One would have to fly to France and roam the Loire Valley to find another inn as lovely as the new Mirbeau Inn & Spa which recently opened in The Pinehills in South Plymouth a short ride over the Sagamore Bridge.
This new property is situated on the Village Green in the award-winning Pinehills community just off Exit 3 on Route 3. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a 50-room spa retreat combining the amenities of a gracious French country manor house, a world-class spa and nationally acclaimed fine dining, all with the elegant comforts and residential feel of a private estate.
There is nothing even remotely like it in all New England and perhaps the entire United States besides it's sister property in the Finger Lake region of upstate New York..
You really feel as if you have been transported to the French Provinces the minute you enter this property.
Attention to detail
Mirbeau is totally French, and the highly professional staff is top notch. They check TripAdvisor reviews, and answer ever comment when it is appropriate.
The rooms are lovely, and even the light fixtures and other design elements are inspired. The 50-room inn, with its Monet-inspired gardens and country-manor setting, brought a taste of joie de vivre to this old New England area.
The Henri-Marie restaurant
The Henri-Marie restaurant (shown on the right) reflects an Art Deco style reminiscent of the 1920’s and 30’s and is located in the reproduction of a 19th century Family Chapel from a private estate outside of Paris. This unique building is located immediately adjacent and connected to the inn.
We chose the seven course dinner which was served beautifully with perfect timing between courses so the two hours flew by.
A seven course dinner
The evening we were there the courses included:
Amuse Pear & ricotta sacchetti, chive fondue, mustarda fruit
1 st Roasted butternut squash bisque, bacon, honeycomb, spiced pumpkin seeds.
2 nd Roasted beet & heirloom tamato salad, baby kale, goat cheese, tomato powder, beet reduction.
3 rd Basted monkfish cheeks, black garlic vinagrette, cucumber noodles, edible sand.
4 th Bacon sous vide NY sirloin, confit yukon potato, carrot puree, foie gras, bordelaise.
Intermezzo Blueberry soda with mango sorbet
Dessert Valencia: Chocolate & orange mousse, hazelnut florentine crumble, vanilla bean anglaise, chocolate sauce.
Our courses below included (top left to right) Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque and Roasted Beet Salad.
Middle row: N.Y. Sirloin Steak and Roasted Monkfish Cheeks.
Bottom row:A selection of French Cheeses and the Chocolate-Orange Mousse.
A "Couples Massage" in the Mirbeau Spa
My wife is a massage expert, and said that the one we had here was the best ever.
The full service Spa Mirbeau (shown on the right) is a state-of-the-art facilities and staffed with experienced professionals offering classic massages, body wraps & facial treatments as well as facilities with daily yoga & aerobic workout programs.
We had a couple's Massage given by to Pat by Shari and to me by Lindsay.