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March 2016

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46 | MARCH 2016 nshoremag.com in the Finger Lakes region). Aside from the distinctly French-inspired architecture, the chateau's buildings surround a lush and vibrant pond and gardens, which are a nod to 19th-century impressionist painter Claude Monet's gardens at his home in Giverny, France. The grounds together with the ultra-luxe accom- modations will win the approval of even the most discerning traveler. ACCOMMODATIONS Linda Dower designed the guest rooms and common areas herself. She chose an inviting and rich color palette in the guest rooms—yellow, violet, deep red, or pale blue. King- and queen-sized beds are dressed in luxurious linens and down comfort- ers. Bathrooms are equipped with claw-foot tubs and walk-in showers. Each guest room also has its own gas-burning fireplace. And for art- work, Linda chose prints of famous Monet paintings: Woman with a Parasol, Water Lily Pond, and Rest- ing Under the Lilacs to name a few. Speaking of Monet's gardens, most guest rooms have balconies over- looking the gardens—the replica landscape of the famous gardens includes a bright green Japanese bridge that spans a pond, where water lilies float in the spring and summer months. DINING The Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a spa-oriented menu showcasing a European-style breakfast, inventive salads, soups, and delicious comfort foods, all created by executive chef Stephen Coe. Chef Coe is also a master of French cuisine, offering spirited twists on hors d'oeuvres of foie gras, escargot, and tarte flambé, while main dishes also have subtle French nods such as filet mignon and pomme purée, or salmon with foie gras. The wine bar boasts an photographs courtesy of Mirbeau Inn & Spa (top and middle), by Eric Roth (bottom) If you're a Francophile and want a truly amazing spa getaway experi- ence without having to travel to France, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth is just the ticket. The new 50-guestroom spa retreat combines the amenities of a gracious French manor house, a world-class spa, and four-star dining with the comforts of a private estate setting. Owners Gary and Linda Dower opened the inn and spa June 2014 to rave reviews. This is their second Mirbeau Inn & Spa stateside (the first is in Skaneateles, New York, NANCY E. BERRY The Mirbeau Inn & Spa will make you feel like you have traveled to a luxurious spa in Giverny—except it's just down Route 3 in Plymouth. Touch of France The Mirbeau Inn & Spa's gardens and interiors are French-inspired.

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