We spent a night here on our way from Michigan to Des Moines. It was our first trip through Wisconsin. We were excited to see Madison and the Speckled Hen was a perfect stop - the best of both worlds. An idyllic farm setting (a view of the sheep and llama from the window seat in our room) that was just a few miles away from downtown Madison. Being dog lovers, we appreciated the greeting from Happy, a most appropriately named giant doodle. The inn was charming, as were the innkeepers, Pat and Bob. The farm to table breakfast was scrumptious and the conversation, interesting. We will definitely come back through Madison to stay at the Speckled Hen again next summer when we can hike around the grounds and take advantage of the many bike trails around town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Speckled Hen 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 3 course farm to table breakfast cuisine featuring fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables produced on-site. Here you will find Life and Lodging in Sustainable Style. ... more less