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The Speckled Hen Inn

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The Speckled Hen is really more like an Inn than a B & B. This is because the proprietors do not live in the same building but a few hundred yards away in their own home. This alleviated the impression in many B & B’s we’ve stayed at, of invading someone else’s home space. It’s a 15 minute drive to...

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

A MUST READ: If there was a prize for “the best review” in a long time, this is it. Thank you so very much for taking the time to provide such a complete and descriptive review. We are sure that many prospective guests will enjoy and value your efforts. We look forward to your return and again, thank you. Bob...

West Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Sadly we were only there for one night. We arrived in the afternoon and took a walk around this large property. The farm and the garden are quite beautiful. Through the walk you can listen to numerous birds and it is very relaxing. The living room area has complimentary cookies, scones, teas, and coffee. There is complimentary parking and WiFi....

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed the beauty of the grounds and gardens. It is a labor of love. The bacon, with our homemade maple syrup, is special. I am glad you enjoyed it. We hope that you will be able to visit with us again. Thank you. Bob & Pat

green lane pa.
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Our only regret is our very short stay. All of our communications were smooth and delightful. Bob and Pat were very helpful and gracious. We were able to share all the property and their animals while we were on the farm. Breakfast was delicious and we got to know each other during relaxed and comfortable conversation. Highly recommend you take...

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

We enjoyed meeting you and enjoyed the conversations as well. Hopefully you can return some day and spend a little more time with us relaxing. Bob & Pat

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 May 2015

There are too many great things about the Speckled Hen B&B to mention in this space. Our room and the several common areas were spotlessly clean & beautiful, and our every need was anticipated: plentiful towels, thick bathrobes, complimentary homemade cookies, coffees & teas in the main floor kitchen. All the basics were well covered (very comfortable bed, spacious room,...

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

Thank you for rating us “extraordinary” and for taking the time to prepare such a descriptive review of the Inn. I especially enjoyed your comment of an “oasis of calm comfort”…that is what we are trying to provide and are so happy that you were able to experience it. We look forward to your return. Bob

Roscoe, Illinois
Reviewed 18 May 2015

What a great place! Beautiful grounds, comfortable rooms, and the best breakfast made from scratch! My friends and I had a great time watching movies in the media room, playing games in the common area, and taking a walk on the lovely grounds. Pat and Bob were fun hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely will be...

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

Thank you for spending your girls weekend away with us. We enjoyed your visit and talking with you. We are happy that you enjoyed our "make from scratch, really local", farm-to-table breakfasts. We look forward to your return. Again, thank you. Bob & Pat

Reviewed 11 May 2015

It was a peaceful relaxing time right in Madison, its very close so I'm sure we'll be going back. Very friendly service and wonderful facility. They have some land if you like walking, several animals (a few sheep, friendly golden doodle, several chickens, llama). Delicious home cooked breakfast in the morning and home cooked cookies to snack on anytime. They...

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

Thanks for making the “trip” from a mile away!! Seriously, we welcome our neighbors in Madison that are looking for a quick getaway from urban life. It is amazing how a few tenths of a mile outside of the Madison City limits and you are in another world. Glad that you enjoyed the homemade cookies and the theater room. See...

Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

The specked hen was such a lovely Inn. The best B&B I have ever been to. Bob and Pat were very friendly and sweet. The food was AMAZING!!! Everything was VERY clean and beautiful. I would love to go back again .

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

Thank you all for spending your Mother’s Day/ Girls Weekend Away with us. It was a pleasure to have you all as our guests. Thank you for the compliments on the food, the cleanliness and beauty. Bring your husbands next time you have the desire to visit Madison. I am sure that they would enjoy it as well. Thank you...

Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We just arrived here for a quick stop between Minneapolis and Chicago! I just about squealed with delight when I saw the new lambs!!! My husband surprised me with this stay- and wow did he pick a winner! While we haven't had the breakfast part, if the home baked cookies are an indication, it will be amazing!

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the new lambs as much as we do. We look forward to their arrival every spring. I am glad that you found the Inn "amazing" and hope that you will return to visit with us again in the future.

Chicago
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I've been to about 20 bed and breakfasts over the years — in Europe as well as America. With no reservations (horrible pun, I know), I can say Speckled Hen Inn is the best B&B I've ever stayed in. Comfortable, private, and quiet. I was in the Madison Lakes room on the first floor. So many small touches that made...

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

Comfortable, private and quiet means a lot from someone who ranks us as the “best ever”. Thank you. We are very pleased that you were able to relax with us during your sojourn. We hope that you will visit with us again in the future. Without reservation, we can say that we really enjoyed your visit. Bob and Pat

Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Heywood Hardy room. Beautiful and very clean. Loved the deck off the bedroom. The property is beautiful. We enjoyed watching the sheep and taking a walk in the woods. Pat and Bob are very friendly and so is Happy. Breakfast was so good!! We plan on coming back.

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

Thank you for your visit and the kind words. “Beautiful and clean” is the goal. I am happy that you could enjoy the private deck with the view of the woods and pond. Still no baby lambs, but soon!! We look forward to your return visit. Bob, Pat and Happy

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $176 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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