With the initial launch of the Mirbeau brand in 2000, our owners Linda and Gary Dower knew this was the dawn of something truly special. With the frenetic pace of today’s world and the difficulty in planning long vacations, they recognized the need for short respites to enjoy “classic comforts” and have a moment to reconnect and regroup. The goal was to offer a true getaway with familiar charm and soft-spoken luxury, while still close to “home”. Taking inspiration in part by the soft light, warm colors and introspective character found in the paintings of renowned French Impressionist Claude Monet, our very first Mirbeau Inn & Spa opened in Skaneateles, New York. In 2014, we expanded to Plymouth, MA.
Since our opening in 2014, we’ve been recognized by Forbes Travel Guide, named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, a compilation of the best hotels and resorts in the world, to Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Top 20 Resorts in New England: Readers’ Choice Awards’ in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, to Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels in 2017 and 2018, and as a AAA Four Diamond-designated property.
To celebrate our success and those who have worked so hard get us here, on June 30, we celebrated in true Mirbeau style! Under the tent in our Monet Gardens, employees and partners were welcomed to our anniversary party by a 15’ by 8’ champagne wall, compliments of Patricia Allen and Syltbar. NorthEast Tent & Event Rental helped bring the venue to life with elegant appointments and furnishings while KJ Floral Designs’ stunning floral centerpieces complemented the beautiful linens provided by Peak Event Services. The Mal & Pat Show entertained guests while they enjoyed the delicious hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts prepared by Chef Jeremy Martin and Katelin Gellar and her talented pastry team. Guests had fun posing with our #MirbeauMoment photo-op sign, hand-crafted by 1620 Designs.
Thunder showers couldn’t dampen the festive spirit of the day. Everyone enjoyed celebrating our journey and we’re all looking forward to our continued success!