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
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Quiet and Relaxing

4.8 on May 11, 2018

When we arrived we were greeted by Bob. We were told that the B&B was bought by a new owner and we were the last customers before the new owners open. Our room was upgraded, and very clean. The bed was just perfect , very comfortable. In the dining area there was lemon pound cake and fresh baked cookies. In the morning breakfast was a made to order omelette and fresh baked blueberry loaf and French pressed decaf. The server was very lovely and informative. Would stay again . Cute place in a quaint little town.


4.6 on April 30, 2018

The Inn At The Canal is a lovely establishment in this quaint little town. The Innkeeper was warm and friendly, the rooms were adorable and breakfast was outstanding. We enjoyed our stay at the Inn as well as the shops and restaurants and bars in the area.Our group of four has already decided to come back in August. I highly recommend it.

Excellent choice in Chesapeake City

5 on April 25, 2018

Great food, nice people, and comfortable room. Especially appreciate that they welcome children.

Night away

5 on April 23, 2018

We came for only one night and enjoyed it so much we are going back in a couple weeks. Very accommodating and breakfast was wonderful. Thanks to you and your staff Bob for a great stay..

Weekend Getaway

4.8 on April 17, 2018

Was very nice place. Would recommend to anyone that is looking for a place. Room was in perfect in every way. Food was extremely tasty. Can't wait to go back.

A great place to relax for the weekend!

5 on April 16, 2018

This was our 5th visit to the Inn at the Canal. We love the peace and tranquility of Chesapeake City and try to go once a year. The rooms are nice and clean and Bob makes a delicious gourmet breakfast! I have and will continue to recommend the Inn to family and friends.

Great Find!

4.6 on April 15, 2018

What a lovely place to stay on warm weekend in April! My daughter and I loved this charming B&B. The Innkeeper, Bob, couldn’t have been nicer and Lamie was so kind when serving our breakfast. The food was wonderful as well as the presentation. I would stay again! Thank you!

Comfortable and Pleasant Stay

4.6 on April 14, 2018

Lovely Victorian Inn in quaint south Chesapeake City with a view of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The innkeeper and staff were wonderful, and breakfast was fabulous.

Great place to stay!!

4.6 on April 02, 2018

We spent the weekend at the Inn for a much needed getaway. This was our 5th visit and will definitely go back again! The rooms are comfortable and breakfast is always delicious!! Bob surprised us with an upgraded room! We always recommend the Inn at the Canal to family and friends. PS-free WiFi is always a plus.

Great find

4.8 on April 01, 2018

Happened on this B&B because the local chain hotel was booked. What a fortunate turn of events! The inn is beautiful and the service was great. Would certainly book again.

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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



Ed & Sarah O'Hara

Languages spoken


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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.