Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’

“…An Unforgettable Overnight Stay”

June 16th, 2016 by hafford

Owner & Innkeeper, Michael Hafford We sure loved hearing that The Scranton Seahorse Inn was included in this story about unforgettable places to stay in Connecticut.   If you’re considering a vacation in Connecticut this list might help determine path.   We hope you include us & Madison in your Connecticut summer vacation 2016!

Click here to read the story written by Taylor Ellis for

See you at the inn!

Don’t forget dear old dad….

June 13th, 2016 by hafford

fathers day When you purchase a gift certificate for dad this Father’s Day we’ll put a little something special in his room when he checks in.   If you’re dad enjoys beer he’ll find a sampler six pack of cold ones in his room when he arrives.   Connecticut has some awesome breweries (including a few right here on the CT. Shoreline) and we have our favorites that we look forward to sharing.    If dad prefers chocolate covered oreos, turtles and truffles over beer just let us know.   We’ll leave a nice collection  of hand made chocolates will be left instead.

Gift certificates never expire and can be purchased in any denomination.

See you at the inn!


Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

May 27th, 2016 by hafford

25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

Here’s a great little story with some tips on great romantic getaways in Connecticut – and WE are in it!  Always a thrill for me to read about the Scranton Seahorse in these publications.   It’s a great list and I’ll admit that we are keeping some pretty good company.   Hopefully you’ll be able to add a few of these, including us, to your summer get away plans.

See you at the inn!

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Madison Fashion Affair

April 4th, 2016 by hafford

madisonfashoin2016Mark your calendars for the annual Madison Fashion Affair.   Come see what’s in style for spring and summer at the gorgeous Madison Beach Hotel on Thursday night April 21st.    Ticket sales contribute to our the College Scholarship fund for hardworking local students.

  •  Special guest appearance by Ryan Kristafer from WTNH CT Style.
  • Bid on the many silent auction items at the show
  • Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers while at the show.

Stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn the night of the show for just $140 which include an overnight stay, 2 tickets to the show and of course a full breakfast in the morning.

Call us at 203.245.0550 to reserve your seat at the show and your favorite guest room.

What to do…what to do…December 2015

December 10th, 2015 by hafford

SeahorseinndoorThere’s always plenty to do on the Connecticut Shoreline…even when it’s cold outside.   Here’s a list of suggestions for things happening in our area that should keep you occupied throughout December.

Especially for Christmas 


Activities & Performances

  • Click here to see what’s happening at The Kate.   Everything from  ballet, theater, comedy, and music all year.
  • Call Foxglove Farm and reserve your own horse drawn sleigh ride for 2 to 14 people in Lyme.
  • Don’t miss I’ll Be Home for Christmas at the Ivoryton Playhouse thru December 20th
  • Don’t miss the wonderful Christmas performances by Con Brio on December 11th & 13th
  • Everyone is welcome to sing Handel’s Messiah in Old Saybrook on December 20th,   Bring your own score.


This is really just a short list and a sampling of some of the options for you here on the Connecticut Shoreline.   We have resources for other activities so if you are looking for something else or something in particular give us call and we’ll be happy to help plan your special day(s) away.

See you at the inn!


A Last Minute September Special

September 8th, 2015 by hafford

Faulkner's IslandSeptember is a great time to be on and near the beach in Connecticut.   The weather in CT is spectacular with its’ warm days and cool nights.   I could sit on the beach all day to watch the sunrise and the sunset.  For the most part vacationers have gone back home and gone back to school leaving wide open spaces on otherwise crowded beaches.

We have a 3 night special at the Scranton Seahorse Inn throughout September that is hard to pass up.   For just $399 you get your choice of (available) guest rooms which includes a full breakfast each day.   We also have a supply of beach chairs and towels for you to borrow while you are here.   Don’t forget bike rentals are available from the inn until the end of October for just $10 a day.  The Madison Bike Share has been a great success this season and has benefited Vista Vocational along the way.

So if you’re not willing to let go of summer now is the time to make a reservation at the Scranton Seahorse Inn!  Call us for availability today.  Sorry, last minute specials cannot be used on existing reservations and do not include our two deluxe rooms.



Gift Certificates for Dad

June 16th, 2015 by hafford

fathers dayA gift certificate to the Scranton Seahorse Inn is  a great gift for dad.   While spending a night or two in Madison we’ll make sure there’s plenty to for him to do.   He can enjoy one of the the town beaches, take in a Sunday concert on the Madison green, hike the trails at East River Preserve, golf at a few near by public courses, relax with a beer at one or two of our fantastic local pubs or bistros, or enjoy a glass of wine at a local vineyard.    The list goes on and we’re happy to help plan the perfect getaway for the father(s) in your life.

Gift certificates can be purchased in increments oft $100.  For Fahter’s Day we’ll include a $25 gift card to Lenny & Joe’s fish tale restaurant – one of Madison and the CT Shoreline’s favorite seafood restaurants.

Call today to purchase your father’s day gift certificate to The Scranton Seahorse Inn.





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!

Win A Free Night! Enter Our 2105 Oscar Contest

February 3rd, 2015 by hafford


I’m ready!  Do you have your Oscar picks ready?   You still have time to get to the theater  before the Oscars are handed out on Sunday February 22.     If you’re feeling competitive (or lucky) you can participate in our annual Oscars contest right now by clicking the link below.   The person who picks the highest correct number of winners wins a free night at The Scranton Seahorse Inn.   As always, while at the inn look through our DVD library and watch any of our hundreds of movies while you relax in your guest room.    We add to our collection all the time!  Good luck everyone.   This contest closes on 2/22 @ 4pm.

Enter The Scranton Seahorse Inn Oscar Contest

In the event of a tie – a entry will be selected at random.   Results will be posted on this blog the day after the awards show.  Check back to see if you’re the big winer. 

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.