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Category Archives: Things to do in Madison

Four Sure Cures for Spring Fever in Madison, WI

I have Four Sure Cures for Spring Fever that you can find in Madison, WI.  I’m sure that this is just what you need after a long, rough winter.  It’s time to get out of the house, get a little exercise, and bring a little color back into our lives. Beginning on Saturday, April 19, the Dane County Farmer’s Market will move back onto the Capitol Square.  Go to seek out fresh spring veggies, herbs and bedding plants for your own home and garden or go just to be a part of one of Madison’s greatest traditions. You can also go visit The Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW campus.  The spring bulbs always put on a bright show of
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Spring Break Getaway Road Trip

Spring Break time has finally arrived and the innkeepers at The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast in Madison WI know you are just dying to get out of the house and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air.  What better way to do this than to take a little road trip. Less than an hour’s drive out highway 12 from Madison you will find Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, WI.  Their winery is open daily from 10-5 and the historic winery offers tours, tastings and fun shopping and sight-seeing on any early spring day.  Select a few bottles to take home with you or become a member of their case club. What pairs better with wine than cheese?  And
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Things To Do In Madison

Folks who live in Madison, WI or who visited before know what a great city it is.  It seems like there is always something to do.  But visitors coming for the first time may not know what to do first so here is the list compiled by our staff at The Speckled Hen Inn.  There are the Top Ten Madison Experiences inside the city.  We will get to that long list of things to do, using Madison as a hub when you explore South Central Wisconsin, later. Take a tour of the Capitol.  Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and the building is truly a treasure.  Do take the tour because the wonderful guides know all those fun stories that bring
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Innspiration for your Super Bowl Party

If you need a bit of inspiration for your Super Bowl Party, the innkeepers at the Speckled Hen Inn in Madison Wisconsin have a couple of suggestions for you.  Since Packer fans have a weekend off from watching football this weekend why not head to Madison to check out the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest. Sample some of Wisconsin’s finest craft beers and specialty cheeses and decide which ones you will want to serve at your Packer’s party on Super Bowl Sunday.  There are even a couple of special sessions at the event that you won’t want to miss but need to sign up for early.  At 1:30 the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will pair wonderful Wisconsin cheeses with the
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Madison…Bicycle City

   Unusually warm spring weather here in south-central Wisconsin has allowed bicycling enthusiasts to hit the trails early.  Our guests this week at the Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast rented bicycles from Machinery Row Bikes in Madison and had a great time exploring the city by bike.  They were fitted with Trek 7200 hybrid bikes.  Bike rental is only $20/ day or $60/ week and that includes bike lock and helmet too.  Madison has miles of great bike paths and also is close to a couple of the state bike trails.  So, bring your own bike or rent one here.  Have fun exploring and then return to the Inn to soak those muscles in one of jetted tubs.

Can you use ‘blonde’ & ‘chub’ in the same sentence and still be PC?

You can if you have attended Capital Brewery’s Bockfest.  Guests at our Madison WI Bed and Breakfast will be chatting Sunday morning about the wonderful time they had at this annual event. First let me explain about the ‘Blonde” and the ‘Chub’.  Bockfest celebrates the release of Capital Brewery’s Blonde Dopplebock beer.  The ‘chub’ part comes into play mid-afternoon when Kirby gets up on the roof of the brewery and flings smoked chubs into the crowd.  Smoked chubs are delicious smoked 6″ or so fish that are dearly loved by all those who have been fortunate enought to taste one.  Why does Kirby throw fish from the roof?  You will have to go to a Bockfest and ask.  I think
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Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

What a great place to observe the SOLAR ECLIPSE on Monday, August 21st!   It can only be seen in North America so why not come to Madison and experience it with us at The Speckled Hen Inn? You can enjoy the evening at the firepit or the many other viewing areas overlooking the pasture of grazing sheep, llama and wide open sky. Mention this blog in your reservation and get a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy with your someone special.