Your guide to ringing in a distinctive 2019 at a DINE inn

Your guide to New Year's Eve at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandNew Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating old and new acquaintances and creating memories to never forget them.  There’s no place better than one of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) to ring in the new year … Read more “Your guide to ringing in a distinctive 2019 at a DINE inn”

DINE inns offer the ideal kick off to summer with specials and packages

Summer bench at Rabbit Hill InnSpring has finally sprung throughout DINEcountry, and the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are celebrating with a collective promotion called the DINE kick-off to summer.  Only once or twice a year do so many of the 12 Read more “DINE inns offer the ideal kick off to summer with specials and packages”

Microbreweries in Massachusetts: Favorite picks from DINE innkeepers

DINE innkeepers choices for best microbrews in MassachusettsFrom Cape Cod’s microbreweries to nano-brews in the Berkshires, Massachusetts is filled with craft brewing options for beer lovers.  Pair a tour of Massachusetts microbreweries with a stay at any of the Distinctive Inns of New England members located in … Read more “Microbreweries in Massachusetts: Favorite picks from DINE innkeepers”

Start planning your 2018 vacations on National Plan For Vacation Day – Jan 30

Americans universally say that their vacation days are important, yet more than half (54%) of U.S. employees leave time on the table, according to Project Time Off, a coalition dedicated to telling the story of the value of vacations. … Read more “Start planning your 2018 vacations on National Plan For Vacation Day – Jan 30”

Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, oh my!

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 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  New England fall getaways are filled with everything … Read more “Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, oh my!”

Electric car owners get charged at DINE properties

As Tesla and other electric cars gain popularity, the need grows for a network of charging stations throughout the U.S. No one is more concerned about this than Tesla Motors, makers of the luxury electric cars. Determined to eradicate … Read more “Electric car owners get charged at DINE properties”

Elopements, Recommitments and Small Weddings in Massachusetts

Wedding dress at Deerfield InnWe hear it all the time from brides and grooms to be. The trend in weddings these days is to go smaller, especially the second time around. Between the cost and the energy involved, the larger New England wedding is … Read more “Elopements, Recommitments and Small Weddings in Massachusetts”

How do DINE gardens grow – Part 2

This week, we're heading to Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts! While reading and photos help to give you an idea of the beauty of our gardens, seeing them in person is really the way to go. Have you planned your June getaway to any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England? Now is the time to come while days are warm, nights are cool (perfect for snuggling) and gardens are just beginning to bloom.

Celebrate Earth Day with Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages from Distinctive Inns

 Distinctive Inns of New England are rewarding their guests with incentives for their gas tanks.  “Take the Prius to see us,” says Brian Mulcahy of the Rabbit Hill Inn, as he encourages couples to travel together while celebrating the 11… Read more “Celebrate Earth Day with Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages from Distinctive Inns”

Gateways Inn launches American Chocolate Week with a cocoa-filled line up

Welcome to American Chocolate Week! I hope you are celebrating by offering one of the fabulous recipes created at DINE member inns and featured last week. If you have not yet found a recipe that's perfect for you and your chocolate-loving loved ones, fear not. We will continue to post recipes through the week. We've even got a "how-to" video coming up, so stay tuned throughout the week!

Gateways Inn is Ready for Tanglewood 2009 Season in Lenox, Masschusetts

Gateways Inn is excited about the 69th Tanglewood Season in Lenox, MA.  The Tanglewood Music center is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is the setting for a wide variety of musical performances each year.  The Read more “Gateways Inn is Ready for Tanglewood 2009 Season in Lenox, Masschusetts”

A Luxurious European Stay at The Gateways Inn and their Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart Recipe