Experience a Bed & Breakfast in PA that will likely be the most romantic, clean and comfortable place you have ever stayed. Enjoy the elegance of a room in the Colonial ironmaster’s mansion or a stay in one of our private cottages.
A Lancaster Bed and Breakfast, Speedwell Forge is a short drive from Lititz, PA and just minutes from the Lancaster business and shopping district.
The main mansion of our B&B was fully restored in 2006 and all of the rooms include a private bath and/or shower, individual thermostat, cable TV, DVD players, and wireless internet. Most rooms feature a fireplace and whirlpool tub.
We also have 3 private, even more romantic PA getaways… The Private Cottages.
Two of our B&B private cottages (the Paymaster and Summer Kitchen,) have a kitchenette and, romantic fireplaces.
Our most recent renovation, the Whyte House, has a full kitchen, heated floors throughout and a large deck overlooking part of our 120+ acre property.
The private cottages are perfect for extended stays, or an ultra private get away.
When you stay at Speedwell Forge Bed & Breakfast, your Pennsylvania vacation in Lancaster County will be unforgettable. Want to make your stay even better? With the addition of our specials and little extras, your stay will become even more memorable.
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A Magnificent Getaway
Whether you are on a romantic Pennsylvania vacation, celebrating an anniversary, looking for a special place for your honeymoon, or just looking to get away, Speedwell Forge has a package that’s just right. View all of our rooms and compare prices. LEARN MORE >>
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Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you will see rolling hills, beautiful farmland, acres upon acres of open space, pristine creeks and lakes. Your trip to our B & B, located just outside of Lititz, is a stunning and peaceful ride. It’s even easy to get here, for example we are only:
- 1 hour and 30 minutes from Baltimore
- 1 hour and 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia
- Under 1 hour from Harrisburg
- 1 hour and 30 minutes from Wilmington
- 2 hours and 20 minutes from DC
- 25 minutes from downtown Lancaster
- 10 Minutes to downtown Lititz
Here at Speedwell Forge we really love our guests. Often we develop long lasting relationships with our guests and if you read some of the testimonials you will see that it is a strong mutual feeling. We received this from one of our recent guests and we just needed to share it.
Go Ahead and click the image, this is one talented person!
March 23, 2014
I can’t imagine Kathy’s Valentine Day present turning out any better. The home is warmly furnished and beautifully restored. Our favorite time during our stay was breakfast. Great tasting food, wonderful presentation, and casual conversation. We will most certainly return for another stay.
Kathy and Mark
Had a really wonderful time. Very clean and cozy. The wolves were an added bonus. Definitely going to re-visit but stay for a longer time
Karen and Gary
March 17-18 2013
My wife and I had an excellent time here for our lil’ mini-moon! Very cozy and a wonderful escape! Will definitely be back!
This was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! Very romantic and cozy. Couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich
Dawn and Darin,
This has been our 2nd of many stays to come at your enchanting inn. The accommodations are terrific and you are a gracious hostess.
The Wolf Sanctuary is an amazing haven for the wolves to spend their lives. As a wolf lover, what an amazing place to come and visit them.
Looking forward to the next visit,
Michelle and Barry
What a warm and happy place to spend a few days! Dawn and Darin were so welcoming and thoughtful. They managed to think of non-eggy breakfasts for my picky husband. So delicious! They gave us great advice on where to go in the area:
-September Farms (cheese and pickles)
-Intercourse canning company
– and of course wolf tour!
Thank you for an unforgettable weekend! Much love and many thanks
Josh and Ann
April 27, 2014
It was a great stay with a really nice room, a treat breakfast and above all, the surroundings of the wolves. Keep going!
Valentine and Florence
Thanks for another enjoyable visit. You and Darin have a beautiful place and you work hard to keep it nice. We got to see a great show, Moses, and I get to see the lovely wolves you keep and take care of and give a home to them.
Once again you and your staff have provided a well deserved rest and relaxation. Thank you for leaving the light on and the warmth of love.
We had a wonderful stay here in your beautifully restored home. Our experience has been more than we anticipated. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and conversation and we love the wolves and Phalin.
Tom and Lisa,
This was our first weekend getaway together and we couldn’t be happier with our choice to stay here. The summer kitchen has been amazing and provided us with some much needed relaxation. Your breakfast was delicious, and your wolves are beautiful. Thank you for having us.
Bill and Carlee
Awesome house and property! Thanks for your hospitality, we will come back for a full moon bonfire!
Maureen and Chuck
Thank you for your hospitality. Enjoyed breakfast – loved speaking with you Dawn. Your family must be so proud of all you do. Amazing
Bev and Bob
Happy New Year! What a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing this beautiful house. What a wonderful getaway this has been.
Beth and Eric
My husband and I had a wonderful time here. Very relaxing and the wolf sanctuary is unbelievable! We loved connecting with them. We felt very welcome and the whole house gives off an energy of warmth and love. Breakfast was amazing and they were very accommodating to all my annoying dietary needs. We will definitely be back.
December 11, 2012-December 13, 2012
Speedwell Forge is my first B&B. What an amazing and wonderful experience! Thank you Dawn- and all here for making my stay so great! The quiet, peace and serenity are just what I needed! I spent most of yesterday with the wolves in the sanctuary. How awesome! They are sooo beautiful- and just magnificent all of them!!! I am most grateful and deeply appreciative to Dawn- and all the humans here- for providing such a wonderful place for the wolves to just be themselves in safety! I’ll be back! Thanks again!
March 22-24, 2013
Second time seeing the wolves. First time staying here. It was a great “ get away from it all” weekend.
Thank you Dawn for a wonderful place stay. Breakfast was great and our conversation informative. We will be back!!
Pam and Ed
What an outstanding weekend we had here at the summer Kitchen. The meals were wonderful and the advice on where to visit in town was extremely helpful. We are grateful that we finally got to stay here after numerous visits.
Thank you for everything!
Chris and Trish
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for your hospitality. Staying in the Summer Kitchen was very well appreciated. The restoration of these historic buildings makes them homey and well preserved for the future.
To visit the wolf sanctuary was a birthday present from my wife. To see and be so close to the animals has left a deep impression behind.
We enjoyed breakfast and the little conversations every morning during our stay.
Thank you again and all the best for the future.
Renate and Diefer
April 20, 2014
The stay was wonderful! It was amazing to be able to spend the evening and morning amongst the wolves and hear them howl. The room was very cozy and breakfast was outstanding!
Bruce and Kristin
March 8, 2013- March 10, 2013
Thanks so much for such a wonderful weekend. Your lovely service made us remember some of our best trips and I’m sure this weekend will be remembered as one of them. I’m happy we found this B&B. We will definitely come back.
Oscar and Mariana
Thank you, we had a lovely time!
Kate and Tom
January 26-27, 2013
This was a great surprise for my husband’s 73rd birthday. He has always been a fan of wolves and was so impressed to see the wolves protected and able to live out their lives with such dedicated caretakers. Thank you Dawn, for your welcome and care with your guests.
Frank and Shirley
January 6, 2013
We stayed at the Summer Kitchen for a quick one night getaway on Kirsten’s birthday. The house and grounds are great and the restoration looks incredible! Thanks for a nice breakfast and a fun stay!
Jeff and Kirsten, Paoli PA
This is my second time to the wolf sanctuary and my first staying at the B&B. What a beautiful home you have. Cozy and warm like home. Food was delicious! Thanks for your warm hospitality. I would highly recommend this to all my friends. The wolves are also very fun and interesting to see and hear about.
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay. We had such a great time. It was great to be able to treat my parents and have them see what a wonderful place this is. The breakfast was delicious as always. We are looking forward to our next trip back!
Stephanie and Jimmy
January 10, 2015
What a great time! From the adorable cottage, to the amazing wolves, we were so happy. It was wonderful talking with Dawn and a delicious breakfast to boot! We cannot wait to come back in the spring to see the wolves that stole our hearts!
Kristen and Jim
Came with fear- left with awe and admiration! Thanks for seeing we were comfortable by your warm hospitality!
Pat, Jill, and Sara
Wonderful place, people, food, scenery, and wolves! What could be better?!
Arleen and Howard
I am so pleased that you chose to come back to PA and run the property and B&B. It was an experience Jim and I and the girls will remember forever. The work you all do here is fabulous! Thanks for a wonderful stay – and breakfast was a wonderful high light too!
Thank you for a lovely time – your care and thoughtfulness show in the property, the beautiful accommodations, the wonderful food, and of course the animals.
We will certainly return!
Lu Ann and Dave
June 15, 2013
Dawn and Darin, thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We have had a wonderful relaxing stay. While picnicking under the trees, we were blessed with the “song” of the wolves. This stay has been an awesome experience. I can’t imagine a more beautiful place.
May you both be blessed for the work you do here. “Go wolf pack” and yes we are NC State fans. But seriously, the wolves are so lucky they have the two of you! You have given them each a place in this world. Speedwell Forge is truly a sanctuary!
Thank you again!
Doug and Melissa
February 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014
FABULOUS! Had a great time here. Breakfasts were so good! Love this room.
Rick and JoAnn
Marinsburg , WV
Ron and I had a lovely stay here. The bed and breakfast is beautiful – lovely home and serene, picturesque surroundings. Your hospitality was delightful and the breakfasts were amazing! We had a fantastic weekend and are looking forward to the wolf tour this morning. We will be back – hopefully very soon!
Anita and Ron
May 29, 2014
Amazing and beautiful place to stay. Unfortunately we’ve got only one night. Definitely will recommend to our friends in US and Israel. Looking forward to come back again.
Katy and Alex
Alfe Menashe, Israel
January 1, 2014
Scott and I had a wonderful New Years Eve here. We felt so at home here and Dawn is a Fantastic hostess! The wolves are beautiful. We could have watched them all day! Food and hospitality were all just an added bonus of being here and we are so grateful. Can’t wait to come back once baby is born! He will have to stay at Nanny’s while we getaway over the summer!
Scott and Erin
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for a wonderful get away to celebrate and anniversary and get some R & R. We so respect and admire what you’re doing here with your grandparents’ beautiful farm, the B&B (superb!) , and the compassionate, intelligent and creative operation of the wolf sanctuary. The disposition and beautiful condition of the wolves and the high caliber of your volunteers “speaks volumes” We wish you great continued success and look forward to our next visit. Heard the wolves howl again during our evening visit – so neat.
(Notes for future guests: we recommend the Bull’s Head Pub in Lititz for really good food, also Scooters for light lunch, and Wilbur Chocolate exceeded our expectations! But truly for us it was the wolves)
Anne and Jon
Wonderful time again. I love the new coded gate and front door. Thank you for great food and for caring for some of this world’s most beautiful creatures.
What a lovely surprise this has been! My husband too, planned this for my birthday to celebrate our anniversary. I had no clue as to where we were going. All he said was that we were staying at a B&B and he also “howled!” That did nothing to give it away, since I did not know about this place. So… imagine my excitement as we pulled up to the gates!!
The tour was our first time and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Chuck, our guide, was so knowledgeable. I now want to do my own reading and research on wolves. The opportunity to roam the grounds and trails added to the enjoyment (though at our ages we huffed and puffed going up and down the hills).
Needless to say, we are looking forward to Dawn’s breakfast, that we have already heard is “to die for!” will let you know afterwards.
Breakfast was yummy!! And the conversation was very enjoyable! Dawn was a wonderful hostess and innkeeper!
We would definitely return here again. This has been a lovely getaway!
Terry and Warren
May 31, 2013- June 1, 2013
Tracy and Peter
April 19, 2013- April 21, 2013
We had a wonderful time. This was our first B&B and enjoyed every minute especially breakfast. Dawn was not only an amazing hostess but a very interesting educator. My dream of seeing wolves happened here and I would like to thank not only Dawn but also her volunteers for making this a very special birthday.
Thank you all,
Jim and Veronica
Beautiful B&B. Wonderful wildlife. The wolves are amazing. Dawn and Darin were great. Will be back again soon.
Hope and Brian
I have stayed at many B&B’s but never on such a spectacular property with such a beautiful mission. I lost my husband a little over 6 months ago and I feel that he would have been so impressed with the beauty of this lovely home and he would have certainly enjoyed seeing your magnificent wolves. God bless you and all of the wonderful volunteers who help to make this a wonderful sanctuary for these beautiful wolves.
We love to stay here. Speedwell is the best place to stay. Love the wolves and visiting to see all the great things you have done and have planned.
Thanks again and hope to see you again soon,
Dave and Sharon
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality. The tour was very informative and the breakfasts delightful. Look forward to another stay.
Kenny and Julie
Spring Lake, NJ
Darin and Dawn,
Tia and I had such an awesome time here at Speedwell Forge and The Wolf Sanctuary. You and your staff made us feel so welcome and were so informative about the wolves.
Thank you both for your ambition and dedication to these animals and educating the public about them. We plan to return in the winter when the animals will be more active and take a private tour to learn as much as we can about the wolves here.
Loved the summer Kitchen, but think we will try for a room in the house next time. Blessings to you both and your families (both animal and human!).
Joyce and Tia
Dear Dawn, Darin and (last but not least) the Wolves,
Thank you so much for letting us come to visit where you live. You are all a very unique family and we are grateful that we could adopt Geronimo and Winston for our families.
We adopted Geronimo for my brother and his wife who will be very surprised to learn that they may have to start building an enclosure in their back yard….just kidding, of course. My brother used to yell “Geronimo!” a lot when he and our other brother were playing in the house. We adopted Winston for our son’s family because they have a rescue dog by this name.
We will be checking your site to see if Mika joins you as she may be the wolf we would like to adopt for ourselves.
Well again, thanks for everything. We love the cottage, the food and most of all the wolves you live with.
This visit was a surprise to celebrating my 67th birthday. What an enjoyable time. Appreciated Dawn’s desire to make our wishes come true. I always have steak and eggs on my birthday and wouldn’t you know when she found that out, she made steak and egg pie for breakfast.
May God’s blessings be present and felt by each guest.
Dee and Randy
Dawn and Darin,
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your wonderful property. The Whyte House cottage is both spacious and cozy. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook ourselves dinner and just enjoy a quiet evening. We also appreciated your delicious breakfast and the time you and Darin took to share with us some of the history of the mansion and the wolf sanctuary. Either would have been worth the trip to see and experience. Also, your tips on local restaurants and places to shop in Lititz and surrounding areas were very helpful. While we don’t know how you would find the time to enjoy it. You certainly have a little slice of paradise here at Speedwell Forge.
Thank you for your hospitality,
Thank you so much for your hospitality! The breakfast alone was worth the trip! It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a couple days.
We are already looking forward to coming back to visit again soon!
Matt and Emily
Thank you so much for opening your home up to us. We had an awesome time. The wolves are great and your home is lovely.
June 14, 2013
Dawn, as we said before, “Thank you for breakfast and thank you for all of this!” Speedwell Forge goes way beyond being a bed and breakfast! It is an experience; meaningful historic restorations, beautiful family heritage, lovely tranquil respite, a guest haven in a new friend’s home. We hope to return.
Paul and Virginia
P.S. ….and inspiring work with the wolves, whose “song” is so fascinating and enjoyable.