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Where to Celebrate an Anniversary in Madison WI

Bring the love of your life to The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast for a special Anniversary Getaway evening.  Select one of the guest rooms with a king-sized bed dressed with soft fine linens, a romantic fireplace, and a relaxing jetted tub. The intimate setting of the Inn allows you to experience a romantic escape without the required time and hassles of travel.  And you can actually celebrate on the date of your Anniversary rather than waiting for a weekend to get away.  The Inn is located just outside the city of Madison on 20 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and gardens surrounding the Inn.  Awake after a refreshing sleep to a magnificent breakfast expertly prepared just for the two
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UW Madison Football Home Game Schedule 2018

  One of the things to love about Wisconsin is the state pride of our residents – GO BADGERS!   Book a stay at The Speckled Hen Inn and prepare to be pampered while you’re here rooting for your favorite team.  And YES – we’re friendly to ALL fans – not just Badgers – it’s all great fun at the breakfast table!   Review rooms and reserve HERE!       Badger Home Game Football Schedule for 2018: Friday, August 31 Western Kentucky at Home Saturday, September 8 New Mexico at Home Saturday, September 15 BYU at Home Saturday, October 6 Nebraska at Home Saturday, October 20 Illinois at Home Saturday, November 3 Rutgers at Home Saturday, November 24 Minnesota at Home    

New Glarus Day Trip

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.   You can take a free self-guided tour Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12pm-5pm.  Tasting room samples are available and we love the 3 samples for only $8.00 which include a commemorative tasting glass.  This Wisconsin brewery has an amazing story, a first class facility, and a rich variety of the finest beer around.  A great stop along the way is the little town of Paoli which hosts a variety
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Wollersheim Winery Day Trip

As innkeepers, we are usually so busy running the inn and maintaining the property we don’t have a chance to go and just explore ourselves.  However, when we get a good tip from our guests, we love to take advantage of the opportunity- especially when it’s a known winner.  And sometimes it’s so good we even write about it – like now!   When it’s a beautiful day and you just want to take a leisurely drive and enjoy a little bit of Wisconsin, jump on Highway 51 North to Highway 19 West through Waunakee.  As you are passing through Waunakee, you’ll want to stop at The Red Barn Company Store on Main Street.  It has a wonderfully eclectic collection of household
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Dane County Farmer’s Market Insider Tips

The Dane County Farmer’s Market moves outdoors to Capitol Square on April 14th!   At last – spring has sprung and the air is cool, crisp, new life is in bloom, and we are all so happy to be outside again! If you’re a new visitor to Madison, or just new to the Dane County Farmer’s Market, here are some insider tips for you to make your adventure successful (and fun)! 1. Get there early!  It starts at 6:15am and the early bird gets the worm (and sometimes the last of the baked goods!). 2. Get a good parking space in one of  the nearby parking structures and enjoy the walk to the Square. 3. The line (or swarm, depending on when
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So close to home, and yet so far away…

Life got you a little stressed?  Whether it’s a getaway weekend or a StayCation,  The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast may be just what you need!  Close to the city, yet feels like it’s a million miles away, our country estate has 20 acres to meander, relax, and just be.   Who can’t appreciate a white fenced serene pasture with sheep and llama grazing and frolicking or a myriad of wildlife making their appearances now and again.  Combine that with a symphony of birds serenading as you enjoy a good book, a stroll around the grounds, or a nap in the hammock, it’s an amazing escape.   The 5500 square foot inn provides plenty of space with a variety of leisure activity rooms to stretch out.  And suites that offer private balconies,
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2018 World Dairy Expo

If you are attending the 2018 World Dairy Expo at the Alliance Center in Madison, WI from October 2-6, you’ll be looking for a place to stay!   Let The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast pamper you to a farm to table breakfast each morning for a great start to your day.   From the dairy cattle shows, seminars and tours to the exhibitor hall and shopping opportunities, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!  But at the end of your busy day, you can look forward to coming back to our 20 acre country estate to enjoy the fall foliage with a glass of wine at the firepit or a stroll around the grounds.   You’ll then be able to retire to your luxurious suite complete
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2018 World Clydesdale Show in Madison, WI!

Coming to Madison on Wednesday, October 24th-28th, 2018 is the World Clydesdale Show at the Alliant Energy Center! The World Clydesdale Show brings an expected 600+ Clydesdale horses from around the world to Madison, WI for 4 days of competition, interaction and entertainment. It is an equine spectacle like no other, held every 3-4 years and typically rotating between countries. On Oct. 24-28, 2018, the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A. and over 600 Clydesdales from around the world invite you to join them for this true ‘GIANT’ of equine spectacle. Book a stay at The Speckled Hen Inn and receive 20% off your stay when you show us your ticket to the event!

Loyalty Reward

Loyalty has its Reward$!  Are you a loyal fan of The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast and have stayed with us since 2014?  If so, we want to say Thank You!  Book another 2 night stay with us between November 15, 2018 and April 15, 2019 and receive 15% off your stay!   All you have to do is let us know you’ve stayed with us in the notes section of your reservation and we will send you a new confirmation with your discount applied.  Don’t worry – we’ll be able to find when you were our guest in our reservation system so if you have any problems just give us a call and we’ll take care of your reservation over the phone.   Come on, book another stay –
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4 Hours of Summer Fun in Madison

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.   If you love the outdoors, Madison BCycles, or Red Bikes,  are a great way to get around and they’re only $3/30 minutes.  Plus, you can check them in and check them out at any red-bike station around town.  A nice trek is renting them on the corner of Williamson and Blair and riding the bike trail southwest along Lake Monona.   There’s usually activity out on the lake, and there are baby geese and ducks in June who always enjoy breadcrumbs if you happen to bring some with you. After our ride, take a walk to Capitol Square and stop in
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