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
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Inn at the Canal - Superb B&B!

5 on August 13, 2017

The Inn is beautiful, furnished in lovely antiques, and our room was perfect! We had a view of the canal from our window. Very clean and comfortable. Chef Bob, the owner, created fabulous, filling breakfasts each morning. He is also very knowledgeable about the history of the canal and the town; a pleasure to talk with him! We enjoyed sitting on the side porch with a view of the canal, as well as walking by watching the barges, and freighter go by. Thank you Chef Bob, Carol, and Samantha for a lovely vacation.

Amazing to say the least!

5 on August 01, 2017

I cannot even begin to describe the amazingness of this bed and breakfast. The owner, Bob was an absolute breathe of fresh air. Very accommodating and gracious. The town itself....imagine being in the cutest movie ever. The store owners, restaurant wait staffs and the scenery was just picture perfect. If you need a romantic getaway or a friends weekend, this is the place to go. Just an incredible experience.

Gracious Hosts

4.6 on July 08, 2017

Very gracious and friendly hosts, and a fine breakfast. Very reasonably priced.

Beautiful weekend getaway

5 on July 04, 2017

We stayed in the suite on the 3rd floor and it was so clean and comfortable! Breakfast was delicious and Bob made sure all of my Gluten free needs were met! We will be back again!

Geraldine. Outstanding

5 on June 25, 2017

Outstanding Hospitity. If your a history buff and want to experance not only the history of the location, but also the experience of a real Victorian home. This is the place to be. Hospitality A++

Lovely place

4.6 on June 24, 2017

Great safe place, easy to find, delicious and generous breakfast, fun crab place and playground a couple blocks over.

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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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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