So Many Festivals! So Much Fun…Here in Chestertown!

A Photo of a Symphony

When spring turns to summer things kick into high gear here on the Eastern Shore: The warm weather brings EVERYONE out onto the sidewalks during First Fridays. (And now we have 3rd Thursdays to look forward to as well).  Restaurants with al fresco dining instantly increase their seating capacity.  The farmers market is jam packed each…

New Growth at the Inn: Springtime is the Best Time!

No matter what Mother Nature says or does, spring IS here. Even though the wind is whipping around like it thinks we’re in Kansas, it’s still spring. This is the time for the obligatory post about new growth and budding flowers, pictures of blooming daffodils and sprouting asparagus. I am happy to oblige, with these…

Another pet friendly cottage at our Chestertown Inn

Animal lovers enjoy the atmosphere here at the Brampton Inn.  Not only do we have our very own CATCIERGES, Squeaky and his sidekick Poppy,  but the wildlife and bird watching is top notch.  Those that wish to travel with their dogs have found our pet friendly accommodations to be just what they need.  The demand…

Real Wood Fires :: Maryland Spring Break Getaway

  Of course Mutts is my favorite comic! Well, March has arrived like clockwork and typically, the weather is a mystery.  Today it’s sunny and windy and kind of warm, but in two days we might have some snow on the ground and/or gale force winds!  Not much of a surprise.  No matter what, if…

A Very Special Special: 1 Day Only!

This is  a good news/bad news post.  Let’s rip off the band aid and get the bad news out of the way:  We hate to tell you but, if you’ve come across this blog searching for something for Valentine’s Day, let’s face it: you’re in trouble.  Nothing like waiting until the very last minute…sheesh. Now…

Best Wishes from the Brampton for a Happy New Year

From the bottom of our hearts- Happy New Year The turn of a new year is simply that: we turn the calendar to a new page…and perhaps we hope for a new start, or a fresh perspective on things.  What are you hoping for?  Do you have exciting plans for this year?  Let us know!…

Wishing Peace on Earth and Happy Holidays to Everyone

The holiday season means different things to different people: when you’re a kid it’s generally all about excitement, sparkly things and presents; for the more mature (hopefully) it has  to do with things like family, togetherness, love and peace. PEACE. It’s easy to wish for; sadly, it’s more difficult to attain.  This past year has…

The Gift of Food :: Almond Biscotti Recipe

Almond Biscotti and coffee photo

It’s been a bit hectic here at our Maryland bed and breakfast lately as it usually is this time of year.  Lots of preparations for end of year festivities and parties.  Then there’s the gifting, of course. What to give, what to give! If you’re looking for a great food based gift, we have just…