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The Speckled Hen Inn

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5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed on the second floor and that turned out to be very good because that's the main living floor with a lovely parlor- library and the dining room for breakfast. Beautiful room- Starkweather Creek on the front if the inn with a great view if the sheep and llamas. The innkeepers are fun to talk with and really seem... More 

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. I am on the Tesla charger. Tesla contacted me last night and we are contacting their recommended electrician today for an installation quote. Looking forward to seeing you again when you need your next “charge”…sorry, that was bad! Bob More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned to drop our bags and run to a winery. Instead, we bought a bottle of wine, they have a nice chilled selection, grabbed our books and found a quiet spot overlooking the pasture (sheep/lama grazing), Happy the dog making sure all was well.This is a place to enjoy. Breakfast was amazing. Sorbet made from the grapes they recently... More 

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

I am so happy that you decided not to drop your bags and run. There is nothing more relaxing than to sit in one of the many areas around the estate and just “chill”…with wine! Happy will attend to your every need. I really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return in September to enjoy a little more... More 

Dayton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the inn lovely and enjoyable. Pat and Bob were welcoming and provided an amazing breakfast. The grounds are beautiful and our room was immaculate and comfortable. The amenities and homemade cookies were a nice touch. Great experience.

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that you stayed with us and that the experience was positive…amazing breakfast, beautiful grounds and a comfortable and immaculate room…and of course, the cookies! Thank you. Bob More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic. We were immediately and warmly greeted by Pat, the Inn Keeper, who gave us a thorough rundown of all the amenities Speckled Hen had to offer. She showed us to the Madison Lakes Room and it was everything we were expecting and more! Very clean and modern and set against the backdrop of a gorgeous and quiet property.... More 

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Great review…thank you! I am glad that your first B&B experience was at the Speckled Hen Inn…we have tried very hard to “set the bar high”. Madison and the Speckled Hen Inn is a great combination. Both are great destinations and will definitely leave a lasting impression. Bob and Pat More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Speckled Hen Inn! The grounds, room, and food were excellent. Very peaceful setting that inspired relaxation and quality time. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed good conversation over our meal. Would definitely recommend to family and friends any time of the year.

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Glad that you had “quality time” at the Speckled Hen Inn. It is a wonderful place to relax or to use as your base to explore Madison and the surrounding area. We will keep the breakfasts coming… Bob and Pat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly an experience. The property is beautiful, and such a gorgeous natural setting! Our room was spacious, quiet, and beautifully appointed. Breakfast was exceptional, not only the food- which was delicious- but the conversation with the owners. Everything was done with meticulous planning and care for their guests!! You won't be disappointed with a stay here.

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for rating us as the “best”. I enjoyed the conversations as well. Thank you for bring up our environmentally prudent practices. We take this seriously. We buy all “natural” cleaners and products. We also buy as much as possible “locally”. We also take great pride in growing our own fruits and vegetables for our breakfasts…enough to feed nearly... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying here! The owners are so welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were very nice, beds extremely comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. The grounds are gorgeous and peaceful. We would definitely come back again. Highly recommended!

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation and for staying with us. Gorgeous grounds, amazing breakfasts, comfortable beds and welcoming and accommodating Innkeepers…thank you! Bob and Pat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Speckled Hen Inn was delightfully cozy and inviting! The charming in and innkeepers provide attention to detail which provides a relaxing atmosphere! The food is beautifully presented and is delicious! Don't miss an opportunity to spend some time at the inn! The Best Place to relax, enjoy good food, wonderful hosts, and just explore the farm!

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the “cozy and inviting” comment. We have tried very hard to pay attention to detail, both inside and out. As they say, “it’s all in the detail”. Detail makes it relaxing and warm and in harmony with nature. Come back and explore anytime. Thank you. Bob and Pat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best B and B's we have ever stayed in. The food was delicious, the grounds were beautiful, the owners were friendly and obviously take pride in what they do. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for rating us as “one of the best ever”. We do take pride in our property and want to make sure that our guests enjoy it as much as we have over the past 30 years of it’s creation. Thank you for being a wonderful guest and please come see us again. Bob... More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things could not have been handled any better! The entire staff was fantastic. Will be back. Cannot recommend any higher! The rooms are gorgeous. The food exceeds that of many restaurants I've been to.

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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reserving the entire Inn for your weekend family reunion. We really enjoyed meeting and interacting with your family. Thank you for spending such a lovely event with us…we felt “special”. Everyone looked so relaxed and happy. I am glad that you enjoyed our breakfast creations and that you plan to come back. Bob, Pat and Happy More 

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