Madison, Wisconsin
5525 Portage Road • Madison, WI 53704
608.244.9368 • 877-670-4844


Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Speckled Hen is just 7.5 miles from the Capitol Square and the campus of the University of Wisconsin. The B&B is the perfect place for a romantic retreat, reunions, celebrations, business travelers, or family visiting students at the university.

The Inn has four spacious guest rooms, each with a private bath. Guests also enjoy the large gathering room with piano and wood-burning stove, a home theater, library and candle-lit dining room.

The 50–acre property features pastures with sheep and llamas, wetland and grassland areas, streams, pine and spruce plantations, orchards, walking trails and gardens. Breakfast includes local ingredients, many from the Inn's property.

The Speckled Hen Inn is a proud member of the Travel Green Wisconsin Certification program and is committed to sustaining not only the ecosystem of which it is a part, but also the economy, the culture, and the sense of place that guests enjoy in south-central Wisconsin.

We welcome your visit and look forward to sharing the bounty of our land, the beauty of the region, and the hospitality of our community.
Guest Rooms

Token Creek

  • Local Theme - named for the little village just down the road
  • King-sized bed
  • Gas fireplace flanked with comfortable wing chairs
  • Window seat with a view of the sheep and llama pasture
  • Flat pannel TV with satelite service and DVD player
  • Attached bath with a small double air-jet tub and a separate dual-head Roman shower

Heywood Hardy Room
  • Spacious, luxurious, romantic suite
  • King canopy bed
  • Fireplace
  • Double whirlpool tub in romantic curtained alcove
  • Private outdoor deck with view of garden pond and Japanese garden
  • Private attached sitting room
  • Spacious bath with dual-head shower 
Guest Rooms

Rising Sun Room

  • Oriental theme - decor incorporates many items from Japan
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Large Desk
  • Window seat with a view of the sheep and llama pasture
  • TV with DVD player
  • Private bath across the hallway with a claw-foot soaking tub and a separate walk in shower.

Starkweather Creek Room
  • Local Theme - named for the creek that is the back boundary of the estate
  • King-size canopy bed with light bridge
  • Fireplace
  • Seating area with a view of the sheep and llama pasture
  • TV with satelite service and DVD player
  • Attached bath with double jetted tub, double vanity, and separate dual-headed shower


Dining Room

Abundant, fresh, local and seasonal describe the breakfast offerings at The Speckled Hen Inn. Each day we start your day off right with a three-course breakfast. You choose your breakfast time. Eat early to get ahead of the crowds at The Dane County Farmer's Market, or sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at 10:00. Breakfast is served in the dining room under the big brass candelabra with real burning candles or in the cozy library in view of the bird feeders on the back balcony.

Scrumptious Breakfasts
Breakfasts begin with your choice of chilled juices accompanied by steaming hot beverages. Guests choose from locally roasted Costa Rican coffee, a collection of fine teas, or creamy dark hot chocolate. 

Around the Inn

The Library Fireplace

Wide Open Spaces

Opulent Appointments

Hide Away in the Gazebo
Specials & Packages
A Little Romance Package:
  • A bouquet of fresh flowers
  • A bottle of bubbly
  • A box of dark chocolates
  • Cost is room rate plus $45
  • Keep the Champagne flutes as a special remembrance of your stay at The Speckled Hen Inn for an additional $20
  • Please request this package 24 hours in advance of your arrival.

Surprise your sweetheart or treat yourself with this little addition. You receive a bouquet of mixed flowers that you can take home with you, a bottle of chilled sparkling Spanish wine, and a box of 6, Gail Ambrosious' fabulous dark chocolates.

Some Enchanted Evening:
  • Two red roses on your bedside table
  • A bottle of well chilled bubbly
  • Chocolate dipped Strawberries (subject to availability)
  • A CD of Soothing Piano Music
  • Aromatherapy bath crystals for the tub
  • Cost is Room rate plus $49
  •  Keep the Champagne flutes as a special reminder of the evening for an additional $20
  • Please request this special 24 hours in advance of your arrival

Make your evening together more than special. Make it an enchanted evening nestled in your comfortable room, sipping on a very nice Spanish sparkling wine, soaking in a relaxing tub, sharing the delicious strawberries, and dreaming along with the music. 

The Speckled Hen Inn is pleased to offer some very special, enticingly priced wines for your enjoyment during your stay. These are wines from major vineyards marketed under "non-brand" labels making more affordable to you, our guests
Guest Information
Posted room rates do not include a 5.5% sales tax and a 3% room tax and are subject to change. Rates are for one or two persons in a room. An additional $20 per person, per night may be charged for additional guests in the room. Not all rooms will accommodate additional guests. A full breakfast is included in the room rate.

Reservations: Please call the toll free number, 877-670-4844 or use the on-line reservation request service. A valid credit card number or a deposit of cash or check equal to one night's lodging or 50% of a longer stay is required at the time of reservation. Visa, Master-Card, Discover, and American Express cards are accepted.

A 48-hour advance notice of cancellation or alteration of your reserved dates is required for a refund of your deposit. This will be waived if we are able to re-book the room.

No-shows will be billed for their entire visit.

Check-in is after 4 p.m. and Check-out is prior to noon. Please make special arrangements with the innkeepers if you must arrive after 10 p.m.

Well mannered children over the age of 12 are welcome as guests anytime. Younger children are permitted only when the entire Inn is booked by their family group.

Smoking is not permitted inside the Inn or on the walking trails. There are porches and balconies where courteous smoking is allowed.

Pets: We must ask that you leave you pets at home but you are welcome to enjoy the menagerie at the Inn. A small finch lives in a cage in the sunroom and Fritz, an outdoor cat usually hangs out on the porch. Happy, our Golden Doodle is the official guest greeter and will gladly take you for a walk to see the horse, llamas, sheep and chickens.

Our business hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m.