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Category Archives: Winter

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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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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What to do in Madison in Winter

winter at the inn

There’s always something to do in Madison in the winter and everyone loves a nature escape!   With all the animals on our property, nature escapes are a Speckled Hen Inn specialty, especially in the winter!  Lilly and her flock of sheep love the cold and are almost always out in the pasture no matter what the temperature.  The chickens, on the other hand, not so much!   Instead, our pampered speckled hens prefer to remain in their heated coop! Guests are the same way – some love it outdoors and want to explore.  But others love to watch nature from the cozy indoors  with a nice cup of warm cranberry rum punch!    So whether you can only take the cold
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Where to Go Snowshoeing in Madison WI

Snowshoe path

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
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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  

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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Winter is for the Birds

Photo of Hawk in Winter

Are you so tired of winter’s snow and cold that you have decided that winter really is for the birds? Watching our feathered friends at the bird feeder is one way to make the short winter days seem even a bit shorter and there are a few ways that you can expand that joy of bird watching in the winter months.  Read on! If cabin fever hasn’t set into your home, there are many Wisconsinites that would like to know your secret. It’s the time of year when many have stopped watching the weather forecast knowing that one thing is certain. It’s going to be cold. The excitement of freshly fallen snow has disappeared. Winter sports have become commonplace. So,
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Holiday Getaway through January 21 in Madison!

Christmas Village

Enjoy a Holiday Getaway in Madison, WI  The holidays can be so hectic trying to juggle work, kids, the house, and everything else that life throws at you.   Want to go somewhere that’s filled with the spirit of Christmas so that you can get into the spirit too?  A holiday getaway in Madison is just what you need! Do You Just Love Christmas?   Book a stay with us and you’ll definitely know it’s Christmas!   We offer a unique experience you won’t find at other lodging choices.  Christmas time should be magical and we love to provide a wonderful experience for our guests.  The Christmas Village is extensive and everyone loves the snowing tree.  And yes, it really does snow!   Through
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The 12 Day Trips of Christmas in Wisconsin 2018

Speckled Hen Inn in winter

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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