Speckled Hen Inn

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    Speckled Hen Inn

Welcome to the Speckled Hen Inn

A Madison, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

The Speckled Hen Inn is a 20 acre Country Estate Bed and Breakfast located at 5525 Portage Rd., just outside Wisconsin’s capitol city. 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 Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast was named #20 Best B&B in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2017 and features 5 uniquely different guest rooms, each with a private bath and fireplace. Guests may enjoy the lounge, library and dining room as well as the large gathering room with a guest galley kitchen, theater room, game/puzzle table, computer, and piano.  This Madison bed and breakfast is well known for their outstanding farm-to-table breakfasts that showcase it’s many vegetables and fruits grown on the property as well as other local farms, meats and Wisconsin dairy products including locally made cheeses.

The 20–acre property features pastures with sheep and llama, grassland and wetland areas, two creeks, spruce and pine plantations, orchards, walking trails and flower and vegetable gardens. You will also see a number of happy hens that produce the eggs featured at breakfast each day.  

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 continue to love their stay and have written 500+ reviews on TripAdvisor. Book your next stay with us and see why it’s a place you’ll return again and again.

From our guests

“We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Inn. They took care of our every need. The breakfast each morning was delicious. Everything about the Inn made us feel right at home. The accommodations were fantastic. The BEST B & B, we have ever stayed in.” – Bill & Arlene

“We were so impressed by the staff, rooms, grounds, food… Pretty much everything about our visit, we booked our next trip, before we even checked out. That speaks volumes to the great time had over the weekend. GREAT place to relax and enjoy life!!!!” – Frank & Patty

News from the Inn

  • The Speckled Hen Inn is the recipient of the TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Award #20 Best B&B in the US!
  • Looking for a romantic getaway?  Check out our suites with fireplaces and jetted tubs!
  • How about a girl’s getaway this summer? Book the entire inn for just you and your friends!
  • Summer is almost here – check out our Blog and Area Events for Foodies & Funsters
  • Are you a planner who loves a great deal? Check out our winter getaway special and book soon before it goes away!
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