The Scranton Seahorse Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Weekend get away !

5 on October 20, 2015

Beautiful quint bed and breakfast in the heart of Madison Ct. The Inn is charming nicely decorated. Perfect for a weekend getaway, close to beach and town. Michael the innkeeper and chef is excellent. He offered a cheese plater that just hit the spot before going to dinner. Many 5 star restaurants in walking distance. Chef Michael breakfasts are very tasty and made with natural ingredients. We really enjoyed our selfs.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us AND taking the time to write these nice words. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here as well as the town of Madison. Hope to see you again soon. Winters are charming here too!


Loved it!

5 on September 14, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay. Location was excellent for us and all that we wanted to do the week we were there. We even had extra location perks such as a nice little strip of unique shops right there, running trail, and shoreline was a walkable distance. Loved the room. The room was cozy, clean, and comfortable. The little extra touches through the Inn made for a fun and relaxing time when we weren’t out and about…movie library, books, games, bikes, and a wonderful outdoor sitting area. This made it very home like. Breakfast was delicious. Michael was an outstanding host making us feel very welcome and providing suggestions making the most out of our stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks guys! You make my job so easy. I enjoyed meeting you and so glad that you explored the house and the property to take advantages of the little touches that make this home a great destination. See you again soon.


thank you for welcoming my mother

4.8 on April 21, 2015

We go to Madison, CT, every now and then to visit my mother, who is 105 years old and in a nearby nursing home. I am very grateful that the innkeepers welcomed my mother to breakfast with us, without charge giving her an excellent breakfast--and a lovely place to sit for a while before returning to her nursing home.

Innkeeper Response
Your mom was a treat to have here. We love being able to provide a place for families to spend time together. She's welcome here anytime!


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.

Innkeeper Response
I am so happy that you have found this to be a place where you feel welcome. I sure love seeing you guys and can't wait to see you and the baby.


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!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks again for staying and for writing your kind words here. I hope you guys can find the time to get away again soon - I'd love to have you back.


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.

Innkeeper Response
We loved having you and your dog here. This is such a great area to be in with a dog no matter the time of year. Me and the dogs ust got back from our two mile walk on the beach at Hammonassett. We love December walks on the beach. See you all again soon!


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.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed yourself here and enjoyed breakfast. Morning is our favorite time of day! Don't forgot us in the winter when the beaches are great stroll on when there are a lot less people! Be good and see you soon. Michael.


Amazing Breakfast!

5 on June 17, 2014

Amazing stay!


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Rooms & Rates

Ocean Dreams

Unwind after a day at the beach or shopping in nearby boutiques in the large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and rain shower. Dream your ocean dreams in the queen sized bed covered in the ocean colors of green and blue. You'll want to slip on one of our comfy robes enjoy a morning coffee in the cozy sunlit nook. A small cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

The 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. There is a cozy nook with a table and chairs where you can share wine and cheese or read a book. Slumber in the comfy queen sized bed and dream of the beach or what's cooking for breakfast. A bright bathroom, jacuzzi tub and gentle rain shower complete this guest room. A small cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

Seaside Garden

Walk up the beautiful hand-painted stairway and enter the front hall of the Scranton Manor. The Seaside Garden room offers a vantage point from the second floor to look out on the town and Main Street. It’s soothing colors promises a restful evening in a queen size bed. The private bathroom offers both tub and shower conveniences. A small cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

Long Island Mist

It's the whimsical collection of items in Long Island Mist that makes this the innkeepers' favorite. Books of a nautical theme and shells stacked 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. A small cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

Madison Getaway

Our first floor deluxe guest room has an inviting working 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, water fountain and gazebo. Your guest room includes a cozy sun porch where you can relax with a book or newspaper. Step outside directly onto the large porch where you can lounge in the whicker rockers, sip lemonade or some wine and watch the town go by. Cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

Sunlight Serenade

This room is a guest favorite. Whether you visit in the midst of winter or the height of summer the Sunlight Serenade 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. The private bathroom includes a handcrafted mosaic sink and a shower. A small cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

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. Tucked away in the rear of the home, it is a bright and sunny gem of a room with 5 big windows looking out onto the rear gardens. You have a beautiful view of our giant Norway Spruce which is also the tallest in Madison. Serano's Retreat is a favorite of many of our guest but it is also our smallest room and is outfitted with a full sized bed. This guest room has a private bathroom with shower. A small cable TV and free WiFi access is included.

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Oceanfront, Village

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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 14 days. After 14 days, refunds are be based upon the rental of the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael Hafford

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

In addition to being a pastry chef, Michael is an animal lover, loyal New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, 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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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!


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