Hey B&B doubters, six reasons to choose inns

Harbor Light Inn, Marblehead, MABy Marti Mayne

Recently CountryLiving.com posted a story about six reasons to never stay at a B&B.  The author criticized, grumbled and moaned about the small queen bed, breakfast that wasn’t served at the time she wanted and “grandma’s décor”, … Read more “Hey B&B doubters, six reasons to choose inns”

When is an inn not an inn?

With so many lodging choices for travelers, the lines have blurred between all the options.  And it’s no wonder.  Hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Knights Inn and Mictrotel Inns call themselves inns, but they’re not.  A shared room in someone’s … Read more “When is an inn not an inn?”

Introducing the newest Distinctive Inns member:  Harbor Light Inn

Made up of two Federal-era homes, Harbor Light Inn is in the heart of Marblehead, MA's historic district.There’s a new kid on the DINE block. If you have visited DistinctiveInns.com recently, you’ve probably noticed that the ranks of membership have swelled from 11 to 12 inns with the addition of the Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA. … Read more “Introducing the newest Distinctive Inns member:  Harbor Light Inn”

Eleven signs that summer is still going strong in DINE country

Over and over we hear our guests lament that this summer in particular went by way too quickly!  It went by so fast, in fact, that we’re out to prove that while Labor Day may be the unofficial end of … Read more “Eleven signs that summer is still going strong in DINE country”

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with recipes from DINE

Monday, January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day; a deliciously little known holiday with a big pay-off! We can’t think of a better way to improve on Monday than chocolate cake! To celebrate we’ve presented some the best chocolate cake recipes from Distinctive Inns of New England.

Take a holiday tour of DINE inns

The halls are decked and the fa-la-la-la-la-la is underway for the holiday season at all 11 Distinctive Inns of New England. From the mountains of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont to the shores of Cape Cod, Rhode Island and … Read more “Take a holiday tour of DINE inns”

Introducing DINE's newest member: Captain Jefferds Inn

holidays2013-CaptainJefferdsThere’s a new kid in #DINEcountry, and we couldn’t be happier!  We’ve recently welcomed the Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport, ME to the family of Distinctive Inns of New England.  Now when you’re searching for the ideal romantic and … Read more “Introducing DINE's newest member: Captain Jefferds Inn”

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 “Five great ways to peep a leaf at DINE inns”

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 “Honeymoon and DINE”

Sleep: The answer to everything

Chances are you’ve wished at some point in your life you’d discover the secret to eternal youth.  OK, it might not be fun to be 16 your whole life, but happy and healthy often tops the list of wishes when … Read more “Sleep: The answer to everything”

Second in a Series: Captain's House Inn, nautical heritage combined with luxury accommodations

This is the second in a series where we offer the “INNside Skinny” on DINE member properties. Today we’re offering an armchair visit to the Captain’s House Inn in Chatham, MA.

Having never visited Chatham, MA, I drove past the

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Newport RI AAA Four Diamond Award: Cliffside Inn Makes It Five-Years In A Row

Newport RI Bed and Breakfast Cliffside Inn AAA Four Diamond Award
Distinctive Inns of New England founding member Cliffside Inn has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for the fifth consecutive year. The luxury Newport RI bed and breakfast is one of five Distinctive Inns hotel or inn properties that … Read more “Newport RI AAA Four Diamond Award: Cliffside Inn Makes It Five-Years In A Row”

New England Inns Hotels Top 10 — Travel+Leisure Magazine Names Two DINE Inns New England's Top 10

“Ten special inns whose warm hospitality is guaranteed to take the season’s chill out of the air, ” is how Travel+Leisure described its early Spring search for the 10 coziest inns in New England. The travel magazine named both Newport … Read more “New England Inns Hotels Top 10 — Travel+Leisure Magazine Names Two DINE Inns New England's Top 10”

Vermont Romantic Getaways and Hot Deals

Rabbit Hill Inn now offers savings with Hot Date Specials and Romantic Getaway Packages!

This Four Diamond rated Vermont Inn is now offering two great ways to save on your next romantic getaway. Whether you desire days filled Read more “Vermont Romantic Getaways and Hot Deals”

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”