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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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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