Puzzle Competition Weekend at our Romantic Maryland B&B

    It may sound a little old fashioned, but we absolutely love puzzles at our romantic Chestertown B&B.  It’s a  great alternative to a screen, and a good way to decompress.  More specifically, we love Artifact Puzzles, a super cool company that makes even cooler puzzles.  We have several on our shelf and our…

At Year’s End: Thank You!

As we near the end 2017, we’d like to pause and thank everyone that has come to visit us this year, whether for the first time or the 20th. We are truly grateful and hope that we have contributed in some small way to someone’s happiness. This has been an interesting year, to say the…

Hunting Getaway in Maryland

Hunting Getaway in Maryland

The Eastern Shore of Maryland has a long tradition of hunting, fishing and farming. Hunters in particular come to Kent County from all over the entire country to hunt duck, wild turkey, pheasant, quail, rabbit and deer, and especially geese. Goose Hunting in Chestertown, Maryland The Eastern Shore of Maryland is one of the premier…

New Hot Spots and Things To Do in Chestertown

The summer is eclipsing us quickly, just as the moon eclipsed the sun recently. It is time to start thinking about the fall and all the goodness that this time of year brings. Plan a trip to our area and check out all the great new spots and things to do in Chestertown this fall! Fridays…

Bride and Groom at Brampton Inn

Elopement Capitol of the Eastern Shore?

Did you know…..  that Elkton, Maryland was once the elopement capital of the east coast? As the northern-most county seat (Cecil County) in the state, Elkton is in close proximity to several states that required a waiting period (NJ DE PA NY). Back in “the day” (from 1913, when Delaware imposed a waiting period on…

The Trees of Brampton

In the summer of 1987, Michael and Danielle Hanscom bought the Kent County, Maryland property known as “Brampton” with the great idea to turn the antebellum house into a bed and breakfast inn. After the closing, the very first thing Michael did was hang an old fashioned rope swing on a huge and perfectly horizontal…

Crab Cakes at Brampton Inn

Delicious Brampton Crab Cake Recipe & 30th Anniversary Crab Feast

Brampton Crab Cakes In the spirit of summer we’re sharing our favorite homemade crab cake recipe. They’re gluten-free and make the perfect appetizer! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 pound Maryland jumbo lump crab meat. The biggest you can find. 2 large scallops 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard finely grated zest of half a lemon…