Inviting, comfortable, quite, homey, elegant, and friendly are words that come to mind when thinking of our stay at the Speckled Hen.
My wife and I came here for our anniversary and we were not disappointed with any aspect. Upon arrival we were met by the Inn Keeper, Pat who gave us a warm welcome and brief tour of the gust areas and our room. The guest area, or as they call it, the "gathering room" is very warm & inviting. Here you can sit to meet with others, read a book, select a wine, or enjoy complementary drinks such as coffee, tea or soda with some light snacks available as well. The freshly baked cookies are awesome. There is also a computer to use if you wish and there are several binders and folders with local attractions or restaurants to try out.
Our room, the "Madison Lakes" was outstanding. Large, and outfitted extremely well. You will not be disappointed. There is a king sized bed, a gas fireplace, nice sized TV, with good cable channels, or use of a DVD (you can borrow DVD's from the gathering room), free wifi, a small fridge, sink, and two comfortable chairs to melt into. The bathroom is ginormous, with a large whirlpool tub, a huge walk in shower complete with steam and rainfall shower head, all of it being very nice.
The grounds of the Inn is really a small farm, with fruits, veggies & fresh laid eggs that find their way into the ingredients for breakfast. Around the far there are several trails to use, winding you past the barn, sheep, a lama and various beds for wild flowers, herbs and vegetables.
As my wife and I walked the grounds and headed back to the Inn, we passed a good sized gazebo which seemed to beckon us in for a look. Inside there are a few comfortable chairs, wine cooler, a DVD player (with aux connections) and some wine glasses just waiting to be used. We sat in there for a while and we actually had plans on going out on the town. However, this entire scenery before us was extremely relaxing... the woods, birds singing, farm animals grazing about, all made for an extremely, wonderful relaxing environment we simply could not walk away from. So, we concluded our evening by enjoying ourselves in this tranquil environment accompanied with some wine. Ahhh... a very memorable time which we shall cherish for some time to come.
After a sound sleep and outstanding shower, we headed to breakfast where we dinned with two other couples who clearly were enjoying their stay as well. The breakfast freshly made by the Inn Keepers, Pat & Bob, is made up of several courses; fruit, scones, beacon and eggs, all of which was eaten with delight and a perfect ending chapter of our stay at the Speckled Hen Inn B&B.
The attention given by the Inn Keepers, Pat & Bob is perfect. They have really taken care of many of your needs in advance simply by setting up the Inn & Grounds really well. They are both attentive and engaging while at the same time not being overbearing. They really do have it well balanced!
Obviously, my wife & I will be checking back in here again. So, if you are looking for a place to get away from to unwind, (which is only a short drive from the Capitol Square) or in need of some quite time, then this is the place for you!
Thanks Speckled Hen, for such a relaxing time and creating some wonderful memories!!!
- 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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