Archive for the ‘In Good Company’ Category

Best Bed & Breakfast

July 29th, 2015 by hafford

bestofWe loved hearing that we won this category in a local readers poll.   Feedback from our friends and guests make it all worth while and we send a big THANK YOU to all of you.

What tickles us even more about this is that while there a lot of places to stay in the New Haven and  CT Shoreline area the top three places to stay in this poll are right here in Madison.    So there you have it  – Madison is a special place to visit and now you know that it’s a great place to stay too.   Come visit for a day or two or three.  We are here all year and would love to see you (again).

Read this great story about Madison Connecticut that was in the Hartford Courant recently.

 

See you at the inn!

May 28th – National Hamburger Day

May 28th, 2015 by hafford

Burgers

 

Not that we need an excuse to eat another hamburger but Thursday May 28th is National Hamburger Day so it’s really an obligation for today.    Besides eating a hamburger I thought I should share with you some of our favorite places to enjoy a hamburger.     They are all a short drive from the inn so if you come spend a weekend with us you have choices.

1.  Augur’s Irish Pub is our favorite hangout located near the green in Guilford.   This is truly local favorite where great people gather and great people work.   The burgers are big juicy and hand formed and cooked to perfection.   This is a no frills burger that a traditionalist will love!   It’s served on a hard roll with lettuce and tomato and a side of chips.  Plenty of local brews available on tap and in bottle.   This is our favorite place to watch the Red Sox and the Patriots.    The owner is a Jets fan but we lover her none the less.

2.  If size matters you won’t be disappointed with the burgers at Christy’s right here near the beach in Madison.  These monsters are served with a steak knife and fries.    My favorite is the chili burger topped with homemade chili, cheddar, and onion.   I never think I’ll ever be able to finish it but I always do.

3.  We love heading out to Old Saybrook and trying one of the dozens of burgers (and dogs) off the menu at The Rabbit Hole.  I don’t think I’ve tried them all yet but I am working on it.    The beer list is absolutely endless too so be prepared to make multiple visits so you can try every burger and every beer.    There are multiple TV’s  so you’ll find favorite team on one of them.

4.  Moxie is a fabulous gastropub here in Madison and a short 2 minute walk from the Scranton Seahorse Inn.    The burger and fries have become a local favorite.    I can’t get enough of the Cowboy Up Burger with jalepeno poppers and BBQ melted onions.   Lot’s of outdoor seating with great wines and a list of ever changing craft beers.    You’ll be happy you can walk there and back.

If you try out any of our favorites please let us know what you think.  Follow this link to another handy resource to great burgers and brews.

It’s great to be in good company!

 

25% off for Paramedics in May

May 8th, 2015 by hafford

ParamedicEvery month we honor people from different professions.  We try to bring them together in one place for a night or two to find new friends with common interests and to share favorite stories.   In May we honor paramedics and emergency medical technicians.  We know they work hard and we respect what they do and we are offering 25% off their bill throughout May.   With that we hope to encourage them to take a break and relax with us here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.    If you are one of these people, or know one that you’d like to treat, this is place to be in May.

Call 203.245.0550 to check availability and make your reservation.

Teachers need a recess too…..

April 9th, 2015 by hafford

Teachers are GreatLast month we celebrated nurses and this month we celebrate teachers.   If you’re a teacher and you’re lucky enough to have a bit of a break in April we hope you’ll spend a night or two at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.   All month long teachers will enjoy a 20% discount off their room rates.  We recognize your hard work, long hours and the pressures of your jobs during the school year (which seems to be getting longer and longer…) and want to you to know we are here to help you relax.   Come stay with us and walk the beaches before the summer crowds get here, hike the trails, sip wine at Chamard, take in a live performance at The Kate, dine at Moxie,  or get a massage.  Or do everything.   Or, maybe it’s time take a recess from everything and do nothing.  

Call 203.245.0550 today for reservations and we promise not to mention parent-teacher conferences at all when you’re here.

 

We Celebrate Nurses in March

March 5th, 2015 by hafford

nursingCalling all nurses!  We recognize how hard you work and want you to know how much you mean to us and our families when we are sick or even when we are striving to remain healthy.   If you’re a nurse or have a favorite nurse in your doctor’s office, or work with a nurse please let them know that for the entire month of March 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 for your favorite nurse.    Feel free to share a story about your favorite nurse on our blog.  We’d love to hear from you.

See you at the inn!

Call 203.245.0550 to make a reservation today.

Fall Hikes with Theo & Cash

September 25th, 2014 by hafford

 

Theo & Cash at Chatfield Hollow

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.

Honoring Veterans

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.

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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.

Beautiful works at Susan Powell Fine Art, downtown Madison

June 13th, 2014 by hafford

james-magner-long-island-sound-from-madisonIt’s such a privilege to have Susan Powell and her gallery in the center of Madison. Any day of the week and any time of year you can count on beautiful works of art adorning the gallery walls. And, if you’re lucky to be in town for an opening, you’ll meet Susan and the talented artists she brings to us. There is such an opening tonight, June 13th. The work of two artists, Del-Bourree Bach and James Magner, side by side on display thru July 13th. If you appreciate images of life by the sea you don’t want to miss this exhibition of paintings that deliver images of boats, sea life, and landscapes of the sea and marsh. A meet the artists reception is being held from 5-8pm on Friday June 13th.

It’s great to be In Good Company….

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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