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The Scranton Seahorse Inn

818 Boston Post Road , Madison, CT 06443 USA (Show map)

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Located in the heart of the village of Madison on the Connecticut shoreline, The Scranton Seahorse Inn was the home of the 2005 Connecticut Designer Showhouse. The Inn is housed in the historic 1833 Greek revival home of Sereno Scranton. The Scranton Seahorse Inn offers guests the convenience of luxuriously appointed accommodations along with the charm and ambience of a historic New England homestead – a place where you can enjoy the grace and charm of earlier times amid the comforts and conveniences of today. Featuring seven guest rooms (three with jacuzzi and one with fireplace ), each with private bath, cable TV, state of the art heat and air conditioning and internet access. The Inn is conveniently located close to beaches, charming boutiques, elegant restaurants, and outlet shopping.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Perfect Anniversary Getaway

4.6 on November 11, 2014

My husband and I just spent our 1st anniversary at the Scranton Sea Horse Inn, after falling in love with it when passing through CT on our honeymoon. Innkeeper Michael made our 2nd stay with him just as wonderful as could be, storing our wedding cake for us and providing forks and plates so we could enjoy it on our anniversary. As usual, his breakfasts were outstanding, especially the veggie omelet and the cranberry macadamia nut waffles. Our town view room was a perfect as ever, though I can say a fridge/microwave would come in handy for travelers staying a few nights. The bed was probably more comfortable than our tempurpedic at home, and that's saying alot. The rain shower, and breakfast nook were favorites, and my husband enjoyed a nice soak in the jacuzzi. Michael made every accommodation for us and entertained us with his usual great conversation, cozy fire, and the pleasure of meeting his beautiful labs. He even gave us some sightseeing and local area recommendations and left us feeling more like friends when we left yesterday. While we are expecting our first baby in March, we hope to return to Madison soon and enjoy the shoreline we have come to love so much.

Perfect weekend getaway!

4.0 on November 05, 2014

We had room #1 that had a queen sized bed, fireplace and jacuzzi for 2. Plenty of sunlight from the 2 windows on each side of the room.There is also has a smaller room with seperate entrance that we were told could be used to accommodate our 2 children(as if we were going to bring them with us next time!) Breakfast was outstanding both days, as Mike, the owner is a trained pastry chef. Fresh baked goodies and a gluten free feast were certainly worth getting out of bed for. 2 outstanding meals in the area- The Bistro(mediterranean) as well as Chamord Vineyard are both within a 15 minute drive. Outlet shopping is close by as is the beach. I'm sure we'll be returning in the summer time!

wonderful stay near the beach

4.6 on August 02, 2014

nice decorated room nice garden and please to read and relax small beach at walking distance state park is a short drive, good beaches there Mike is very friendly and offers good service and a nice breakfast

Great Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 11, 2014

If you need a place to stay in the Madison Connecticut area, this is the place to stay. You can walk to town. And you can bring your dog with you.

Perfect weekend in Madison

4.6 on July 09, 2014

My wife and I were in Madison for a wedding and fortunately we found Scranton Seahorse B and B. The bedroom and public areas were very comfortable in good taste and not too fussity. Breakfast was delicious and our host Michael was very helpful. He noticed our packing for the beach and came over with a town beach pass! Looking forward to a return visit and exploring more of the Ct. shore Don

Quiet, Comfortable, Peaceful!!!!

4.8 on July 07, 2014

The Scranton Sea Horse is a wonderful little B&B with some cozy rooms a short driving distance from some of the CT's great beaches. Michael prepares some amazing gourmet breakfasts and the inn is extremely well-kept. Definitely will return.

Amazing Breakfast!

5 on June 17, 2014

Amazing stay!

Very friendly B&B

4.6 on June 04, 2014

A brief but very enjoyable stay, even though brief we were made feel very much at home and amongst friends and were given useful advice regarding local attractions.

Lovely place to stay

4.8 on May 09, 2014

I've stayed at the Scranton Seahorse a number of times and will always return. Michael is amazing, I always sleep well, breakfasts are the best and it's a 1/2 block for Madison's Main Street with lots of cute shops.

What a gem!

5 on April 24, 2014

The Scranton Seahorsse is a lovely place in all it's details... lots of character and charm. Our host was friendly and accomodating and the food was fabulous! I will definitely stay again when I am in the area!

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Rooms & Rates

Madison Getaway

Our first floor deluxe suite has an inviting fireplace, a large two person Jacuzzi with rain shower and queen size bed. Look out the front window and have a wonderful view of the charming village of Madison. From the back windows, there is an ever changing vista of the gardens and gazebo. When the weather allows you can step directly onto the side porch where you can relax, sip lemonade and watch the town go by

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Seaside Garden

The guest room called Seaside Garden has a vantage point from the second floor. Located at the front of our historic home you look out on the town and Main Street over our gardens. The soothing colors promise a restful evening in a queen size bed with quality linens and ammenities. This room has a private bath with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Long Island Mist

It's the whimsical collection of items in Long Island Mist guest room makes this the innkeepers' favorite. A collection of books and shells atop the original built in chest of drawers, the wall art and the morning sunshine makes this room feel like your somewhere special. And you are! This room has a private bathroom and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sunlight Serenade

Whether you visit in the midst of winter or the height of summer our Sunlight Serenade room will surround you with the warm colors of the earth and sun. The thickly mattressed queen sized bed will lull you into sun-kissed dreams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ocean Dreams

Follow the words on the walls to sleep, imagine and dream. Unwind after a day at the beach or shopping in nearby boutiques in the large private bathroom with a Jacuzzi and rain shower. Dream your ocean dreams in the queen sized bed covered in the ocean colors of green and blue.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Sereno’s Retreat

This room is named after the homestead’s original owner, Sereno H. Scranton. We like to think of him cozying away after a day of ship trading or planning for the building of nearby bridges. This quiet room is tucked away in the back of the home with a gorgeous view of the back garden and gazebo. If you're a history buff we keep a collection of papers and books about the Scranton family in our library. This guest room has a double bed, private bathroom and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $110 - $130

Nightly Rate: $110 - $130

Queen Guest Room

Each of our queen guest rooms are unique and all have special charm. All guest rooms have a private bathroom and some are outfitted with a tub and shower while some have just a shower. Our queen beds are dressed with luxury linens and comfy pillows. You'll find convenient heating and central air controls in each room as well as televisions with cable and DVD players. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

Town View

What a rare treat to delight in a large and roomy space all to yourself in a quaint historical home. Be surrounded by five sunny windows that offer a panoramic view from so many different vantage points. Relax in the Jacuzzi and be soothed by the gentle rain shower and slumber in a queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanfront, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Foxwoods and Mohegan Casinos, Yale University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone , parking on site, Jacuzzi tubs in three rooms, Fireplace in one room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We provide a smoke free environment for our guests.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Some rooms not appropriate for children. Must Call.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We have select pet rooms available. Call for availability.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends in high season (May - Oct)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations can be held by check or credit card for the full amount of nights reserved.
  • Cancellations: A full refund will be given for cancellation or changes to booking prior to 7 days. After 7 days, refunds are be based upon the rental of the room. All changes and cancellations are subject to a 10% processing fee.



Michael Hafford

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

In addition to being a pastry chef, Michael is an avid gardner, hiker, cyclist, art enthusiast and traveler. He is a lifelong CT resident with great knowledge and appreciation for all the sights to see in CT. A foodie through and through Michael enjoys fine dining and has great recommendations for either a casual meal or one for special occaisions.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten & Dairy Free

Signature Dish

Market Frittata
Our frittatas are made with local farm eggs and local produce the we purchase each week from Madison's Farmer's Market or pick from our own gardens. We use local cheeses from CT farms such as Cato Farms or Beltane's. Whatever the combination - it's fresh and local. Muffins, breads, and coffee cakes are baked daily on premise. You'll be asking for second helpings of our homemade granola that is sweetend by syrups from Connecticut sap trees and honey from local apiaries. Our breakfast times vary but if your plans have you on the road very early we can provide a healthy and high energy breakfast-on-the-go package for you. If you prefer to sleep in - let us know!



818 Boston Post Road , Madison, CT 06443 USA (Show map)

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