Forget Cyber Monday – Distinctive Inns of New England offers 12 Days of Christmas deals

1 Days of Christmas banner for DINE promotionGo ahead, sleep in on Black Friday.  You can relax; no need to worry about finding Cyber Monday offers. When it comes to great deals during the holiday season of savings, Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) has 12 days … Read more

5 ideas for great weatherproof getaways when it seems like spring will never arrive

March snowstorms in #DINEcountryHow many of you are saying “enough is enough”?  Two Nor’easters in a row and now talk of another one next week?  For many travelers, this weather is getting old, unless of course, you’re a skier, snowmobiler or fatbiker.   The … 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

Advice for staying warm when New England weather turns cold

Rabbit Hill Inn, VermontOld Man Winter has returned and turned the heat down with vengeance throughout New England.  Yet, don’t let the thermometer stop you from taking that romantic winter getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  After … Read more

A holiday tour of Distinctive Inns of New England – Part II

Last week, we took you on an armchair tour of the beautiful holiday decorations in our Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) member inns found in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.  This week, as we look forward to a white … Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas offers from Distinctive Inns

Distinctive Inns 12 Days of ChristmasBlack Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but for the first twelve days of Christmas, Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will feature a very special offer from each of the 12 DINE inns.  Look forward to exclusive … Read more

A merry and bright holiday message from DINE country

Grafton Inn holiday decorIt’s sure beginning to feel like something exciting is about to happen in DINE country.  As we approach both Hanukkah and Christmas there’s that feeling of excitement in the air at the Distinctive Inns of New England’s member inns.  As … Read more

Three travel predictions for inngoers in 2017

Sarah Lindblom from Captain Jefferds Inn hugs guestRecently Booking.com, one of the powerhouses of hotel and accommodations booking directories, offered up some very interesting predictions for travel in 2017.  In an article entitled 8 Big Travel Predictions for 2017, Booking.com used data from 12,781 respondents across … Read more

Cyber Monday Deals from Distinctive Inns of New England

Cyber Monday deals for 2016 from Distinctive Inns of New England

We’re counting down the days to Cyber Monday when the Distinctive Inns of New England offer up their best sale of the year.  We held off in revealing our  Cyber Monday offers until Thanksgiving, but here’s your chance to find … Read more

From Harvest to Holidays: Fall Bread Pudding recipes to please a crowd

Hallowthanksmas cartoonWe’ve affectionately dubbed the time between Columbus Day and Halloween “HallowThanksMas”. This is a time that all eyes are on the three holidays that mark the last quarter of the year.  Now that we’re down to “ThankMas” season, we start … Read more

Five inside tips for saving on getaways to Distinctive Inns of New England

saving money on DINE getawaysNo matter what the season, a romantic getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) is always a special occasion. Time together disconnected from the pressures of work and home does the soul good and recharges … Read more

Five secrets for creating the perfect romantic getaway

Right around Valentine’s Day the focus turns to romance. After all, it is the holiday of love, so it’s natural that along with romance comes a spotlight on romantic getaways. That’s where Distinctive Inns of New England comes in! With … 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

Gluten free winter soup recipes from Distinctive Inns of New England

shoveling-winter blizzardsAs about 80-million people along the Eastern Seaboard are hunkering down for winter storm Jonas, the 2016 blizzard of the century, all we can think of here in DINE country is comfort food. Storms seem to rev the inner-chef in … Read more

Four great reasons to give the gift of DINE this holiday season

Distinctive Inns of New England gift certificate salesThis holiday season, give the gift of getaway, and you’ll be the hero of the household and the office. Each of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England offer gift certificates available this holiday season for gift giving. And it’s … Read more

Cyber Monday offers from Distinctive Inns of New England

Cyber Monday offers from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandThe Monday after Thanksgiving has popularly come to be known as Cyber Monday, a form of online “Black Friday”.  Last year the Distinctive Inns of New England got in on the Cyber Monday fun making their best offers of the … Read more

Is it sweater weather yet?

Sweater Weather Map according to the Weather Channel

Map provided by The Weather Channel.

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 … Read more

Spring forward with maple recipes from syrup-central

New England is the capital of all things maple and ’tis the season for the sap to be running throughout DINEcountry.  After the tough winter we’vew had the maple season got a late start due to colder-than-usual temps.  The … Read more

INNside or out, we have you covered in DINEcountry this winter

Rabbit Hill Inn porchOh baby, it’s cold outside.  And this winter there have been days after a new snowfall when it’s wonderful to be outside, walking through the woods beneath new snowfall.  Other times, it’s just too cold.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of Read more

Not Your Grandma’s House

Privacy Sign at Captain's House InnAs we hit January 1st each year suddenly all intentions are on the table.  New Year’s resolutions are rampant at this time of year and even the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will not be left out when … Read more