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

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

February 15-17 2013 - Paymaster's Office