Ship Watch Inn

401 First Street , Chesapeake City, MD 21915 USA (Show map)


This waterfront B&B offers 8 guest rooms and 2 suites, all overlooking the beautiful C&D Canal. All rooms have private baths, 6 with Jacuzzi tubs, private phone lines and cable t.v. Enjoy a full service breakfast outside your room on our breezy vistas overlooking the water. When the weather is chilly, our dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast while still taking in the breathtaking views. Relax in our outdoor hot tub which is open year-round or unwind at the Chesapeake Inn restaraunt with outdoor dining, live music, a gift shop and Tiki bar. Take a stroll around town for unique shopping or enjoy a boat tour of the magnificent canal. The Ship Watch Inn is the perfect setting for a romantic get-away, reunion with loved ones or relaxing retreat.



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5


5 on April 21, 2017

We have been going to the Inn for years! We love it, it's beautiful, the view is great and the Inn Keeper is fabulous! Renee and Sharon are the best!

Love this place

5 on April 15, 2017

Our favorite place in Chesapeake City for the past 10 years. Consistently quality service.

Lovely B&B

5 on April 04, 2017

We had a wonderful weekend stay! The décor is beautiful and the staff were friendly and courteous. Have already recommended to family and friends and we plan on returning again.

Loved, Loved, Loved our stay

5 on February 24, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 8th Anniversary and chose the Ship Watch Inn for a one night stay. The room as clean, roomy and very welcoming. The décor was just lovely. We stayed in the Annapolis Room so we had a Jacuzzi tub also. Our view from the room was outstanding of the C&D Canal where we saw several boats pass by. Our dinner was at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina which was a short walk. Sharon prepared our breakfast the next morning and it was delicious. Thank you Ship Watch Inn for a perfect stay and we'll be back.

Excellent weekend stay

4.8 on January 17, 2017

Rene and Sharon could not have been more hospitable. Very clean bed and breakfast and a delicious breakfast! Highly recommend.

Perfect Inn

5 on January 09, 2017

What a perfect place to stay in a perfect little coastal area. Service, rooms and ambiance was perfect. I will stay there again when I visit the area. Thank you for a great stay.


5 on December 20, 2016

We only visited overnight and typically do not stay at B&B's. Staying at the Ship Watch Inn has changed our minds. It was clean, had a great view and the staff was very accommodating. We will definitely be back. Oh yes, the eggs benedict on Sunday morning are the best!!

Very Relaxing

4.6 on December 06, 2016

Wanted to stay on the water for our 10 year wedding anniversary and found this little gem. Very quite and relaxing. Renee and Sharon were very gracious and down to earth. We stayed in the Annapolis Suite for the weekend which gave us a wonderful view of the bridge and canal. The suite was what we expected. Just enough room and very clean and comfortable. We had a chance to explore the town on foot visiting all the shops and had dinner at the Tap Room (cash only) and the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant. Breakfast is served each morning at the Ship Watch Inn and is very good and is never the same during your stay. Cake, cookies, sofa, water and coffee and always available for free at any time of the day or night. Had a wonderful experience and would certainly not hesitate to stay again sometime.

Awesome B&B with spectacular views of the lovely canal and the huge boats!

4.8 on December 06, 2016

My mother-in-law and I had an absolutely perfect weekend at the Shipwatch Inn. Such a fantastic view from our deck. Appreciated the lovely Christmas decor and the complimentary coffee, tea and dessert and the relaxing, cozy dining room to sit and chat, have a treat and enjoy the view. The hosts were so kind and helpful and we enjoyed talking to them and appreciated their advice on where to eat and how to get there. (All within easy walking distance). I can't say enough about this wonderful B&B in the little hidden gem --- Chesapeake City. I have raved about it to all my friends here at work and in fact, plan to come back with my husband. We are both bikers and will enjoy the C&D trail while we are visiting.

Winter Get Away

5 on November 29, 2016

Our second at The Inn. Wonderful perfect stay! Sharon and Abigail were incredible! Love the Eggs Benedict! Cannot wait for Our next visit. Highly recommend!!!

View More Reviews


Location Type

Canalside, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

Directions to property:

From New York and Philadelphia: South on I-95 to exit 1A (896 South, Middletown). Travel 4 miles to Route 40 west. Make Right on 40W. Travel 4 miles to Route 213 South. Make Left onto 213 and travel 6 miles to Canal. Cross over the C&D Canal bridge. At base of bridge, bear right. Yield sign bear right. Stop sign make left onto George St. Follow George St. 3 blocks till you dead end at the water. Ship Watch is on the corner of George St. & First St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, C&D Canal, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Visit Website

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Wi-Fi , Complimentary bottled water & sodas, and assorted "sweets"

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hot Tub, Waterside Picnic, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Visit Website


  • Check In:: 2 - 5pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Home is not baby proof & we cannot provide child equipment
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Cancellations: Because we are an inn and availability is limited, you can make changes or cancel your reservation up to 10 prior to your arrival date with no charge. You will be charged for the full rate of your stay if the cancellation or change is within 10 days of your arrival date.
Visit Website



Renee McKenney

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Visit Website




  • Time Served: M-F 7-9am Sat & Sun 8-10am
  • Serving Location: Outside on Decks, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Atkins

Signature Dish

Eggs Chesapeake
2 poached eggs served atop a slice of ham and toasted english muffin. Topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and creamy hollandaise sauce. Accompanied with chopped fresh fruit, coffee/tea and juice.

Visit Website