The Up side of Down time: Vacations are healthy

Vacations are healthy signSome say that the annual #PlanForVacation Day is one of those self-serving holidays created by the Travel Industry to promote sales.  Okay, we’ll there’s surely a little bit of that there, but for years, the U.S. Travel Association has been … Read more “The Up side of Down time: Vacations are healthy”

DINE’s recipes for a romantic Valentine’s Day

Romantic getaways at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandAs we approach the month of love, we thought it might be a great idea to offer some ideas for Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) recipes from the heart.  After all, the stomach is simply a by-pass when it … Read more “DINE’s recipes for a romantic Valentine’s Day”

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”

The perfect spring desserts and apps: Recipes for Easter, Mud Season and Derby Day

Spring brings romance renewal, and that’s why we’ve been writing about honeymoons and mini-moons in New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut.  Don’t worry, we’ll continue our honeymoon and mini-moon series, but with beautiful spring weather upon us, we thought … Read more “The perfect spring desserts and apps: Recipes for Easter, Mud Season and Derby Day”

All things bright and gingerful

Ginger reipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandDo a search on the Internet for ginger, and you’ll most likely be taken to information about red-heads.  People with red hair are nicknamed “gingers”, but when it comes to the holidays no matter what color your hair is, ginger … Read more “All things bright and gingerful”

DistinctiveInns.com: Your go-to place for fabulous inn recipes

Apple dessert from Rabbit Hill InnAs you know from visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) there are some fabulous cooks within our ranks of innkeepers.  From breakfast to dessert (and sometimes they are combined for a fabulous start to the day), you’ll … Read more “DistinctiveInns.com: Your go-to place for fabulous inn recipes”

Don’t miss summer attractions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

As August approaches, we can’t help but think how quickly summer will be over.  August is prime time for outdoor fun and romantic getaways in New England and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are ready to welcome … Read more “Don’t miss summer attractions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire”

Six things DINE does that hotels don’t

Carolyn Conway has joined Harbor Light Inn

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 “Six things DINE does that hotels don’t”

DINE is Passing the Buck to You

You’ve discovered Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). Perhaps you’ve stayed at one of the 12 member inns located throughout the six New England states, or maybe Dine Dollars, DINE referral program, Distinctive Inns of New England referral certificateyou’ve discovered DINE through its website, Facebook page or this blog. … Read more “DINE is Passing the Buck to You”