• Mama’s Day Out {Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills}

    August 12, 2014

    Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the new Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (The Inn has another location in Skaneateles, New York.) The Inn opened at the beginning of July, so it’s brand new and absolutely gorgeous!

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    When I arrived, I immediately scoped out the grounds to see what the place was all about. According to the website, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills was designed to “evoke the warmth, elegance and comfort of a private estate in the countryside near Paris,” and it definitely reflected that. I felt like I was in Europe!

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    The resort is made up of three main buildings (Manor House, Guest House, Family Chapel – now repurposed as the Henri-Marie restaurant), which are surrounded by beautiful gardens and a pond, which were inspired by Claude Monet’s own gardens in France.

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    After wandering the grounds, I visited Spa Mirbeau, where I checked in for my appointment (the Inn kindly offered me a complimentary treatment) and then used the gym for a quick workout. The spa offers a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, and spinning on a daily basis, so you can pop in for a class or workout before or after your spa appointment.

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    The gym had a nice mix of equipment, including a rowers, so I did “Jerry,” a CrossFit hero workout, which is run 1 mile, row 2000 meters, 1 run mile—it was perfect as a quickie gym workout!

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    After my workout, I showered up and then headed to lunch at The Bistro & Wine Bar, which was located just upstairs from the spa. I loved how everything was located right at my fingertips!

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    Champagne with lunch? Don’t mind if I do!

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    The menu at The Bistro & Wine Bar was incredible. Everything sounded so delicious and every option had lots of healthy ingredients and interesting flavors—it seriously took me a solid 10 minutes to decide what I wanted to order. In the end, I went with a salad and a sandwich, both of which were big portions, so I tried to pace myself, but, unfortunately, I ate too much and didn’t have room for dessert. It was all so good! Haha! Oh well. Next time!

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    The salad: Warm Mushroom & Asparagus, which was served with a crispy hard-boiled egg, white truffle vinaigrette, and frissee. The mushrooms were so flavorful and meaty.

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    The sandwich: Lobster BLT, which was served with avocado, smoked gouda, lemon tarragon aioli, and chickpea fries on the side. Holy yum!

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    I especially loved the huge chunks of lobster and the buttery, grilled bread. Mmm!

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    And the chickpea fries were really good too! They definitely didn’t taste like regular French fries, but they were really tasty, kind of like fried chickpeas!

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    And if my day couldn’t get any better, I finished off my visit with a deep tissue massage at the spa and, boy, was it amazing. It was easily one of the best I have ever had, and I’ve gotten a lot of massages over the years! My massage therapist, Jennifer, was sooo strong. Holy moly! She worked out so much tightness in my back and upper body. It was incredible.

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    I really loved my time at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, and it was such an awesome experience, I am already planning another trip– this time with a friend! I can’t wait!

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    { 47 comments… read them below or add one }

    Brynn August 12, 2014 at 7:27 am

    What a stunning place! I love the inspiration for the building. Is it more of a vacation spot or spa?

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    Tina August 12, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Both! It’s an Inn + 2 restaurants and a spa. There are also shops near by at The Pinehills. It’s a beautiful place!

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    Jen August 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

    That place looks so beautiful. I think that we may need to plan a trip!

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    Mary August 12, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Whoa holy pricy! Must be nice

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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm August 12, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Wow, what a nice way to kick back and rejuvenate….

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    Becky @ Olives n Wine August 12, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Wow, this place looks incredible!! I’m so happy you were able to enjoy a little getaway from your boys for some much deserved rest and relaxation :)

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    mary @ minutes per mile August 12, 2014 at 8:20 am

    chickpea fries? what a brilliant idea. i’m guessing it’s some sort of mashed chickpea/chickpea flour creation — i’ll have to try it out! looks like an awesome mini getaway.

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 12, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Wow, what a gorgeous Inn! That lobster BLT look absolutely amazing!

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    Tina August 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

    It was! I’m still taking about it! Haha!

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    Emily @ Fit as a Mother... August 12, 2014 at 8:27 am

    So. Jealous. :)

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    KMuz August 12, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Looks like a fantastic day! I have a baby just a few days older than Q and was just wondering what you did about pumping being gone for so long? I’m just trying to figure out ways to be separated longer than 2.5 hours…it’s tough!

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    Tina August 12, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Oh it was a project! I woke up in the middle of the night for a week straight to pump, so there was enough milk for him while I was away. It was a lot of work!

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    Christine August 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

    @Tina: Did the spa accommodate you with a room so you could pump while you were there?

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    Tina August 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I didn’t pump there, but I’m sure you could find a place to do so. There’s a locker room.

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    Shel@PeachyPalate August 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Food looks incredible I don’t blame you for having eaten to much…I hope you took away any leftovers!

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    Crystal August 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

    My MIL just bought a home at Pinehills and we went to the Bistro for brunch a few weeks ago. It was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!

    Pinehills as a whole is just AMAZING. It seriously feels like a resort.

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    Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out August 12, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Deep tissue massages are so amazing!

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    Jackie August 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

    That place is stunning!

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    Lauren August 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The Mirbeau in Skaneateles is *beautiful* (my husband and I JUST celebrated our ‘mini-moon’ there), and I’m dying to visit the new location. The spa looks very similar to the one in Skaneateles, which is to say I’m sure it’s awesome :) Thanks for your recap!

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    Elizabeth@ChampagneOnMondays August 12, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Glad you had a day out to relax and enjoy yourself, and champagne with lunch is always a good idea! Have you had chickpea fries before/made them yourself? I’m curious about how you would make them…

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    Gracie August 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Drooling over that lobster BLT and chickpea fries! Glad you got to enjoy a mama’s day off :)

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    Britt@MyOwnBalance August 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Wow! The Inn is so pretty! Plymouth isn’t that far from my parents’ house so I may have to go there and check it out sometime!

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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious August 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Really a beautiful place!

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    Sarah @ Sweet Miles August 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

    A Lobster BLT with avocado?! YUM! What a cool place to visit!

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    Julia August 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I usually go to Cape Cod every summer. (Not this summer because I got married). When we were little we would go to Plymouth on rainy days and I was slightly obsessed with pilgrims :) That looks like a beautiful resort and spa, and I hope to go next summer on our trip!

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    Lisa @ Exercise eat repeat August 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

    wow that place looks great. Please you had a good time and bubbles for lunch is the best drink to have!

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    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    WOW!! What an amazing place! So glad you enjoyed the day!

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Sounds amazing! Makes me want a vacation now!

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    Annette@FitnessPerks August 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    That looks gorgeous!! What a lovely day you got to have–and that lobster on the sandwich sounds really good!

    I’d love a massage soon, hopefully for a b-day present!

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    Leslie @ Life Begins @ 30? August 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    What a beautiful place! Awesome mamas day out!

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    Ashley August 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Perfect mama’s day out — you’ve earned it.

    And I still want that sandwich!

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    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl August 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Chickpea fries? I am not sure how those were made, but I want to find out! They sounds awesome!

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma August 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Wow, that looks seriously incredible!

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    Victoria @ The Thrive Life August 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Can you have a sign up list for which friend you’re bringing? Haha Looks incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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    Pam August 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Looks wonderful from the grounds to the spa and food!
    Glad you had a great day out, so well deserved Tina!

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    Cassie August 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    WOW I would love to go there… especially for that salad. And crispy hard boiled egg. How did they do that? And the fries?

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    The Accidental Mama August 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for reminding me that I need a vacation!
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama

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    Laura @SheEatsWell August 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    That salad…OMG. I need it in my life right now!

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Those chickpea fries sound really interesting and extremely yummy!!

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    Nicole August 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Sounds like an AWESOME day, and that food looks delicious!

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    Ganeeban August 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    That sandwich :) xoxo, ganeeban

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    Kim @ FITsique August 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Aw my parents live near Skaneateles so we go there quite a bit but never need to stay over night since its a short drive away! I will keep this in mind for a nice dinner though!

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    Colleen @keepitrealclean August 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    SKANEATELES! That’s where I’m from! Amazing to see someone actually spell it correctly. Nice work! Mirabeau is amazing. Had no idea there were multiple!!

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    Katie @ A Full Plate August 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Wow, this place looks amazing!

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    Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit August 13, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Wow, that place looks incredible!!! What a nice way to spend the day – you deserve it!

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    Emily @SinfulNutrition August 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Chickpea fries, say what?! I’ve never heard of such a thing. But of course now I’m intrigued…

    Looks like a lovely and relaxing trip!

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    Christa August 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I LOVE Mirbeau in Skaneateles. I am so glad that you got to visit their new location! What a nice treat!

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