By Marco Medrano
What I love about Mirbeau Inn & Spa’s brand is, aside from being a cluster of New York-only destination spas, they fully understand global trends in treatment aesthetics and cutting-edge skincare, while still delivering boutique chic and world-class spa for locals in Rhinebeck NY. This newest location in Rhinebeck is a custom-built, modern-day chateau designed as a 49-room resort. And while it has terrific curb appeal and presence, the real “sense of entry” happens when you saunter through their majestic double doors.
Enjoy the heavenly spa getaway in Rhinebeck NY, where you could (should?) spend a long, fast weekend without leaving the property. Yet, mere steps away, the town of Rhinebeck is inviting and tasteful. The initial sensation when the doors close behind you feels not unlike a chic private club or wellness speakeasy sans the hushed tones. And the rooms are new, well-designed and perfectly appointed for the plentiful of spa connoisseurs in this corner of the planet.
Boxes I checked with the Rhinebeck outpost of Mirbeau included close proximity to an Amtrak station, on-site parking and a fabulous restaurant (Willow by Charlie Palmer). Also, there are multi-use areas and cubbies that can roll with your vibe from Gucci sweats, a spa robe or your daywear-to-dinner-chic look, a (complimentary!) full fitness schedule of trés modern practices (yoga, Pilates, body conditioning, Barre, Tai Chi, traditional equipment and many more). And while the spa spills out to an enormous, year-round, outdoor in-ground hot tub whirlpool with private bar in the Aqua Terrace, you can also indulge in the Himalayan salt sauna or the amazing eucalyptus-infused steam room.
Now that you feel super comfortable here, let’s get ready to spa! There are 14 treatment rooms with fireplaces and private sound systems with club-like changing rooms. Signature body and facial services feature ELEMIS BIOTEC, hot (or cool!) stones and CBD oil. Some of my favorite services? The Resveratrol Lifting Facial (re-volumizing), the Exotic Milk Ritual, ELEMIS BIOTEC Line Eraser and the Nature’s Healer Massage. For add-ons, a Hot Stone Melter and CBD oil. Or add an Oxygen Infusion and Light Therapy to your facial. The Wow Brow lift, Men’s Foot (and leg) Treatment or the Men’s Estate Facial are just right for
the modern dude.
Do check the long list of amenities and inclusions at Mirbeau. Luckily for us, they’ve been perfecting their resorts, treatments and hospitality for decades now. This is the right getaway or staycation adjacent. Yes, Mirbeau understands the game.