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The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast

5525 Portage Rd, Madison, WI 53704-2756
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#1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
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The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast is just outside the city of Madison and has 5 spacious guest rooms with fireplaces & jetted tubs. The 20-acre property features gardens, trails, orchards, vineyard, wetlands and pastures where the Inn's sheep and llamas graze. The Inn is recognized for their multi- course farm to table breakfast cuisine featuring fresh eggs and unique dishes created from the fruits and vegetables produced on-site. Here you will find Life and Lodging in Sustainable Style.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Emily R wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our first B&B experience and it really impressed us. The grounds and house were gorgeous and I immediately felt at home. Tom and Heather were amazing hosts and very helpful with any needs we had. The three-course farm-to-table breakfast on the weekends is to-die-for. Heather even shared some of her recipes, which I can't wait to try out, especially the Blueberry Cream Cheese Souffle. We booked an extra night once there to get in one more breakfast. We stayed in the Heywood Hardy Suite, which has the comfiest bed I have ever slept on. This was a perfect couples getaway and we are planning to make it an annual visit.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Randy W wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was a beautiful setting and beautiful, very clean room. The breakfast was wonderful with about 5 courses and excellent, healthy food. Tom and Heather are excellent host and made us feel very welcome. You won't be disappointed. There are things to do on the property and lots to do in Madison. We choose to just stay and enjoy the room. We would highly recommend this place for a special time away as a married couple. Thank YOU Tom and Heather
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We enjoyed the room with a jetted tub for two
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JMCSTL wrote a review Feb 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri4,661 contributions214 helpful votes
Beautiful grounds, with a mix of woods & farmlands. A large & comfortable gathering space for guests to relax and mingle and play board games and have a nibble or a drink. Well furnished guest rooms with space to move around and beds & bedding to encourage a restful sleep. True farm-to-table breakfasts that are inventive & delicious & filling. Best of all, humble & cordial innkeepers who know their business & the area very well and who respect the privacy & comfort of their guests throughout their stays. We will definitely return for more of ALL of the above.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Two guest rooms on the ground level (one with large ensuite bath), and two suites plus a guest...
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Paul P wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is only the second B&B I've stayed and and it was amazing! So relaxing! Tom and Heather are gracious hosts who opened both their wonderful farm and house to us. We hiked, snowshoed, hung out with the animals, relaxed in our amazing room and enjoyed the best breakfast I've even had. Thanks again and definitely will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Gingester wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a fabulous stay! This is such a warm and cozy B and B! Our hosts, Heather and Tom couldn’t have been more gracious or helpful. You feel like you are with family! Heather is a fabulous chef who made a yummy breakfast each morning with all fresh ingredients, mostly from their own property! Tom served breakfast sharing some history of their little farm! The Inn has everything you could need from snacks, yummy baked goods, books, puzzles, games and even snow shoes. There are lots of cozy nooks throughout to chill and just hang out. Don’t forget to stroll the property and check out Lily the llama and the other animals! Thank you for a delightful time. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$171 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Olbrich Botanical Gardens (4.2 miles), Lake Mendota (4.1 miles), and Mousehouse Cheesehaus (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Taguara - Venezuelan & Latin American Cuisine., Manna Cafe & Bakery, and Monty's Blue Plate Diner.
Are there any historical sites close to The Speckled Hen Inn Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Elvis Fight Site Mini-Monument (2.4 miles).