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!
Great staff! Love the area and walking around the wolves…Beautiful accommodations. Wonderful stay.
You and your staff are doing a GREAT job!! I’m so thankful my sisters brought me here to enjoy everything. Thank you,
April 26, 2014
Enjoyed our stay! Loved “visiting” with the wolves. Beautiful setting to relax in. Loved reading the “new” versions of the “Three Little Pigs” Very amusing!
Ted and Carol
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.
We had a great stay. Your home is beautiful and the wolves also.
Duynell and Allen
A lovely place! Comfy, beautiful, great food, friendly people. The wolves are spectacular.
A wonderful experience.
Ginny and Tom
December 4, 2012
Jay and Jen
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
We had a wonderful time here. The wolves were amazing. I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks for having us and looking forward to coming back.
Gregory and Crissy
Thanks for a pleasant stay at your home. Your wolves and dog are magnificent! We hope to be back in the not too distant future.
Diana and Ari
We couldn’t think of a better place to be snowed in! Thanks so much for your hospitality and suggesting an upgrade- we loved the summer kitchen! I cant wait to stay again next year.
Danielle and Bryan
We really enjoyed our brief stay- the house is beautiful! The wolves are magnificent! Thank you for sharing your home and the wolves.
Ron and Andrea
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
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
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
December 6, 2012
This has been so wonderful for us at every level. Hope to return again and will certainly be eager to recommend.
Charles and Linda
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
Wonderful place, people, food, scenery, and wolves! What could be better?!
Arleen and Howard
Dawn and Darin
My wife and I were looking to escape the busy atmosphere of work and noise. This weekend was the perfect getaway and your bed and breakfast exceeded our expectations. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for creating such a tranquil slice of heaven. We will be returning to Speedwell in the future and we now know that we’ve discovered a home away from home
Dan and Heather
February 15, 2013
This was a fantastic Valentine’s Day. We had a wonderful time seeing the wolves again. We felt very welcomed. The room was incredible! Christopher asked me to marry him up on the hill, so it definitely will be a night to remember! Thanks so much!
Kayla and Christopher
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 perfect getaway! Lovely room, lovely hostess, and awesome food! The wolf tour was fun and informative. Dale was so passionate about the wolves. Even in the rain. Can’t wait to come back!
Sharon and Ray
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 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
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
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
How wonderful to visit again and for a very special and memorable birthday!
Linda and Joe
This Place is everything I could have ever hoped for in a vacation. The feel of nature and these magnificent wolves truly called to me. Alicia and IL had such an amazing time here that we booked our next stay before we even left! Thank you so much for doing what you do here.
Alicia and Steven
P.S. Ditto to everything Steven said. This place stole my heart. Dozier was a sweetheart!
Thank you for having us in your lovely home. It is so peaceful here. Breakfast was delicious!
Angie and Hugh
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 7, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay. We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary here. The wolves were awesome. The town was quaint. Thank you for a nice breakfast.
Ken and Gail
June 16, 2013
Bob and Maggie
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
December 12, 2012
We enjoyed ourselves immensely. It’s so beautiful here. This is such a treasure and lifted our spirits. Thanks so much. We will be back – hopefully soon!
Ginny and Ron
January 19, 2013- January 20, 2013
We had a great time. Peaceful and relaxing. We loved the room and the breakfasts. The wolves were awesome. Thank you for a great weekend. Looking forward to a return visit.
Joe and Deb
My girlfriend and I needed a relaxing getaway and the Sanctuary was a great choice. The wolves were amazing- such great animals. The staff was super friendly. The room was so relaxing. Loved the heated bathroom floors and the comfy bed, great time!
Dawn and Darin,
I just love my time spent with the B&B and the beautiful wolves. I always loved wolves. Lynn and I will see you soon. You and Darin are kind and warm at heart people. Thanks for everything
Sharon and Lynn
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.
Lovely lodgings, home and wolf sanctuary. We enjoyed our stay immensely!
Quinton and Belinda
May 5, 2014
Our stay was fantastic. The house and room were beautiful. Dawn and Darin were wonderful hosts. Visiting with the wolves was a great time. It was a great anniversary weekend
Tim and Andi
We had a very relaxing stay at your Bed and Breakfast. The room was beautiful and the living areas were cozy and delightful. The moonlight wolf tour was the highlight of our stay. We will definitely be back for more!
Marie and Rick
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
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
Dawn and Darin,
We’ve had such a peaceful and relaxing stay. We hope to return in the winter some day to see your beautiful grounds and furry friends covered in snow.
David and Diane
Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico
January 11, 2014 – January 12, 2014
We had a wonderful time at the B&B. Dawn is a fantastic hostess! Breakfast was delicious and the company was enjoyable. The wolves add the extra oomf to the B&B. One of our favorite places away from home.
Thank you for a wonderful Birthday weekend,
Jenifer and Dave
Lititz is a beautiful and peaceful town. Richard and I love it here. Thank you for sharing these beautiful wolves. They are lucky to have a beautiful place like this. Everything is immaculate here, especially the clean bathroom. There are still good and wonderful people in this world.
Hope to be back to see the wolves in the spring. The world would be a better place with wonderful people like you.
God will bless you many times for the wonderful things you do for these animals, which are God’s creatures.
Richard and Carol
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
We received this overnight stay as a Christmas gift. The Kathryn room is great. Seeing the wolves was amazing. Thank you for giving us a great time. Everything was perfect.
Dale and Dona
May 20, 2014
Magical. Be sure to go to the top of the hill and talk to the dark wolf. He will howl with you and when the others howl, you are lifted above the earth.
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
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