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
February 24th, 2012 by hafford
It’s time for our annual Oscar Contest! We love the movies so Oscar time is always fun around here. If you like movies (or even if you don’t!) you can participate in our contest to be eligible to win a FREE night at the inn and a DVD of Beginners, one of our favorite movies from this past year, and Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actor. It was a great year for movies and we have recently added many of the Oscar nominated films to our DVD library. So if you have yet to see The Help, Moneyball, Bridesmaids, The Warrior, Beginners, Margin Call, The Ides of March, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, A Better Life, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 now is the time to stay a night or two at the Scranton Seahorse Inn to watch a few. The contest is easy, just follow the link below and enter your name then answer the 10 multiple choice questions about this years Oscar nominees.
Sorry….the contest is closed….Good Luck!
Speaking of the Oscars. There are two great events happening on the shoreline on Sunday night that include live telecasts of the ceremony. The Oscars in Madison is happening just steps from our door and includes a gourmet meal, champagne and cocktails, an exclusive fashion show and the telecast of the Oscars on the big screen at The Madison Art Cinemas.
At the amazing Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Hollywood comes to Old Saybrook! Experience the Oscars live on the big screen in HD. Dedicated to Oscar-winning actor and Connecticut resident Art Carney. Walk the red carpet, enjoy hors d’oeuvre and cash bar, and participate in the Silent Auction and raffle. All proceeds to benefit The Kate.
So whether you want to go out and celebrate the Oscars in high fashion or stay in with a bottle of wine in one of our comfy cozy guest rooms we’re ready for you. All rooms on Sunday are offered at a 20% discount. Call us today at 203.245.0550 and reserve your favorite room.
Dont forget to enter the contest!!! Winner will be announced on Monday morning.
February 17th, 2012 by hafford
Presidents Day is an official holiday commemorating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. What that translates into is a three day weekend which for many is the real celebration. We salute our 1st and 16th presidents by offering a last minute special. All available rooms on Friday 17th through Tuesday 21st are just $100.
Happy Birthday Mr. President.
November 5th, 2011 by hafford
So many families across our great country are finding themselves in need of the things many of us take for granted on a daily basis. Food, electricity, heat, medical care…
We are blessed to be in the good company of the all volunteer organization Madison Community Services whose motto is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. Their mission is dedicated to helping citizens of Madison through the availability of free programs in response to the needs of the local citizens. The services include transportation to medical appointments, financial crisis assistance, holiday food baskets, a supplemental food pantry, children’s summer camp scholarships, and school supply assistance.
We want to do our part. Throughout November and December we will have a bin at the inn collecting non perishable food items from our guests. If you can’t bring them with you, we are steps away from a supermarket! In return for our guests generosity we will deduct $10 from their room charge and donate that directly to the Madison Food Pantry.
It’s great to be in good company.
October 30th, 2011 by hafford
The Connecticut shoreline is a beautiful place to be in winter and when it’s coupled with beautiful holiday music it’s something you don’t want to miss. Madison Cultural Arts proudly presents their 14th annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 17th at 4pm. This holiday music celebration features the Trinity Girls Choir and the Elm City Girls Chior at the First Congregational Church in Madison. The choirs will sing a repertoire that includes music from Hanukkah, traditional Christmas Carols and popular holiday songs. As a bonus, the Constitution Brass Quintet will perform a Renaissance prelude and postlude to the concert.
The Scranton Seahorse Inn is always decked out for the holidays and is offering a special package that includes two adult tickets with your room for Saturday December 17th. Checkin will be available beginning at noon on Saturday and a reception of cider, cheese, and fruit will begin at 2pm. Because this is a sold out event it is advised that you arrive at the church at 3:30 when the doors open.
All inclusive rates are$195 – $225 and include guest room with early check in, welcome reception and full breakfast. Please call the inn at 203.245.0550 to reserve your room for this wonderful holiday event.
October 30th, 2011 by hafford
CL & P Power Outage Legend
Connecticut got hammered by an autumn storm yesterday! Many towns are without power and are told to be prepared to be without power for a few days. Unlike Irene, when the temperatures were in the 80′s for the week, it’s cold!
Fortunately we did NOT lose power and we’re prepared to help those who did. We’ve significantly reduced our rates for those that need a place to call home until power is back. Give us call and we’ll make sure you’re in a warm bed for the next few nights.
August 18th, 2011 by hafford
When I was in pastry school one of the chef instuctors shared this recipe with our class. I’ve carried this fairly simple recipe with me for many years and it’s always a hit. When I make it at the inn I always get asked for the recipe. Use your favorite tart, fresh and locally grown apples for the best results.
- 2 sticks of butter at room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 T Vanilla Extract
- 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 2 cups sour cream
- 5 peeled and diced apples
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugar on medium – high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time – completely incorporating and scraping down the bowl and paddle with a rubber spatula after each addition. Don’t skip this step! Add vanilla.
Combine all dry ingredients and whisk to incorporate. Set the mixer to low and slowly add to butter and egg mixture until just combined.
Add sour cream and mix until smooth. Add apples until thoroughly mixed. Pour mixture in even amounts into three 8″ spring form pans that have been sprayed and lined with parchment paper. I suggest a struesal topping and you can use your own favorite recipe or here’s my easy nut free topping:
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch table salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter cut into pieces, softened but still cool
In standing mixer fitted with flat beater, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt on low speed until well combined and no large brown sugar lumps remain, about 45 seconds. Add butter and mix on low until mixture resembles wet sand and no large butter pieces remain, about 2 1/2 minutes. Spread evenly over each pan of batter.
Bake at 350F until golden brown and a test inserted into each pan comes out cleanly. About 1hr 10 minutes.