Perfect For A Relaxing Day : Kent County Public Library
It might sound like a surprising suggestion from us, your friendly and helpful innkeepers: but have you been to your local library lately? We love ours, and it’s actually one of our favorite places for an outing…
Besides being a cozy place to sit and read – be it books, magazines or the (very!) local newspaper – our library is less than 2 miles from the inn, and often has free programs that can be of interest to visitors as well as locals. They’ve completed some renovations recently, updating the circulation desk and adding new furniture. There’s a nice outdoor area with tables and umbrellas (for the warmer months!). There is a free film in the community room every Friday afternoon. Free chess club on Tuesdays. Free needle-crafting nights. Art openings. Book club discussions. Crafting for adults. Free, free, free.
Sometimes in winter, here on the Eastern Shore, we have to get a little more creative in our search for things to do, so it’s quite nice to have this resource just up the street. We’ve had several guests over the years who have come to the Brampton Inn on a self-imposed writing retreat. It’s a great place for peace and quiet and uninterrupted time to oneself, and the library is there for a change of scenery for anyone here to work.
Of course, whether work or play brings you to Chestertown, we’ll be sure to find something fun for you to do. You just never know where we might send you!
Ahh, January: quiet times after the flurry of year-end activity. There is something comforting about the beginning of a new year. Everything seems a little hushed. It’s a good time for contemplation, and imagining what you want for your future. It can also be a good time for reflecting on the past, and this area just happens to be steeped in history…
Quaint little Chestertown, MD has so much to offer to history lovers in general and African American history buffs in particular. The southern Eastern Shore is home to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a self guided driving tour featuring sites where Ms. Tubman lived, labored, and helped others gain their freedom. At 125 miles, it’s quite extensive; check it out here.
Chestertown itself was the destination of Freedom Riders in the early 1960’s protesting segregation and marching for voting rights. A fascinating history of the town’s racial divide, it can be walked in a day, as seen here. Museums are great (we have our share of those too), but these self guided tours allow us to literally “follow in the footsteps” of our forebears. And it doesn’t hurt that driving around the Eastern Shore will guarantee some beautiful vistas.
Take in some of our nation’s rich history and stay with us at our cozy Maryland bed and breakfast. We’ll help you make the most of these special outings.
From the bottom of our hearts- Happy New Year
The turn of a new year is simply that: we turn the calendar to a new page…and perhaps we hope for a new start, or a fresh perspective on things. What are you hoping for? Do you have exciting plans for this year? Let us know!
2015 was an eventful year here and 2016 promises to bring some changes at the Brampton; we promise to keep you up to date on all of them. Check in with us here on the blog and on Facebook and keep up with us and our shenanigans. One thing that never changes, though, is our annual New Year’s Eve cocktail party. Bubbly and appetizers with new friends and old, by a crackling fire . This is one of our very favorite traditions here at the inn.
It’s no secret that our little blog is a tool for marketing… but that doesn’t mean it isn’t sincere: we enjoy sharing news, recipes and events. It happens to be a nice bonus that it helps keep us “relevant” in terms of an internet presence. Please know this: when we use it to wish our friends well, it really does come from the heart. So with that in mind, let us wish you a joyous and peaceful new year, filled with everything you are hoping for! We hope to see you soon.