Speckled Hen Inn 2017-05-21T21:28:02Z https://speckledheninn.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Last Minute Deals]]> https://speckledheninn.com/?p=2299 2017-05-21T21:28:02Z 2017-05-20T22:47:54Z So you’ve always wanted to visit or maybe you want to return – well now there’s an incentive.  Here’s what you do – Look at our reservation calendar and if you find in the upcoming week that we still have openings, click on 1 or 2 nights.  Then just key in 1NightDeal or 2NightDeal in the Optional Discount Code of your reservation and you will see what your deal will give you!   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 the incentive you need to get away – maybe for 2 nights this time. Note:  This offer can’t be used with gift cards or combined with any other offers.

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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Planning the Garden]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1748 2017-04-20T21:08:31Z 2017-04-19T21:17:24Z It is easy to find information on planting a garden but we think that planning the garden is just as important.  Only a plan well executed and blessed by the good Lord can assure the best results. Days like today are perfect for working outdoors: when the sun is shining yet there is a good breeze to keep you cool. The April rains have been preparing the soil to be easily cultivated yet full of moisture to help the plants quickly adapt to their new environment. We’ve also been working hard cleaning up the property and preparing our flower and vegetable gardens for planting.   After breakfast, many of the guests like to take a stroll around the bountiful gardens while taking notes
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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Find what is real and important in life.]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1720 2017-04-20T23:51:22Z 2017-03-31T17:41:18Z Every now and then I need to be grounded, to find what is real and important in life. In a time of controversy and divergence, it is easy to view the world as a conflicted web of despair especially if you concentrate on the negatives that life can sometimes bring. When there are struggles, sometimes it’s important to just get away. Stop, rest, refresh. When we are rested it is easier to refocus our energy on gratitude instead of our problems because there is so much to be grateful for. When we bought the inn a year ago, it was a place that offered us that rest. Not in the physical sense, because running an inn on a property this
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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Winter Traditions at the Inn – Double your fun at half the cost!]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1973 2017-05-05T22:40:13Z 2017-03-14T23:24:00Z Winter traditions can begin anywhere. Start your tradition with us here at The Speckled Hen Inn where you will enjoy unsurpassed hospitality that will make your stay unforgettable. From the cozy, comfortable suites complete with fireplaces, jetted tubs and luxury bathrobes, to a 3 course gourmet breakfast each morning, it is an escape worth savoring. And if you are a planner who loves a great deal, you won’t want to miss out on this. Book a 2 day stay Sunday-Thursday at the Inn between November 15, 2017 and February 5, 2018 and get the 2nd night at 50% off! Hurry and book soon because offer may end at any time. Applies to new bookings only and is not valid weeks
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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[What to do on Sunday Afternoon in Madison WI]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1712 2017-03-19T22:25:50Z 2017-03-11T17:24:21Z If you are wondering what to do on a Sunday afternoon in Madison WI while we wait for the rest of the snow and ice to disappear, why not take a drive over to Olbrich Botanical gardens to enjoy a little Botanical pick me up. I am so excited! Not only is spring around the corner, I feel like our community is waking along with the seasons and weather. A few of the favorite warmer month activities are enjoying the beauty of Wisconsin’s natural landscape and combining it with walking, hiking, skating, biking, or kayaking. And that’s what brings me so much excitement! If you have never been, Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a lovely winter destination. I know, it sounds
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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Where to Celebrate an Anniversary in Madison WI]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1223 2017-03-27T19:29:56Z 2017-03-07T11:07:14Z Bring the love of your life to The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast for a special Anniversary Getaway evening.  Select one of the guest rooms with a king-sized bed dressed with soft fine linens, a romantic fireplace, and a relaxing jetted tub.  The intimate setting of the Inn allows you to experience a romantic escape without the required time and hassles of travel.  And you can actually celebrate on the date of your Anniversary rather than waiting for a weekend to get away.  The Inn is located just outside the city of Madison on 20 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and gardens surrounding the Inn.  Awake after a refreshing sleep to a magnificent breakfast expertly prepared just for the two
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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Making Homemade Maple Syrup]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1745 2017-02-26T00:00:36Z 2017-02-24T20:58:38Z A specialty of the Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast is our breakfast feasts. We always provide our guests with fresh eggs from our wonderful hens, seasonal fruits or vegetables from the property, fresh baked goods, and homemade entrée creations that just make a heart happy. Many locals will travel around the state to find excellent maple syrup but we are fortunate to have acreage populated with Silver Maple trees growing along the creek, the required equipment and the personal motivation spurred by a passion for quality. Yes, indeed, it’s the season of maple syrup making in these parts.   Given the name, maple syrup, it is usually assumed that the product can only be made from sap of sugar maple trees
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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Award #20 Best B&B in the U.S.]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=2144 2017-03-25T21:00:14Z 2017-01-27T00:01:10Z 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.

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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Wine and Cheese Pairing Events]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1872 2017-05-03T19:25:52Z 2016-12-08T22:01:38Z What better way to highlight fine Wisconsin cheeses than to pair them with great regional wines from around the world? Enjoy our Wine & Cheese Pairing events which feature 8 Wisconsin produced cheeses and 3 chocolates paired with 5-6 regional wines from around the world. These events are offered by request at $25pp with a minimum of 4 people and are complimentary with multi-night group stays when requested in advance.   Indulge your taste buds for an hour in the afternoon as you mingle with other guests and relax to a fun, light presentation by the Innkeeper and his featured wines and cheeses.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or specials or be used with any third party gift cards.  

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Heather Shannon <![CDATA[Top Madison Coffee Houses]]> http://speckledheninn.com/?p=1448 2016-12-11T17:09:37Z 2016-12-02T18:20:05Z Our guests frequently ask us to recommend a couple of top Madison coffee houses.  There are several in the area that exist in spite of the plethora of national chain coffee vendors.  We hope that our guests will seek a unique local experience.   Sometimes, especially around the holidays, you just need to get away and lose yourself in a relaxing ambiance. The hustle of holiday shopping and the pressure of gift wrapping, preparing the perfect holiday dinner while happily entertaining guests while maintaining the regularly scheduled activities of daily life. All of this might require that, at some point, you find your serenity. Without doubt, finding your way to the Speckled Hen Inn  will provide the necessary peaceful environment. Take
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