Travel trends of 2022 and beyond – Are you a “redefined traveler”?

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelThe pandemic put a kibosh on travel, and we all know the relief among travelers once they felt free to roam once again. While Covid still remains a concern among travelers, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will testify … Read more

Don’t forget to pack these items for the perfect DINE getaway

Packing quoteWhile we think that every getaway to the Distinctive Inns of New England is as perfect as it can be, these five essential items will ensure that you have everything you could ever need. Just like your affection for your … Read more

Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of DINE country

Hearts on the beachWith story after story of breaking news hitting us with tragedy and heartbreak this week, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) want to offer some solace to those suffering through so much bad news. It’s easy to lose track … Read more

Best spring and summer packages and enhancements from Massachusetts inns

Purple lilacs on a desk at Deerfield InnWith warm weather and May flowers comes the spring itch to travel.  We’ve surveyed the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) for their most popular and well loved packages and enhancements.  Some of the ideas they offered will … Read more

DINE inns buck inflation and offer guests $50 toward their next stay

Sample DINE $50 Reward CerticateWhen is the last time your hotel or vacation rental handed you $50 toward your next stay on your way out the door?  The  Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are betting that doesn’t happen very often. Yet, while other … Read more

DINE’s looking for a few good inns

DINE members photo 2022Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) is poised to expand its membership.  One of the oldest and established inn associations in the Eastern United States, DINE celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, and is now carefully seeking interested inns … Read more

Nine fine ways to celebrate Mom in DINE country this Mother’s Day – Part II

Mother's Day greetingIn Part I of our series on how to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we offered ideas from four of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  This week, we’ll fill in the full nine fine ways to tell Mom … Read more

Four great ways to ensure high gas prices won’t ruin your getaway

gas tank with moneyIt’s no secret that gas prices are at an all-time high, but they don’t have to spoil your plans for that special getaway to any of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). According to USA Today, as of … Read more

Perfect Date Night ideas and deals from DINE inns in Maine and Connecticut – Part I

couples holding handsValentine’s Day was just a warmup.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are dedicated to creating the perfect date night throughout the month of February and March.  Don’t let the flame flicker out just because the holiday of hearts … Read more

3 ways DINE inns can support your new year resolutions

New year's resolution listJanuary is the year of resolutions, and we at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) understand those can be tough to uphold.  It’s easy to make new year’s resolutions; the tough part is fulfilling them. Even tougher is when you … Read more

What we can learn about travel from Betty White’s secrets

For nearly 100 years, Betty White inspired the people who surrounded her with optimism, smiles and her iconic good nature.  Everyone knew and loved Betty White and related to her wholesome “fun lady” characters played on TV.  The innkeepers at … Read more

Isn’t it time to be inspired again?

Quote about hopeTravel planning has been on hold for many for so long it’s hard to remember what it felt like to anticipate that next trip to one of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  While summer felt like a time … Read more

When is it safe to travel?

Tavel safe graphicAs vaccinations roll out, and CDC guidance tells us that vaccinated adults can feel safe gathering in smaller groups, all travelers’ eyes are turning toward Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  While each of the New England states are still … Read more

DINE’s unique Christmas carol mix

Grafton Inn Vermont fireplaceAs we careen toward the holidays, the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England find themselves humming Christmas carols as they go about the day.  However, we often hear a unique set of lyrics coming from the 10 DINE inns,Read more

Three things that make DINE innkeepers grateful this holiday season

Appreciate what you haveThere’s a graphic circulating around social media that says “This holiday season, it’s not about what you want, it’s about appreciating what  you have.” If there was ever year filled with wants and appreciation it would be 2020. While many … Read more

A compendium of quarantine distractions from Distinctive Inns of New England

Groundhog with signIt’s amazing to think back just a little more than two months ago to Groundhog Day when the most important prediction in our lives was how many more weeks of winter we’d have to endure. And even when March came … Read more

A message of caring from Distinctive Inns of New England

Connections via handsCoronavirus has crept its way into every moment of our lives.  From TV, newspaper, radio and online messaging to the very lifestyle we’re all now adapting to, the new normal is anything but normal.  Yet, despite the psychic whiplash we … Read more

Congratulations and farewell to 2 DINE innkeeping couples

With the new year come new innkeepers in the Distinctive Inns of New England‘s (DINE) ranks. We bid a bittersweet farewell to Erik and Sarah Lindblom of the Captain Jefferds Inn and to James and Jill Meyer of the … Read more

Advice for 2020 from DINE inns: Take the trip!

2020 logoAs we close out 2019, we can’t help but think about goals and plans for 2020. After all, it’s not just the end of a year, but the conclusion of a decade.  This is the year to make important new … Read more

Twas the night before Christmas in DINE country

Twas the holiday season and all through the distinctive inns

The innkeepers were stirring, sweeping and mixing the gin (and tonics)

 

The guests were all nestled all snug in the parlors and rooms.

And at dining room tables enjoying … Read more