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!
March 14, 2014
As I begin to write I look out the window and see evidence of the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and a wonderful husky snoozing or just relaxing below. My vantage point is from a restored historical house, done with care and maintained with love from one generation to the next. All is well here and Pat and I are better from our short stay. Good food, good people, in a wonderful setting. We pledge to return again with some friends.
Dane and Pat
West Berlin, NJ
May 12, 2013
The only thing I regret about our visit was that it didn’t last longer! Breakfast was delicious and the wolves are so beautiful. I’m glad we got to see Friday close up, which was a rare treat since he’s usually hanging back. I can’t wait until our next visit!
Danielle and Bryan
We had a luscious evening, thank you. And the whoopie pie treats and special breakfast were delicious. Thank you for your warm hospitality-we are certain you will enjoy every success in your venture.
Paula, Karen, and Lon Vienna, VA and Surrey, England
The room and all of its furnishings are gorgeous. I enjoyed all of the small homey gestures like the make-up remover wipes, scented soaps and fans. You are a wonderful host and the breakfast you served was one of my favorite parts of the day because it was so yummy and refreshing company.
Thank you for all you do!
May 31, 2013- June 1, 2013
What a wonderful B&B ! The home and property are absolutely beautiful. Your hospitality is second to none. We enjoyed talking with you and learning of your love for the wolves. They are very interesting animals. We got to experience the pack howling, that was amazing. All in all, a fantastic experience. We will share our thoughts with friends and family. I am sure you will have others from the family headed your way.
Thanks and God bless you,
Steve and Beth
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
Enjoyed our stay immensely . A wonderful home and history behind it. And what a wonderful hostess.
December 29, 2012
Dell and Elizabeth
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
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
February 21, 2014 – February 23, 2014
First weekend away (no kids) in four years!! This was the perfect place for it. Not too far away, but it felt very far. Very peaceful. The room was beautiful, breakfast was always a treat! Hope to come try another room, hopefully in less than 4 years!
John and Jenny
Came with fear- left with awe and admiration! Thanks for seeing we were comfortable by your warm hospitality!
Pat, Jill, and Sara
This place left us howling at the moon with pleasure! Dawn and Lisa and rest of folks at Speedwell Forge all wonderful. Look forward to “adopting” Lucas.
Toni and Joaquin
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
Thank you very much for such a wonderful stay! It was such a nice way to celebrate our early anniversary and “babymoon.” Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Of course the Wolf Sanctuary is amazing. Such beautiful creatures!
Allison and Andy
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
This was our first stay at a B&B, and what a wonderful experience. Wolves are my favorite animals and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them. Thank you for a wonderful weekend, our birthdays this weekend are and will be a fantastic memory- we will be back!!
Monique and Jim
March 21, 2013- March 22, 2013
We loved our night here, our visit with wolves. Breakfast and conversation was great! Thanks so much! We look forward to our next visit.
Richard and Catherine
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
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality during our stay. You helped to make our anniversary and birthdays truly memorable and special in so many ways.
Two years ago, we stayed at the Summer Kitchen and this year at the Whyte House. Both were wonderful experiences and we look forward to our next visit, hoping it will come much sooner than before.
Your wolf sanctuary is so amazing and we hope that you are blessed with many more rewarding years ahead. God Bless you both for the work you do on their behalf.
Thank you once again,
Raymond and Lisa
Ridley Park, PA
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
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
April 1-4, 2013
First stay- we will be back! Thank you for everything!
Cheryl and Michael
March 29, 2013- March 31, 2013
Back at Speedwell for the fifth time (our second say in this wonderful room) and we certainly are made to feel like family. Spent yesterday “stimulating the local economy” at the outlets topped off with a stop at Lancaster Brewing Company for “victuals and libations.” Highly recommended. Try the Hop Hog IPA or the Billy Bock. Today we continued the local economy rescue by visiting the shops at Brickerville and downtown Lititz. Had an early dinner with new friends Ed and Christine (whom we met over breakfast) and then attended the full moon tour. As always the wolves were fantastic. Once again, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here at Speedwell Forge and the surrounding area. And again, I am certain we will return.
Dan and Arlene
We’ve had a lovely stay. Quite an unexpected experience in the middle of our longer trip. Will be recommending the B&B.
Anne and Brian
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
May 5, 2013
Our visit here was short this time, but we will be back. The property is immense. The house is gorgeous. I will tell my friends and family. Today before we leave we will check out the wolves. Very interesting. Bill’s room is very neat and clean. Breakfast was excellent!
Joe and Mary Ann
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
Very unique experience visiting the wolves and learning all about them. Super that yu care so much about them and share them for all to see!
Your home is very beautiful! We just love the old architecture and the craftsmanship that went into them.
Love the heated bathroom floors! The breakfast was scrumptious and filling. Many thanks!
Bill and Coleen
Thank you for a great a visit. We really enjoyed our time here! Breakfast was delicious, the house is beautiful and our room was very clean.
Jamie and Kristy
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.
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
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
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Love the wolves!
Kathryn and Alan – New York
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
Once again we so enjoyed our stay. Thanks for opening your home so that others can come and enjoy your wonderful hospitality. It is so beautiful here and the snow was extra icing on the cake. Speaking of cake, thanks for the wonderful breakfast and treats. This was the most active we have ever seen the wolves. What a gift to see them in the snow and be so content. Sarge was a good “girl” this trip here- ha ha.
We look forward to returning soon. Again thanks for all you and Darin and your entire staff do for the wolves. We so appreciate your hard work and total dedication. We hope Darin’s finger heals good.
Eric and Debra
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
The Whyte House is a beautiful retreat. Jon and I enjoyed our stay and your hospitality. We are planning to return in the future.
Jon and Cathy
What an amazing and beautiful place. It is awesome to stay in a home with so much rich history. Thank you so much for sharing your family home with all of us.
Carmen and Carolyn
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
My husband booked this room to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary mainly because a gluten free breakfast was offered. I am so glad he did! This place is beautiful. The grounds are peaceful and the wolves were very interesting to watch. The breakfast was beyond amazing! Our room was homey and very comfortable. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable and for accommodating my dietary needs!
John and Alicia
October 3, 2013 – October 4, 2013
Another 5 star, three R’s ( relaxing, rejuvenating, rewarding) visit. So very appreciative of your gracious hospitality and conventions.
Linda and Joe
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.
May 22, 2014 – May 23, 2014
Ditto to all the previous comments! This has been an amazing experience. Dawn, you are an incredible inspiration. Meeting the wolves was wonderful. Matt did a great tour. This room is special-welcoming and comfortable.
Breakfast- mmmm. Thank you for everything
Jean and Rich
February 17-20, 2013
Me and my fiancé stayed for our first time together in the Paymaster and loved it very much. I have stayed here at the B&B tow other times and they both were just as enjoyable and the best experience I have ever had. As usual the breakfasts, wolves and atmosphere were amazing. I cant wait to come back again.
Cristina and Thomas
February 25, 2013
As we leave this delightful B&B on this sunny wintery day- we are most grateful for our great tour yesterday and for Dawn’s hospitality. The wolves were of their best and we look forward to another visit in the fall.
Norwin and Cj
Lititz is a wonderful little town and we loved this house! Everything is immaculate and we slept so well! And the breakfast! And the wolves! And altogether the wonderful hospitality!
Rosalind and Jim
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
Our stay at Speedwell B&B was a Christmas gift from my husband’s parents. I had always wanted to come to the Wolf Sanctuary after reading about it in the Lancaster paper several years ago, and I am so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to enjoy the wolves’ songs in person.
The B&B surpassed my expectations and the renovations to the mansion are amazing.
Thank you Dawn and Darin for sharing your home with us!
Brandi and Ashley,
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