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About Inn at the Canal B&B

The Inn at the Canal makes its home in what was known as the Brady-Reese House. It was built in 1870. The building is considered the best example of Victorian Gothic style in the town of Chesapeake City, Maryland. Henry Brady was the owner of mule teams that were used to pull barges through the original version of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal. Mr. Brady was among the wealthiest men in town. When his wife gave birth to a son, he rewarded the family (he and his wife also had two daughters) by building this home. There are many architectural details from the time that still remain today.

In 1987, the building was converted into a bed and breakfast. At that time, it became the first bed and breakfast in Cecil County, MD. Sarah and Ed O’Hara are the fourth owners of the Inn at the Canal. They moved to Chesapeake City from South Burlington, Vermont. When they moved, they had two goals in mind. First, become successful independent business owners. Second, move closer to their adult children and their grandchildren. As Ed recently said to a recent guest, “We bought a good business. We intend to make it even better.”

We cannot improve on the magnificent view. We encourage you to sit on the spectacular porch that runs along the side of the house, and take the time to enjoy the view. Whether you are on the porch with a cup of coffee at sunrise or sleeping late in our luxurious rooms, we will strive to make your time at the Inn at the Canal a time to remember. As we update the rooms in the house, we hope you will enjoy it so much, that you will come back again and again.