Fall Wine Tasting Special

As this particular August comes to an end, it’s hard to imagine that we even had a summer: the weather this year has been so unbelievably, and unseasonably, cool and pleasant, that it feels like fall already!  Yes, autumn is indeed just around the corner.

With almost every weekend in September and October booked already, we’d like to take a minute to remind folks of what a good idea it is to get away mid-week, or Sunday through Thursday.  We’ve blogged about that before, but it bears repeating:  there are lots of reasons to visit the Brampton during the week.

This fall, we’ve added yet another reason: Our September and October Local Winery Special: Stay two nights Sunday through Thursday and we will give you TWO tickets to TWO wine tastings and tours at our TWO local Kent County Maryland wineries.

We’ve blogged about the wineries before too, but if you didn’t know Maryland wine tasting existed, don’t worry, here’s a link that explains it all, including this map:

Maryland wine tasting map

14 wineries on the Eastern Shore alone; now the trick is figuring out which one pairs best with steamed crabs. . .

Happy tasting!!












The Eastern Shore of Maryland is home to small but prize winning wineries. We are happy to be able to offer our new September and October mid-week Special that includes two complimentary tickets for a wine tasting tour at each of these two local wineries.

Cassinelli Winery and Vineyards  about 20 minutes South of Brampton.


Crow Farm and Vineyard about 20 minutes North of Brampton.

Enjoy this $36 saving, Sunday through Thursday. Must stay 2 nights.

For a complete list of wineries on the Easter Shore click here.

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Great Photo Opportunities Abound at the Brampton!

chestertown marylandChestertown Maryland:  Big Sky Country??

That’s what it seems like sometimes. The blue sky goes on forever, with the green and gold fields keeping up the pace.  It really is so beautiful around our Chestertown bed and breakfast that something in nature is forever catching the eye.

It could be the rainbows on the dining room walls created by sunlight hitting the  crystals on the chandelier.  Or it might be the way the light is filtered through the leaves on the beech tree creating an almost supernatural glow on the folks getting married under it.

Even a thunder storm can be a thing of beauty, if you’re watching it from the safety and confines of our covered porch!

Birds of all kinds are always putting on a show, in competition with the fireflies’ display. Dragonflies and butterflies are flitting all over the place; so many different species we’ve lost count.

And honestly, when is the last time you saw a young praying mantis drinking out of a cat’s water bowl?  That was a first for us!

maryland bed and breakfast

Not to be outdone, Squeaky the inn cat and his (not completely wild) sidekick  Soda Pop are often out and about pretending not to strike a pose.  How could you NOT take their picture?  Just wait until Halloween rolls around: how cool is it to have an orange AND a black cat to photograph!?!

Chestertown bed and breakfast

We’ve posted so many photos of flowers over the years. . .peonies, hydrangeas of many kinds, lilies, tulips, poppies. Here’s our lovely state flower, the Black Eyed Susan, which is doing very well this year:

maryland fall foliage getaways

We could post pictures of flowers until the cows come home!  Oh wait. That reminds me.

chestertown md

This bucolic scene is just a short 2 mile walk or bike ride up the street from the inn.

So if photography is your thing, or if you just want to document your visit, you can be sure that there will be no deficit of photo ops while you’re here.

The end of summer is upon us and the light is truly amazing.  Come and join us at our Chestertown bed and breakfast in these remaining weeks, or plan your Maryland fall foliage getaway now.  Just don’t forget your camera!!



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Not just another wedding. . .

We talk a lot about weddings here at the Brampton.  Our elopement and intimate Maryland wedding packages have  become very popular, and it’s so much fun to share pictures.  Like this one:

Maryland wedding packages

Mike and Eileen eloped here in late June.  While relaxing on the patio outside of their cottage, Eileen got creative with her flowers, the rings and some Scrabble tiles.  Look closely:  her engagement ring fits perfectly in a little niche between the bricks! Isn’t that clever?  What a great keepsake of a special weekend!

One week from today will start another special weekend, this time for the Hanscom family. Daughter Sophie and her fiance Richard will be getting married here; the inn (and most of Chestertown!) will be filled with family and friends from all over the place.  This is just under a year after her sister Simone’s wedding bash last August.

Seriously, where DOES the time go??  It was just a few years ago these two trouble-makers were helping out at the inn. . .

Elope to Maryland

Time has a funny way of marching on, no matter what.

It is certain to be one more fabulous Brampton wedding and we promise to share pictures. Stay tuned!


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