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

Overnight Stay

4.4 on December 19, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the B&B while attending a Christmas Party lady Saturday. The owner, Bob was very friendly and accommodating. His staff was also very pleasant and efficient. The Inn is very clean and nicely decorated. When we called for our accommodation the only room left was the snug room. It was snug but ver quint and very comfortable. All in all our stay was very pleasant. We would recommend the Inn

We will be back!

5 on December 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed during the Winterfest celebration. The house is gorgeous and has a rich history. The room was comfortable and beautifully appointed. And breakfast, of course, was delicious! We will definitely be back!

Historic Jewel

4.8 on November 23, 2016

My sons and I stayed here during our visit to St. Andrew's School. We had the entire third floor, a fabulous suite, to ourselves. We enjoyed the coziness of the old world decor combined with the convenience and technology of modern day - a kitchenette, updated bath fixture, and two tvs with cable. They boys had their space, and I had mine! In the morning, Bob served us a fabulous warm two-course breakfast (banana bread, pumpkin pancakes, bacon, juice and more! We'll be back!

Small rooms but big on Hospitality

4.2 on November 06, 2016

This was my second time staying at the Inn at the Canal. I had a room looking out on the Canal. The fall foliage was beautiful. Local shopping right on the street. Only 10 minutes to Northeast or Elkton for more shopping or historic sites. We didn'the have a chance to do the C&Device canal boat ride, but have it on the agenda for next year. The breakfasts were great and Bob made our visit everything we wanted! Worth the drive for the experience.

enjoyable and friendly

4.2 on October 31, 2016

The Inn at the Canal was quaint and definitely exceeded my expectations. The owner was very welcoming and provided lots of historical facts about the cabal and the town which enhanced our stay. We were pleasantly surprised at how friendly and inviting the whole town was. We will return for future trips in the coming years.

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!

suprise of a lifetime

4.6 on October 22, 2016

I surprised my girlfriend of almost 14 years of putting up with me.She didn't want anything so I decided to treat her to a night alone just her and I with out my children(not by her) and it was a homerun. Bob the chef made her favorite pancakes and they were awesome. Sam the hostess was sweet and accommodating. we walked the town and sat by the water and enjoyed our time together. Bob put champagne and his chocolate covered bark in the room upon arrival at my request and well the rest was amazing.

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.

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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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