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Category Archives: Things to do in Madison

CrossFit Games 2020

Reebok CrossFit Games Logo

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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Last Minute Deals Are Back for a Limited Time

Jetted Tubs

Last Minute Deals are back for a limited time so book soon before they’re gone! If you’ve always wanted to visit or maybe you want to return –  now is the time to take advantage of a great stay at a great price!  You can either call us directly at (608) 244-9368 or click on BOOK ONLINE.  Click on Special Rates and if you find in the upcoming week that we still have openings, click on the date(s) and suite of your preference.  For Last Minute Deals availability 1&2 days ahead, you will have to call as it will not show on the reservation calendar.  

Garver’s Feed Mill – Pizza & MORE!

Garver Feed Mill Logo

Looking for something new in Madison?  Check out Garver’s Feed Mill off Atwood Avenue!  We learned of it from guests who spent their wedding night with us – and were the very first wedding venue at the newly (and beautifully) renovated historic building.  Garver’s Feed Mill has set out to be a foodie and wellness destination – transforming the historic mill into a platform for local food businesses to grow and expand Madison’s profile as a Midwestern hub of high quality hand crafted food and drink.  Tenants include Ian’s Pizza, Calliope Ice Cream, Surya Café, Ledger Coffee Roasters, Kosa Ayurvedic Spa, Perennial Yoga, Sitka Salmon Shares, NessAlla Kombucha, Underground Food Collective, Briar Loft floral design, Twig & Olive Photography, and
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UW Madison Football Home Game Schedule 2019

UW Madison Bucky Badger

  One of the things to love about Wisconsin is the state pride of our residents – GO BADGERS!  Sports Illustrated just named Madison, WI the #1 College Town in America! 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!   UPDATE:  The Badgers are headed for the ROSE BOWL!   Badger Home Game Football Schedule for 2019: Saturday, September 7 Central Michigan at Home Saturday, September 21 Michigan at Home Saturday, September 28 Northwestern at Home Saturday, October 5 Kent State at Home Saturday,
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UW Badger Basketball Schedule 2019-20

UW Basketball Gym

Badger Basketball is almost here!  If you’re a fan coming to town for a game, add on a stay with us at The Speckled Hen Inn at lower Winter Season Rates!   Home Game Schedule for the Season: November 1 – UW LaCrosse November 8 – E. Illinois November 13 – McNeese State November 17 – Marquette November 21 – UW Green Bay December 7 – Indiana December 21 – Milwaukee December 31 – Rider January 8 – Illinois January 14 – Maryland January 21 – Nebraska February 1 – Michigan State February 9 – Ohio State February 18 – Purdue February 23 – Rutgers March 1 – Minnesota March 4 – Northwestern  

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 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
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Dane County Farmer’s Market Insider Tips

Dane Co Farmer's Market

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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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.

The Lambs are HERE!

Buster and Bucky the bottle fed lambs

THE LAMBS HAVE BEEN BORN!  If you are with us in May and June you can even bottle feed Bucky! For all our repeat guests, Buster is well known.  He’s the lamb that was bottle fed (by many of our guests!) and now he thinks he’s a dog – in fact, I guess he is our Sheep Dog. Licorice had twins but rejected the second one who was smaller than our cat at birth!  But no worries – Bucky is being bottle fed and enjoying all the attention and here he is with Buster who is going to be a very good big brother!   Cocoa and Lucy both had twins and Agnes had triplets so we have a total of 9 lambs
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2019 World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo Logo 2019

If you are attending the 2019 World Dairy Expo at the Alliance Center in Madison, WI from October 1-5, 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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