What to do…what to do…December 2015
Especially for Christmas
- Fantasy of Lights @ Light House Park in New Haven – thru January 6th.
- Torch Light Parade on Main Street in Old Saybrook – December 12th @6pm
- Lantern Light Tours @Mystic Seaport in Mystic – thru December 20th
- Holiday House Tour – Downtown Essex – December 12th
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.
- Annual holiday show at Susan Powell Gallery in downtown Madison thru January 31st.
- Check out the American Craft for the Holidays @ the Guilford Arts Center thru January 3rd.
- Connecticut Landscapes at the Florence Griswold Museum through January 31st.
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!
Oh Yes it’s Ladies Night
It’s time shop local this Thursday from 5 – 8pm in downtown Madison. Checkin at Moxie or Cafe Allegre for a glass of wine and to get your map and your wristband and let the shopping begin. The wristband enters you into a drawing and gets you discounts at participating shops and restaurants all night long. Stroll downtown Madison and enjoy the spirit of the holidays with friends and family. Spend the night and save even more. The Scranton Seahorse Inn will deduct $10 for every $100 you spend We’ll tally your receipts Friday morning before checking out after breakfast.
Maximum discount $50. Does not include restaurants. Call today and reserve your favorite room and get ready for some fun.
See you at the inn!
A Last Minute September Special
September 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.
An overnight stay, a cooking class, and dinner – all for 1 price!
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 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!
Winter Wine Dinner on December 13th
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
Ginger-Orange Grilled Shrimp
belgium endive / watercress / frisee / pomegranate sherry vinaigrette
Roasted Pumpkin Risotto
wild mushroom / toasted pumpkin seeds
Roast Pork Shoulder
parsnip puree / brussels sprouts & bacon / whole grain mustard / sage jus
Pair of Pears
bosc pear ice cream / poached pear
Cooking Class – 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
- 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!
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!
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.
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
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.
Shop Madison Sidewalk Sale & Save On Your Room Too
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!