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Category Archives: Things to do in Madison

What to do on Valentines Day in Madison WI

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Valentine’s Week 2 Night Discount + Gourmet multi-course farm to table breakfast served every day February 13-17   Are you thinking about what to do for Valentine’s Day this year?  It may seem like you have weeks to prepare for it, but I assure you, it will sneak into your calendar view before you know it. Stay with us during this week and make your occasion memorable!  Suites with fireplaces, jetted tubs, and a gourmet multi-course farm to table breakfast are included!  Make a reservation for 2 nights including a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday between February 13-17 and get 20% off your entire stay!   Celebrating the holiday can cause much stress and frustration, especially if you wait until the
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The 12 Day Trips of Christmas in Wisconsin 2018

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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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What to do on New Year’s Eve in Madison

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Thinking about what to do on New Year’s Eve in Madison this year?  Check out the various New Year’s Eve venues below and take advantage of a getaway special at the same time!  Whether bringing in the New Year means a night out on the town or a quiet evening in your suite, enjoying a jetted tub and fireplace with a glass of champagne are a great way to end the evening. New Year’s Eve Getaway Special The Speckled Hen Inn is offering a New Year’s Eve Getaway Special 2-night discount of 15%.  Just click on “special rates” when you’re booking your suite.  If you book 2 nights or more, you’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne.  In
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2018 World Clydesdale Show in Madison, WI Oct 24-28th!

World Clydesdale Show Exhibit

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!

Favorite Apple Orchards near Madison WI

Lapacek's Apple Orchard

Guests at The Speckled Hen Inn often ask us about our favorite apple orchards near Madison WI and we are delighted to recommend a couple of our favorites, other than our own of course. The air of Wisconsin has grown crisp and soon the leaves with be dancing across the pasture. The cooler temperatures that fall brings open up the possibilities to get out and appreciate the beauty of nature. The Madison area has been truly fortunate to be experiencing some of the most ideal temperatures for outdoor activities. So, if you’re having any thoughts about coming to the area for a short getaway, now is the time. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, that getaway includes going to a local orchard
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UW Madison Family Weekend Oct 18-20 2019!

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Coming to Madison, WI for the University of Wisconsin Parent’s Weekend?  It’s a great opportunity to stay at with us at The Speckled Hen Inn!   We’ve been called the best kept secret in Madison – the hidden little jewel of a country estate in the City.  It’s also a great opportunity to invite your student to our farm to table breakfast while you’re here.   Breakfast at The Hen isn’t just a meal, it’s a multi-course experience – just read the reviews.  Book a stay now!

New Glarus Day Trip

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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

Wollersheim Winery Sign

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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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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