January 22nd, 2015 by hafford
You know how we love our movies here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn. We just added a bunch of movies to our DVD library that include many of this years Oscar nominees. So if you haven’t seen Boyhood, Gone Girl, Grand Budapest Hotel, or Guardians of the Galaxy they are here for your viewing pleasure. We’ll be adding more as they are released to DVD.
In addition to our celebration of Oscar Season we are offering free movie tickets to the Madison Art Cinemas for all movies that are playing in that theatre that have a nomination for an Oscar in any category. Click the link above to be directed to their website for movies listings and schedules.
Within the next couple of days I’ll be creating the ballot for our 4th annual Oscar contest where you can win a free night at The Scranton Seahorse Inn, dinner at Elizabeth’s Cafe and two movie tickets.
See you at the inn!
December 26th, 2014 by hafford
Another new year is upon us…..dare I say already..
If you are still in the planning stages of how you’ll welcome 2015 it’s not too late. There are rooms available here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn and we checked a few of our favorite great local restaurants and there are tables available too.
Don’t wait too much longer though. Call us today and we’ll be glad to book you a room and help book you a table at either Elizabeth’s Cafe, Bar Bouchee, The Wharf, or Cafe Routier.
Your room rate includes a late (10am – 11am) hot full breakfast with champagne mimosas and noon time check out. If you want to stay (or can’t get out of bed) on January 1, 2015 your room is 50% off.
Enjoy the last few days of 2014 and get yourself ready for a GREAT 2015.
See you at the inn !
December 17th, 2014 by hafford
There are many things we do here on the Connecticut shoreline in order to coexist with the cold New England weather. From skiing and skating to reading and hibernating, we each have our own ways to keep from going stir-crazy during Old Man Winter’s annual visit. One of my own favorite winter rituals is to make homemade soup. It’s healthy (well…sometimes!), satisfying and delicious, which means that in one pot I get to fulfill all of my promises to myself: live healthier, cook at home more, and eat better.
The aromas that fill the inn are second only to the reward of eating a bowl of hot homemade goodness. I enjoy it so much that I have have started sharing my ritual with our overnight Sunday guests and am calling it Souper Sundays. All guests that check in on Sunday are invited into the kitchen to help me prepare what will become the Sunday supper that we will share at dinner time. It’s a time to bring the ever-changing Scranton Seahorse Inn guest community together to do something fun, healthy and, if we do it right – utterly delicious.
Book your room with us and enjoy a perfect stay at a classic Connecticut bed and breakfast that includes a cooking class and dinner with (new) friends. Bring your own favorite wine if you wish, and we’ll provide the soup, bowls, and spoons!
- December 14th: Butternut Squash with Sage and Apple & New England Style Clam Chowder
- December 21st: Creamy Chicken Chowder & Spicy Red Pepper Bisque
See you at the inn!
December 1st, 2014 by hafford
We hope that you’ll join us for our last wine dinner of the season. I’ll be joined in the kitchen by Chef Paul Barron and we have put together an amazing hearty 5 course December dinner paired with some delicious wines from our friends and the Madison Wine Exchange. We are limited to 18th seats so call us to make your reservations. Rates for an overnight stay on Saturday and dinner for two start at $380.
Saturday . December 13th . 7PM
Cato Farms – Hooligan
local honey / grilled brioche
Ginger-Orange Grilled Shrimp
belgium endive / watercress / frisee / pomegranate sherry vinaigrette
Roasted Pumpkin Risotto
wild mushroom / toasted pumpkin seeds
Roast Pork Shoulder
parsnip puree / brussels sprouts & bacon / whole grain mustard / sage jus
Pair of Pears
bosc pear ice cream / poached pear
October 29th, 2014 by hafford
Our CSA from Bishops Orchard’s provided us with a bounty of local squash and pumpkin this season. This leaves us no choice but to invite you into the Scranton Seahorse Inn kitchen to help cook up some of our favorite perfectly sweet fall flavors. In this class we’ll start off by discussing the local varieties of squash and roasting techniques before we get started with a hands on class creating:
- Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Cheese Cake
- Pumpkin Harvest Bread
- Pumpkin Cannoli
- Wednesday November 12th
- 5:30 – 8:30 (approximately
- Maximum 8 students
- $50 class only or
- $160 class & over night accommodations (single occupancy, $210 – double)
Call me at 203.245.0550 today to reserve your spot. See you at the inn!
October 28th, 2014 by hafford
We have rooms at such great prices this weekend it’ll scare you! Any of our standard rooms with a queen bed and private bath are just $150 and our deluxe rooms are $200. No minimum night requirement. Of course breakfast is included in the morning and don’t forget that on Sunday you get to sleep in an extra hour! Come explore the shoreline and take advantage of the great fall weather while it lasts.
Call the inn at 203.245.0550 to reserve your room for Friday or Saturday.
October 21st, 2014 by hafford
….these are a few of my favorite things! Bill and I have been hard at work sampling a lot of the harvest beers and we’ve picked our favorites. The next step was to pair them with some of our all time favorite cheese. Now we can’t wait to share the results of our research with our guests. For the next few weeks during autumn rather than wine and cheese we’ll be featuring a harvest beer and cheese hour. Book your room and join us in the common dining room each night at 5pm and we’ll sample a few of my favorite things….
See you at the inn!
September 25th, 2014 by hafford
Theo & Cash at Chatfield Hollow
Come take in the beauty of New England and Connecticut this fall and enjoy a special treat when you join us on the trails. This October trail guides Theo and Cash invite you to join them on their morning hike (ok, they run and WE hike). We’ll leave the inn at dawn with coffee or tea in hand and drive to one of our many favorite spots where the foliage and nature are sure to gently wake bodies and minds and set a wonderful tone for the rest of the day. Our hikes will range from 45 minutes to an hour and difficulty will be easy to moderate. All you need to do is bring the right hiking shoes. Chasing squirrels optional. At the end of our hike we head back to the inn for a hot and fulfilling breakfast.
Our tail hiking package is available every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in October (weather permitting) and will include a Scranton Seahorse Inn travel mug for each hiker (filled with your favorite hot morning beverage ) and pr- hike home made fruit and nut energy bars. Please join us as we can’t think of a more perfect way to show off the beauty of our great state. Make your reservations early – Cash & Theo look forward to meeting you.
September 24th, 2014 by hafford
As we do each year we will salute veterans for Veteran’s Day with an offer of a free room at The Scranton Seahorse Inn. If you are a veteran we welcome you to be our guest and to stay with us on the evening of Monday November 10th.
Once checked in, all are invited to joins us Monday evening for a wine and cheese reception. After our breakfast service on Tuesday all are invited to attend a special Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11am on Madison’s Town Green.
This offer is for all veterans. Because we’d like to make certain we reach as many veterans as possible we limit to this to
veterans that have not already stayed with us on Veterans’ Day in prior years.
Please call us today at 203.245.0550 to book your room for Monday November 10th.
Can’t make it for Veteran’s Day? Ask for our Veteran’s Discount which we offer every day.
September 2nd, 2014 by hafford
Every year the public is invited to tour the home of one of the oldest light houses in Connecticut – Faulkner’s Island. Be sure to make your plans to visit the island and the light house the first week in September this year. Visit faulknerslight.org for information on the island, the lighthouse and tours.