May 17th, 2014 by hafford
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.
- 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.
April 24th, 2014 by hafford
Calling 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!
March 27th, 2014 by hafford
Every 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.
March 19th, 2014 by hafford
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!
March 7th, 2014 by hafford
When 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!
March 3rd, 2014 by hafford
Congratulations Lisa for predicting 8 out of 8 winners in our Oscars contest. 15 of you answered with 100% accuracy and resulted in the random drawing from which Lisa’s name was selected. We also had 4 participants whose predications were all wrong which has me thinking that next year there needs to be a prize for that too!. Lisa will be receiving her gift certificate for a One Night Getaway at the Scranton Seahorse Inn plus a copy of the Argo DVD which was last years best picture winner.
The last question I asked was for you to write in your favorite movie of all time which I know is hard to do. The wide range of answers proves that entertainment is subjective and that everyone finds something to love in almost every story told through cinema. Here’s a sample of the answers: Camelot, Wizard of Oz, To Kill a Mockingbird, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., The Godfather, Rocky I and Rocky V, Groundhog Day, & Europa Europa. The movie listed as a favorite most frequently was Shawshank Redemption. I love that movie too and is in fact already part of our DVD library. I loved all the answers and will save the list and use it when I am adding to the Scranton Seahorse Inn collection.
Next time you’re staying at our bed and breakfast be sure to look through our DVD collection and take your favorite(s) back to your guest room and relax with a good movie.
Thank you again everyone and once again congratulations to Lisa! See you at the inn!
February 28th, 2014 by hafford
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!
March is certainly rolling in like a lion with cold weather and a little bit of snow. We’ll beat that ferocious entry with a great last minute special for all our available rooms. For the last days of February and first days of March our rooms are just $110 and that includes a full breakfast. Book on line or over the phone at 203.245.0550 and mention our blog posting to take advantage of this last minute deal. Spend oscar weekend on the Connecticut Shoreline at the Scranton Seahorse Inn!
See you at the inn!
Not valid for existing reservations. Cannot be combined with other specials, discounts or offers.
February 24th, 2014 by hafford
It’s time for the annual Advocate Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll where we are listed in the Best Bed & Breakfast category. We are really excited and anxious at the opportunity to win the coveted prize of “bragging rights”. Your vote for us will help achieve that. We promise NOT to brag in front of you (too much) if we win. Vote for us if you can!
If we win this year we’ll celebrate by bragging (a little) and by having a guest appreciation BBQ. Wait…is that bribery?
Hope to see you at the inn soon!
Click here to Vote
February 20th, 2014 by hafford
$110 ROOMS THIS WEEKEND
Feeling like a shut in these days? Cabin fever got a hold of you? According to the local weather stations we’re going to see 40 & 50 degree weather this weekend. That means you need to dust yourself off and get out of the house. Come to the Connecticut shoreline and Madison and enjoy the great outdoors. You have multiple options for hiking here including along the beach at Hammonassett. It will be great weather for the beautiful eagle watches in the area too. Consider checking in here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn and then venturing out for night. Try nearby Chamard Vineyards while sampling some of their wine and listening to great live music. Or walk 2 minutes and enjoy the great French fare at Bar Bouchee.
What ever you decide we got you covered with special room rates of $110 in our Long Island Mist, Sunlight Serenade or Seaside Garden guest rooms. Just call us at 203.245.0550 and ask for the last minute special. See you in Madison!
Cannot be combined with other specials. Good for 1 night Thu, Fri, Sat or Sun Feb 20 – 24