The Way We Worked: Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Chestertown

While the Smithsonian Institution museums are only about 1.5 hours from Chestertown, that’s not exactly right around the corner.  A visit takes a bit of planning, and is usually an all day event. But what if you could visit a Smithsonian exhibit right in your own town? If that sounds good to you, then read…

Washington College & Washington’s Birthday

It’s no secret that Chestertown is steeped in history.  So is the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland. In fact, that’s one of the things that  many folks visit us for:  the chance to stay in a pre-civil war building; to tour 19th century homes that have been painstakingly restored; or to visit museums that depict the local history.…

Winter is Coming; So are the Hunters!

A Hunter's Paradise

After almost 30 years of running the Brampton Inn, we have quite a collection of favorite stories that make us laugh. One funny story is from the very early days, when the slow winter months were salvaged mainly by groups of hunters.  These folks would use the towels in the rooms to clean up after…

Shopping Season in Chestertown, or: How to stay out of the malls!

Holiday season is upon us again, and like it or not, that means it’s also shopping season.  Whether it’s gifts, decor, food, or for donations, this is the time of year we all go out and spend our money. It’s important for that hard earned cash to get the most bang for each buck.  You want…

The Best National Parks Right in Your Back Yard

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial this year.  August 25 was the official date, but all year long there has been a big media push to get folks out and enjoy the parks, as well as promoting the second 100 years of stewardship of these national treasures.  When you hear “National Park”, perhaps the Grand…

Peak Peach Pickin’ Season is Almost Here!

Late summer in Maryland means perfect peak peach pickin’ season! (Say that five times fast.) Guests of our Maryland inn love to visit in Late July and August to take part in the Pick-Your-Own excitement! Godfrey’s Farm is the best place to pick some of Maryland’s finest summer fruit. Located in Queen Anne’s County on the…

Twigs and Teacups :: Our Favorite Place to Shop in Chestertown!

Photo of Twigs & Teacups

We are lucky to have an abundance of options for shopping in Chestertown so close to our Chestertown inn. Lots of different types of stores, all great.  If pressed to name a favorite, though, the answer is easy:  Twigs and Teacups This “Gifts and More”-shop has been the go-to place (for 26 years!) when a…