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The Speckled Hen Inn

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5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Ranked #1 of 9 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have never been to a bed and breakfast before. We checked in later in the evening and Bob was super friendly and made us feel welcome right away. The Madison Lakes room was extremely nice with an awesome bathroom. The next morning we were treated to an out of this world breakfast. Highly recommend this place.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We hope that we now have you hooked on B&B’s as a better way to enjoy a getaway. Did you know that we have a whole page on our website just for first time guests at a B&B? It can be found under the Welcome tab on the 1st page. There is lots of... More 

Verona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hosts, room, view and breakfast. 'Nuf said. Since the review requires 200 words, I will keep typing until I have met the required minimum. Excellent, excellenter, excellentest. A great place. Go there.

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

I’ll get right to the point too. Our guests are the very greaterest. Thanks for choosing us! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Speckled Hen relaxing, taking in Madison's great restaurants, and a day trip to Baraboo for fun shopping and hiking at Devils Lake. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious and Pat, Bob and Happy most delightful. We are definitely going back.

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

Devil’s Lake is a fabulous place to hike and it is so easy to get there from the Inn (a very pretty drive too!) You can check our blog about our favorite places to hike when you are ready to plan your next visit. I’m looking forward to exploring The Ice Age Trail this summer More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I attended a performance at UW Madison and decided to stay overnight. She picked the place. We stayed at the Speckled Hen Inn. We arrived a little later than expected, but the hospitality was superb. The Inn was exceptionally equipped with all the modern technological conveniences. My daughter loved the spa bath! The atmosphere was so at... More 

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

We truly do have the best of both worlds here. It is so easy to visit Madison to enjoy the culture of the University and the city and then in just a few moments you can be enjoying the serenity of country living. It is especially nice as we watch Spring unfolding in both the city and the country. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Speckled Hen Inn in my go to place to stay in Madison. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the breakfast is top notch! Attention to detail throughout the entire main house. Add The Speckled Hen Inn to your list!

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

Thank you for being a loyal business traveler guest at the Speckled Hen Inn. We always enjoy seeing you again and learning about your latest travels and "foodie" experiences. See you again soon. Bob and Pat More 

Wisconsin
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was our second attempt at a B & B. I say attempt because our first was a B&B that had cats....from the front door we could smell and never made it passed the foyer. February 1, 2015. I surprised my husband for his birthday! The Speckled Hen Inn Surprised us! What a true delight. The Token Creek room was... More 

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

First, thanks for being our 300th reviewer! You also taught us a new phrase…”How the Speckled Hen Inn was hatched”…PERFECT! We are pleased that you so enjoyed the breakfast and plan to return annually. Also, thank you for stating that the Inn was “exceptionally clean and comfortable and inviting”. (and NO cats!!) We also thank you for pointing out what... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our February stay at the Speckled Hen Inn. We loved our room which was beautifully furnished and so relaxing. The remote controlled fireplace was an added luxury during this cold time of the year. We really enjoyed being able to have a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a cookie whenever we wanted to. Our... More 

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

Thank you for rating our breakfasts as “spectacular” and “nothing like you have ever had before”. Our “foodie” passion is to sustainably grow as much of our food for the Inn as possible, and then to use the ingredients to create a culinary breakfast presentation that you would not have experienced anywhere else. The eggs, maple syrup, raspberries and grapes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having come to the Inn many times over the years, the consistency is always a pleasure: the excellent and elegant breakfasts, well-prepared by Pat and served by Bob; very comfortable and gracious rooms; and the friendliness of these innkeepers and dog, Happy. The Inn feels out in the country, but is only minutes away from the delightful city of Madison.... More 

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

2015 marks the 16th year of our operation of the Speckled Hen Inn. We, as Innkeepers, still enjoy it and it is very pleasing to us that you find the Inn consistent in it’s quality (excellent and elegant) over the years. That is perhaps the best compliment we could receive. Thank you. Bob, Pat and Happy More 

Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Once again, everything was perfect, from the room, to the special touches, to breakfast. We love coming to your establishment and seeing you every year. There is a reason you are our anniversary destination.

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

Good to see you again as well. We are so happy that we provide the “special touches” to give you a reason to make The Speckled Hen Inn your anniversary destination. Thank you and we hope to see you again next year. Bob and Pat More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After a fun and exhilarating weekend of yoga at The Studio in Madison, we spent a relaxing evening at the Madison Lakes room at the Speckled Hen Inn. It was a perfect ending to a fantastic weekend in Madison. The Inn was perfect for our two dogs as they were much more relaxed at the farm/home locale versus the city/hotel... More 

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed the stay at the Inn and found the “breakfast and hospitality” top rate. The Madison Lakes Room does have all comforts for man and beast. The private outside entrance and the 50 acres to walk the dogs is perfect. We are glad that you enjoyed the relaxation of the steam shower…a perfect end to... More 

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