Last Minute Special in Madison Connecticut!

July 6th, 2013 by hafford

Wow!  We have had terrific weather here in Madison for the 4th of July celebrations and the weather forecast promises more hot & sunny days ahead.  We’re going to try to tempt you to extend your vacation by a day or two by offering all available rooms July 6th – July 11th at 20% off the regular rate.   We can offer even more savings with our beach passes with are yours to use while you are here an provide access to Madison Town beaches.   Pack light since we also have beach chairs and beach towels available for your use during your stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.    Celebrate summer by staying at the best bed and breakfast on the Connecticut Shoreline!

Madison Beach

A view from the town beach in Madison

 

Enjoying a delicious hot breakfast each morning in our dining room or outside in the warm summer sunshine.

Call the inn to reserve your room now and take advantage of this last minute summer special!

 

 

Offer not valid with other discounts or existing reservations.

In O’Scents of Madison

April 17th, 2013 by hafford

In OScents of MadisonWe 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Time has Arrived! Celebrate with $100 rooms this weekend.

April 17th, 2013 by hafford

rhubarbWhen 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

 

Kale Smoothie

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 moskalesmoothiet 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?

 

 

 

Ladies Night in Madison

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.   

Christmas Open House – Santa too!

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.

Scranton Seahorse Inn is #1 Comfiest Bed & Breakfast on the Shoreline

November 7th, 2012 by hafford

 

Comfiest B&B on the CT Shoreline for 2012Wow – 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.

 

 

 

 

Free Rooms for Veteran’s

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.

Madison Fashion Affair & Big Discounts at The Scranton Seahorse Inn

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

 

It all makes sense today….

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.

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