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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 NEW

Our only regret is our very short stay. All of our communications were smooth and delightful. Bob and Pat were very helpful and gracious. We were able to share all the property and their animals while we were on the farm. Breakfast was delicious and we got to know each other during relaxed and comfortable conversation. Highly recommend you take... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are too many great things about the Speckled Hen B&B to mention in this space. Our room and the several common areas were spotlessly clean & beautiful, and our every need was anticipated: plentiful towels, thick bathrobes, complimentary homemade cookies, coffees & teas in the main floor kitchen. All the basics were well covered (very comfortable bed, spacious room,... More 

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Roscoe, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a great place! Beautiful grounds, comfortable rooms, and the best breakfast made from scratch! My friends and I had a great time watching movies in the media room, playing games in the common area, and taking a walk on the lovely grounds. Pat and Bob were fun hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely will be... More 

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

Thank you for spending your girls weekend away with us. We enjoyed your visit and talking with you. We are happy that you enjoyed our "make from scratch, really local", farm-to-table breakfasts. We look forward to your return. Again, thank you. Bob & Pat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a peaceful relaxing time right in Madison, its very close so I'm sure we'll be going back. Very friendly service and wonderful facility. They have some land if you like walking, several animals (a few sheep, friendly golden doodle, several chickens, llama). Delicious home cooked breakfast in the morning and home cooked cookies to snack on anytime. They... More 

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

Thanks for making the “trip” from a mile away!! Seriously, we welcome our neighbors in Madison that are looking for a quick getaway from urban life. It is amazing how a few tenths of a mile outside of the Madison City limits and you are in another world. Glad that you enjoyed the homemade cookies and the theater room. See... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The specked hen was such a lovely Inn. The best B&B I have ever been to. Bob and Pat were very friendly and sweet. The food was AMAZING!!! Everything was VERY clean and beautiful. I would love to go back again .

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

Thank you all for spending your Mother’s Day/ Girls Weekend Away with us. It was a pleasure to have you all as our guests. Thank you for the compliments on the food, the cleanliness and beauty. Bring your husbands next time you have the desire to visit Madison. I am sure that they would enjoy it as well. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived here for a quick stop between Minneapolis and Chicago! I just about squealed with delight when I saw the new lambs!!! My husband surprised me with this stay- and wow did he pick a winner! While we haven't had the breakfast part, if the home baked cookies are an indication, it will be amazing!

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the new lambs as much as we do. We look forward to their arrival every spring. I am glad that you found the Inn "amazing" and hope that you will return to visit with us again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to about 20 bed and breakfasts over the years — in Europe as well as America. With no reservations (horrible pun, I know), I can say Speckled Hen Inn is the best B&B I've ever stayed in. Comfortable, private, and quiet. I was in the Madison Lakes room on the first floor. So many small touches that made... More 

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

Comfortable, private and quiet means a lot from someone who ranks us as the “best ever”. Thank you. We are very pleased that you were able to relax with us during your sojourn. We hope that you will visit with us again in the future. Without reservation, we can say that we really enjoyed your visit. Bob and Pat More 

Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Heywood Hardy room. Beautiful and very clean. Loved the deck off the bedroom. The property is beautiful. We enjoyed watching the sheep and taking a walk in the woods. Pat and Bob are very friendly and so is Happy. Breakfast was so good!! We plan on coming back.

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

Thank you for your visit and the kind words. “Beautiful and clean” is the goal. I am happy that you could enjoy the private deck with the view of the woods and pond. Still no baby lambs, but soon!! We look forward to your return visit. Bob, Pat and Happy More 

Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was our second stay at the Speckled Hen Inn. My husband and I have stayed at quite a few different B&Bs over the years. SHI is becoming our new favorite, even though it isn't as convenient of a location as our last regular place. (We are in a north 'burb of Chicago and were staying at a place near... More 

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

Thank you for your return visit. I am please that the Speckled Hen and Madison are both becoming your new “favorite get-way from Chicago”. Thanks for clarifying our “urban farming” hobby, it is mostly just for show (except for the chickens) and Rule 1 is no “farm smells”! The garden crops for your next visit are in the greenhouse awaiting... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 

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