What happens at DINE meetings? Innkeepers smile

Twice a year the innkeepers and owners of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) meet to go over business, promotions and new ideas.  If your ears were burning earlier this week, they may have been talking about you … Read more “What happens at DINE meetings? Innkeepers smile”

Five things you’ve always wanted to know about innkeeping: DINE innkeepers answer

Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers at Chesterfield InnSo, you want to be an innkeeper when you retire?  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers hear it all the time.  It’s the image of merrily baking muffins, greeting guests with lively and interesting conversation, and making new … Read more “Five things you’ve always wanted to know about innkeeping: DINE innkeepers answer”

A day in the life of a DINE innkeeper – no Labor Day-off for them

While most enjoy a day of rest on Labor Day, innkeepers and staff at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are busy at work, making memories for their guests.  No rest for the weary at the DINE inns Read more “A day in the life of a DINE innkeeper – no Labor Day-off for them”

DINE innkeepers offer 150 years of innkeeping wisdom

DINE innkeepers gather at Rabbit Hill InnWe knew that the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) were owned and managed by an savvy bunch, but until we added up all their years of innkeeping experience, we didn’t realize the collective wisdom there was.  No wonder … Read more “DINE innkeepers offer 150 years of innkeeping wisdom”

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

Behind the scenes at a Distinctive Inns of New England meeting

Distinctive Inns of New England meetingIt’s difficult to know all that goes into making a New England Inn association successful.  It takes a hard working group of innkeepers, 12 distinctive and dedicated inns, and an esprit-de-corp dedicated to quality and professionalism. The Distinctive Inns Read more “Behind the scenes at a Distinctive Inns of New England meeting”

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 “Three travel predictions for inngoers in 2017”

What we love about inns and B&Bs

Innkeepers from Deerfield Inn and Chesterfield InnSubaru loves to talk about what they love to love about their cars.  This got us thinking about what we love to love about our inns and B&Bs.  The innkeepers at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) often … Read more “What we love about inns and B&Bs”

DINE inns get down to to the business of distinction

When we read the story entitled “What I Love About B&Bs” in the Washington Post, each of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England felt it was music to their ears.  We all happen to think the author, … Read more “DINE inns get down to to the business of distinction”