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Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Refeshing B&B

3.6 on March 31, 2015

We had a good view of the marina. The queen size bed was comfortable. There was coffee and hot water for tea all day along with snacks. Bob muffins and Pumpkin pancakes for breakfast that were very good.

Amazing hospitality and breakfast!

4.8 on March 25, 2015

Everything you'd want in a B'n'B -- friendly owners, a delicious breakfast, an amazing bed, and a beautiful setting. If you're looking for a place to stay in or around Chesapeake City, this is it!


5 on March 16, 2015

Lovely Inn, great hosts and delicious breakfast! We had a wonderful time. The quaint town and interesting history made it a delightful getaway.

A Culinary Surprise!!!

5 on March 11, 2015

This was suppose to be a break away from the long 2015 winter. A break away to stroll the streets and shop a bit...just to reconnect and relax. It turned out to be such a "Culinary Surprise" The breakfast was "so spectacular!!" with fresh fruit and and French Toast made fresh from Challa bread (Jewish egg bread) with a blueberry compote ontop!! Soft music in the background. Chef Bob of Inn At The Canal suggested the Bayard Inn restaurant for dinner and there we were "treated" to mouth watering filet mignon, fresh squash and for desert their famous Ice Cream (DuPont recipe-carmel, butterscotch and choc.chips) out of this world creamy-smooth and very tasty. My husband had the fresh made yellow sponge cake layered with carmel and salt. It was a perfect getaway with the sunrise in our window view to top it off..and everyone from the Tap Room to Bayard Inn to Inn At the Canal were so welcoming and pleasant to talk too. Treat yourself - we booked another wknd. in August we liked it so much. Looking forward to the summer sunrise and culinary treats of the summer season.

Great Inn; Great Hosts

3.8 on January 28, 2015

We spent a quiet night at the Inn At The Canal to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Bob greeted us at the door (and any other time we ran into one another) by name, and was very hospitable. Our room (the suite on the top floor) was lovely, and like having our own little apartment. Breakfast was delicious, and although we went with his suggestion Bob would've cooked us anything we wanted, I think. There was ample parking and we were right in the center of town/shops/restaurants. A great location and easy getaway for us!

Great Getaway!

5 on January 26, 2015

Beautiful inn. Quaint rooms. Bob and Carol were great hosts and the breakfast was superb!

new years eve guest klee

4.6 on January 02, 2015

If you want intimate & cozy stay in "Snug Harbor" room. The chef will make you the most delicious breakfast then go for a walk & visit every cute quaint store all within blocks. I will visit again very soon.

lovely little inn in a lovely little town

4.8 on November 26, 2014

We had a lovely stay at this historic inn in Chesapeake City, MD. It was right around the holidays so people were starting to get out their Christmas decorations, and sales were going on in the boutiques on Bohemia Ave. The innkeeper is friendly and hospitable, and they make sure you have everything you need. I would definitely recommend staying here!

Getaway destination

4.4 on November 20, 2014

I was impressed by the standard of the property - outstanding! The service was excellent, location was great, and was very pleased how organized the owners were from our champagne order and the best chocolate bark (made by the owner/chef) to the breakfast - awesome! Will certainly go back! Thanks

Great Stay

4.8 on November 14, 2014

Everything I need to complete my stay for 2 nights. I would recomend Inn At The Canal B&B. Chesapeake City MD was a nice visit.

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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.


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

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