Inn At The Canal Bed & Breakfast

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


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



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

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!

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Back Creek

Back Creek

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

Cara Cove

Cara Cove

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

Cassidy Wharf

Cassidy Wharf

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

Chesapeake Haven

Chesapeake Haven

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

Upper Bay Suite

Upper Bay Suite

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

Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor

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

Greenbrier Point

Greenbrier Point

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

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Location Type

Waterside village, Airport, City, Countryside, Village

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine , Afternoon refreshments, waterside porch

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

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



Bob and Carol Roethke

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , cats blocked from guest areas

About the innkeepers

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

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

Special meal options

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

Signature Dish

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