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Speedwell Forge B&B

465 Speedwell Forge Rd , Lititz, PA 17543 USA (Show map)
398 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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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.

Marvelous B&B

5 on September 14, 2014

This was our first stay at a B&B and we had a wonderful time. The owner Dawn and staff were very personable and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the wolves at the preserve. We are already planning are next visit. Thank you for a lovely experience .

A Lovely Retreat

4.4 on September 13, 2014

The Speedwell Forge is a thoroughly delightful place to stay. We loved everything about our recent visit - from the remarkably peaceful and exceptionally clean lodging to the intriguing wolves on the property. We stayed at the Paymaster's Office which is beautiful and relaxing. Dawn is an excellent host who happily shares the history of this wonderful dwelling. It is a lovely retreat!

Thumbs Up for the Speedwell Forge B&B

4.8 on September 08, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful get away weekend, lovely weather and even lovelier accommodations. We chose to stay in the mansion rather than a guest house and found the room comfortable, quiet and beautifully restored. We couldn't have asked for a friendlier hostess. The surrounding property and Wolf Sanctuary were an added bonus. We ventured throughout the Lancaster area and found the Inn's location to be very central to several attractions. The town of Lititz made for an enjoyable outing and many of the cafes and restaurants had well above average fare. Certainly a special much need respite for us and one we might think of duplicating in the future.

A lovely getaway !

4.8 on September 02, 2014

Dawn and Darrin opened their lovely home to us and made us feel very welcome. Rooms were beautiful and clean. Breakfasts were delicious. Three courses made to perfection.

Idyllic Stay at Speedwell Forge B&B

5 on September 01, 2014

This B&B is a house built in 1760 and lovingly restored by its owner, Dawn. It is beautifully decorated and meticulously clean, yet has a warm and comfortable vibe. Dawn prepares an amazing 3-course breakfast every morning and caters to all dietary needs (in my case, gluten free). There's a lot of land to wander around, but the highlight is a visit to the wolf sanctuary. Guests get a free tour which is informative, and fun. Seeing the wolves up close (as close as you can get with two fences between you and them) was an amazing experience. The guides talked about the social structure of each pack, as well as the personalities of each wolf. They are beautiful, but misunderstood animals. The tour was an eye-opener and the highlight of my vacation!

Scouring our calendar to find another chance to return

4.2 on August 31, 2014

My husband and I arrived around 4pm on a Friday for a 2-night stay in the "Paymaster's Office" cottage. As we pulled in to a space in front of the main building, the front door opened and we were greeted by one of the resident innkeepers, Dawn, an easy going, charming, garrulous host, ready with a fount of information about the Inn and surrounding communities, both historical and practical. That lovely, welcoming introduction set the tone for a stay that, had we time enough, we'd have been delighted to extend for days. The beautifully appointed cottage felt like a home in the woods, peacefully quiet during the day, dark and starry-sky'd at night. Although marvelous, filling breakfasts were prepared and served by Dawn in a dining room set with table cloths and china, they still felt casual and homey. The Inn is gorgeous and well maintained. We'll be shocked if we find elsewhere an equally delightful, memorable B&B stay.

A Great Place to Rest From the Weary Road

5 on August 29, 2014

My husband and I did a quick overnight here on our way back to CT. We had a wonderful stay and loved visiting Lititz. The inn is beautiful and we enjoyed visiting the wolves. On our departure day, Dawn made us an amazing breakfast! I loved the coffee. I hope we can make another visit someday.

Peaceful & Serene

5 on August 25, 2014

Speedwell Forge is such a beautiful place, starting with the moment you open the gates, to the moment you open the door to your room. Everything is done with class! We both could not have asked for anything more, the gracious hosts, the breakfasts, everything spotless,and most of the the wolves!

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Location Type



Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Follow signs to PA Turnpike (I-76) going east to Philadelphia. Take second exit (exit 266) and follow directions above. Toll is about $1.25.

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

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

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night stay in cottages on Friday, Saturday night stays.
  • 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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