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…

Taste of the Town III

Once again we are up to our elbows in brownie batter getting ready for the third annual Taste of Chestertown.  This year our daughter Simone and her friends will be on hand to hand out the goodies. It has proven to be very popular with tourists and townies alike, and even though it makes for…