5525 Portage Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Local: (608) 244-9368
Innkeeper(s): Heather & Tom
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The Speckled Hen Inn is an Award-Winning farm to table bed & breakfast located on a stunningly beautiful country estate positioned between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Poised to be a major Wedding Venue Destination with AirBnB options, guests enjoy picturesque rustic views and small town feel while vacationing on a scenic ranch in the heart of the city.

The Speckled Hen Inn has been awarded TripAdvisor's "Hall of Fame Award for Certificate of Excellence" 6 Years Running (2014-2019), Best of Madison Winner (2018 & 2019), TripAdvisor's #20 Best B&B in the U.S. (2017), and the Los Angeles Times "Best B&B in Wisconsin" (2017).

The grounds feature 2 separate homes. The Speckled Hen Inn main house is 5,500 sqft and features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms located at 5525 Portage Rd. The smaller home is 1,500 sqft and features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, and is currently utilized as the Owner’s Quarters located at 5523 Portage Rd.

The entire property boasts a 1,600+ sqft barn, gazebo, shed, orchard, and agricultural fields all nestled on 18.52 acres of zoned Rural Mixed-Use land. The estate is also right off of Interstate 90/94 in an area that has seen rapid growth and is close to many amenities including a business park that hosts American Family Insurance headquarters, UWHealth Systems, US Cellular, Fairway Mortgage Corp, and many more.

All the bedrooms in The Speckled Hen Inn (5525 Portage Rd) have fireplaces, private baths (4 with jetted tubs and 1 with a claw tub), separate showers, window seats with views and/or private patios or decks. There are two levels to this 5,500 sqft single-family walkout ranch/two story home. The lower level features a full wet bar kitchen, wine cellar, theater room, 3 bedrooms/suites, 3.5 bathrooms, and ample entertaining space. The upper level features 2 bedrooms/suites, 2 bathrooms, separate dining room, and an extra-large living area with dining space. There is a separate temperature-controlled cedar gazebo just outside the inn.

This estate has incredible versatility and is close to everything, yet feels like you're away from it all. The property has been well maintained and upgraded, with all facets being on a regular preventive maintenance program.

Inn Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Travel Green Certified
  • Central Air

Food Service:

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast
  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Refrigerator Access
  • Microwave Access

Inn Policies:

  • Self Check-In Available

Property Type & Geographic Setting:

  • City / Urban / Suburban

Room Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning in Room
  • Television in Room
  • Rooms with Fireplaces
  • Rooms with Whirlpools
  • Rooms with King Beds
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