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Welcome to the Ship Watch Inn bed & breakfast in the historic, waterside town of Chesapeake City, Maryland. The inn was originally built as a private residence in the 1920's, and was completely renovated in 1996. Since then, it has operated as a bed & breakfast that stands apart from others in South Chesapeake City. Completely furnished with antiques dating back to the 1800's, the inn features the warmth and charm of a southern bed & breakfast with the service and amenities of a modern day hotel.
The Ship Watch Inn is the only bed & breakfast in South Chesapeake City that is located on the water's edge along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
It is also the only bed & breakfast in Chesapeake City that:
- Has all rooms facing waterfront with access to an outdoor deck from each room
- Has an outdoor hot tub on the waterside
- Does not require a two-night minimum stay
- Is affiliated with a local restaurant, The Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina, offering special VIP perks to guests
While you're in town, enjoy all that Chesapeake City has to offer by visiting our local restaurants, shops, parks and more...
CHESAPEAKE INN RESTAURANT & MARINA
605 Second Street
Award-winning fine and casual dining. Featuring indoor and outdoor dining, a waterfront deck, tiki bar, 60-slip marina, live music, Friday happy hour, waterfront ballroom and more. Open year round, 7 days a week.
THE TAP ROOM
Corner of 2nd & Bohemia
(410) 885-9873 / 885-2344
A landmark in town, serving crabs, seafood and Italian specialties year round. Casual and friendly atmosphere. No credit cards accepted.
THE BAYARD HOUSE RESTAURANT
11 Bohemia Avenue
Water view dining. Eastern Shore cuisine. Prize winning Maryland crab soup. Visit "The Hole in the Wall" bar c. 1780. Open 7 days, for lunch & dinner.
401 Second Street
Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Daily specials, fresh bakery items and reasonable prices. Take out available on all menu items. Full-service catering available specializing in outdoor weddings. Open year round.
THE DRAGONFLY GIFT SHOP
19 Bohemia Avenue
Specializing in stained glass, fused glass, pottery and other fine gifts.
MY JEWELRY PLACE
98 Bohemia Avenue
Located in Franklin Hall, this unique boutique is filled with fine and fun jewelry. You'll also find an assortment of fashion apparel and accessories.
BACK CREEK GENERAL STORE
100 Bohemia Avenue
c. 1861 - Beautifully restored with original shelving and glass cabinets. Specializing in unusual gifts, Vera Bradley, Byers Choice, and featuring the national collectible line of Sheila's Miniature Houses. Open year round.
103 Bohemia Avenue
An elegant specialty boutique with a Victorian influence located in a stately 1915 restored Sears, Roebuck house. Open only for trunk shows and special activities to be announced.
FIREFLY GLASS STUDIO
109 Bohemia Avenue
Custom Stained Glass and Hot Glass Works. Stop in the historic town bank building and customize your very own stained glass window. Every window we make is one of a kind and signed by the artist; it is a piece of artwork to pass down from generation to generation.
THE SHOPS AT 200 BOHEMIA
200 Bohemia Avenue
This delightful location houses many surprises...including toys, souvenirs, tees, gourmet food, second hand treasures, gardening accents and much more. Old World Christmas ornaments are featured in our hide away room. Worth a visit!
CHESAPEAKE HAIR STUDIO
200 Bohemia Avenue, Suite 4
Refresh your hair for a night out in Chesapeake City. Hair services including modern hair designs, dimensional highlighting and coloring, special event styling and extensions. Also available a complete line of eco-friendly hair care products, by Deva.
222 Bohemia Avenue
This unique gift shop specializes in a wide variety of gifts and home accents. Colonial candles, Craft-Tex swans, Jim Shore, bird hats, South Sea ducks, gourmet foods, soda, water and much more! Custom-upholstered furniture now available on second floor. Open daily year round.
BLACK SWAN ANTIQUES
3rd & Bohemia Avenue
Stoneware, country furniture, boat models, skipjacks, toys (tin cast; iron clockworks; steam), oyster tins, decoys, country store items, coffee grinders, scales, Victorian Santas, candy containers. Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round. Weekdays, call first.
TOYS FROM THE ATTIC & MORE
3rd & Bohemia Avenue
(410) 885-2554 / (866) 412-2037
An eclectic mix of old and new, something for everyone. Die cast and pressed steel toys from the 50's and 60's, A Cheerful Giver candles, many unique gifts and one-of-a-kind items from local craftsmen. Stop in and check out our weekend specials. Open Sat. & Sun. year round, other hours vary by season. Call 410-398-5231 for appt.
3rd & Bohemia Avenue
Specializing in antique furniture featuring a variety of "Shabby Chic" furniture, mirrors, stained glass and glassware. Gift items include new quilts and pocketbooks, an array of household gifts and home decorations.
226 George Street
Originals and limited edition prints by R. Neil Snodgrass, artist/owner. Local postcards are a specialty. Open 7 days, April-December. By appointment January-March.
KEVIN QUINLAN PHOTOGRAPHY
208 George Street
Providing digital photo journalistic wedding photography services and selling high quality fine art nature photography prints. Open year 'round.
VULCAN'S REST FIBERS
106 George Street
Yarns, fibers, books & supplies for spinners, weavers and basket makers. Fine crafted gifts. Classes offered. Open Every day 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Knit night on Wed. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Closed all major holidays.
FROM NEWARK, DELAWARE
Follow Rt. 896 South to the intersection of Rt. 40. Cross Rt. 40 and continue straight on Rt. 896 for 4 miles. Cross the Summit Bridge and take your first right at the base of the bridge onto Rt. 15. Follow Rt. 15 for 1 mile and turn right onto Rt. 286. Follow Rt. 286 West for 4 miles to Chesapeake City. Drive around the basin and make a right on George Street. Ship Watch Inn is as the end of the street.
FROM WILMINGTON, PHILADELPHIA & POINTS NORTH
Take I-95 South to Rt. 896 South (Exit 1A). Follow Rt. 896 South to the intersection of Rt. 40. Cross Rt. 40 and continue straight on Rt. 896 for 4 miles. Cross the Summit Bridge and take your first right at the base of the bridge onto Rt. 15. Follow Rt. 15 for 1 mile and turn right onto Rt. 286. Follow Rt. 286 West for 4 miles to Chesapeake City. Drive around the basin and make a right on George Street. Ship Watch Inn is as the end of the street.
FROM BALTIMORE, D.C. & POINTS SOUTH
Take I-95 North to Exit 100 North East, MD. As you exit I-95, bear right and follow Rt. 272 to the intersection of Rt. 40 East, approximately 3 miles. Turn left at the traffic light onto Rt. 40. Follow Rt. 40 East for 7 miles to the intersection of Rt. 213. Turn right onto Rt. 213 and follow for 5 miles over the Chesapeake City Bridge. Once over the bridge, turn right at the base of the bridge. Turn left at the stop sign onto George Street and follow to the end. Ship Watch Inn is at the end of George Street on the right.
The Ship Watch Inn Bed & Breakfast is located at:
401 1st Street
Chesapeake City, Maryland