The Way We Worked: Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Chestertown

While the Smithsonian Institution museums are only about 1.5 hours from Chestertown, that’s not exactly right around the corner.  A visit takes a bit of planning, and is usually an all day event. But what if you could visit a Smithsonian exhibit right in your own town? If that sounds good to you, then read…

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…

Valentine’s Day & Everyday: Show the Love!

We always say every day is Valentine’s Day here at the Brampton Inn!  And it really is in a way: all year long, most of our guests are here trying to shake up the routine and keep the magic alive. But, we get it. Life is hectic and sometimes these small celebratory moments get lost in the…

30 Year Anniversary at Brampton Inn

Cheers to 30 Years!

30 Years, 30 Winners! 2017 marks our 30th anniversary of opening Brampton Inn! As we get ready for the new year, we’d like to extend a big thank you to our guests and celebrate with a new contest. Thirty lucky winners will receive a $50 Gift Card to our romantic Maryland Inn! Here’s how you enter:…

Washington College & Washington’s Birthday

It’s no secret that Chestertown is steeped in history.  So is the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland. In fact, that’s one of the things that  many folks visit us for:  the chance to stay in a pre-civil war building; to tour 19th century homes that have been painstakingly restored; or to visit museums that depict the local history.…

Art Classes and Self Restoration: January in Chestertown

If you ever wanted to try painting with watercolors or throwing clay on a wheel, listen up: RiverArts Chestertown has some short term classes available this January and wouldn’t that be a great reason to come and visit the Brampton?  Treat yourself to a luxurious stay and express yourself with color and clay.  Oooh…look at…

A Hunter's Paradise

Winter is Coming; So are the Hunters!

After almost 30 years of running the Brampton Inn, we have quite a collection of favorite stories that make us laugh. One funny story is from the very early days, when the slow winter months were salvaged mainly by groups of hunters.  These folks would use the towels in the rooms to clean up after…