Three ways DINE inns offer vacations that are all about you

hotel check inRecently we at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have been hearing commercials on the radio about how Westin Hotels offer stays “all about you”.  We in the innkeeping world find the notion of a hotel chain, with hundreds of … Read more

No resort fees here: DINE inns offer amenity-filled getaways

DINE inns filled with amenities, not crowded seatsWhen asked about hidden hotel and airline fees Peter Greenberg, A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter, producer, and Travel Editor for CBS News ,says “Welcome to the home of the brave—and the land of the fee.”  In his Travel Tip article … Read more

FAQs for first-time inngoers: Busting the B&B myths

Couple enjoying puzzle at Rabbit Hill InnToo often we in the B&B industry hear that travelers don’t choose to stay at inns because they don’t want to have to talk to anyone, or they’re afraid they’ll have to sit at a breakfast table with strangers and … Read more

When is an inn not an inn?

With so many lodging choices for travelers, the lines have blurred between all the options.  And it’s no wonder.  Hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Knights Inn and Mictrotel Inns call themselves inns, but they’re not.  A shared room in someone’s … Read more

Hold the gluten, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us

Captain Jefferds Inn heart shaped cookiesWhat’s the difference between a New England vacation rental or hotel and Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)?  Probably the largest difference you’ll see is the level of hospitality.  Another obvious difference between New England hotels and Distinctive Inns of … Read more

Tea & Sympathy – It’s what innkeepers do

By Marti Mayne

RecenDonn and friends visit on the porch at Rabbit Hill Inntly each of the Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers were asked to profile the amenities offered at each of their eleven New England inns. As we’ve outlined in previous DINE blog entries, the added … Read more