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!
March 10-11, 2013
We had a fantastic time here! We knew as soon as we walked in that we’d love our stay here. We celebrated my 28th birthday here. It was so nice to sleep in and escape all the noise living in Philadelphia. The room is just incredible.
As for the wolves, I have always had an interest in them so to be able to see them up close will be something I will never forget. Walking the property allowed us to see the wolves in their natural setting without being there for the tour. What a great time….
We will definitely be back. Everything was terrific and we loved the wolves (especially Rogue and Chipper) – and Winston, Jasper, Liberty, Smokey’s pack, the 3 pups, the Timbers and Sky! So pretty much all that paid attention to us!
Joe and Julianna
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
A wonderful weekend from wolf tour to downtown Lititz. Back to enjoy the beautiful property and B&B. We look forward to a moon-lit tour sometime. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property.
Elaine and Bryan
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
November 10, 2013
Dawn and Darin,
We had a wonderful time staying at this B&B. It was great seeing the wolves and learning how they live. You have great hospitality, and you went out of your way to accommodate us since we came on the wrong weekend. Oops! It was great meeting you and your staff.
Thank you for the wonderful stay,
Brent and Darlene
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.
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We slept so well in this beautiful cottage! What a much needed time away. Breakfast was amazing! We will be back!
Crissy and Zack
April 8, 2013
Outstanding B&B in a beautiful setting; friendly, informative, helpful people; excellent breakfasts and fascinating, magnificent wolves. What could be better! Looking forward to returning.
December 9, 2012
What a wonderful place! We thoroughly enjoyed the room (fireplace and tub!), the breakfasts (yummy!) and the company. Sorry to be leaving so soon. It’s very cozy and relaxing here and we’ll be sure to come back in the spring yet to see the wolves- last thing to do before we leave.
Thanks Dawn and Darin for the hospitality. You made us feel at home.
Susan and Pat
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
One of the most lovely B&B’s we’ve stayed in! Beautiful house, would love to come back for a romantic winter getaway. Thank you so much for the great GF breakfast.
Tom and Deb
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
February 14, 2013
We have had a lovely restful stay here at Speedwell Forge. Make sure to visit the wolves!
Helen, John, and Kate, Connecticut
Thanks for sharing your lovely place. We enjoyed our stay here. The summer kitchen is so cozy and unique. Thanks too for the delicious breakfast! We loved this early anniversary getaway.
Curtis and Cynthia
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
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
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 29, 2012
Dell and Elizabeth
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
Speedwell Forge is a haven of comfort and peace. We felt so welcomed in the serene setting. Immaculate rooms and delicious breakfast. The wolves were a delight to see. We’ll be back for sure!
Betsy and Roger
I love wolves and staying the night. They are such wonderful creatures. Was the best night for me. Can’t forget the staff who takes really good care of them and protects them.
Wolf Lover, Adam
Everything was perfect…. Down to the smallest details. Will be returning.
Steve and Michelle
December 27, 2013
We had a wonderful stay here! Beautiful grounds and great hospitality.
Adam and Lauren
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.
March 11, 2013
Just enjoyed a delightful breakfast with a gracious hostess. May your efforts be valued for hundreds of years. We certainly are grateful for YOU providing us with a grand experience. BRAVO!
As always, we’ve had a nice time here at Speedwell Forge. This is the best bed and breakfast to visit. We enjoyed visiting the wolves and relaxing. We will return.
Carl and Kathryn
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 sharing your beautiful and comfy home! You have done an amazing job restoring it! I felt at home after the first 15 minutes. Being able to visit the wolves is also so amazing. They are all so beautiful! I’m happy to say that Rogue is our newly adopted son, joining sister Sky- who we adopted last May. Love fur babies!
Thank you again for all your warm and wonderful hospitality. Breakfast is always delightful too! Best Birthday ever!!
Curtis and Ann
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
December 6, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful place. The food was great. Thanks so much.
John and Ann, Paradise PA
My loving boyfriend brought me here as a birthday gift, drove 5.5 hours from 4:00 am to 9;45 am just to make the tour. I will cherish the memories from this trip for the rest of my life. So many once in a lifetime experiences! My heart feels full and my soul alive. We both felt so at home here and lived in the present every moment. So refreshing from the normal “sleep-eat-work-sleep” routine. We loved our time here. Hope to be back soon!
Livia and Scott
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Love the wolves!
Kathryn and Alan – New York
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
We had a howling good time! The B&B was beautiful and the hosts and staff were friendly and gracious. May all wolves live long and prosper…
Bob and Bobbie,
Beautiful estate and fascinating habitat for wolves! We appreciated the solitude and woodland ambiance!
Patsy and Phil
We loved this place a much as everyone! Thanks for the wonderful hospitality – the B&B alone would be spectacular. But with the wolf sanctuary, it is truly a unique and wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing!
Lyn and Joe
Chapel Hill, NC
June 11, 2013
Thank you for a lovely stay. We wish we could have stayed longer. The breakfasts were delicious, the staff charming and informative. The wolves, well words fail me. They are enchanting creatures. We hope to come back but it is a long way from Australia.
Thank you and keep up the good work.
Rae and Rich
We had a wonderful weekend! The house and grounds are lovely, and Dawn is a great hostess. We also enjoyed visiting the wolves and got to hear them howling. Looking forward to coming back!
Pamela and John
May 3, 2013
It is a very welcoming and peaceful place to walk away from the busy world for awhile. Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed spending this as a celebration of our 35 years together.
Gary and Mary
Our second stay – and just great! We love what you have done to finish the inn. It was great to visit with the wolves- they are beautiful animals. This time we really had a chance to explore Lititz. We love the town! Looking forward to returning.
Lynda and Al
Came with fear- left with awe and admiration! Thanks for seeing we were comfortable by your warm hospitality!
Pat, Jill, and Sara
What a beautiful place. We loved watching the wolves. Saw deer and a flock of snow geese flying over. Great breakfast! Wonderful stay!
Mike and Lauren
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
We had a wonderful time. Very relaxing and quiet. Delicious breakfast. Thank you.
Jim and Cindy
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
My thoughtful sweet loving sister brought me here to this beautiful mansion as a surprise for my birthday with two other girlfriends. It’s my second time at the sanctuary and my first time at the bed and breakfast. I enjoyed the privilege of viewing the wolves after hours and the newly formed packs not yet on the tour.
The mansion has been beautifully renovated and our weekend here has been peaceful, relaxing, and invigorating.
Dawn offered tremendous hospitality and the renovations very accommodating. I will truly hold my memories of my special weekend in my heart forever.
Breakfast was very good with a healthy variety of awesomeness. Enjoyed the social gathering. Hope to return and will pass on to friends.
Debbie and Lisa
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing stay! Especially thank you for the wonderful healthy breakfast. I really appreciated that! Again thank you for all you’ve done for us, we will certainly be back in the future.
Chris and Jennifer
January 12, 2013
OMG, your home and grounds are overwhelming and how gracious of you to share it with friends as a Bed and Breakfast! We feel extremely honored to stay with you, as this is our introduction to B&B Inns. We are in the area to attend our Great Grandnephew’s baptism tomorrow in Lititz, Pa. Thank you for your humble hospitality Kathryn’s room is lovely! Could go on and on….will save some for our next visit when we can visit the wolf sanctuary. We hear that is a treat also.
Joe and Lucille
February 24, 2013
The house is beautiful and everyone was so friendly. It was a different kind of atmosphere than I’m used to and I really enjoyed it. And with the wolves, they just make it all the more mystical and magical. I’ll be sure to come back.
April 11, 2013- April 12, 2013
Wolves! We came to hear and see these noble gifts from nature. But no creature is born for mankind’s sake, but for their own. We are not their owners or masters, but their best guardians. They are attuned to the rhythms of the earth, and are one with it.
Thank you, Speedwell Forge, and your wolf sanctuary which shelters the displaced . Blessings on all of you.
Rachel and Carl