Speedwell Forge B&B

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

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About

- 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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Overall
4.8

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

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 ..... .


Winter wonderful!

5 on March 01, 2016

Stayed at Speedwell Forge B&B over the Valentine's Day weekend. It was wonderfully romantic and fully relaxing! The grounds and Wolf Sanctuary were the perfect background to a stunning winter vacation. I have never stayed in a room that was as clean as this one. Breakfast was super tasty with unique dishes. Quiet, relaxing, magical with wonderful inn keepers. Will return for another stay!


Fantastic place to stay!

5 on December 30, 2015

This is the cleanest, most relaxing place I've ever stayed. The hosts are so welcoming, breakfast is delicious and the atmosphere is great. Of course, being located next to the wolf sanctuary makes it extra special.


ann

4.6 on December 14, 2015

The bed and breakfast and fantastic. It is a bed and breakfast so there is no onsite dining. However, the breakfast is great. Being on the wolf snctuary is definitely a bonus


Wonderful ecperuence

5 on December 08, 2015

This was second visit to the Speedwell Forge Bed and Breakfast. There will certainly be a third. The entire experience is absolutely enjoyable and you even managed to pull off perfect weather. An all around great time.


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Rooms & Rates

Bill's Room

Queen-size antique bed, private bath with shower, seating area, free Internet access and cable TV in room. High-quality linens and bedding.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Boys' Room

Large and spacious room with two antique three-quarter size beds (between a twin and a full -- mattresses are 6 foot long by 4 foot wide). Full private bath, all weather fireplace, antique dresser and two closets. High-quality linens and bedding. Cable TV and internet access too!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Kathryn's Room

Spacious and elegant, the master bedroom features an open canopy antique queen bed and romantic all weather fireplace! This room also has a high ceiling, tall windows, crystal chandelier, antique furnishings, and excellent view. Free Internet access and cable TV in room. High-quality linens and bedding. The 18th century craftsmanship, from the detailed molding to the hand-carved corner closet, is simply amazing.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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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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