Ideas for New England Winter Fun at Grafton Inn, Vermont

Grafton Inn guest roomOnce again we’re delving into the five best things to do in the winter at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  One by one we’re doing a deep dive into each of the nine DINE inns to offer wonderful … Read more

Meet the Chefs: Executive Chef Cal Hingston, Grafton Inn

Grafton Inn-outside diningTechnically, we started the Meet the Chefs series back in February with a description of the all-female “badass” kitchen staff at the Gateways Inn back in February.  Then the pandemic hit, and we had to put our chef series … Read more

Meet the Innkeeper: Angela Comstock of Grafton Inn

Angela Comstock, Innkeeper at Grafton InnSpend any amount of time at the Grafton Inn and you will certainly have the good fortune to meet the innkeeper, Angela Comstock.  You’ll recognize her by the broad smile on her face and the friendly welcome.  Whether engaging with … Read more

8 Lessons learned from a Red Chair

The Red Chair, has finally made its way to all of the Distinctive Inns of New England.  As we followed it from one DINE inn to another, we realized that many lessons could be learned from the wise … Read more

The Red Chair visits Rhode Island and Maine

We’ve been following the exploits of the Red Chair ever since it visited the Captain’s House Inn last spring.  If you’re just tuning into this story now, the Red Chair says “move aside, Flat Stanley, I’m the new icon on … Read more

Celebrate Ice Cream Month with Ice Cream Recipes from Distinctive Inns

Last week we blogged about great places to enjoy ice cream when vacationing at one of the ten Distinctive Inns of New England.  We offered the inside scoop on ice cream tours and must-try ice cream shops.  This week, … Read more

Ten great ways to cool off as you DINE this summer

Rain rain go away, come again another day.  As we move into July, we expect the rain to wane (hey! We’re poets!) and the temps to rise for perfect summer travel in  New England.  We also know that this is … Read more

Wine and DINE Mom this Mother’s Day

She’s there for the kids; she’s there for you 365 days a year.  Without Mom, your life simply wouldn’t be complete.  Whether she’s the grandmother to your kids, the mother-in-law to you or the love of your life to your … Read more

See how our gardens grow

Spring sprang early this year, and after a dry April, May showers continue to bring beautiful flowers in and around DINE member inns.  Since a picture tells a thousand words, we thought we’d bring a breath of sunshine, budding flowers … 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