Posts Tagged ‘Bed & Breakfast’

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!

Mint & Green Tea Simple Syrup Recipe

July 15th, 2015 by hafford

mintThis is for the mint lovers out there.   Recent guests from San Diego Maureen and Carlton asked me to please post this recipe so here it is guys!

We grow our own mint out in the garden and I’m forever trying to come with different ways to use it.   I like this recipe for a simple syrup infused with green tea and fresh mint.   I toss local fresh ripe cantaloupe and/or watermelon with this fragrant syrup and serve it as a first course in the summer months when the ingredients are fresh.   When you’re done a little of this sweet syrup goes a long way to taste test as you add it to your fruits of choice.  If you try it Let me know what you think.

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1.5  cups water
  • 1 T white corn syrup
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1/2 c packed fresh mint leaves

Combine the sugar, water and corn syrup in a sauce pan can cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes.   Don’t let the syrup boil but heat long enough to make sure the granulated sugar is completely dissolved.

Chop the mint and place 1/2 of it in a mesh tea bag or infuser and set aside the other 1/2 aside.  Place the infuser filled with mint and the green tea bag in the syrup.    Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool completely (about 1 hour).

When cool remove the mint the green tea.    Stir in the remaining mint.  This will last in a covered container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

Enjoy!

Last Minute Special – Save $50!

June 28th, 2015 by hafford

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Everyone needs to getaway sometime and The Scranton Seahorse Inn is here to help you make that happen.   Celebrate the end of June and the start of July with us here in Madison on the Connecticut Shoreline.   When you book Tuesday June 30th and Wednesday July 1st we’ll take $25 off each night.   This offer is good for these two nights only and you must book both nights for the discount.    A delicious hot breakfast is always included.

Get here before the July 4th crowds and enjoy some beach time.   Remember we have beach passes for free parking, towels, & chairs so pack lightly.    Bike rentals are available for just $10 a day.

See you at the inn!

Last Minute June Special – Free Night

June 12th, 2015 by hafford

side-historyLooking for a last minute special for your June weekend?   We have a great one starting Sunday June 14th.    Book any room on Sunday and Monday and Tuesday is free.   Spend 3 nights in Madison and on the Connecticut Shoreline for less than $400.  We’ll call it our Flag Day Special.    Call the Scranton Seahorse Inn today at 203.245.0550 to book your room while they last.  Offer is valid June 14-16th only.

See you at the inn!

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

May 30th, 2015 by hafford

RhubarbCoffeeCakeYou know I love my rhubarb.  The only thing that I don’t like about it is that the growing season for rhubarb in Connecticut is too short.   I take advantage of the local harvest, including from my own garden, as much as I can.   A lot of our guests here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn have asked for this recipe – even from some that didn’t think they liked rhubarb.  The small chop on the rhubarb in this recipe doesn’t overwhelm but provides tasty tart bites.  The combination of the wheat and all purpose flour provide a nice nutty aroma and flavor.   I hope you enjoy this Rhubarb Coffee Cake recipe.
CAKE:
 1 pound finely chopped rhubarb
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
5 tablespoons butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup  sour cream
1/2 teaspoon orange extract or 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
STREUSEL:
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. To prepare cake, combine rhubarb and 2 tablespoons flour in a medium bowl; toss well to coat.

3. Place brown sugar and 5 tablespoons butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream, rind, and vanilla; beat until well combined.

4. Lightly spoon 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Fold in rhubarb mixture. This is a thick batter.  Spread evenly into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.

5. To prepare streusel, combine turbinado sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 forks until mixture is crumbly; stir in nuts. Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.   Invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely.   Cut into squares and enjoy.

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.

Mother’s Day Weekend – Last Minute Special

May 7th, 2015 by hafford

Cash at sunrise at Madison Surf Club

Cash at sunrise at the Madison town beach

We have some rooms left for the next week at reduced rates so no more excuses.  Pack your overnight bag and come stay on the Connecticut coast and enjoy the sunrises, the May flowers and sunny beaches.   Our rooms start at just $139 for the next week and that rate includes breakfast.   And, if you’re interested, Cash and Theo will be available for petting and hugging.

Call us today and make your reservation while rooms last.

See you at the inn!

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.

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