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An overnight stay, a cooking class, and dinner – all for 1 price!

December 17th, 2014 by hafford

Souper Sundays 

Spicy Red Pepper SoupThere 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!

 

 

 

Annual Gift Certificate Sale Starts Monday December 1st!

December 1st, 2014 by hafford

Gift certificateTime for big savings on your gift certificates for the holidays.    Purchase a Scranton Seahorse Inn gift certificate today for a family member, friends and even yourself and save 25%.   Gift certificates in denominations of $200, 300, 400 and 500 are all available for 25% off.   That’s right you can get $500 gift certificate for just $375.

  • Gift certificates will be emailed to the purchaser the day of purchase
  • Gift certificate sale  runs 12/1/14 – 12/23/14
  • Gift Certificates purchased this month are valid beginning 1/1/15 and never expire.

 

Call the Scranton Seahorse Inn @ 203.245.0550 today and cross some gifts off your holiday shopping list.

See you at the inn!

 

Winter Wine Dinner on December 13th

December 1st, 2014 by hafford

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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

prosecco

 Ginger-Orange Grilled Shrimp

belgium endive / watercress / frisee / pomegranate sherry vinaigrette

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

wild mushroom / toasted pumpkin seeds

white burgundy

 Roast Pork Shoulder

parsnip puree / brussels sprouts & bacon / whole grain mustard / sage jus

pinot noir

Pair of Pears

bosc pear ice cream / poached pear

tawny port

 

 

Cooking Class – Pumpkin!

October 29th, 2014 by hafford

Pumpkin 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

Details:

  • 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!

 

 

Halloween Weekend – Last Minute Special

October 28th, 2014 by hafford

Welcome to the Haunted Scranton Seahorse InnWe 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.

Beer & Cheese

October 21st, 2014 by hafford

beer-cheese….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!

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.

Free Tours of Faulkner’s Island

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.

Faulkner's Island

 

 

 

 

Shop Madison Sidewalk Sale & Save On Your Room Too

July 26th, 2014 by hafford

Comfiest B&B on the CT Shoreline for 2012

 

Sunday is the last day of Madison’s annual sidewalk sales and we just increased your opportunity to save even more money.   Stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn Sunday July 27th while you shop and we’ll take 10% off your bill for $100 you spend (up to 30%).

 

 

 

 

Here’s our suggested itinerary for a perfect Sunday:

  • Check in early
  • Shop the day away at the great shops and boutiques in Madison
  • Relax at the Scranton Seahorse Inn during our complimentary wine and cheese hour
  • Grab one of our lawn chairs and head to the Madison Town Green to enjoy Sunday’s free concert  with the Larry Steven’s Band
  • dinner at Bar Bouchee.

Who’s better than you!?     Call 203.245.0550 to book your room today.   See you at the inn!

 

 

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