Spring has sprung, and so has the ASPARAGUS!

One of the true harbingers of spring is the appearance of the first stalks of asparagus popping through the soil in the garden.  We are so excited that this year one of our 3 asparagus patches will be ready to harvest.  (You have to wait 3 years after the first planting to reap the benefits,…

Upgrades at the Inn

We’re officially a few weeks into spring now, and dare I say it?  Winter is finally over. This is the time of year that most people think about “spring cleaning” and sprucing up.  Well, for us that kind of stuff happens in the winter months, when the inn is a little quieter.  The chances that…

Select Registry ‘Vacation of a Lifetime’ Winners Visit Us!

If you’ve ever visited the Brampton Inn, then you are also aware of Select Registry, a collection of high-caliber inns all throughout North America.  To belong to this group, an inn or bed and breakfast must meet certain criteria, and are subject to surprise inspections every year or so to ensure that the standards are…

Winter in Maryland : Relaxing March Getaways

We heard the other day that a record number of airline flights have been cancelled this past winter due to snow and ice storms; more than any other winter since this sort of thing has been tracked.  Which is why it’s always nice to be able to have a getaway planned that’s within driving distance…

Valentine’s Day….and Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, meaning you could turn the whole weekend into a love fest if you wanted to at our inn in Chestertown, MD… If you’re in need of something chocolate this Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year, this is going to become your go-to chocolate cake recipe,…

Same Sex Weddings at the Brampton Inn

Two brides

Ever since the state of Maryland changed it’s laws to permit same sex marriages, back in January of 2012 we’ve had several calls and inquiries, and a few ceremonies here.  But more recently, in June of 2013, when the Supreme Court decided that the federal government must recognize these marriages, the inquiries have practically tripled!!…

Happy MMXIV!

                  MMXIV!!      Happy New Year and welcome to 2014…  We wish you much health, happiness and joy in the coming months.  Thank you to all of our wonderful guests who have stayed with us at our Eastern Shore, Maryland bed and breakfast this past year.…

3 Ways to Ring in the New Year and how not to starve on New Year’s Day!

    New Year’s Eve celebrations are full of traditions:  champagne toasts, kissing at midnight, special dinners and fancy outfits and countdowns. We’ve got our own tradition here at our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfast.  New Year’s Eve is the only day of the entire year that we don’t serve afternoon tea and goodies to…