Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast

104 Bohemia Ave , Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1218 USA (Show map)
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Waterfront views of canal and basin from porches and most of the rooms, historic home circa 1870, located in the heart of the Historic District of this waterside village on the Chesapeake and Delaware canal. Browse the gift and antique shops, dine at one of 8 fine restaurants, kayak, hike or relax on the inn's waterside porch and watch the ships and boats pass by. Bob and Carol Roethke are the owners and innkeepers and together they offer a warm and relaxing 19th century atmosphere along with wifi and all the modern conveniences, not to mention an excellent breakfast prepared by Culinary Institute of America trained owner and chef Bob.



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

Lovely place to stay

5 on December 27, 2017

Needing to be in Chesapeake City for a family event we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. From the booking process, I am based in the UK, to accommodating the fact that my son, flying in from LA, would arrive at different times, Bob & Carol were able to accommodate our requirements. We chose the Upper Bay suite which worked for us as a father and son, but would equally work for a couple or a small family. Breakfasts were delicious and never the same. Bob, Carol and Samantha, Bob’s assistant, made us feel welcome, and were never intrusive. The Inn is located in the centre of Chesapeake City with places to visit or eat within walking distance but is also close enough to the freeway arteries to get you around.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was wonderful to have you and your son stay with us. We enjoyed having you both here tremendously and enjoyed speaking with both of you. We hope we see you both again in the future. Thanks again.

- Bob (Owner)

Great room, great people. Would definitely stay here again!

4.4 on October 30, 2017

I would highly recommend reserving the Upper Bay suite if you can. It's more like a small apartment. Bob was very helpful and helped me to arrange a special weekend for my wife's 60th birthday. He is also an accomplished chef - breakfasts were incredible and spoiled his guests with very tasty choices. We had a very special weekend staying there. Plenty of places to visit within walking distance, as well as excellent places to dine. I would also recommend Prime 225, which is just down the street (a 5 minute walk). A little expensive, but the cuisine is amazing, as was the service.

A fine room, and excellent hospitality

4.0 on October 26, 2017

All in a picturesque town with historic Victorian homes and interesting shops. The breakfast at the Inn At The Canal was excellent.

Perfect Birthday

5 on October 07, 2017

Thanks to Bob, my mother had a perfect 87th birthday. As a native of Chesapeake , she has stories to tell and memories to stir. Bob was interested in listening to my mother and asking questions about the history of the Inn and town. Bob made her feel like a million bucks. My mother, sister and I enjoyed staying at the Inn. We loved the accommodations, location and breakfast. The third floor balcony was a hit, a beautiful city to view from a high spot. Thanks goes to Samantha, Bob’s assistant, who was warm and friendly. Everyone paid attention to details; especially the ones that warm your heart making sure the experience goes beyond expectations.

The Perfect Choice

4.8 on September 29, 2017

We had a wonderful 2 night stay At the Inn. The room was exceptional, the Hospitality was warm and the Breakfast on both days was wonderful. My Wife is Celiac (Gluten Free not by choice). Bob took the time to create meals to fit her needs. Above and Beyond. We will be back. Thank You !!!

Great Location - Service - Ambiance

5 on September 26, 2017

Just a 1 hour 15 minute ride from Bucks County Chesapeake City, MD has much to offer. We were lucky enough to book a room on Sunday morning with the intention of watching the Eagles game on the outdoor deck at the Chesapeake Inn which sits behind the Inn at the Canal Bed and Breakfast. We couldn't have had a better day! If you like shopping, eating with a waterfront view, you must visit Chesapeake City. The accommodations at the Inn at the Canal were clean, cozy and had me wishing for another night stay. We were greeted with an excellent breakfast of fresh home-made muffins, blueberry French toast, fresh fruit. Bob and Carol thank you!! We can't wait to come back again.

Great location

4.6 on September 24, 2017

My wife and I spent 2 at Inn at the Canal. We really enjoyed Chesapeake City and this B&B placed us right in the center of all that the village has to offer. This Inn is very quaint and the Inn keeper were very hospitable and friendly, willingly offering information and suggestions about the local area. Our room was nicely appointed and reflected the charm of the late 19th from the era when the house was built. Having Bob, the owner, being a trained chef meant that breakfast was a treat to be saviored each morning. I would stay here again.

Quaint and Relaxing with an Outstanding Breakfast

4.6 on September 24, 2017

This was our 2nd stay and we will continue to come back! The rooms are comfy and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The full course breakfast was our favorite and we are looking forward to our next visit!!!

Love that Colonial House

4.6 on September 23, 2017

Really enjoyed a long labor day weekend there. While a little pricey, it certainly is competitive with other B&Bs in Chesapeake City. The food was very good, and they accomodate extra guests we had very graciously. We also had a wonderful rainy day playing board games in the livingroom. It was a real piece of home.

Outstanding hospitality

4.6 on September 10, 2017

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful B&B during a short relaxing get away to Chesapeake City. The hospitality of the innkeepers was more than we expected. We had a great breakfast each morning with Bob being very attuned to special dietary restrictions while still offering delicious and fresh foods. It would be easy to become accustomed to having a culinary trained chef making breakfast for us everyday. Each room at the Inn At The Canal has a unique charm in a historic home. The age of the house brings its own character for the guests staying there. The location is close to everything is Chesapeake City, the innkeepers are very kind and helpful, all key ingredients to a pleasant vacation.

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Rooms & Rates

Back Creek

Back Creek

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

Cara Cove

Cara Cove

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

Cassidy Wharf

Cassidy Wharf

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

Chesapeake Haven

Chesapeake Haven

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

Upper Bay Suite

Upper Bay Suite

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

Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor

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

Greenbrier Point

Greenbrier Point

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

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Location Type

Waterside village, Airport, City, Countryside, Village

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Mt. Harmon Plantation, Baltimore and Phila in an hour, Herb Farm, Longwood Gardens, Lighthouses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine , Afternoon refreshments, waterside porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Water Tours, Driving tour, Flying tour, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

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



Bob and Carol Roethke

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , cats blocked from guest areas

About the innkeepers

Professional chef. Area history,tourism and travel, antiques and art.

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  • Time Served: 8-10
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Gluten free, diabeti, others - please ask!

Signature Dish

Blueberry Cobbler French Toast
Thick sliced blueberry cobbler loaf that is grilled and topped with a berry sauce. Served with Amish home-made apple/maple sausage that is crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside.