Time for real wood fires here at The Brampton Inn

Yes, the date is nearly upon us:  October 15…the day when Michael starts building fires in the rooms.  And as long as he’s at it, if it’s cool enough, he builds one in the dining room for breakfast and the living room for the evening. Ten out of 12 of our rooms have real, wood…

Some recent weddings at the romantic Brampton Inn…

We never tire of the enthusiasm and excitement of our elopement couples. Even if it’s just the two of them, it’s always so very special. We always get excited for them and maybe even a little teary! These are just a few pictures from recent elopements that I thought were pretty:

Jam Time at an Eastern Shore B&B

Even though the weather has turned cool and comfortable, our kitchen is still piping hot because of all the jam-making that’s been going on!  The last of the peaches and then the plums.  Now the figs on our own two fig trees are ripening, and if we can keep from eating them all, we’ll even…

Super Gardener to the rescue!!

Manick, our gardener extraordinaire, certainly had her work cut out for her this summer. Not only did she show up and work in the blistering heat, she never complained about it!! It must be her magic cape: It’s really an old kitchen apron, but it worked to keep the hot sun off of her shoulders.…

Art at the Inn

Brampton Bed and Breakfast is honored to be the only inn in the area where renowned painter Linda Hall hangs her watercolors. Recently, she brought in a collection of flower paintings. Linda makes her home in Betterton, in the northern corner of Kent County, along the Chesapeake Bay. She and five other artists are partners…

What shall we make for tea-time at our romantic inn?

This is a question we ask ourselves every day.  Each afternoon at 4pm, the dining room is set with  all the fixings for a spot of tea ( iced or hot, depending on the time of year) and some treats both sweet and savory:  the cakes, tarts, shortbread cookies and other delights are instantly recognizable.  …

Local fruit is all the rage in the Chestertown Area

Eat locally…you’ve heard it before from us, and thankfully, it’s the “in” thing to do nowadays. Here at Brampton, we have had a garden for the last 10 years, and always incorporate whatever is ripe into our breakfasts.  Of course, we can’t grow everything here, so we have a few places we like to go…

Heat

This moth has it just about right:  stay very, very still and don’t do much of anything.  That seems to be the only way to deal with the relentless soaring temperatures these days. We’ve been seeing a lot of these critters lately and they are so beautiful. This one was spotted right outside of the…