Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast

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


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
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Excellent Experience!

4.6 on May 05, 2016

My wife and I were looking for something different to just get away for night on our 20th Anniversary. We just got in the car and took off. We arrived late in the afternoon with no reservations. Bob was very understanding and got us settled in the 3rd floor suite within minutes. We had never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before and can't wait to stay again. Bob was an amazing host. He expressed genuine interest in hearing about our children and 20 years of marriage. The room was very clean and decorated very nicely. The breakfast was top notch. Our expectations were exceeded and will defiantly be heading back soon for a get away. Well done Inn at the Canal, well done.....

Great Experience!

4.6 on April 18, 2016

Nice, very clean, and well kept place, with a delicious and fresh breakfast. Owner was very polite and nice. I recommend the place 100%.

Perfect weekend

5 on April 13, 2016

Great experience for a special weekend. The house is extraordinary. Owner was gracious; staff was the best. Will go back soon as we can.

Wonderful Visit

3.6 on February 15, 2016

Great little B&B with very friendly owners. Enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again in the future.

Adequate Stay

2.8 on February 10, 2016

The owner was extremely friendly, and promptly greeted us upon arrival. There were snacks and beverages immediately available to us. The room where we stayed, Snug Harbor, was tastefully decorated, but incredibly small. There was limited space to store clothes, so we left them in our suitcase. There were broken tiles in the bathroom, along with a broken window pane. The ventilation fan did not work, and even though we cracked the window open, we were left with a lot of humidity. It was difficult to close and open the bathroom door which seemed to be the result of the flooring being too high at a certain spot. Breakfast was good. I especially liked the homemade berry muffin.

Enjoyable stay at Inn at the Canal

5 on December 09, 2015

The proprietor made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived. The breakfasts were wonderful. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at the inn and in Chesapeake City. We would definitely recommend it.

Awesome weekend! In Chesapeake City

5 on December 07, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Inn At The Canal, walking and shopping. Very relaxing. Enjoyed eating wonderful breakfast at the inn, and dinner in the local restaurant. Fun trip to Chestertown.

Wedding Stay

5 on October 10, 2015

Amazing place, town in great. Owners are great people, very accommodating, didn't want to leave!

Boating Stay

4.6 on August 10, 2015

Everything worked out perfectly, breakfast was awesome.

Wonderful B&B in historic local

5 on June 21, 2015

Very nice stay for our wedding anniversary. Very accommodating staff, great comfortable bedding. We stayed in the Top of the Bay suite and it was very nice and well appointed.

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Rooms & Rates

Back Creek

Back Creek

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cara Cove

Cara Cove

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cassidy Wharf

Cassidy Wharf

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chesapeake Haven

Chesapeake Haven

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Upper Bay Suite

Upper Bay Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Greenbrier Point

Greenbrier Point

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wired internet

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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: May Through October weekend 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.


Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

Enjoy a wine tasting for two at one of our fine local wineries, members of the Vintage Atlantic Wine Trail. Good with any reservation, if mentioned at the time of the reservation. Stay, Explore, Sip. This and many things to do here on the Eastern Shore.

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