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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- 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!
May 31, 2013- June 1, 2013
Tracy and Peter
Beautiful place to be lucky enough to stay. Dawn is so friendly and makes one feel welcome. Spotless rooms- well appointed- Dawn thought of everything to make us happy and comfortable. Beautiful home!
Thank you for a most enjoyable B&B experience. This is a beautiful property, a labor of love. Glad we had the opportunity to visit.
Thank you for sharing,
Allison and Ted
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Love the wolves!
Kathryn and Alan – New York
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
Many thanks to Dawn for a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, a yummy breakfast, a beautiful setting, and for her tireless work in taking care of this awesome place. I am struck most by her love of the family history, her strong interest in continuing her father’s legacy- the wolf sanctuary. Knowing as I do how little $ is available from public sources, Dawn and Darin, you are heroes to these animals, who otherwise would have other place.
Thank you so much for a lovely, lively time.
Betsy and Graham
We have truly enjoyed every minute of our stay! Thank you for opening your home and the sanctuary for us to experience. We will definitely be back- this is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate!
Lou and Judy
We loved the summer kitchen- perfect accommodations! I would return for the wolf tour alone, yet there’s so much more! Thanks for a weekend steeped in nature and down home goodness!
Linda and Rick
Thank you for having such a wonderful place. We loved the history of the cottage and your wonderful restoration and care for the property. Breakfast was great and we hope your fundraiser was a success. We will definitely spread the word and plan to be back
Dwayne and Shannon
Ellicott City, MD
This is our third visit but by no means our last. We can’t wait to come back again. Dawn and Darin are awesome hosts. We had a “howling” good time.
Rick and Marie
Happy New Year! What a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing this beautiful house. What a wonderful getaway this has been.
Beth and Eric
February 24, 2013
Dear Dawn and family,
I can’t thank you enough for restoring this mansion and keeping the wolf sanctuary going. This place is healing. I’ve met new friends and made lasting memories. Sorry for the cheesiness, but it’s true.
June 1, 2013- June 2, 2013
We had a relaxing getaway for our 38th Wedding Anniversary, many thanks to our first born son and daughter-in-law! We didn’t have far to travel, which was great! We’ve always wanted to see the wolves here in this beautiful area by our favorite lake. We do miss going kayaking on it!
We appreciate history and its uniqueness, and commend you for keeping and preserving this place in the family!
Thank you for everything,
Dominic and Brenda
Dear Dawn and Darin,
This place was wonderful and relaxing. You guys are doing a great job! The wolves are awesome. The breakfasts are delicious. We can’t wait to return!
John and Kelly
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
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
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
The Summer Kitchen was the perfect getaway for our tenth anniversary. Thank you for a wonderful weekend
Nicole and Ted
Thank you so much for helping us celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. This was our first stay at a Bed and Breakfast and it certainly set the bar high. We’ve had a wonderful time spending time with the wolves and getting to know you and the staff at the sanctuary. I can’t wait until our next visit!
Jessica and Mike
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for a wonderful anniversary stay. This is our 3rd stay here but the first in The Summer Kitchen. It was more than we anticipated and love every minute of it. We look forward to coming back again.
Nick and Betsy
February 24, 2013
Wonderful calm, quiet except for the wonderful sound of the wolves in full cry!!
Regina and Tom
January 12, 2013
Thank you! Great breakfast, quiet night and beautiful wolves.
Brian and Kathy
December 27, 2013
We had a wonderful stay here! Beautiful grounds and great hospitality.
Adam and Lauren
February 7, 2014 – February 8, 2014
Thanks for a great experience! Everything was excellent. Keep up the great work. We will be sending people your way and hope to return.
Dustin and Hannah
Dawn and Darin,
What a beautiful home! It was a perfect weekend! We enjoyed the snow, the home, the food and time with one another. It was just what we needed!
Thank you so much! We will be back!
Dustin and Kelsey
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
April 24, 2013
My wife, Jodie, and I had an outstanding time here! Access to the wolves was awesome! My 60th birthday day was a treat!
Jodie and Dale
We had a wonderful time here at the Wolf Sanctuary yesterday, with our daughter and two granddaughters. Thank you for a great evening here in the B&B. Had a quiet and relaxing evening, with a wonderful breakfast! Looking forward to coming back to visit the Wolf Sanctuary.
Cory and Elaine,
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
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
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
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 29-31, 2013
Even though this is our fourth stay, you never cease to amaze! We love the wolves too, and it was so nice to meet Liberty, since he was found in our neighborhood! Looking forward to booking our next stay in the new cottage!
Christine and Ed
How wonderful to visit again and for a very special and memorable birthday!
Linda and Joe
Dear Dawn and Darin,
What a wonderful gem you have built! The pancakes alone were worth the visit! We missed the wolf tour but will be back for the full moon experience…
Thanks for a great weekend,
Jasmine and Dirk
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
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
December 29, 2012
Dawn, breakfast was fantastic and our basket was such a treat (especially the bread and brownies)! The room is so cute and cozy and we love the bathrobes. Thank you for being such a charming host, we will be back again for sure!
Many thanks & warm regards,
Laura and Cody
Dawn and Darin,
This place is awesome, you two are awesome! Always love being here. You make it feel like home. Take care…. God Bless.. and until the next time – all the best!
Linda and Tom
April 7, 2013
Quiet, peaceful, serene…. The whole place is beautiful. The food and hospitality were wonderful. Experiencing the wolves was out of this world. Mike was in “7th Heaven” and could have spent the whole weekend with them. A great way to celebrate a 25th Anniversary. We look forward to coming back.
Deb and Mike
This was our first B&B stay, and it was so wonderful! I can’t even imagine going to a normal chain hotel after this for a weekend getaway, you’ve set the bar so high. My husband fell in love with the wolves, he said seeing them is one of the coolest things he has ever done. Breakfast was also amazing and the house is beautiful. We will definitely be back!
Jessica and Kyle
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 29, 2012
Celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Snow reminded us of the blizzard in 1962 when we shared our vows.
The wolves helped us celebrate by howling at the full moon. Your B&B was the crowning touch.
Tom and Betty
Came with fear- left with awe and admiration! Thanks for seeing we were comfortable by your warm hospitality!
Pat, Jill, and Sara
December 2, 2012
This has been a wonderful experience. What a great get away for our 23rd wedding anniversary!
Speedwell Forge is an elegant reminder of days past. Our stay in the Paymaster’s Suite was relaxing and romantic.
Spending time with the wolves was such a humbling and exciting opportunity. Every person we met who is dedicated to protecting these magnificent animals has been very friendly and eager to share the wolves’ stories. It has made our time here richer.
Delicious food! Thank you, Dawn, for opening your home to us.
We look forward to our return trip,
Nancy and John
What a privilege to dwell in early American History. Staying at Speedwell Forge and walking around your magnificent wolves has been the best birthday gift ever. I hope to return and bring more friends to this unique and wonderful experience
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
We had a lovely visit on our second stay at your beautiful B&B. The setting is so serene and the company – four- legged and two-legged is fantastic. My heart has been won over by the wolves and my husband and I both plan to join your volunteer family.
Jenn and Bill
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
January 6, 2013
We made it to 5 years in a row! Each year we love it more. Thank you for the amazing raw vegan food! Let’s see if I’m still doing that next year.
We really enjoyed our two night stay this year. So great to be past the new born baby stage of life. Good times, but so much work! That is why it is great to come here for a rest!
Have an awesome year and we might see you again before the next one if we make it in December again.
Sophia and Andrew