July 4th Celebration – Chestertown Tradition

This is only the second year that we’ve had the fire-pit here at the Brampton, and it’s already become part of a tradition:  4th of July hot dogs and burgers by the fire and then a “private showing” of Chestertown’s fireworks display.  They can be seen from the property after all, so it’s kind of…

We Love LOVAGE – Delicious Perennial Herb

Whenever someone says the following words to you: “That Was the Best {insert whatever here} I Ever Had”. . . .  you stop a moment and say thank you.  When a few people tell you the same thing in one weekend, maybe you blush a little and say “Aw shucks.” And then you blog about it.…

Music in Kent County :: National Music Festival

Brampton Inn may be located in one of the most rural areas of Maryland, but that doesn’t mean we are lacking in culture.  Not by a long shot. Indeed, music lovers have an awful LOT to keep them busy in and around Chestertown: The Garfield Center for the Arts hosts theatrical and musical events all year…

Wine and Cheese Company — New Shop in Chestertown

Chestertown is full of interesting and unique shops, where you’ll likely find things you may not know you needed.  There are gift shops, clothing stores, the nicest bakery, a fun smoothie shop, and of course antiques.  For the longest time, though, there was a niche just waiting to be filled:  But not any more, thanks…

Crab Roll Picnics :: Summer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

If you need encouragement to visit the Eastern Shore this summer, how about free crab rolls??  Starting on May 11, and running through July, stay two nights at the Brampton Inn mid-week (Sunday through Thursday) and you’ll receive a complimentary Crab Roll Picnic! Think lobster rolls like in Maine, but better: with delicious Maryland blue…

Apparently, April Showers bring Spring Weddings??

Historically June is considered the traditional “wedding month”. . . Somebody better tell that to April! We had 6 weddings in 24 days this past month!! That certainly is a lot of “I Dos”. According to the almanac:… “June is still the most popular month to marry, followed by August, July, May, and September.”  Hmm…still…

Tesla Supercharging Station :: New Technology in Chestertown

As any fan of The Jetsons will tell  you, many people of a certain age grew up thinking we’d have flying cars and our own personal jet-packs by now. “The year 2000” sounded so futuristic.  But Y2K came and went without fanfare; we all have tiny, portable computers; and yes, I guess Skype is a…

Spring is Blooming :: Chestertown, Maryland Events

Just as the daffodils start blooming, the list of outdoor Chestertown, Maryland events starts to grow longer.  The third week of April is chock full of interesting things to do here in Kent County. The 6th annual Paint the Town event, sponsored by Chestertown RiverArts,  features 50 artists (50!!) from all over the east coast…