Speckled Hen Inn

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The 12 Day Trips of Christmas in Wisconsin 2018

The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast in Madison has made the list of the 12 Day Trips of Christmas in Wisconsin!   Wisconsin is an amazing state and Madison is a great place to live, work and play.  For our out of state visitors, Madison is an all time favorite spot because there’s always something going on.  For those of you that love the outdoors, Madison offers ice skating, hiking, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and even miniature golf on the Lake!   And if you’re looking or something really unusual and adventurous to do, why not try The Speckled Hen Inn offers its guests complimentary snow shoes for trekking our 20 acres in search of deer, wild turkey, mink, fox, coyote, owls
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New Year’s Eve Getaway Special

Thinking about what to do this New Year’s Eve?  Madison always has something happening and since New Year’s Eve is on a Monday this year, that means extra days off from work for you to celebrate!  The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast is offering a multi-night discount so the longer you stay, the higher the discount and the more you $AVE!      And if you book 2 nights or more, you’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne.  Now there’s every reason to book the whole weekend and enjoy everything Madison has to offer.  And we’ll be providing our signature 3 course breakfast the entire 5 day  weekend (Friday through Tuesday) so hurry and BOOK NOW before it’s too late!

NEW Winter Season Savings!

As members of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast wants to make Madison a destination in all seasons! We’re offering NEW WINTER SEASON rates from November 1 – March 31 (excluding holidays) and a choice of even lower rates from Sunday-Wednesday nights!   Because we need a break too, we won’t be providing breakfast on Monday-Thursday during winter season except when holiday rates are shown.  But you’ll still get your favorite suite with a  fireplace and jetted tub, the cozy Inn and we’re only minutes to downtown. PLUS, we’re partnering with a local favorite so you can experience a fabulous breakfast just a stone’s throw away from us that is not only unique, but fun!   We love it when our guests experience Madison like the locals do
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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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Awarded into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 2018!

The Speckled Hen Inn has just been named a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for achieving  a Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running.   We want to thank our guests for their continued patronage and loyalty over the years and we are always so glad to see our guests return.   Some of our repeat guests love to stay in a different room each time they visit and others have that one favorite room that they call their own.  Whichever you prefer, we welcome you back and look forward to providing you with an exceptional experience.   And with summer upon us, look for more new breakfast creations as well as your old favorites when the gardens explode so book now!

Last Minute Deals

If you’ve always wanted to visit or maybe you want to return – now there’s an incentive – Last Minute Deals!   You can either call us directly at (608) 244-9368 or look at our reservation calendar under calendar search mode and if you find in the upcoming week that we still have openings, click on the date(s) and suite of your preference.  Scroll down to enter 1NightDeal or 2NightDeal in the Optional Discount Code of your reservation.  Then click “apply discount” and you will see what your Last Minute Deal will give you!   For availability 1&2 days ahead, you will have to call as it will not show on the reservation calendar.   These Last Minute Deal incentives are only posted up to 7 days in advance each week so when you see availability, you’ll want
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Suites, Whirlpool Tubs, and Fireplaces, OH MY!

How many lodging choices do you know of that have suites that come with a whirlpool tub AND fireplace?   We were recently told by some very happy guests that they searched to find a place that had a whirlpool tub and fireplace in the room to celebrate their special occasion.  They said we didn’t originally come up in the search online, so here we are writing a blog to let everyone know that YES – we have them!  And in 4 out of 5 of our suites!  Not only do have a whirlpool tub and fireplace in the rooms, there are many common spaces – like a theatre room, a guest galley kitchen, a game area, sitting rooms, balconies, a gazebo, and 20 beautiful acres outdoors
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It’s Lambing Season!

If you love animals like we do, then you may want to consider a stay in the near future at The Hen to get an up close and personal look at the lambs that have just been born!  For all our repeat guests, Buster is well known.  He’s the lamb that was bottle fed (by many of our guests!) last winter and now he thinks he’s a dog.   Our new babies include Blizzard, Cocoa, Bandit, Ben & Jerry and Lilly, our sweet llama who is the flock’s protector, is so proud because she now has a job to do again!   Book a stay soon and make some memories!

Planning the Garden

It is easy to find information on planting a garden but we think that planning the garden is just as important.  Only a plan well executed and blessed by the good Lord can assure the best results. Days like today are perfect for working outdoors: when the sun is shining yet there is a good breeze to keep you cool. The April rains have been preparing the soil to be easily cultivated yet full of moisture to help the plants quickly adapt to their new environment. We’ve also been working hard cleaning up the property and preparing our flower and vegetable gardens for planting.   After breakfast, many of the guests like to take a stroll around the bountiful gardens while taking notes
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Find what is real and important in life.

Every now and then I need to be grounded, to find what is real and important in life. In a time of controversy and divergence, it is easy to view the world as a conflicted web of despair especially if you concentrate on the negatives that life can sometimes bring. When there are struggles, sometimes it’s important to just get away. Stop, rest, refresh. When we are rested it is easier to refocus our energy on gratitude instead of our problems because there is so much to be grateful for. When we bought the inn a year ago, it was a place that offered us that rest. Not in the physical sense, because running an inn on a property this
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