Sweet maple deals and maple festivals to celebrate the sweetest month in New England

Maple Syrup is an essential ingredient in most DINE maple recipesThey call March the sweetest month of the year.  As the sap starts flowing, Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers start pulling out the maple recipes and maple syrup goes top of mind for all in Northern New England.  … 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

Hot Deals and other packages at Distinctive Inns of New England – Part I

When it comes to packaging overnight stays with everything froromantic getaways at Distinctive Inns of New Englandm dog treats for your four-legged friends to dinners, train rides, spa treatments and ziplines, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England have you covered.  Lodging packages are the next … 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

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

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

Visualizing spring in DINE country – Part I

We may have just received upwards of two feet of snow in the Northern parts of DINE country, but it doesn't mean we can't still look forward to spring. Given the winter we've had, spring may not spring forth anytime in the next month, so we thought it might be fun to show you what you have to look forward to. Nothing gets you psyched for spring like a view of the colorful flowers you'll find at the eleven Distinctive Inns of New England. And nothing beats a romantic spring getaway at one of the DINE inns either. We promise it won't be too much longer until you see scenes like this when you visit #DINE country.

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

Oh baby, it's cold outside: Great ideas for winter warm ups

The outdoor temperatures throughout New England may be hitting a winter low, but inside the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, life is aglow. From hot tea to crackling fires, we're celebrating winter with romantic New England getaways, spa vacations and more. Mother Nature just delivered a winter package of snow at all 11 DINE inns, so this is the month to get out and enjoy winter fun, then come back in for the perfect warm up!

Five great ways to peep a leaf at DINE inns

InnatHarborHillMarina-Fall Front Door 102-smallerFall INN Love is not only the name of a package at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, it’s what will happen when you visit one of the eleven Distinctive Inns of New England this fall.  Not only will … Read more

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

Add wine, cheese, chocolates or champagne to your stay at any DINE member inn to make it a truly memorable Valentine's Day.

Add wine, cheese, chocolates or champagne to your stay at any DINE member inn to make it a truly memorable Valentine’s Day. Pictured here, a romantic add-on from Captain’s House Inn. Photo credit: Captain’s House Inn.

There’s so much happening … Read more

Resolve to DINE more often in 2012

Right about now is the time of year that resolutions start forming.  Being travelers, chances are taking more trips to New England country inns is high on your list.  Do a search for popular resolutions and you’ll find the same … Read more

Newport RI Weekend Packages: Wine Tour Grand Wine Tasting Winter Weekend Getaway

Newport Rhode Island Bed And Breakfast Getaway - Newport Wine Tour Tasting - Newport RI Weekend Packages The Cliffside Inn debuts a new series of Winter Weekend Getaways on January 24th, with a grand wine tasting from New England winery stand out Greenvale Vineyards from Newport, Rhode Island. Owner Nancy Parker Wilson will lead the complimentary guest-only … Read more