Inn at the Canal is a 7 guest-room Maryland bed and breakfast for sale located in Chesapeake City, an historic waterfront town at the top of Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake City spans the C&D Canal, a 14-mile ship canal linking the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. Known for unique views of ocean-going vessels, Chesapeake City is a charming harbor town of restored homes, small shops, fine restaurants and a yacht basin. Visitors enjoy art galleries, antique shopping, boat tours and seasonal events. The inn is located in the town’s Historic District, a short walk to restaurants and the water’s edge. Close proximity to Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia and Baltimore places Chesapeake City in an excellent market, making it a natural choice for a weekend get-away or waypoint on an Eastern Shore excursion. If a lifestyle of boating and hospitality appeals, this bed and breakfast for sale in Maryland is ideal – deeded water access is included.
The 1868 inn was built as a residence and retains many unique features that create a warm 19th century atmosphere. A large guest living room, the dining room, the kitchen, laundry center, and owners’ office/living room are on the first floor. Rich woodwork, 11-foot tall ceilings, fireplaces and unique decorative elements in the common areas reflect local history. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, with ample storage, commercial appliances and custom oak cabinetry. The owners’ office/living room is spacious and has views of the harbor. The 7 guest rooms vary in size, providing a versatile range of room choices. All have private bathrooms, individually controlled heating and cooling, and cable TV. A long veranda provides guests with unobstructed views of ships and boats, and overlooks a brick patio and perennial garden. Off street parking accommodates guest cars and boat trailers – a public boat ramp is nearby. There is also a small income-producing retail cottage on the .25-acre property.
Inn at the Canal stands on a gentle hillside. The lower, walkout level was converted to living quarters for the owners in 2009 and includes a master bedroom and bathroom, walk-in closets, a private, ground-level entrance and a patio. Interior stairs connect the owners’ quarters with the office/living room.
Inn at the Canal achieves above-average occupancy rates with minimal advertising. Chesapeake City is promoted as an Eastern Shore destination by the state of Maryland and Cecil County and is featured in travel guides including fodors.com and tripadvisor.com. Guests include wedding guests, visitors to a nearby prep school, business travelers and tourists. Chesapeake City’s well-known restaurants are another boon to the lodging business. The price is correctly based on a Marketability Assessment & Valuation.
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