The Ultimate Music Experience in Maryland

Photo of a Violin

Are you and your loved one planning a romantic getaway in Maryland this summer? Or maybe you and your family are getting away for a special family vacation together. No matter who you’ll be traveling with, consider staying with us in mid-June so you can catch the National Music Festival. On Maryland’s Eastern Shore in…

Top Winter Activity :: Kent County Public Library

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…

2 Historic Tours in Kent County, Maryland

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…

Washington College Appoints First Female President

Hilary Clinton isn’t the only one making history as she continues her campaign to be our first female president . . . Chestertown’s esteemed institution, Washington College (affectionately known as WAC to the locals) has already made history by appointing Sheila Bair as its first female president!  Ms. Bair has quite the resume having been the chairperson of…

Wine and Cheese Company — New Shop in Chestertown

Chestertown is full of interesting and unique shops, where you’ll likely find things you may not know you needed.  There are gift shops, clothing stores, the nicest bakery, a fun smoothie shop, and of course antiques.  For the longest time, though, there was a niche just waiting to be filled:  But not any more, thanks…

Earth Day Every Day :: Romantic Maryland B&B

If you grew up in a rural area, then you know that one sure sign of spring is laundry hanging out on a line. There’s nothing quite like the scent of clean linens that have been air-dried in the sun. Unfortunately, this is not a “perk” we can offer here at the Brampton, but we…

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…