The Love Chef

Hotel & Resort Reviews

851 West Genesee Street
Skaneateles, New York 13152

Phone: (315) 685-5006
Web Site:


Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a 34-room luxury Spa Resort combining the amenities of a boutique country inn, world class spa and nationally acclaimed fine dining, all with the elegant comforts and residential feel of a wine country estate.

The Inn and Spa consists of six buildings clustered around beautifully landscaped ponds and impressionist gardens. The exterior architecture, interior decor and landscape design are reminiscent of an Old World French Country Estate.


The Inn includes 34 guest rooms, 18 located on two residential floors set over the 14,000 square foot, world class spa, with the remainder of the rooms located in four romantic cottages. All guest rooms feature a cozy fireplace and over-sized bathrooms equipped with walk-in showers, soaking tubs and double sinks.

Inn guest rooms are available with one king or two queen beds. Rooms on the first floor all offer patios. The four Mirbeau Cottages each contain four private cottage guest rooms. The Cottages surround one side of the garden and pond area and are terraced into the hillside. Each Cottage room features a large bedroom with a cozy sitting area next to the fireplace and the spacious Mirbeau signature bathroom.


Mirbeau Inn & Spa is designed to evoke the warmth and comfort of a French wine country estate. Skaneateles-based architect Andrew J. Ramsgard and interior designer Linda Dower have created buildings with an old-world style and a wonderful casual elegance inside and out, taking full advantage of the wooded surroundings and the water that flows through the property. The chateau-like Inn and Spa building and four freestanding cottages curve gracefully around the beautiful French impressionist gardens and ponds creating a Monet landscape. In fact, the gardens are patterned after Monet’s own famous gardens in Savor, near Paris.

The name “Mirbeau”, which may be loosely translated as “reflected beauty” is inspired in part , by the soft light and warm colors of Monet’s paintings. Mirbeau’s architecture, interior design and gardens are all designed to echo the natural beauty of its surroundings.

The Spa is world class and the setting on Lake Skaneateles is picturesque.

Come, enjoy, meditate, dine and bring all your senses together.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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