Posts Tagged ‘getaway’

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.

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!

 

 

Celebrating Nurses in April

March 27th, 2014 by hafford

nursingEvery month at the Scranton Seahorse Inn we pick a profession to celebrate  and welcome to our inn with a special discount.  This April we are celebrating and honoring nurses.   We know and recognize how hard these individuals work and how much they mean to us and our families when we are sick or even when we are striving to remain healthy.   We really enjoy having groups of similar professionals staying with us.   There’s always opportunity to make friends and connections during our wine and cheese hour or at breakfast having light conversation, sharing experiences,  and most important enjoying much needed down time.

If you’re a nurse, have a favorite nurse in your doctor’s office, or work with a nurse please let them know that for the entire month of April 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 your favorite nurse.

See you at the inn!

Call 203.245.0550 to make a reservation today.

 

March=Lion=Last Minute Special!

February 28th, 2014 by hafford

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LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!

March is certainly rolling in like a lion with cold weather and a little bit of snow.   We’ll beat that ferocious entry with a great last minute special for all our available rooms.   For the last days of February and first days of March our rooms are just $110 and that includes a full breakfast.  Book on line or over the phone at 203.245.0550 and mention our blog posting to take advantage of this last minute deal.    Spend oscar weekend on the Connecticut Shoreline at the Scranton Seahorse Inn!

See you at the inn!

Not valid for existing reservations.  Cannot be combined with other specials, discounts or offers.

Last Minute Special thru February 23rd

February 20th, 2014 by hafford

 

$110 ROOMS THIS WEEKEND

Feeling like a shut in these days?  Cabin fever got a hold of you?   According to the local weather stations we’re going to see 40 & 50 degree weather this weekend.   That means you need to dust yourself off and get out of the house.    Come to the Connecticut shoreline and Madison and enjoy the great outdoors.   You have multiple options for hiking here including along the beach at Hammonassett.   It will be great weather for the beautiful eagle watches in the area too.   Consider checking in here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn and then venturing out for night.     Try nearby Chamard Vineyards while sampling some of their wine and listening to great live music.   Or walk 2 minutes and enjoy the great French fare at Bar Bouchee.

What ever you decide we got you covered with special room rates of $110 in our Long Island Mist, Sunlight Serenade or Seaside Garden guest rooms.   Just call us at 203.245.0550 and ask for the last minute special.    See you in Madison!

Cannot be combined with other specials.   Good for 1 night Thu, Fri, Sat or Sun Feb 20 – 24

Special Rates Just For Teachers

February 16th, 2014 by hafford

teacherCalling all teachers and educators!   I’m not even sure there is a winter break (again) this year but in the event there is I have special rates through the end of February just for you.   It’s my way of saying thank your for all you do  and to let you know I think the future looks brighter every day thanks in part to your hard work.

These darn breaks seem to disappear and dwindle away with every snow flake that falls from the sky so if you have just a short window of opportunity to escape you really should.   Of course it would be really great if you escaped to the Scranton Seahorse Inn.   When you let us know that you’re a teacher/educator  we’ll take 25% off your room rate whether it’s 1, 2, or 3 nights.   And if you really need to decompress don’t forget to ask about our fantastic massage therapist who comes on site.

A full breakfast is included every day of your stay and I promise there will be no parent-teacher conferences while you are here.

 

 

President’s Day Weekend Room Specials

February 15th, 2014 by hafford

50It’s President’s Day weekend which means some people have a 3 day weekend.    Hooray for you if you do.   We’d like to help celebrate by saving you a Ulysses S. Grant for each night you stay on any room booked today (2/15).    That’s $50!  Don’t worry I had to look it up too.

Just give us a call at the inn at 203.245.0550 and mention this post.

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

February 12th, 2014 by hafford

callebautThere’s never any need to wait for a holiday to enjoy this chocolate feast.    It’s a great treat to enjoy with friends while you linger at the table after dinner.   And, while they are pretty, a fondue pot is not necessary.   Make your fondue on the stove and when you are ready to serve pour it into a pretty bowl.   When (if!) the chocolate gets too cool just reheat it.  I’ve even used a microwave to reheat.

Choosing your dippers is the fun part.   Use fresh fruits like bananas and strawberries, dried fruits like apricot and chunks of mango, lemony pound cake cut into cubes, marshmallows, and my favorite rice krispie treats.   When arranged nicely on a platter and presented to family or guests you’ll instantly turn into a superhero.  Provide plenty of wooden skewers so everyone can dip and dip and dip.

 

  • 6 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate.  I use Callebaut bittersweet which is available in the specialty food aisle of most supermarkets.
  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, optional
  • 3 tablespoons  butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite liqueur (such as Frangelico, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Tia Maria, Amaretto, or a brandy) (optional)

Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized heatproof bowl and set aside.

Combine the  1/2 & 1/2, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring just to a simmer, stirring often. 

Remove from heat and pour immediately over the chocolate.  Let stand until the chocolate has melted, then stir gently until smooth.  Whisk in vanilla extract and the liqueur until smooth and shiny.

Place the chocolate sauce in a fondue pot over a low flame or bowl and serve with your dippers.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups (360 ml).Preparation time15 minutes.

 

Souper Sundays!!

January 3rd, 2014 by hafford

Spicy Red Pepper Soup

Our Soup this Sunday  (FEBRUARY 23rd)  is Russian Borscht w/ Beef.

There 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 new year resolutions: 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 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!

See you at the inn!

 

 

 

Oh no! Not the End of Summer Already…

September 1st, 2013 by hafford

Is September really here already?!

hd-cuisineWe refuse to let summer fade away so quickly.  There’s still plenty of summer fun, sunshine, lobster and beer to be had.   We’re going to help you extend your summer holiday by offering some decreased room rates.  Join us any day labor day week and take advantage of our End of Summer Sale.  The Long Island Mist and The Sunlight Serenade are just $110 all week.    Of course we promise to serve up a delicious breakfast using fresh and local produce each day you’re here.  Check availability and book on line to take  advantage of this special offer.

Sorry, this offer cannot be combined with other discounts, bed and breakfast gift cards or existing reservations.

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