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The Speckled Hen Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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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 21 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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Speckled_Hen_Inn, Owner at The Speckled Hen Inn, responded to this review

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...

Reviewed 17 July 2015

A getaway that accommodates our every needs - beautiful outdoors paths, relaxing indoor common areas and outdoor sitting areas, snacks and drinks, a room with a comfortable bed, and a breakfast that was as good as it gets!

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

We are pleased that you found everything to meet your needs and that the breakfast “was as good as it gets”. When you need another “getaway”, come back to see us. Thanks for mentioning that The Speckled Hen Inn is a Sustainable, Green business. It is important to us and to our guests. Bob & Pat

Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My husband and I visited 3 Wisconsin Bed & Breakfasts last year in celebration of our 25th anniversary. THIS B&B was above and beyond my favorite - and so, in honor of our 26th anniversary, we came back. It didn't disappoint! We stayed in the same room (the Madison Lakes Room) - enjoying its modern feel - huge shower, fireplace...

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

What a nice review…thank you. It is nice to be rated as “above and beyond” by someone who has tried numerous B&B’s. You are correct, it is the “little touches” that make anything special. I agree that the property is what is really special here. We are so fortunate to have 50 acres practically in the middle of Madison. We...

Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Great accommodations. Breakfast the best. A place that you can truly relax in and enjoy the surrounding country side. The rooms are put together with a sense of caring. The bedding is above expectations and the owners become your friends the moment you arrive.

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

We are happy that you found the Inn relaxing and that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise! Thank you for detailing off of the “sense of caring” touches that we have tried to incorporate for our guests. We look forward to your return visit. Bob & Pat

Oronoco, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 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 6 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 5 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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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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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, 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: €121 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are great. Madison Lakes room, which is off to the side of the house is a bit quieter and with a fabulous shower and tub.”
F929Erich, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are beautiful, clean and very comfortable. You can't go wrong with any room.”
margaretpQ6278MD, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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