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Speedwell Forge B&B

465 Speedwell Forge Rd , Lititz, PA 17543 USA (Show map)
406 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

A Wonderful Stay!

5 on October 19, 2014

We spent four nights at the Speedwell Forge B & B. It was the most relaxing get away. The property is absolutely lovely, the proprietors are wonderful and a joy to know, and the breakfasts were wonderful. A highlight was the opportunity to meet others at breakfast and enjoy wonderful conversation. It is a definite "will be back again" on the list of places we've visited. It is well located and within easy access to so many different areas and places of interest. And then it is a wonderful refuge at the end of the day.

A Weekend Adventure

5 on October 16, 2014

What a wonderful restoration they have done to make this B & B a beautiful, charming, and peaceful place to stay. You also get the added benefit of seeing up close lots of amazing wolves. I would definitely recommend you try this B & B.

Wonderful get away retreat

5 on October 12, 2014

This place was amazing and Dawn was quite a hostess. It was our first stay at an B&B and what a good one it was. I looked out our bedroom window in the morning to see the morning sunlight on the golden autumn leaves as well as the setting full moon. Wow! The location was peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Dawn was kind and very informative about her property, renovations and the wolves. I highly recommend this place.

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4.4 on October 08, 2014

My husband an I were interested in the wolf sanctuary an decided to stay overnite for a full moon tour. We were pleasantly surprised how friendly everyone is. Property is simply beautiful an we are glad we stayed the nite to enjoy the private paths around the property. They do a phenomemenal job caring for the wolves. Will definitely come back for the wolves as well as Dawn's yummy breakfast an hospitality.

Will stay here again!

4.6 on September 28, 2014

We very much enjoyed our weekend stay in the Summer Kitchen and wished it could have been longer. The wolf refuge is just a couple minute walk and the tour is a must see. The wolves were beautiful. The rooms and grounds were immaculate. Dawn is a great host and cook - don't skip the breakfast!


5 on September 23, 2014

We wanted to have a quiet getaway for our 2 years anniversary, decided to check out the sanctuary....let me tell you~ we were NOT disappointed at all! Such a beautiful property! From the minute we pulled into the driveway I could feel the positive energy and a welcoming calm. We stayed in the Whyte house- AWESOME!! So cozy. Loved the tub and shower;) We also enjoyed hearing and seeing the wolves. Then there was breakfast-- YUMMY! Dawn really went above and beyond to make the first meal of the day special and filling. I wanted her to move in with us so she can make that granola every morning;) We are planning on coming back, year after year and telling everyone along the way about the Speedwell Forge B&B 6 stars in our book

Excellent B&B

5 on September 19, 2014

We had a terrific stay. The Paymaster's suite was very cozy and clean. It was an extremely hospitable environment, and the breakfast Dawn made was delicious. Of course, the wolves were beautiful. We are definitely planning to stay again.

Geat place to stay!

5 on September 17, 2014

The setting is very relaxing among the wolves and everything was first class!

Howling Great Time

5 on September 17, 2014

We stayed at the Speedwell Forge B&B primarily to visit the Wolf Sanctuary. It was a fantastic experience. The B&B was excellent in all aspects. It was a very moving experience to see the wolves. The volunteers at the Wolf Sanctuary were friendly and extremely informative. And, the wolves were magnificent. May all wolves live long and prosper.

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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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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)

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase