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!
April 21-22, 2013
Wow! The wonder of wolves! We came to celebrate our first anniversary and cannot believe this amazing treasure we have found. We were immediately fascinated by the intelligence of the wolves on our tour. But having the opportunity to return to spend time with them even more was beyond what we could ask for. We went running with the L-Boys up and down the hill and had the chance to really look into their eyes.
The Paymaster’s Cottage really feels like a home away from home and without all of the stressors too! Dawn has really outdone herself with making sure you have all the comforts of home. It has been an amazing time and we cannot wait to return for another visit! Off for another walk with the wolves! Thank you!
Sarah and Paul
A wonderful place to stay for our 35th Anniversary. Had a wonderful time. The summer kitchen is the perfect place to be alone and enjoy our stay. Had a great breakfast.
Kathy and Homer
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
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
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
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
The Summer Kitchen was the perfect getaway for our tenth anniversary. Thank you for a wonderful weekend
Nicole and Ted
May 31, 2013- June 1, 2013
Tracy and Peter
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
Dear Darin, Dawn, and Dale, Patti, Denny and all the other passionate people who made our visit special,
What a passionate place to visit! From the moment we came through the gate, we just knew this was someplace special. The Whyte house décor – the very special “white cat” in the bedroom, the wood floors, the kitchen cabinets- all hand done. And the special breakfast served by the chef (herself). We will always have fond memories of our stay at Speed Well Forge!
Oh, should I mention the wolves?
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thanks for an enjoyable weekend we had a blast. Dawn you are an amazing cook! We will refer you to all our friends! Thanks for such an amazing birthday weekend. Pat had the time of her life.
Mark, Ron, and Pad
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
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
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
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
April 28, 2013
Everything was quite lovely. What a beautiful relationship between the B&B and wolves. Love to come back. Everything was positively delightful. We definitely suggest this getaway to our friends. Many thanks for the great hospitality (the food is heavenly)
Pat and Fran
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.
This is a lovely place! All the comforts home offer. Dawn makes the best breakfast ever an serves with a welcome smile. We’ll be back in the spring with my three daughters. They will love the house and the wolves as I did. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit to a lovely home
Silver Spring, MD
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
April 16, 2013- April 17, 2013
This was a great experience. We love B&Bs and this one is top shelf. Not to mention the wolves. We are very happy to have had this experience and are even bigger fans of the wolves, having learned so much! Thank you.
Bob and Ronnie
December 28, 2012
Enjoyed the solitude and your welcoming kindness. Thank you for the hearty breakfast. This is a special retreat for humans and four legged creatures. Looking forward to a return visit.
Linda and Joe
We enjoyed our stay so much! Food was terrific and cottage so comfortable. Also enjoyed and meeting all the wolves. Hope to be back someday.
Karin and Byron
Forest City, Iowa
January 25, 2014 – January 26, 2014
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Cliffton , Marrianna, and Adam
March 25, 2013
Food- 4 star B&B- 4 star
Mary and Larry
You have a beautiful place. Our room was wonderful and peaceful. We loved everything about our stay. But most of all, thank you for saving the wolves!!
January 11 – 13, 2013
My husband & I are celebrating our 10th anniversary here- the first guests at Speedwell Forge B&B! Went for a short hike nearby, and saw kayakers and a small toad. (they were not together) Lovely touches: rubber duckie, wilbur buds, plush robes.
It is our last day here at the B&B. I hope we come back sometime. I think this is a great hotel. I love the rubber ducky and the whirlpool bath. I also love the chocolate. We went to Hershey Park yesterday. It was fun. Kate
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.
April 20, 2013
Awesome, awesome as usual! The wolves are so magnificent. After running in the Boston Marathon on Monday with the bombings, this was just the retreat I needed. Breakfast was incredible. Can’t wait to come back!!
Leslie and Bob
Beautiful B&B. Wonderful wildlife. The wolves are amazing. Dawn and Darin were great. Will be back again soon.
Hope and Brian
We had a wonderful stay here in your beautifully restored home. Our experience has been more than we anticipated. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and conversation and we love the wolves and Phalin.
Tom and Lisa,
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
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.
March 23, 2014
I can’t imagine Kathy’s Valentine Day present turning out any better. The home is warmly furnished and beautifully restored. Our favorite time during our stay was breakfast. Great tasting food, wonderful presentation, and casual conversation. We will most certainly return for another stay.
Kathy and Mark
An amazing place to stay. Great and friendly people, great breakfast and a house that feels like a home and that welcomed us. Thank you,
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
December 11, 2012-December 13, 2012
Speedwell Forge is my first B&B. What an amazing and wonderful experience! Thank you Dawn- and all here for making my stay so great! The quiet, peace and serenity are just what I needed! I spent most of yesterday with the wolves in the sanctuary. How awesome! They are sooo beautiful- and just magnificent all of them!!! I am most grateful and deeply appreciative to Dawn- and all the humans here- for providing such a wonderful place for the wolves to just be themselves in safety! I’ll be back! Thanks again!
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
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
January 25, 2013- January 26, 2013
Sitting in the window with the morning sun shining in, looking across the beautiful snow covered yard. How amazingly calming it is here. Truly Dawn and Darin, you are blessed to be able to share so much nature and history with others. Dawn your breakfast was amazing and surely a treat for all whom are fortunate to discover your little piece of heaven. Last night just made us feel so alive when moon full and the packs singing and fire blazing. You both do a wonderful job.
Renee and Gary
December 7-9, 2012
We had a wonderful stay in your beautifully restored home. We especially liked all of the extra little touches throughout. (and of course the breakfast also). The grounds are also lovely. Look forward to returning.
Rick and Stephanie, Macungie PA
March 6, 2014 – March 7, 2014
You have a beautiful home. A lovely room. Thanks Grandma Kathryn! Thanks for the wolf songs- wolf cousins!
Paul and Ann
P.S. Great hosts and breakfast too!
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
This is my 1st time at the B&B and also my 1st time at the sanctuary. I came with my sisters. Ann and Julie have been guests many times and what they have told us was absolutely true it is wonderful. Just wonderful. We have enjoyed our stay with you and the wolves immensely. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
The Kebbe Family
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for everything. This was an awesome experience. The food was delicious and the wolves are amazing. This was a great weekend getaway.
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
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 3, 2012
What a wonderful treat! We came here for our 12th anniversary. The home and outbuildings are all beautiful.
After our own renovations, we have great respect for the outstanding work that has been accomplished here.
The food was fantastic, especially the coconut oatmeal cookies. We followed a recommendation to eat at Scooters and were not disappointed.
Thanks, Dawn, for sharing all of this with us!
Rebecca and Jason
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
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 7, 2014
Our time here went so fast. Loved the wolves and the educational tour with Dan. Dawn and Darin were very friendly and their home is beautiful. The breakfasts were super. Will recommend to our B&B friends
Fran and Sally