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!
Beautiful place to be lucky enough to stay. Dawn is so friendly and makes one feel welcome. Spotless rooms– well appointed- Dawn thought of everything to make us happy and comfortable. Beautiful home!
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
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
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.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Love the wolves!
Kathryn and Alan – New York
We really enjoyed the additional access to the grounds and the wolves. Our room is absolutely immaculate and food a wonderful cherry on top of a great experience. I hope we return
Bob and Margaret
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
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
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
December 18, 2013- December 19, 2013
We had a wonderful time! It was the perfect way to celebrate my homecoming! The food and room were lovely and you have spectacular hospitality. We will be back!
Kara and Nick
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
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
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,
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
March 3, 2013
Happy Birthday to me!! What an absolutely beautiful, wondrous place to stay, especially after seeing the wolf tour today.
Thank you, Dawn, for your hospitality and humor, and for having the foresight and fortitude to restore so much of this incredible property. And for saving these wolves…
Ronnie and Tracy
P.S. My back thanks you for the stool at breakfast. That was so thoughtful of you!
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
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!
December 22 – 23, 2012
We came here to celebrate Heather’s birthday and to purchase a beautiful dining room table for our new home.
I’ll remember this weekend as I sit and enjoy dinner with my family over the years. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your home is beautiful and restored to perfection.
Heather and Mike, Culver Lake, NJ
April 24, 2013
My wife, Jodie, and I had an outstanding time here! Access to the wolves was awesome! My 60th birthday day was a treat!
Jodie and Dale
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.
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
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
March 16, 2014
Staying at the B&B has been wonderful. It is beautiful, elegant, and relaxing. Dawn is really great. It feels good to be helping support the sanctuary. Being able to go out and visit the wolves is so great. They howled beautifully. It has been a really wonderful experience. We will be back.
Vicki and Jean
This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast. We weren’t sure what to expect. It has been a wonderful experience for us. Everything is so clean, and Dawn is a wonderful hostess and cook. We enjoyed visiting the wolves. What beautiful animals! We look forward to coming back!
Karen and Jerry
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
Dear Dawn and Darin,
This has been such an educational and memorable experience for us! We’re celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary and could not be happier that we chose to spend it here. Wolves have been a passion of ours for many years, we even have the tattoos to prove it! To be able to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures has been a true highlight in our lives.
There is no question that we absolutely intend on returning, and pass on information about this truly amazing place! Thank you so much for such a kind and heartwarming staff!! We cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend.
Joe and Amy
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 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
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
Thank you for your hospitality! The cabin was clean and cozy and it made our time here very relaxing and enjoyable. The breakfast meals were outstanding and nutritious. We also enjoyed seeing the wolves again. They remind us of large puppy dogs, but of course they are not!
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.
Stay was awesome as always. Can’t wait to come back.
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
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 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
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
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
December 9, 2012
I am inspired by your commitment to a course overlooked by many. It was an awesome time.
Ron and ChrisAnn
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!
We really enjoyed our little getaway! The room was very comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. Even though we took the wolf tour a couple years ago, we learned new things about them. Thanks for including the tour in our reservations!
Blessings to you and the wonderful work you and your family do for the wolves.
Judy and Katie
May 15, 2014
The beauty of the Inn, the beauty of the wolves, the beauty of the people, all combined to make our stay a wonderful one! The food was incredible! We are grateful and will be back!
Sandra and Juanita
March 2, 3013-March 3, 2013
What a wonderful experience we had. A fabulous idea to have the B&B on the same property as the wolf sanctuary. Hearing the wolves howl was awesome. Breakfast was delicious. The tour was great and informative.
I could not have asked for anything nicer for our 20th Wedding Anniversary!
Ray and Kelly
May 10, 2014
Lovely, Peaceful, Tranquil, Educational… these words come to mind when one stays here. Amidst the serenity of the very grounds itself, one can be rejuvenated and perhaps discover some things about nature and her magnificent wonder.
Marc and Chrisitne
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
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
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
October 10, 2013
A wonderful interesting stay. It is amazing that you could “see the bones” of the place, and bring it back from the brink- without losing sight of where you wanted to go.
The wolf work is important stuff.
Beautiful B&B. Wonderful wildlife. The wolves are amazing. Dawn and Darin were great. Will be back again soon.
Hope and Brian
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
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