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Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast

104 Bohemia Ave , Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1218 USA (Show map)
192 Reviews
$110 - $229
per night

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Waterfront views of canal and basin from porches and most of the rooms, historic home circa 1870, located in the heart of the Historic District of this waterside village on the Chesapeake and Delaware canal. Browse the gift and antique shops, dine at one of 8 fine restaurants, kayak, hike or relax on the inn's waterside porch and watch the ships and boats pass by. Bob and Carol Roethke are the owners and innkeepers and together they offer a warm and relaxing 19th century atmosphere along with wifi and all the modern conveniences, not to mention an excellent breakfast prepared by Culinary Institute of America trained owner and chef Bob.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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A wonderful inn with a friendly staff and incredible breakfasts ...

4.0 on September 18, 2014

This was our second stay at Inn at the Canal and we were just as, if not more, pleased than we were the first time. Bob is amazing ... he tends to every detail and his breakfasts are a true representation of his career as a chef. He was extremely helpful in our search for interesting places to visit. The staff is wonderful - we especially enjoyed our conversations with Samantha. The sunset views from the dock are spectacular. We highly recommend a trip to Chesapeake City and a visit to the Inn at the Canal.

Great weekend away

5 on August 17, 2014

Wonderful B&B! Delicious breakfast, Bob and staff very friendly and accommodating. The room was very comfortable with awesome view of the water. Very convenient location near shops, restaurants and bars. Plenty to do in the area; fun historic boat ride, short drive to see lighthouses or other quaint towns. We will definitely come back!

Peaceful Haven

5 on August 11, 2014

What a perfect getaway. You feel like you are miles from anywhere, but yet have all that you need. Quiet inn with so much character. Would recommend that it is the place to stay.

Incredible Spot for a Romantic Getaway!

5 on August 09, 2014

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it was wonderful. The inn was quaint and beautiful. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms and it was clean, cozy and more than comfortable. The innkeeper was friendly and as the chef made a delicious breakfast. Baked goods coffee, tea and cool drinks were available gratis in the dining room for snack time. Just a terrific time in a great place.

Chesapeake city weekend

5 on August 06, 2014

We stayed at the inn at the canal last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were 6 of us and we loved sitting on the back porch and relaxing while looking out at the canal and boats. The suite was very comfortable and Samantha whom serves breakfast and cleans is very attentive and friendly. The breakfasts were delicious. Thanks Bob and Carol for a nice weekend

Our astay at the Inn at the Canal

3.0 on July 22, 2014

We had a great time at the Inn. The room was great. Very clean. We especially liked Bob, the owner & chef!! Breakfast was great! We hope to visit again soon.

A step back in time.

5 on July 14, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the inn. I was only there for one night for business in the area and wished it had been longer. The hospitality was the best and the breakfast in the morning was outstanding. There is nothing better than waking up to a yummy smell of breakfast. The inn and the surrounding area is a step back in time. It was quiet and peaceful. Fortunately It was recommended by a friend and I am glad she did. Highly recommend staying there.

Perfect after a long hot bike ride

5 on July 11, 2014

My husband and I were absolutely delighted with this Inn. The antique painted and stenciled ceilings were magnificent, and the breakfast was fabulous and a work of art, without pretension. I enjoyed talking with Bob the Innkeeper and chef extraordinaire. He went out of his way to give us the history of the inn and to make our stay comfortable. Because the Inn was not fully booked when we stayed, Bob upgraded our room for free, which was a welcome surprise after a 90-mile bike ride that day.

Great location!!!

4.8 on July 10, 2014

We rolled into Chesapeake City on a Sunday evening when the street was full of visitors and a band was playing in the park. Needless to say there was no parking in front of the Inn. Luckily there are reserved spots for hotel guests adjacent to the house and park!! We felt like rock stars. The innkeepers were extremely hospitable and the room I booked, was the smallest - but the perfect size for two adults. The bathroom was almost as large as the room! (snug harbor). We enjoyed the waterfront dining at the Bayard, less than a block away. Drinks on the terrace at the Chesapeake Inn and taking a stroll around the historic neighborhood. What a great find!!! The historic house itself was nicely decorated and really took us back in time. The breakfast by Chef Bob was excellent and we enjoyed visiting with him and his wife and jack Russell Terrior during our short 1 night stay. Highly recommended!!!

Lovely stay

4.8 on July 06, 2014

We had a lovely stay at this historic B&B. Even on short notice, Bob & Carol were very accommodating, and the room was beautiful and clean. All of the antiques, the great breakfast, and the service made it very enjoyable.

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Location Type

Waterside village, Airport, City, Countryside, Village

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Mt. Harmon Plantation, Baltimore and Phila in an hour, Herb Farm, Longwood Gardens, Lighthouses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine , Afternoon refreshments, waterside porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Water Tours, Driving tour, Flying tour, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: May Through October weekend 2 night minimum
  • Cancellations: If made at least 10 days prior to reservation date, deposit will be partially refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to reservation date will be refunded only if we are able to fill the vacance caused by the cancellation. All refunds will include a $25. service fee.



Bob and Carol Roethke

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , cats blocked from guest areas

About the innkeepers

Professional chef. Area history,tourism and travel, antiques and art.

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  • Time Served: 8-10
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Gluten free, diabeti, others - please ask!

Signature Dish

Blueberry Cobbler French Toast
Thick sliced blueberry cobbler loaf that is grilled and topped with a berry sauce. Served with Amish home-made apple/maple sausage that is crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside.

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104 Bohemia Ave , Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1218 USA (Show map)

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