The Speckled Hen Inn Bed and Breakfast

Madison, WI  

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We're looking for a partner! JUST REDUCED!!!!

The Speckled Hen Inn is a multiple Award-Winning farm to table bed & breakfast located on a stunning 18.52 acre country estate that is only 7.5 miles from the Capitol and UW Madison! We are seeking prospective innkeepers to purchase and continue to run the Inn which is on 2.5 acres.

We want to retain the remaining 16.2 acres which includes a separate house, barn and agricultural land so that we can position the property to be a major Agri-Experience destination! With orchards, berry patches and gardens producing over 35 fruits and vegetables, the Inn offers a fabulous farm to table breakfast experience, unlike any other B&B in most of Wisconsin! We are now in the Dane County Farmer's Market on Capital Square which offers us the unique opportunity for marketing the Inn to 40,000 attendees each week! For more information see our blog at:

The Speckled Hen Inn has been awarded TripAdvisor's "Hall of Fame Award for Certificate of Excellence" 7 Years Running (2014-2020), Best of Madison Winner (2018, 2019, & 2020), HotelsCombined Certificate of Excellence 2018 & 2020 for top 3% reviews in the world, and TripAdvisor's #20 Best B&B in the U.S. (2017), and the Los Angeles Times "Best B&B in Wisconsin" (2017).

The Speckled Hen Inn main house is 5,500 sqft and features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms located at 5525 Portage Rd. and is positioned on 2.5 acres. The Inn itself is profitable as a 4 bedroom bed and breakfast and includes additional innkeeper's quarters.

The smaller home is 1,500 sqft and features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a swimming pool, and outdoor kitchen located at 5523 Portage Rd. If Inn only is purchased, this and the remaining 16.2 acres would be retained by the current owner in order to expand agricultural experiences and offerings to the Inn's guests as well as to the public.

The entire property also includes 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.

The price of $695,000 has just been REDUCED to $675,000 and includes The Speckled Hen Inn, gazebo, and 2.5 acres. Also includes all business aspects of The Speckled Hen Inn, furniture, dishes, linens, accessories, appliances, and mechanicals. Owners will remain on property to offer fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, and Agri-Experience packages to future Inn guests. Owners will also assist in a smooth transition and can be available to cover for vacations, provide landscaping service and snow removal, etc.

The full list price of $1,100,000.00 has also just been REDUCED to $1,050,000 and includes The Speckled Hen Inn and all business aspects of The Speckled Hen Inn, furniture, dishes, linens, accessories, appliances, and mechanicals. It would also include current owners’ quarters pool house, barn, shed, gazebo, and the entire 18.52 acres. However, we are hoping for a partner - we don't want to leave!

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.

Property Details
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • 5 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1989
  • Last Renovated in 2016
  • Opened in 2000
  • Building is 5,500 SQFT
  • Lot is 2.5 Acres
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