Speckled Hen Inn

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    Speckled Hen Inn

  • Simple Elegance

  • In touch with nature

  • Celebrating Local Foods


Welcome to the Speckled Hen Inn

The Speckled Hen Inn a Madison Bed and Breakfast is located at 5525 Portage Rd. just outside Wisconsin’s capital city on 50 beautiful acres. The B&B is just 7.5 miles from the Capitol Square and the campus of the University of Wisconsin and near the Dane County airport and Madison College. This country inn is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, birthday and anniversary celebrations, reunions with family or friends, business travelers, or for Moms and Dads looking for University of Wisconsin lodging.

This acclaimed Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast features five comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath. Guests may also enjoy the home theater, library and candle-lit dining room as well as the large gathering room with a guest galley kitchen, computer, and piano.  This Madison bed and breakfast is well known for their outstanding farm-to-table breakfasts that showcase local vegetables and fruits, meats and Wisconsin dairy products including locally made cheeses.

The 50–acre property features pastures with sheep, grassland and wetland areas, two creeks, spruce and pine plantations, orchards, walking trails and flower and vegetable gardens. Happy, the innkeeper’s big Golden Doodle-Dog will be happy to take you for a tour to visit the Inn’s flock of chickens.

The Speckled Hen Inn is a proud member of the Travel Green Wisconsin Certification program and is committed to sustaining not only the ecosystem of which it is a part, but also the culture, the economy, and the sense of place that people enjoy in this part of the Midwest.

We welcome your visit and look forward to sharing the bounty of our land, the beauty of the region, and the hospitality of our community.

Gift certificates are available.

Our Guests loved their stay and have written 200+ reviews on TripAdvisor. Book your next stay with us.

From our guests

“We loved this Madison bed and breakfast so much that we came back and brought our closest friends! The food is wonderful, the hospitality superb! We can’t wait until our next visit.” —Tina & Carlos

“Thank you so much for the hospitality and atmosphere that truly exudes tranquility. We leave refreshed and renewed!” —Pat & Kendra

News from the Inn

  • Snow is melting away and we are trading snow boots for our Wellies
  • Maple trees have been tapped and sap collection has begun
  • Baby lambs are expected around the middle of April
  • Check out this week’s blog post about Sunday afternoons in Madison