Shop Madison Sidewalk Sale & Save On Your Room Too

July 26th, 2014 by hafford

Comfiest B&B on the CT Shoreline for 2012

 

Sunday is the last day of Madison’s annual sidewalk sales and we just increased your opportunity to save even more money.   Stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn Sunday July 27th while you shop and we’ll take 10% off your bill for $100 you spend (up to 30%).

 

 

 

 

Here’s our suggested itinerary for a perfect Sunday:

  • Check in early
  • Shop the day away at the great shops and boutiques in Madison
  • Relax at the Scranton Seahorse Inn during our complimentary wine and cheese hour
  • Grab one of our lawn chairs and head to the Madison Town Green to enjoy Sunday’s free concert  with the Larry Steven’s Band
  • dinner at Bar Bouchee.

Who’s better than you!?     Call 203.245.0550 to book your room today.   See you at the inn!

 

 

Remarkable Homes Tour Sunday June 22nd

June 18th, 2014 by hafford

Madison Historical Society Homes Tour

Madison Historical Society Homes Tour

Come to Madison this Sunday for the 2nd annual Remarkable Homes Tour. Tour 5 distinctive privately owned Madison homes Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Each house was selected for its historic, architectural, and/or design features and should not be missed. Visit the Madison Historical Society website for details on each home.

The Scranton Seahorse Inn is offering a special MHS Package which includes two tickets to the event and over night accommodations for just $200. That’s a saving of $50.00. Call the inn at 203.245.0550 today to check on availability and to secure your room for this wonderful summer event.

Straw Hat Soiree tickets can be purchased separately. Contact the Madison Historical Society separately for details.

Beautiful works at Susan Powell Fine Art, downtown Madison

June 13th, 2014 by hafford

james-magner-long-island-sound-from-madisonIt’s such a privilege to have Susan Powell and her gallery in the center of Madison. Any day of the week and any time of year you can count on beautiful works of art adorning the gallery walls. And, if you’re lucky to be in town for an opening, you’ll meet Susan and the talented artists she brings to us. There is such an opening tonight, June 13th. The work of two artists, Del-Bourree Bach and James Magner, side by side on display thru July 13th. If you appreciate images of life by the sea you don’t want to miss this exhibition of paintings that deliver images of boats, sea life, and landscapes of the sea and marsh. A meet the artists reception is being held from 5-8pm on Friday June 13th.

It’s great to be In Good Company….

Last Minute Special June 9 – June 12

June 9th, 2014 by hafford

side-area-beachWe’re really enjoying the warm and sunny weather here on the CT. Shoreline.    We’re hoping to entice you to come enjoy it too this week by offering some of our remaining rooms for just $120.  All of our rooms have a queen bed and a private bathroom.   Your room rate always includes a full breakfast, free parking and WIFI.   If you’re coming to Madison, CT to enjoy the beaches we also have complimentary beach chairs and towels for your use while you are here and can provide free parking passes to the local town beaches.   Call today to book your last minute getaway!

Last minute specials cannot be applied to existing reservations and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Strawberry-Rhubard Crisp

May 17th, 2014 by hafford

Rhubarb CrispCrisp Topping

Preheat oven to 350F

  • 1 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugars, and salt.  Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour mixture.  Using a pastry blender (or two forks) chop and toss the butter until the butter is pea-sized and coated with flour.   Careful to chop the butter – not mash it.  add the walnuts and mix and chop until the nuts are part of the butter and  flour mixture.

Fruit Mixture

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries (washed, dried and quartered)
  • 2 1/2 pounds dark red rhubarb (washed, dried and chopped in 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large stainless bowl toss fruit with sugar, flour and salt.  Pack fruit mixture evenly into a 12x8x2 baking pan.    Spread the crisp topping evenly over the top of the fruit mixture taking care to not pack it down.

Back on center rack of  oven until the topping is browned and fruit it bubbling – about 45 minutes.     It’s ok to put it under broiler for the last 5 minutes to brown the topping further.    Let cool for 15 – 20 minutes before serving with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

 

Cappuccino Biscotti w/ Hazelnuts & Chocolate Chips Recipe

April 29th, 2014 by hafford

Biscotti are easy to make and delicious with a cup of tea, coffee or milk any time of the day.   Our cookie jar in the coffee lounge is always filled with cookies or biscotti and this recipe gets a lot of requests.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (100 grams) peeled hazelnuts
  • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purposeflour
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

cappucino-and-hazelnut-biscottiPreheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. 

In a small bowl whisk together the espresso or coffee, milk, egg and vanilla extract.  

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer) beat the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices until combined. Gradually add the espresso mixture and beat until a dough forms, adding the chopped nuts and chocolate chips about halfway through. With floured hands divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface roll each half of dough into a log about 12 inches long and 1.5″ inches wide. Transfer the logs to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spacing about 3 inches apart. Bake for about 35 minutes or until firm to the touch (logs will spread during baking). Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.  On a cutting board cut the logs crosswise on the diagonal into 1/2 inch  slices. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet, and bake for 5 minutes or until they are pale golden.    I personally like my biscotti a little softer than is the tradion.  If you like yours real crunchy you can cook the sliced biscotti on each side for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. 

Optional:  Die hard chocolate lovers can melt good bitter sweet chocolate over the logs as they are cooling and before slicing.

Makes about 36 biscotti.

 

Julie Andrews Comes to Madison, Connecticut

April 24th, 2014 by hafford

Julie AndrewsCalling all fans of The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins!  Here’s an event you won’t want to miss!   Join Connecticut’s very own Ann Nyberg in a conversation with Julie Andrews on Wednesday April 30th @ 7pm at RJ Julia Booksellers .    Click here to read details about this very special event.

Call us today to book your room and reserve a seat to see Julie Andrews & her daughter Emma Walton in Madison.

We have an outstanding package for just $130 for the evening of April 30th and  here’s what you’ll get:

 

  • Over night accommodations at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.  All of our guest rooms have a queen bed and private bath
  • 1 ticket to the event at RJ Julia  - a 1 minutes walk from our front door (additional ticket can be purchased for $20)
  • a pre-signed copy of The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl!, signed by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
  • a full breakfast in the morning
  • great memories!

Call the Scranton Seahorse Inn today at 203.245.0550

See you at the inn!

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Nurses in April

March 27th, 2014 by hafford

nursingEvery month at the Scranton Seahorse Inn we pick a profession to celebrate  and welcome to our inn with a special discount.  This April we are celebrating and honoring nurses.   We know and recognize how hard these individuals work and how much they mean to us and our families when we are sick or even when we are striving to remain healthy.   We really enjoy having groups of similar professionals staying with us.   There’s always opportunity to make friends and connections during our wine and cheese hour or at breakfast having light conversation, sharing experiences,  and most important enjoying much needed down time.

If you’re a nurse, have a favorite nurse in your doctor’s office, or work with a nurse please let them know that for the entire month of April the Scranton Seahorse Inn in Madison, Connecticut welcomes them by offering 25% off all rooms.     Call us today to book a room for yourself or your favorite nurse.

See you at the inn!

Call 203.245.0550 to make a reservation today.

 

Madison Fashion Affair – April 3rd

March 19th, 2014 by hafford

Madison Fashion Affair

This Madison Chamber of Commerce event sells out every year and brings fashion and fun together for an evening to raise money for its scholarship fund.

Several of our fantastic independent and local clothing boutiques come together on a single stage to highlight their spring and summer lines at the gorgeous seaside venue – Mercy Center.   Join friends, family and local businesses for a few hours taking in the latest fashion while sipping wine and nibbling on foods prepared by Madison restaurants and food venues.   Don’t forgot to stop by the very popular silent auction tables and bid on some fantastic items.

The Emcee of this years affair is none other than local new anchor and Connecticut icon Ann Nyberg.

Make it a ladies night out & stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn for the evening.   Rooms are just $120 for the night and include 1 ticket to the fashion affair ($25.00 value).   Call the inn today at 203.245.0550 to book your room and reserve your seat at the Madison Fashion Affair.

See you at the inn!

Last Minute Special for March 8, 9, & 10

March 7th, 2014 by hafford

Cash & TheoWhen you’ve been living with polar vortex conditions you can’t help but welcome 40 degree temperatures with a smile and open arms.   Since we are being promised this kind of temperature you need to take advantage of it.   Time to go on on an eagle watch with the Audubon Shop or a seal watch  in the Thimble Islands.   I just took a long walk the entire length of Hammonassett with Scranton Seahorse Inn mascots Cash & Theo and it was spectacular.

Enjoy warmer temperatures and enjoy our last minute special at the same time.  Book any of our available rooms for this weekend for just $110.   Book on line by following this link.

See you at the inn!

 

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