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…

Wisteria Lane??

The early arrival of  hot weather around here cut into the flower-blooming season. It also hastened the formation of seed pods seen dangling from an ancient wisteria vine clinging to the garage. Wisteria, a member of the pea family, reseeds through a process called “explosive dispersal,” according to a blog by the master gardeners of…

Summertime…at a Chesapeake Bay Area Bed and Breakfast

We got a good soaking rain after weeks of blistering heat that shriveled corn stalks and found us here at the inn watering several hours a day. While mature trees – and there are many on our property – have deep roots that sustain them during droughts, shrubbery, perennials, potted plants and smaller trees can…

Jam Muffins and July 4th at Brampton Inn

If you’re a fan of fireworks and outdoor events, then Kent County is the place to be on independence day!! On Friday the 2nd, enjoy the extended hours at the shops and galleries in town for First Friday (bring your wineglass!).  On Saturday evening, enjoy free music in the park in Chestertown, then head down to Rock Hall (10…

Gluten Free living…

If you have made a reservation with us, then you know that we always ask if there are any food allergies or dietary restrictions that we should know about while you’re staying with us.  After all, our primary goal is your comfort and pleasure, so we don’t want to be caught off guard serving pecan…

Strawberries

What a beautiful day!  And our everbearing strawberry plants are beginning to fruit: YUM!!!!

Busy times in May…

The middle of May is always a busy time for us here at the inn.  Washington College, a highly acclaimed liberal arts school, holds their graduation on the Sunday of the third full weekend in May.  Generally, we are booked far in advance:  visiting parents sometimes reserve during their child’s freshman year.  That’s 4 years…