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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best B and B's we have ever stayed in. The food was delicious, the grounds were beautiful, the owners were friendly and obviously take pride in what they do. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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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 rating us as “one of the best ever”. We do take pride in our property and want to make sure that our guests enjoy it as much as we have over the past 30 years of it’s creation. Thank you for being a wonderful guest and please come see us again. Bob...

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Things could not have been handled any better! The entire staff was fantastic. Will be back. Cannot recommend any higher! The rooms are gorgeous. The food exceeds that of many restaurants I've been to.

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

Thank you for reserving the entire Inn for your weekend family reunion. We really enjoyed meeting and interacting with your family. Thank you for spending such a lovely event with us…we felt “special”. Everyone looked so relaxed and happy. I am glad that you enjoyed our breakfast creations and that you plan to come back. Bob, Pat and Happy

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We stayed 1-night in the Madison Lakes room to relax after our wedding. It was everything we hoped for and more. The room was cozy, inviting and modern. The bathroom was spectacular. It had an over-sized jet tub and large steam shower. We enjoyed exploring the beautiful grounds - there is so much to see: sheep, chickens, an orchard, multiple...

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

Thank you for spending part of your wedding celebration with us. I am glad you enjoyed the room and bathroom. We put a lot of thought into designing and building the room. Building the steam shower was a great idea. Thank you for enjoying the grounds as well…we want you to have your own “private park” so explore while staying...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Bob and Pat have thought of everything! The farm is splendid with gorgeous plantings, interesting animals, and lots of rambling to be done. Our bed was superb and the bathroom luxurious. The house is country charm itself. The breakfasts (we had 3) were delicious and each was different. Homemade maple syrup, pastries, sausages their own eggs. We skipped lunch every...

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

Thank you so much for the “nearly heaven” comment. We have tried very hard to think of everything that our guests could want during their stay. We are so pleased that you found this to be “the best B&B ever”. We really enjoyed your visit and the opportunity to talk with you over breakfast. We hope to see you again...

Schaumburg, Illinois
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Several room choices to meet all budgets. I have stayed in 3 and all were comfortable and decorated so nicely. My goal is to stay in all the rooms. Great "home base" location while exploring Madison and the breakfasts are fantastic with ingredients from Pat & Bob's several gardens! Start your day with a cup of coffee and end your...

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

“Tranquility”…thank you! I remember in my previous life in Corporate America, how I used to look forward to coming home after weeks on the road and to just sit quietly and stare at the view offered by the property. Now I get my satisfaction by being able to share this with such wonderful guests. I am so happy that you...

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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I really loved the house, the classic room full of beautiful features and decors, the food and the rural atmosphere. You´ve got everything you need to spend a couple of days enjoying the forest area near Madison, relaxing, eating well and savor the excellent gourmet breakfast prepared by Bob every morning. He was a great host - besides being a...

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

Thank you for the kind comments. I am very happy that you found The Speckled Hen Inn a wonderful setting and an excellent place to relax and unwind. Having spent the past 30 years living here, I feel the same. I am glad that we could share it with you. It is fun to grow food in our little gardens...

Hortonville, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We only stayed one night at this beautiful B & B after a mid-week concert at the Barrymore theater. Would have been happy to stay a week! Our room, the "Rising Sun" room, was beautifully decorated and spotless and the bed and bedding were soooo comfy. The bathroom was directly across the hall and very lovely. Wanted to try out...

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

We might be prejudiced, but we think that The Speckled Hen Inn is a “very special place” as well. We have spent 30 years pouring the “love” into our home and we are so pleased to be able to share it with you. We thank you for agreeing that it is special. Thank you for detailing all of the things...

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 3 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...

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  • 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 Road, Madison, WI 53704
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Price Range: $178 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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