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

Family Adventure

4.6 on September 05, 2017

Breakfast was delicious and the hosting superb. Convenient location to the marina. Worthwhile splurge for our family sailing adventure! The kids enjoyed visiting an historic setting and the sights were lovely.

Great Breakfast, Bed Not So Much

4.2 on September 04, 2017

My Wife and I have stayed at the Inn At The Canal Bed and Breakfast several times, and we always get the same room. This most recent stay was everything that we come to expect, everything that is but the unexpected mattress change. On previous stays at the Inn we marveled at the comfort of whatever brand of memory foam mattress they had waiting for us, but this time it felt like some old spring type. As always, the place was full of old world charm, and the breakfasts were outstanding. We will stay with them again, but may roll the dice and put our money on a different room with hopefully a better mattress.

Charming B&B with Delightful breakfast!

5 on August 29, 2017

Enjoyed the visit so much I returned a few weeks later! Chef Bob was very welcoming and helpful with information on places to explore in the area.

Another Wonderful Stay!

5 on August 25, 2017

My second stay at the Inn at the Canal and it was even more enjoyable than the first. Bob is so accommodating and his breakfasts are just superb. This trip we stayed in the Upper Suite and it was surprisingly so spacious! The building itself is a real jewel.

Recent Stay

5 on August 24, 2017

Had a great time during our stay. Breakfast daily was delicious and the place was very clean and welcoming.

Inn at the Canal - Superb B&B!

5 on August 13, 2017

The Inn is beautiful, furnished in lovely antiques, and our room was perfect! We had a view of the canal from our window. Very clean and comfortable. Chef Bob, the owner, created fabulous, filling breakfasts each morning. He is also very knowledgeable about the history of the canal and the town; a pleasure to talk with him! We enjoyed sitting on the side porch with a view of the canal, as well as walking by watching the barges, and freighter go by. Thank you Chef Bob, Carol, and Samantha for a lovely vacation.


4.6 on August 04, 2017

We loved the house and our room. Everyone was very pleasant. The only nuisance we want to point out is that the fan portion of the AC unit was very quiet but when the condenser would cycle on about every 10 minutes it was very noisy and made it difficult to hear the TV and also sleep.

the Inn at the Canal - a great place to stay in Chesapeake City

4.4 on August 04, 2017

My wife and I just had an excellent mid-week, overnight visit to Chesapeake City and the Inn at the Canal. The inn's host, Bob, was very welcoming, the upstairs suite was spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed, and breakfast was hearty. August heat in an upstairs room was a bit daunting upon arrival, but a window ac cooled the bedroom down and ensured a great night's sleep. Chesapeake City and the Inn at the Canal are wonderful places to visit. Would definitely stay again.

Amazing to say the least!

5 on August 01, 2017

I cannot even begin to describe the amazingness of this bed and breakfast. The owner, Bob was an absolute breathe of fresh air. Very accommodating and gracious. The town itself....imagine being in the cutest movie ever. The store owners, restaurant wait staffs and the scenery was just picture perfect. If you need a romantic getaway or a friends weekend, this is the place to go. Just an incredible experience.

Gracious Hosts

4.6 on July 08, 2017

Very gracious and friendly hosts, and a fine breakfast. Very reasonably priced.

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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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine , Afternoon refreshments, waterside porch

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: May Through October weekend 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: If made at least 10 days prior to reservation date, deposit will be partially refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to reservation date will be refunded only if we are able to fill the vacance caused by the cancellation. All refunds will include a $25. service fee.
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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.

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