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Speedwell Forge B&B

465 Speedwell Forge Rd , Lititz, PA 17543 USA (Show map)
415 Reviews
$125 - $300
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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 2 cottages on 120 acres, between a lake 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. The Summer Kitchen cottage sleeps 4, and children stay free! We even have several rooms with two beds, perfect for women traveling together.



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

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5 on November 17, 2014

It is not only the wolves who find sanctuary at Speedwell Forge. It is truly a sanctuary for all who enter the gates.


4.8 on November 15, 2014

This is my second time to Speedwell Forge B&B in 3 months! We stayed in the Summer Kitchen and it was absolutely awesome. Dawn does an excellent job as hostess and the Wolf Sanctuary is well worth the visit. Just to be educated on the wolves and be able to walk out and see them adds to the experience if you are a wolf lover as I! Highly recommend to anyone in the area or looking for a night or two to get away and the summer kitchen provides nice privacy.

A GREAT experience.......

5 on November 13, 2014

A fantastic experience. Dawn and Darin really make you feel at home. We're already planning our next stay.

A Relaxing Retreat

5 on November 12, 2014

Speedwell Forge is a wonderfully relaxing and quiet get-away. Dawn's breakfasts are always delicious, and she is willing to cater to special dietary needs, which is not something you will find everywhere you stay. We love the quiet surroundings. This is definitely the place to come when you need to get-away from the hustle and bustle of life!

B&B with the Wolves

5 on November 10, 2014

This B&B was built in1760 and is just unbelievable in its charm and beauty. Every square inch is immaculate, the rooms are cozy and even the bathroom floor is heated . Your hosts Dawn and Darin are very nice and Dawn prepares the best breakfast! The price was even less than we spent in Comfort Inns. The best perk though is you have access to the Wolf Sanctuary just about anytime you wish. Observing these majestic and beautiful animals was especially special for us. Treat yourself to a unique experience and stay here , you won't be disappointed .

Wonderful B&B and Wolves......

5 on November 09, 2014

what else could a person ask for? Speedwell Forge B&B is is a relaxing place to stay while visiting Amish country. We stayed in Bill's room......perfect for my husband and I. The B&B is so cozy and comfy. Nicely decorated throughout and not to mention how extremely clean the whole house is. The breakfasts are wonderful! Dawn caters to each persons needs and allergies while keeping the food delicious. Having the property is on a Wolf Sanctuary is the icing on the cake. The wolves are amazing. We love visiting the wolves every day. Beautiful creatures and hearing the howling is lovely. We will always stay with the wolves every time we visit.

Fabulous Place!

5 on November 06, 2014

We absolutely loved this B&B. We stayed in the Whyte house which was sparkling clean (as if no one was ever in there before - even though it's been a year since completion of that cottage). Dawn, the innkeeper and chef is so warm and welcoming and puts out a great 3 course breakfast. The wolves are so well cared for and very obviously loved by all the staff. The tour is a must. Our tour guide talked, interacted with the wolves and answered questions for 2 full hours. We would definitely recommend this B&B whole-heartedly and will for sure return ourselves.

Great Stay

4.8 on October 31, 2014

An absolutely great place to stay and visit! Dawn and Darin were perfect hosts, the accommodations, breakfast, and setting fabulous, and the wolf sanctuary a must see. A highly recommended stay!


4.8 on October 25, 2014

Meticulously cared for, great breakfast. The inn keeper makes you feel right at home and the wolf sanctuary is a total bonus!

Perfect Autumn Getaway

4.4 on October 22, 2014

We could only spare one night in our busy schedules, so I was looking for someplace really special to spend that time. Well, I found it at Speedwell Forge. We stayed in the Paymasters Suite and it was absolutely the perfect place for my husband and I to relax and reconnect. The weather was beautiful and it was full moon too. It is wonderful to see how passionate Dawn and her volunteers are about the sanctuary and the wonderful work they are doing there. It was really neat to walk through the sanctuary and experience the personalities of the different packs. I personally enjoyed the stories of how each one of these beautiful creatures came to reside there. We are hoping to come back and visit again one day 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

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

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

Summer Kitchen Suite

Ideal for a quiet romantic get away, this two-story private cottage has a white iron queen bed and whirlpool bath upstairs and a four foot wide shower with seat in the bathroom. Downstairs features a comfortable living room with a gas fireplace and kitchenette. Free Internet access and cable TV in cottage. High-quality linens and bedding. (Children 12 and over only, please.) Max occupancy 3.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

Paymaster's Office

The ultimate romantic getaway: a private cottage overlooking the creek, with king-size bed, gas fireplace, and in-room whirlpool tub. Includes a separate four foot wide shower with seat, kitchenette/dining area, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, beaded-board paneling, and an incredible view. You also receive free Internet access and cable TV in room. High-quality linens and bedding. Book early, as this is our most popular room!

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

Nightly Rate: $270 - $270

Nightly Rate: $270 - $270

Whyte House

A lovely private house located on the grounds of Wolf Sanctuary of PA! Sink into peaceful surrender on the deck while listening to the wolves and nature that surrounds you here at Speedwell Forge. A king size bed to snuggle into at night, spacious bath with aquatic whirlpool, full kitchen and comfy living room. What more do you need? Ah yes, a complete three course breakfast served in the mansion each morning at 8:30 am., and complimentary public tours at Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Now your day is complete.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $300 - $300

Nightly Rate: $300 - $300

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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, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wolf Sanctuary, Natural (undeveloped) park, Amish, Preserve, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, 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, Piano, TV Video games

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Back to nature walks, Back to nature walks, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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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



Special Package

Green Getaways/Eco Escapes

Stay 5 consecutive nights and get 50% off your 5th night! Free public tours of Wolf Sanctuary of PA during your stay at Speedwell Forge B&B

Cool Summer Savings

The Summer Kitchen Suite, which sleeps 3, is perfect for your vacation or get together. Book two or more rooms and we'll take 10% off the total. (Children 12 and older, please.) There are many wonderful local restaurants perfect for hosting your family dinner, with great food at very reasonable prices! Must mention this special when booking. Subject to room availability.

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

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