We were looking for a romantic getaway not too far a drive from the Brandywine River Valley area in PA/DE, which is where we were starting out. We came across the Brampton Inn and based on TripAdvisor reviews and the right traveling distance, we decided to book it without knowing much about the area. We were spending only two nights so it seemed like there would be enough to do in the area though we did find it amusing that Longwood Gardens (essentially where we were coming from) was listed as one of the activities in the “Plan Your Stay” section of the website. We booked what was at the time the least expensive room, the Red Room, located on the third floor in the main house. Room rates have recently gone up, so though the Red Room is still the least expensive, it is now among a group of rooms offered at the same higher price so the Red Room in particular has become less of a value. The room itself was cute and spacious. It had a nice high (queen) bed with steps to help you up, a small TV with DVD player (DVD collection downstairs), a sitting nook with two chairs, and of course private bath with shower. In keeping with the historic character of the house, lighting was pretty dim after the sun went down. There were four lamps scattered throughout the room but I guess the poor lighting is supposed to preserve the old-timey feeling. This is an old historic house with many charms but you do have the issues of age—creaky floors and plumbing/heating noises coming from the walls. A nice thing about breakfast was you had a choice of entrée—both mornings, they offered a sweet, a savory, or eggs any way as options. The baked goods were the tastiest parts of the breakfast. One morning, we had apricot scones and the next, blueberry muffins. There was also tea and snacks between 4 and 5pm and cookies, sherry, and soda available throughout the day. I had emailed Danielle in advance to ask about dining recommendations and she was very helpful about that. We had a great dinner at The Kitchen at Rock Hall. Upon check-in, we also received a list of area restaurants with mini-descriptions that seemed like they were spot on. As for activities, we visited the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, which was very pleasant and peaceful. We also did the self-guided walking tour of historic Chestertown (get the map from the Visitors’ Center in Chestertown; the woman there was very helpful and had lots of tips and stories to share as well as every kind of map you could need—we got the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge trails map and descriptions there so we were well-prepared when we arrived at the refuge) as well as the free i-pod walking tour offered by Washington College (pick up the i-pods at The Custom House building). We had a lovely and pleasant stay at the Brampton Inn, enjoying a slower pace and discovering the charms of the Chestertown environs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an historic and award winning bed and breakfast in Chestertown, MD. Our romantic Chestertown, Maryland hotel is situated on 20 beautiful acres with gorgeous gardens, glorious views and scrumptious breakfasts! Unforgettable rooms and suites at our Chesapeake bed and breakfast offer whirlpool tubs, body-jetted showers, wood burning fireplaces, robes, flat screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Treat someone special to the most romantic setting of any of Maryland's Eastern Shore inns. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brampton Hotel Chestertown