Brew-Inn: Part VI: Favorite Microbreweries in Vermont

Pouring beer at Phelps Barn, Grafton Inn VT

Phelps Barn at Grafton Inn

This is the last in our series about innkeepers picks for favorite microbreweries, wineries and distilleries in New England. The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have offered up quite the arm chair beer, … Read more

Sweet maple deals and maple festivals to celebrate the sweetest month in New England

Maple Syrup is an essential ingredient in most DINE maple recipesThey call March the sweetest month of the year.  As the sap starts flowing, Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers start pulling out the maple recipes and maple syrup goes top of mind for all in Northern New England.  … Read more

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

Three great ways to beat the blizzard blues in DINE country

Old Man Winter has been in high gear, revving up the snow engines while sending the thermometer plunging. From blizzards to polar vortex temps, New England’s winter has been marked with near-records.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have … Read more

Advice for staying warm when New England weather turns cold

Rabbit Hill Inn, VermontOld Man Winter has returned and turned the heat down with vengeance throughout New England.  Yet, don’t let the thermometer stop you from taking that romantic winter getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  After … Read more

25 gorgeous fall photos to inspire distinctive New England inn getaways

Rabbit Hill Inn wreathWith the first day of fall upon us, and Mother Nature at work turning leaves already in Northern New England, we thought it was time to get you excited about what’s about to come as autumn colors turn in DINEcountry.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

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Distinctive Inns of New England

February & Valentine’s Day Packages

February is for lovers and when it comes to romance, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have cornered the market.  All year long each of the DINE inns offer fabulous romance packages, … Read more

Three travel predictions for inngoers in 2017

Sarah Lindblom from Captain Jefferds Inn hugs guestRecently Booking.com, one of the powerhouses of hotel and accommodations booking directories, offered up some very interesting predictions for travel in 2017.  In an article entitled 8 Big Travel Predictions for 2017, Booking.com used data from 12,781 respondents across … Read more

Cyber Monday Deals from Distinctive Inns of New England

Cyber Monday deals for 2016 from Distinctive Inns of New England

We’re counting down the days to Cyber Monday when the Distinctive Inns of New England offer up their best sale of the year.  We held off in revealing our  Cyber Monday offers until Thanksgiving, but here’s your chance to find … Read more

Time for a romantic getaway to one of 12 Distinctive Inns of New England

Rabbit Hill Inn, romantic getawaysWhen it comes to a New England romantic getaway, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) top the list of choices for inngoers.  Offering everything from fine dining to fireside breakfasts, fabulous views, gardens and pools, DINE innsRead 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

Brexit implies closer to home summer getaways to DINE country

The Sun, Brexit voteUp until today, the looming Brexit vote was more or less an abstraction for American travelers.  Many thought of it as a preoccupation for those across the pond, but not anything we here in the states would need to worry … 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 summer adventures at Distinctive Inns in Massachusetts

Jane Howard, at Deerfield InnIt may still be spring, but summer travel is increasingly on everyone’s minds.  With lower gas prices and warmer temps already underway in the six New England states, travelers are looking toward New England summer vacations. The 12 Distinctive Inns Read more

Vacation Advice from Dr. Seuss

The famed Dr. Seuss, children’s book author and wisdom guru, would have celebrated his 112th Birthday this week. Few people have left such indelible wisdom as has he, bringing such simple yet meaningful acumen to life’s challenges and highlights. … Read more

Distinctive Inns of New England offer tax time packages to make travel EZ

Tax time packages from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandLet’s face it, there’s nothing fun about taxes. Tax time can be a stressful time for most people.  Perhaps that’s why April has been named Stress Awareness Month. But there’s a pay-off that comes in the middle of the month. … Read more

March right to these DINE properties for Chocolate Lovers packages

We’ve been highlighting our special seasonal packages on the DINE blog recently. In January we featured the Resolution Solutions packages and in February we’re offering the perfect Valentine’s Day packages for the unattached! Offering the focus on YOU, the … Read more

Singles, this one’s for you: DINE celebrates the unattached on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day packages for singles at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandThey say Valentine’s Day is for lovers, but for the 50-or-more percent of Americans who remain unattached and single on Valentine’s Day it’s a ruthless reminder that they’re on their own to buy chocolates and roses. Distinctive Inns of New Read more