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The Speckled Hen Inn

5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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The Speckled Hen Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Janesville, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Some Enchanted Evening package was an awesome surprise for my wife, she loved it. The rooms are decorated with a warm and cozy feeling. The rooms are quiet and have a private bathroom. The morning breakfast is a 3 course meal is always the delicious and the portions are generous. Pat and Bob are the most professional, charming, delightful... More

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

Rod & Julie: The Speckled Hen Inn is a great place for a little private time with your spouse. The girls are busy laying more eggs for spring and the maple syrup we made this year is bottled and awaiting your return. We have been operating the Speckled Hen Inn for 14 years now, and as “10 year returning” guests,... More

Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Madison lakes room was amazing beds and pillows were super comfy. The food for breakfast was phenomenal and WAY better than I had expected. I mean, I thought it was going to be good, but not THAT good! The owners were wonderful and we really couldn't have asked for a better experience. We look forward to our next stay... More

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

Dan & Stephanie: First, congratulations again on your marriage. May you enjoy many happy years together. Your compliment about the breakfasts being WAY better than expected means a lot. We do hope that you will return, and as I type, we have just finished a day of transplanting seedling for the gardens. So more breakfast goodies shall be arriving in... More

Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a WONDERFUL time at The Speckled Hen Inn. We went for an overnight getaway and could not have been happier. Our room was clean, cozy and comfortable, and it overlooked a beautiful pasture with sheep. There was even a log in the fireplace for us to burn in the evening while we sipped wine. Our host gave us... More

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

Eric and Emily: Does it get any better than sipping wine by the fire? I am glad that you enjoyed Harvest, it is one of my personal favorites; it captures the essence of the Capital Square in Madison. Thank you for coming for Spring Break and for the kind comments. I hope to see you again in the future. Bob More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Speckled Hen while seeing relatives last November. I was impressed from the moment I arrived. We got there at 9:30 p.m. and Pat cheerfully greeted us. The house was amazing, beautifully decorated and yet extremely comfortable with all kinds of extra features. We did indulge in the home-made scones offered to us upon arrival. These were just... More

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

It is good to hear from you. I hope your new B&B is going well and that you are both enjoying your new careers as Innkeepers. It is always fun to have fellow innkeepers stay with us since we both learn how to be better. Your detailed descriptions of the Inn and its amenities will help other guests get a... More

Macomb, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Speckled Hen for two nights. It's located just outside the Madiscon city limits (east and a bit north), and although there are houses and a park nearby, its location feels quite rural. I was a bit concerned that on the map it is located near the freeway, but we found the inn... More

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

Eric I enjoyed your visit and our conversations. You offered a very complete review and I wanted to take the opportunity to comment on a few items you mentioned to give other potential guests a little more detail concerning some of your comments: • We are 0.2 miles from the Madison City Limits and 7.5 miles from City Central (where... More

Wausau, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely stay at The Speckled Hen Inn, a bed and breakfast in the Madison, Wisconsin area. We were so close to being in Madison, but yet we were right in the country. The property is lovely and well maintained, and our room was spacious and welcoming. Breakfast was a culinary treat, and we were asked about any... More

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

Ann and Kevin Thank you so very much for staying with us and for your kind comments regarding your stay. We are pleased that you found breakfast a culinary treat. It is special to be in the country on 50 acres, yet only 0.2 miles from Madison’s City limits. We hope to see you both again on future trips to... More

Libertyville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have been visiting The Speckled Henn Inn for the past three years for business travel. It is an inviting environment, with friendly staff, clean rooms, excellent food, loving doodle and beautiful grounds. Great for the frequent business traveler that is looking for a differentiated experience (how many Marriott’s can you stay in) or the pleasure traveler visiting Madison. I... More

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

Nick It was good to see you again, as always. The Doodle says Hi. Thank you for recommending us to fellow business travelers. Having spent 32 years of my life staying at Marriott, I decided when we went into the business that we would offer an alternative to the “big box” experience. I am glad that you agree. See you... More

Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

From the moment we arrived to the second we left we were noticing the little touches that made this place just right! Bob even went out of his way to make us a special breakfast based upon our dietary restrictions. We already are setting dates to come back! Thanks for making it memorable!

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

Cassie and Brad Thank you for spending time with us. It is always so gratifying to cook for “foodies” and discuss our favorite meals and places to eat. Thank you also for mentioning our “special touches” which make The Speckled Hen Inn a place to remember and enjoy. We try. We hope to see you again this summer when I... More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Such an amazing weekend. The food, atmosphere, and rooms were so great. Very close to downtown Madison, where we had an excellent dinner at Fresco. We will definitely be back soon!!!!! We loved it!!!!

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

Shaun Thank you for staying with us and for enjoying your “escape from Chicago”. We are happy that you were able to relax at the Speckled hen Inn and in Madison. It is a great food city and we do our best at the Inn to add to the dining experience. We look forward to your return visit. Bob More

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Selected on a recommendation for our honeymoon, we have returned for a few anniversaries, and over the years The Speckled Hen has remained utterly top notch. It's everything you want in a great B&B - and then you get to the breakfast which is utterly fantastic. Highly recommend, and looking forward to our next anniversary stay.

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

Gene The ultimate compliment is always from a 3 time repeat guest. Thank you so very much. We have just completed our 14th year as Innkeepers and still enjoy providing for our guests very much. Again, thank you, and we hope that we will see you both again for future anniversary celebrations. Bob and Pat More

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Additional Information about The Speckled Hen Inn

Address: 5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Speckled Hen is just outside the city of Madison and has 5 spacious guest rooms. The 50-acre property features gardens, trails, wetlands and meadows where the Inn's sheep and llamas graze. The Inn is recognized for their fine breakfast cuisine featuring locally produced eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. The Innkeeper's knowledge of the area provides guests with valued guidance in things to enjoy while visiting the Inn. Here you will find Life and Lodging in Sustainable Style. ... more   less 

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