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The Speckled Hen Inn

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Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night on our way to the West! Stayed in the Rising sun room! Very comfortable room with the bathroom in front of the room. The innkeepers provided a cot for our daughter who stayed with us. The room was comfortable for three! The breakfast was awesome! Eggs, kale, potatoes all from the farm! Bacon to die for!...

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

If a B&B Chef would want to be known for 1- thing, “Excellent Breakfast” would be the highest compliment. Thank you. It is a lot of fun cooking with ingredients from the “farm” and turning them into something folks consider “awesome”. I knew my Degree in Chemistry would be good for something! I hope your travels west continue to please....

Glenview, Illinois
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Loved the Inn and its owners Pat and Bob. A beautifully kept property with every amenity that you could ask for. Wonderful country setting but close to the city. Wine and cheese trays available to order, freshly baked cookies each day, complimentary soft drinks, farm animals to visit, lots of spots to sit outdoors with others or privately and only...

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

Thank you for such a comprehensive review. Thank you for enjoying the Inn with friends. We think it is the perfect way to enjoy a home away from home. As you pointed out, we have tried very hard to add everything that we possibly can to make the Inn and the grounds comfortable and beautiful over the 16 wonderful years...

Hobe Sound, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Inn Keepers Pat & Bob are amazing! From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave our stay was beyond our expectations. The Inn is kept immaculate, the morning meal is a gourmet delight, and Bob and Pat are people you will enjoy. I travel the world for business and I would highly recommend this Inn as a place...

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

Thank you for staying with us and rating us as “exceptional”. This means a lot from someone who has traveled the world. We are so very happy that we exceeded your expectations. We are also happy that you enjoyed the Innkeepers as much as we enjoyed your company. As you know, we really enjoy the guests and being able to...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Spent a night at the Speckled Hen Inn in the Starkweather Creek room. It was a lovely room with a spacious ensuite. Our welcoming hosts, Pat and Bob seemed to have thought of everything to make our stay so enjoyable. There were complimentary drinks and snacks available. Their dining and sightseeing recommendations were excellent. It was fun to visit the...

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

Utopia...WOW!! Thank you. Happy also thanks you for the nice review. He takes his responsibilities seriously. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt pampered. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope that you can return. Bob & Pat

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

LOVED it! We stayed in a suite with a double shower, huge jacuzzi tub, private balcony, and softest sheets in the world. Enjoyed walking around the orchard, garden, and barn. Delicious breakfast with food from the farm! Very relaxing atmosphere and beautiful landscaping. Will be back.

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

“Loved it”…enough said!! We are glad that you enjoyed the outdoors as much as the Inn; not to mention the world’s best sheets. We look forward to next time… Bob and Pat

Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 1 August 2015

My husband and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary.We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting! The B &B is perfectly secluded in a most peaceful setting but also just 10 minutes from downtown Madison. Our room was spotless and had an amazing spa tub and shower. The hosts were wonderful, warm and most welcoming. I must say...

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

A beautiful way to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary. Thank you for sharing the special time with us. Thank you for the “spotless” and “secluded” comments. We are also very pleased that the “breakfast was the best you have had at a B&B”. We look forward to your return and to the visits by your family and friends. Bob &...

La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Outstanding Inn and beautiful grounds. Very relaxing. Spent two days there to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Lover-ly gazebo where we danced for a bit! Everything is homemade and home grown making it so fresh and delicious! Host and hostess very friendly and interesting. We're hoping to return to this gem in the future. Our room was very attractive as well!...

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

Thank you for rating us “Ichiban” and we are glad that you enjoyed memories of Japan in The Rising Sun Room. The Gazebo is amazing and we are pleased that you enjoyed it as part of your anniversary. It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to your return. Best wishes... Bob & Pat

Reviewed 25 July 2015

My wife and I look for great bed & breakfast places to stay. When I check The Speckled Hen Inn out on Trip Advisors I read many of the glowing reviews and said to myself we just had to give this place a try. I will not duplicate the great accolades from so many of the previous reviewer on the...

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

Thank you for staying with us; I really enjoyed meeting you. The “warm feeling” you describe through the connections of people at a “special place” is the thing people write books about. It is called a “Sense of Place”. It is above my pay grade to explain, but I do know the feeling. The Speckled Hen Inn is one of...

Asheboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Impeccable appointments and a spacious room with a very comfortable bed, an over-the-top breakfast, and delightful hosts! We'd certainly return if we're in this part of the country again! Patty and Bruce Brofman Asheville, NC

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

Thank you for the “impeccable appointments” comment. We are also glad that you found our property a “beautiful setting”. It was a pleasure to meet you and to talk about one of our favorite cities, Asheville. Thank you for staying with us. Bob and Pat

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 22 July 2015

My husband and I wanted a special place to get away for a few days for our 21st anniversary. I had read great reviews of The Speckled Hen, and we were pleasantly surprised to find they were all true...and then some! The Inn is warm and inviting, our room very comfy...but the best part were the Innkeepers, Pat, Bob &...

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Thank you for rating us as “an excellent B&B choice”. Happy enjoys our guests (with his Teddy Bear) as much as we do. We are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant recommendations…Madison has so many to choose from. And then, there is the Breakfast at The Speckled Hen Inn and the Chats with Bob! Thank you and we hope to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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, wetlands and meadows where the Inn's sheep and llamas graze. The Inn is recognized for their fine breakfast cuisine featuring locally produced eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. The Innkeeper's knowledge of the area provides guests with valued guidance in things to enjoy while visiting the Inn. 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: RM598 - RM996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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