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Valentine’s Day at The Hen!

Thinking about Valentine’s Day yet?  Why not surprise your special someone with a night at The Speckled Hen Inn to celebrate in style?  We offer beautiful suites with fireplaces and jetted tubs for an unforgettable romantic evening.  Add on a Romance Package or Enchanted Evening Package and we’ll have it waiting in your suite when you arrive.   And since Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, you can celebrate anytime between February 9th to the 18th.   Reserve a room now and make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable!

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 are coming.  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.   He’s had quite an adventurous life here so far and we’re even working on a children’s book about him.  After all, he did have 834 followers last year on Facebook when we recorded his sad story, but it’s turned out well for him in the end!    Tom even considered changing our name to “The Speckled
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Last Minute Deals

If you’ve always wanted to visit or maybe you want to return – now there’s an incentive.   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 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 incentives are only posted up to 7 days in advance each week so when you see availability, you’ll want to move quickly!   But it might just be
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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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The Badger Den Gets a Make-Over

Well, it’s sad to say, but the Badger Den’s University of Wisconsin Badger Theme wasn’t a hit with the ladies.  Yes, the guys really liked it, especially with all the UW memorabilia, but it’s the gals that make the decision on the room, right?  So, in listening to our guests, we have given the Badger Den a make-over – and so far comments are favorable! There’s still the beautiful, large bath with a claw tub & a separate shower, and the room still has the great pasture view and window seat along with a fireplace and large flatscreen TV – so it’s a win-win for the guys and the gals.

TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Award #20 Best B&B in the U.S.

We are honored to announce that we are recipients of this award! We would like to thank our guests for their continued support and loyalty by return visits and multiple night stays. Call and reserve your favorite suite today and see why it’s a place you’ll want to come back to again and again.

Where to Go Snowshoeing in Madison WI

Have you ever wanted to try out the sport of snowshoeing and wondered where to go snowshoeing in Madison WI?  We have some suggestions for you and now that we now have enough snow to make this possible, give it a try! Winter is here, and doesn’t it look beautiful? There are many that appreciate the warmer temperatures however, I always look forward to being able to enjoy the snow and ice throughout the winter. When I think of the cold, snow and wind…well, really just the snow, it makes me think of sledding, skiing, ice-skating and snowshoeing. I love being able to get outside and having the sun shine on my face and feeling active, almost in defiance of
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Perfect Spots for Romantic Sunset Views in Madison

Sunset Viewing in Madison Lately, as I walk through the neighborhood on any given evening, there are several times I have to take in a deep breath and take in the aroma of a grill prepping for dinner. Finally, I put together the fixings for shish kabobs and grilled asparagus. I even happened to have some fresh cut rhubarb available and used it to put together a tasty treat for dessert. It was well worth the wait. After dinner, concluding that we really would enjoy ice cream as a companion to our dessert, we headed out for the errand. To make it more worthwhile, we decided that it would be a beautiful night to watch the day pass into night
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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.