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…

Cheese Wafers

Fun & Simple Appetizers : Seeded Cheesy Wafers

As spring hobbles in, and winter drags its muddy feet, we’re here, waiting for the actual season to change.  I suppose every March is like this but it does seem to be taking forever this year.  There’s really only one way to deal with weather that keeps us inside; that’s to start cooking and baking! …

Chili Cook-off event to Benefit Kent County Humane Society

We like our turkey and vegetarian chili here at the Brampton Bed and Breakfast, and if you’ve ever visited us in the winter you may have ordered our chili picnic for one of those nights when you just wanted to stay in by the fire.  Who doesn’t love chili anyway?  If you consider yourself a…

Proud to be a Member of Select Registry

Michael and I opened the Brampton in 1987 and today the second generation, son Lucas and his wife Rachel Hanscom have joined the team. Back then shared baths were still acceptable. Thank goodness that is ancient history because today the guest experience at a Select Registry B&B or country inn surpasses that of many upscale chain hotels. Belonging to and being recognized…

Asparagus stalks

Who’s Ready for Spring???

It’s certainly not news that this winter’s weather  has been a bit extreme. . .as many predicted it would be.  Now that it’s March, the month of SPRING, how can we not dream of hyacinth and daffodils.  Of strawberries and rhubarb.  And the sun…. ahhhhhh, can’t you just feel it?  NO??   Well, maybe we…

Older and Newer Faces at the Inn…

Have we ever told you about our amazing staff at our Maryland bed and breakfast?? To run a place like the Brampton it takes a lot of quiet magic behind the scene and our staff is really good. I’m listing them by seniority: First there is Manick Burton, our gardener and weekend breakfast server. Manick…

No Recipe Needed: 2 Kitchen Hacks You’ll Love!!

A while back we shared some really easy recipes that taste great and look like they took a lot more effort than is really required, along with the promise of more to come.  So here we have 2 more simple, no-brainer kitchen hacks that will help boost your confidence in the kitchen and get you…

New Restaurants for a New Year in Chestertown, MD!

This holiday season was a season of change for the Chestertown restaurant scene. Many of our favorite local chefs have gone through or are currently going through transitional periods. The Front Room Restaurant at the Imperial closed its doors at the end of Downrigging Weekend. As sad as it was to say goodbye to an old…