Things You Don’t See Everyday…

Here’s a post about some things you don’t see every day at the Brampton Inn

There’s something about  Independence Day that must really take a toll on people.  Especially when it falls on or near a weekend, it seems to be a time when folks like to pack in as much fun and activity as possible. At least that’s how it seems to us because the week following July 4th is historically one of the slowest business weeks of the year here.  We just assume everyone is tuckered out and back to the daily grind!

Knowing this, we sometimes plan for things that need doing when the inn is a little quieter.  For example, look at this…

Independence Day

Looks odd, doesn’t it?  Like a giant Tonka Toy that someone left out in our driveway.  We certainly wouldn’t do this when there’s a house full of people.  Michael had some maintenance issues to take care of (as he always does) way up on the top of the house and this was the only practical way of getting it done.

Here you can just see his head at the top of the bucket.  The man has unlimited energy (and a pretty good head of hair!  )

Roof Renovation

Always mindful of the lawn:

Renovations in summer

It just so happens that this was also the week that some local artists called up to ask if they could bring their en plein air  group to the inn to paint.  Since we only had a few guests here and they were only going to be in 2 or 3 cars, of course we said yes.  It was quite lovely to see them out there doing their thing; too bad there weren’t more people here to see it.  So here you go:

Artists on the green

Brampton Inn

Artist on the greenI particularly like this photo:  the ring of green around the artist makes his white shirt pop!

While we’ve missed having lots of guests this week, we’re certainly ready for the weekend, when we’ll be full again.  Bring it on!!!

Hope to see YOU here soon!



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Happy Independence Day from Star Spangled Banner Country!!

maryland fireworks

We hope that you are enjoying this 4th of July…regardless of the weather.

As the year speeds by, and folks get busier and busier, these holidays become more and more essential and a rare chance to unplug and connect with loved ones.

Our guests this Friday, July 4, will  have the opportunity for an old-fashioned social networking system: of the sit-around-the-campfire-and-shoot-the-breeze variety.  If you are among the lucky folks staying with us this weekend, be sure to ask at check-in about the festivities.  There will be complimentary snacks (the kind that you can cook on a stick!) and adult beverages on us as well.

maryland getaways

If the weather permits, we will have chairs available for fireworks viewing right on the property.  A private performance, just for you, with an opening act by the thousands of fireflies that get busy every evening as the sun goes down.


All this and more here in the land of pleasant living.

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New Pictures! New Adventures!

A few weeks ago we talked about some of the improvements and updates that we’d been working on over the winter at the Brampton Inn.  With these changes comes the need for new photographs.  Be sure to take a look at our website and check them out.  In addition to new pictures, there are also more pictures for each individual room’s description page. Each room or cottage has its own description page and a slide show of photos.  Even Squeaky makes an appearance in one of the new photos!

Renovations at Brampton Inn

We always look forward to these “photo shoot” days because the photographers just happen to be good friends of ours in addition to being good at what they do.  Mark Smith and Matthew Lovette of Jumping Rocks Photography are former inn owners who made the transition to photography specifically for the hospitality sector, and they know their stuff.   Our guests always mention how nice it is to find out that the room they’ve chosen is in fact as nice as the picture they saw online!

Plus, Mark and Matthew are just fun to be around.  It’s easy to get the models smiling with these two in charge!  Here they are posing in an interesting shot of the Blue Room bathroom…

Summer activities

Now you see them. . .

Remodeled website

. . . now you don’t!

While perusing our website, please check out another new addition: we’ve added an “Adventures” tab to  our page about packages.  This will interest you if you are the type of guest who wants a lot of activity during your stay.  Choose from golfing, bicycling, even a crabbing expedition.  It’s the summer time and that means getting out on the water. Rent our kayaks for the day.  Or if you’d prefer to have someone else do the work sailing charters are popular and we absolutely love our friends Mark and Suzanne of Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters out in Rock Hall.  There are lots of things to do this summer on the Eastern Shore.  Our “Plan Your Stay” tab on the website will give you all the info.  Or just give us a call; we’d love to help plan your getaway.

Happy Summer!




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