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The Speckled Hen Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

I've done some extensive traveling and stayed at a few B&B's over the years, but nothing compares to the tranquility, hospitality, comfort, beauty and quality you'll experience at The Speckled Hen Inn! By far, the best place in Madison! I've stayed here on two occasions, and wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Madison area. They have THE SOFTEST sheets on...

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

“Tranquility, hospitality, comfort, beauty and quality”…and then there are the sheets and robes! Thank you. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you many times in the future. It is easy for us to “take pride in every detail” when we are rewarded by your comments of appreciation. It makes it all so...

Kalispell, Montana
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We traveled across the country in October and stayed in 5 B and B's. The specked Hen was by far our best experience. We felt pampered!. The rooms were tastefully decorated. There was an overall sense of tranquillity and beauty. The breakfast was delightful and creative. Our only regret is we could not stay longer.

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

We regret that you could not stay longer as well. It was our pleasure to meet both of you. Thank you for rating us as your “favorite B&B” on your trip across the country. We are pleased that you could experience the tranquility and beauty of the property and that your enjoyed our creative farm-to-table” breakfast. Thank you again for...

Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Absolutely incredible. Beautiful. This has to be best B&B in the state. They built it from the ground up, designed it, filled it all themselves. Their breakfast is the best I ever had. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and stating that the Inn was “absolutely incredible and beautiful”. You humble us by stating that The Speckled Hen Inn is “the best B&B in the state”, but we will get over it!! Thank you. It was a pleasure designing, building and decorating the Inn and grounds…it only took 30...

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The peace and tranquility of this Bed and Breakfast offer an experience that you will be hard pressed to duplicate elsewhere. From the beauty of the grounds, the outdoor Gazebo and the beauty of the rooms your visit becomes a memorable experience! The artful breakfasts provided by Bob and Pat, offer a culinary experience you can't find at Hotels or...

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

The best thing about running a B&B is the fact that you actually look forward to the return of special guests, who through the years, have become friends. Thank you for being one of them. “Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Food, Good Times”…what else is there? Until we meet again, Happy Trails. Bob, Pat & Lucky

Reviewed 29 September 2015

We had a great experience at the Speckled Hen. The setting on Pat and Bob's farm is just lovely, with a pasture of sheep right across from the inn. We really enjoyed walking around the farm with Happy, their dog, as our guide. Our room (the Rising Sun) was lovely (very clean too!). The private bathroom for the room was...

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

We are happy that you had a great experience and that the services of the resident guide dog, Happy, were of use on your walking tour of the grounds. He takes his responsibilities very seriously! Thank you also for the “very clean” comment as well. As you mention, nobody leaves The Speckled Hen Inn hungry! We hope to see you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This year was my third visit to the Speckled Hen Inn and it continues to be a consistently charming place to stay. You feel as though you are in the middle of the country, but in fact, the Inn is conveniently located near the airport and major roads leading into downtown Madison. The rooms are beautifully appointed and maintained. The...

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

We are glad that you found us a “wonderful place to stay”. Thank you for being a loyal repeat guest, which is the ultimate compliment. Thank you also for mentioning that the room and Inn are well maintained. I am glad that you enjoyed the 3-course breakfast that feature ingredients that are “so local”, that they all come from the...

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Very peaceful. Owners give you a lot of freedom and space. Breakfast was phenomenal. Eggs from their hens, jam from their orchard. They make their own smoked maple bacon which is so, so good. They have a llama and a few sheep. They have a lot of property to walk on, along with a little apple orchard and raspberry picking....

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

Thank you for staying with us and for pointing out that we that we respect your privacy. It is your getaway and we are not ever in your face. The layout of the Inn makes it very private. We are glad that you enjoyed the outdoor spaces on our 50 acres. We are also pleased that you enjoyed your first...

Highlands Ranch
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My all time favorite place to stay. Bob and Pat are so gracious and wonderful to talk to. The breakfasts are amazing and the rooms so very comfortable. The surrounding grounds are beautiful and so peaceful. I really love to stay here and you will too!

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

Thank you for being a loyal repeat guest. We are glad that we are your all time favorite place to stay. We enjoy your visits and the conversations as well. It is harvest time now, and we have been busy canning and freezing produce for the winter. It is going to be a beautiful fall. See you again soon. Bob...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Madison is our stopover from central Indiana to Minneapolis and we stayed with Pat and Bob (and Happy!) at The Speckled Hen the night of Sept 8 2015. It really was the pause that refreshed, especially after a few days with two young grandboys! We stayed in the Starkweather Creek Room and were very impressed with the size, the decor,...

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

It is always a pleasure to host former Innkeepers so that we can talk “shop”! Being “squeaky clean” is a valued comment, especially from an Innkeeper. We are glad that you enjoyed the Inn and the breakfast and grounds. And to think all of this for just $20 more! We hope to see you again on your next journey to...

Cedar Falls
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Speckled Hen Inn is an awesome place to stay. It is so relaxing and peaceful. The rooms are very nice with all that you would need to relax. Bob and Pat serve an amazing breakfast each morning. You will not go away hungry. They are so friendly. They treat you like family. If you have not been there you...

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We are pleased that you found the Speckled Hen Inn an “awesome place to stay”. It is a “relaxing and peaceful” place to relax. Thank you for returning and we are happy that you did not leave hungry! Thank you also for recommending to others that we be added to their respective bucket lists of places to go. We look...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Speckled Hen Inn

Address: 5525 Portage Rd, Madison, WI 53704-2756
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: RM582 - RM969 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are great. Madison Lakes room, which is off to the side of the house is a bit quieter and with a fabulous shower and tub.”
F929Erich, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are beautiful, clean and very comfortable. You can't go wrong with any room.”
margaretpQ6278MD, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“EVERY room looked incredible, it is so hard to choose!”
608tuckert, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My wife was very pleased with the Heywood Hardy Suite for the two nights - as was I.”
LC1945, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Starkweather Creek Room is a great room. We have stayed in it twice. Very spacious.”
dwraff, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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