Mirbeau, loosely translated as “reflected beauty,” is inspired in part by the soft light, warm colors and introspective character found in the paintings of renowned French Impressionist Claude Monet. Mirbeau Inn & Spa was designed to evoke the warmth and comfort of a private French wine country estate and give you the feeling that you have truly “gotten away” even if you are only a few miles from home.
The Inn and its surrounding buildings and special gardens call to mind an old-world blend of casual elegance, unique and interesting architecture and classic pleasures. The chateau-like Inn and Spa buildings, including the four freestanding Cottages, replicate a private country estate that curves gracefully around the beautiful gardens and ponds inspired by Monet’s own gardens in Giverny, near Paris.
The Village of Skaneateles is a beautifully petite “walking village” located directly on the north shore of pristine Skaneateles Lake, one of the purest and most beautiful lakes in the world. Skaneateles is a scenic village with quaint, tree-lined streets, 19th Century homes, interesting antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
Skaneateles and the Finger Lakes region are well-known as a four season destination and provide an abundance of attractions and activities throughout the year for guests of all ages, including: seasonal festivals, vineyard and wine tasting tours, sailing, waterskiing, trout fishing, boating, golf, polo, hiking, dinner boat cruises, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and ice-skating.
[bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-map-marker” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#6eaadc” icon_animation=”fadeIn” title=”Location”]Mirbeau Inn & Spa is located in the storybook Village of Skaneateles (skinny-AT-liss) in central New York State’s Finger Lakes Wine Country, about 20 miles southwest of Syracuse. The Spa Resort is set on 12 acres against a back drop of a dense stand of 100-foot high spruce trees moments from Skaneateles Lake, one of the cleanest and most picturesque lakes in America.[/bsf-info-box]