Scranton Seahorse Inn

Martin Luther King Day Special

 

If you are lucky enough to have a 3-day weekend in observance of Martin Luther King Day you may want to take advantage of our last minute special.   Stay with us on Saturday January 16th 2022 and enjoy 50% off your Sunday night stay.

We’ll provide you with a warm and comfortable space to rejuvenate for a few days.   Breakfast is alway included each day of your stay.

Call me directly at 203.245.0550 to book this special,

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is a holiday in the United States honouring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and civil rights leader who advocated for nonviolent resistance against racial segregation.

 

Black Friday Sale

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Gift Certificates

 

Avoid lines.   Avoid finding empty shelves.  There will not be a large unruly crowd outside the doors of the Scranton Seahorse Inn at 5am (we hope).

Our Black Friday sale starts today and continues through the end of the day Friday November 26th so act fast.   For every $200 spent we will add a bonus $50 to the gift certificate.   There is a minimum of $200 but ot limit on the number you purchase or the maximum amount you spend.  Call 203.245.0550 today.

 

 

The fine print:

  • Gift certificates never expire
  • Gift certificates are non refundable
  • Gift Certificates purchased for Black Friday are for use beginning 1/1/2022
  • Gift Certificates purchased for Black Friday are for all new reservations and cannot be use for existing or previously paid for reservations.

Call us today at 203.245.0550 and your gift certificate will be emailed to you within 24 hours.  

Hazelnut Scones with Cherries and Oats

Hazelnut Scones

with toasted oats and dried cherries

I love making this recipe and the hazelnuts are the star.  The aroma of the oats and hazelnuts while they’re roasting is a sign of delicious things to come.  Because of the oats I use less flour and the end result are crunchy flaky scones.  If you don’t have dried cherries you can use dried cranberries in their place.  But if you can get your hands on them it’s worth it.  Because the oats absorb some of the liquid I use 1/2 & 1/2 (versus heavy cream).

 

 

  • 1   1/4 cups Quaker oats
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 large egg
  • 1  1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried tart cherries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  1. Using two sheet pans, spread oats on one and the chopped hazelnuts on the other and toast until lightly browned and fragrant.    The nuts should take about 7 minutes and the oats about 5 minutes longer.  Keep an eye on them and be sure not to burn the hazelnuts.   Remove from oven and cool.
  2. Raise temperature of your oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Whisk together cream and egg.  Reserving 2 tablespoons for glazing the scones.
  4. In a food processor combine 3/4 cup of oats, the flour, sugar and baking powder and pulse a few times to combine.  Scatter in the cold butter and pulse until the mixture is the consistency of a coarse cornmeal.   Transfer this mixture to a good size mixing bowl.    Using a large rubber spatula fold in the remaining oats and nuts.  Add the cherries.
  5. Fold in the liquid ingredients until large clumps form.   Using your hand mix the dough a few more times until a large ball is formed.
  6. Dust your work surface with a little flour and then gently pat the mixture until a 7″ circle until it’s about 1″ thick.  Using a sharp knife cut into 8 wedges.  Line a sheet pan with parchment and place wedge 2″ apart.  Brush each wedge with the reserved liquid and sprinkle with a little turbinado sugar.    Place sheet pan with scones in freezer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Bake until golden brown and delicious – about 12 – 14 minutes.  Let them cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

This recipe doubles easily.  Uncooked wedges can be wrapped and frozen for 2 weeks.   If you plan to freeze the uncooked wedges don’t glaze or sugar them until your ready to cook (you can use 1/2 & 1/2)   Cook them frozen and increase the cooking time by a 5 minutes.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

The Kate – something for everyone

The Kate Check out the amazing schedule of events happening happening at The Kate in the coming months.  With a school that includes opera, pop and jazz performances and comedy I can guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy.   This great venue is located in the center of Old Saybrook on the Connecticut Shoreline and is just 15 minutes from The Scranton Seahorse Inn.   

Start planning your summer getaways today.   A perfect staycation would include a night or two away with us while taking in a performance at the Kate.  So much to do on the Connecticut Shoreline.   Call us and we’ll hep you plan the perfect 48 hours.

While you’re in Old Saybrook attending a performance you’ll have a lot of choices for food & drink before or after a show.   One of our favorite places is The Rabbit Hole.   Best hot dogs around!

See you at the inn!