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

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

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

Hot Deals and other packages from Distinctive Inns of New England – Part II

Drinks on the patio at Chesterfield InnAsk any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers, and they’ll tell you that travelers love packages.  By bundling meals and entertainment/adventure together, DINE inns create almost the same offerings as an all-inclusive New England resort.  Packages … 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

Resolution Solutions: Two DINE inn packages offering resolution success

Resolution solutions from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandSomething like 95-percent of Americans make resolutions at the beginning of the new year.  And something like 95-percent of that 95-percent don’t make it past the first month in fulfilling those resolutions.  The 12 members of Distinctive Inns of New Read more

INNside or out, we have you covered in DINEcountry this winter

Rabbit Hill Inn porchOh baby, it’s cold outside.  And this winter there have been days after a new snowfall when it’s wonderful to be outside, walking through the woods beneath new snowfall.  Other times, it’s just too cold.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of Read more

Finding love in all the right places throughout February

romance at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWhile every day is Valentine’s Day in DINE country, we like to think of February as the month for lovers.  Visit any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and you’ll find plenty of couples around crackling fires.  … Read more

News from Distinctive Inns of New England

The eleven members of Distinctive Inns of New England have been busy enjoying a fabulous winter and wrapping up the holiday season.  From flickering fires to New Year’s toasts, romantic getaways to the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) … Read more

We’ve decked the halls in DINE country

We’ve decked the halls with bows of holly and trimmed trees, gazebos and planters too.  The 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are ready to welcome holiday revelers for getaways to escape the holi-daze and to usher in the New … Read more

DINE inns thank veterans with November specials

Man in U.s. Marine Corps Uniform Saluting American FlagFor many years, B&Bs throughout the country have taken to thanking veterans and active military for their service with special offers in November, in honor of Veteran’s Day.  This year, in keeping with our efforts to thank those under-recognized groups … Read more

It’s beginning to look like fall in DINE country

Fall colors have come a little earlier to DINE country this year.  And while we’re experiencing beach weather throughout all of New England this weekend, the cooler temps, especially in the North Country, jump-started the color especially in the last … Read more

From Sea to Sea: Southern Coastal DINEtinerary

The beauty of our Southern Coastal DINEtinerary is the proximity of the three inns included. With each inn under 2 hours from one another, it leaves plenty of time to explore the region. This six day Southern Coastal Itinerary offers two days each three wonderful inns, with plenty of time for beaches, sightseeing and great dining. Starting from the southern-most DINE property, this DINEtinerary can be accomplished easily from south to north or north to south.

Part II: DINE and devour – Culinary packages from Distinctive Inns

Last week we introduced some of the themed packages offered by the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, focusing on romantic getaways and weekend retreats. Because we all know the way to your loved ones’ heart is through their stomach, we’ll focus on some of the fabulous culinary vacations and wonderful foodie experiences at DINE Inns.

Part I: DINE inns offer packages year-round

 Holidays2013-InnHarborHill-porch-smallerThe fact that the 11 DINE inns are distinctive is a great reason to book a stay with one of these special and romantic New England Inns.  Yet, for some, it’s the packages offered by these inns that entice couples Read more