Mirbeau Inn & Spa Brings French Country Style to The Pinehills With its Spring 2014 Debut

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – Opening in spring 2014, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills will be an elegant 50-room destination retreat reminiscent of a romantic French country manor house. Catering to leisure, social and business guests, and situated just 45 miles from Boston and eight miles from Cape Cod, the resort will overlook The Pinehills Village Green and Shops as well as the 18th hole of the Rees Jones Golf Course.
Designed by Boston-based architectural firm Arrowstreet’s lead architects David Bois and Sarah Mobraten, with interior designs by Linda Dower, who is a co-owner of The Mirbeau Companies, and Westley Spruill, principal of Deeson Design, the new Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills will feature distinctive design and décor, recreating the look of a romantic French country estate, utilizing elements from classic French architecture. In addition to charming guest suites, Mirbeau Inn & Spa will feature a 15,000-square-foot Spa Mirbeau, the Henri-Marie restaurant, a Wine Bar/Bistro, and plentiful meeting and banquet space. The buildings wrap around Mirbeau’s signature Monet Gardens and a waterfall at the Spa Entrance
Upon entering the Manor House, guests will find a reception area outfitted with an antique desk and elegant antique tapestry evoking the property’s setting. The living room, library and the cozy and casual Wine Bar/Bistro will look out through a series of glass paneled French doors to a wraparound porch overlooking lush Koi fish ponds and gardens inspired by Monet’s famous pond gardens in Giverny outside of Paris. The Manor House is connected to the private guest wing by a wooden, covered bridge that spans the stream flowing from the main garden pond to the waterfall.
Adjacent to the Manor House, is a separate stone building evocative of the estate’s “Chapel” which will be home to Henri-Marie, Mirbeau’s fine dining restaurant. Restaurant guests will enter through a distinctive separate entry with a flared roof and decorative, Art Nouveau-inspired wrought iron columns.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills will have 5,000 square feet of function space including a 1,500-square-foot ballroom and a garden event area for larger social and business events. The Chapel will also provide an ideal space for more intimate gatherings and weddings.
Spa Mirbeau will boast 19 treatment rooms and offer a full range of services and treatments including massages, body wraps and body scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, and couples treatments. The spa will house a central resting area with a heated foot pool, and an outdoor aqua terrace, with a heated pool and bar area where spa guests can relax. Guests will also enjoy a fitness center, complete with dedicated yoga, movement and indoor cycling studios, state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment, and locker rooms with eucalyptus-infused steam rooms. Mirbeau’s French-inspired design will be carried throughout the spa’s public areas and treatment rooms.
Guestrooms at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills will be furnished with fireplaces, claw-foot bathtubs and tiled walk-in showers. A number of rare antique items will furnish the interiors throughout the property. Notable pieces include an Aubusson Floral Country Scene Tapestry from the South of France, an impressive French painted buffet known as a “buffet de chasse” (a hunting buffet) circa 1780, and a Demi Lune Console, made in the early 20th Century, consisting of the original Tinos Green Marble from Greece.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills will be the second property in the Mirbeau Collection. It joins the original Monet-inspired retreat located in the Village of Skaneateles, in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. Renowned for its award-winning accommodations, spa, dining, and world-class service, Mirbeau has become a highly-regarded destination for guests from near and far.