Winter fun in DINE country – romantic New England inn coastal getaways

The Beach Boys sang, “Al the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray, I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day”.

And that’s just what the guests of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) love to do … Read more

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

Chocolate-filled experiences at DINE inns in February

Chocolate words on Scrabble boardNothing says “I love you” better than chocolate.  And if the way to his or her heart is through a sweet tooth, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)  have a variety of chocolate filled experiences that just might do … Read more

Create the perfect romantic dinner: Recipes from 5 DINE inns for Valentine’s Day and beyond

romance at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandFebruary is for lovers. February is also for lovers of food.  And for those who love love and food, this blog post is for you!  Ask anyone what they’re doing for Valentine’s Day, and at least 50-percent will respond that … 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

Make breakfast the most romantic meal of the day

As we approach February, there’s just one thing on the minds of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers’ minds:  romance.  While every month romance reigns at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, but with Valentine’s Day in … 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

More Valentine’s Day getaways and other romantic ideas from Distinctive Inns of New England

In last week’s blog post, we shared some great ideas for Valentine’s Day getaways at The Inn at Thorn Hill and Gateway’s Inn. We congratulated the Captain’s House Inn on their inclusion in the Top 25 Inns & Read more

Recent news, special offers and Valentine’s Day packages from DINE

There’s so much happening at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, it’ll take two blog entries to tell all the news.  From Valentine’s Day packages to HOT DATE rates, this is the time for a winter escape to … Read more

Four great selling points for convincing guys to choose DINE

When it comes to first timers, it  can sometimes be tougher to convince the guys to choose a New England country inn.  Women envision beautifully decorated rooms, haute amenities and leaving the cooking to someone else.  Guys often fear they’ll … Read more

What do women really want for Valentine's Day? Advice for men and women

The answer to the "what do women want for Valentine's Day" question might come as a surprise. Much to the chagrin of retailers, when women are asked what they really want for Valentine’s Day the answers usually revolve around kindness and gratitude. We asked our fans via Facebook what they want for Valentine’s Day and most responded they hoped for small tokens of appreciation or special surprises