Proud to be a Member of Select Registry

Michael and I opened the Brampton in 1987 and today the second generation, son Lucas and his wife Rachel Hanscom have joined the team. Back then shared baths were still acceptable. Thank goodness that is ancient history because today the guest experience at a Select Registry B&B or country inn surpasses that of many upscale chain hotels. Belonging to and being recognized…

New Restaurants for a New Year in Chestertown, MD!

This holiday season was a season of change for the Chestertown restaurant scene. Many of our favorite local chefs have gone through or are currently going through transitional periods. The Front Room Restaurant at the Imperial closed its doors at the end of Downrigging Weekend. As sad as it was to say goodbye to an old…

Beautiful Handmade, One-of-a-Kind Shaker Furniture: Robert Ortiz Studios

We have several fine artists and artisans in and around Chestertown, MD, many of whom will be opening their studios to the public later this month and in early November for the popular Artists Studio Tour. One of our very favorites is Robert Ortiz Studios right in downtown Chestertown.  Bob has been creating beautiful, contemporary shaker furniture pieces for…

First Friday…and what Spring is supposed to look like…

It’s not as  if we WANT to keep talking about the weather, but what choice is mother nature really giving us?? A long, rough winter, no spring to speak of, thunder storms, tornadoes and incessant rain! Fortunately for everyone, there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel:  the forecast for the…

Hunting season on the Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is famous for many things: rolling farmland, incredible sunsets, rock fish and crab cakes, and of course the steamed Maryland Blue Crab.  But did you know that the area is also known as the Goose Hunting Capital of the World?! Or one of them anyway. That’s right, our Eastern Shore…

Early December Events

Black Friday has come and gone.  Shop local Saturday is a thing of the past.  Cyber Monday is over.  Did you give on #Giving Tuesday?? Thank goodness for First Fridays near our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfast… …which will continue here in Chestertown throughout the winter.  This Friday, December 6, shops and galleries stay open late…

Downrigging Weekend and Boat Festival

For the third week in a row, we have a great weekend event to tell you about.  We are approaching the 13th annual Downrigging Weekend: Sultana Projects Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival.  This is one of the biggest weekends of the year for Chestertown with many  different activities going on including a concert at…

Maryland Kayaking :: Paddling In and Around Chestertown

As I write this, it’s a little damp and drizzly outside, but I just know that warm, beautiful springtime weather is right around the corner. A fun thing to do when the sun is out is to get on the water. Obviously, the Eastern Shore is famous for the Chesapeake Bay and the many rivers,…