Experience a quite and romatic Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster, PA that will likely be the most 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.
Speewell Forge Bed and Breakfast is rated by BedAndBreakfast.com as one of the TOP 10 B&B’s in the country, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind getaway.
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!
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for a wonderful anniversary stay. This is our 3rd stay here but the first in The Summer Kitchen. It was more than we anticipated and love every minute of it. We look forward to coming back again.
Nick and Betsy
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
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
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 29, 2012
Dell and Elizabeth
April 28, 2013
Everything was quite lovely. What a beautiful relationship between the B&B and wolves. Love to come back. Everything was positively delightful. We definitely suggest this getaway to our friends. Many thanks for the great hospitality (the food is heavenly)
Pat and Fran
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
June 11, 2013
Thank you for a lovely stay. We wish we could have stayed longer. The breakfasts were delicious, the staff charming and informative. The wolves, well words fail me. They are enchanting creatures. We hope to come back but it is a long way from Australia.
Thank you and keep up the good work.
Rae and Rich
What a beautiful place. We loved watching the wolves. Saw deer and a flock of snow geese flying over. Great breakfast! Wonderful stay!
Mike and Lauren
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway! We had such a great time staying with you. The breakfasts were wonderful and the Summer Kitchen is just beautiful!
Chris and Katelyn
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!
The Summer Kitchen was the perfect getaway for our tenth anniversary. Thank you for a wonderful weekend
Nicole and Ted
January 12, 2013
Thank you! Great breakfast, quiet night and beautiful wolves.
Brian and Kathy
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
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,
January 29, 2013
Sham and Jamie
This is our second time seeing the wolves. Our first time at the B&B. We love watching how the wolves interact. They are so beautiful. The house is wonderful. I’d love to stay longer. We will recommend this to others. This is very relaxing and beautiful nature to view. What a blessing
Joe and Patty
Bel Air, MD
I have stayed at many B&B’s but never on such a spectacular property with such a beautiful mission. I lost my husband a little over 6 months ago and I feel that he would have been so impressed with the beauty of this lovely home and he would have certainly enjoyed seeing your magnificent wolves. God bless you and all of the wonderful volunteers who help to make this a wonderful sanctuary for these beautiful wolves.
April 1-4, 2013
First stay- we will be back! Thank you for everything!
Cheryl and Michael
Came with fear- left with awe and admiration! Thanks for seeing we were comfortable by your warm hospitality!
Pat, Jill, and Sara
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Our bed, so comfy. Food, delicious! Loved the wolves. Say good bye to Loki for us. Your mansion is beautiful!
Vicky and Mark
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing getaway! Your property is just beautiful, the house immaculate and the breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting the wolves and will definitely be back for a tour and to stay again at your lovely B&B
Brian and Loree
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
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
Great staff! Love the area and walking around the wolves…Beautiful accommodations. Wonderful stay.
You and your staff are doing a GREAT job!! I’m so thankful my sisters brought me here to enjoy everything. Thank you,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and comfy home! You have done an amazing job restoring it! I felt at home after the first 15 minutes. Being able to visit the wolves is also so amazing. They are all so beautiful! I’m happy to say that Rogue is our newly adopted son, joining sister Sky- who we adopted last May. Love fur babies!
Thank you again for all your warm and wonderful hospitality. Breakfast is always delightful too! Best Birthday ever!!
Curtis and Ann
Wonderful place, people, food, scenery, and wolves! What could be better?!
Arleen and Howard
May 29, 2014
Amazing and beautiful place to stay. Unfortunately we’ve got only one night. Definitely will recommend to our friends in US and Israel. Looking forward to come back again.
Katy and Alex
Alfe Menashe, Israel
June 14, 2013
Dawn, as we said before, “Thank you for breakfast and thank you for all of this!” Speedwell Forge goes way beyond being a bed and breakfast! It is an experience; meaningful historic restorations, beautiful family heritage, lovely tranquil respite, a guest haven in a new friend’s home. We hope to return.
Paul and Virginia
P.S. ….and inspiring work with the wolves, whose “song” is so fascinating and enjoyable.
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
February 28, 2013
What a serene setting for a special B&B! The house is beautiful-inside and out. Dawn is a wonderful hostess and made us feel so welcome. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully served. Tomorrow we look forward to learning about the wolves. It was a delightful few days.
Joan and John
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
Thank you for a most enjoyable B&B experience. This is a beautiful property, a labor of love. Glad we had the opportunity to visit.
Thank you for sharing,
Allison and Ted
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality during our stay. You helped to make our anniversary and birthdays truly memorable and special in so many ways.
Two years ago, we stayed at the Summer Kitchen and this year at the Whyte House. Both were wonderful experiences and we look forward to our next visit, hoping it will come much sooner than before.
Your wolf sanctuary is so amazing and we hope that you are blessed with many more rewarding years ahead. God Bless you both for the work you do on their behalf.
Thank you once again,
Raymond and Lisa
Ridley Park, PA
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!
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
Thanks again for another wonderful stay! Our bucket list means we will be back many times to try each and every room. Paymasters and summer Kitchen- we loved them both. Most of all we love the care of the wolves, which each and every person here shows.
Tim and Bonnie
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Thank you for having us in your lovely home. It is so peaceful here. Breakfast was delicious!
Angie and Hugh
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
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
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.
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.
December 27, 2013
We had a wonderful stay here! Beautiful grounds and great hospitality.
Adam and Lauren
Dear Dawn and Darin,
Thank you for everything. This was an awesome experience. The food was delicious and the wolves are amazing. This was a great weekend getaway.
May 5, 2013
Our visit here was short this time, but we will be back. The property is immense. The house is gorgeous. I will tell my friends and family. Today before we leave we will check out the wolves. Very interesting. Bill’s room is very neat and clean. Breakfast was excellent!
Joe and Mary Ann
Many thanks to Dawn for a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, a yummy breakfast, a beautiful setting, and for her tireless work in taking care of this awesome place. I am struck most by her love of the family history, her strong interest in continuing her father’s legacy- the wolf sanctuary. Knowing as I do how little $ is available from public sources, Dawn and Darin, you are heroes to these animals, who otherwise would have other place.
Thank you so much for a lovely, lively time.
Betsy and Graham
A wonderful, worthwhile, endearing as it is fascinating to see the wolves and hear their sounds. Also to learn how they live and their social interactions. The building has something different to look at each time you enter. Everyone is kind and has been so helpful answering questions.
December 29, 2012
Celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Snow reminded us of the blizzard in 1962 when we shared our vows.
The wolves helped us celebrate by howling at the full moon. Your B&B was the crowning touch.
Tom and Betty
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 18, 2013
We had a wonderful time! We’ll be back!
Rich and Kelly