additional photos here.  Get ready to be psyched for your … Read more

Red Chair Travels to New Hampshire and Connecticut

As the DINE blog readers know, the Red Chair has been making its way on a journey to all the New England states.  Along the way, the Red Chair will stop at all eleven DINE member inns.  It started … Read more

How many ways to peep a leaf the DINE way?

We’re moving into New England’s most colorful season. The leaves have already started turning in the Northern reaches of New Hampshire and Vermont.  We’re seeing just the beginning shifts from green to red, yellow and orange.  Now is the time … Read more

The Red Chair visits Rhode Island and Maine

We’ve been following the exploits of the Red Chair ever since it visited the Captain’s House Inn last spring.  If you’re just tuning into this story now, the Red Chair says “move aside, Flat Stanley, I’m the new icon on … Read more

Ten great ways to cool off as you DINE this summer

Rain rain go away, come again another day.  As we move into July, we expect the rain to wane (hey! We’re poets!) and the temps to rise for perfect summer travel in  New England.  We also know that this is … Read more

Signs of Summer at Distinctive Inns of New England

As we prepare to say goodbye to May and hello to longer days in June, we’re reminded that summer is right around the corner.  Each of the ten Distinctive Inns of New England look forward to welcoming guests for romantic
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Wine and DINE Mom this Mother’s Day

She’s there for the kids; she’s there for you 365 days a year.  Without Mom, your life simply wouldn’t be complete.  Whether she’s the grandmother to your kids, the mother-in-law to you or the love of your life to your … Read more