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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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Special

March 2nd, 2012 by hafford

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday meant to commemorate and celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.   On a day that seems like everyone is Irish we celebrate St. Patrick’s by church services, wearing green, or sharing a beer (or two!) with good friends.

Here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn we’ll celebrate with food and drink.    Stay with us St. Patrick’s Day weekend (Friday or Saturday)and enjoy some homemade traditional irish fare.  Special room rates will include a full dinner with your choices of corned beef and cabbage,  beef and Guinness stew, Irish soda bread, and of course a helping Guinness and Irish Whiskey.  For dessert we’ll have our house made Guinness Ice Cream.    A traditional Irish breakfast will be served in the morning.  

Once you are done with dinner there are several Irish pubs here on the shoreline where you can continue to celebrate the day.    To help send you on your way we’ll provide you with a special pub crawl map  and a card for shoreline taxi.

Room rates are inclusive of dinner and breakfast and start at $225 per night.   Please call the inn at 203.245.0550

The Annual Scranton Seahorse Inn Oscar Contest – Win A Free Night at the Inn

February 24th, 2012 by hafford

It’s time for our annual Oscar Contest!    We love the movies so Oscar time is always fun around here.   If you like movies (or even if you don’t!) you can participate in our contest to be eligible to win a FREE night at the inn and a DVD of Beginners, one of our favorite movies from this past year and Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actor.   It was a great year for movies and we have recently added many of the Oscar nominated films to our DVD library.    So if you have yet to see The Help, Moneyball, Bridesmaids, The Warrior, Beginners, Margin Call, The Ides of March, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, A Better Life, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 now is the time to stay a night or two at the Scranton Seahorse Inn to watch a few.   The contest is easy, just follow the link below and enter your name then answer the 10 multiple choice questions about this years Oscar nominees.

Sorry….the contest is closed….Good Luck!

Speaking of the Oscars.   There are two great events happening on the shoreline on Sunday night that include live telecasts of the ceremony.    The Oscars in Madison  is happening just steps from our door and includes a gourmet meal, champagne and cocktails, an exclusive fashion show and the telecast of the Oscars on the big screen at The Madison Art Cinemas.  

At the amazing Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Hollywood comes to Old Saybrook! Experience the Oscars live on the big screen in HD. Dedicated to Oscar-winning actor and Connecticut resident Art Carney. Walk the red carpet, enjoy hors d’oeuvre and cash bar, and participate in the Silent Auction and raffle. All proceeds to benefit The Kate.

So whether you want to go out and celebrate the Oscars in high fashion or stay in with a bottle of wine in one of our comfy cozy guest rooms we’re ready for you.   All rooms on Sunday are offered at a 20% discount.   Call us today at 203.245.0550 and reserve your favorite room. 

Dont forget to enter the contest!!!   Winner will be announced on Monday morning.   

Last Minute Presidents Day Special

February 17th, 2012 by hafford

George Washington and Arbraham Lincoln

Presidents Day is an official holiday commemorating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. What that translates into is a three day weekend which for many is the real celebration. We salute our 1st and 16th presidents by offering a last minute special.   All available rooms on Friday 17th through Tuesday 21st are just $100.   
 
Happy Birthday Mr. President.

Scranton Seahorse Inn & The Madison Food Pantry

November 5th, 2011 by hafford

So many families across our great country are finding themselves in need of the things many of us take for granted on a daily basis.  Food, electricity, heat, medical care… 

We are blessed to be in the good company of the all volunteer organization Madison Community Services whose motto is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.    Their mission is dedicated to helping citizens of Madison through the availability of free programs in response to the needs of the local citizens. The services include transportation to medical appointments, financial crisis assistance, holiday food baskets, a supplemental food pantry, children’s summer camp scholarships, and school supply assistance.

We want to do our part.  Throughout November and December we will have a bin at the inn collecting non perishable food items from our guests.   If you can’t bring them with you, we are steps away from a supermarket!  In return for our guests generosity we will deduct $10 from their room charge and donate that directly to the Madison Food Pantry. 

It’s great to be in good company.

 

Autumn Snow Storm in Connecticut

October 30th, 2011 by hafford

CL & P Power Outage Legend

Connecticut got hammered by an autumn storm yesterday!   Many towns are without power and are told to be prepared to be without power for a few days.   Unlike Irene, when the temperatures were in the 80′s for the week, it’s cold!
 
Fortunately we did NOT lose power and we’re prepared to help those who did.  We’ve significantly reduced our rates for those that need a place to call home until power is back.  Give us call and we’ll make sure you’re in a warm bed for the next few nights. 
 

Dinners at the Farm, Madison Connecticut

July 19th, 2011 by hafford

Dinner Madison CTWhat happens when great personalities come up with an idea to generate awareness of the importance and vitality of our local farming community?  Things like Dinners at the Farm happen.    And they’re happening right here on the Connecticut shoreline at Madison’s Barberry Farm and East Lyme’s White Gate Farm.

Beginning this weekend and continuing for several weeks you have the opportunity to eat delicous food prepared by some of the best chefs in CT and at the same time reconnect farming, cooking, and eating.  Each event includes a tour of the farm followed by a 6 course menu including paired wines.    And that’s not all.    Dinners at the Farm also strengthens our community by helping to raise funds for local agricultural and humanitarian non-profit organizations.

There are still limited tickets available so check out the schedule and tickets page today.  

Barberry Farms is just 2 minutes and White Gate Farm is just 30 minutes from our door.   Make your farm dinner an overnight stay and enjoy a continuation of great local food during breakfast at the Scranton Seahorse Inn.

It’s great to be in good company.

Strawberry Jam

July 6th, 2011 by hafford

As I mentioned in a previous post we’re very excited about our part in the CSA at Bishop’s Orchards.    Part of our share last week was a few quarts of strawberries.   Because we had such terrible weather this spring our strawberry crop here in CT was not abundant.  In fact the season lasted just a few short weeks and I didn’t even get out to pick any.   This is why the CSA is so perfect! 

Strawberry jam on the cooktop...

Strawberries are my favorite berry so I need to make homemade strawberry jam at least once a year.   Yesterday I made my champagne strawberry jam.    The perfect sweetness of the local strawberries, the sweet champagne and tart fresh squeezed lemon juice produced several jars of perfect jam.   

 My guests went crazy spreading it over my homemade buttermilk biscuits this morning.

Community Supported Agriculture at the Scranton Seahorse Inn

June 21st, 2011 by hafford

We had a very exciting weekend at the inn.   Not only was it a beautiful spring weekend but it was our first weekend when we cooked with the fruits and vegetables from our CSA share from Bishops Orchards.   Connecticut has had a wet & cold spring so we’ve been anxiously waiting for our local & sustainable produce to be ripe for picking.   Let’s back up a bit…

What’s a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture?  As far as food propositions go it’s about as simple as it gets.   You find a local farm and buy a share and every week during the growing season you pick up a box of whatever goodies are being pulled from the fields right now.    It also lets you enjoy the best parts of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables without the responsibility for the weeding and watering.   In our case, our CSA share from Bishop’s supplements our own gardens and what we buy at the farmers markets.

In our first box we were very excited to find multiple varieties of lettuce, sugar snap peas, spinach, basil, and strawberries!   And, in turn our guests enjoyed fresh strawberry scones and strawberry lemon muffins.   I also made a delicous spinach frittata, a guest favorite.  

I’m looking forward to creating some magnificent menus this growing season and providing fresh & healthy meals to our guests.