Welcome to The Speckled Hen Inn
Located in Madison, Wisconsin
News from the Inn
- What’s happening on Expedia, Hotels.com, and other travel websites is HURTING B&B owners! Here’s the truth behind it.
- NEWS from The Speckled Hen Inn!
- Meet Biscuit – our bottle fed lamb and newest addition to the family – born April 15!
- Yes, it’s TRUE! Our rooms have FIREPLACES & JETTED TUBS
- Ever thought about becoming an Innkeeper? We’re looking for a partner – could it be YOU?
- The Speckled Hen Inn has FRESH EGGS FOR SALE
- Infusion Chocolates now available in our Romance Package
- Picking up or dropping off your student at the University of Wisconsin? Why not stay with us and treat yourself too!
- To view Special Rates, availability as well as room photos and descriptions, click on “Check Availability“
- Need a getaway close to home, yet feels like you’re away from it all?
- Visit the Dane County Farmer’s Market and see our blog for insider tips!
- See why booking direct on our website will SAVE $$$$
- Madison is a great place to visit – check out our Blog for day trips
- Want a romantic getaway? Our suites have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs!
- Corporate Meeting Space, Retreats or Christmas Parties? Call for details
- How about a friends getaway this winter? Check out the property photos.
- In addition to being voted #20 Best B&B in the U.S. in 2017, The Speckled Hen Inn has received a 2018 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award, the 2018 & 2020 HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence and most recently the 2019 Best of Madison the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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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.
This Bed & Breakfast was named #20 Best B&B in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2017, Best B&B in Wisconsin by the LA Times in November 2017, Best of Madison Winner in 2018 & 2019, and recommended as a Must Stay in Midwest Living Travel Guide and received the 2018 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award for Certificate of Excellence Awards 5 years of running! The Speckled Hen Inn features 5 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, game/puzzle table, computer, and piano.
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 free ranging 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