Thursdays are Free in April

April 6th, 2016 by hafford

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Book a Wednesday night stay in April and stay over on Thursday…for free.  Nada.  Nunca.  Zilch.  Zero.  Zip.   That should get you over hump day real quick!   Pick out your favorite room here and then call us at 203.245.0550 to make your reservation.

This special is So good and is for April 2106 only and cannot be combined with other discounts, specials or giveaways.

Just another reason to make a trip down to the Connecticut Shoreline.

 

Anything Goes!

April 6th, 2016 by hafford

Cole Porter Anything GoesCalling all Cole Porter fans.    Anything Goes opens on April 8th and plays through mid June.   The venue is just 20 minutes from our front door at the spectacular  Goodspeed Opera House located right on the Connecticut River.     Click here to be taken to the ticket office to pick your dates and seats.

“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes!

=Cole Porter

Call the inn at 203.245.0550 if you need help purchasing tickets or planning a trip that includes a show at legendary Goodspeeed Opera House.

Madison Fashion Affair

April 4th, 2016 by hafford

madisonfashoin2016Mark your calendars for the annual Madison Fashion Affair.   Come see what’s in style for spring and summer at the gorgeous Madison Beach Hotel on Thursday night April 21st.    Ticket sales contribute to our the College Scholarship fund for hardworking local students.

  •  Special guest appearance by Ryan Kristafer from WTNH CT Style.
  • Bid on the many silent auction items at the show
  • Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers while at the show.

Stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn the night of the show for just $140 which include an overnight stay, 2 tickets to the show and of course a full breakfast in the morning.

Call us at 203.245.0550 to reserve your seat at the show and your favorite guest room.

March Madness

March 14th, 2016 by hafford

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Participating in the ESPN NCAA Tourney Challenge?   It’s easy to move one of your brackets into the Scranton Seahorse Inn group I’ve created and add to you chances to win something.  I don’t think I’ve ever made it into the top 100,000 for the grand prize so you’ll likely beat me!   Everyone is allowed to put one bracket in my group.   Whoever scores the most points at the end of the tournament wins a free night at the inn.   Why not!    Click here to be brought to the ESPN and create your bracket or move one of your brackets into my group,   Moving a bracket into my group does not eliminate you from being eligible for the grand prize.   

Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe

March 10th, 2016 by hafford

soda breadTis the season!  For Irish Soda Bread that is.    Not sure why I don’t make this more than I do.   Everyone seems to gobble it up when withI make it.   Maybe too much of a good thing comes into play.  Below is the recipe I’ve adapted from others I’ve experimented .   There’s no yeast in this bread so it’s quick to make.   It’s the bread flour in this recipe  that makes it cripy chewy so definitely splurge and use it in this recipe.

10 ounces White Whole Wheat Flour
5 1/4 ounces Unbleached Bread Flour
1 1/4 ounces granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 ounces currants or raisins
1/2 stick very cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 large egg

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and currants or raisins. Using pastry fork cut in the butter until it’s evenly distributed and no large chunks remain.

In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. The dough will be stiff; if it’s too crumbly to squeeze together, add another tablespoon or two of buttermilk.

Knead the dough a couple of times to make sure it’s holding together, then shape it into a ball. Flatten the ball slightly, and place the loaf in a lightly greased 8- or 9-inch round cake pan.  Remember there is no yeast in bread so it won’t spread much, so the pan doesn’t have to be large. Use a sharp knife to cut a 1/2-inch deep cross, extending all the way to the edges, atop the loaf.

Bake the bread in a preheated 400°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until it’s golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven, and brush the top with melted butter.

The envelope please! Winner of our 5th Annual Oscars Contest is…..

February 8th, 2016 by hafford

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The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday February 28th and that means it’s time for you to participate in our 5th annual Oscar contest.    Click below and pick your favorite nominees to win an Oscar.  The participant that picks the most winners wins a free night stay at The Scranton Seahorse Inn and two tickets to the movies at the Madison Art Cinemas.

In the event of a tie we’ll pick an entry at random.    Winner will be announced the day after the Oscar ceremony via our Facebook page.  Good lucky everyone!

THE RESULTS ARE IN:

Thanks to everyone who played.  It was a strange year with lots of surprising (but well deserved) winners.   No one picked all the winners in our contest but Craig Silan (a regular guest here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn) from Brookfield CT picked 9 correct winners and won a free night at the inn. The sweet spot was 7 correct answers which is where 189 of you ended up.

Only one person picked Mark Rylance to win Best Supporting Actor (ironically all her other picks were wrong!) and 70% of you picked Sylvester Stallone to win that category.  The other surprise was 80% of you picked the favorite The Revenant to win Best Picture & only 5% picked the real winner which was Spotlight. Thanks again everyone I had a lot of fun reading your picks.

Valentine’s Day Special

February 2nd, 2016 by hafford

chocolatefondueWe want to spoil you rotten over Valentine’s weekend.    Every guest will have a bottle of chilled sparkling wine waiting for them upon arrival.

On Saturday, enjoy a buffet filled with chocolate delights like bittersweet chocolate fondue with fruits and cakes for dipping, chocolate truffles and caramels, heart shaped fudge brownies, house made chocolate bark and more.  We’ll have this in the early afternoon so we don’t completely ruin your dinner.

There is a two night minimum on Valentine’s weekend but whether you stay Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday your Saturday night is just $99.

You can book online at www.scrantonseahorseinn.com or call us at 203.245.0550.

 

 

 

New Years Eve 2016

December 11th, 2015 by hafford

New Years Eve

The new year is here!   We keep it low key here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn on New Year’s Eve.   We invite guests to join us in the parlor for champagne, cocktails, and snacks before they head off for their own celebrations.   We allow the guests (and us!) to sleep in and serve a late breakfast and late check out January 1st.   There a great restaurants and bars that you can walk to once your park your car here and that’s always a good idea if you’re out celebrating.    So if you want to get away on the biggest night of the year and this appeals to you….we’d love to have you.

Our New Year’s Day hearty breakfast begins at 10:30am and includes:

Coffee, tea, juice and champagne mimosa’s

Fresh house made pastry

Sweet Crepes

oven roasted pineapple / coconut / dark rum caramel sauce

Savory Crepes

roasted butternut /sage/ shallots / crumbled blue cheese

Black Pepper Smoked Bacon

Check out on New Year’s Day is at noon unless you want to spend an extra day with us for $99.

Call us if you need recommendations for your New Year’s Eve dinner.   But consider walking the two minutes to Elizabeth’s Cafe, Bar Bouchee, or Moxie.   Reservations are a must.

See you at the inn!

What to do…what to do…December 2015

December 10th, 2015 by hafford

SeahorseinndoorThere’s always plenty to do on the Connecticut Shoreline…even when it’s cold outside.   Here’s a list of suggestions for things happening in our area that should keep you occupied throughout December.

Especially for Christmas 

 

Activities & Performances

  • Click here to see what’s happening at The Kate.   Everything from  ballet, theater, comedy, and music all year.
  • Call Foxglove Farm and reserve your own horse drawn sleigh ride for 2 to 14 people in Lyme.
  • Don’t miss I’ll Be Home for Christmas at the Ivoryton Playhouse thru December 20th
  • Don’t miss the wonderful Christmas performances by Con Brio on December 11th & 13th
  • Everyone is welcome to sing Handel’s Messiah in Old Saybrook on December 20th,   Bring your own score.

Art

This is really just a short list and a sampling of some of the options for you here on the Connecticut Shoreline.   We have resources for other activities so if you are looking for something else or something in particular give us call and we’ll be happy to help plan your special day(s) away.

See you at the inn!

 

Gift Certificates and a Free Cookbook

December 9th, 2015 by hafford

50greatThe Scranton Seahorse Inn was recently selected to submit some of our most popular recipes to be included in “50 Great Bed & Breakfasts and Inns”.   All of the inns and B & B’s selected are New England based so if you love the hospitality and food of New England inn’s this is a great book to add to your collection not only for the recipes but also as a guide to help you pick where to stay on your next vacation.   I suggest a tour that includes a few of them!

From now until December 23rd you’ll get a free copy of this special book when you purchase a gift certificate of $200 (or more) for a stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.     You can also purchase the book separately for $17.

Call us today to order you gift certificates and to get a copy of “50 Great Bed & Breakfast”s and Inn’s” in time for Christmas.

Phone:  203.245.055

See you at the inn!

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