Chestertown on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Tour

The longest March on record seems to finally be over today: the temperature has soared and the sun is shining here in Chestertown, MD!   Spring may very well be the time when the grounds at the Brampton are the prettiest.  The flowering trees are showing off: the red buds, dogwoods and lilacs are all in…

World’s Easiest Easter Egg Hunt Takes Place on Eastern Shore!!

The tongue twisting title of this post is what I thought would be a super funny caption to this picture: OK, so I’m easily amused. What the heck are they doing on the front lawn of the Brampton Inn? Playing Bocce Ball, of course!  The couple on the right are Stephanie and Dennis, two of our favorite, long…

The Advantages of a Mid-Week Stay in Chestertown

Certainly the vast majority of business at our Chestertown Inn occurs on the weekends.  That is simply the way most people live: work Monday through Friday, get away on Saturday and Sunday.  For those lucky enough to be retired, or those whose time off is during the week, or perhaps just the independently wealthy among…

The first canning of the year in Brampton’s kitchen…

  Last week we had a surprise deal:  the Future Farmers of America club  at Kent County High School over-ordered strawberries.  (Baker extraordinaire Carole’s daughter is a  member, so we had an “in”).  We used a lot in our breakfast dishes, but couldn’t resist putting up a few quarts of jam.   As this month draws to a close,…

Welcome Spring!

Yesterday, Sunday March 20th, was the official first day of spring–FINALLY!  And as always, it has come not a minute too soon.  The robins,  widely accepted as the first sign of spring, have been flitting around the inn for the last week or so  But it was just this past Thursday that the true harbinger of…

The Museums of Kent County

Did you know that Kent County is home to nine (9) museums?  And that you can visit all of them in one day??  Talk about getting your dose of culture…It’s yet another answer to that often asked question:  “What is there to do in Kent County?” Follow this link on our Facebook page for pictures:…

Location, location, location

One of the many nice things about living in this area is that it’s close to so many other places!  That may sound like a back-handed compliment, but it really isn’t meant that way…We are only 1 1/2 hours from both Baltimore and Philadelphia, 2 from Washington, DC and a little over 3 from New…

The Chesapeake Bay and other concerns

We have been thinking a lot about the impact our inn is having on the environment.                                                                                                                                                                            We have always composted every scrap of fruit, vegetable, grass clippings and all the leaves coming of the trees. We have a huge compost pile that after it decomposes finds a home as nutritious new dirt in our organic garden.…