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The Speckled Hen Inn

5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the amenities, to the hospitality, to the cleanliness and the incredible food - the Speckled Hen Inn met and exceeded all of our expectations. We left feeling relaxed, welcomed and very well fed! The surroundings were beautiful and there were plenty of places to roam or sit and enjoy. We stayed in the Madison Lakes room and were pleased... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed four nights at Speckled Hen Inn. It was beautiful, relaxing met our every expectation. Bob and Pat were fantastic hosts, serving delicious breakfasts and great conversations. The next time we are in that area, we will definitely make plans for lodging there. We give our best recommendation to Speckled Hen Inn. We also loved Happy the dog!

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Top notch service from Pat and Bob with friendly greetings from Happy the dog mixed in! They really know how to treat guests right! We stayed one night in the Madison Lakes suite and were highly impressed. Being in our early 30s, the room had a high end hotel feel with the B&B experience. The atmosphere was exactly what we... More

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

We appreciate that you selected The Speckled Hen Inn for your anniversary and that you were pleased with your stay. You selected the room that we specifically built for the 30-somethings. We are so happy that you enjoyed it. Sardine is also one of our favorite restaurants. Thank you also for the recommendation of the Speckled Hen Inn to your... More

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second year we have looked forward to spending time at The Speckled Hen Inn, which I found quite by accident searching online during a visit to my daughter and son-in-law's new home in Madison, WI. I have since taken my daughter out to visit, and she fell in love with it; it truly is peaceful and quite... More

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

Thank you for such a detailed and comprehensive review. I am sure other prospective guests will appreciate your effort to describe what to expect in staying here. We try our very best to make your visit something special to be remembered. We look forward to your visit next year, and needless to say, my new shirt! Bob, Pat and the... More

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife discovered this last year. It has to be Madison's best kept secret. A Dream getaway; quiet, secluded and within reach of any activity that suits you. Gourmet breakfasts that should be "showcased" on television! The grounds are fantastic, you feel as if you are far away from civilization. Bob and Pat are gracious, outstanding hosts. We've met International... More

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

Come "home" anytime. We always enjoy your visits. Talking about TV, our local TV station did do a feature on us, and in fact, titled it, "Madison's Best Kept Secret"...look it up...it is really well done. We certainly enjoyed our conversations. We are pleased that you enjoyed the gormet breakfasts and the grounds. We are also pleased that you were... More

Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Speckled Hen Inn for the first time this weekend. We will definitely return! The inn is on a beautiful farm. It is meticulously maintained and our room was beautiful. Fabulous oversized bath tub and a romantic fireplace. The inn keepers Bob and Pat are very helpful and super friendly. The breakfast was delicious! My wife and... More

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

Thank you for the nice comments. I hope that you do return, as I really enjoyed our conversations and look forward to more! I really appreciate the "meticulously maintained" comment about the grounds. I do work hard at keeping the 50 acres looking like a park. Thanks for "raving" about the stay all the way back to Chicago and when... More

Hillsboro, Oh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would highly recommend The Speckled Hen Inn to everyone wanting a comfortable night stay with a spectacular breakfast the next morning(which in large part is grown/produced fresh by them on their farm)! This was our second stay at the Inn. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are clean and beautifully decorated and the sheets, my they are oh so... More

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

It was good to see you again. I hope your drive home was uneventful. Thank you for the kind comments and for noticing the sheets...they are special. We hope to see you again next year. As you know, Happy escecially will look forward to it. Bob, Pat anf Happy Doodle More

Rockford, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third trip to The Speckled Hen and each time has been absolutely delightful. The setting is serene, the rooms are warm, welcoming and luxuriously comfortable, the food is fabulous and the innkeepers truly understand the art of being gracious hosts. We have stayed at other B&B's over the years, many of which need to take lessons from... More

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

Thank you for returning for your third visit and we are pleased that you find the quality has continued over the years. That is a very nice complement which is greatly appreciated. It is fun to be a good host when we have such wonderful guests. Happy is thinking about opening his consulting business on how to be the perfect... More

Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Speckled Hen Inn is cozy, peaceful but vibrant with life; animals grazing in the pasture (including a llama), clucking, inquisitive chickens, deer in the surrounding woods, and Happy, the owners' friendly labradoodle. Everything about our stay was perfect: the imaginative, home-cooked and produced breakfasts, the treats, the wines and books about them, the china and table settings, the attentive,... More

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

"So confortable that you didn't want to leave" is a real complement. Thank you. We are not only happy that you enjoyed your stay, but from the detail of the review, you obviously noticed everything that we are trying to do for our guests. Please do come back and visit with us again. Bob, Pat and Happy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly loved my stay at the Speckled Hen. The attention to detail, whether in the rooms or with the breakfasts, was second to none. If this B&B was closer to NY I would try to escape there for a few weekends a year. Pat, Bob & Happy made my stay quite enjoyable.

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

Thank you for your kind words about our "attention to detail" and for the "second to none" remarks on our farm-to-table breakfasts. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you would return if New York was just a little bit closer! Bob & Pat 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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Number of rooms: 5
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