Boat Tours on the Chester River Packet

A cruise on the Chester River Packet is a must to get a feel of the beauty of the Chester River. The relaxing trip up and down the river includes explanations of sites and history. This wonderful boat operates from May through Labor Day and offers a regular schedule on weekends, but is also available…

Bicycling on the Eastern Shore

Fun Activities in Maryland - bicycling

It’s no secret that bicycling on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is one of our favorite fun activities in Maryland. The slightly rolling rural landscape is perfect for those looking for an active getaway. The upper Eastern Shore is dotted with family farms, and all roads lead to the Chester River and many other tributaries…

New Hot Spots and Things To Do in Chestertown

The summer is eclipsing us quickly, just as the moon eclipsed the sun recently. It is time to start thinking about the fall and all the goodness that this time of year brings. Plan a trip to our area and check out all the great new spots and things to do in Chestertown this fall! Fridays…

Exciting 2017 Summer Events in Chestertown, MD

Beautiful Blossom Sunflowers in the Field

Plan Your Getaway With These Summer Events in Chestertown: June 4 – June 17: Don’t miss the National Music Festival hosted by Washington College! Presenting music from all over the world. Concerts range from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus — plus 200 free open rehearsals. June 3 & June 10: Sultana Ecology Public Sails. The ecology sails…

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…