Kent County Maryland has long been known as a haven for bicyclists. Mile after mile of flat and scenic roads, low traffic density, and our proximity to water all add up to one heck of a destination for a cycling vacation.
Photo by Leyla Dilmen via Wiki Commons
The Brampton Inn has been hosting guided cycling vacations for years now. Folks get together and go on an extended, multi-night, multi-city bike ride, staying at different inns along the way. But what if you just want to take a short visit and get in a little cycling here or there? We’ve got an app for that. Er, uh, I guess I mean we’ve got a package for that… It’s BYOB: Bring Your Own Bike. For some strange reason, renting a bike in Chestertown is not the easiest thing to accomplish. We figure, if you’re into cycling, you’ve probably got your own ride, so just bring it along. We’ll provide you with maps, a packed lunch, and inside information on the best picnic spots, like this one:
Thanks to Tom Hillegass at SwimmingHoles.org for this photo!
Betterton Beach is about a 20 mile bike ride from the inn. Just imagine taking that ride, taking a dip, and then enjoying a picnic lunch, and maybe a snooze in the shade (yes, a beach with shade trees – how wonderful!) before heading back to the Brampton for a good, long soak. We’ve got other destinations and secret spots to share, all just waiting for you here in the Land of Pleasant Living!!
Hang in there folks, spring really is just around the corner; even if it might not seem like it.
For the last 4 years, early spring has meant the arrival of one of our favorite events of the year, the Locavore Literary Festival. Presented by the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College, the festival features various authors and lecturers that celebrate the value of local food to help heal both our health and the health of the environment, as well as build community.
This year the emphasis is on how we feed our children, with 2 different speakers addressing the issue, as well as a panel discussion called “Farm to School”. There is also a wine tasting, a garden tour and an open house at Turner’s Creek/Knox Folly. It is a weekend full of fun and informative events, all about one of our favorite subjects: FOOD! Book your room at Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn for this wonderful weekend.
Here is the full schedule of events.
Here is a sneak preview of Amy Kalafa’s film “Lunch Wars”, also a book, which she will discuss during her lecture.
The weekend kicks off with a wine-tasting at the Book Plate on Thursday, March 27 and continues through March 30. If you care about food and or children’s health, this is something you may want to check out.
We heard the other day that a record number of airline flights have been cancelled this past winter due to snow and ice storms; more than any other winter since this sort of thing has been tracked. Which is why it’s always nice to be able to have a getaway planned that’s within driving distance of your home. As long as the roads are still passable, we are ready to welcome you to our Maryland bed and breakfast!
March has come in with a roar this year, and can be a very unpredictable month. Who knows what’s in store weather-wise these next few weeks? More snow is on the way later this week, but that just might be followed by sun and higher temperatures shortly afterwards.
The beginning of March also brings with it our late winter/early spring special rates. Now through April 10, 2014, the published rates for all the rooms and cottages are already discounted! A great excuse to come enjoy winter in Maryland!
Another fun fact about March: it’s typically our quietest month of the year, so you might be the only couple here if you travel mid-week. How much fun would that be?? Returning guests Chris and Anne had that experience this week. Imagine the quiet and peaceful time they had. . .
Having a soak outdoors even though it’s below freezing:
Enjoying a freshly made breakfast, exclusively for them:
So why don’t you take a cue from March and be unpredictable? Book a last minute, so long winter, hello spring getaway. You’ll really be glad you did.