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
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Clean, comfortable

3.8 on August 20, 2016

We stayed for one night. Like many historical B&Bs the rooms of the period are small, but not too difficult to get around the queen size bed. A great location to wlak around the shops and enjoy the Sunday night concerts in the park. Breakfast was great.

Great Time

4.4 on August 17, 2016

Bob and Samantha were great hosts. The room we booked was beyond our expectations. The house had a historic feel to it. We enjoyed it very much. We will definitely come back in the future.

Our Second Stay As Good As The First

5 on August 16, 2016

We just love staying at the Inn At The Canal. We love our Snug Harbor room which is always welcoming and clean....and cool! The record temperatures kept our shopping down (it was just too hot to do much walking). We will most certainly stay here the next time in the area!

Wonderful stay at the Inn At The Canal

4.6 on August 12, 2016

This was our first visit to Chesapeake City. Bob was very personable and knowledgeable of the area. The inn was a quaint old Victorian home in a great location. The breakfast was delicious. Bob and his assistant Samantha were very friendly and accommodating. We hope to go back again soon!

Favorite Getaway

3.4 on August 12, 2016

Consistent quality and servuce

Quick last minute getaway

5 on July 28, 2016

We loved our stay at the Inn. Bob is a wonderful host !!!! We would highly recommend staying here and hope to return sometime soon.

Went to Chesapeake City for drinks.....stayed over

5 on July 27, 2016

We went to Chesapeake City for drinks and early dinner around 4pm. We knew by 6 we didn't want to leave the town. We reached out to the Innkeeper and he called right back and offered a great room and a great price. We took the offer, ran to walgreens for toothbrush etc, and partied until midnight in town. Walked to our great located Inn at the Canal, and took a nice bath and slept wonderfully in the comfy bed. Woke up smelling coffee and breakfast, which was delicious. Zero hesitation to do it again.

Charming B&B

5 on July 24, 2016

Patty and John Snyder

Inn at the Canal

4.8 on July 23, 2016

Our two night stay at the Inn was superb. Although we only live 50 miles away, we felt like we were on a real vacation in another part of the country. Our host Bob was very friendly and helpful, yet not the least bit nosy, as some B&B people can be. His breakfasts were wonderful. We will go back once or twice a year for a quick, simple vacation.

Cute and cozy

4.4 on July 18, 2016

The Inn and our room was charming. Friendly and welcoming hosts. Great views. Comfy bed. A/C a bit noisy but the cozy bed helped overcome. Breakfast right in... Not overdone, just right.

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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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