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“Memorable, restful stay in beautifully restored colonial house” 5 of 5 stars
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465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Lititz B&B and Inns
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“Memorable, restful stay in beautifully restored colonial house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed here in May and it was a unique and thoroughly pleasurable experience. One is aware constantly, in both the house and its grounds and outbuildings, of the layers of history that exist here in this spot. The beautiful stone house has been lovingly and respectfully restored to its former colonial nature. We stayed in "Kathryn's Room" and felt we almost were back in time to the days of the late 1700's. One can easily imagine John and Abigail ( Adams ) living in just such a place. The grounds are fascinating with their outbuildings, some almost in ruins, some still in use; the small river the runs alongside the property, the adjacent lands having been bought by the county as a natural woodland park; and the well-run, highly respected Wolf Sanctuary that exists on the acreage.. A place for walking and taking in the natural beauty of the locale. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

So happy that I accepted an invitation from dear friends to join them on a get-a-way at Speedwell Forge. The experience was absolutely wonderful!! The Inn is located on a fabulous property that included a wolf sanctuary. We began our morning by participating in an excellent guided tour given by a volunteer named Matt. He was able to tell us the names and back story about each wolf and his passion for their well being was evident. The hostess at the Inn was gracious and prepared a fabulous 3 course breakfast the next morning. The rooms were so comfortable and the entire Inn was immaculate! A positive and memorable experience......I can see myself making a return trip!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was one of the most memorable trips of my lifetime. My husband, a dear friend and I had a very special tour of the wolf sanctuary on the same property as the Speedwell Forge B&B and then we spent the night in immaculately clean and beautiful rooms in a very special, historic Lodge. We could not have asked for anything better. It was easy to see that this home (and it is the home of the innkeepers) has been treated with love and respect. The historic restoration demonstrates nothing but master craftsmanship and extreme good taste from the building materials and details to the choice of furnishings and linens. We loved the special showers, the lovely wide windowsills, the gorgeous old floors that are perfectly maintained and the welcoming library and sitting room. Dawn and Darrin are lovely people with whom we were immediately comfortable. Our many questions were answered in detail and with great patience. Dawn made and served a delicious and healthy three-course breakfast. It is so nice that guests from the cottages that are separate from the Lodge are welcome to enjoy breakfast in the Lodge if they so choose. That gave us the opportunity to get to know other guests who were sharing this amazing experience. We were able to spend just one night but know it will be the first of many to come.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is an immaculate B&B with very spacious rooms and bath with all the amenities. In fact, the mattresses in our room were custom made - really comfortable. Dawn explained everything to us upon arrival and accomodated any requests we had for breakfast which was delicious. Wish we could have stayed more than 1 night. The town of Litiz is just 10 minutes away and is a great little town - we recommend The Tomato Pie restauarnt for its organic fabulous food.

Room Tip: We had 2 rooms and both were great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We have visited Speedwell Forge many times in the past several years and it's always a pleasure. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, immaculate and beautiful. Dawn serves a delicious three-course breakfast. The cats are sweet and the wolves are gorgeous. Their howling is so soothing. This has been one of our favorite places to visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Williamstown, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I loved this place. Its so quite and peaceful! And the wolves!
So the best part of this B+B is that when we stayed, in April, those who stay the night are allowed, during the day and until dusk, to walk around the enclosure and view the wolves. This is So much better than the tour, for you photographers listening...We spent an extra 2 hours later that evening taking pictures of the gorgeous wolves while they played and interacted without the threat/enticement of treats, where they come up to the fence line and sit and wait for bits of chicken or venison or beef...
They also offer private photo tours, which they will walk you around alone and answer questions.
The house was great, nice and antique. They did a great job fixing it up, and was very quiet and romantic. The breakfast in the morning was amazing and really helped start out the day right!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms would be great, but we made sure we had a private bath.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had one of the best weekends ever! I have never met such a wonderful innkeepers. We felt so welcomed. You can tell what a wonderful heart Dawn has as soon as you meet her. We felt so peaceful and relaxed. The property is beautiful. Breakfast was so yummy. The wolf sanctuary is a really amazing place. I cannot wait until we can return. If we lived closer they may not be able to get rid of us!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lititz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lititz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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