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 1-4, 2013
First stay- we will be back! Thank you for everything!
Cheryl and Michael
February 18, 2013
This is not our first B&B but it is the first one we have really enjoyed. The room is pretty and very, very clean- something difficult to find! Dawn and Darin are great and understand that guests need privacy
also, even though they are staying in a B&B. The renovations are wonderful and the breakfast is even better! A great way to start the day and meet new people. My husband can’t wait to come fly fishing in the spring or fall. The wolf sanctuary just makes a great stay even better!
Stephan and Noel
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
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 an outstanding weekend we had here at the summer Kitchen. The meals were wonderful and the advice on where to visit in town was extremely helpful. We are grateful that we finally got to stay here after numerous visits.
Thank you for everything!
Chris and Trish
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
January 19-24 2013
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for the best of times! The natural setting and fabulous little house was all we dreamed it would be. Your breakfasts were the icing on the cake!
Paul and Rhoda
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
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
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
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.
March 15, 2013
It was our 4th visit to Speedwell and we enjoyed our stay just as much as our first visit. We love the peacefulness of your Inn and always have a relaxing time. Thank you for all the little details you do.
LeAnn and Lori
April 26, 2013- April 28, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay here at Speedwell Forge.
Troy and Candace
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
December 30, 2013
What a fabulous B&B! A beautiful home, and warm hostess, and wolves!! I will be recommending your home to all of my friends. We will definitely be back! Thank you!
Anne and Larry
Dawn and Darin,
This was exactly the retreat we were looking for. Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, serene!
Greg and Katie
This is our second time seeing the wolves. Our first time at the B&B. We love watching how the wolves interact. They are so beautiful. The house is wonderful. I’d love to stay longer. We will recommend this to others. This is very relaxing and beautiful nature to view. What a blessing
Joe and Patty
Bel Air, MD
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
January 18, 2013
We had a wonderful time! We’ll be back!
Rich and Kelly
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.
As always – our favorite B&B! Breakfast was always great here and this stay was no different. The peace and quiet in the country makes for a great nite’s sleep in very comfy beds.
Thanks again for another enjoyable stay.
Teresa and Lois
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,
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 18, 2014
Stay here was a wonderful experience. We loved the house, felt warm and cozy. The private tour of the wolves made it that much more special. Breakfast was amazing. The heated floor was cool. Lol! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our honeymoon.
We’ll be back again.
Kevin and Letsy
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
We had another wonderful stay here at Speedwell Forge! Thank you for the delicious breakfasts tailored to our needs and the wonderful hospitality. Although not far from home, we always enjoy a peaceful get-away here with you. We can’t wait to plan our next stay!
Steve and Nikki,
March 14, 2014 – March 16, 2014
What a truly amazing experience! Your home is beautiful and we so enjoyed the delicious breakfasts! It was great to share a meal with the volunteers of the sanctuary, who has stories to share about the magical wolves just steps from our door.
The wolves were a true delight. We enjoyed meeting each and every one of them. What an amazing gift you are sharing with the world.
Steve and Marsha
P.S. Be back soon!
June 14, 2013
Beautiful home, great food and friendly people. A very relaxing and peaceful place to stay.
Stan and Dot
Thank you for an incredible stay! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend our anniversary. Your property is absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to our tour this morning!
Amanda and Steve
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for your hospitality. Staying in the Summer Kitchen was very well appreciated. The restoration of these historic buildings makes them homey and well preserved for the future.
To visit the wolf sanctuary was a birthday present from my wife. To see and be so close to the animals has left a deep impression behind.
We enjoyed breakfast and the little conversations every morning during our stay.
Thank you again and all the best for the future.
Renate and Diefer
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Our bed, so comfy. Food, delicious! Loved the wolves. Say good bye to Loki for us. Your mansion is beautiful!
Vicky and Mark
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
March 4, 2013
Dawn and Darin, this B&B is so amazing. Considering this is our first ever experience with a B&B. I do believe you have both blessed us and spoiled us. The Wolf Sanctuary is spectacular and hearing them howl was something I hope my children get to experience one day!
To others staying here, take in as much as possible, do the wolf tour, and take a walk to explore further . You won’t regret it.
Thomas and Rebecca
Dawn and Darin,
Love the Whyte House, beautiful, comfortable, relaxing. As always our stay was wonderful. Breakfasts were yummy. The wolves, as always, were wonderful to visit with them. Our birthday/anniversary was really extra special this year.
Thanks to the both of you for a great time and for your friendship
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
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
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
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
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
The final night of our epic road trip was spent at your beautiful place. It was wonderful to have a peaceful night surrounded by beauty before our final days in NYC…. Delicious breakfast followed by a lovely walk and a soundtrack of howling wolves. Magical..
Thank you so much!
Jamie and Millie
March 25, 2013
Food- 4 star B&B- 4 star
Mary and Larry
March 30, 2013
Thank you Dawn, for the wonderful time we spent at the inn. The breakfast was 5 Star from the granola to the apple waffles. The wolves were spectacular too. You should be proud of all the accomplishments you have done- from restoring the inn to being a gourmet chef!
Joan and Bob
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!
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for welcoming us so kindly into your home. Breakfast every morning was delicious and the perfect way to start the day. The room was great and the house has such charm. You are great people to chat with too! The wolves are fantastic and so much fun to watch. We loved it so much that we spontaneously booked an extra night on the day we were supposed to be leaving. We will be returning for sure!
Jen and Matt
Wonderful weekend. The cottage was a wonderful oasis for us. We will spread the word of this place and the people who work so hard to protect it.
Jo and Eugene
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!
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
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
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
Another wonderful stay! This is our getaway place and love it! So relaxing, beautiful, good people, great food. So happy to have found your B&B! Will be back soon.
Jean and Bob