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,…

Top 6 Eastern Shore Restaurants to Ring in the New Year!

  One of the nice things about living in a small town like Chestertown is being able to go out to a really nice dinner at a restaurant without having to call and reserve weeks in advance. For about 360 days of the year, that is. Memorial Day weekend, Graduation weekend and of course, New…