I've been going to the Ship Watch Inn yearly for almost 10 years and keep coming back. I always stay in Talbot, the smallest, but in my mind most charming room. The big draw for me is the covered deck that stretches the length of the building overlooking, and right on, the C & D Canal. The canal is usually quiet and calming. But, it is also facinating to watch the huge container ships glide past almost without sound. The B & B is directly across from the where the pilot boats that take the canal pilots to the ships are docked. Watching the exchange of pilots is fun to watch. This B & B has staff present only during the daylight hours, so if you need staff to attend to you all hours of the day & night, this place is not for you. Renee & Pat who prepare & serve a tasty breakfast and make sure there are cakes, cookies, & snacks left out for you (as well as chiled waters, sodas and wine, coffee & tea) are friendly and efficient. The rooms are clean, comfy and nicely decorated--but I spend the majority of my time there out on the balcony watching the world go by. Yes ,it is an old building and has paper thin walls--noise can be an issue if there are guests with loud voices and heavy feet. That truly is my only complaint. If you are looking for a water view in a peaceful, pretty little town with not much excitement, the ShipWatch is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only waterfront bed & breakfast in historic Chesapeake City. 8 rooms and 2 suites boast amazing views of the C&D Canal, all with outdoor decks and private, en suite bathrooms. A range of room accommodations are available to meet everyone's individual preferences. Full service, home cooked breakfast, unlimited beverages and home baked goods are complimentary and included with your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ship Watch Hotel Chesapeake City