Puzzle Competition Weekend at our Romantic Maryland B&B

    It may sound a little old fashioned, but we absolutely love puzzles at our romantic Chestertown B&B.  It’s a  great alternative to a screen, and a good way to decompress.  More specifically, we love Artifact Puzzles, a super cool company that makes even cooler puzzles.  We have several on our shelf and our…

At Year’s End: Thank You!

As we near the end 2017, we’d like to pause and thank everyone that has come to visit us this year, whether for the first time or the 20th. We are truly grateful and hope that we have contributed in some small way to someone’s happiness. This has been an interesting year, to say the…

Elopement Capitol of the Eastern Shore?

Bride and Groom at Brampton Inn

Did you know…..  that Elkton, Maryland was once the elopement capital of the east coast? As the northern-most county seat (Cecil County) in the state, Elkton is in close proximity to several states that required a waiting period (NJ DE PA NY). Back in “the day” (from 1913, when Delaware imposed a waiting period on…

The Trees of Brampton

In the summer of 1987, Michael and Danielle Hanscom bought the Kent County, Maryland property known as “Brampton” with the great idea to turn the antebellum house into a bed and breakfast inn. After the closing, the very first thing Michael did was hang an old fashioned rope swing on a huge and perfectly horizontal…

Delicious Brampton Crab Cake Recipe & 30th Anniversary Crab Feast

Crab Cakes at Brampton Inn

Brampton Crab Cakes In the spirit of summer we’re sharing our favorite homemade crab cake recipe. They’re gluten-free and make the perfect appetizer! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 pound Maryland jumbo lump crab meat. The biggest you can find. 2 large scallops 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard finely grated zest of half a lemon…

Celebrating Memorial Day in Chestertown, MD

American Flag Display for Memorial Day

The end of May signifies many things: the unofficial start of summer, excitement about imminent graduations, beach traffic, permission to wear white pants. (That’s not really still a thing, is it??) And of course, the end of May brings Memorial Day, a federal holiday meant to set aside time to reflect upon and honor those…

Growing the Garden

An innkeeper’s work is never done: isn’t that a saying? If not, it should be. There is always something that needs fixing, or maintaining, or replacing, or tweaking… and if there isn’t, well then it’s time to start a new project. It’s great work for folks that don’t like to sit still.  🙂 For 30…