Bottle Feed a Lamb or 2 This Summer!

Tom with Lambs June 2023

Wanna bottle feed a lamb?  Hurry – before they’re all grown up!   Two years ago, we had 18 lambs born which included 3 sets of triplets, one set of twins, and one single.    When all of them decided to go outside the fence to explore, it just about drove Lilly the llama crazy […]

4 Hours of Summer Fun in Madison

Madison Red Bikes

So you’re in Madison for the weekend and you want to do something fun and make the most of your time while you’re here.  First, book a stay with us at The Speckled Hen Inn for great farm to table breakfasts to get you off to a great start in the morning!   If you love the outdoors, Madison […]

Waterfront Dining in Madison

The Boathouse Restaurant

    Who doesn’t love dining on the water???     Pier Side Service: Recent renovations at The Edgewater hotel brought a bigger pier with 40 slips and pier attendants so Lake Mendota boaters can tie up worry-free while enjoying its eateries. The Boathouse is located at lake level, and features fish fry, burgers, brats […]

Great Restaurants in Madison

The Old Fashioned Restaurant

Madison Restaurants Fun and Casual  The Old Fashioned – we love this place.  It looks to be a former drug store/soda fountain establishment and has a great menu with lots of Wisconsin foods, including the best cheese curds I have personally ever had.   Also, great cheese trays and the prices are amazingly low for the […]

Where to go Hiking near Madison WI

Are you wondering where to go hiking near Madison WI?  We have some great suggestions for you. Where could there possibly be hiking in the Madison area? When people visit Madison, they expect the urban landscape of the university, the well-known restaurants gleamed about in magazines and the water sports the Madison lakes provide. One […]

New Glarus Day Trip

New Glarus Spotted Cow Logo

If  you love beer, you’ve no doubt heard of Spotted Cow, the legendary beer that is so good you can’t buy it across the State line because it’s illegal.  Yep, it’s true – Wisconsin State pride runs deep here.  So if you’re visiting Madison, it’s so worth a day trip to visit the New Glarus Brewery, where the legend began.   […]

Winter Specials at The Speckled Hen Inn

The Inn in Winter

There are several Winter Specials during 2022-23 here at The Speckled Hen Inn.      Join us for Christmas weekend and get 10% off your stay!   Join us for New Year’s Weekend and get 15% off your stay!    Winter Special: Get 5% off when you book 15-30 days in advance through March 31, […]

Guests #1 Favorite Madison Lakes Suite Coming Back by Popular Demand!

Madison Lakes Suite

We are happy to announce the Madison Lakes Suite, our guests #1 favorite suite is returning soon!  As we emerge from COVID and attempt to return to the new normal, we have slowly been re-opening suites.  This room is one in which guests like to tuck away, especially in the winter.   It still includes breakfast […]

Speckled Hen Inn Christmas Village 2022

Speckled Hen Inn Christmas Village

  I don’t know about you, but I just love Christmas and there’s something magical about a Christmas Village.   I always dreamed of having a home that would invite people to come just by how it made them feel.  From the first time I saw The Speckled Hen Inn online when it was for sale […]