Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast Reviews


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

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Overnight Stay

4.4 on December 19, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the B&B while attending a Christmas Party lady Saturday. The owner, Bob was very friendly and accommodating. His staff was also very pleasant and efficient. The Inn is very clean and nicely decorated. When we called for our accommodation the only room left was the snug room. It was snug but ver quint and very comfortable. All in all our stay was very pleasant. We would recommend the Inn

We will be back!

5 on December 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed during the Winterfest celebration. The house is gorgeous and has a rich history. The room was comfortable and beautifully appointed. And breakfast, of course, was delicious! We will definitely be back!

Historic Jewel

4.8 on November 23, 2016

My sons and I stayed here during our visit to St. Andrew's School. We had the entire third floor, a fabulous suite, to ourselves. We enjoyed the coziness of the old world decor combined with the convenience and technology of modern day - a kitchenette, updated bath fixture, and two tvs with cable. They boys had their space, and I had mine! In the morning, Bob served us a fabulous warm two-course breakfast (banana bread, pumpkin pancakes, bacon, juice and more! We'll be back!

Small rooms but big on Hospitality

4.2 on November 06, 2016

This was my second time staying at the Inn at the Canal. I had a room looking out on the Canal. The fall foliage was beautiful. Local shopping right on the street. Only 10 minutes to Northeast or Elkton for more shopping or historic sites. We didn'the have a chance to do the C&Device canal boat ride, but have it on the agenda for next year. The breakfasts were great and Bob made our visit everything we wanted! Worth the drive for the experience.

enjoyable and friendly

4.2 on October 31, 2016

The Inn at the Canal was quaint and definitely exceeded my expectations. The owner was very welcoming and provided lots of historical facts about the cabal and the town which enhanced our stay. We were pleasantly surprised at how friendly and inviting the whole town was. We will return for future trips in the coming years.

Early Octobe at The Inn at the Canal

4.8 on October 23, 2016

We had a lovely, relaxing time at the Inn at the Canal. Bob met us at the door, gave us a quick tour, a brief history of the house and showed us to our rooms. Such a beautiful house, full of antiques and period furnishings. Service was excellent and breakfast, divine! We took a 2 hour cruise on the canal and saw bald eagles, my first sighting in the wild! We will be back to stay at the Inn!

Small rooms but the atmosphere and breakfast make it worthwhile

4.4 on October 23, 2016

This was my second year stay at the Inn on the Canal. The old house is very welcoming, as is Bob, the owner and breakfast cook. The breakfasts were so filling that my friend and I skipped lunch and just had a cup of tea and biscotti late on our return from shopping. The Inn is close to shopping in the small town and only a short hop to Northeast or Elkton Maryland. A quiet little jem, tucked away for us to enjoy for a little peace and quiet!

suprise of a lifetime

4.6 on October 22, 2016

I surprised my girlfriend of almost 14 years of putting up with me.She didn't want anything so I decided to treat her to a night alone just her and I with out my children(not by her) and it was a homerun. Bob the chef made her favorite pancakes and they were awesome. Sam the hostess was sweet and accommodating. we walked the town and sat by the water and enjoyed our time together. Bob put champagne and his chocolate covered bark in the room upon arrival at my request and well the rest was amazing.

week day get a way...........

4.4 on October 15, 2016

Our room - 'Snug Harbor' was just the right size for us, breakfast was outstanding, Thanks Bob, even though you weren't feeling well you did a fantastic job. Enjoyed our two day get-a-way.............

Perfect weekend getaway; a single traveler made welcome.

4.6 on October 04, 2016

I needed a place to stay for a couple nights related to a family wedding; the Inn was a perfect combination of comfortably relaxing and attention to detail. The public rooms were historically and usefully decorated. The breakfasts were amazing; several guests joined together at tables, by choice, to dine. We had met at various times the preceding days reading in the lounge, completing a puzzle, or sitting on the porch. I look forward to a return trip to Chesapeake City and touring the broader Brandywine Valley.

Very very nice Inn.

4.6 on October 01, 2016

I was really impressed. The service is out standing breakfast is unbelievable. I really want to go back and visit again.

First Class. Would highly recommend.

5 on September 28, 2016

Great stay. Convenient to Middletown and Wilmington. Chesapeake City is a great quite spot with plenty of local flair. Cant go wrong staying here.

First time B&B experience, I was blown away!

4.4 on September 27, 2016

My wife and I needed to get away for a few days, and this was perfect! The location is perfect, meals were great, Bob and Samantha were perfect hosts, and we loved every minute of it. We stayed in the Cassidy Wharf room, and woke up each morning to a delicious custom tailored breakfast. We love being on the water, and Chesapeake City was incredible. A small quiet town, with a rich history, and plenty to do day or night. My only concerns before arriving, were about my truck and boat. Where to park, where to launch, etc. The town has free public docks, maybe 30 yards behind The Inn! Very convenient! I was able to park my truck and trailer on the street in front of The Inn, which was also made me happy. The free town boat ramp was also within walking distance. For my first B&B stay, this was an all around great experience. I will do it again SOON.

Charming Town, Lovely Stay, Top-class Service

4.6 on September 21, 2016

Facade is charming and quintessential American. Very well maintained exteriors and interiors with original ceiling paintwork. No musky smells despite lots of antique wood furnishings. Room was immaculately clean, even taps were shiny! Good hot/cold water pressure. Nice white fluffy bath towels. Plenty natural light from 2 windows. At night, 5 lamps brighten the room for reading/ work. Loved the painstaking ceiling artwork. 24-hr coffee/tea + snacks. Breakfast by Innkeeper-Chef Bob was delicious. Most impressed by Bob's hospitality - there was genuine interest, not stiff, forced or by design. Very Friendly and amiable! Thanks Bob for making our stay memorable. Chesapeake City is a small charming town with beautiful water views of ships/barges Nice for 1-day trip but not any longer. The only thing that can be improved is the spotty Wifi connection in the room.

Comfort of home away from home

5 on September 16, 2016

My husband & I enjoyed our stay in the Chesapeake Haven room at the Inn at the Canal B&B. Such a lovely room and the owners were terrific. They recommended great places to visit and eat and very informative on the area. First class breakfast by a renowned chef.

Labor day stay

4.8 on September 06, 2016

Our family with two small children was welcomed with open arms! The room was a nice size, and a full-size cot was set up for our children. The food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely come to stay in the future!

Our Stay at the inn

3.2 on September 06, 2016

The inn keeper Bob was so nice, would like to try a bigger room, we had Snug Harbor and it was very small, my husband and I did not sleep well in the full size bed either but a cool Victorian place and yes I would go again, Pancakes were Delicious!

Quaint, historic B&B

4.2 on August 29, 2016

Great place to stay for a getaway weekend. Innkeeper prepares a lovely breakfast, and is extremely helpful in planning your day. Rooms facing the C&D Canal are likely quieter than the one in which we stayed. Several excellent restaurants nearby. Be sure to visit the C&D Canal Museum to view the story of digging the canal and maintaining it.

Annual Car show

3.6 on August 29, 2016

Great place to stay. Wonderful host.

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.

Our mini getaway

3.8 on July 17, 2016

This was our second time staying at the Inn. We hope to return again next year. The owners are very accommodating as well as the staff .

First Bed and Breakfast Experience!

5 on July 17, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here while we were attending a wedding very close by. Our room was the smallest in the place but it was so cute! Our service was amazing! Bob showed us to our room which had chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of chilled champagne waiting for us. It was delicious and beautiful! Thank you for such a great first B&B experience! The place itself was so cozy, beautiful, and relaxing.

Charming Historic Victorian

4.4 on July 08, 2016

We come to Chesapeake City for it's charming small town atmosphere and abundant outdoor activities including kayaking and biking. The innkeepers are full of information on things to do in the area. This was my second time staying there and I'll definitely be back again.

Great Weekend in Chesapeake City!

4.6 on June 30, 2016

Not having been to this area, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast. Bob and his team made it feel like a home away from home. We'll be back! Thanks.

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.

Friendly, Lovely, and Delicious

5 on May 23, 2016

Inn: It's a wonderful old structure with high ceilings, large windows and character. Guests are allowed in the dining room, the living room area, and the front porch, all on the first floor, in addition to individual guest rooms. It's close to restaurants, shops, and ice cream! It's on a fairly quiet street with parking in the back. Rooms: We had 2 connecting rooms on the second floor - Greenbriar & Chesapeake Haven. They had large bathrooms, chairs and TVs, comfortable beds, and closets. One room had a view of the water. The temperature in the rooms was pleasant and there was more than adequate lighting. The rooms were clean and full of character. Staff: Sam and Bob were both very helpful, informative, and pleasant. Food: Amazing. We had a 2-course breakfast each morning cooked fresh when we arrived in the dining room. There were baked goods in the evening and fruit and sodas/water all day. We had a wonderful stay!

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.

Inn at the Canal

5 on June 02, 2015

Great place to stay!! They are what a B&B is all about! Made you feel very welcome but also felt free to just relax and enjoy the beautiful premises. We visited another B&B in the area and they were not nearly as friendly! We would definitely go back to Inn at the Canal!

The Best!

5 on June 01, 2015

Inn at the Canal B&B is a true old-fashioned B&B in the best sense. Located in a wonderful historical home filled with old books and wonderful treasures from bygone days. Bob, the owner/chef delights in presenting fabulous breakfasts, but for a dieter like me, he wanted to know my preferences and introduced me to some new ideas for a healthy breakfast that were delicious. Never made me feel awkward for wanting something different. Then there is Jess - a bright light who remembers and greets everyone by name, remembers and offers them their preferred wake up drink without having to ask. In my 6 night stay, never a frown or less than warm positive words and gestures from these delightful folks. They excel in offering a warm, personal hospitality which makes each guest feel special. So, from Kauai, I offer my Mahalo & Aloha. Candy

Outstanding B&B!

4.8 on May 27, 2015

We stayed two nights. It was a great experience and we plan to go back in the near future. Bob's breakfasts were outstanding, Bob and Carol were gracious hosts, and Jess made you feel right at home!

wedding weekend

5 on May 17, 2015

Amazing stay, excellent food.


4.6 on May 09, 2015

My husband and I truly enjoyed our 3 nights and 2 day stay. The get-a-way was much needed and the Inn was the 'Right" place to get R&R. We truly enjoyed the scrumptious breakfast and very good customer service every morning. Chef Bob and his team were not only friendly but also accommodating. Our room was nice with a home-feeling (very private)...We LOVED IT! My husband said, "We will be back!"

Highly recommended!

5 on May 08, 2015

Very relaxing stay! Inkeepers and their assistant were very accomodating. Breakfast was excellent. Place has alot of victorian charm. The town where it's located is very charming as well. WE WILL BE BACK!!!! Jeremy and Christy

A Stay at the Inn

5 on May 05, 2015

We loved our stay at the Inn At The Canal. The food was great.

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.

Quaint and comfortable

5 on November 09, 2014

Our stay was fabulous, our room was very private with a view of the canal. Breakfast each morning was a special treat. We loved the proximity of staying right in town.

Inn at the Canal

4.6 on November 08, 2014

Great service, great host. Breakfasts were outstanding. Location right in town, close to C&D Canal. Good restaurants in easy walking distance.

Charm on the canal

3.8 on November 05, 2014

Beautiful venue, nice greeting, in general very well done.

Great weekend!

4.8 on October 27, 2014

We had a nice stay in early September. Bob was friendly, accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed the comfortable room and the time to relax!

Beautiful Rooms and Wonderful Hospitality

5 on September 30, 2014

I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding and stayed at the Inn at the Canal for the weekend. Both Chef Bob (the Innkeeper) and the assistant innkeeper were wonderful. My boyfriend and I had a fantastic bread pudding and omelet for breakfast and enjoyed talking with both the Chef and other guests at the bed and breakfast. Chesapeake City is such a lovely town and we can't wait to visit again.

Restful and Charming

4.8 on September 25, 2014

This is a lovely, charming Inn located in a quaint harbor town. Bob, the owner, and chef, was very friendly and offered suggestions for local dining and activities. Our room was clean and obviously well maintained. The breakfasts were scrumptious! It was very quiet and relaxing. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again.

Great stay

4.6 on September 21, 2014

In keeper was extremely accommodating. The food was delicious and the room was great. Would recommend to anyone.

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.

nice stay

4.4 on July 03, 2014

This was the first time we have stayed at aB&B ¿ we had a very clean and nice room. The breakfeast was very good just a little late for us we are early risers and would normaley start our day. But we really enjoyed our stay with Bob and Cagol. We. Were disapointed that not all the shops were open,Bob was alot of help on things ho see, do and to eat. Everyplace we ate was good except The Tap Room not good.

Great stay at a quaint B&B

4.8 on July 03, 2014

This B&B left a great impression on us. We had a lovely stay, everyone was so nice and friendly. We would definitely recommend the Inn at the Canal!

Canal View

4.6 on June 27, 2014

Weekend in Chesapeake City, MD spent at a lovely B&B with great porches and canal views. Breakfasts were delectable. Inn was spotless!

Nice little Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on June 18, 2014

Nice little B & B close to the water in a very nice area. The Innkeepers & their assitant were very nice & helpful people. Every morning the breakfast menu was changed and prepared from scratch. Everthing was fresh and tasted excellent.The rooms were a bit small but nicely arranged & furnished.(We did book the smallest rooms). I would highly recommend this B & B for anyone staying in the area.

Chesapeake City, MD

5 on May 14, 2014

In the heart of quaint Chesapeake City, MD the Inn at the Canal is a gem. Bob and Carol make everyone feel welcome and at home. Everything is clean and well kept, breakfasts are great and the service provided by Samantha is top notch. We've now stayed two consecutive years and would never hesitate to book again when in the area. Highly recommend. Mark Z.

We will definitely be returning to this very cool, historic Inn!!

5 on May 12, 2014

Everything was truly awesome- the owners were very friendly and the cooking was delicious. The historic Victorian house was beautiful and very clean; we will be back!

Wonderful Stay

4.6 on May 07, 2014

Bob is a very congenial host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our late arrival was easily accommodated and we found all that we needed in our room with a personal letter describing ammenities and breakfast for the morning. We enjoyed sitting on the porch for our morning coffee and the conversation at breakfast was light, friendly and enjoyable. Our strolls around Chesapeake City were entertaining and we always felt comfortable. We would recommend the Inn at the Canal for anyone who enjoys a relaxed atmosphere with personal attention to the details.

Historic B & B

4.6 on May 04, 2014

Great location; convenient to shops and restaurants. Owners Bob and Carol are very nice and so willing to make our stay comfortable. Great food, Bob!

Inn at the Canal

4.8 on May 02, 2014

A lovely weekend get-away. Just enough do to there, and many day trip options within an hour or two's drive. The Inn is just beautiful, the town is charming, and Bob is a superb host. Best B&B Breakfast anywhere. Get the on-site massage for an extra treat! Several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. You won't be disappointed.

Wonderful Surprise

5 on April 29, 2014

We came across the Inn At the Canal on the web when looking for a place to stay in the area of an auction we wanted to attend. We loved it! Everything about it was Outstanding. The town of Chesapeake City was a nice surprise too. It was full of small shops and cozy restaurants.

Relaxing and Beautiful

5 on April 18, 2014

We spent a weekend at the Inn at the Canal. It was wonderful to relax on the porch and look out over the canal and the people passing by. Really beautiful. Bob was a great host and cook.

Best B & B in Chesapeake City!

5 on April 16, 2014

The Inn At The Canal is truly the Best B & B in Chesapeake City. We were married at Trinity UMC and had several guests in attendance who stayed in Town. Of the 3 Inn's this one was the best overall. Chef Bob is spot on and all the rooms were comfy, clean and well set! Oh - and get a Massage there too! We will be back for sure!!!


4.2 on April 09, 2014

Great location and very friendly folks. Very comfortable bed, tub a bit small.

Best B&B in Chesapeake City, MD

5 on March 30, 2014

Excellent B&B in a perfect location, close to everywhere you would want to go and see in Chesapeake City. The owners contact directly to ensure all is going well with the stay or if anything is needed.

A great weekend getaway!

4.8 on March 06, 2014

Reserved this place for a special birthday weekend for my wife and we loved the hosts, Bob & Carol, and all they did to make our stay memorable. Bob is a terrific cook and offered seconds on his already large portions. He also made dinner reservations for us and helped us get familiar with the area. We hope to return in warmer weather.

Outstanding Inn and wonderful owners!

4.8 on March 01, 2014

The inn and keepers were extremely welcoming. Will stay again.

Second Time

4.6 on February 20, 2014

This was our second stay and as always it was fantastic. The staff is welcoming and friendly and the food was great.

A very nice winter break

4.8 on February 07, 2014

Fine breakfast by a real chef

This is a great stay in a great little Water Front town !

5 on January 23, 2014

You can't find a better Breakfast at an Inn ANYWHERE ! Rooms are great and we continue to go back! Richard & Denise Thomas

Beautiful view - year round

4.2 on January 06, 2014

Ideal location for business or fun -wlaking distance to restaurants and shops. The Inn at the canal is a nice "escape" from the busy world

T&K Inn At The Canal Review

4.4 on December 29, 2013

My wife and I did some Christmas shopping in nearby Deleware and it was also our 22nd wedding anniversary. The whether was rainy but we really enjoyed ourselves. Our room was neat, clean, and quaint.

In at the Canal

4.4 on December 29, 2013

Needed a public place to sit so we could interact with other guests.

Great B&B and wonderful hosts!!

4.6 on November 24, 2013

Inn At The Canal is a charming bed and breakfast that my husband and I enjoyed staying at tremendously. The owners are so friendly and inviting and the food is outstanding! We would love to come back again!

Nice b n b

3.8 on November 10, 2013

Nice setting and charming place. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend for others.

Nice place, a little pricey

4.6 on October 30, 2013

Clean comfortable room, nice people, excellent breakfast!


4.8 on October 14, 2013

Would stay here again without hesitation. Great area, great food and the staff here could not be more accomodating.

wonderful weekend

5 on October 13, 2013

really enjoyed the place, the location, the breakfast, the friendly host; would happily come again.

Chilling on the C&D Canal

5 on September 05, 2013

We stayed at the Inn at the Canal for Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The "Inn" is located a few houses down from the canal at a prime location for a respectable cost. Bob cooked some tasty breakfasts and provided us with suggestions for places to dine and visit. We followed the advice about Chestertown and found another gem there. We were comfortable even in little Snug Harbor (the smallest room, double bed) for the 2-night stay. Samantha was a friendly and considerate server who attended to our culinary needs. We are already trying to plan our next visit because we miss it so much. Take a trip there to 'chill' and escape your stressful life for a few days. Chesapeake City and Inn at the Canal are not to be missed!

Perfect getaway

4.4 on September 03, 2013

My husband and I visited for our 10th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. It is a great little town, and the Inn was wonderful. We started our stay with a couples massage in the private parlor and it just got better from there. Our host was wonderful and the food was amazing. We would recommend The Inn to anyone looking to visit Chesapeake City.

Greg B&B

4.8 on September 01, 2013

This was our second visit. We have already booked a return visit! A wonderful Bed and Breakfast with great food!

Our Stay at the Best B&B

4.6 on August 31, 2013

it was our first visit to Chesapeake City and we chose the Inn at the Canal online. We're glad we did. Our host, Bob, was welcoming and also an excellent chef, serving up a gourmet 2 course breakfast. The room was large with a view of the C&L canal. The entire Inn is filled with antiques and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect. No need to get in your car. Walk to restaurants and shops. We will definitely return to the Inn at The Canal.

Perfect place to stay.

4.8 on August 29, 2013

Perfect place to stay for the Street Rod Car show this past weekend. Fantastic breakfasts, great hosts and the perfect front porch to view all the fabulous cars. The coffee bar was stocked with goodies to snack on and tons of ice. Our room, Snug Harbor, the bed just wasn't the oerfect fit for our bad backs, but otherwise the room was "snug" just right! We have our reservations for nedt year already! See you next year, Bob & Carol! Thanks for a great weekend!

Week end get away

4.4 on August 28, 2013

The owners and staff were very friendly and gracious.

Very satisfied---would come back again

4.6 on August 25, 2013

Best B & B we've stayed at

Inn at the Canal 8-2013

4.8 on August 22, 2013

Wonderful hospitality, really felt at home. Will go again ~

Lovely B&B in a lovely town

4.4 on August 19, 2013

The Inn at the Canal is very well located, just a few doors up from the canal and with a view of the water from the lovely garden porch. It is an 18th c. building, full of antiques. Coffee, water, snacks, etc. are available at all times. My room (Snug Harbor) was quite small, but I knew it would be, and priced accordingly. Sufficient for a single person for one night. Very good breakfast; owner is a former chef. [I suggest that the toilet on the ground floor should not be marked "private".]


5 on August 13, 2013

Very pleasant totally enjoyable stay

Great weekend get away with a nice view and great food!

4.4 on August 05, 2013

The owners were very accommodating, they allow children which was a requirement for us. We look forward to staying there again!

Nice place for a visit

3.6 on August 04, 2013

The inn was very nice and the service excellent. I expected more in the way of breakfast since the innkeeper graduated from CIA. The food was OK, but not as special as expected. The room was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed sitting in the parlor in the evenings, but more light would have been nice. Overall it was a nice trip. Enjoyed the town and the people very much.


4.6 on August 03, 2013

Had a great stay relaxing on the porch. Will be back

We made a great choice staying at Inn at the Canal

5 on July 25, 2013

My wife and I had a chance to get away for a couple of days and decided to go to the northern Chesapeake area, an area we had never visited before, but had heard that it was quite a nice area. After an internet search, we decided to try Inn at the Canal for our two night stay, and wow, we're glad we did. Prior to our arrival, the communication and information we received, both through emails and a confirming phone call to us, was both professional and genial. Once at the Inn, Bob was an outstanding host, making sure we knew about the options we had for exploring the area, tips for knowing when the ships would be going through the canal, making sure our room was perfect, and serving a wonderful breakfast both mornings. From the Inn, we were able to take day trips which included the Elk Neck State Park, Northeast, Chestertown, and Havre de Grace.... all very much worth the visit. We were also within a short walk of some fascinating shops and great places to eat. The more we stay in B&B's, the more we like them, and staying in the Inn at the Canal was an extremely good choice. We will certainly return in the future, and we will be recommending it to all our friends as an exceptional place to get away. Mike & Carla B.

Great Value!

5 on July 22, 2013

We stayed on the third floor which is a very roomy suite with a small balcony and a very seperate little living room. I woke up earlier than my husband and was able to shower and sit out on the balcony without disturbing him. We stayed overnight on our way to Annapolis and I wished we had more than one night.

Looking forward to many wonderful return visits!

4.0 on July 20, 2013

Everyone should treat themselves to a visit to the Inn and Chesapeake City.

Thank You Bob and Carol!

5 on June 25, 2013

This was my first vacation alone and from the time they received my reservation through the time I arrived they were wonderful. Bob made sure I felt like I was staying with family and took care of everything I could possibly have needed. Checking out was truly difficult but I plan to return in the fall. 5 star all the way. Karen P.

Perfect, for what we needed.

5 on June 08, 2013

This was our first time at a B & B. We had the smallest room, but it had all we needed for our stay. Thank you, Bob and Carol for a wonderful experience! The breakfast along with your hospitality were great!!

Chesapeake City

5 on May 26, 2013

Very nice Inn a block from the C&D canal. Bob & Carol were delightful and helpful hosts and Bob's breakfast was very good. The service in the dining room and house by Samantha was outstanding. Would highly recommend if you are in the Chesapeake City area.

My stay at the Inn On The Canal

5 on May 24, 2013

My significant other and I recently stayed at the Inn (5/19 and 5/20). In my opinion, the Inn is the heart of the town. Bob, the Innkeeper is gracious and very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious, the room spotless, and the staff very friendly. Can't wait to go back!

Just gorgeous!!

5 on May 16, 2013

Stayed for a weekend visit to Chesapeake Bay area. It has plenty of restaurants nearby. A park next door with "non-stop weddings" (our weekend anyhow). Breakfasts wonderful!! Everyone helpful and easy to be around. Wolud love to go back.

Great stay

4.2 on May 12, 2013

The inn was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. Nice little getaway.


5 on May 05, 2013

Love this place!! Very clean, food was A++++. Go there when you can.

Great Stay

5 on May 01, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Inn and had a wonderful time. The room was very well kept and clean. The host was very accommodating. My husband loved waking up to the scent of breakfast cooking. Food and service was excellent. We are returning in June for a longer stay this time. Would recommend the Inn highly.

Great Get-away

4.2 on April 23, 2013

Beautiful, Historic Inn. Our room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was DELICIOUS! We'll definitely go back!

Nice getaway location

4.4 on April 22, 2013

Bob was extremely helpful and informative, and also gave us two terrific breakfasts. A quiet little town, with not much going on during the week, due to off season. Great local eateries available.

I'm Inn!

5 on April 22, 2013

Comfortable, very good and friendly service. What more can you ask? Thank you!


4.2 on April 15, 2013

We had the suite on the top floor. The balcony has a view of the canal and I got some great sunrise photos. The kitchen was stocked with free snacks, cold drinks, coffee, tea, etc. Very comfortable king size bed. Gracious hosts. But the highlight was the gourmet breakfast. Like eating at a high end restaurant! Just a note - I ranked cleanliness as "met my expectations" because the place was very clean and that is what I expect.

Awesome Stay

4.4 on April 15, 2013

Very nice old Victorian home. The owners and staff were great, friendly, and willing to answer any questions. The owner Bob is a chef and the breakfast is great! We will return again

Great week-end at Inn at the Canal

3.8 on April 12, 2013

Lovely inn with a terrific view of the canal. Lots to see and do there. Host was great, with directions and suggestions. We had relaxing late afternoons in the parlor. Lots of nice history. This was a gift from my brother and his wife. First time in a B&B for me.

Snug Harbor

5 on March 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Inn because we had a wedding to attend at the Chesapeake Inn. We stayed in the smallest room since we were only there for one night and didn't want to spend a lot of money. We loved the room and even commented on how if reminded us of our college days being small but just right for one night. The breakfast prepared by Bob was fantastic! Bob was enthusisastic and friendly during our entire stay.

Outstanding Victorian building!

5 on March 21, 2013

Staying at the Inn was an outstanding experience from a call from Bob to verify how they were handling my allergy problems to meeting me at the door to calling me by name without fail. Bob and Carol never failed to remember the reason for my trip and tell me about places to see. Breakfast was outstanding with apple-cranberry compote, local apple wood cured sausage, and French toast with blueberry topping. What a chef!

Wonderful time on the Canal

5 on March 20, 2013

Our first trip to Maryland for our nephew's wedding. We chose the Inn because we like to stay at B&Bs and this one was very close to the wedding venue. The room & bed were great, and one window looked out to the wedding venue! We spent time in the shops and restaurants of Chesapeake City and enjoyed a visit to the ACE Canal Museum. Bob & Carol made us feel very welcome and the breakfast food was delicious! Our only disappointment was the cancelled St Patrick's Day Parade!

Romantic Getaway!

4.4 on March 20, 2013

Our stay in Chesapeake City was a quiet getaway, just what my husband and I needed. Our stay at The Inn At the Canal was lovely. We stayed in the Chesapeake Haven room and it was warm and cozy. The breakfast prepared by Bob and his wife was delish. I enjoyed every bite. His coffee was outstanding!

Wonderful experience!

5 on March 14, 2013

Bob Roethe is a friendly, hospitable chef and host. The room was well-appointed and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was a delight - fruit compote, orange-and-cranberry juice cocktail, and blueberry French toast. Doesn't get much better than this!

Night away.

4.2 on February 27, 2013

We, two couples arrived on a damp and misty Sat. for afternoon tea and a stay to review for a longer weekend in Aug. We were welcomed by Bob, owner, with warmth and by our names! He showed us our rooms which we knew were to be small but very cozy and inviting with their decor. The linens & towels were fresh & crisp and inviting. We ladies met for tea with Bob & Carol, then our hubsands walked the town. The afternoon tea with home made clotted cream & fresh lemon curd was delightful as were all the other goodies. The warmth of the fire took the damp away and made the dining room cozy even with the high ceilings and the darkness of the day. The house is old and has delightful features with painted ceilings in the living & dining rooms are in need of restoration but the overall appearance of the house and the innkeepers was WARMTH! Bob & Carol shared some of the history of the town and made recommendations for dinner based on what we might like. The Sunday morning breakfast at individual tables was delicious and served promptly and again with a smile! The ever cheerful fireplace took the damp away and provided the extra feeling of comfort! We look forward to our longer stay in August and sitting on the extra long porches when we return for the car show. We highly recommend the Inn at the Canal.

Very pleasant stay on a cold winter nights

5 on February 23, 2013

Our stay was just what we wanted, quiet and comfortable. Our breakfasts were very good. We are very happy we chose to stay at The Inn at the Canal.

good visit

3.0 on February 07, 2013

this inn really is a beautiful place to stay. the room looked exactly as it did on the internet and the town of chesapeake city, md is quaint and lovely. we stayed in the off season, so the small town was very quiet and not a lot of folks were around...just what we needed. my only disappointment was that in the advertisements of this bed and breakfast, the owner boasts of being a culinary trained chef - which meant that we were expecting great things with breakfast. the food was good but it did not meet our expectations. overall, it was a lovely stay and we enjoyed our weekend.

Inn at the Canal

5 on February 07, 2013

Great place. Will stay again . Bob the owner is a terrific host.

...has it all.

4.2 on January 06, 2013

Perfect location, beautiful rooms, friendly people.

Great bed and breakfast after a wedding at the Chesapeake Inn

4.6 on December 17, 2012

I stayed at the Inn at the Canal after attending a wedding. The service owner was extremely attentive and very accommodating. For example, I told him that I would not be able to check in until later due to the fact that I was in the wedding party and going to be occupied until late in the evening, he said that a late arrival was no problem and that he would leave the keys in a secret place for me to find them when I arrived. The breakfast served the next morning was scrumptious and made personally by the owner himself. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone who needs a place to rest their head after a long night.

A great place for an off-season visit

4.8 on November 21, 2012

We had never stayed at a B&B before, always choosing hotels, but this was an exceptionally pleasant outing for us. The Inn was lovely, the innkeepers pleasant and helpful. We especially enjoyed the tasty breakfast. We will not hesitate the recommend it to our friends.

Lovely stay!

4.4 on November 07, 2012

Two of the rooms are very small, but we stayed in the Greenbrier Point room, and it was wonderful. There was a very nice view of the canal and it was a good size. Bob and Carol were very friendly and told us some history of the house, which I found very interesting. There are 2 porches for relaxing. We had a wonderful weekend!

Lovely B&B

5 on November 07, 2012

We were welcomed as old friends and served a wonderful breakfast the next morning.

Makes you feel like you're at home

4.8 on October 16, 2012

The savory breakfast smells wafting up the staircase made me feel like was a child again, walking down the staircase to mom's Christmas breakfast.

Weekend getaway

5 on October 13, 2012

Charming town. Breakfast Day 1 was pumpkin panckakes. Breakfast Day 2 was Eggs with Brie and Ham. Room called "Snug Harbor" is indeed snug but romantic. The bathroom door didn't close all the way. Given the tight quarters, total privacy between loo and bedroom would improve upon a great experience!

very relaxing weekend

4.8 on October 09, 2012

My husband and I recently spent a weekend at this B&B. It was a really great experience. The innkeeper is a chef and the breakfasts were amazing. The rooms were very clean and the housekeeper/ waitress was very friendly and hardworking.

Stay Here!

5 on October 05, 2012

We wanted a mid-week retreat for my birthday, so we did the research, read all the reviews, and took the leap. Glad we did because the reviews were accurate and we were not disappointed with the Inn. We stayed in the Upper Bay Suite for two nights. Because it was mid-week, the Inn was quiet and we were given a tour of the rooms. The rooms had individual personalities, views, and sizes. What they had in commom was cleanliness and beautiful decor. Our bed was comfortable and we used our private balcony to view the ships and watch the evening sky. Bob, owner and chef, was personable, hospitable, and very accommodating. We had a wonderful, stress-free retreat. We would do it again and we would definitely stay at the Inn.

Lovely Place!

4.2 on October 03, 2012

A lovely B&B in a good location. Warmly greeted by Bob, a very personable, friendly and accommodating innkeeper!

my first time in a bed & breakfast

4.2 on September 27, 2012

the rooms are smaller than a hotel but very nice & cozy. The owner made a fantastic breakfast and was very nice. The whole town was very quiet and what a view of the chesapeake bay.

Great place to stay in Chesapeake City!

4.2 on September 23, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here. Bob and his staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed. The building and the town have a rich history in which Bob is very well versed. Excellent kayaking and nice running/biking trails. Will definitely be back!

Great place to stay!!!

5 on August 28, 2012

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying at the Inn!! Bob is awesome! He's full if interesting knowlendge about the town and an amazing cook.. Breakfast was perfect!

Fantastic B&B

4.2 on August 20, 2012

My husband and I needed a midweek getaway and we selected the Inn at the Canal and I am so glad we did. From the moment we were greeted at the door until our departure we were surrounded by pleasant conversation, beautiful antiques, and wonderful service. Our room was lovely with a great view of the canal. Snacks and beverages were always available along with great literature telling of the Chesapeake City area. The housekeeper was friendly and very helpful guiding us to a great restaurant for dinner. If you are looking for a clean, relaxing B&B in a quaint town then this is the place for you. I can hardly wait to return.

Wonderful and peaceful B&B!

5 on August 08, 2012

We stayed at the Back Creek, and the whole experience was fantastic. The owners kindly accommodated our late arrival. The room was clean and comfortable, as was the entire house and common areas. The breakfast was delicious! All in all, we would definitely stay there again. By far the nicest place to stay in Chesapeake City.

Inn at the Canal

4.2 on August 06, 2012

A lovely setting and close to all shops and restaurants. The innkeepers and staff were very personable and accommodating. Would highly recommend this place!

It really was a "Snug Harbor"!

4.2 on July 25, 2012

We stayed at the Inn at the Canal for 3 nights in the "Snug Harbor" room. It was really great! Bob is a wonderful host, and his breakfasts were scrumptious. He was so friendly and gracious, getting out his bass guitar for my husband to strum on after they realized they were both bass players. His staff was very sweet and helpful. The room was as advertised, very "cozy", but we loved it. It was the perfect place to relax in the blindingly hot July afternoons. The bathroom was a good size, and the windows looked out onto the quaint main street and gave us a fascinating view of the tall bridge that arcs over the canal. This town is very unique. Very fun to walk around, cute shops, historic houses with plaques. My favorite thing was the historic boat tour on the Miss Claire, guided by a 5th generation? resident of the town. Very affordable, and totally worth it. Same as the Inn!! Come check out the barges and ships floating serenely by and take a breath of fresh air!

Another Great Stay at "Inn at the Canal B & B"

5 on July 16, 2012

Always enjoy our stay at Inn at the Canal.... Accommodations are lovely and food is delicious!

Amazing Inn

5 on July 10, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a 3 day stay at the Inn at The Canal. The inn was beautiful and our room was great. We stayed in Cassidy Wharf and the room was good size and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the AC worked great in the 100+ temps outside. Each morning we had a great breakfast of eggs, pancakes and omelettes. Bob and Carol were both very nice and everyone made us feel right at home. We will certainly return next time we are in Chesapeke city.

Great Hosts

5 on July 10, 2012

The hosts made us feell very welcome in their home. The town was quaint and woderful. Go ahead and stay at the Inn At the Canal, you won't regret it : )

weekend getaway

4.4 on July 09, 2012

Enjoyed sitting on the porch with a drink in hand. Excellent breakfast! Long soaking tub was very enjoyable.

Anniversary Getaway

4.0 on July 06, 2012

I whisked my wife away for our 24th wedding anniv. The Inn at the Canal was lovely. We truly enjoyed our stay. Bob was a gracious host and the breakfast was fabulous. Samantha was delightful to chat with. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this welcoming B&B.

Couldn't have asked for a better stay!

4.8 on June 25, 2012

The Inn was a wonderful place to stay--and the hospitality accorded us by evryone was just awesome! Chef Bob's pancakes were super...

Great stay at a lovely place...

4.4 on June 18, 2012

We stayed in Greenbrier and Chesapeake Haven rooms. We wanted rooms that were easy to get to each other since we were staying with elderly parents. Our rooms were lovely, bathrooms great, and the breakfasts, delicious. Our hosts were kind, thoughtful, and even made a phone call for us so that we could take a trip in the Miss Clair boat out into the bay. We loved our stay and hope to return!

Inn At the Canal

3.2 on June 17, 2012

Very pleasant, but we did not use air conditioning and the nearby bars on the waterfront were fairly noisy.

Best Wedding Weekend Stay Possible!

5 on June 13, 2012

My now husband and I booked the suite at the Inn at the Canal for our wedding weekend in Chesapeake City. The owners are wonderful and friendly and you can tell they love their inn and what they do. They were amazing to all of our guests and to us. They were accommodating when I came down a little late for breakfast the morning of the wedding because of hair and makeup and happily whipped me up a yummy cheese omelet even though they were cleaning up. Food was awesome! The assistant in the kitchen is such a sweet lady. We will absolutely be back and will highly recommend the Inn at the Canal to anyone we meet!

Relaxing weekend

5 on June 13, 2012

We've stayed at several B&B's and our stay at the Inn at the Canal is one of the best experiences. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable and the staff was superb. We just wanted a get away weekend and found we could relax and enjoy the slow pace of the lovely town. We loved their big porches!

Will Stay Here Again

4.4 on June 12, 2012

Had a great nights sleep and thoroughly enjoyed soaking in the European tub along with the provided bubble bath. A scrumptous breakfast was prepared by a professionally trained chef. Beautiful view off of the side porch...a must see.

Bathe Before Leaving Home

3.2 on June 02, 2012

While the Inn at the Canal is a generally well-run establishment in a very nice town, at least one of its rooms, the Back Creek, has a major weakness. What is described as a “European soaking tub” is actually a dangerous contraption that allows you to neither shower nor bathe in comfort or safety. I’ve never seen another tub like it. It has a big hump in the bottom where one’s back-end goes (which raises one out of the water they are meant to soak in), and its width narrows dramatically at the other end (where one’s legs are meant to be relaxing). The hump causes an extremely unsafe situation when one has soapy feet, and without the grab-bar on the wall, one could not stay upright while showering. If you are a daredevil contortionist on holiday and looking for a thrill, I recommend the Back Creek room. However, if you plan to relax in an inviting tub after a long trip, or if you are not physically up to rigors described above, please request a room with a less challenging tub.

Innkeeper Response
Back Creek is our most popular room. Never heard a concern or comment like this, actually you can find most guests love and comment so about these tubs. Of course this guest also didn't list how we bent over backwards with all of his request for special allergies, which we are always happy to do. Here is another perfect example of "Did you think of mentioning it while you were here?? could have move guest to a different room. Also first time I've ever received a request for a refund because of a bath tub. Other B&B owners beware.

wonderful stay!

4.8 on May 01, 2012

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious gourmet breakfast. What a great value.

Couldn't be happier

4.4 on April 28, 2012

I was on a business trip and brought my wife and young daughter along while I was working during the day. Bob and Carol could not have been more accommodating - we appreciate it.

The Inn

4.2 on April 26, 2012

It was a lovely place and very historic. The room was a bit small but the care and food was wonderful.

April 2012

5 on April 25, 2012

The bed was very comfortable and the food was declicious.

celebration review

4.2 on February 28, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Inn at the Canal. The room was small but exceeded our expectations. I would recommend the Inn at the Canal as the owners were very hospitable. Chesapeake City is a quaint little town. Experience a pub crawl, we did!

A great weekend getaway!

4.6 on February 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I came to the Inn at the Canal for a belated Valentine's Day/early anniversary weekend and we weren't disappointed. The house was gorgeous, the room was cozy and delightful, and overall we had a wonderful experience. Oh, and whatever you do, don't miss that breakfast! Delicious!

Valentine's Day Weekend

4.8 on February 15, 2012

I recently went to the Inn At The Canal for Valentine's Day and thought it was adorable! Although it was the off-season and the town was not very busy, my boyfriend and I had a great time exploring and meeting the locals. The Inn was a perfect get-a-way with friendly owners, an amazing breakfast, and all the amenities we could possible need. They even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. I would definitely recommend it, and plan to return over the summer!

Cozy B&B by C&D Canal in Chesapeake City, MD

3.6 on January 16, 2012

If you want to be on the water with good restaurants nearby, Chesapeake City is the place to go. Our hosts were very nice and the homemade breakfast was tasty. The historic house is in the midst of the town and our room had a wonderful view of the water and the sunrise.

We'll Be Back!

5 on December 19, 2011

We wanted to do something different for our anniversary, so chose the Inn for a nice overnight. We had no idea that it would be so totally charming. The house and it's amenities are wonderful, the bed was almost too comfortable to get out of (once I managed to get IN it ... it is really high), the shower was fantastic, the food was extremely tasty. But, really the best of all were probably Bob & Carol themselves. What a wealth of information they are ... about the area, the business, cooking ... pretty much anything you want to talk about. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time and will be back next year for more of the same!

We had an awesome stay and can't wait to go back again! Thank you!

5 on December 04, 2011

The inn keepers at the Inn at the Canal Bed & Breakfast were WONDEFUL! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend staying at this location! You will enjoy it thoroughly! Thank you!

Back to the Inn

5 on November 23, 2011

We first stayed at the Inn over a cold weekend last winter with a group of friends and have been wanting to return. Bob and Carol are indescribable as Innkeepers and greeted us like old friends. Definitely a place to return again and again.

Inn at the Canal

4.4 on November 10, 2011

Our 4th wedding anniversary overnight in lovely Chesapeake City, MD. Our room at the Inn had a great view of the large freighters sailing up and down the C & D Canal. The Inn is historic and beautifully decorated with period furnitre and paintings and Bob, the owner is interesting, gracious and made us feel right at home. He is also a CIA trained chef and served a very tasty breakfast. The town itself is like going back in time and we enjoyed all the little shops and taverns. The Canal Museum right in town was well done and history buffs will enjoy the exhibits and story of the building and engineering of this man made wonder. Would recommend this Inn to anyone for a relaxed and interesting get away!

LOVED this place!

5 on October 24, 2011

I came to find this place through a friend of the family who own it. My boyfriend and I spent a long weekend here to hide away and could NOT have been happier! Not only is the town adorable and has everything you could want (boutique shopping, good restaurants, bars, but also beautiful peace and quiet and nature), the inn was clean, the service perfect and the view from the bedroom stunning. We cannot wait to go back!

October weekend away 10/14/11

2.8 on October 21, 2011

Nice victorian Inn, clean with nice location to the canal. However the mattress in our room (Back Creek) which ironically is what our backs did in the morning, needs to be replaced. At the end of the day we were expecting to climb into a nice warm cozy bed instead it was like sleeping on a piece of plywood. It was so bad that we left and did not stay our second night. At a loss to us of $179.00. The TV in the room also needs updating it was a 12" that's 12 as in a foot inches . We could just about make it out from the slab we were laying on. The owner is also a chef and let me say those 2 pumpkin pancakes were delicous, they left us longing for more only there were no more. We did enjoy sitting on the porch, and had a nice dinner at the marina, and the shops in town are also very charming.

Innkeeper Response
I apologize for the delay in responding to your review. To be quite honest with you, I really didn't know how to respond. Your room was "Back Creek",the most requested and popular room with never a mention by any guest of anything other than wonderful. I guess what I really can't figure out concerning the bed and the pancake is, if these concerns were affecting the quality of your weekend, why on earth did you not mention any of them. The situation could have been easily resolved. We could have easily put you in another room a couple rooms were available. The pancakes didn't and never do run out. You could have had them stacked to the ceiling. We take pride in ensuring the needs of our guests are met, I am so sorry we did not have the oppourtunity to do so for you.

Beautiful B&B

4.2 on October 12, 2011

Very pretty, clean, nicely decorated room. Owners very helpful and pleasant.

Weekend Getaway

3.4 on September 28, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Inn At The Canal B&B and would stay there again. The place was wonderfully decorated and we felt comfortable staying there without the awkward B&B feel (where you don't know the people but are staying in their 'home'). The food was fantastic and service delightfully pleasant.

Delightful hosts and charming inn!

4.0 on September 12, 2011

Our hosts were helpful but not pushy. The breakfast was both delicious and satisfying. The porch looks out over the canal and was very relaxing. Not alot to do in Chesapeake City, but we had an amazing dinner at the Chesapeake Inn. The cost for the room is as reasonable as you are going to get anywhere at a B & B!

Stay of August 19-20,2011

4.0 on August 24, 2011

Great experience. Only complaint is the shower; changed from VERY HOT to VERY COLD w/o warning!!

Mid week stay

3.0 on August 22, 2011

Although the room was lovely, I was a bit disappointed. The other B&Bs in Chesepeake City provide freshly baked treats each day. Here they only had store bought cookies. Also, the breakfast was very ordinary; scrambled eggs and a sausage link.

Our belated 25th wedding anniversary get away!

4.4 on August 13, 2011

Al and I celabrated our 25th wedding anniversay with a trip to Chesapeake City,MD. We stayed at The Inn at the Canal Bed and Breakfast. We were greeted at the door by Bob the Inn's owner. Bob was a wonderful host and we really enjoyed ourselves. We stayed in the suite, it was very spacious and just perfect for our romantic get away celebration. Thank you Bob for the wonderful memories!

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on August 07, 2011

This place is wonderful!!! Bob and Carol are so attentive and kind! My husband and I had a wonderful time! The only comment from my husband is the TV is small and dated but I didn't care! We will be back!

Great Porch!

4.4 on August 04, 2011

My husband and I brought my elderly father for a two-day stay by the water. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the water. Breakfast was wonderful each day and the rooms very comfortable. Given that the temps were near 100, the rooms were well air conditioned. We appreciated being able to watch the Tour de France on Versus in our rooms and my husband rode his mountain bike on the Canal Trail (20+ miles). We hope to come back to Chesapeake City with more family at Thanksgiving.

Twin Sisters 75th Birthday Get-a-way-Plus Surprise Party

5 on July 24, 2011

Our children gave us this neat get-a-way in Chesapeake City because I had never been there and really wanted to see the historic town and shops and B&B's. The Inn was fantastic with a nice room with a view of the canal. Walking distance to everywhere we went. They also included a special early dinner at the Chesapeake Inn. Carol, the innkkeeper watched for us and allowed us to come in through the kitchen door from our side area parking. That saved us extra steps as the weather was 100 or so. She was delightful. We were very excited (like two little kids) having not celebrated our birthday together ALONE since we were kids. We love our families-they're so loving and caring, but we just wanted to hang out together ALONE! We then met Bob, the other half of Carol, and the best chef, ever. We took pictures of everything-the porch, the dining room, the back of the charming house, where our bedroom was located and the very old style hats (two which we wore in our day) of course, modeling them. Exploring the town, finding The Tap Room. Want crabs, Alaska king crab legs or lobster tail, dat's de place!! We ate lunch there and couldn't finish my all-you-can-eat crabs ( big whoppers), Bob left me put them in their personel refrigerator so I could take them home. What hosts! We found ourselves "reporting" in each time we came and went, somewhat like to a family member. They were always happy about our enjoying ourselves, like family. Before we went to our special dinner, we told them and they said to have a good time. Guess what? Our kids were there to surprise us (some 30) and guess who was in on it from the beginning?!! When we came back, they said they could hardly keep from giggling!! You have to know this secret was kept since February by everyone. Bob and Carol have become "family" and you will enjoy them, too. We certainly will return.


4.0 on July 24, 2011

We stayed at the Inn at the Canal overnight on our way from North Carolina to Connecticut. Everything was just what we wanted. Nice room, great hosts, pretty gardens, quaint town, superb breakfast.

Inn at the Canal - A Pleasant Surprize

4.6 on July 08, 2011

The Inn at the Canal is the place to stay in Chesapeake City. The Innkeepers are friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The breakfasts are outstanding and the rooms impeccable clean. The location is right in the heart of the Chesapeake City historic area, and provides outstanding views of the canal right off the veranda or your room.

Anniversary Celebration at Inn at the Canal

5 on July 02, 2011

Beautiful room with a lovely view of the water. The owners are very friendly and accommodating and serve a delicious freshly made gourmet style breakfast. A great way to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary.

Beyond my expectations

5 on June 03, 2011

Relaxing, convenient and just what we needed. Great breakfast and very helpful innkeepers.

Great place!

3.6 on May 25, 2011

The room was small, but comfortable. No air conditoner, so it was a little warm at night. Seemed to have some ants in the bathroom, and the climb into the tub is a challenge. Hosts were excellent and breakfast was superb.

Innkeeper Response
Hi, thanks for your review. Not sure which guests you were. Can't understand comments, two smaller rooms,when these rooms are booked,it is clearly explained that they are small but comfortable, we have plenty of larger rooms and ALL of our rooms HAVE air conditioning.We have not had any issues with any of them not functioning. Our feeling is that perhaps you were a last minute late check in and the AC in you room wasn't apparent to you. Glad you liked everything else. Do come back. Plenty of AC and LARGE rooms. thanks.

Delightful place!

4.4 on April 28, 2011

Great spot, fascinating view of the D and C Canal, and the shipping that takes place on it. Bob's a fantastic cook, fun to talk with, and well aware of interesting local attractions. We stayed off-season, so there were few other guests, and much enjoyed the fun Victorian atmosphere of the house.

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on April 22, 2011

What a relaxing and wonderful time. Very friendly innkeepers who enjoy what they do

Relaxing Stay

4.2 on March 25, 2011

We have returned to this Inn at least once a year for many years and have stayed in a few of the rooms. Most have soaking tubs which I find a particular inviting feature. There are good places to eat, cute shops, and the canal to sit and relax along, all within a few steps from the Inn.


4.4 on March 16, 2011

Our recent stay at Inn at the Canal was our first time at a bed and breakfast. We were extremely pleased with the experience. Our hosts were friendly, attentive, and made us feel very welcome. We particularly enjoyed our breakfast experience. Bob (host) prepares the food and everything was outstanding. I recommend Inn at the Canal to anyone looking for a relaxing and quiet weekend. There is just enough to do in the area to keep you entertained, but still quiet enough to enjoy and relax.

Inn AT the Canal

3.8 on March 13, 2011

The Inn is beautiful. Very close to everything. There was quite a lot of noise in the am prior to breakfast coming from the kitchen, however this would not stop me from staying there in the future. All and all it was a very nice stay.

Could Not Have Asked For Anything Better

5 on March 09, 2011

Beautiful and rustic. Very charming. The owners are very gracious and go out of their way to make your stay a great experience.

Personable Hosts, comfortable room

4.6 on March 03, 2011

Upon arival we were greated warmly and offered a upgrade of our room. B & B is located in a quaint and historically interesting little town. Had 2 wonderful breakfasts and some friendly conversations with our hosts.

Relaxing getaway

4.6 on February 16, 2011

Absolutely wonderful breakfast! Great location with views of water, very comfortable beds. One (very short) block from an outstanding restaurant, The Bayard.

Chilly weekend, Cozy room!

4.6 on February 07, 2011

My husband & I had a getaway weekend at the Inn for his 50th birthday, in the middle of January! Bob & Carol were very friendly and the breakfasts were delicious! The room was a bit small but very cozy!

We love this place

5 on January 05, 2011

Host and Hostess are friendly and so is the town. Breakfast was great. We would recommend this B&B to anyone.

A treat for the soul

4.0 on December 21, 2010

There is nothing like staying in an old home with character, and the Inn at the Canal is an ideal setting. Carol and Bob were gracious and welcoming, and the Inn feels like a home. Scrumptious and elegant breakfast next morning rounded off a very nice stay. I just wish we'd been able to stay longer!

Great B&B

5 on December 07, 2010

The Inn at the Canal is in a great location- near shopping and dining. It is a beautiful, cozy place with very clean rooms and the owners are very kind. Breakfast was fabulous each day. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back when the weather is warm.

Great stay at the Inn at the Canal

4.2 on December 07, 2010

Fabulous breakfast. Room was very nice and house was quiet.

Great Experiance

5 on November 19, 2010

This was our first time staying at a B&B. I am glad we stayed at the Inn at the Canal.

I'll be back!!!

5 on November 15, 2010

Everything was excellent. My wife is going to set up a cooking weekend with her friends.

Beautiful Inn, Outstanding Inn keepers

4.6 on November 05, 2010

Stayed in the upper bay suite. Includes bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, and a deck that overlooks the water. Would recommend to anyone traveling with children, plenty of room. Inn keepers personable and accommodating. Breakfasts were great!!

Another wonderful stay

4.8 on October 20, 2010

We have stayed here several times with the previous owners and it is one of our favorite B&Bs in the US. The new owners are also wonderful and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will come back. B&B, Lusby, Maryland

Greatest Weekend Ever!

5 on September 27, 2010

My husband and I went to the Inn At The Canal in Chesapeake City, MD to celebrate our 20th. Anniversary and we had the most fabulous time! Bob and Carol Roethke have created a peaceful and serene atmosphere at their Inn and we had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Their breakfast menu is truly gourmet! The blueberry french toast is to die for! The little town of Chesapeake City is quaint and charming and the Inn fits perfectly there. We cannot wait to return!

Perfect, romantic, quiet, relaxing and great muffins!!!

4.8 on September 08, 2010

Don and I were there for 3 perfect nights we were there as our grandson was getting married in Philly on the weekend but we went up early to relax. We could not have found a better place the bed was very comfortable, the linens top of the line, and the room was very clean. Bob and Carol made us feel very at home help us plan day trips the Mt. Harmon Plantation is about 20 minutes away and well worth the trip and the early bird special served 3 till 5 at the Yacht Club served the best food in the entire village. The Bed and Breakfast "The Inn on the Canal" is one that we would go back to just to sit on the porch and watch the boats or just have a glass of wine and talk and the home is exquisite. Great place we loved our stay there.

Hidden Gem on the Chesapeake

5 on September 08, 2010

We decided to try something different... and we can't stop telling our friends about it. What a gem. The Inn is charming, the food is excellent and the hosts are a delight. Chesapeake City is a forgotten jewel in the bay area - very few people know about it and therefore, it is one very special getaway. For a relaxing and gentle "chill out", I can't think of a better place. We loved it and can't wait to return. This is especially welcome if you are used to the hectic pace of Route 95 North and the Jersey Turnpike, yet it is only about 15 minutes from that madness and a real trip down memory lane. This is the way a small town used to be and the history of the Canal is impressive. Just right for a day or two of R & R. Highly recommend.

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

5 on August 25, 2010

Bob and Carol, I apologize for neglecting to record our impressions in the register(senior moment) but we wanted to offer some kind remarks. We enjoyed our two days at your wonderful Inn immensely. The Inn is beautiful and just the perfect setting for a calm relaxing weekend. We had a great time leaving the car parked and walking to all the shops, docks, and restaurants. The two of you made us feel very, very welcome in your home and we appreciate that very much. Sipping our coffee, watching the boats in the porch rockers after the two superb gourmet breakfasts was a definite hi-lite of the weekend. We also enjoyed our dinners at both the Bayard House and the Chesapeake Inn and truly believe we consumed the best crab imperial tasted in our lives at the Chesapeake Inn. Your recommendations were right on the mark. We have done many B & B weekend getaways over the past 20+ years. Our stay at you Inn was one of the best experiences we have had and we can’t wait to schedule a return visit. We will try to bring some friends with us next time. Sincerely and with thanks, Carl & Chris

Happy Anniversary to us!

5 on August 05, 2010

My husband stayed at the Inn for our anniversary. We met Bob, but Carol was working. Bob is fulfilling his dream being a Chef, but most importantly, he has character. The Inn is beautiful with architectual surroundings, extremely clean, and very welcoming. As soon as you arrive, you will feel the warmth all around. We had the best time. Thank you Bob & Carol for making our anniversary a special one by your hospitality.

Relaxing weekend

5 on October 15, 2009

We had a great relaxing weekend. it was located by the canal, quiet town, able to sit by the water. owners of B&B very nice & helpful and made us feel at home.

A 5-Star B&B!

5 on September 08, 2009

We had such a amazing time staying at the Inn At The Canal. It is right in the middle of a quaint town - within walking distance of several good restaurants and shopping. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the whole house was inviting and relaxing. Breakfast was super delicious. Only good things to say - and we will definitely be back to stay again soon!

Wonderful 1st Time B&B Experience

5 on September 07, 2009

My husband and I stumbled upon Chesapeake City, MD on an unplanned vacation. We arrived late and were so pleasently suprised that the innkeepers, Al & Mary were able to accommodate us immediately! The inn is beautiful, the food is top notch, and Al & Mary were great hosts! We stayed in Cara's Cove and it was a lovely room as we slept "under the stars!!" We are planning to make this a yearly trip!

Best B&B we ever visited!

5 on September 01, 2009

View of C&D canal was outstanding. Watched sunrise over the water from our bed. Breakfast was fresh, delicious and plentiful. The presentation of our breakfast was tops -- colorful, elegant, relaxed. Mary & Al have our vote as best B&B ever!

Wonderful weekend getaway at the Chesapeake

4.8 on July 31, 2009

Charming home in walking distance of everything we wanted to do. Delicious breakfast! Used local produce & herbs. A different twist on familiar recipes -- served with grace with antique silver and lovely china.

Wonderful time at the Inn

5 on April 07, 2009

This B&B was beautifully appointed and lovingly cared for. Al and Mary were great hosts and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. We will definitely return!

A great weekend getaway

5 on March 30, 2009

We return every year to stay at the Inn at the Canal. Al and Mary are so accommodating and the food is always delicious! Cathy and Greg

lovely inn

3.2 on December 18, 2008

The inn was lovely. breakfasts were delicious. Wish there was a bit more 'hands-on' interactions from innkeepers.

A B&B star--literally!

5 on December 09, 2008

We booked the smallest room, "Snug Harbor". It is beautifully decorated and has a nice sized bath. Stars glowed on the ceiling when we turned in for the night! Breakfasts were yummy and tastefully presented on antique dinnerware. The long side porch is a winner for relaxing and looking at the canal!

Inn at the Canal

5 on November 21, 2008

This inn was delightful, decorated beautifully, very comfortable bed and bath. Food was delicious. host and hostess were very gracious.

Inn at the Canal

5 on November 21, 2008

We had an outstanding visit. Great environment and breakfast!

can't get enough

5 on November 17, 2008

An elegant spot, in a quaint, historic town. Amazing breakfasts! We can never get enough of the Inn at the Canal!

Zoet review

5 on November 10, 2008


Zoet's Stay

5 on November 03, 2008

My husband surprised me with a "romantic getaway" weekend. He chose the Inn at the Canal. Working in downtown Baltimore, it was fantastic to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Mary and Al made us feel so welcome! The accomodations were outstanding! Mary and Al did an awesome job of preparing breakfast. Not only was the food tasty, but the presentation was excellent! Our weekend was wonderful!!! We are so relaxed and stress free once again! Thank you Mary and Al for our wonderful weekend! We will definately refer your Inn to family and friends! Hope to see you again real soon! Debbie and Tony Zoet


4.8 on September 09, 2008

Room was 1st class. Breakfast and hosts were terrific.

Hot Deals

4.0 on September 05, 2008

Although this Inn appeared on the Hot Deals last week showing inexpensive rooms for 3 or 4 nights (Friday thru Monday), they only had a room available for a Friday night when I called.

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on August 23, 2008

My husband and I took an early spring weekend getaway here.

Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast

5 on August 14, 2008

Wedding Weekend Thank you for the wounderful hospitality. We'll come back!


5 on July 23, 2008

Al & Mary, you made Brian & I feel so welcomed. Everything was beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. I told everyone that would listen to me that they need to go & see you.

A Weekend in Heaven

5 on July 17, 2008

A warm and charming environment so comfortable we felt like we were home. We stepped back in time and lost ourselves in nostalgia. It truly was a 4 star sleepover. It was so relaxing we didn't want to leave. Al and Mary Ioppolo made us feel like family. We can't wait to go back!

Excellent as always

5 on July 16, 2008

Inn at the Canal in our opinion is the best around and is the only place we will stay. Service is excellent and Mary & Al are outstanding & we love them very much.


5 on July 15, 2008

This was the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Mary & Al were terrific hosts. We both loved the Victorian motif. Better than the B&B's in the U.K & Scotland.

An Exquisite Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 15, 2008

A beautifully decorated historic house with many antiques that adds so much to the ambiance. Has wonderful water views. The Innkeepers are very kind and friendly and add some nice personal touches. The food was delicious, too!

A beautiful Stay

5 on July 08, 2008

You will love the comfortable bed and well-decorated rooms. Breakfast is homemade and always delicious.

Pleasant Stopover.

4.8 on June 09, 2008

This is a perfect get away while visiting at U.of Delaware. Near enough for College activities, but a peaceful distance for a dinner and sleep.

Inn at the Canal

5 on June 02, 2008

Excellent! Lovely people and wonderful meal. Felt like we were at home or with family. Got my husband to eat melon for the first time!


4.4 on May 30, 2008

Romantic, quiet, relaxing, and great breakfast.

Every detail was well thought out to make guests feel at home and comfortable

4.4 on May 15, 2008

Mary, the owner, told me she and her husband stayed overnight in each room at the inn. To experience what a guest would feel and it shows in every thoughtful detail, pleasant decor, great beds, delicious breakfasts, chocolate treats on your bed and stars on the ceiling.

Inn At The Canal Getaway

4.8 on May 15, 2008

We had a thoroughly enjoyable overnight stay with Mary and Al at the Inn at the Canal, Chesapeake City, MD. The accomodations were very comfortable and elegant-mid 19th century, as is the town. The town is interesting with good restaurants and views of the water. A thoroughly enjoyable getaway!

Worth the detour from I-95

3.0 on May 13, 2008

A classic B&B in an 1870s house, which offers gracious, friendly hospitality, comfortable accomodation and a well organized welcome for our late arrival. Worth the detour to visit the C&D Canal Museum.

Wonderful Spring Escape

5 on May 13, 2008

A lovely inn in a pretty town with water views. A very relaxing stay - with an elegant breakfast. What more could one want?

First Stay at B&B

4.4 on May 13, 2008

Was pleasantly surprised at how nice our stay was. Everything was wonderful!

Weekend wedding

5 on April 27, 2008

My wife and I were very impressed with all aspects of the Inn. The room was charming and very well kept. The innkeepers were very cordial and accomodating. We fell in love with the charm of the inn and its location. We will surely return for another visit.

Chesapeake City, who knew?

4.8 on March 05, 2008

We really enjoyed our stay. Mary and Al run a nice Inn and the breakfast was the best we ever had at a B&B. The walk along the north side of the canal was also enjoyable. This is a great weekend getaway place.


5 on January 20, 2008


One of our favorites

5 on December 24, 2007

We've stayed here many times. Especially love the suite on the 3rd floor. Great town, great inn and friendly hosts. You won't be disappointed!

Best of a Charming Town

5 on October 16, 2007

A lovely setting with welcoming innkeepers and gourmet breakfasts. Rates A + all the way.

Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $110 - $229
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