More Opportunities to Shop Local in Chestertown!

If you’ve made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday and you STILL have holiday shopping to do, fear not:  there are endless options for that perfect gift, and we have some great places for you to shop local in Chestertown. This Friday, December 5th, is the most festive First Friday of the…

Shop Locally, Eat Locally: New Spots in Chestertown!

Saturday, November 29 is Small Business Saturday: a day we’re all encouraged to shop at locally owned small businesses.  There is certainly no shortage of great shops in Chestertown; in fact, this past year has seen the arrival of even more. Just about a mile from the inn, on High Street, there is a cluster of new…

Let the Fall Festival Season Begin!

Welcome to October, folks, and a month jam packed with special events, activities and fun! First Fridays always seem more fun in the fall for some reason:  That crisp air just adds something special to strolling the streets, sampling the free eats and drinks, meeting up with friends, and checking out the shopkeepers’ wares. This…

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…

National Music Festival : Chestertown, MD

If you’ve had just about enough of snoozing in the shade, or sipping something on the porch; swinging on the swing, or meandering the streets; dining al fresco or sneaking another cookie; relaxing, re-connecting and rejuvenating:  basically of all the things folks come to the Brampton Inn for . . . . . .then how…

Enjoy the Chestertown Tea Party Festival: on land or on water!

As Memorial Day approaches, the entire town gears up for its biggest party of the year:   The Chestertown Tea Party Festival, May 22-25, 2014. NOT a radical political movement, this weekend event has everything from a parade to a 10K run, art and food vendors, music, wine and beer tasting garden, a raft race. You name it,…

Gardens Galore at the Eastern Shore

Please forgive us if we tend to be a little repetitive about  the natural beauty of our outdoor surroundings.  It’s just that every spring, things start blooming and popping out of the ground and it suddenly becomes so lush and vibrant… we can get carried away by it all: talking with guests about the gardens, taking…

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…