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

A Weekend Away

5 on June 21, 2016

My husband and I just needed a weekend away from the chaos of life. We often visit Chesapeake City for lunch or dinner, but this time wanted to stay so that we could enjoy wine with our meals and not worry about driving home. Bob was a gracious host and provided wonderful breakfasts. During the day, coffee, tea, sodas, water, and homemade baked good were available on the sideboard for guests. There was a refrigerator available where we kept a bottle of champagne. The history of the home is fascinating and you will enjoy the beautifully handpainted and stencil stamped ceilings which have been left unrestored since restoring them would eliminate some of their beauty. Sit on the front porch and watch the people go by, or sit on the back porch with a gorgeous view of the water. We will stay at the Inn at the Canal again, and hopefully in the near future!

what a great birthday gift for my Honey!!!

4.2 on June 16, 2016

the view on the 3rd floor balcony was awesome!!!Breakfast in the morning was fantastic and very filling.

Absolutely fabulous!

5 on June 14, 2016

We just stayed with Bob and Carol for a long weekend. We enjoyed ourselves so much! They were so hospitable! We stayed in Cara Cove and loved it! A little secret - the ceiling is magical and you should see it for yourself! Bob is a gourmet chef and the breakfasts were amazing! Drinks, fruit, snacks and homemade baked desserts are available all day. The Inn is a short walk to nice restaurants, cafes, a wonderful little ice cream place, multiple shops, and the water's edge. If you want to take in some music, there are opportunities available. It was absolutely amazing and we will go back!

Great getaway

4.2 on June 14, 2016

Went away for getaway weekend and went home a happy couple. Bob made us feel special, and everything promised was fulfilled. Would return in a heartbeat. all accommodations were excellent, and breakfast was to die for. Be back soon.

Amazing place

5 on June 12, 2016

I cannot say enough about this charming Inn. It was a delight to meet Bob &Carol who own the inn. From the moment we walked in thpe front door it felt right. The assistance we were given regarding places to see was spot on and we cannot say enough about the breakfasts we were served and Samantha our server was so friendly . We will definitely stay there again

Wonderful Weekend Getaway

4.8 on June 10, 2016

Great Location! Our room was charming and clean. Owner and Chef Bob delivers a gourmet breakfast that is delicious and presented with class. Bob and staff were attentive and friendly. The Inn at the Canal is definitely on our list for additional visits after the great stay we had!

The perfect stay for our perfect day

5 on June 06, 2016

Bob and Carol hosted our families for Sophie and my wedding. This was a second stay here and we looked forward to sharing it with our families. It was an amazing stay as always. Their support of us and extra care as we prepared and gathered together was exceptional. The attention to every detail and our needs was way beyond the call of duty and we could not possibly have been happier.

Memorial Day Getaway

4.2 on June 04, 2016

Innkeepers and staff were very friendly and helpful making suggestions for things to do in the area.

Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

5 on June 01, 2016

The location was perfect. Our room was charming, spacious and clean. The gourmet breakfast was well presented and delicious. The owners and staff were attentive and friendly. The Inn at the Canal is definitely on our list for additional visits.

My favorite place in Chesapeake City

5 on May 28, 2016

I love this Inn. This is the second time I have stayed here. Last Mother's Day, I brought my sister along and this year my husband got to come. It is cool to watch the island from the highest point in the city. I love the upper suite. It feels like a sweet apartment from another time. The Chesapeake Inn is a lovely, short walk away. I definitely look forward to listening to the bands there, eating bar fare and walking back after a "bucket" of some sweet summer cocktail to the safety and warmth of The Inn At the Canal. The innkeepers are very cool. They let you know they are around if needed, but they keep to themselves, maintain an impeccable house and serve with expertise. Breakfast is delicious too. Warm moist muffins, omelettes with just-picked (like literally just-picked) asparagus, fresh fruit...yum yum yum. Gotta go...made myself hungry. Susan D.

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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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