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The Speckled Hen Inn

5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Ranked #2 of 8 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived on a Friday evening and were greeted by the owner and Happy, the dog. We were given a tour of the facility. There were drinks available in refrigerator. Most drinks were free. However, if you desired a wine beverage you could purchase it by the bottle. There were home baked chocolate chip cookies and gluten free brownies They... More

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long island, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from 3 lovely nights at the Speckled Hen. Each room as well as the entire Inn is perfectly appointed. Lovely setting - quite - woke up each morning to see the animals grazing. The breakfasts were phenomenal! All fresh ingredients right off the farm. The best eggs I've ever had! The owners are a wonderful couple -... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were visiting friends in Madison and decided to stay overnight in the area. The Speckled Hen Inn was a great find. I can't wait to return. Pat and Bob are wonderful hosts. Actually everyone that works there, that we met, were so inviting. The breakfast was incredible. Bob joined us after serving and told wonderful stories.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What do we look forward to in Madison, WI about as much as we like visiting our son? Staying at the Speckled Hen Inn! This was our second stay at the Hen and it was just as lovely and quaint as the first visit. My husband has informed me that future stays can only be in the Madison Room because... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Speckled Hen twice for the Ironman in Madison (2012 and 2014) and it was wonderful both times. We like to be away from the race craziness of downtown and the SH provided a much-needed escape. Bob and Pat were great hosts and accommodating of our every need. The food is fantastic and and Happy the... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for the "attention to detail" comment. We try. You made me laugh, I never thought about the fact that you can walk through our gardens to get a preview of what we will be serving for breakfast. PRICELESS. Thank you for visting and we look forward to your return visit. Bob & Pat More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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 August 7, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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

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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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