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.
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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
Congratulations, Speedwell Forge B&B
TripAdvisor is pleased to recognize Speedwell Forge B&B for Service Excellence. This honor is based on reviews and opinions of millions of travelers who consistently gave your hotel top ratings in service in 2015.
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!
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for welcoming us so kindly into your home. Breakfast every morning was delicious and the perfect way to start the day. The room was great and the house has such charm. You are great people to chat with too! The wolves are fantastic and so much fun to watch. We loved it so much that we spontaneously booked an extra night on the day we were supposed to be leaving. We will be returning for sure!
Jen and Matt
Wonderful weekend. The cottage was a wonderful oasis for us. We will spread the word of this place and the people who work so hard to protect it.
Jo and Eugene
Thank you for a wonderful get away! The room was gorgeous and super clean. We love the dog and the wolves. Listening to them howl is beautiful music! Hope to see you soon!
Bruce and Alicia
We had another wonderful stay here at Speedwell Forge! Thank you for the delicious breakfasts tailored to our needs and the wonderful hospitality. Although not far from home, we always enjoy a peaceful get-away here with you. We can’t wait to plan our next stay!
Steve and Nikki,
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
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon. Everything was exceptional, breakfast, the room, the wolves, and especially your company. This was just the first of many trips yet to come
Thank you both,
Laurie and Steve
December 18, 2013- December 19, 2013
We had a wonderful time! It was the perfect way to celebrate my homecoming! The food and room were lovely and you have spectacular hospitality. We will be back!
Kara and Nick
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
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for everything! What you do here is amazing and your staff were great and were very informative. It truly shows how much you all care for these wolves. The wolves are beautiful and it was great to get so close to them. The breakfast was awesome! The conversation on the back porch was great, very informative. We learned a lot about what you do here and why and it was very interesting. We will definitely be back, hopefully in the winter.
Great job! You are truly blessed! Summer Kitchen was great, cannot wait to stay in the others.
Mark and Joann
March 4, 2013
Dawn and Darin, this B&B is so amazing. Considering this is our first ever experience with a B&B. I do believe you have both blessed us and spoiled us. The Wolf Sanctuary is spectacular and hearing them howl was something I hope my children get to experience one day!
To others staying here, take in as much as possible, do the wolf tour, and take a walk to explore further . You won’t regret it.
Thomas and Rebecca
I’ve never had such an awesome breakfast. Dawn and Darin were so awesome and a special thanks to the cleaning lady for being so great and helpful. Thank you so much for taking care of our messes. We had such a relaxing time being private and enjoying each other and the tub!
The wolves are so totally awesome, with them howling and so awesome to see up close. We will be back and stay in a different cabin. Everything was perfect, comfortable, and relaxing. I don’t have enough words to explain except you must experience it.
I can’t wait to come back again, maybe with a few other friendly couples of my own. This place is awesome. Thank you everyone! I never realized I could learn so much about wolves. Oh one more thing, get the couples’ massage, very awesome!!
Melanie and James
What an absolutely incredible experience. As soon as we arrived we were warmly greeted by Dawn in her lovely home. The stillness, quiet and calm of the entire house caused us to take pause as we absorb this modern anachronism. Also, I just really liked that shoes weren’t allowed in the house. It was just another reminder that we were in the process of slowing down time.
Then we went to visit with the wolves. It was one of those ineffable experiences where an hour goes by and you are so engrossed in the moment that you forget how cold you are. It was ice, muddy and chilly but none of that mattered as we wandered from pack to pack watching them play, how, and lay around in the last rays of dying sunlight.
Breakfast review: Delicious! We had granola, grapefruit, coffee and apple waffles, and orange juice. And we blabbed with Dawn, and two other great guests. Now we are about to go on a wolf tour.
Thanks for such an awesome experience!
Jess and John – Pittsburgh, PA
December 3, 2012
My husband I celebrated our 11th Anniversary at Speedwell Forge. Your home and property are lovely. It is such a joy to wake in the morning to the peace and beauty of the area. A special bonus was walking over to see the wolves and watch their majestic beauty. What a treat. Breakfast was great and healthy and prepared and set with great care! Thank you, we will be back.
Jim and Deb
Dawn and Darin,
What a lovely place to start our 3 week honeymoon!! We so enjoyed the Boys Room. This 1760 historic manor, the grounds, your hospitality, yummy breakfasts, your wolf friends, Fallon, Well…..all of it!! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable and relaxing!
We hope the best for you two as we have come to appreciate (thru poring thru the restoration book) all that you have done to make our stay so wonderful
Kurt and Kathleen
December 9, 2012
I am inspired by your commitment to a course overlooked by many. It was an awesome time.
Ron and ChrisAnn
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Love the wolves!
Kathryn and Alan – New York
Dawn and Darin,
What a wonderful week we had! Your breakfasts were delicious, the accommodations were spectacular, the wolves were entertaining and you were fabulous hosts. What a perfect way to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and milestone birthday! I will miss stargazing, the sounds of nature and the howling of the wolves. Mikale will miss it too as well as your beautiful vegetable gardens. Thank you for everything. The Whyte House is stunning and cozy. We are already thinking about another visit! Thank you so much for a fabulous second honeymoon… it was more than memorable.
Tammy and Mikale
New Hartford, NY
May 11, 2013
Our second time around. So lovely and welcoming. Had fun in Lititz, the coolest small town in America!
Mary and Tom
Thank you both so much for the wonderful stay in your home. You both have done such a lovely job with both the house and the wolves. Breakfast was amazing and we learned so much on the wolf tour. It has been an incredible stay. We hope to visit again in the winter.
Mike and Lisa
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
You opened your wonderful home to strangers and made us feel like being home. Your hospitality was inconceivable.
The wolves were fascinating and we have spent much of the time to watch these magnificent animals.
Thank you for this beautiful sanctuary, not only for wolves, but also for people.
The Two Sisters,
New York and Germany
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home and the wolves with us! The food, room and experiences with the wolves have been wonderful. We have so enjoyed ourselves and are so refreshed from our time here. Thank you again and God bless!
Diana and George
January 27, 2013
We have enjoyed every moment of our stay. The walk yesterday by ourselves to see the wolves was an answer to a dream come true for me! We had our own howling serenade in the afternoon! Your place is top shelf all the way! Breakfast was delicious! We will be back to stay again
Cliff and Mary Ann
Thanks so much for having us. You have such a beautiful piece of land here. The room was great. Love the tub. The fireplace was really nice too!
The Sanctuary was amazing. All the wolves seem to happy. Keep up the good work!
Shawn and Casey
March 25, 2013
Food- 4 star B&B- 4 star
Mary and Larry
This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast. We weren’t sure what to expect. It has been a wonderful experience for us. Everything is so clean, and Dawn is a wonderful hostess and cook. We enjoyed visiting the wolves. What beautiful animals! We look forward to coming back!
Karen and Jerry
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing getaway! Your property is just beautiful, the house immaculate and the breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting the wolves and will definitely be back for a tour and to stay again at your lovely B&B
Brian and Loree
February 28, 2013
What a serene setting for a special B&B! The house is beautiful-inside and out. Dawn is a wonderful hostess and made us feel so welcome. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully served. Tomorrow we look forward to learning about the wolves. It was a delightful few days.
Joan and John
What a perfect couple of days! So beautiful here! Weather cold but sunny and cozy! The wolves were so talkative and friendly- what a treat! We will see you next year!
Jean and Bob
Your graciousness and the beauty of the land made for a memorable stay. Thank you,
Renee and Bob
April 20, 2013
We had a great stay at this beautiful bed and Breakfast. It was so quiet! Just the overnight getaway we needed.
Steve and Pam
June 16, 2013
This was a 5 Star visit. I feel like a renewed person. Thank you for providing this haven of rest, peace and friendship. The food was delicious!! I enjoyed being here.
December 27 2012- December 31, 2012
Wow! This place has all we dreamed about and more! Frank had never experienced snow, and….we got a lovely 4” dusting on Saturday, which was so magical and all the more special, as it was the first for him. The scenery is a snap shot out of Currier and Ives, and a true winter wonderland.
This lovely charming and oh so comfortable cottage is perfectly situated in an area of incredible peace and tranquility….in addition to the expected physical rejuvenation, there is also a spiritual reconnection with nature. And the wolves with their hauntingly beautiful howls, made this all the more spectacular.
Kudos to Dawn for providing such a fantastic and well appreciated cottage, where every need is met. The breakfast in the formal dining room was a true treat to be served. We also loved the hot tub and oh so warm fireplace. What a fantastic way to bring in the new year! Thank you Darin and Dawn, and the wolves for a fabulous experience!
Carrie and Frank
December 21, 2012-December 23, 2012
Once again we had an amazing time. We are totally relaxed and ready to share Christmas with our 3 beautiful children. We relaxed and ate very well here. This is a little gem. We will return again.
Marie and Brian
Happy New Year! What a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing this beautiful house. What a wonderful getaway this has been.
Beth and Eric
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
March 16, 2014
Staying at the B&B has been wonderful. It is beautiful, elegant, and relaxing. Dawn is really great. It feels good to be helping support the sanctuary. Being able to go out and visit the wolves is so great. They howled beautifully. It has been a really wonderful experience. We will be back.
Vicki and Jean
May 10, 2014
Lovely, Peaceful, Tranquil, Educational… these words come to mind when one stays here. Amidst the serenity of the very grounds itself, one can be rejuvenated and perhaps discover some things about nature and her magnificent wonder.
Marc and Chrisitne
Thank you for an incredible stay! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend our anniversary. Your property is absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to our tour this morning!
Amanda and Steve
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
We had such a wonderful anniversary. Thanks so much for everything. I’m already looking forward to next year!
Danielle and Bryan
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
Thank you so much for a most enjoyable stay. Your lovely house was so welcoming. Our tour was so interesting and our guide, Lisa, was very informative. Breakfasts – delicious! Again, thank you for your hospitality.
Diane and Michael
Thank you for the beautiful memories in celebration of our 40th anniversary! The Summer Kitchen is cozy, comfortable, and inviting! Your hospitality was warm and so very friendly. The Wolf tour was moving; with each story and wolf a little piece of their soul touched ours. The peace and serenity of your home and grounds is healing. Much thought and care was put into the wholesome, delicious breakfasts!
Jeff and Linda
Mt. Holly, NJ
December 28, 2013
Thank you for your hospitality. We felt very “at home” and welcome. The food was delicious and we loved your beautiful home, grounds and seeing the wolves! Thank you so much!
Joe and Pam
Dear Dawn and Darin,
This has been such an educational and memorable experience for us! We’re celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary and could not be happier that we chose to spend it here. Wolves have been a passion of ours for many years, we even have the tattoos to prove it! To be able to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures has been a true highlight in our lives.
There is no question that we absolutely intend on returning, and pass on information about this truly amazing place! Thank you so much for such a kind and heartwarming staff!! We cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend.
Joe and Amy
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
My husband and I came here 2-3 years ago for the 1st time and loved it. We came back this time for our 15th wedding anniversary. It is a beautiful place- very peaceful and quiet. I also like hearing and seeing the wolves. We plan to come back again.
Dave and Lori
Schuylkill Haven, PA
October 10, 2013
A wonderful interesting stay. It is amazing that you could “see the bones” of the place, and bring it back from the brink- without losing sight of where you wanted to go.
The wolf work is important stuff.
February 3, 2013
Just to let you know how much we enjoyed our overnight stay at your beautiful B&B. You have a way of making everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Your breakfast was so delicious and chatting with you about the history and the wolves of your place was like stepping back in time for a little while.
Taking the tour and seeing your beautiful wolves was something we will never forget. They are such an amazing animal which we have always loved and respected. We can thank my awesome daughter and son-in-law for sharing this with us as our Christmas gift.
We hope to come back again in the near future and spend some relaxing time visiting you and your wolves. Thank you so much for everything Dawn.
Mary and Jim