Speckled Hen Inn

Winter

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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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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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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Madison WI Winter Festival February 18-19, 2017

  Madison WI will be celebrating winter at Madison Winter Fest on February 18-19 on the capitol square in downtown Madison.  Events begin on Friday and continue through Sunday.  There are all kinds of things to get involved in as a participant or a spectator.  Watch ice carving and snow sculpting.  It is not the olympics but there will be running and racing and snowboarding and tubing and shoeing and xc skiing and just a grand winter fun time.  If you get chilled you can pop into the Wisconsin State Historical Society Museum on the Capitol Squate for a viewing of their Odd Wisconsin display.