Picture yourself at the perfect DINE summer getaway

Summer, Rabbit Hill InnWhile Memorial Day feels like the unofficial start to summer, the calendar officially turns to summer this week on the longest day of the year, June 21st.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have also unofficially turned their sights … Read more

Perfect date night ideas from inns in NH and VT – Part II

couple in bed holding coffeeWe may be closing out the month for lovers, but it doesn’t mean a romantic getaway to your favorite member of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) can’t be planned for the months ahead. Inns and B&Bs are the perfect … Read more

DINE inns open the door to 2022

New Year's eve celebrations at DINE innsAs the calendar turns from 2021 to 2022, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) get ready to open the door to a new year.  Perhaps nothing is more evocative of hospitality than a welcoming door to one of ten Read more

Pumpkins, Halloween and fall fun in DINE country

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina's porchWhile post-Halloween often signals a shift to holiday season, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) continue to celebrate pumpkins, ghosts and fall fun throughout November.  Hayrides, pumpkin patches and Witches Balls give rise to fall food tours, farm stands … Read more

Add ons to make your stay even more special – Part 1

couple - holding fingersAfter fourteen months of the same four walls, isn’t it time to bust out of the place that’s become home, classroom, office and restaurant all in one?  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) await to help you dip your … Read more

Romantic fall packages in DINE Country, Part I: Maine, Connecticut & Vermont

While many believe that fall colors end in early October, that’s simply not the case everywhere in New England.  In the Northern parts of DINE country, fall color may be past peak, but it’s definitely not gone. In the … Read more

Updates on travel restrictions and safety procedures at Vermont Inns

handwashingThis is part three in our series updating travelers about travel restrictions and all of the safety precautions put into place at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). We covered Massachusetts – from Cape Cod to Cape Ann and … Read more

Is it sweater weather yet?

What to pack for the upcoming fall New England getaway may be top on the mind of many travelers anticipating a leaf-peeping holiday. After all, if you’re flying to your destination, space is tight in order to fit everything into … Read more

What’s new at Distinctive Inns of New England – Part I

With 12 distinctive inns, we’re going to have to split our blog posting about what’s new at our New England inns into two parts.  Each of our romantic New England inns has a new feature or one that changes so … Read more

Take a holiday tour of DINE inns

The halls are decked and the fa-la-la-la-la-la is underway for the holiday season at all 11 Distinctive Inns of New England. From the mountains of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont to the shores of Cape Cod, Rhode Island and … Read more

Welcome Grafton Inn – DINE's newest member

Distinctive Inns of New England has added a new member in Vermont.  The Grafton Inn joins the nine other DINE properties to offer romantic getaways steeped in historically preserved inn with plenty of Vermont outdoor adventure added in.  One of … Read more

Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages in New Hampshire and Vermont offer free gas & more

Gas prices are $1 higher per gallon than they were at this time last year, according to a recent news update, and travelers are getting increasingly frustrated with high gas prices. Yesterday we introduced the new Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages Read more

Oh baby! It's cold outside – advice for creative ways to keep warm

With temps hovering around zero and windchills in the “brrrrrr” range, visions of crackling fires, hot chocolate and steaming soups sound ideal right about now. DINE members have come up with the top five ways to stay warm this winter beyond the obvious and best one - cuddling in front of the fire at a beautiful country inn