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

DINE inns open the door to 2022

New Year's eve celebrations at DINE innsAs the calendar turns from 2021 to 2022, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) get ready to open the door to a new year.  Perhaps nothing is more evocative of hospitality than a welcoming door to one of ten Read more

Ode to the holidays from DINE inns

Merry Christmas bannerAs we close in on Christmas 2021, the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) can’t help but break into song as they watch the festivities unfold at their inns.  Guests from throughout the country have chosen to stay … Read more

Five reasons to choose DINE vs Mom and Dad’s sofa this holiday season

couple sitting on sofa There’s nothing better than home for the holidays, unless of course that involves sleepless nights sharing the sofa with Mom and Dad’s cat. Instead, let the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) be home away from home. Spend all the … Read more

Three good reasons to give the gift of a DINE getaway this holiday season

Holiday packageThe Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have the answer to that quandary for what to get the boss, your employees or your mother-in-law who has everything but praise for you. This holiday season, give the gift of getaway, and … Read more

DINE inns offer quintessential holiday experiences – Part III – in Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut

Holiday planter at Chesterfield InnFor weeks we’ve focused on the fabulous Hallmark experiences the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) offer to those seeking that quintessential New England holiday setting.  We started with the beautiful experiences offered by inns in Maine. Next we … Read more

No skimpflation during your DINE getaway

Less is more graphicThe term “shrinkflation”, a term for spending more and getting less, was coined in a recent NPR article. The article portends, “It’s a situation where we’re paying the same or more for services, but they kinda suck compared Read more

The evolution of DINE marketing

Frustration witih computerBy Marti Mayne

Earlier this week, Facebook went down for hours  As if that’s not bad enough for millions of Distinctive Inns of New England’s friends, Instagram, Whats app and others in the Facebook wheelhouse went down too. For … 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

Tips for safe inn travel during fall 2021

Rabbit Hill Inn room view

Fall is one of the favorite times of year for the guests of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  The days are sunny and warm, nights are crisp and the colors have already just started to change in part of … Read more

What to expect on your next DINE getaway

Couple taking a road trip to a DINE innAs we move farther into spring, the ten Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are hearing the loud cry from travelers ready to hit the road once again.  Study after study of traveler sentiment have proven there’s plenty of pent … Read more

Spotlight on Camden Maine Stay Inn in Camden, Maine

Camden Maine Stay InnToday we will shine the light on the Camden Maine Stay Inn on the Mid-Coast of Maine.  We’ve created this spotlight series to offer up-close and personal views of what make the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) so special … Read more

Confessions of a masked traveler

Rabbit holds toilet paperBy Marti Mayne

It’s been well over a year since I left New England and the confines of Northern New England. As the administrator of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) I was in the process of visiting all … 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

Spotlight on The Deerfield Inn, Historic Deerfield, MA

Deerfield Inn, holiday decorThroughout our series, we’ve created profiles of DINE members.  Today we will focus on the Historic Deerfield Inn, located within a living museum offering insight into colonial America.  We’re delighted to have created spotlights on each of the Distinctive Inns Read more

Spotlight on Grafton Inn, Grafton, VT

Grafton Inn winterTo date we’ve had the opportunity to spotlight three of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) on the DINE blog. We started our series with a focus on the Manor on Golden Pond. Next in line was an article … Read more

Spotlight on Chesterfield Inn

Chesterfield Inn holiday decorWe are moving into week three of our series spotlighting each of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)  Each week we hope to offer some insight into what makes the ten DINE inns so special. We’ll explore their history, … Read more

Spotlight on Rabbit Hill Inn

Rabit Hill Inn - winter Last week we started a series on the blog focused on spotlighting members of Distinctive Inn of New England (DINE). The series started with a spotlight on the Manor on Golden Pond, offering inside tips on “the mystery of … Read more

Spotlight on: Manor on Golden Pond

Manor on Golden Pond - springThis January, as the pandemic sadly rages on, travelers are spending time dreaming of their next Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) getaway rather than planning it.  The ten DINE inns understand that for now, imagining your next visit to … Read more