Hotel at a Glance: Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills
The elaborately planned landscapes and soft colors at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills evoke the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet. It looks more like a private French estate in the country than a hotel. But the property is not without luxurious resort amenities: it has a giant spa, two restaurants, and spacious guest rooms. You’ll be close to historical attractions in Plymouth, and Boston is only 50 minutes away.
- Wander the gardens surrounding the property to admire weeping willows, arching bridges, and ponds dotted with lily pads.
- Have a seven-course dinner at Henri-Marie, the resort’s upscale main restaurant. The menu includes prime sirloin, torched toro, and strawberry shortcake.
- Relax with a glass of vino at the Bistro & Wine Bar, which offers classic cocktails and small plates.
- Enjoy a deep-tissue massage at the full-service spa.
- Tee time: The Mirbeau overlooks the 18th fairway of the Pinehills Rees Jones golf course, meaning golf is steps away.
Plymouth, Massachusetts: Pre-Colonial History and Museums Along the Waterfront
As far as origin stories go, few can compete with the tiny village of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The fleet of Pilgrims who landed on its shores in 1620 eventually founded the New World’s first successful colony. Today, you can tour some of the carefully preserved, centuries-old buildings and monuments around Plymouth. Pop by the Jenney House Museum to sign up for a walking tour led by a local historian.
Around the corner, Burial Hill cemetery marks the final resting place of the colony’s earliest settlers, including William Bradford. The carefully manicured Brewster Gardens is just down the street from the cemetery. A walk through the park leads all the way to the waterfront, where you’ll find Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the Pilgrims’ ship.