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News from The Speckled Hen Inn!

Best of Madison Gold 2020

There is lots of exciting news here at The Speckled Hen Inn! While the COVID-19 pandemic was happening, we decided to take advantage of this gift of time and move forward on our long list of “To-Do’s”. We also wanted to share some wonderful things happening along the way! We have won two awards for 2020 and been nominated for a third which we won’t know about until the end of May: Best of Madison GOLD for 2020! HotelsCombined Award of Excellence which is awarded to only the top 3% of hotels in the world! Nominated for the Governor’s Award for Tourism – specifically sustainability – to be announced at the end of May! With the help of our staff,
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We’re Seeking a Partner!

Speckled Hen Logo

The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast has been an award winning bed and breakfast since 2000 – that’s two decades! Although we have big plans for what we know is possible here, we can’t do it alone.   We are seeking a like-minded couple that is ready to make their dream of being aspiring innkeepers a reality by purchasing the Inn while we grow the agricultural and experiential side of the business. We want to create a Premier Agri-Experience Destination in Madison!  If you think this opportunity might just be what you’ve been looking for, read on:

CrossFit Games 2020

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DID YOU KNOW – CrossFit has extended their agreement with Madison, WI for the International CrossFit Games through 2021!   Madison will again be hosting the CrossFit Games for 2020 from  July 29- August 2! Here’s how you save:  Go to CHECK AVAILABILITY!  Click on Special Rates and find “CrossFit – Stay 3 nights and save!”  Then choose 3 days between July 29 – August 2 and you will immediately see the multi-night discounted rate. If it’s your first time to Madison or attending the CrossFit Games, you won’t be disappointed.  Madison has so much to offer – from food to fitness – and was named America’s Fittest City by FitBit in 2017.    The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast is again catering to the
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Booking Direct on our Website $aves

The Speckled Hen Inn Photo with TripAdvisor Award

Yes, it’s true.  We know your time is precious – when you Google and are scrolling through places to stay you want to just click and book.  But WAIT!  If you like what you see but it’s telling you there are no rooms available, CHECK OUR WEBSITE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR  first! It may mean we just don’t want to pay the commissions.  When you book using an OTA (online travel agency) booking engine, you may be relying on information which may or may not be true.  By booking direct, you will see special offers, last minute deals, and most importantly, real-time availability and the lowest pricing. 

FRESH EGGS FOR SALE!

For a limited time The Speckled Hen Inn  is offering fresh eggs for sale! YES!  The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast really does have SPECKLED HENS – 50 of them in fact! Guests are encouraged to meander the property when they’re staying with us.  We also encourage guests to feed the hens with the fresh produce we provide for them from the gardens.  Our very happy hens provide us with wonderful eggs that we use at breakfast every day!  Compare their full, rich yellow yolks with those from the grocery store to see (and TASTE) for yourself! Is there really such a thing as happy chickens? We think so!  Our sweet speckled hens have every reason to be happy.  They
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BOOKING DIRECT & WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Book Direct Screen

What’s the big deal of booking direct and why is it important?   Well, there’s a war going on between the OTA (online travel agency) industry and B&B owners nationwide.  Unfortunately we are losing!    We are pleading for you, loyal B&B fans, to BOOK DIRECT.    When you are online, choose your booking engine carefully.   Here’s why:    Expedia, the well-known billion-dollar travel booking site, is working hard to take complete control of lodging reservations online, including small B&B’s like ours.  Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity and other travel networks are misrepresenting themselves as the direct website of the hotel or lodging choice.  Unfortunately, most people booking online don’t even know it’s happening. What this means to you and why you
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Wine in a Can?

Francis F Coppola Chardonnay in a Can

When you mention wine in a can to people it can create some interesting facial expressions and when our wine broker introduced the various choices, I have to admit I was hesitant.  But after trying it, I was really surprised and thought maybe it would be something new and fun to try at The Speckled Hen Inn!   While we had some choices, we finally settled on Francis F. Coppola California Vineyards Chardonnay – mostly because of the quality and taste – especially for the price.   Some of our guests would like to have wine but can’t drink a whole bottle so a smaller quantity of wine in a can that provides 2 glasses was a nice compromise.  And if it
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We Support Local!

Gentle Breeze Honey Logo

The Speckled Hen Inn is a working farm, producing over 35 fruits and vegetables for it’s farm to table multi-course breakfast experience. We believe in supporting local and have formed partnerships with various local family owned businesses because relationships matter.  We’re just a mom and pop small business ourselves, but we know that every dollar spent locally helps our partners thrive.  Gentle Breeze Honey is one of those special local partners and we not only use a lot of their honey in our unique farm to table breakfast creations, but we sell it as well!  You can find Gentle Breeze Honey in most local grocery stores, at the Dane County Farmer’s Market, and at The Speckled Hen Inn!

Certificate of Excellence 6 Years Running!

TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence

The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast has been awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence 6 years running!  In 2018, The Hen was inducted into the Hall of Fame for 5 years of continuous Certificate of Excellence Awards.  We are proud to continue the tradition of providing excellent accommodations, food and service to all of our guests who visit Madison as well as for our locals that regularly visit us for getaways!

NEW – No Breakfast? No Problem!

Wine with a view

Want an affordable romantic getaway?  We’re now offering the option of no breakfast included for a reduced rate!   You can enjoy all the amenities of The Speckled Hen Inn including suites with fireplaces, jetted tubs, private balconies, and beautiful grounds to enjoy.  We call it B and Be – because sometimes all you want to do is just “be“. To take advantage of this special, when clicking on “Book Online“, be sure to also view “Special Rates” right above the blue Search button and click on B and Be.   Note:  Cannot be used with any other promotions or discounts and breakfast may not be added less than 5 days prior to check-in date.