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The Speckled Hen Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Tom and Heather were very hospitable. The room was comfy. The breakfast was delicious. We had broiled grapefruit, cinnamon bread, frittata with potato and sasuage, and raspberry peach sorbet. Don't forget to say hi to Lili the llama and Buster the lamb.

Thank Jon P
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A wonderful place to relax and recharge! I spent 5 days here over Christmas while visiting my mom at her assisted living facility and the morning and evening hours I spent at the Speckled Hen Inn were so relaxing. I had several comfortable and inviting lounge areas to choose from and could sip a cup of cocoa or coffee (and...

Thank fuessen
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Stayed for 2 nights last August for a Mother-Daughter weekend. Had a wine&cheese tray the first night and it was delicious. The room was wonderful; clean, luxurious, private, beautiful outdoor environment. The breakfasts were gourmet and enjoyable. But our favorite part was enjoying an evening sunset in the freestanding cedar-lined gazebo with wine, enjoying the pleasant peaceful farm atmosphere.

Thank Kate P
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The rooms and public areas were gorgeous yet comfortable. Loved all the windows overlooking the pasture and barn. Breakfast was delicious and so much food that you won't need lunch! Hosts are new this year, friendly and enthusiastic. And who doesn't love seeing lambs scamper around on their vacation?

Thank Corabells
Wheaton, Illinois
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best B&B we have ever stayed at! Tom and Heather were warm, inviting and wonderful in every way. The food was delicious and the bedroom was clean and beautifully decorated. The property is lovely, peaceful and the perfect weekend getaway. We could not have asked for a better home away from home.

Thank Esomm
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second time staying at the Speckled Henn & our first under the new owners. Incredible experience. Beautiful grounds, delicious food (that was modified to our vegetarian diet), spacious rooms, & fantastic hosts. I proposed to my girlfriend here for a reason. Highest possible recommendation. Can't wait to return!

Thank angelo d
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is our third time staying at the Speckled Hen Inn and we again thoroughly enjoyed our time at this beautiful inn. The new owners, Tom and Heather, are gracious hosts and anticipate guests' needs. The breakfasts that Heather makes are amazing and many of the ingredients are from their garden and hens. They recently added sheep to the property...

Thank MapleMaid04
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We always like to stop at B&B's as we own a small business ourselves. So we like to support the local folk if we can. Heather greeted us and I had to laugh as she said she had moved to Madison from San Diego! We are from Oregon and moved to the midwest too. I thought she is as loony...

1Thank Steve K
Roscoe, Illinois
Reviewed 22 February 2017

You will not be disappointed. A rural setting just 7 minutes from downtown Madison! All of the rooms very wel appointed and comfortable. Relax in your room with a glass of wine while watching TV or movies from the flat screen TV provided in each room. Or go to the theater room to watch a movie on the big screen....

1Thank Randalea
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was my first stay at the Speckled Hen Inn and I'm already thinking of excuses to book another stay. It's only 10 minutes from my home but looked so appealing when driving past that I booked a night for Valentine's Day. The interior is amazingly homey and comfortable with several common areas where guests can relax and feel at...

1Thank Jennifer H

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $181 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Choose a room with a view of the pasture.”
juliebieniek, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are spacious yet cozy. Pick the bed size you need and enjoy a relaxing stay.”
mmspicher19, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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