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
As 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
No aspects of travel will be quite the same in the aftermath of the Coronavirus…whenever the aftermath arrives. In the meantime, the entire travel industry is scrambling to re-open safely and carefully, including the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England… Read more
While re-opening dates vary from state to state throughout New England, soon the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be allowed to welcome guests back. During the initial stages of re-opening, state-ordered limitations will be strict, creating a new … Read more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered lodging in the six New England states. Since early April, lodging properties and restaurants have been closed per state orders. While the mandates have varied from state to state, all of the Distinctive Inns of … Read more
After nearly a month of social distancing and staying at home, we’re willing to bet that a little inspiration will go a long way. Just as Easter signals rebirth, so does springtime in New England. While all of the Distinctive … Read more
Ask any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers, and they’ll tell you that travelers love packages. By bundling meals and entertainment/adventure together, DINE inns create almost the same offerings as an all-inclusive New England resort. Packages … Read more
We took you on an armchair walk down our garden memory lane, offering a peek into spring gardens throughout DINE inns in last week’s blog article. This week, we’ll continue the tour in an effort to continue getting you … Read more
Just in case you missed the DINE newsletter, we thought we’d share news from Distinctive Inns of New England on our blog. Throughout the winter, DINE innkeepers have been busy updating and renovating rooms, grounds and baths throughout our 12 … Read more
New England is the capital of all things maple and ’tis the season for the sap to be running throughout DINEcountry. After the tough winter we’vew had the maple season got a late start due to colder-than-usual temps. The … Read more
It seems that Yahoo Travel is poking some fun at the B&B industry with its “True Confessions of a Fed up Innkeeper” articles. In a series of postings fictitious innkeepers, “Bob and Emily” are offering some inside scoop into the … Read more
This week, we're heading to Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts! While reading and photos help to give you an idea of the beauty of our gardens, seeing them in person is really the way to go. Have you planned your June getaway to any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England? Now is the time to come while days are warm, nights are cool (perfect for snuggling) and gardens are just beginning to bloom.
With an unusually cold winter and spring, the gardens at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are a bit behind, but Mother Nature played catch up for a few days recently and warm sunshine helped to make those gardens pop. Spring time has definitely come to Northern New England DINE inns, and summer is on it's way to reaching our Southern DINE members. Time to start planning your spring and summer getaways to DINEcountry!
While mint juleps might be the drink of the day during the Kentucky Derby, this delicious pie will hold up as the "other" official dish of the Derby! Coming to you from the Chesterfield Inn, be sure to add a piece of this to your Derby party this year.
If you are not yet following Distinctive Inns on Facebook, start now. Simply click here and "like" the page. You'll not only find ways to win free stays and other prizes, but we promise to delight you with our Monday Morning Ha-Ha cartoons and our Wine Wednesday missives. It's a lot of fun to follow DINE on Facebook. You'll be the first to know deal alerts and last-minute availability announcements for your quick romantic New England getaways! And you'll have the chance to solve our Mystery Photo contest too.
This year we thought we'd offer an idea brought to us from Cliffside Inn for colorful dyed deviled eggs. You've purchased that extra dozen eggs to dye with the kids and grandkids. How about decorating with half the dozen and enjoying a colorful spring treat for the table with the other half?
Here's a step-by-step guide for dying then deviling eggs.
In our last two DINE blog entries, we visualized spring via a collection of flower photos. For a short moment it helped us forget the snow outside our windows. Slowly but surely Old Man Winter himself is even growing weary, … Read more
Throughout New England birds are returning, tiny buds are beginning to show, and spring getaways to romantic New England inns are on the mind. Each of the 11 DINE inns are ready to welcome travelers with everything from outdoor getaways to culinary capers. Even if you don't see spring in your backyard, we're making it easy to see it in ours. Just visualizing spring and summer gardens puts spring in our steps and a smile on our faces. We hope it does the same for you!