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 a farm land 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, family vacation, or business trip, we have the perfect room waiting for you. Yes we even have a room with two beds.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Midweek getaway

5 on June 02, 2015

We stayed here 3 consecutive nights for a midweek getaway. Absolute top notch room, service, location and Breakfast. We hope to be able to do this again in the future.

A complete package of tranquility

4.8 on May 28, 2015

Our stay at speedwell forge was the most relaxing and interesting vacation of all. Me and my husband decided to try this b&b because we had some time off from our busy lives.this is exactly what we needed,tranquility ,hospitality and an all out perfect stay. Our cottage the "paymaster suite" was perfect. It was private and clean with all the amenities you needed. The breakfast was delicious home made quiche fresh apple torte and the most flavorful sausage I ever had with a balsamic glaze on them....just out of this world. We arrived around 3 pm had a wonder walk around the wolves that are amazing . They each have their own personality and if your an animal lover you will enjoy this tremendously like we did.we hated to leave but we know the next time we get a couple of days off this is where we will go!!! Thank you Dawn and your husband for a great time. We will be back. Rosemary

Great find!

5 on May 28, 2015

We stayed at this B & B three nights/four days. It was awesome. Quiet, relaxing, breakfast was great. We enjoyed talking with our hosts Dawn and Darin. We loved being able to walk through the wolf sanctuary multiple times a day to see the wolves. Being caring people for the welfare of animals we were impressed by the love care They give to the wolves. Best trip in a long time.

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5 on May 27, 2015

Speedwell Forge is the place for everyone to visit..Best B&B ever.

Loved our Honeymoon here!!!

4.8 on May 21, 2015

We stayed in the Paymaster's Office for three nights after our wedding. My wife and I both loved the entire experience. The Paymaster's Office is in a separate building a little ways away from the rest of the bed and breakfast and made for a perfect romantic getaway. One of the reason's we stayed here was because we say reviews raving about how clean Dawn keeps her rooms and we were not disappointed. She is an incredible host and makes an excellent breakfast. Our stay got a little pricey, but it was totally worth it. My wife and I are hoping to visit again for an anniversary or maybe just a special weekend on occasion.

Peaceful weekend at a gorgeous property

5 on May 20, 2015

Speedwell Forge B&B is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic weekend. Dawn & Darin are such gracious hosts. The breakfast was delicious, rooms were beautiful (we were in the Whyte House) and the property was magical. We enjoyed seeing the wolves and hiking the property. We will definitely be back!

Beautiful B&B in an outstanding location!

4.8 on May 19, 2015

This is a beautiful B&B. We had two rooms, Kathryn's and Bill's, each one was lovely. The service was excellent and the wolves are fascinating. We will return.

Spotless B&B

5 on May 19, 2015

Beautiful setting! Our room was perfect, everything was spotless and breakfast was delicious! For us, however, the best part of our stay was visiting with the wolves in the Sanctuary. So many personalities. It was a highlight of our trip!

Beautiful rooms, friendly service!

4.8 on May 13, 2015

Speedwell Forge B&B was a wonderful place for our weekend get away. The breakfasts were amazing, and Dawn was very accommodating to our food sensitivities. We stayed in the mansion, which was clean and beautiful. Part of the reason is was so clean was that Dawn requests all guest to remove their shoes upon entry; this was not an issue for us, but may be a consideration for others. The lands are gorgeous, and we really enjoyed our time spent walking around and watching the wolves. They do wonderful work at the sanctuary, and the volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful--it is clearly a "calling" for many of them. Their love of the animals was evident. We are already planning a return trip.

Lovely B&B and Sanctuary

5 on May 09, 2015

This is a beautiful B&B in a serene and secluded setting. The hosts can accommodate special diet needs and the three-course breakfast is always amazing and delicious. Having free access to the wolf sanctuary is the special treat for guests of the B&B. We will be going back soon!

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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: $135 - $135

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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: $180 - $180

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Location Type



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

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, 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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  • 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, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a one night's stay or 50% of the total reservation amount, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: By making a reservation, you are agreeing to our policies: We adhere to a strict cancellation policy. We require 10 days cancellation notice on all reservations. Cancellations within 10 days of your scheduled arrival date will be charged one night's stay or 50% of the total reservation amount, whichever is greater. Cancellations within 2 days of your scheduled arrival date will be charged the full amount of the reservation. This includes "No-shows" and premature check-outs. Vacation Insurance is available from several providers online to inexpensively protect you against covered unexpected events.If you cancel before the deadline, you will only be charged a $25 cancellation fee, and the balance of your deposit will be returned. After the deadline, you will be billed as noted above unless we can re-rent the room or cottage. (We will make every effort to do so) 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.!!! Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings. A cleaning fee of $500 will be assessed for any violations.



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

Special meal options

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