CT: New Haven County-Madison Beach Hotel

Ride the second wave with s’mores, hot cocoa and sunsets!

While I love the outdoors, I am not a fan of the cold and with the second wave of the pandemic am seeking opportunities to continue my adventures.

Fortunately Madison and specifically the Madison Beach hotel offers a setting to achieve just that! I’d ride the wave here!

The old hotel was originally a rooming house for the men working at Hoyt’s Shipyard on the beach and the nearby wharf in the early 1800s and was called the Flower hotel way back when.

Later as the original Madison Beach Hotel it became one of the oldest continuously run businesses on the Connecticut shoreline where families would return year after year to convene at this beach side resort. College boys were bus boys here during the summer even driving folks back and forth from the railroad. I found the below postcard in a Madison CT history site. I can feel that vibe can you?

In 2012, the hotel was completely rebuilt and re-opened to the public. It remains a place to gather in a beautiful setting. While I have never stayed here over night, I have enjoyed their restaurant “The Wharf” for it service, it’s ambience and the food.

During certain times of year it also offers a direct view of the sunset.

With the second wave of the pandemic I enjoyed their “Magic of Madison” event with outdoor fire pits, a special adult cocoa 🙂 and s’mores while watching the sunset. Seriously, it was safe fun and beautiful.

I have been here several times and this is a jaunt I enjoy each time. Plenty to do in the area as well which will be the subject of future blogs. I can’t say enough about Madison CT.

Sign up to join me virtually on other adventures during this second wave. This is strictly for fun to motivate me and you. There is no business affiliation with this blog.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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