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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 3 days ago
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Libertyville, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When approaching the Speckled Hen you drive though a sub-division and may start to worry. You will then round a end and come upon a farm and the entrance to the place. The owners are incredibly nice and accommodating. We stayed in a 2 room suite that had a bathtub in the bedroom (large enough for 2 of course). The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My brand-new husband and I spent Dec 12th and 13th 2014 at The Speckled Hen Inn and just loved it. We had a private wedding in Baraboo at the courthouse, then spent the rest of the weekend wandering around with the Hen as our base camp. Our room was warm and romantic, our breakfasts were heavenly, and our hosts were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed there one night in December. Arrived on the late side, so didn't get to see all of the property or enjoy the common areas, but the bed was very comfortable, and appreciated the whirlpool tub and fireplace in the room. Good closet space and some reading chairs by the fire place were also nice touches.... More 

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

Thank you for the kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your brief stay and look forward to your return when you can stay longer. Bob More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a winter hideaway and The Speckled Hen Inn was perfect. We stayed in the Heywood Hardy Suite with a bed so comfortable that my husband wanted to know where to buy the pillows and sheets--and maybe the mattress. The breakfast was delicious and charming with food right from the farm and stories from the Chef. The... More 

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

Thank you for the kind comments and recommendations. The bed and bedding are amazing. The bedding is from a company that specializes in supplying Bed & Breakfasts. Having done this for 14 years now, there in none better. We can purchase them for you if you are interested. The matress is handmade locally. I really enjoyed our conversations over breakfast... More 

Minneapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Speckled Hen Inn for a long weekend over the summer. We brought our bikes and planned to check out Madison by bike and this location worked well! It was about a 40 minute ride into town via Portage Road and the Starkweather Creek bike path (Google bike directions were accurate). The Inn itself... More 

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

The Madison area is a perfect venue for cycling. We have excellent City trails and there is also easy access to the numerous State trails. In fact, had Chicago won its bid for the summer Olympics, Madison would have been the cycling venue. We are glad that you found The Speckled Hen Inn a “great place to stay” and thank... More 

Mount Vernon, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Madison and the Speckled Hen Inn was a particular delight. This Inn is located close to the city, and yet you feel like you're in the country. The gourmet breakfast was outstanding, completely farm fresh--from THIS farm, even the maple syrup. The atmosphere was very homey and the bed comfortable. Both the owner and the... More 

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

Thank you as well for visiting with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our "farm-to-table" breakfast and your first visit to Madison. Thank you again and we hope you return again. Bob & Pat More 

Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed 10 years ago for our 1st anniversary, last year for our 10th and again this year for our 11th. The food is amazing. The location is perfect. The owners are awesome. And we have stayed in three different rooms and loved each one. This is a great b&b.

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

Thank you for spending so many anniversaries with us. It is gratifying that over our 14 year history that you continue to find The Speckled hen Inn “great”. It is also great that you have tried 3 of our 5 rooms and “loved each one”. We also appreciate the comments that the “food is amazing”, the “location is perfect” and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A perfect vacation for you and your dog! I stayed in the newly remodeled pet-friendly suite. Beautiful suite, peaceful farm location, homemade and grown breakfast and very welcoming hosts. Pet-friendly rooms are often not human-friendly. The suite is very attractive, comfortable, immaculate, and perfectly situated. It has a private entrance and is located away from the rest of the rooms... 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 pet-friendly Madison Lakes Suite and that you found it “very attractive, comfortable, immaculate, and perfectly situated”. Chilly weather is fast approaching and the fireplace is ready for you! The gardens are now resting for the winter, but the produce has been preserved and another “homemade and grown” breakfast awaits you. Thank you and... More 

Morton, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Was looking for a place to getaway and unwind and found it here. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Had everything we needed and then some - steam shower was awesome! Very gracious hosts and interesting to talk to. Made us feel at home. Also, very cute dog - Happy! Plus lots of great things to do in Madison - eating... More 

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

Thank you for visiting with us and we are pleased that you found The Speckled Hen Inn a “place to getaway and unwind”. Thank you for the “cleanliness” comment…very important! Glad that you enjoyed the steam shower in the Madison Lakes room. Come “home” again! Bob, Pat and the Happy dog More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Speckled Hen was a wonderful first B&B experience for my husband and me. We enjoyed everything from the impressive cuisine to the gracious hosts! I would recommend The Speckled Hen to anyone traveling to the Madison area or looking for a little getaway that is still close to the city attractions!

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

“Impressive cuisine and gracious hosts” is a real compliment…thank you! Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again on your next "peaceful" getaway to Madison. 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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