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

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.


5 on February 17, 2018

First I'd like to say the Inn is clean...very clean. The maintenance and up keep is obviously important to them. The Breakfast was fantastic. The owner is a trained Chef so you wont go wrong with the food. The Inn is an Historical Building that is deeply embedded in the history of the town itself. My new place to stay when in the area.

Enjoyed stay

4.4 on February 17, 2018

Warm hospitability. Cosy room for one night. Home with historical Charme. Breakfast delicious. The owner welcoming and caring. Outstanding!

Historic location

4.2 on January 21, 2018

The Inn at the Canal is a really nice place to stay. My second visit. The owners are very nice and the breakfast was amazing. The suite on the top floor has plenty of space for a small family. Remember the house is old and not a modern look. You will see cracks and drafty windows from the age of this historic home. Price was a little high for winter. But compete with surrounding B&Bs

A Getaway to Remember

5 on January 15, 2018

We celebrated our 36th anniversary and chose the Inn at the Canal from an ad in a local magazine. What a great chance find! Beautiful historic home, small town, great food. Could not have been better! A+

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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



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.