This B& B is a beautifully furnished historic home dating to 1760. The antiques and wood floors are gorgeous. Unfortunately, preserving the floors comes first, so before even stepping inside we learned that there's a no-shoes policy. I felt that created an uninviting touch right from the start.
The tastefully decorated formal dining room where we ate breakfast was amazing, with the table set with expensive looking china and crystal - it was like dining at the White House! I was disappointed that the food was all sugary carbs - not an egg or piece of cheese or breakfast meat was to be found. If you love homebaked goods, however, this is your place.
The grounds are an odd mix of lush, beautiful plantings and run-down shacks and rusted out vehicles. The wolves are at the far end of the property in depressing looking cages. But I guess it's good that they have a sanctuary, and the inn keepers deserve credit for keeping that going.
One other thing to note - the inn appears to be fully temperature-controlled. I was dying to open the windows since the weather was beautiful, but no-can-do. Although this made me feel claustrophobic, I was able to sleep an unheard-of 10 hours since it was so quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1760 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Speedwell Forge B&B offers sophistication and elegance. Three lovely guest rooms plus two cottages, all with private bath, on a peaceful 120-acre farm boarding a nature park. The perfect place to get away from it all, yet only minutes from the historic small towns of Lititz, Manheim, and all of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. ... more less