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

Inn At The Canal is the "in" place to stay.

4.8 on June 20, 2017

We shall return. Bob is an excellent host.

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5 on May 12, 2017

Bob was a great host and chef. The room had a great view over the canal. Bob was loaded with history of the area and places to visit. Our next trip to Maryland, we will stay again.

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5 on May 09, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at the overall facility. Bob was a " Great Inn Keeper" and also Chef. His breakfast was unbelievable. My wife saw him outside picking fresh herbs just before breakfast was served. Our room was outstanding, view of the canal and we watched several sail boats navigate through the canal. We will be back in the future. Barry.

Delightful stay, April 2017

4.6 on May 08, 2017

Step back in time and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Inn at The Canal. I stayed in the smallest room, Snug Harbor, which was perfect for me. As a woman travelling alone it is important that I feel safe and I could not have been happier. Wonderful sheets, mattress felt new, lovely spa amenities, clean, and breakfast that makes getting up early worth it. Loved it.

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5 on May 05, 2017

This Inn is the "best" of the B&Bs in Chesapeake City in my opinion. The rooms are so cozy and clean. I slept better than at home. Inn Keepers are friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this Inn as well priced and comfortable. Breakfast is outstanding.

Great anniversary stay

4.8 on May 03, 2017

We had a great time at the Inn at the Canal. Very friendly and accommodating owners, a delicious breakfast, and beautiful room!

great stay

4.8 on May 01, 2017

very close to fine dining,clean room and a fantastic breakfast!

Much needed mini getaway

5 on May 01, 2017

The room as great , the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was out of this world. We will stay here again for sure. The house was quiet and clean. If you like a great massage then we recommend that package. The couples massage was super relaxing. The staff was super friendly as well.

Great place to stay.

4.6 on April 12, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Inn and Chesapeake City. Felt like we got away and we were only an hour from home. Bob is a fantastic host and the person that assisted him during breakfast was great. We will definitely go back!

Two Day Business Trip

4.0 on April 11, 2017

Enjoyed the stay...lovely area away from the hustle bustle of the business world. A great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. f

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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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Special Package

Outdoor Adventures

Amazing 1 or 2 night getaway includes hiking or biking excursion on the waterfront Ben Cardin Trail. Includes gourmet boxed lunch and complimentary round trip ferry ride. Starts at $145 ($160 value!) Request at time of reservation; not to be combined with other offers

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