Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles

French charm in New York's Finger Lakes

The small town of Skaneateles has enough quaintness on its own, but add the beautiful French manor house that encompasses Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles and you have a charming New York getaway showcasing European allure. The original Mirbeau contains verdant grounds that look like straight out of a Claude Monet painting, complete with an aqua arched bridge over a waterlilies-strewn pond with koi. This waterfront refuge calls to those looking to escape daily life, whether you’re from nearby New York City or farther afield.

Most people visit the boutique hotel to unwind in the 18-room destination spa. Spanning 14,000 square feet, the spa offers everything from traditional massages and facials to medspa offerings like Hydrafacials and micro-needling.

Among the hotel’s 34 guest rooms, book space in the main guest house or reserve one of the four standalone cottages surrounding the inn. Each accommodation comes with a fireplace, spacious bathrooms and gorgeous views of the French-impressionist-inspired ponds, gardens and woods.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Painted in golds, cream and dark wood with accents of light blue or royal red, the accommodations feature large bathrooms equipped with an oversized French-style soaking tub, a double sink and a walk-in shower. After a soak, wrap yourself in the plush terry towels from Italian brand Frette and cozy up to your room’s fireplace.
  • With winding paths and a charming village nearby, the luxury hotel feels like a private estate. The tree-lined town itself is worth a visit — it hosts 19th-century homes, antique shops, restaurants, art galleries and tasteful boutiques.
  • Savor breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch at The Bistro & Wine Bar, an indoor-outdoor restaurant with rustic charm. The menus spotlight global French cuisine, which includes dishes such as French onion soup, duck two ways, charcuterie, salad lyonnaise and more.
  • During the spring, summer and fall, the property fills up with flowers and greenery, like a miniature botanical garden. Weeping willows sway against the cobblestone paths and fish pond, and there are vibrant blooms and plants in every corner that makes you want to explore the beauty on foot or one of the complimentary bikes.
  • Be sure to spend some time in the spa. Soak your soles in the resting room’s heated foot pool, take a breath in the herbal-infused saunas, warm up in the steam rooms or relax in the Aqua Terrace's alfresco heated whirlpool with a drink from the bar.

Nearby Attractions

  • Skaneateles Lake, which borders the village, is nicknamed the "Jewel of the Finger Lakes" and touted as one of the cleanest, most crystalline lakes in the region. Explore this beautiful body of water on your own by renting a boat from The Sailboat Shop, or take a tour hosted by Mid-Lakes Navigation.
  • The Finger Lakes is known for wine, and one of the best ways to experience the vino is by taking on the Cayuga Wine Trail. There are 13 wineries on the list, all with tasting rooms. The Skaneateles hotel can set you up with limo service for your day at the wineries.
  • Immerse yourself in nature in the 180-acre Baltimore Woods Nature Center. The park is open year-round, with more than six miles of trails to hike or snowshoe, nature programs and an art gallery.

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851 West Genesee Street Road, Skaneateles New York 13152
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