Speedwell Forge B&B

465 Speedwell Forge Rd , Lititz, PA 17543 USA (Show map)

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- Historic elegance in Lancaster County - Built in 1760 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, we offer 3 elegant guest rooms and 3 cottages on 120 acres, between rolling hills and a natural park. - 18th century luxury, 21st century comfort - All rooms include private bath, central air, and wireless Internet access. Many rooms feature fireplaces and whirlpool baths. - Close to everything, far from ordinary - Minutes from the historic small towns of Lititz, Ephrata, and all of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a quiet place to hang your hat, we have the perfect room waiting for you. Yes we even have a room with two beds. If that does not tempt you, maybe our Wolf Sanctuary will! Come learn about natures treasures first hand from one of our tour guides or a chat with InnKeeper and WolfKeeper, Dawn and Darin

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

It doesn't get much better than this

4.6 on September 19, 2016

If you like lovingly restored homes this is the place for you. Picture perfect setting near a variety of things to do in Lancaster County. The breakfasts are wonderful. Last but by no means not least the Wolf Sanctuary of PA is right on the property.


Peaceful getaway

4.0 on August 30, 2016

Had never stayed in a B&B before. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Peaceful, serenity, and just a lovely place to stay. The owners are down to earth people and not snobbish at all. Their passion is the B&B and their wolves. You don't feel like and outcast unless you're of a snobbish person yourself. Any questions that you have they are more than welcomed to answer and encourage them. Don't be disappointed that you can't touch the wolves as they are wild animals and do everything to protect them and you.


Superb!

5 on August 29, 2016

My friend of 40 years and I had an exceptional experience at Speedwell Forge B&B. We were pleasantly surprised! The accommodations were amazing and the breakfast was to die for!! Thanks Dawn!!


Wonderful Getaway

3.8 on August 16, 2016

Our stay at Speedwell Forge was amazing! The room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, the food was delicious, and the hospitality was wonderful! I cannot say enough good things about our stay and would not hesitate to return and to also spread the word to our friends and family. Thank you Dawn and Darin for a memorable trip!!!


Perfect Honeymoon Getaway!

5 on June 24, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Speedwell Forge Bed & Breakfast, so much so that we stayed an extra night! We stayed in the very romantic Paymaster's suit. Adding to the romance, we ordered the picnic basket of treats from our lovely hostess, Dawn. We enjoyed Dawn's homemade bread and brownies alongside a variety of cheeses and fruit, and sparkling apple cider. (The ginger jam was delicious!) All this sitting outside, in this beautiful place, waiting to have our couple's massage. What an awesome experience! Dawn was the perfect hostess. Not only does she cook a scrumptious breakfast , accommodating her guests every dietary need, she is also a wonderful conversationalist and genuinely seems to enjoy what she does. Her passion for the care of the wolves in the sanctuary and knowledge of each wolf's personal history shows very clearly. We plan to visit again for our 1 year anniversary.


Beautiful B&B and the company of Wolves!

5 on May 20, 2016

Our room was lovely, quiet and overlooked the picturesque creek that runs through the property. The three-course breakfast was a treat and the host had no issues accommodating special dietary needs. The food was so delicious no one would have known the chef was working around two separate sets of dietary restrictions. Having access to spend time observing the wolves at your leisure is another excellent reason to stay at the B&B when visiting the Wolf Sanctuary. We are already planning our next visit.


Relaxing, comfortable - we keep returning

5 on May 17, 2016

This was most likely our sixth visit. Aside from a beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, very immaculate place to stay, Dawn is so sweet, makes a wonderful breakfast each morning, asks all the necessary questions to determine food requirements/allergies, and provides information on local restaurants, things to see, auto repair needs, etc. And then, there are the soothing sounds of the resident wolves howling! There are scheduled tours and occasional events to attend.


Excellent backwoods getaway with a wolf sanctuary!

5 on April 26, 2016

Dawn is the best host! The rooms and Inn's are outstanding! I would recommend to anyone that would love a getaway in the Lancaster county woods. very close to fine dining and outdoor fun!


Sleeping with wolves

5 on April 23, 2016

Had a great time.Secluded and secure.The wolf sancuary is on the property of 120 acres.Dawn and Darin are awesome!!.true animal lovers.we stayed in one of the cottages (Whyte House) which is the one closer to the wolf sanctuary. Dawn is an awesome cook...breakfast was delicious .You can also roam the sanctuary at any time ..Thank you for the relaxing getaway we needed. We will be back.Vinny and Lisa


Great place to stay

5 on April 05, 2016

The B&B was beautiful!! Dawn was very friendly and talked to her guests. She told us all about the renovations. It was a great experience! We will go back.judr ..... .


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Rooms & Rates

Boys Room

Technically, the two antique Eastlake beds are "three-quarter size" (between a twin and a full), but we like to think of them as "perfect size" for two people traveling together. The large peaceful room has a matching Eastlake marble-topped dresser and nightstand and two comfortable chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bill's Room

Quiet and comfortable, this comfortable room features a queen-size antique sleigh bed, seating area and private bath with shower only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Kathryn's Room

The master bedroom at our Pennsylvania Dutch Country Bed and Breakfast is bright and airy, with a high ceiling, large windows, and detailed woodworking. The room features a super comfortable queen-size bed with an open canopy, romantic fireplace, and a hand-carved corner closet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Whyte House

This private single story cottage is absolutely the best way to experience Lancaster County. Located on the Speedwell Forge property next to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, you can pass your time away in quiet splendor after a day of touring all that Lancaster County and surrounding counties have to offer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Paymaster's Office

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Summer Kitchen

This private two-story cottage has a lovely cast iron queen bed and in-room whirlpool tub upstairs, and a living room and kitchenette downstairs. Features a gas fireplace and cable TV with DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Secluded

Airport

Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From the turnpike (I-76), take exit 266 (Lebanon/Lancaster). After the tollbooth, turn left onto PA-72, go 1.5 miles, and turn right on US-322. Go 6 miles and make a sharp right onto Speedwell Forge Rd. Go 2 miles and look for the "Bed and Breakfast" sign on the left. From Lancaster/York: Take Route 30 to Lancaster. Exit at PA-501/Lititz Pike. Take the second left (at the light) onto PA-501 and go north for 11 miles. Turn left on US-322, then take first left onto Long Lane. Go 1.5 miles until it ends, then turn left onto Speedwell Forge Rd. One-quarter mile, on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wolf Sanctuary, Natural (undeveloped) park, Amish, Middle Creek Preserve, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Parking, Piano , Natural surroundings, Wolf Sanctuary

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Back to nature walks on the property or just down the street at Middle Creek preserve. Stroll through Speedwell Forge nature park. Sip wine while enjoying a pic-nic on the lawn., Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night stay in cottages on Friday, Saturday night stays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of your stay will be charged to your credit card at the time your reservation is made. Deposits can only be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or debit cards. Your balance is due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: When a guest makes a reservation for a stay at Speedwell Forge B&B we agree to turn away all other requests for the room you select and you agree to pay the rate quoted for the number of days you reserve it. A small bed and breakfast such as ours is significantly affected by cancellations and we appreciate your consideration of our policies. We adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Cancellations made prior to the 10 day arrival deadline will be refunded their deposit less a $35 non refundable cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 10 days or your arrival date will lose their deposit. Cancellations made two days or less will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless we are able to re-rent the room. This includes “No-shows” and premature check-outs. Vacation Insurance is available from several providers online to inexpensively protect you against unexpected events. We will make every effort to re-sell the room so that you may receive a refund. Note: Longer cancellation periods will be applied to multi-room bookings. Please call for information. Cancellations must be made directly by calling and speaking to an innkeeper or by e-mail with a confirmed response.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dawn Darlington

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Wolves - we are a rescue!

About the innkeepers

I became an Inn Keeper because I wanted to share my home. We opened in 2006 and have been very happy in our decision.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full three course breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30am-9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free, Celiac


Signature Dish

Home made Granola
I make most everything I serve from Scratch, but this is the dish so many ask me to sell.


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