Enjoy the ultimate in Lancaster, PA romantic getaways!
This amazing private cottage, with its floor to ceiling brick gas fireplace, oversize whirlpool bath and king-size bed, includes a beautiful view of the creek and our property. It is a wonderful and serene way to unwind. The Paymaster helps you to find the peace of nature and absorb the historical settings offered at Speedwell Forge. It’s possible you may never want to leave.
- Wireless Internet Access
- Cable TV
- Central Heat and Air Conditioning
- Coffee Maker
- Plates, Silverware, Pots and Pans
- a full three-course breakfast all included at no extra charge.
If you don’t want to come over to the mansion for breakfast, upon request we will stock your kitchen with eggs, milk, juice, pancake mix, and syrup. And we’ll do the dishes!
$270 per night plus tax
Basket of Goodies:
Enjoy a basket with homemade bread, cheese, fresh fruit, a bottle of sparkling cider, and dessert. $60, plus tax.
Chocolate and rose petals:
We’ll arrange a one-pound bag of Wilbur buds, fresh flowers, and silk rose petals in your room. $65plus tax.
While you are here be sure to visit the amazing Wolf Sanctuary of PA which is located on our grounds. Learn more about the sanctuary by visiting the website.
Testimonials for the Paymaster’s Office
February 23, 2013
This was our 9th anniversary get away and ended up being far more than we had ever anticipated.
Your cooking is fantastic!! And your wolves (wolf sanctuary) were absolutely amazing. They are such an intriguing animal.
Thank you for everything. We had a wonderful (not even a good enough word to describe) stay.
Melanie and Ed
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
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
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
February 25, 2013
This was a much needed get away for my boyfriend from his work. It was a surprise for him and he had no clue where we were going. The suite is wonderful, more than I could have wished for. The fireplace is grand. The tub wonderful. We loved the wolves and enjoyed walking the ground. We will be back again
Terry and Yvonne
January 18, 2013
We had a wonderful time! We’ll be back!
Rich and Kelly
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
April 1-4, 2013
First stay- we will be back! Thank you for everything!
Cheryl and Michael
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!
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
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
Dear Dawn and Darin and all the beautiful four-legged friends,
All we can say is “wow!” What a peaceful retreat for mind, body and soul. Everything was perfect, the lovely surroundings, the gorgeous suite, and the fabulous feast for breakfast. And we will never forget the majestic wolves that we were in awe of. Thank you for your generous hospitality! (We will be back!!)
Denise and Jim
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 17-18 2013
My wife and I had an excellent time here for our lil’ mini-moon! Very cozy and a wonderful escape! Will definitely be back!
This was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! Very romantic and cozy. Couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich
Dear Dawn, Darin and (last but not least) the Wolves,
Thank you so much for letting us come to visit where you live. You are all a very unique family and we are grateful that we could adopt Geronimo and Winston for our families.
We adopted Geronimo for my brother and his wife who will be very surprised to learn that they may have to start building an enclosure in their back yard….just kidding, of course. My brother used to yell “Geronimo!” a lot when he and our other brother were playing in the house. We adopted Winston for our son’s family because they have a rescue dog by this name.
We will be checking your site to see if Mika joins you as she may be the wolf we would like to adopt for ourselves.
Well again, thanks for everything. We love the cottage, the food and most of all the wolves you live with.
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
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
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
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!
February 21, 2013
Dawn and Darin,
Again, thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven
Sherri and Paul
April 4-7, 2013
This was our second stay in the Paymaster’s Office and it seems to only get better and better! Everything was AMAZING….especially the wolves! Our only request is that we can’t stay longer. We’ll be back for full moon tours in the fall (maybe sooner) and to book our next stay in the new cottage!!
Dawn and Darin-
Thank you for being wonderfully passionate and caring people who do great things to make our world a better place for people and animals! Never stop making this fantastic dream a reality!
Michelle and Dexter
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
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
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!
January 10, 2015
What a great time! From the adorable cottage, to the amazing wolves, we were so happy. It was wonderful talking with Dawn and a delicious breakfast to boot! We cannot wait to come back in the spring to see the wolves that stole our hearts!
Kristen and Jim
Thank you for having such a wonderful place. We loved the history of the cottage and your wonderful restoration and care for the property. Breakfast was great and we hope your fundraiser was a success. We will definitely spread the word and plan to be back
Dwayne and Shannon
Ellicott City, MD
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,
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
March 15-16, 2013
Had a wonderful time here at Speedwell. The Paymaster suite was as fantastic as promised. The décor…the tub…and I’m a big guy so I really appreciated the size. Loved the wolves—heard them howl Friday night.
Went to our first “mud sale” on Saturday at Penlyn? Very interesting.
Toured Lititz on Saturday also. Bought some antiques and some Wilbur chocolates. A nice hot Sturgis pretzel was great treat too.
Dawn was a great hostess and breakfast was great. Really enjoyed our stay and will tell others.
Kevin and Libby
March 3, 2013
Thank you Dawn for a wonderful stay this weekend!
Everything was more than wonderful, from breakfasts to our massages, and absolute must while you’re here. Dinner at Scooters was very good. We recommend Kettle chips as an appetizer. Of course, the wolves- they are amazing- they get great care and we loved “their songs.” AMAZING STAY- We’ll be back! Thanks again,
Snook and Robin
What she said! Thank you to my beautiful wife for this get away. Sitting in the morning on the bench just watching the timber wolves makes the rest of the world disappear. Listening to them sing, it’s like they are celebrating life. Look into their eyes and you can see the beauty of the soul.
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
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
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay. We had such a great time. It was great to be able to treat my parents and have them see what a wonderful place this is. The breakfast was delicious as always. We are looking forward to our next trip back!
Stephanie and Jimmy
January 4, 2013
The peace…the quiet….the tranquility…what a magical escape from the rigors of daily existence. A breather we both desperately needed from the DC Area. Folks are actually NICE here!
And for now, we must return to the harshness of reality. Until our return, we will always have “the Paymaster’s Office.”
Michael and Apryll
March 21, 2013
We had an unbelievably great time again (2nd stay here).
We are so grateful for the beautiful room and hospitality- The most delicious breakfast and breakfast company. We will be back for sure!!
Ron and Ginny
March 10-11, 2013
We had a fantastic time here! We knew as soon as we walked in that we’d love our stay here. We celebrated my 28th birthday here. It was so nice to sleep in and escape all the noise living in Philadelphia. The room is just incredible.
As for the wolves, I have always had an interest in them so to be able to see them up close will be something I will never forget. Walking the property allowed us to see the wolves in their natural setting without being there for the tour. What a great time….
We will definitely be back. Everything was terrific and we loved the wolves (especially Rogue and Chipper) – and Winston, Jasper, Liberty, Smokey’s pack, the 3 pups, the Timbers and Sky! So pretty much all that paid attention to us!
Joe and Julianna
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 24-26, 2013
Our 15th Anniversary – perfect place to spend it. Thanks for the snow!
Jon and Betsy
February 15-17 2013
While we travel frequently, this was our first stay at a B&B. We carefully selected this one after checking many out online. We were not disappointed.
The Paymaster’s Office was both cozy and romantic. We enjoyed making our own cheese and then chocolate fondue in the kitchenette on Friday and received massages in our room, followed by a delicious filet mignon dinner prepared/served by Bill Schuler on Saturday. Both added a nice touch to our weekend!
Dawn’s breakfast was yummy both mornings! Thanks for the hospitality and a wonderful romantic weekend!
Robby and Becky
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
Dawn and Darin,
This was exactly the retreat we were looking for. Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, serene!
Greg and Katie
February 17-20, 2013
Me and my fiancé stayed for our first time together in the Paymaster and loved it very much. I have stayed here at the B&B tow other times and they both were just as enjoyable and the best experience I have ever had. As usual the breakfasts, wolves and atmosphere were amazing. I cant wait to come back again.
Cristina and Thomas
January 26-27, 2013
This was a great surprise for my husband’s 73rd birthday. He has always been a fan of wolves and was so impressed to see the wolves protected and able to live out their lives with such dedicated caretakers. Thank you Dawn, for your welcome and care with your guests.
Frank and Shirley
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
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