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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Larry S La Grange, Illinois
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La Grange, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding Inn and beautiful grounds. Very relaxing. Spent two days there to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Lover-ly gazebo where we danced for a bit! Everything is homemade and home grown making it so fresh and delicious! Host and hostess very friendly and interesting. We're hoping to return to this gem in the future. Our room was very attractive as well!... More 

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

Thank you for rating us “Ichiban” and we are glad that you enjoyed memories of Japan in The Rising Sun Room. The Gazebo is amazing and we are pleased that you enjoyed it as part of your anniversary. It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to your return. Best wishes... Bob & Pat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I look for great bed & breakfast places to stay. When I check The Speckled Hen Inn out on Trip Advisors I read many of the glowing reviews and said to myself we just had to give this place a try. I will not duplicate the great accolades from so many of the previous reviewer on the... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us; I really enjoyed meeting you. The “warm feeling” you describe through the connections of people at a “special place” is the thing people write books about. It is called a “Sense of Place”. It is above my pay grade to explain, but I do know the feeling. The Speckled Hen Inn is one of... More 

Asheboro, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impeccable appointments and a spacious room with a very comfortable bed, an over-the-top breakfast, and delightful hosts! We'd certainly return if we're in this part of the country again! Patty and Bruce Brofman Asheville, NC

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

Thank you for the “impeccable appointments” comment. We are also glad that you found our property a “beautiful setting”. It was a pleasure to meet you and to talk about one of our favorite cities, Asheville. Thank you for staying with us. Bob and Pat More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wanted a special place to get away for a few days for our 21st anniversary. I had read great reviews of The Speckled Hen, and we were pleasantly surprised to find they were all true...and then some! The Inn is warm and inviting, our room very comfy...but the best part were the Innkeepers, Pat, Bob &... More 

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

Thank you for rating us as “an excellent B&B choice”. Happy enjoys our guests (with his Teddy Bear) as much as we do. We are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant recommendations…Madison has so many to choose from. And then, there is the Breakfast at The Speckled Hen Inn and the Chats with Bob! Thank you and we hope to... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A getaway that accommodates our every needs - beautiful outdoors paths, relaxing indoor common areas and outdoor sitting areas, snacks and drinks, a room with a comfortable bed, and a breakfast that was as good as it gets!

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

We are pleased that you found everything to meet your needs and that the breakfast “was as good as it gets”. When you need another “getaway”, come back to see us. Thanks for mentioning that The Speckled Hen Inn is a Sustainable, Green business. It is important to us and to our guests. Bob & Pat More 

Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited 3 Wisconsin Bed & Breakfasts last year in celebration of our 25th anniversary. THIS B&B was above and beyond my favorite - and so, in honor of our 26th anniversary, we came back. It didn't disappoint! We stayed in the same room (the Madison Lakes Room) - enjoying its modern feel - huge shower, fireplace... More 

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

What a nice review…thank you. It is nice to be rated as “above and beyond” by someone who has tried numerous B&B’s. You are correct, it is the “little touches” that make anything special. I agree that the property is what is really special here. We are so fortunate to have 50 acres practically in the middle of Madison. We... More 

Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great accommodations. Breakfast the best. A place that you can truly relax in and enjoy the surrounding country side. The rooms are put together with a sense of caring. The bedding is above expectations and the owners become your friends the moment you arrive.

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

We are happy that you found the Inn relaxing and that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise! Thank you for detailing off of the “sense of caring” touches that we have tried to incorporate for our guests. We look forward to your return visit. Bob & Pat More 

Oronoco, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here over the 4th of July Weekend to celebrate our 17 year wedding anniversary. Simply put. Beautiful scenery. Comfortable beds. Delicious breakfast. Convenient location. Amazing hospitality. One of the best B&B's we have stayed at.

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

Thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We really enjoyed your company. We try to make the Inn a perfect place for anniversaries. Thank you for rating us as “one of the best B&B’s that you have stayed at”. That is quite an honor. We are pleased that you enjoyed the scenery, the breakfasts, the location and the hospitality.... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Speckled Hen is an exceptional B&B. We have stayed in many B&Bs over the years, and this one is way up there among the best. The Token Creek room was very comfortable, with a nice view of the farm. The sheets were luxurious! The large, walk-in shower was great. One can see the farm animals and the gardens walking... More 

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

Thank you for rating us as exceptional, and “among the best” of the many B&B’s that you have stayed at over the years. That means a lot. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the rooms and the grounds as well as our “home grown” breakfast. We are proud that you found the grounds beautifully maintained; it is our passion... More 

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay The Speckled Hen Inn was everything we had hoped. The room had absolutely everything we needed, the breakfast was delicious and artfully presented. The grounds were spectacular and provided a peaceful respite from the city. We were totally comfortable because Bob and Pat were wonderful hosts and were very gracious. We have stayed in several B & Bs... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know that our stay at the Speckled Hen inn met your expectations. We aim to please. Also, we are glad that we “surpassed all others” and that you look forward to returning. Making breakfast that are directly from our gardens and “artfully” presented is what we so enjoy doing for our guests. Thank you for... More 

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