Scranton Seahorse Inn

Small Business Saturday

Support Your Local Small Businesses On Saturday November 30

 

Small Business Saturday 2019The Scranton Seahorse Inn and all the shops in the town of Madison, Connecticut are hoping to see you on Small Business Saturday.    Come to our town and find the best of local merchants that are offering specials and superior customer service.   Why is shopping small so important not only on this day, but everyday:

“Small business is the backbone of local economies.   In fact, one study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 of it stays within the local economy — compared to just $43 for large businesses.

But, more than that, small businesses create an atmosphere — the vibrant, unique elements of a community. They give community members a point of local connection and common experience. In this way, they collectively become woven into the fabric of a community’s image….”

2 free mugs on Small Business Saturday

The Scranton Seahorse Inn annual gift certificate sale begins on Saturday and continues until 12/24/19.    For every $250 we will include an additional $25 gift certificate that can be redeemed at the same time or at a later date.   And,  On Small Business Saturday we will include a bonus of 2 ceramic Seahorse Inn Mugs  that you can  include with your gift (or keep for yourself!)

.Stop in to the inn at 818 Boston Post Road in Madison on Saturday November 30th to purchase your gift certificates.   We’ll also be serving complimentary spiked & mulled cider from noon until 4pm.

If you can’t make it to the inn on Saturday and want to take advantage of our 1 day only free mugs offer we will be taking phone orders at 203.245.0550 from 12pm – 4pm.

See you Saturday while you support your local!!  

FREE ROOMS FOR VETERANS

Veteran’s Day is Monday November 11th and in honor to all those that are serving or have served we offer guest rooms free of charge.    If you are a veteran or know a veteran that would appreciate or are in need of a relaxing night away please send them our way.   It’s always our privilege at the Scranton Seahorse Inn to honor veterans for their service with this offer.

If you are able and have time please observe Veterans Day by finding services or dedications in your town and attending them.

Call Michael at 203.245.0550 to reserve a complimentary room.

 

End of Summer Special – Tuesdays Are Free

Am I really already posting an end of summer special?   It seems like the warm summer sunshine  just arrived and now in a few short weeks school will be starting all over and the wind down of Summer 2019 begins.

The good news is there is still plenty of time (and sunshine) left to plan a last minute getaway to the beach here  in Madison, Connecticut.   So if have haven’t taken the time or made the time to relax with your butt in the sand, the Scranton Seahorse Inn End of Summer Special is too good to pass up.    We have the inside scoop and great tips on the best places to relax, kayak, hike, eat and drink.

 

Any Tuesday night stay is free when you book a Sunday and Monday night.   The beaches are quieter on these days, there’s plenty of seating at our great restaurants in Madison, there are sunrises and sunsets that shouldn’t be missed.   Please make the time to call us today to  book your mini end of summer vacation before I make a new post about a winter special!

Offer is good thru the end of September and is valid only when reservations are made over the phone at 203.245.0550.

Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner….all week!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinners 

 

We will be serving our over night guests a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner every night the week March 17th – March 21st.

Join us any night  as we feature choices of Shepard’s Pie, Grilled Salmon, or Irish Lamb Stew in our dining room from 5-7pm.   Irish dinners are included in your room rate.  BYOG (bring your own Guinness).

We will also be serving some delicious Irish breakfast each morning too!

Call us at 203.245.0550 to book your room and reserve a seat at the table.

 

Turn The Tide On Plastic

Eliminating single use plastic is a worldwide initiative that gets a tremendous amount of press.  Educating yourself and then taking small steps to improve your own footprint isn’t difficult to do.

To help educate and to encourage there has been an active town wide program here in Madison for a few months that has been adopted quickly and effectively.   Our “Turning The Tide on Plastic” is not mandated but has seen a lot of success.  Chamber of Commerce executive director Eileen Banisch stated “we want people to want to do this, not have to do this”.  Many of our local businesses have taken steps to immediately eliminate plastic products from their offering.   For example, don’t be surprised if the straw in your water is a paper straw and don’t be offended if you’re encouraged stop using single use bags from the grocery store.

Because of our proximity on Long Island Sound we have a very keen interest on the amount of pollution that we can easily eliminate.  I’m very lucky in life that I get to walk the beach every day all year round.   I long for the day that I don’t have to pick up garbage while I’m walking.

Here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn we are taking steps to help too.

  • We have a 5-gallon bottle of water dispenser that we encourage guests to use to refill their reusable water bottles
  • Our soap is hand made locally and wrapped in recycled paper
  • Beginning this summer our toiletries and amenities will be packaged in recycled and recyclable material.

I’d love to hear what you’re doing as an individual, family or town to help Turn The Tide on Plastic.

We look forward to seeing you at The Scranton Seahorse Inn soon.

Calling All Last Minute Shoppers

GIFT CERTIFICATES

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE YOU FORGOT TO BUY A GIFT FOR

 

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the hard to buy for people in your life?  Or maybe the person you didn’t know your were supposed to buy a gift for but you heard they bought you a gift and now you need to buy them a gift?  Here’s an idea….A gift certificate to the Scranton Seahorse Inn!

Perfect for moms, dads, sons, daughters, wife, husband, your ex-hunsbands new wife (part Christmas gift part thank you gift!), your fiancé, your favorite caretaker, your kids awesome teacher, an outstanding employee, a friend, an enemy (soon to be ex-enemy), neighbor, olympic athlete (someone please buy one for Gus Kenworthy) your doctor, your dentist and of course yourself.

Purchase before December 21st and receive it in the mail before Christmas.  If you purchase after December 22nd we will email you a copy to print on your color printer.

Call us today at 203.245.0550 to order your gift certificate for the Scranton Seahorse Inn.   We have a few new expensive cartridges in our inkjet and we’re ready.

Merry Christmas!

We Honor Our Veterans

Free Rooms For Veterans

Veteran’s Day Monday November  12th

 

We respectfully invite veterans to join us for a complimentary overnight stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn on Monday November 12th.  It’s our small token of appreciation to honor those who have served or are serving our country in a capacity we can never truly repay.

Come spend then night in Madison, Connecticut and on the Connecticut shoreline for a day and night of rest and relaxation.   If you are local and cannot stay with us overnight please join us for a complimentary welcome reception with wine and light refreshments in our dining room from 5-7pm.

Veteran’s call today at 203.245.0550 to reserve your room.

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT CERTIFICATES

Mother’s Day

Gift Certificates Available

 

Help the mom(s) in your life relax and rejuvenate.   Life these days can be hectic.  Does your mom forget to getaway to take a break and get pampered?     A gift certificate for a stay at The Scranton Seahorse Inn will help her remember that it’s time to getaway!

We’ll be sure to take care of mom while she’s here and point her in the direction of our favorite spas, shopping boutiques, beaches and restaurants – all of which she can walk to while she’s here.   It’s as though Madison, Connecticut was built for moms!

As an added bonus we’ll include a bottle of wine with every gift certificate purchased for $250 of more.

 

 

Order your gift certificate before Thursday and we’ll overnight it to in time for Mother’s Day.  Or, we can email a copy to you for you to froward to her or to print at home.    Call us today at 203.245.0550.

 

 

 

Don’t Miss Philadelphia

Philadelphia is just 4 hours from Madison, Connecticut and should definitely be on your itinerary if you’re touring the east coast.  Our guest writer Dylan has included this highlights of this great city in his 3rd and final piece on cities to visit when traveling in this area.   A 4 hour drive makes Philly too long to make it a day trip but using Madison and the Scranton Seahorse Inn as your home base is easy.  We always offer to let you check out for a day or two and store your luggage with us.  Coming back to relax on our beach and  reminisce is a good way to round out your trip.  

Part 3 of 3

Philadelphia, PA

The Southern-most city on our quick road trip guide, Philadelphia also has plenty of things to see and do. Known as the “Home of Rocky Marciano” and “Where the Signing of the Declaration of Independence took place”, this is one city that you do not want to miss if you have four hours to spare from Madison.

City of Brotherly LoveOne of the aspects that Philadelphia is known for is its influence in the arts. Therefore, you must come explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will find everything from sculptures, portraits, and landscape paintings. However, before you come explore this amazing museum, do not forget to take a selfie in front of the Rocky sculpture. The sculpture is located at the bottom of the stairs to the art museum.

Similar to Boston and New York, Philadelphia has its own historical influence too. One of the must sees in the city is to visit Independence Hall. It is important to note that entrance to the hall is by ticket only. It is important to get your tickets early.

You may be hungry after all that walking around in the city. You also may hear to either go to Pat’s or Geno’s Steaks. However, if you want to go where the locals go, then head on over to Jim’s Steaks. This family-owned restaurant has been a local favorite since 1939 when it first opened its first location in West Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is also home to some of the top schools in the country. Some of the universities in the area are Pennsylvania, Drexel, and Temple , which are all near to each other.

Like Boston and New York, Philadelphia also has their sports crowd too. The city is home to the Eagles(football), Flyers(Hockey), 76ers(basketball), and Phillies(baseball).

Given the central location of Madison, Connecticut, it is fairly easy to take a quick car ride to Boston, New York, or Philadelphia. Each city has its own flavor and its own activities to see and do. Go out and explore. Have fun.

Don’t forget to read the first 2 parts of this series – Boston & New York City.