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Fall foliage: 10 spots for great leaf peeping

Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:45 AM
Escape to Virginia’s famed horse and wine country, just a quick jaunt from Washington, D.C., where stacked stone fences line unpaved roads and historic towns, horse farms and estates dot the bucolic countryside. From the mountains and the shore of the Potomac River to the changing leaves on the vines at more than 40 wineries, Loudoun’s landscape is the perfect place to capture the color of the season.

SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA HOTEL

Friday, September 30, 2016 8:53 AM
As part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Collection, the Salamander Resort is located at less than an hour from Washington Dulles airport located in Middleburg, VA, which can be defined as a little and relaxing “country” of its own. This family-friendly village has been long regarded as a retreat from the limelight for U.S. presidents, dignitaries and public figures. In the heart of Virginia’s popular horse and vineyard countryside, its villagers find peace and harmony in the bucolic landscape.

Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body and Spirit at Top Luxury Wellness Retreats

Friday, September 30, 2016 8:49 AM
In Middleburg, Virginia, Salamander Hotels & Resorts’ Founder and CEO Sheila C. Johnson is hosting “A New Dawn Women’s Retreat,” the ultimate women’s weekend in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country at Salamander Resort & Spa, from September 29 – October 2, 2016. Virginia’s idyllic countryside paints the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway with Ms. Johnson, featuring luxurious accommodations and a specially crafted itinerary of physical and spiritual wellness activities, inspirational discussions, succulent dining experiences, top-rated golf and a variety of recreational activities. In addition to the itinerary of outdoor activities, guests will be able to relish in signature spa treatments, horseback riding, wine tours, zip-lining and much more.

Salamander Resort Chef to Appear on Food Network Show

Friday, September 30, 2016 8:28 AM
Salamander Resort & Spa's Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves will be making his fourth appearance on Food Network for its sixth season of Halloween Wars on Sunday evening, October 2 at 9 p.m., according to Salamader Resort & Spa.

The Hotlist: 13 things to see, eat, drink and do in October

Friday, September 30, 2016 8:14 AM
Middleburg Film Festival, Oct. 20-23 Virginia’s wine and horse country gets a heavy dose of Hollywood when this annual event takes over this tony town, with screenings at Boxwood Winery, the Hill School and festival founder Sheila Johnson’s sprawling Salamander Resort & Spa. “Lion,” starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman, opens the festival, and the Saturday night centerpiece will feature director Damien Chazelle and his film “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who won the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of an actress. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will deliver the keynote address. Saturday pass $100, other passes $500-$2,000.

10 Great Cocktails To Heat Up Your Fall

Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:18 AM
Salamander Resort & Spa’s Jefferson Appletini On most nights, the two campfires sitting a few hundred feet from Salamander’s Gold Cup bar are good settings for recapping the day’s activities or having your first lesson in s’mores-making. We don’t know if it’s the autumn air in Middleburg, Virginia, or what, but gatherings around the flames with a drink are even better. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property suggests snuggling up with the Jefferson Appletini, a future fall favorite made from Va. Distillery Co. whiskey, apple pie moonshine, apple-cardamom shrub and local apple cider.

Escape the Election: Hotels Bring the Presidential Panache

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:01 AM
With the upcoming election creating an exhausting 24/7 news cycle, many Americans are looking for respite from the rhetoric and a travel trend has emerged— luxury hotels offering election-themed travel packages that include presidential pampering without the politics. From private boat charters and personal butlers to on-demand designer duds, hotels from Dallas and DC to Florida and the Caribbean are offering a haute hiatus from the nonstop campaign coverage.

Election-themed getaways that, for some, aren't debatable

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:47 AM
Those in the thick of the D.C.-based shenanigans might want to consider the Commander in Sleep or The First Ladies Getway at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va. Starting at $365 per person, per night, the Sleep package includes a two-night stay in a Dressage Suite, "nonpartisan nightcaps" for two at its Gold Cup Wine Bar and "complimentary nondelivery of morning newspapers.

20 Ideas for the Perfect Romantic Fall Getaway

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:33 AM
With 18th-century buildings and just one traffic light, the town of Middleburg makes a charming introduction to Loudoun County, northern Virginia’s bucolic horse country. You can spend the morning browsing antique shops and local galleries then head over a few streets to reach horse farms and wineries—with a spectacular fall foliage backdrop. If you prefer that someone else take the reins, Salamander Resort & Spa offers carriage rides that include Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

SEASONAL HOTEL AND RESORT TRAVEL PACKAGES

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:51 AM
Salamander Resort & Spa | www.salamanderresort.com The “Dreaming of Relaxation Package” is the ultimate getaway in the countryside of Virginia – not only amazing farm-to-table dining, but also the massage, manicure and pedicure will leave you refreshed.

Washington DC Events - Top Things to Do This Weekend

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:56 AM
See a guide to the top events and things to do this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. This page is updated each week and includes live entertainment, family-friendly activities, cultural events, community festivals and more.

WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND EXPLORE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:52 AM
It is fair to say that Washington, D.C. remains in the international spotlight, but with a bizarre presidential election process that is taking place in 2016, the entire world has their eyes on D.C. now more than ever to see what might happen next. For those preparing their own visit, we wanted to provide the basic essentials for planning your getaway so that you can be close to all of the political action – or stay clear of politics altogether, and focus on the dining, shopping and other cultural activities available in Washington, D.C.

Epicurience Virginia at One Loudoun Set for Oct. 15

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:27 AM
Epicurience Virginia, an event highlighting Virginia’s culinary and wine scene, will be held at One Loudoun in Ashburn on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. "Epicurience is Northern Virginia’s premier food and wine experience. This is a upscale ticketed event that is a one-of-a-kind experience. Sample exquisite wines from many wonderful vineyards, enjoy cuisine crafted by renowned chefs, and meet master winemakers who will give you the inside scoop on all things wine," according to One Loudoun.

GETAWAY: Virginia

Friday, September 09, 2016 8:55 AM
Driving along a quiet, country road past fields, streams and expansive countryside, the town of Middleburg seems as unassuming as its name would imply. As the view changes from pastoral, rolling greens to large country homes, it becomes clear there is something more than middle-class about Middleburg.

13 best hotels for yogis in honor of National Yoga Month

Thursday, September 08, 2016 8:19 AM
Located in the heart of Virginia’s horse country, it’s only natural that the Salamander Resort & Spa offers yoga on horseback (seasonally). Visitors can also opt to do yoga in a stable, which seems a bit more…stable.

LUXURY VEHICLES, WINE COUNTRY, A RESORT & THE GENERAL LEE!

Monday, September 05, 2016 9:00 AM
When I found out I would be heading to Middleburg, VA a small town just 20 miles from Washington, D.C.’s Dulles Airport and 40 miles from the Nation’s Capital I was intrigued to say the least. I have driven through the state a few times, but never had the chance to get up close and personal with the gorgeous place. I have to say I am really happy and grateful to Kia for making this all happen because it is simply magical. Its authenticity, history and culture are indescribable. If you ever have the chance please visit. I think everyone should see it at least once in their lifetime.

Travel Diary | Virginia is for Travel Lovers

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:56 AM
We stayed at the beautiful Salamander Resort. Did I mention it was beautiful? It’s only surrounded by colonial estates, equestrian centers, and vineyards. And I’m officially in love with their Spa and Wellness Center. This resort was the setting for an inspiring few days. I wish I had more time to explore the town, but I was there for one thing only…to drive my little heart out. And that’s what I did. All along the Virginia countryside, through the Shenandoah National Park and back.

Guide to Labor Day Weekend

Monday, August 29, 2016 9:34 AM
Labor Day may only add one day to your weekend, but don’t let it go by without relaxing and spending quality time with the family—whether you plan on heading into the backyard for a pool party or traveling to the Eastern Shore for a camping excursion.

ESCAPE THE ELECTION: HOTELS BRING THE PRESIDENTIAL PANACHE

Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:28 AM
With the upcoming election creating an exhausting 24/7 news cycle, many Americans are looking for respite from the rhetoric and a travel trend has emerged— luxury hotels offering election-themed travel packages that include presidential pampering without the politics.

Labor Day Road Trips Within 100 Miles of Washington, D.C.

Friday, August 26, 2016 11:51 AM
If you need to get away from the city for a few days, Labor Day is a great time to explore some of those locales that often seem so close, yet so far away. Forget the complexities of booking flights and choosing seats. Here are five getaways within 100 miles of Washington, D.C. — all perfect for a much-needed Labor Day road trip.