No aspects of travel will be quite the same in the aftermath of the Coronavirus…whenever the aftermath arrives. In the meantime, the entire travel industry is scrambling to re-open safely and carefully, including the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England… Read more
Today we’ll continue our series dedicated to combining the perfect honeymoon with Distinctive Inns in Massachusetts. For those who don’t have time for a full honeymoon, a Massachusetts mini-moon is the perfect answer. You’ll find four of the 12 Distinctive … Read more
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
Peter Greenberg, highly acclaimed travel expert, writer and CBS News Travel Editor, recently stated, “I’ve argued for years that the branding message for many airlines should be “we’re not happy until you’re not happy.” In his story on PeterGreenberg.com… Read more
Everyone loves to be loved, especially travelers. Humans seek approval and conversely, the most powerful punishment comes from shame. Thus, we at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are here to tell inngoers how to be number-one on every innkeepers’ … Read more
As a regular inngoer, I don’t often find myself in the halls of a hotel beyond the obligatory conference stay. But recently I was treated to a trip to Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, and I jumped at the … Read more
They 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
With Labor Day being the unofficial end to summer, we’re gearing up for a colorful fall foliage season in DINEcountry. According to Yankee Magazine, wizards of New England fall foliage predictions, we can look forward to peak foliage coming … Read more
According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) , a curious phenomenon has occurred in our country. In less than 15 years, U.S. workers have lost a week of vacation time. For years, Americans used and enjoyed more than 20 vacation … Read more
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
Let’s face it, there are a number of benefits you’ll find at our inns that you simply won’t find at chain motels or hotels. When it comes to hospitality and extras, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have it … Read more
These days everything comes with some kind of warning. Whether it’s “hazardous to your health”, “slippery when wet” or “contains small pieces”, it seems that everything has some kind of inherent risk. Therefore in full disclosure, the Distinctive Inns of … Read more
For 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
The Travel Effect campaign is working hard to reverse that thinking and to prove that the travel experience actually does have a measurable and purposeful impact. The Travel Effect campaign is working hard to prove through new and original research the economic, societal, business and personal benefits of travel. We at Distinctive Inns of New England support the #TravelEffect campaign. The 11 Distinctive Inns of New England have seen first hand the truth behind the "hidden" health benefits that travel can have on us all.
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.
When traveling throughout New England, choose a DINE member inn and you’ll find a building that tells a local story. You’ll enjoy an inn with historic significance where the owners went to great time and expense to preserve the neighborhood story and add everything from Victorian artifacts to contemporary finishes. One thing that you can be assured of, the Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers have invested in the community labor force and regional economy to build and preserve the building for a one-of-a-kind accommodation.
Everyone needs time to regroup and revitalize. The 11 DINE inns each specialize in proving the ideal environment for rest, relaxation and romance. To insure that you make the most of your DINE getaway, here are a few tips on how to prepare for the perfect vacation.
Depending on where you were in DINE country on the first day of spring, you were either welcomed with a foot of snow or flowers in the yard. The photos on Facebook were a keen reminder that from one end … Read more