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The Speckled Hen Inn

5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed every minute of our 2 night (ie. 2 breakfast!) stay! The property is beautiful - enjoyed visiting the sheep, chickens and llama up close. We had a preview of our delicious breakfasts walking through the gardens and seeing raspberries and vegetables galore. Appreciate the recommendation to visit the winery (and bring home 7 bottles!). We loved the roomy... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I recently stayed at The Speckled Hen Inn for the second year in a row. We never intended to visit Madison 2 years in a row, but we fell in love with Pat, Bob, Happy (their dog) and the Inn itself. The location is perfect for visiting the area - just close enough to Madison to visit... More

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

We are glad that you enjoyed our farm-to-table breakfasts. It is so much fun to grow the produce and have such great guests to enjoy the outcomes. We too look forward to your return as well. Bob & Pat More

Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved that the home is newer , built in 1989..and now only for their .guests. The movie room, modern bathrooms, wine room, (you can buy a bottle right from Bob), It was their original home so you feel that nice feeling. The grounds are so well kept. The barn and other outdoor buildings are maintained, no run down look here.... More

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

Thank you. We took great effort to make our “1989” home look like it has been here forever. Keeping 50 acres and the outbuildings looking fresh is a lot of fun and very rewarding to us as well as our guests. We are so fortunate to be able to share the fruits of our labors with such appreciative guests. Bob... More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are traveling across the country from Seattle and prefer staying in B&Bs verses hotels. We've stayed in many over the years. The Speckled Hen was absolutely perfect in every way. Pat and Bob are wonderful hosts and as mentioned in previous posts, the breakfast was amazing. Our accommodations were perfect. The grounds were perfect and the... More

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

Thank you for the “perfect” comment. That means a lot coming from an experienced B&B traveler. I am glad you enjoyed the Inn and Madison during your cross country road trip. Enjoy the rest of the summer in Maine. Thank you for staying with us. Bob & Pat More

North Liberty, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely B&B away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Madison. Still a short drive, but so relaxing you feel like you are worlds away. Delicious farm to table breakfasts that are well worth the hype. Will return to see Bob, Pat, and especially Happy!!

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

Location really does make a difference. We will admit that sometimes it is nice to be within walking distance of everything but most of our guests are seeking a getaway from a world that too often crowds our private space. We all need a little breathing room and we are so delighted to provide our guests with that. Yet, Madison... More

Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVE our annual visit to the Speckled Hen Inn! All the rooms are beautifully decorated and so comfortable! The grounds are breathtaking and peaceful! The breakfasts are wonderfully prepared and delicious...always! Pat and Bob are so welcoming and we enjoy seeing them just as much as staying at the B&B! We highly recommend planning your next stay at... More

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

Thanks, we LOVE having you as our guests too! Decorating the rooms at The Speckled Hen Inn was a lot of fun. They say that the décor reflects the personality of the innkeepers and if that is true, we have many personalities. The Rising Sun room reflects our serenity, the Token Creek room shows our “old-soul” love of the countryside... More

Janesville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to start. However, my absolute favorite part about this bed/breakfast is the breakfast. It is more than a breakfast. It is literally a feast. Pat could make most of this 4-course meal from her own yard. The eggs, the fruit, the veggies, the syrup and on and on. She has the unique talent of putting all... More

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

I think you know how much we truly love having you and your friends spend a weekend with us each summer. Planning breakfast for this group is truly a joy as we try our best to remember your favorites from previous visits and anticipate trying new things that we think you will enjoy. I want to share a bit of... More

Waukesha, WI
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first time we set foot in the Speckled Hen Inn back in 2001, we were in LOVE! We come back every year (sometimes more than once!), and recommend it to everyone we know who is visiting Madison. Each of the rooms have their own charm, complete with the perfect touches that capture the theme. The bathrooms, with the... More

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

We LOVE having you as our guests too and we are so glad that you find our gazebo so relaxing. Maybe it is the therapeutic scent of cedar, or the temptation to count the sheep in the pasture as you watch them graze in that crazy line dance routine that leads to total relaxation. Or maybe just the comfort of... More

Englewood, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stay here every summer with friends. It is a spectacular place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the country. Though this getaway is only 5 minutes from a major shopping center, you would never know it by the peaceful surroundings. Pat and Bob, and Happy, their loveable dog, make you feel welcome from the first minute you... More

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

It is so much fun to host this amazing group of friends each summer. We are truly blessed to have them share their time together at The Speckled Hen Inn. Thankfully over the years the group photo session after breakfast the last morning has been greatly simplified as it has evolved from fancy SLR cameras to smart phones.  When... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place and its ambiance was so special. The rooms were so spacious and even had two person whirlpool. I could not be happier with our experience. The breakfast, and all of the other amenities like home baked cookies, speciality brew beverages, and view of the lovely acreage including llamas and goats makes this a hidden find. I... More

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

We are so pleased to have provided you the bed and breakfast experience that you were seeking. We seem to have, quite by accident, positioned ourselves in the best of both worlds…close to all that this fantastic City of Madison has to offer, and yet surrounded by all the relaxing attributes of country life. We love it and are honored... 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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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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