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The Speckled Hen Inn

5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Ranked #1 of 8 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
4880lnd Gainesville, Texas
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Gainesville, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The property is in great condition with a very senic view and "country" feeling. We can not say enough good things about Bob and Pat as hosts and the comfort they provided. The breakfasts were about the best I have ever enjoyed! You must have the scones and the baked plumbs!! We hope to return one day to this very... More

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

We are delighted that you made the Speckled Hen Inn a stop on your great road trip. It is hard to believe when you are here enjoying the country views that we are only minutes from downtown Madison and all it has to offer. Preparing breakfast for our guests this time of year is really a joy because of the... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for a weekend at Speckled Hen. The stay was truly enjoyable and relaxing. We loved the room. The details that Pat and Bob have made to make guests feel at home and comfortable should be noted. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts that Pat made. She is a wonderful cook. The place was inviting and friendly.... More

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

Thank you for rating us as one of the best B&B’s that you have experienced and thank you for taking the time to describe your experience in such detail. The attention to detail is what we strive for. We are making every attempt to provide our guests with all that we can to make the stay memorable. We are glad... More

North Liberty, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered The Speckled Hen back in 2007 and have tried to stay at least once every summer. It is so cozy and relaxing and the grounds are beautiful. Pat and Bob do an excellent job of making you feel comfortable, but not hovering and they are both great people who we always enjoy talking to. Finally, the food is... More

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

We are so fortunate to have loyal repeat guests and sincerely thank you for including us in your yearly get away plans. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our property and the food. It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to share our passions with our guests. The Speckled Hen Inn gardens are in full swing so there are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Inn just this past weekend for one night. It was well worth the cost for the wonderful room and secluded location. It was still close enough to travel to downtown Madison, WI to enjoy state street. We will be staying again

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

Alex Thank you for spending your get-away with us. We love having local Madison guests stay with us for a change of scenery and often that first time away from their little ones. Everyone needs a break and it is nice to find a special place not too far from home when the kids are still small. We look forward... More

Verona, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Speckled Hen Inn has been a consistently awesome place to stay! We LOVE Bob, Pat, & Happy. They all make you feel so welcome! We're Madison-area residents & have stayed twice with a reservation for 2015 already scheduled! Most recently, we stopped by just to tour & photograph the grounds in May 2014! The Inn is wonderful, just wonderful!... More

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

Kieran and Kari …Another local Madison couple! Thank you for adding all the wonderful outdoor photos of The Speckled Hen Inn to our listing here. It really is very gratifying when our guests select us for their photo-op. You talents as a photographer are excellent. We are already looking forward to your 2015 Anniversary visit and until then we will... More

Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Four of us were in Madison for the 50th anniversary of first-year-teaching at Glendale Elementary. Knowing that we needed to be "pampered" we reserved rooms at the Speckled Hen Inn. What a great place to kick back and relax! The Gazebo was especially nice and we spent HOURS out there with a great sterreo system, wine, and snacks. Every morning... More

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

Sue Thank you for returning to stay at the Speckled Hen Inn again and bringing your delightful friends with you. It was a pleasure meeting all of you. We are so fortunate to live in a city that has such a special place in the hearts of so many people. Listening to your stories of your early teaching days in... More

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I recently spent a brief anniversary "get-away" at the Speckled Hen Inn. From the moment we were greeted by Bob, Pat, and Happy, we felt pampered and very special. The accommodations were relaxing and comfortable, the breakfasts exquisite, and the friendly conversations entertaining and memorable. We felt very much "at home". This beautiful B&B was all we... More

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

Joe We enjoyed the conversations as well. We are glad that you were able to relax and that we made you feel special and pampered. That is Happy’s priority and we follow his lead! Seriously, thanks for spending your anniversary with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Bob, Pat and The Wonder Dog More

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Bob, Pat, and Happy made my stay memorable and enjoyable! I stayed in the Token Creek room which is located on the ground floor. The room was so comfortable and clean! There was a little plate of cookies waiting for me along with water and a tiny bouquet of fresh flowers. I loved waking up and opening up the blinds... More

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

Lauren-Ann First, let me thank you for pointing out the “green” features of the Inn. We take sustainability seriously and are so happy that you took the time to mention it! I really enjoyed meeting you and loved the conversations about the important things in life each morning during breakfast. Food, wine and having a dream business to share with... More

Bel Air, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at The Speckled Hen Inn and loved every minute of our visit. The B&B is located about 7 miles from downtown Madison, out in the country, yet it is easily accessible to downtown. This two-level home has 5 rooms and each one is lovely. The breakfasts were phenomenal, with ingredients that are home... More

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

Lynne We really enjoyed your visit. Thank you for choosing The Speckled Hen Inn and for the outstanding recommendation. I hope the rest of your visit through Wisconsin was also memorable. Thank you for pointing out the “home grown” farm to table breakfast…it is about as local and fresh as you can get. Bob More

Chicagoland, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I don't know if there is much to say that hasn't been said already. This place was perfect. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, warm and inviting place to relax this is it. The food was phenomenal and you can tell the innkeepers want you to feel cared for while you stay at The Speckled Hen. It will... More

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

Well you did find something new to say. Reconnecting in Madison with your spouse at the Speckled Hen Inn is what it is all about. That is why we are here. We are so pleased that you had a great experience here and hope that you will return and also spread the word with your friends that relaxation is just... More

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Address: 5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Speckled Hen is just outside the city of Madison and has 5 spacious guest rooms. The 50-acre property features gardens, trails, wetlands and meadows where the Inn's sheep and llamas graze. The Inn is recognized for their fine breakfast cuisine featuring locally produced eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. The Innkeeper's knowledge of the area provides guests with valued guidance in things to enjoy while visiting the Inn. Here you will find Life and Lodging in Sustainable Style. ... more   less 
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