Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn

25227 Chestertown Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620
Innkeeper(s): Michael & Danielle Hanscom
 
  • Introduction

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn - Chestertown, Maryland

    The charming Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn is a peaceful escape, set on 20 acres just outside the picturesque town of Chestertown. This striking Chestertown B&B skillfully blends the luxury and modern amenities you deserve with the splendid elegance of a 19th century country estate.

    Enjoy:

    • Magnificent gardens

    • Delectable a-la-carte breakfast

    • Spacious rooms, suites and cottages

    • Romantic wood-burning fireplaces, used during the winter months

    • Unsurpassed service and attention to details

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn Maryland B&B

    "...meticulously restored, utterly quiet, in a pastoral setting. A well placed base for exploring the Eastern Shore." ~ The New York Times

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn Chestertown Bed and Breakfast

    An a-la-carte breakfast and afternoon tea is offered daily to our guests.

    The Chestertown area has a wonderful selection of fantastic restaurants and we are always happy to assist with recommendations and reservations. 

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn living room

    The rooms, suites and cottages at this romantic Chesapeake bed and breakfast have been appointed with your comfort in mind. 

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn romantic getaways in Maryland

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Danielle Hanscom for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People are looking for a romantic getaway and the proximity to Chestertown, MD.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique?

    Comfortable rooms, good food and gracious hospitality.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The huge guestrooms in our 1860 National Register Plantation House and the secluded cottages.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Historic Chestertown, MD and the Chesapeake Bay

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The pictures on your website a great, but your place looks even better when seeing it in person.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Birding. Our area is a fantastic wintering spot for waterfowl and other birds.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit the downtown historic shopping district of Chestertown, a winery, Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Adkins Arboretum, Annapolis, Easton, St.Michaels.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The inn is only 1 1/2 miles from downtown Chestertown.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    It's impossible to just have one. These places are fantastic! Brook's Tavern, Blue Heron Cafe, Front Room at the Imperial Hotel, the Kitchen at Rock Hall, Inn at Osprey Point.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

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    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 13 Rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, one cottage is pet friendly the other rooms are not.

  • Weddings and Elopements

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn Maryland Wedding Venues

    The landscaped gardens and elegant interior of the Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn are ideally suited for intimate receptions.

    Small but elegant events of up to 20 guests can be hosted at our romantic Maryland Bed and Breakfast.

    Please call to schedule an appointment, we would love to show you the inn. The best time to visit is Sunday – Thursday between 11 am and 2 pm.

    You can reach us at 1-866-305-1860 or by e-mail innkeeper@bramptoninn.com to schedule an appointment with Danielle or Rita for a tour of our Chestertown MD wedding venue and inn.

  • Awards & Accolades

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn spa

    2013 TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn on earning the prestigious 2013 Certificate of Excellence award.

    2012 TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.

    2011 TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn on earning the prestigious 2011 Certificate of Excellence award.

    2010  Top 10 B&Bs: The Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn makes the list of the top 10 romantic B&Bs on Tripadvisor.

    2010 TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn on earning the prestigious 2010 Certificate of Excellence award.

    2010 1st place “Top 10 Maryland Bed and Breakfasts” chosen by ResortsandLodges.com

  • Area Information

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn Maryland Vacation Ideas

    Gardens

    Brampton’s Garden

    Our garden is lovingly tended by Manick and Michael. Between the two of them they weed, plant, transplant and cut the grass. Not a small task considering the inn sits on twenty acres, four of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Manick is in charge of the flowers and perennials.

    Michael has taken on the vegetable garden. He planted asparagus, lettuce, eggplants, tomatoes, beans and two beds of herbs. We will be using all of it at the inn. 

    Together they take turns cutting the grass and look after our magnificent English box woods. Snow storms and thunderstorms have taken it's toll lately. It's a slow recovery but the scent is still as enthralling as it has always been.


    Adkins Arboretum

    Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native garden and preserve on Maryland’s Eastern Shore dedicated to promoting the appreciation and conservation of the region’s native plants. It is our favorite place to walk and only 30 minutes from the inn. 410-634-2847

    Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. The world’s premier horticultural display garden is about 1-1/2 hours away from our Chestertown Inn and offers 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows, 20 outdoor gardens, 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses, 11,000 different types of plants and spectacular fountains. 610-388-1000

    Historic Sites/Towns

    Chestertown

    This quintessential colonial village is full of historical attractions and is a great town to explore on foot. For a wonderful historical/architectural tour of Chestertown, Maryland, click here http://www.chestertown.com/places/index.php. You can plan on taking a leisurely walk through one of only 6 “Royal Ports of Call” during colonial times, with the help of the Chestertown walking map. Enjoy the 2nd highest concentration of 18th century houses in the state, after Annapolis. Stroll past the beautiful homes along the Chester River. Stop at Scottie’s Shoe Store to pick up a newspaper and catch up on the latest gossip in town. 

    A wonderful source for local news is the Chestertown Spy. The Chestertown Spy is an internet news source for the Chester River community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is published in Chestertown Monday through Thursday.

    Washington College

    Explore the Chestertown campus of the 10th oldest college in the country. Founded in 1782, George Washington gave the school money, as well as his name.

    Motoring

    Explore Maryland’s smallest county by car and enjoy the beauty of this rural landscape, with waterways, charming towns and animals grazing in the fields of working farms. Ask us for the Kent County Driving Tour and our own itinerary with many points of interest before heading out.

    Annapolis

    The capital of Maryland and a historic treasure is just an hour’s drive away. Visit the Naval Academy or take a boat ride on the Severn River. Walking tours, boat tours and bike tours are all available.

    Easton

    Easton, about 30 miles from the inn, was named one of the “Best Small Town in America” and is an arts and cultural center, with lots of shopping and many things to do.

    St.Michaels

    About an hours drive South of our Eastern Shore Inn in St. Michaels is the home of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum http://www.cbmm.org/. The Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering an understanding of the culture and history of the Chesapeake Bay. Wonderful!

    Tilghman Island

    Tilghman Island is a true working waterman’s village, with excellent fishing and fresh seafood everywhere. It is the home of the last commercial skip jacks in North America, located in Dogwood Harbor.

    National Scenic Byway

    Maryland’s National Scenic Byway, Route 213, bisects Kent County from the northern Sassafras River border to the southern Chester River border and includes Routes 20 (Chestertown Road) and 445. For detailed driving instructions, map and info, click here http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2261/travel.html

    The Geddes Piper House

    The Geddes Piper House is the seat of the Historical Society of Kent County. This beautifully restored 18th century building is open to the public. Please call first 410-778-3499

    St. Paul’s Cemetery

    The late actress Tallulah Bankhead, is buried at St. Paul’s Cemetery, a peaceful spot, not very far from the inn. 

    Waterfront History Tour

    Chestertown, Maryland visitors are invited to experience the Starr Center’s new multimedia tour of the Chestertown waterfront. The audio-guided tour, “History on the Waterfront: a Journey Into Chestertown’s Past,” is available Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the exception of college holidays.  Reservations to take the tour at other times may be made by calling 410-810-7161. Tours begin at the Custom House, 101 S. Water St. in Chestertown.

    Winterthur, Delaware

    The world-famous DuPont Estate, is just 1-1/2 hours away, with beautiful gardens and the most spectacular collection of American furniture and decorative arts anywhere in the world. They have a "Chestertown Room". 800-448-3883

    Museums

    Kent Museum

    Kent Museum was organized in the 1960’s to preserve Kent County’s rural heritage. Local farming families have donated agricultural equipment and household items from the past. 410-348-5239.

    Waterman’s Museum

    This museum is dedicated to the Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay whose heritage plays a great role in the history of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 410-778-6697

    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is dedicated to furthering an understanding of the culture and history of the Chesapeake Bay. This museum is an easy hour drive from Brampton Inn.

    Outdoor Activities

    Boating

    Not to be missed is a Day or Sunset Cruise with Captains Mark and Suzanne Einstein. Our guests rave about their experience on the “Blue Crab” Click here for details http://www.bluecrabcharters.com/

    Kayaking

    Brampton is very close to several landings ideal for kayaking on the Chester River as well as the Chesapeake Bay. We offer a Kayak package or you can bring yours and explore one of the nation’s most interesting estuaries. If you prefer a guided tour try Chester River Kayak Adventures http://www.crkayakadventures.com/ 410-639-2001

    Sailing

    Learn to sail on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Instruction available at: Maryland School of Sailing, Rock Hall, http://www.mdschool.com/ 410-639-7030.

    Golf

    You can use our golfing privileges at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club http://www.crycc.org/ located less than a mile from the inn. Tee time reservations are not normally required. However, during the summer months, it’s wise to inquire if events are planned at the club that would prevent you from playing golf. (A group minimum of three or more is needed to play on Saturday mornings.) 410-778-1372. A greens fee applies.

    Swimming

    You may use the pool at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club http://www.crycc.org/

    Swimming from a sandy beach is available at the 3.2 acre Betterton Beach County Park 12 miles north of the inn. Changing rooms and restrooms are available on the premises. Betterton was once a thriving 19th Century Victorian resort with its own steamboat landing on the Chesapeake Bay. 410-778-1948.

    Biking

    Kent County, with its gently rolling landscape and lightly traveled roads, is ideal for cycling. Please ask us for biking maps of the area.

    Horseback Riding

    Lovely trail rides are available at the Kent Equestrian Center http://www.kentequestrian.com/ 410-778-1881

    Hunting

    Waterfowl hunting is synonymous with Kent County, the Winter home of the largest Canada geese migrating population on the Eastern Flyway. Canada geese, snow geese, ducks, doves, pheasants, quails can all be hunted through various outfitters. Ask us for contact information

    Nature Preserves and Wildlife Refuges (Hiking, Birding, etc.)

    Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge

    2,300-acre island habitat featuring nature trails, picnic areas, bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, and more. It is a good cycling destination from the Brampton Inn. 410-639-7056.

    Sassafras River and Turners Creek Natural Resource Management Area

    1,000 acres of farmland, mature forests, sandy beach, tidal ponds and marshland. Nature trails, open fields, and a waterfront bluff overlooking the Sassafras River. See waterfowl, songbirds, eagles, deer, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, woodchuck. 410-778-1948.

    Millington Wildlife Management Area, Maryland-Line Road, Massey

    4 ponds stocked with bass and bluegill within 3,800 acre preserve. Hiking, bird and wildlife watching, mountain biking. See woodpeckers, woodcocks, scarlet tanagers, and beaver. 410-928-3650

    Wye Natural Resources Area

    2,800-acre preserve on an island featuring nature trails and a wide variety of wildlife viewing. 410-827-7577.

    Chesapeake Farms Wildlife Habitat

    Chesapeake Farms Wildlife Habitat is a 3,300-acre preserve with a wonderful self-guided driving tour and is home to a variety of birds, deer, fox, bald eagle etc. 410-778-8400. 7319 Remington Drive, Chestertown

  • Directions

    Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn Directions

    Please follow our direction to our Chestertown Bed and Breakfast, when you arrive in Chestertown, MD.

    From the West: (DC, Baltimore, Annapolis)

    Travel East across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Rt. 50/Rt. 301. Approximately 9 miles after the bridge, follow Rt. 301 North toward Wilmington. After 6 miles, take exit 213 North Centreville/Chestertown. Continue for 19 miles on Rt. 213 North. This will bring you across the Chester River bridge into Chestertown. Continue to the 6th traffic light. At traffic light, turn left onto Rt. 291 West. Follow Rt. 291 West to the dead end. Turn right onto Rt. 20 West.

    Our Chestertown MD Bed and Breakfast is located 0.9 miles (just under a mile) from that point on your left.

    From the North: (Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York)

    When traveling on I-95 South take exit Rt. 1 South/Christiana Mall. (DE Rt. 1 not Rt. 1 that starts in PA.) Follow Rt. 1 South to exit Rt. 299 (Odessa/Middletown). Follow Rt. 299 through Middleton to Rt. 301 South. Turn left onto Rt. 301 South. Stay on Rt. 301 South. Take exit Chestertown/Rt. 290 South. Follow Rt. 290 South to Rt. 213 South. Continue on Rt. 213 South to the second traffic light in Chestertown. At the traffic light, turn right onto Rt. 291 West. Follow Rt. 291 West to the dead end. Turn right onto Rt. 20 West.

    Our Chestertown MD Bed and Breakfast is located 0.9 miles (just under a mile) from that point on your left.

    From the South: (Norfolk, Virginia Beach)

    Cross the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore on the Bridge/Tunnel. Travel North on Rt. 13 North to Rt. 50 West. Continue on Rt. 50 West past Easton to Rt. 213 North. Turn right onto Rt. 213. Continue for approximately 30 miles. This will bring you across the Chester River bridge into Chestertown. Continue to the 6th traffic light. At traffic light, turn left onto Rt. 291 West. Follow Rt. 291 West to the dead end. Turn right onto Rt. 20 West.

    Our Chestertown MD Bed and Breakfast is located 0.9 miles (just under a mile) from that point on your left.

    From BWI/Marshall Airport:

    Take I-97 South towards Annapolis.  Follow Rt. 97 South to Rt. 50 East exit, also towards Annapolis. Travel East across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Rt. 50/Rt. 301. Approximately 9 miles after the bridge, follow Rt. 301 North toward Wilmington. After 6 miles take exit 213 North Centreville/Chestertown. Continue for 19 miles on Rt. 213 North. This will bring you across the Chester River bridge into Chestertown. Continue to the 6th traffic light. At traffic light turn left onto Rt. 291 West. Follow Rt. 291 West to the dead end. Turn right onto Rt. 20 West .

    Our Chestertown MD Bed and Breakfast is 0.9 miles from this point on the left.