Three great ways to beat the blizzard blues in DINE country

Old Man Winter has been in high gear, revving up the snow engines while sending the thermometer plunging. From blizzards to polar vortex temps, New England’s winter has been marked with near-records.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have … Read more

Advice for staying warm when New England weather turns cold

Rabbit Hill Inn, VermontOld Man Winter has returned and turned the heat down with vengeance throughout New England.  Yet, don’t let the thermometer stop you from taking that romantic winter getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  After … Read more

2017 is the year of distinctive inns travel

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelWant to be a gazillionaire?  Go on vacation, says Catharine Hamm, Travel Editor at the LA Times.  In her article entitled Will 2017 will be the year of magical travel? Hamm points out that the ideas for Instagram and Dropbox … Read more

A compendium of soup recipes: winter comfort food from Distinctive Inns

Nothing warms us up better on a chilly day than a steaming bowl of soup.  It’s what’s for dinner on many New England tables as the Polar Freeze keeps us in its grip.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New EnglandRead more

INNside or out, we have you covered in DINEcountry this winter

Rabbit Hill Inn porchOh baby, it’s cold outside.  And this winter there have been days after a new snowfall when it’s wonderful to be outside, walking through the woods beneath new snowfall.  Other times, it’s just too cold.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of Read more

Get inspired by DINE decorations

We know innkeepers are harbingers of hospitality and fabulous foodies, but did you know they are also distinctive decorators too?  When it comes to the holidays, the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England pull out all the decorating stops.  Whether … Read more

Oh baby, it's cold outside: Great ideas for winter warm ups

The outdoor temperatures throughout New England may be hitting a winter low, but inside the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, life is aglow. From hot tea to crackling fires, we're celebrating winter with romantic New England getaways, spa vacations and more. Mother Nature just delivered a winter package of snow at all 11 DINE inns, so this is the month to get out and enjoy winter fun, then come back in for the perfect warm up!

Celebrate National Pancake Month with Ricotta Pancakes

While Shrove Tuesday has passed (it was February 12, 2013), we still celebrate Pancake Month in the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England by sharing a few tried and true recipes for your perfect New England getaway.