Christmas Special in Maryland :: Romantic Chestertown Getaway

Apologies in advance: we know Thanksgiving hasn’t even come and gone yet (we’re sold out, by the way) and here we are posting about Christmas. . . Time goes by in nano-seconds around here, so please forgive us if this seems premature.  In a few weeks, we’ll be running our Twelve Days of Christmas special. …

Delicious Pie :: Maryland Summer Getaway

It’s late July and summer is in full swing here at the Brampton.  The grounds are as green and verdant as they get all year:  Lilies have bloomed, black eyed Susans stare back at you wherever you look.  Every weekend someone has a barbeque or a pool party.  Zucchinis, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant threaten to take…

July 4th Celebration – Chestertown Tradition

This is only the second year that we’ve had the fire-pit here at the Brampton, and it’s already become part of a tradition:  4th of July hot dogs and burgers by the fire and then a “private showing” of Chestertown’s fireworks display.  They can be seen from the property after all, so it’s kind of…

We Love LOVAGE – Delicious Perennial Herb

Whenever someone says the following words to you: “That Was the Best {insert whatever here} I Ever Had”. . . .  you stop a moment and say thank you.  When a few people tell you the same thing in one weekend, maybe you blush a little and say “Aw shucks.” And then you blog about it.…

Crab Roll Picnics :: Summer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

If you need encouragement to visit the Eastern Shore this summer, how about free crab rolls??  Starting on May 11, and running through July, stay two nights at the Brampton Inn mid-week (Sunday through Thursday) and you’ll receive a complimentary Crab Roll Picnic! Think lobster rolls like in Maine, but better: with delicious Maryland blue…

Apparently, April Showers bring Spring Weddings??

Historically June is considered the traditional “wedding month”. . . Somebody better tell that to April! We had 6 weddings in 24 days this past month!! That certainly is a lot of “I Dos”. According to the almanac:… “June is still the most popular month to marry, followed by August, July, May, and September.”  Hmm…still…

Tesla Supercharging Station :: New Technology in Chestertown

As any fan of The Jetsons will tell  you, many people of a certain age grew up thinking we’d have flying cars and our own personal jet-packs by now. “The year 2000” sounded so futuristic.  But Y2K came and went without fanfare; we all have tiny, portable computers; and yes, I guess Skype is a…

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…