Pete Biolsi, Mondo Mediaworks
Beth Steucek, New England Inns & Resorts Association
About New England Inns & Resorts Association
Founded in 1907 by owners of B&Bs, hotels, inns and resorts in the New England region, the New England Inns & Resorts Association is comprised of over 250 properties, many of which are rated four-diamond by AAA and four-star by Mobil Travel Guide. Several properties are also members of Historic Hotels of America. The association’s website, www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com, has long been a rich resource for consumers and is now providing even more convenience with its new Quick Reservations Widget that searches all member room availability for one-stop comparison shopping and booking directly from the site. Visitors to the site can go to the home page under “Quick Reservations” and type in their criteria and see all available rooms and rates.
In addition to featuring value-rich packages for consumers, the association is also well known for offering attractively packaged gift certificates, which are available in any denomination and can be purchased online or by calling the association directly at 1-603-964-6689.
Current Press Releases
Valentine’s Day Getaways for the Anti-Romantics
New England Inns and Resorts offer a bevy of untraditional getaways and packages for the not-so-mushy
Does the idea of spending Valentine’s Day lounging in silken garments on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace make you cringe? Would you choose zip-lining in the treetops with your Valentine over a fancy French restaurant any day? Then you, my friend, are an anti-romantic. And there are plenty of New England inns and resorts with special packages tailored for you and your lover’s unique style. Read More
Host Your Next Family Reunion at a Family-Run Resort
New England's family operated inns and resorts handle the details of your next family reunion
NORTH HAMPTON, NH — At this time of year, families are always saying “we should get together more often.” Make good on those promises in 2014 and organize the crew for a New England family reunion, leaving the details in the capable hands of a family-run inn or resort. With generations of experience hosting reunions, family-run properties can design a package to accommodate any family, large or small. Read More
“Thanksgivukkah Survival Guide” for Holiday Travelers Unveiled
New England Inns & Resorts Association members provide privacy, relaxation and sanity to curb holiday woes
NORTH HAMPTON, NH (October 29, 2013) — The approaching holiday season marks a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of celebrations. With the first day of Hanukkah falling on Thanksgiving this year — and less than one month before Christmas — party hosts and holiday travelers alike are in for a rare multiplicity of stress-inducing scenarios. In an effort to maintain ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ New England Inns & Resorts has assembled a Thanksgivukkah Survival Guide to curb anxiety and avert mid-holiday meltdowns.
“Family gatherings can be stressful enough on their own,” says Beth Steucek, New England Inns & Resorts Association CEO, “we could all use a little help to weather the perfect storm of holidays that’s in store this year. Innkeepers and resort owners are seasoned pros at managing a high volume of individual needs year-round. Their cool temperament and relaxing accommodations provide a perfect retreat from pre-, mid-, and post-holiday stresses.”
A good night’s sleep is a luxury during the holiday season, but guests of the Colonnade Hotel will have no trouble counting sheep in the comfort of Boston’s premier boutique hotel in Back Bay. Their Thanksgivukkah Survival Package includes complimentary afternoon turndown service, a relaxing cool gel eye mask and a soothing cup of chamomile tea — the makings of a restorative slumber. In the morning, awake just long enough for complimentary breakfast at the award-winning Brasserie Jo restaurant, then indulge in a midday nap before a late checkout at 2 p.m.
Holiday hosts deserve special pampering. Luckily, the Holiday Spa and Shop Weekend at Vermont’s Essex Resort & Spa is a perfect getaway for girlfriends looking to unwind, while checking some holiday prep off the to-do list. Pair accommodations for two nights with daytime fun, including a $300 credit for spa treatments (per person), a Holiday Hors D'oeuvres & Desserts cooking class, complimentary make-up consultations and shuttle service to Burlington's Church Street Marketplace for holiday shopping.
Need a respite from awkward family moments and the in-laws this year? Book a New England Thanksgiving Package at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in the heart of the Berkshires. One-night accommodations on Wednesday, November 27 or Thursday, November 28 give the whole family a chance to relax and leave the cooking, carving and cleaning to the pros. Enjoy a bountiful buffet dinner featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare, a full country buffet breakfast, and full use of the Spa at Cranwell (starting at $204 per person, based on double occupancy). Children under 16 stay free when sharing a room with an adult.
Click here to see a full list of New England inns and resorts with Thanksgivukkah Survival Guide packages.
New England Inns & Resorts Selects Mondo Mediaworks to Lead 2014 Marketing Program
Lodging association taps Vermont basedagency for fresh online marketing strategy. New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA) announced today the hiring of a Vermont based marketing agency for 2014. Mondo Mediaworks, which specializes in content development for the web, has been selected to direct an innovative marketing and public relations plan to promote NEIRA and its members within the travel market. A contract start date has been fasttracked for October 1, 2013. Read More
Leaf Peepers Have a One-Stop-Shop Resource at New England Inns & Resorts
The Region’s Best Collection of Foliage Packages Can Be Found through NEIRA
North Hampton, NH (August 5, 2013) – Jeepers, Creepers it’s the season for Peepers! New England is the quintessential foliage peeping destination, known for its vibrant colors, as well as the cool, crisp autumn weather. Add to that perfect fall activities like corn mazes, pumpkin picking, cider making, hay rides and more – and you have the perfect fall escape. New England Inns & Resorts has a getaway for everyone and offers a terrific resource for finding the best packages and fall foliage deals in the region. Read More.
New England Inns & Resorts “Last Call for Lobster”
NEIRA Members Provide Their Best Lobster Experiences – Dining and Otherwise – Before the Lobster Boats Dock for the Season!
North Hampton, NH (July 18, 2013) – No New England summer experience would be complete without lobster. Whether its lobster fishing, lobster festivals or just a good old fashioned lobster dinner with all the trimmings, this iconic crustacean symbolizes New England the world over. This summer New England Inns & Resorts has put out Last Call for Lobster packages that make a one-stop-shop for all the region’s best lobster experiences. Last Call for Lobster Packages can only be found collectively at www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com - no other website can offer such a wide range of packages and information in one central location. Read More.
New England and the Solo Traveler: Perfect Together
NEIRA Members Embrace the Solo Traveler with Packages Geared Towards the Solo Market
North Hampton, NH (June 12, 2013) - The solo traveler is catching the attention of the travel industry! Gone are the days that those who choose to travel alone are penalized with a dreaded “single supplement” and instead resorts and hotels are wooing solos with great deals and incentives. It is estimated that more than 11% of all U.S. travelers are traveling alone and New England is the perfect place for solo travelers with so many options and activities. This summer the New England Inns & Resorts Association has collected wonderful packages for solo travelers that will entice them to come and explore all the wonderful joys of the region. Read More.
What’s BrewINN in New England?
NEIRA Members Offer Beer Enthusiasts Unique Brewing and Beer Making Getaways!
North Hampton, NH (April 17, 2013) – The craft beer movement is booming all over New England, making it a perfect destination for beer and brewing enthusiasts. New England Inns & Resorts has numerous members that either have their own breweries or pubs or have tapped into the local craft beer movement to share these wonderfully local beers with their guests. From touring, to tasting to making, these packages will thrill even the most basic beer lovers. Read More
NEW ENGLAND INNS & RESORTS ASKS WHAT ARE THE BEST PLACES TO KISS IN NEW ENGLAND?
New England Inns & Resorts Asks Facebook Fans to Vote!
North Hampton, NH (February 4, 2013) – From iconic lighthouses to historic rocks to scenic mountaintops, what could be more romantic than the history, charm and scenery of classic New England? With that in mind and Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, New England Inns & Resorts polled it’s more than 200 members to find their opinion of the most ideal places for lovers to kiss throughout the region. These spots are well-known for their romantic nature and have seen many a kiss or even marriage proposal and will surely see many more in the future. All of the entries from members are now on Facebook and available for fans to vote upon until February 14th! Read More.
New England Inns & Resorts Offers Leaf Peepers Amazing Escapes
A variety of packages for Autumn getaways that will make visitors “fall” in love with New England!
North Hampton, NH (September 5, 2012) – It’s “the” season in New England: Autumn. As the weather turns crisp and cool, the trees become the main attraction, drawing leaf peepers from all over to view the amazing scenery. Add to that the corn mazes, pumpkin patches, cider mills, hay rides and apple orchards – and you have the perfect fall getaway. New England Inns & Resorts has a getaway for everyone and offers a terrific resource for viewing the best packages and fall foliage deals in the region. These Fall Foliage packages can only be found collectively at www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com - no other website can offer such a wide range of packages and information in one central location. Read More
New England Inns & Resorts Announces a NEW Online Group Function Planning Tool
Groups from 10 to 200 can search all six New England States for a one-stop-shop experience!
North Hampton, NH (August 2012) – New England Inns & Resorts, a collection of over 200 distinctive, independently owned and operated lodging properties, announces a new, online tool for groups planning a New England getaway. The new online tool, which can be found at www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com/groups, is designed to easily assist group planners in researching and submitting a request to all inns and resorts that meet their needs in one fell swoop. Be it a weeklong motor coach tour through the region, a ski group weekend getaway, or a family reunion, New England Inns & Resorts has the easiest way to source the perfect accommodations for groups numbering 10-200. Read More
New England Inns & Resorts Debuts a Free Mobile App
North Hampton, NH (July 5, 2012) – Road Warriors and New England lovers rejoice! Now available for download is the FREE New England Inns & Resorts Mobile App which allows users to explore New England Inns & Resorts' unique collection of over 200 properties. Guests can search by town and state, use the Map feature to find properties in close proximity to their current location, access exclusive lodging deals and book or call to make a reservation right from the app! It’s an easy way for travelers to carry New England Inns with them for the easiest access possible. Read More
New England Inns & Resorts Rev Up New England’s Taste Buds with Summer Culinary Experiences
Something for everyone with the focus on FOOD!
North Hampton, NH (May 14, 2012) – Culinary travel is hotter than ever and New England is one of the best places to experience the gourmet treats from the land and sea. As such, New England Inns & Resorts has compiled the best their members have to offer in this arena - everything from a farm-to-fork weekend to taking a culinary herb tour to a rambling motorcycle tour with a chef. These Culinary Packages can only be found collectively at www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com - no other website can offer such a wide range of packages and information in one central location. Read More
INNrich Your Next Vacation with New England Inns & Resorts Association’s INNrichment Packages
NEIRA Members Offer “INN”riching packages for couples, families and friends!
North Hampton, NH (March 7, 2012) – This spring and summer it’s all about INNrichment at New England Inns & Resorts Association! NEIRA’s members have so many terrific and unique INNrichment opportunities we’ve compiled them in one spot to make sure that those who want to experience the best of New England can INNrich their vacation to the maximum! The INNRichment packages offer life enhancing experiences such as lobster fishing, surfing, chef training, art classes, horseback riding and more. These terrific deals can only be found collectively at www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com - no other website can offer such a wide range of packages and information in one central location. Read More
Romance Packages: In New England, Romance isn’t just for Valentine’s Day!
North Hampton, NH (January 19, 2012) – Whether it’s sitting by the fire with a glass of wine or getting a couples massage while it snows gently outside, New England has some of the most romantic inns, hotels and B&B’s anywhere. Some of the wonderfully enticing and romantic elements to the value-added packages below include sleigh rides in the snow, hot tubs for two, savory and sweet culinary delights, champagne, fireside dining and even a package that includes diamond jewelry! These terrific deals and offerings can only be found collectively at www.NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com - no other website can offer such a wide range of packages and information in one central location. Read More
Giveback Getaways: New England Inns & Resorts members are not only some of the best accommodations in New England, they are also those with the biggest hearts! This year the association has collected packages which “giveback” to the community by incorporating an element of charity. So not only do travelers get a great vacation, they will also feel good about doing it! Read More
Ghoulish Getaways: Travelers in search of a spooky good time this Halloween need look no further to find the region’s best offerings. Ghoulish events such as “The Ghosts & Legends Tour,” “A Halloween Murder Mystery” ... Read More
Hurricane Irene Update
Bucket List Travel Packages: Let’s face it – only two things are certain in life and one of them is that we won’t be around forever! This fact has spurred the Experiential Travel trend – or as New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA) likes to call it – Bucket List Travel. We’ve collected over 20 packages from our members that can help travelers fulfill a long-time desire such as Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Chef for a Day, Innkeeper for a Day, Lobster Fisherman for a day, Hot Air Ballooning, Farmhand for a day and much, much more! Guests can even learn the arcane sport of Axe Throwing at one of our Inns – how is that for bragging rights? Read More
Fun and Festive Holiday Deals: The holidays are quickly approaching and travelers are beginning to plan their vacations to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! This year, the New England Inns and Resorts Association (NEIRA) is offering visitors an array of holiday-themed packages from shopping and sleigh rides to snowshoeing and cross country skiing to spa treatments and Christmas tree hunting to the perfect way to ring in 2011 ...Read More
Packages with Freebies Let’s face it, no matter what their budget is, travelers are still looking to get the most for their travel dollars. And who doesn’t love a bargain? Whether it’s free nights, meal vouchers, free upgrades or free golf...Read More
Mud & Maple: To celebrate the annual “mud & maple season” in New England, members of the New England Inns & Resorts Association are offering creative vacation packages that will invite travelers to experience this unique time of year...Read More
Summer Family Vacations: Whether it’s aquariums, scenic boat rides, exciting water and adventure parks, kids’ camps or general adventure seeking, there is something for everyone... Read More