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The Speckled Hen Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Madison B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Rockford, Illinois
1 review
“"So Relaxing"”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at many B&B's thru the years. This ranks in the top. Bob and Pat are very gracious hosts and make you feel at home. The Madison Lakes room was wonderful. The champane bubble tub and spa shower made the experience so relaxing. In the morning we took a walk around the grounds with our morning coffee. It was very peaceful. We have already recommended this B&B to several of our friends. Only recommendation is a more gluten friendly breakfast.

Room Tip: Madison Lake room is separate from the house. Very private.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Have enjoyed each stay at the Speckled Hen Inn. Is quiet, relaxing, and have the best breakfasts of anywhere I have stayed. Bob and Pat are outstanding hosts, and Happy is a charming greeter. What a beautiful place to relax and enoy the countryside, but still be so close to town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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wausau
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is the best B&B! The rooms are very nice, the owners are very accomadating and the food is great. We stay here at least 2-3 times a year and we never regret it. The highway is near but we don't hear the highway noise. The location is great, right in town but a country setting. We love the animals and Happy. Again its a great place to stay!!

Room Tip: There all great!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Wonderful hosts, food, atmosphere.. We coul dnot believe how close to Madison it is , yet secluded and peaceful... Yup, the highway is close, but not an issue. Breakfast with the Chef's was an enjoyable experience. We will be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Libertyville, Illinois
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Frequent business traveler and stay here every time I am in town for business. If you seek peace, quiet, excellent food and friendships forever - don't miss your chance. Stay for a weekend and let Pat, Bob and Happy show you an unforgettable time!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

What a great b+b... dog friendly (rare but welcomed), wonderful hosts and the nicest b+b room we have ever stayed in. The madison lakes room is as gorgeous as advertised. The only thing that prevents me fro giving this place 5 stars is that it is about 200/300 yards from the highway, and you can definitely hear the flow of traffic if you are sitting peacefully enjoying a glass of wine overlooking their wonderful property. Wonderful breakfast. I would certainly stay again.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

I needed a place with access to Madison and to "recharge" my mental batteries. The Speckled Hen was a perfect place to read, play with Happy the Labradoodle, and enjoy marvelous Spring weather. Little touches in the Inn -- the comfortable beds, great Wi-fi access, books, snacks -- all contributed to the comfort level. And the breakfasts! Each breakfast was different and used locally grown produce from the farm, and it was all delicious. I bought a gift certificate for my son and daughter-in-law, who live nearby, so they too can enjoy a bit of escape sometime.

Room Tip: All the rooms are comfortable and have a nice view and access to amenities.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Speckled Hen Inn

Property: The Speckled Hen Inn
Address: 5525 Portage Rd, Madison, WI 53704-2756
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Madison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Speckled Hen is just outside the city of Madison and has 5 spacious guest rooms. The 20-acre property features gardens, trails, orchards, vineyard, wetlands and meadows where the Inn's sheep and llamas graze. The Inn is recognized for their 3 course farm to table breakfast cuisine featuring owner and locally produced eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Here you will find Life and Lodging in Sustainable Style. ... more   less 
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