Speckled Hen Inn

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  • In touch with nature

  • Simple Elegance

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    Speckled Hen Inn

Welcome to The Speckled Hen Inn 

Located in Madison, Wisconsin


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The Speckled Hen Inn is a 20 acre Country Estate Inn located at 5525 Portage Rd., just outside Wisconsin’s capital city. The B&B is just 7.5 miles from the Capital 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.

In addition to being voted #20 Best B&B in the U.S. in 2017The Speckled Hen Inn has received a 2018 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award,  the 2018 & 2020 HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence  and the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Best of Madison , the 2014-2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. and 2017 & 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award.  Conde Nast Traveler lists The Speckled Hen Inn as the place to stay in Madison in 2020!

The Speckled Hen Inn features uniquely different Guest Rooms, offering private baths with whirlpool jetted tubs, and fireplaces. Guests may enjoy the lounge, library and dining room as well as the large gathering room with a guest galley kitchen, theater room, and game/puzzle table.

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.   There are many sitting areas, an outdoor picnic table, a temperature controlled gazebo, and a fire pit for our guests to enjoy.  You will also see a number of happy Speckled Hens that produce wonderful eggs that are available for purchase!

From our guests

Our Guests continue to love their stay and have written over 600 great reviews on TripAdvisor.

“Another amazing stay….” Margaret & Steve
“One word: AMAZING!” Steve & Katie
“A Wonderful Experience!!!!” Mildred & David
“The best bed and breakfast!” Doug & Madeline

Book your next stay with us and see why it’s a place you’ll return again and again.