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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 1 week ago
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Mount Vernon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madison, Wisconsin has everything, University, state government, weekly farmers markets, fine arts, small plates, fantastic lakes -- everything except a chance to catch your breath. And the Speckled Hen Inn, right on the edge of the city, delivers that in spades. Tucked into a wooded bluff, the Inn overlooks white-fenced pastureland, filled with grazing sheep and llamas. The rooms are... More

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

Madison does have everything. No wonder it is rated as one of the best places to live, year after year. This is a “foodie” town like no other. The Saturday Farmer’s Market is one of the most unique experiences in the world. The Speckled Hen Inn takes great pride in trying to offer breakfasts that do justice to the standards... More

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

Just home from a WONDERFUL overnight getaway with my mom to the Speckled Hen Inn...and am certain i'll be back! Not only was the BB beautiful and scenic and just the right distance from downtown Madison (close enough to get there easily but far enough to feel like we were in the country) but the hosts went above and beyond... More

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

Yes, we are a 50 acre Country Estate located 7 miles from Madison’s city-center. Unique. Having been in business for 14 years, we can meet pretty much any dietary need and we do know the local restaurants well. It was our pleasure to help. “Above and beyond” is our goal for our guests and we are pleased that you felt... More

Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Speckled Hen Inn is welcoming, friendly, spacious, and exceptionally clean. It has lovely decorated guest rooms (we stayed in The Rising Sun Room), a kitchenette for all guests to use and living spaces where you can read, watch movies or play board games. There is coffee, cocoa, a large variety of tea, homemade cookies, brownies and fruit available at... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and descriptive review; it is very well done. You covered so many aspects of what we fell makes the Speckled Hen Inn unique among Bed & Breakfasts. I am sure that this will be very helpful for our future guests to ascertain if the Speckled Hen Inn is right... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I took a trip there three years prior and this year we used this trip to get engaged. We went to the nearby Olbrich Botanical Gardens for a perfect afternoon and luckily she said YES! Pat helped with the arrangements. It was a surprise and it worked. We were grateful she found the perfect place. I needed... More

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

Thank you for being a repeat guest. We were glad to be of assistance in planning your special event...your engagement. We look forward to seeing both of you again in the future as you celebrate your life together. 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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