A Relaxing Getaway at Mirbeau Inn and Spa
Mirbeau Inn & Spa at Pinehills invited me to partner with them and experience their boutique hotel and restaurant in Plymouth, MA. All opinions are my own.
Even though it is only about 45 minutes south of Boston (if traffic is kind to you), it truly feels as though you’ve stepped into a chateau in the French countryside when you arrive at Mirbeau. Any stress you may have been feeling from the gridlock from I-93 and Route 3 is gone as soon as you pull up to the property. The Manor House and surrounding gardens were inspired by Claude Monet’s own gardens in Giverny, France, and the influence of his artistic style continues throughout the property. The main lobby has several different sitting rooms, each with one or more fire places and a selection of classic games. It's easy to see how Mirbeau continues to receive praise from travel experts like AAA, Condé Naste, and Trip Advisor.
We checked into our room and were greeted by chilled champagne and some of the coolest chocolate covered strawberries. They were covered in all different types of gold! I think I’m spoiled now, because plain old chocolate covered strawberries just won’t do the trick anymore.
The king bed was so comfortable it was hard to not fall asleep immediately. The bathroom was spacious and had a beautiful bathtub. We ordered room service, which came up quickly and was delicious. I opted for the bolognese. The pasta was incredibly fresh and the sauce was expertly prepared— the perfect comfort food for winter in New England. We also split a cheese plate, and my boyfriend ordered the bistro burger. I, of course, managed to sneak some fries from his plate, and was happy I did because they were SO good. Each room also has an incredibly cozy fireplace, where we snuggled up until it was time for our massages.
We went down to the spa about an hour before our scheduled massages to enjoy the other amenities offered. After we checked in at the desk, we were given the fluffiest robes to wear for our time in the spa. Before your treatment you can take advantage of the spas steam rooms, a resting area with a heated foot massage pool, and the Aqua Terrace, which is located outdoors and has a bar and large in-ground whirlpool tubs. The steam room felt so nice after a particularly nasty week of Boston weather (Spring, where are you?!).
We chose the “It Takes Two” 50-minute couples massage which was so relaxing. We got to chose from two different types of oils, both of which smelled incredible. We both ended up choosing the ‘relaxing’ one since it was a nighttime massage. Fifty incredibly serene minutes flew by, and we returned to our room still in our fluffy robes.
Though Mirbeau is definitely a luxury experience, it truly feels as though you’re at home. They encourage you to wear your robes during your stay, even if you’re stopping in the bistro for a quick breakfast or lunch. When we returned to our room, turndown service had been performed, including the classic chocolates left on our pillows. It was so comforting to be welcomed back with a fire and a warm bed waiting for us. Even though it was my birthday evening, we ended up going to bed around 9:30pm— I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
The next morning we headed down to the Bistro for breakfast before heading back to Boston/Reality. The Bistro & Wine Bar has a classic French bistro menu with New England influences. The breakfast menu had something for everyone— from healthy and green to savory or sweet. I ordered the smoked salmon toast, which was served on grilled bread with homemade ricotta, a sunny side up egg, fresh dill, and fried capers. I am honestly getting hungry just thinking about this breakfast again! I also ordered a side of their bacon, because the table next to us had it and it looked like something I did NOT want to miss (I was right, it was amazing). I do have to say I was impressed by how reasonably priced the breakfast menu was, and the quality of the food was excellent.
We were sad to leave, but will certainly be making another trip in the summer to see the gardens in full bloom. In the summer you can dine at the Garden Bar, which has a raw bar and serves wood fired pizzas. I’m counting down the days until spring, and our next visit. Thank you Mirbeau for a perfect birthday getaway!