Fabulous Fall Fare

Ahhhh….fall in New England.  For foodies, therfall fare from DINE Innse’s no better time for comfort food.  Squash, apples, and everything pumpkin takes top billing on menus and breakfast tables at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) inns.  We love the … Read more

Five ways to find peace, calm and serenity at DINE inns

electionoverIt’s been a tough week.  Heck, let’s face it –  it’s been a tough election year. Highlighted by a contentious and often nasty Presidential race, then compounded by senate and congressional battles we were barraged by negativism. And then there … Read more

Fall guide to leaf peeping getaways in DINE country

Once we turn the calendar to September and Labor Day passes, all eyes are on autumn.  With kids back to school and football starting, it sure feels like the days of summer are waning.  Yet with fall comes visions of … Read more

Wreaths of distinction from DINE

As I travel around visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) the beautiful decor which changes from season to season leaves me in awe.  Autumn in New England brings colorful leaves, and with a late foliage season, we’re … Read more

Here’s what to do with the bumper crop of apples this year

Apple Crisp recipe from Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaThe Distinctive Inns of New England are excited about the bumper crop of apples expected in the region this fall. According to the New England Apple Association blog, the 2015 New England apple crop is estimated to be approximately … Read more

Fall foliage getaway tips from Distinctive Inns of New England

Wreath at Rabbit Hill InnWith Labor Day being the unofficial end to summer, we’re gearing up for a colorful fall foliage season in DINEcountry.  According to Yankee Magazine, wizards of New England fall foliage predictions,  we can look forward to  peak foliage coming … Read more

“Howl”ween fun in DINE country

Halloween cocktails at Deerfield InnnHalloween can be a popular holiday for getaways, and there’s plenty happening in #DINEcountry to warrant consideration for a howling great getaway.  Stay in one of our “boo”doirs and not only might you have the opportunity to sleep with a … Read more

Looking for a colorful fall day? You’ll find it in DINE country

A fall fog over Historic Deerfield, MaOne of the best things about Distinctive Inns of New England is no matter what kind of weather or setting you seek, you’ll find an inn set in a gorgeous location for enjoying the region around you!  Love the mountains?  … Read more

Pumped up about pumpkins

Right about now in #DINEcountry, we start getting really pumped up about pumpkin recipes.  From pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin Creme Brulee, DINE innkeepers have found ways to create fabulous pumpkin desserts that can be served for breakfast, lunch and … 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

Pie vs Crisp: Two great apple recipes

Apple recipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWe’re right in the heart of apple season in DINEcountry, and that means you’ll see plenty of appleishious recipes on the breakfast table and dinner menus at the 11 DINE member inns.  We asked innkeepers at Distinctive Inns … Read more

Eleven signs that summer is still going strong in DINE country

Over and over we hear our guests lament that this summer in particular went by way too quickly!  It went by so fast, in fact, that we’re out to prove that while Labor Day may be the unofficial end of … Read more

End of the summer news from DINE inns

Distinctive Inns websiteAs we approach the most colorful season of the year, and the leaves begin to change to their fall wardrobe, we at Distinctive Inns of New England are sporting a new look too! In case you have not visited DistinctiveInns.com Read more

Taking stock of the good things in life

It’s been a rough week for most Americans.  Whether directly or indirectly, each and every American can’t help but be impacted by the far-reaching effects and implications of the government for the greatest super power unable to agree.  We thought … Read more

Look what we have to look forward to

Fallfoliage2012-wreath at Camden Maine StayWe’re not quite to fall color yet, but before you know it, peak color will highlight your getaway to DINE country, and the sooner you make your reservation, the better your chances of getting the room you want.  … Read more

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

Fun Fall Fotos from DINE country

If you follow Distinctive Inns of New England on Facebook, you may have seen some of the gorgeous fall foliage photos posted this week.  We’re going to share some additional photos here.  Get ready to be psyched for your … Read more

Red Chair Travels to New Hampshire and Connecticut

As the DINE blog readers know, the Red Chair has been making its way on a journey to all the New England states.  Along the way, the Red Chair will stop at all eleven DINE member inns.  It started … Read more

Fine Fall DINEing

As days shorten and leaves turn color, we all tend to hunker down.  There’s nothing better than snuggling up to a crackling fire with feet up and soul mate beside you.  Of course, we’re biased, but the best place for … Read more