Our Inn

We offer an experience like no other

The Speedwell Forge Bed and Breakfast in Litiz, PA is steeped in the rich history of Lancaster County. Built in 1760, the main house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Speedwell Forge has not always been a Lancaster County bed and breakfast. Its story begins in 1734, when Peter Grubb, a mason, literally stumbled upon one of the largest and richest iron deposits ever found in the US. He named the area Cornwall, and he built a bloomery to smelt the ore and produce cast (or “pig”) iron. In 1742, this was replaced by the Cornwall Furnace, which is now a National Historic Landmark and offers regular tours.

The Speedwell Forge Bed and Breakfast offers a choice of three stunning rooms in the main house and two amazing private cottages, you are sure to find something to fit your needs and budget. There is also full access to the mansions relaxing library and parlor.Learn More
Located in the countryside of Lancaster County, we have over 30 acres of property available to our guests. View our 20 acres of wetlands, head over to the Wolf Sanctuary (yes we said wolves,) or just walk the property and get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery. Learn More
If you’re looking for some great stuff to do, you’ve come to the right area. Go horseback riding or take a balloon ride, visit the Wolf Sanctuary of PA or head to the town of Lititz for some great shopping or an excellent dinner. Learn More

What Client’s Say

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
New Jersey

December 2, 2012 - Paymaster's Office