April 17th, 2013 by hafford
We often brag about the company we keep here at our location in Madison, Connecticut. Being surrounded by so many great people and great businesses here on the Connecicut Shoreline make work feel like anything but work.
We are especially pleased today to go on and on about our business relationship with fellow Madison Chamber Member and good friend Dyan Salemi. Dyan is founder and owner of In O’Scents of Madison which specializes in bath products that are handmade with the finest ingredients she can get her hands on. From soaps and bath salts to scented sachets and custom gift baskets In O’Scents of Madison delivers products you cannot find anywhere. Nowhere else will you find specialty products like these that include the attention and love that goes into each and every product Dyan makes right out of her own home. Like a true Bostonian Dyan has the gift of gab and when she stops by the inn to make a special delivery for me or a guest she’ll take the time to entertain us with stories of her past like her Italian grandmother’s advice for spraying your pillow case with linen water scented with pure lavender or the benefits of the pure shea butter she uses in her soaps. Her generosity to her friends, customers and our community rightly earned her the Madison Chamber’s New Member of the Year award in 2012.
We are proud to say that the Scranton Seahorse Inn provides all of our guests with handmade soaps by In O’Scents of Madison and we even have our very own signature scent. Both my new and regular guests love the seashell shaped soap so much that some are buying it from me.
Look around Dyan’s website at In O’Scents of Madison and give her a call when you see something you like. Remember, she’ll customize a gift basket, a party favor and even help create your own signature scent.
Once again, it’s great to be In Good Company!
April 17th, 2013 by hafford
When the daffodils are at full attention, when the rhubarb is showing it’s leafy green stalks and when every morning we are greeted to the songs of the many many birds in the yard we know that spring has arrived. That’s exactly what’s happening here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn in Madison on the Connecticut shorline. After a tough winter spring is such a welcome event this year that we are celebrating with $100 rooms throughout this beautiful weekend in April.
Reconnect with your partner by taking some long walks along the beaches at Hammonassett or on the trails at Bauer Park or Chatfield Hollow. There’s also an early morning birdwalk led by Jerry from the Audubon Shop here in Madison (we’ll feed you early if you choose to go). Whatever it is you decide to do just come out of hibernation and celebrate spring – Scranton Seahorse style. Call 203.245.0550 or book online at www.scrantonseahorseinn.com
March 5th, 2013 by hafford
Breakfast is our favorite time of day. We make it our duty to serve things like pastries, pancakes and bacon. However, we do offer healthy choices at breakfast for our guests that want to enjoy something delicous at breakfast but don’t want to over do it. One of our most requested offerings is our Kale Smoothie. The recipe below is how I make it most days but keep in mind smoothie recipes have ingredients that are easy to swap with others. Feel free to use what ever your happen to have on hand.
Scranton Seahorse Kale Smoothie
- 2 handfuls of fresh kale washed and chopped.
- 1/2 chopped fresh chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1 pelled chopped apple
- 1 cup unsweetened unflavored almond milk
- 1 cup ice
The strawberries and pineapple should be frozen for at least an hour. What I do is package 1 cup of each the strawberries and pineapple in zip lock bags and when I’m ready to make a smoothie I’ve got them already chopped measured and frozen.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or smoothie machine and blend until smooth. Depending on your preference add more ice (or almond milk) to thin out the smoothie. I personally don’t like mine thick like a milk shake. You can keep the extra in a covered pitcher in the refrigerator for a couple days.
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?
November 26th, 2012 by hafford
As if you needed another great reason to come to Madison! Enjoy the comany of good friends, good wine and good bargains! Click the picture to the left for details.
Be sure to stop in here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn for some spiked mulled cider and to purchase your gift certificates at 25% off .
There will a pop up boutique in the great room of the Scranton Seahorse inn featuring hand made soaps, bath salts and custom gift baskets from In O’Scents of Madison.
Stay the night (or two!) in one of our beautiful guest rooms after a fun night for just $99.
November 25th, 2012 by hafford
Join us Sunday December 2nd from 1pm – 4pm as we kick off the holiday season – inn style! Enjoy a leisurely ride on a hourse drawn carriage through the beautiful town of Madison. Enjoy our special Paws and Claus parade and then hop on the carriage to the Scranton Seahorse Inn and The Tidewater Inn for a special open house and tour.
Please bring a non perishable food item for The Madison Food Pantry.
November 7th, 2012 by hafford
Wow – this great news came our way last week. We are happy to have this distinction on the Connecticut Shoreline and will continue to work our hardest to provide vacationers and business travelers with the best and most comfortable accomodations possible.
Mention this posting when making your reservation in November and get a comfy 10% discount off your room rate.
November 5th, 2012 by hafford
Veteran’s Day is November 12th and we’ve got all of our rooms blocked on Sunday night for veterans only. It would be an honor for us to extend the courtesy of a free room on Sunday night and then, on Veteran’s Day, have the breakfast room filled with a collection of America’s heros. Spread the word to any veteran you know that deserves a night away and have them call us. And to my friends Josh Curry, Ron LeFebvre, Jerrod Sutcliffe, Ben Rogers, Vincent Carucci, and Shane Hobart I salute you every day but especially on this day – Veteran’s Day. Please call 203.245.0550 to reserve a room for yourself and a guest.
March 11th, 2012 by hafford
Looking for a good reason to spend the night in Madison? There’s a great event planned in town that will knock your designer socks off. For just $120 you’ll get a comfy room including a gourmet breakfast at the Scranton Seahorse Inn AND two tickets to the Fashion Affair. We’re are also one of many terrific restaurants providing food for the event which is a short two minute walk from our front door. Book soon because this event sold out last year!
Details below posted from the Madison Chamber
Step into Style at the Madison Chamber’s Fashion Affair! The Madison Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with its fashion members to present the second annual Madison Fashion Affair on Thursday, March 29 from 4:30-7pm at the Madison Art Cinemas. Last year’s event was a resounding, sold-out success, raising $5,000 for the Chamber’s scholarship fund.
Emceed by WTNH-8′s Sonia Baghdady, this high style event will benefit the Chamber’s Scholarship program. We’ll kick off the evening at 4:30pm with a wine and hors d’oeuvres as guests peruse the silent auction. Attendees will then be guided into the theater to catch a glimpse of Spring fashions as models display clothes and accessories available at local Madison retailers and Chamber members. After mingling with models and friends, guests will then leave with a goodie bag containing a spring-colored pashmina wrap as well as exclusive coupons and and certificates for use at select merchants around town.
Many thanks to our Major Sponsor: Spirits of Madison, and our Event Sponsors: Ciao Bella, Essex Savings Bank, Jolie Boutique, Khaki and Black, Wanda & Ed Pellegrino of Coldwell Banker, Sonas Med Spa, Spotlite Cleaners and Bette Zollshan of Wm. Pitt Sotheby’s
March 3rd, 2012 by hafford
Three years into this journey and I continue to find happiness in this life that has chosen me and it came together again today. The inn is filled with long time friends from home, repeat cusomters back for their 6 month anniversary, and new faces that are certain to become friends. And let’s not forget the cute black poodle named Ebbe from New York enjoying his stay in the Madison Getaway. There’s good energy at the inn tonight. It’s great to be in good company.
March 2nd, 2012 by hafford
Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday meant to commemorate and celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. On a day that seems like everyone is Irish we celebrate St. Patrick’s by church services, wearing green, or sharing a beer (or two!) with good friends.
Here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn we’ll celebrate with food and drink. Stay with us St. Patrick’s Day weekend (Friday or Saturday)and enjoy some homemade traditional irish fare. Special room rates will include a full dinner with your choices of corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness stew, Irish soda bread, and of course a helping Guinness and Irish Whiskey. For dessert we’ll have our house made Guinness Ice Cream. A traditional Irish breakfast will be served in the morning.
Once you are done with dinner there are several Irish pubs here on the shoreline where you can continue to celebrate the day. To help send you on your way we’ll provide you with a special pub crawl map and a card for shoreline taxi.
Room rates are inclusive of dinner and breakfast and start at $225 per night. Please call the inn at 203.245.0550