One Tank Romantic Getaways to New England – Part IV – The Berkshires

Over the past month, we’ve been celebrating the lowest summer gas prices in years with a blog series on one-tank romantic getaways to the Distinctive Inns of New England.  Each week we featured a few of the 12 member Read more

One tank romantic getaways to New England Distinctive Inns – Part II – Marblehead, MA to Camden, ME

Last week we talked about how AAA had declared a 12-year low for gas prices at the beginning of the summer.  Since this is the summer for road trips, we’re exploring all the fun one-tank inn-to-inn romantic escapes.  In Part … Read more

Don’t miss summer attractions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

As August approaches, we can’t help but think how quickly summer will be over.  August is prime time for outdoor fun and romantic getaways in New England and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are ready to welcome … Read more

Hot days call for cool fruity dessert ideas from Distinctive inns

It’s finally beginning to really feel like summer in DINE country.  Warm days and nights call for cool desserts filled with fresh fruit of the season, and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be serving up … Read more

Brexit implies closer to home summer getaways to DINE country

The Sun, Brexit voteUp until today, the looming Brexit vote was more or less an abstraction for American travelers.  Many thought of it as a preoccupation for those across the pond, but not anything we here in the states would need to worry … Read more

Summer 2016: Time for a Distinctive Inns road trip

Road trip graphiAccording to all the travel pundits, 2016 is supposed to be the year of the road trip, perfect timing for romantic New England getaways and outdoor exploration.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are excited to learn … Read more

Find your bucket list adventure in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Moonrise over Niantic BayThis is the last in our series about finding bucket list adventure in DINE country.  Over the past few weeks we’ve presented the ultimate bucket list ideas for fun and adventure at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New Read more

Bucket list adventures in Vermont

Bucket ListWe’ve been blogging about all the great summer adventure you’ll find when visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Our series started with adventures in Massachusetts, then moved to soft and not-so-soft activities and fun in New Read more

What’s new at Distinctive Inns of New England – Part II

Last week we shared news of what’s new at our Northern inns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  With so much news about new additions and ever changing features at our12 inns, it takes two blog posts to share … Read more

How our gardens grow and fires glow

Last week our blog took us to some of the best porches for the newest sport in DINE country – porch sitting. If you missed it then, click here to learn all about this new pursuit which we help you … Read more

Porch sitting, the newest sport in DINE country

The dog days of summer are upon us in DINE country, and we thought we’d bring you an armchair view of what’s happening at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). From patio or porch dining and from … Read more

Get ready for a red, white and blueberry breakfast

Berry Stuffed French Toast from Cliffside InnThe best part about summer is all the fresh produce and fruit you find locally in DINEcountry. And the innkeepers at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) delight in not only being able to purchase and use … Read more

Why you should keep a penny in the freezer when you visit DINEcountry

frozen pennyFrom time to time, we like referencing other blogs.  We thought this one was a particularly good one, helping you to prepare for your next DINE getaway.  Coming to us from TravelingMom.com, this advice will help you to prepare

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A preview of Distinctive Inns of New England summer gardens – Part II

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

End of the summer news from DINE inns

Distinctive Inns websiteAs we approach the most colorful season of the year, and the leaves begin to change to their fall wardrobe, we at Distinctive Inns of New England are sporting a new look too! In case you have not visited DistinctiveInns.com Read more

Millennials love DINE inns

When we in DINEcountry consider the kinds of travelers we appeal to, we’re often surprised to find that more and more younger travelers are being attracted to our 11 distinctive inns. While Baby Boomer travelers still represent the lion’s share of those who choose inns and B&Bs over hotels and vacation rentals, we're realizing that our 11 inns have increasing appeal to the millennial traveler.

Celebrate July Ice Cream Month by DINEing

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream especially in July as the country celebrates National Ice Cream month. Throughout DINE country guests of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are enjoying the sweet life with some cool creamy treats. From ice cream tours to homemade ice cream served for dinner, you’ll find scrumptious ice cream treats on the breakfast and dinner table at DINE inns.

Best wishes for a great July 4th weekend

While we're hoping that your long July 4th weekend can be spent at one of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, we know that for some July 4th means backyard picnics and community fireworks displays! As Tropical Storm Arthur bears down on the Coastal parts of DINEcountry, we're keeping our fingers crossed that no matter if you're inside or outside, your July 4th weekend will be sunny, bright and red, white and blue!

Foodie Fun:  A  New Hampshire to Vermont DINEtinerary

While all DINE member inns serve up fabulous food for breakfast and some also offer dinner too, the Manor on Golden Pond and the Rabbit Hill Inn offer an ideal itinerary for those who define a great vacation by fab food. Close to one another, an itinerary that includes Rabbit Hill Inn and Manor On Golden Pond offers foodies specialized classes, fun food tours and the chance to sample exquisite dining in both of the inns’ dining rooms too. Both Manor on Golden Pond and Rabbit Hill Inn offer four diamond dining, afternoon tea, very special breakfasts and unique food activities and experiences.

Summer updates and news from DINE inns

As we move closer and closer to the first day of summer, we wanted to share some tidbits of news from the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England. From new and blooming gardens to renovated guest rooms, entertainments and a significant birthday here and there, there's plenty of news to tell. For those seeking the perfect romantic New England vacation destination this summer or just a little getaway, the Distinctive Inns of New England are ready and waiting with welcoming hospitality and some new offerings to go with it!