Experience a Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster, 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.
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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
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
March 25, 2013
Food- 4 star B&B- 4 star
Mary and Larry
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
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
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
What a lovely estate! We enjoyed every minute of our stay in you awesome home. The wolf encounters were a rewarding and educational experience. Thank you and we will be back! We will spread the word!
Bill and Barb
A lovely place! Comfy, beautiful, great food, friendly people. The wolves are spectacular.
A wonderful experience.
Ginny and Tom
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
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,
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing stay! Especially thank you for the wonderful healthy breakfast. I really appreciated that! Again thank you for all you’ve done for us, we will certainly be back in the future.
Chris and Jennifer
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
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
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
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
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
January 27, 2013
We have enjoyed every moment of our stay. The walk yesterday by ourselves to see the wolves was an answer to a dream come true for me! We had our own howling serenade in the afternoon! Your place is top shelf all the way! Breakfast was delicious! We will be back to stay again
Cliff and Mary Ann
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for a beautiful Easter weekend. We had such a wonderful, relaxing time. We felt so welcomed. We had the best neighbors howling us to sleep. The sanctuary was amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property. By far this has been one of our favorite weekends in along time. We hope we are able to return!
David and Deanna
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. We felt so welcomed! We just loved it. It is so beautiful and restful here. Our great and wonderful “kids” gave us this wonderful gift for our anniversary. Since we live in New Jersey, we’ll be back!
Jack and Joyce
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
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
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.
Dawn and Darin,
This was exactly the retreat we were looking for. Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, serene!
Greg and Katie
What a wonderful place! The wolves are magnificent, especially Lazarus. This is a Pennsylvania gem.
Al and Cindy
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
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
Dawn and Darin,
Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. The Summer Kitchen Cottage was perfectly appointed and supplied. Loved the Jacuzzi! Such a wonderful setting! Thank you for the outstanding breakfasts… Really enjoyed chatting with you and the other guests. You run a very fine B&B and Wolf Sanctuary. Bless your hearts! Carry on!
Hope to come again,
Mary and Mark
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!
December 26, 2012- December 27, 2012
LOVE the room and amenities, LOVE the wolves and property (would really like to take a wolf home) LOVE the wonderful homemade breakfast and LOVE the friendly and gentle (not to mention history buff) Inn Keeper, Dawn.
Thank you so much for everything! We will be back for a stay as well as to bring our daughter for a tour. I am somewhat embarrassed to live so close to this treasure and not have known about it. Thanks for keeping our family’s history alive and well!
Terry and Lori
Thank you for a wonderful get away! The room was gorgeous and super clean. We love the dog and the wolves. Listening to them howl is beautiful music! Hope to see you soon!
Bruce and Alicia
October 27, 2014
Thank you for another stay here!! Our accommodation perfect…. Enjoyed breakfast too…. Looking forward to see you again early October 2015
Valery and Drew
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!
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 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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
Dearest Dawn and Darin,
We really thank you for giving us a wonderful reservation and cottage hotel room! We enjoyed it very much and it gives us a place to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. This was worth the trip and money we can find! Also this was just the right place to be near The Wolf Sanctuary, for I am in love with these magnificent creatures. You deserve to have best customers!
Thank you so much!!
April 20, 2013
We had a great stay at this beautiful bed and Breakfast. It was so quiet! Just the overnight getaway we needed.
Steve and Pam
Joe and I cannot find words to express our gratitude to Dawn and Darin for opening your lovely home. In fact, we cant thing of spending Valentine’s Weekend in any other fashion now, It was our 44th Anniversary and it was just what the doctor ordered: rest, quiet atmosphere, amazing animals that connect with you and being spoiled to the end of the world by Dawn! Girl- that cake was over the hill!!! Joe said he would come alone if you promised to make that cake again.
Thank you very much for making this experience for so many to enjoy!
Joe and Carole
My husband and I came here 2-3 years ago for the 1st time and loved it. We came back this time for our 15th wedding anniversary. It is a beautiful place- very peaceful and quiet. I also like hearing and seeing the wolves. We plan to come back again.
Dave and Lori
Schuylkill Haven, PA
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
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
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.
Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for another wonderful weekend stay! It was just what we needed – rest, relaxation, and time to reconnect. You both work so hard, as do your volunteers, and we truly appreciate the experience you provide your guests. The wolves were just as awesome as always, and we never tire of watching them. We consider Speedwell B&B and The Wolf Sanctuary a retreat and truly is our home away from home. You always make us feel welcome and treat us like family. We wish you only the best, continued good health, and we look forward to seeing your vision for the Sanctuary come to reality.
Till we see you again!
Thanks for everything,
Reta and Ric
This was our first B&B stay, and it was so wonderful! I can’t even imagine going to a normal chain hotel after this for a weekend getaway, you’ve set the bar so high. My husband fell in love with the wolves, he said seeing them is one of the coolest things he has ever done. Breakfast was also amazing and the house is beautiful. We will definitely be back!
Jessica and Kyle
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 11, 2014
One night only but it was fantastic! Should have booked more! Great hosts both Dawn and Darin. We will return
Bill and Diane
Chester County, Pa.