I just spent 3 days at the Mirbeau and have to say it's one of the loveliest places I've ever been to. That atmosphere has a real Monet/southern France feel. Our room looked out over the koi pond and Japanese foot bridge, lovely in March but must be breathtaking in summer, when all the rose bushes are in bloom. This was one of the prettiest views from a hotel room I have ever had. The gracious rooms are more than spacious and the bathrooms are double sinked, with a claw foot tub and large walk in shower. I did hear the phone ringing next door, so perhaps the walls are thin but noises (voices or tv) from the neighboring rooms never bothered us. We found a wonderful rate on their website (be sure to check, especially off season when they're trying to lure people in) which included spa treatments, which was the primary reason for the visit. We were not disappointed - impressive resting area with a huge common massaging foot bath, clean good sized locker area with many personal amenities (that varied from day to day, though; that was weird). My friends and I had 13 treatments total and all were wonderful, right up there with the best we've ever had The Aqua Terrace is such a lovely feature. I found all the staff to be gracious and pleasant - one morning we brought in pastry for breakfast, they had no problem with us eating in the little common area outside the dining room and even provided us with napkins and offered to clean up. They did seem to all be on the young side, which is neither here nor there. The only thing I noticed was there didn't seem to be anyone around to take our bags, not that it mattered, but they didn't even offer, when we checked in. We did not eat dinner there, we did have breakfast which was very nice but overpriced ($5 bagels?) but I understand the dining room food is excellent. We ate at Rosalie's (a 5 minute walk behind the cottages) and the Sherwood Inn, both good, and had lunch at Valentine's, a great place for an inexpensive lunch or quick supper. We went to both the Long Point and King Ferry wineries, chosen because they're about 5 minutes from each other and both were great experiences - I had emailed ahead, they offered us tours and extensive tastings. But back to the Mirbeau, probably you can find fault no matter where you stay if you look hard enough, but between the lovely room, beautiful grounds, friendly staff, upscale spa and general casually elegant ambiance, unless you have an isolated experience I can't imagine your having anything but a memorable time at this wonderful inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a 34-room luxury Spa Resort combining the amenities of a boutique country inn, world-class spa and nationally acclaimed fine dining, all with the elegant comforts and residential feel of a wine country estate.The Inn and Spa consists of six buildings clustered around beautifully landscaped ponds and impressionist gardens. The exterior architecture, interior decor and landscape design are reminiscent of an Old World French Country Estate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mirbeau Inn And Spa
- Mirbeau Spa Skaneateles
- Mirbeau Hotel Skaneateles
- Spa Skaneateles