Speedwell Forge B&B      
465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, USA    


- $300

Book a Room $135 - $300

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Circa 1760. Secluded in a valley in Lancaster County, just minutes from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Speedwell Forge B&B sits on 120 acres along a creek with a cornfield, wolf sanctuary and woodlands in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Built in 1760, this historic Colonial Federal stone house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It has been painstakingly restored to maintain the quality craftsmanship it originally reflected. Family heirlooms and antiques accent the interior. Some of the accommodations feature a fireplace and whirlpool tub. The two cottages include a kitchenette. Before exploring the area, start each day with a three-course breakfast. In the evening gather to indulge in a choice of desserts.

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$135 to $300

Off Season: $135 to $300

Payment types accepted include Visa, American Express, Discover and Master Card.


This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 4 with fireplaces, 3 with whirlpools, 1 two-bedroom suite, 2 cottages and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Amenities on Premises

On a beautiful 120-acre farm with creek, Between a lake, Natural park, Wolf sanctuary.
  • Gift Shop
  • On A Beautiful 120-acre Farm With Creek
  • Between A Lake
  • Natural Park
  • Wolf Sanctuary

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Modem Connection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Desk
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Gym Nearby

Events Hosted

    • Meetings
    • Seminars
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Book The Inn
    • Use The Dining Room For Your Conferences!

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Spa Packages: His-and-hers one-hour massage (side by side, on site)

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Shear Sensations Salon & Day Spa
(717) 626-8780

Inns of Interest

    • Farms and Orchards
    • Revolutionary War
    • Still in the Family
    • Unusual Architecture
    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • National Historic Register

Romantic Interest

An historic stone mansion, an antique canopy bed, a beautiful view, a clawfoot whirlpool bath, 120 acres along a creek, no sounds of cars or cell phones

Innkeepers association memberships

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Pennsylvania Travel and Lodging Association, Professional Association of Innkeepers International

Describe garden and grounds

120 acres includes a cornfield, wolf sanctuary, wetlands, woodlands, an old barn, and several historic buildings. The lake and county park, adjacent, are perfect for picnics.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

Children 10 and over, only. All rooms maximum occupancy of 2 except Summer Kitchen Suite, which can sleep 4.


10-day cancellation notice is required on all reservations. Cancellations within 10 days of 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 scheduled arrival date will be charged the full amount of the reservation. This includes "No-shows" and premature check-outs. For cancellations before the deadline, a $25 non refundable cancellation fee will be charged, and the balance of the deposit will be returned. After the deadline, guest will be billed as noted above unless the room or cottage can be re-rented; every effort will be made 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.


3:00 pm to 6:00 pm / 11:00 am

Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Wineries
    • Hershey (30 Minutes)
    • Gettysburg (40 Minutes)
    • Philadelphia (one Hour)
    • Outlet Malls
    • Small Towns
    • Fine Restaurants
    • Amish

Historic Interest

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Lancaster County Historic Preservation Site. Built in 1760 by iron master James Old and expanded c. 1795 by his son-in-law Robert Coleman, the mansion reflects both early Colonial and Federal (Georgian) architecture. Beautifully restored in 2006, the mansion has been nominated for several preservation awards.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society
  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Cornwall Iron Furnace, Ephrata Cloister

Nearby College/University

Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster Bible College, Thaddeus Stevens College, Elizabethtown College, Penn State University, Eastern Mennonite University, Albright College, Messiah College, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Central Pennsylvania College, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Consolidated School of Business, American Graphics Institute, Lebanon Valley College, Lititz Watch Technicum

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I think this is the cleanest place I have every stayed, it was amazing. The innkeeper Dawn, pays attention to the smallest details, like super soft and hand ironed sheets. My wife is on a restrictive diet and Dawn accommodated that with no problem at all. This is the 8th B&B we have stayed at and we love it more than all of the rest. Highly recommend it. Oh, there is a wolf sanctuary next door, what fun and oh so cool.
Leo Ayers

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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InnSide Tip - visit the wolf sanctuary next door
Make a plan to visit the Wolf Sanctuary. They rescue wolves and take very good care of them. They have room to run and still behave like a wolf pack. It made our trip even more satisfying.
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Wonderful Proposal

My fiance brought me to the Paymaster's Suite as a surprise in January to propose. It was so wonderful. He had arranged with Dawn to come in beforehand and lay out rose petals and light candles. The warm wood finishes were so beautiful, and everything was clean but yet had a rustic touch. Breakfast was delicious and Dawn took us on a tour of the property in the morning, since there weren't any other guests that day.
Gwen Dove

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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This is the thought and word most often used during our stay at Speedwell. We felt very welcomed and at home from the moment we entered the door. It is a wonderfully relaxing getaway. The home is so beautiful and you can't help but share in the pride and joy that Dawn has for this home. She has the gift of hospitality and does well at being sensitive to the needs of her guests. Her breakfasts are the best ever! We loved Kathryn's room and we have such wonderful memories of our time spent here for 2 nights in January, that we hope we can return again sometime.

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Gwinnett Daily Post (11/5/06), Lancaster New Era, Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal,
Lititz Record-Express, This Old House magazine (October 2005), Harrisburg Patriot-News (10/30/05), Blue Ridge cable 11 news, ABC Channel 27 Travel.


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