Waterfowl Hunting Season is Back!

It’s that classic time of year:  shorter days, brisk and windy, beautiful fall colors, the pleasure of a warm drink at any time of the day.  Fall into winter isn’t everyone’s favorite season it’s true, but around here we love it!  Gingerbread, hot chocolate, and of course, our homemade marshmallows make their recurring appearances. Another…

New Sit-down Brunch Wedding : Maryland Wedding Packages

Although we may have been  just a tiny bit pre-occupied with a certain daughter’s (Sophie’s!) wedding this past August. . .   . . . we did still enjoy hosting the several small weddings and elopements that took place this summer.   Now we’re excited to tell you  about one of our new Maryland wedding packages we…

Beautiful Handmade, One-of-a-Kind Shaker Furniture: Robert Ortiz Studios

We have several fine artists and artisans in and around Chestertown, MD, many of whom will be opening their studios to the public later this month and in early November for the popular Artists Studio Tour. One of our very favorites is Robert Ortiz Studios right in downtown Chestertown.  Bob has been creating beautiful, contemporary shaker furniture pieces for…

Let the Fall Festival Season Begin!

Welcome to October, folks, and a month jam packed with special events, activities and fun! First Fridays always seem more fun in the fall for some reason:  That crisp air just adds something special to strolling the streets, sampling the free eats and drinks, meeting up with friends, and checking out the shopkeepers’ wares. This…

Exceptional and Easy Palmiers Recipe & Avocado Toast

The popularity of the food networks and all the cooking shows, demos and competitions that are out there might lead one to believe that we Americans really like to cook.   Why is it then, that so many people say that they don’t know how, or never learned?  And why, oh why, is so much…

Fall Wine Tasting Special

As this particular August comes to an end, it’s hard to imagine that we even had a summer: the weather this year has been so unbelievably, and unseasonably, cool and pleasant, that it feels like fall already!  Yes, autumn is indeed just around the corner. With almost every weekend in September and October booked already, we’d…

Great Photo Opportunities Abound at the Brampton!

Chestertown Maryland:  Big Sky Country?? That’s what it seems like sometimes. The blue sky goes on forever, with the green and gold fields keeping up the pace.  It really is so beautiful around our Chestertown bed and breakfast that something in nature is forever catching the eye. It could be the rainbows on the dining room…

Mike and Eileen spelled in Scrabble pieces

Not just another wedding. . .

We talk a lot about weddings here at the Brampton.  Our elopement and intimate Maryland wedding packages have  become very popular, and it’s so much fun to share pictures.  Like this one: Mike and Eileen eloped here in late June.  While relaxing on the patio outside of their cottage, Eileen got creative with her flowers, the rings and…