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Oronoco, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here over the 4th of July Weekend to celebrate our 17 year wedding anniversary. Simply put. Beautiful scenery. Comfortable beds. Delicious breakfast. Convenient location. Amazing hospitality. One of the best B&B's we have stayed at.

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

Thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We really enjoyed your company. We try to make the Inn a perfect place for anniversaries. Thank you for rating us as “one of the best B&B’s that you have stayed at”. That is quite an honor. We are pleased that you enjoyed the scenery, the breakfasts, the location and the hospitality....

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Speckled Hen is an exceptional B&B. We have stayed in many B&Bs over the years, and this one is way up there among the best. The Token Creek room was very comfortable, with a nice view of the farm. The sheets were luxurious! The large, walk-in shower was great. One can see the farm animals and the gardens walking...

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

Thank you for rating us as exceptional, and “among the best” of the many B&B’s that you have stayed at over the years. That means a lot. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the rooms and the grounds as well as our “home grown” breakfast. We are proud that you found the grounds beautifully maintained; it is our passion...

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Our stay The Speckled Hen Inn was everything we had hoped. The room had absolutely everything we needed, the breakfast was delicious and artfully presented. The grounds were spectacular and provided a peaceful respite from the city. We were totally comfortable because Bob and Pat were wonderful hosts and were very gracious. We have stayed in several B & Bs...

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

Thank you for letting us know that our stay at the Speckled Hen inn met your expectations. We aim to please. Also, we are glad that we “surpassed all others” and that you look forward to returning. Making breakfast that are directly from our gardens and “artfully” presented is what we so enjoy doing for our guests. Thank you for...

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 July 2015

After visiting a few different B&B's, we booked a stay at the Speckled Hen.Let me tell you it felt more like a private resort! Our room was awesome;beautifully decorated, fireplace, king size bed, double whirlpool tub, and double shower. There were wines and champagne available, fresh cookies and coffee. The breakfast the next day was a gourmet delight. Pat used...

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

We have tried to “set the bar” high and we are pleased that you agree. Thank you. When we started building the “estate” in 1984 (starting with a corn field), we always wanted it to turn out like a “resort”. It has taken us over 30 to get to where we are today and are pleased that you can see...

Reviewed 6 July 2015

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in the Starkweather Creek room. Everything was wonderful, from the friendly service when we arrived to Bob & Pat's generous flexibility at check out. They were extremely helpful and friendly without being intrusive - a great balance for a B&B. We went for several walks around the 50-acre grounds, enjoyed watching their...

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

We are happy that you spent time researching The Speckled Hen Inn and that the actual experience “blew you away”. Perfect! Thank you also for mentioning that we are helpful, flexible and not intrusive. We agree that “balance” is important. We are glad that you enjoyed the fresh homemade cookies…life is too short for bad cookies. “Impeccably clean” is also...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My girlfriend and I spent a couple of nights here end of June after dropping my son off for camp in Madison. We were both kid free and what a fantastic way to celebrate our time alone together! First - the grounds are amazing. There is a llama and sheep and chickens and the owner's dog - Happy. There are...

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. We appreciate the time you spent detailing the amenities of the Inn. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will return. Enjoy the sheets…they will last a long time. Bob and Pat

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I've been to The Speckled Hen Inn twice now, and it's been excellent both times. We stayed in the Starkweather Creek room a few weeks ago, which is roomy and has an actual fireplace and a private balcony (which we utilized to watch the sunset and drink wine). The Inn itself is on a beautiful piece of property with a...

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

Thank you for picking us as “the best place to stay in Madison”. That is quite a complement and is really appreciated. I am glad that you found us “gregarious” yet “unobtrusive”…balance is everything. We so enjoy meeting guests like you; it makes it all so worthwhile. Please come back. Bob and Pat

London
Reviewed 27 June 2015

My husband and I spent a wonderful getaway weekend at The Speckled Hen Inn. We arrived in the mid afternoon, we were welcomed by Pat and bob's assistant who showed us our room, (and which by the way makes wonderful cookies!) Our room was comfortable with a fire place, a large bed and a lovely bathroom with a large tub....

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your getaway weekend. We are pleased that you noticed the likeness of the Inn to the countryside of the United Kingdom. In our previous life, Pat and I spent a lot of time in Yorkshire, England, and it has always influenced our “style”. We are glad that you felt “at home”. Thank you for...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The owners of this B&B put a lot of care into this place. Breakfasts are fresh, using ingredients from the farm (cherries this weekend). Pat & Bob were great - gracious, funny, genuine. The room was very comfortable -- though if you are not an early riser (or a light sleeper), I think you need to be very careful. Walls...

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

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the “care we have taken with our place” and with our hospitality. We truly enjoy sharing our property with our guests. We are sorry for the alarm in the room next to yours, not many of our guests get up at 6 am. The person in the adjoining...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We just loved our time at the Speckled Hen Inn. Bob was right there to answer any questions about the Inn, the gardens, all the animals. We quite enjoyed our relaxing stay there. The Madison Lakes room was such a treat - - spacious and quiet, upscale digs. Breakfast was a huge affair. Expect your gourmet appetite and sweet tooth...

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the “farm-to -table” breakfast. We enjoyed growing and preparing it for you. So local, that in fact, most ingredients “have the same address”! We are glad to be “green” and “sustainable” and really enjoy sharing our practices with those who appreciate it. We will give your regards to “Llily Llama”. Come again, and thank...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $180 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I'd get a suite, its worth it for the jacuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles henryp223, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Starkweather has a great view of the pasture and stars and is very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles meetran2016, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have a great view of their llama and sheep, Heywood Hardy is great - dual showers and jet tub.”
 of 5 bubbles V8423FBjameso, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stayed in a room decorated in U of Wisconsin theme”
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“We have stayed in Madison Lakes and Token Creek, between the two Madison lakes was larger and more private.”
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