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.
- 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