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The Speckled Hen Inn

5525 Portage Road, Madison, WI 53704
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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La Crescent, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kudos to Bob, Pat and Happy for sharing their wonderful B&B! To be honest, I chose this Inn because I loved the name...and it did not let us down. We stayed in the Starkweather Creek room which had a comfy king-size bed. The bathroom offered a double jetted tub and a separate dual-headed shower. We were able to sit back... More

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

We are so happy, including Happy (the dog), that you had a Happy Birthday! Thats a lot of happy. OK, you are the first to say that you actually picked the Inn based on it's name. Most just asked how did you come up with the name of The Speckled Hen Inn...the answer to which is only told at breakfast.... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Delicious food, great location, superb atmosphere, and lovely grounds. This was my first bed and breakfast experience. Did a long weekend with my girlfriend, and we both loved it. Can't wait to return.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your first B&B experience and hope that you will return for more. You were able to enjoy our beautiful fall weather and were also able to enjoy the beauty of the grounds. See you again soon. Bob & Pat More

Shorewood, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My fiance and I really wanted to do something new for our anniversary and after searching online The Speckled Hen was one of the only options who didn't have a two night minimum. We stayed in the Token Creek room and the decor is very beautiful, in fact the whole place is beautiful. We spent some time walking the grounds... More

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

You bring up an interesting point: Young people do enjoy the Inn as well. In fact nearly half of our guests are in their 20's and 30's. Being able to walk the acerage and feed the chicken beats hotels! Thank you for the "whole place is beautiful" comment; that means a lot. We certainly try. Glad that you enjoyed the... More

Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

From the amenities, to the hospitality, to the cleanliness and the incredible food - the Speckled Hen Inn met and exceeded all of our expectations. We left feeling relaxed, welcomed and very well fed! The surroundings were beautiful and there were plenty of places to roam or sit and enjoy. We stayed in the Madison Lakes room and were pleased... More

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

We are glad that we met and exceeded your expectations. It means a lot when somone says that they have stayed at a number of B&B's and that you find ours, "exceptional". I think the "attention to detail" does make The Speckled Hen Inn special. Glad you felt well fed; no one leaves the breakfast table hungry! We look forward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed four nights at Speckled Hen Inn. It was beautiful, relaxing met our every expectation. Bob and Pat were fantastic hosts, serving delicious breakfasts and great conversations. The next time we are in that area, we will definitely make plans for lodging there. We give our best recommendation to Speckled Hen Inn. We also loved Happy the dog!

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

We enjoyed our conversations as well over breakfast. That makes the experience memorable for our guests as well as for us. We are glad that you found your stay relaxing and that we met your expectations. Happy says hello and he looks forward to your return visit in the future. Thank you so much for visiting with us. Bob &... More

Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Top notch service from Pat and Bob with friendly greetings from Happy the dog mixed in! They really know how to treat guests right! We stayed one night in the Madison Lakes suite and were highly impressed. Being in our early 30s, the room had a high end hotel feel with the B&B experience. The atmosphere was exactly what we... More

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

We appreciate that you selected The Speckled Hen Inn for your anniversary and that you were pleased with your stay. You selected the room that we specifically built for the 30-somethings. We are so happy that you enjoyed it. Sardine is also one of our favorite restaurants. Thank you also for the recommendation of the Speckled Hen Inn to your... More

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is the second year we have looked forward to spending time at The Speckled Hen Inn, which I found quite by accident searching online during a visit to my daughter and son-in-law's new home in Madison, WI. I have since taken my daughter out to visit, and she fell in love with it; it truly is peaceful and quite... More

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

Thank you for such a detailed and comprehensive review. I am sure other prospective guests will appreciate your effort to describe what to expect in staying here. We try our very best to make your visit something special to be remembered. We look forward to your visit next year, and needless to say, my new shirt! Bob, Pat and the... More

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My Wife discovered this last year. It has to be Madison's best kept secret. A Dream getaway; quiet, secluded and within reach of any activity that suits you. Gourmet breakfasts that should be "showcased" on television! The grounds are fantastic, you feel as if you are far away from civilization. Bob and Pat are gracious, outstanding hosts. We've met International... More

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

Come "home" anytime. We always enjoy your visits. Talking about TV, our local TV station did do a feature on us, and in fact, titled it, "Madison's Best Kept Secret"...look it up...it is really well done. We certainly enjoyed our conversations. We are pleased that you enjoyed the gormet breakfasts and the grounds. We are also pleased that you were... More

Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed at the Speckled Hen Inn for the first time this weekend. We will definitely return! The inn is on a beautiful farm. It is meticulously maintained and our room was beautiful. Fabulous oversized bath tub and a romantic fireplace. The inn keepers Bob and Pat are very helpful and super friendly. The breakfast was delicious! My wife and... More

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

Thank you for the nice comments. I hope that you do return, as I really enjoyed our conversations and look forward to more! I really appreciate the "meticulously maintained" comment about the grounds. I do work hard at keeping the 50 acres looking like a park. Thanks for "raving" about the stay all the way back to Chicago and when... More

Hillsboro, Oh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We would highly recommend The Speckled Hen Inn to everyone wanting a comfortable night stay with a spectacular breakfast the next morning(which in large part is grown/produced fresh by them on their farm)! This was our second stay at the Inn. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are clean and beautifully decorated and the sheets, my they are oh so... More

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

It was good to see you again. I hope your drive home was uneventful. Thank you for the kind comments and for noticing the sheets...they are special. We hope to see you again next year. As you know, Happy escecially will look forward to it. Bob, Pat anf Happy Doodle 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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