Activities

Discover exciting adventures, romantic escapades and plenty of family-friendly activities right on the property. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a complimentary putting green for aspiring golfers, full equestrian center, and lawn games including croquet, bocce ball, corn hole and life-sized chess. Also, discover the surrounding area and browse local boutique shops, explore local wineries, zoom down zip lines, enjoy exclusive golf privileges at Creighton Farms. Your options for fun in Middleburg are nearly endless.

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Fourth of July

INDEPENDENCE DAY BBQ & CELEBRATION

July 4 | 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $15 per plate, drinks sold separately
Celebrate the 4th of July at Salamander Resort & Spa with a classic BBQ, lawn games, family activities and the best views of Middleburg’s fireworks!

INDEPENDENCE DAY POOL PARTY

July 3 | 11: 00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Resort Pool
Celebrate Independence Day at the Outdoor Resort Pool and indulge in our new pool menu, play various water games, listen to music and soak up those summer rays!

PATRIOTIC BIKE PARADE

July 4 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. bike decorating in Equestrian Center | 5:30 p.m. line-up at Middleburg Charter School | 6:00 p.m. parade begins
Join the Salamander Recreation Team in decorating bikes to ride in the Middleburg Patriotic Bike Parade. Awards will be given at the Middleburg Community Center for best decorated bikes. A limited amount of youth and adult bikes are available for rent, we encourage you to bring your own.

CAMP SALAMANDER: Party in the USA

July 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or noon – 4:00 p.m., $75 per child | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $135 per child
Join us at camp to show off your pride for the Red, White and Blue! We will be face painting, tossing water balloons, potato sack racing and hosting other fun patriotic games! Reservations Required.

PATRIOTIC GPS HUNT

July 4 | 10:00 a.m. | $45 per team | Grand Lawn
Discover new lands with the Patriotic Caches which will be hidden around the property. Each caching station contains a “Grand Prize” for the first team to reach the stations. Smart phones with GPS or compass apps work for this event.

RED, WHITE & BLUE TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS

July 2 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $20 per person
Create your own patriotic tie-dye t-shirt with the Salamander logo. Youth XS to adult XXL available.

PATRIOTIC TRIVIA

July 5 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
How well do you know your country? Join us with your family for this fun competition and test your knowledge of the Red, White and Blue!

4TH OF JULY FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT 4PM

Daily complimentary games and competitions for families to enjoy together.

July 1 | Three-point Contest | Basketball Court
July 2 | H.O.R.S.E. | Basketball Court
July 3 | Kan Jam Tournament | Grand Lawn
July 4 | Water Balloon Toss | Grand Lawn
July 5 | Bocce Ball Tournament | Grand Lawn
July 6 | 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | Basketball Court
July 7 | Putting Contest | Putting Green

FAMILY OUTDOOR CINEMA

July 6 | Moana (PG) | 8:45 p.m. | Grand Lawn
Bring your blankets and chairs and join us under the stars for a one-of-a-kind outdoor family-friendly movie experience. Weather dependent.

 

For more information or reservations, please call 540.326.4020.

Splash Pool & Cafe

Make a Splash this summer.

Chill out. Cool off. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors. This is what summer is all about. Welcome to Splash Pool & Cafe, Salamander Resort & Spa’s new reprieve tucked away in the Virginia countryside. Bring the shades. Lather on the sunscreen. Settle into a comfy lounge chair with a specialty drink and your favorite summer read. At Splash Pool & Cafe, relaxation is key. The intimate surroundings make it easy to lay back and soak up some glorious sunshine.

When the sun begins to notch up the temperature, there’s plenty of ways to keep cool. Take a comfortable swim in the pool or make your way over to the two cascading water features where kids (big and small) will undoubtedly find refreshing jets of shooting water endlessly entertaining. Throughout the day, the Splash team will be on hand to offer delicious complimentary frozen berries, grapes and other summer amenities including free sunglass polishing and Evian face misting.

Splash Pool Cafe

Stay for lunch and enjoy Splash Pool Cafe’s hearty menu of backyard favorites including burgers, brats, delicious gourmet sandwiches, wraps and salads to appease every appetite. If you have a sweet tooth, we have you covered. Harken back to the days when you could pick your favorite candies from a jar – including Blow Pops, Mike & Ikes and Sweet Tarts.

Even cooler are the frozen treats. You can choose from twelve different kinds of ice cream treats and popsicles. All of your favorites are available including Klondike and Twix Ice Cream Bars. It’ll be hard to resist just trying one, but don’t worry. We won’t tell.

Thinking about a tasty beverage? You’ll find a full bar with summer-themed drinks such as the Salamander Caipirinha, the Splash Margarita or the Strawberry Kiwi Splash. A rotating beer selection and a delightful offering of Virginia’s local vintages round out the menu.

All the amenities. All the fun. All summer long. Now this is Splash Pool & Cafe. 

Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Daily Activites

SUNSET BIKE RIDE | $25 per person

The perfect opportunity to experience a striking sunset while enjoying the gentle air on this leisurely guided tour. 30 minutes. Two person minimum.

COUNTRYSIDE TRAIL RIDES | $135 per person

Discover the natural beauty of our countryside while riding our gentle trail horses. Your guide will take you through the wooded trails for a one-hour leisurely walk. Weather permitting. Ages 10 & up.

ZIP LINING | $164 per person

When you take a step off the platform and zip through the tree top canopy, it will be an experience you will truly never forget. Gliding from tree top platform to tree top platform, you’ll go across five different zip lines and two suspension sky bridges. The course spans over 20 acres and is over a half mile long.

CLAY SHOOTING | 10:00 a.m. | $198 per person

Whether a novice or a crack shot, sporting clays provide a fun outing in the Virginia countryside and this exhilarating off-site adventure is just minutes from our property. Available weather permitting; 48-hour advance notice required. Ages 18 & up. Six people minimum.

ARCHERY | $35 per person

From beginners to intermediates, this archery class is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals, marksmanship and safety behind the fast growing sport. 45 minutes. Ages 8 & up. Two person minimum.

NATURE HIKE | $25 per person

Join one of our enthusiastic recreation guides for a subtle hike focused on just getting outside and learning about the resort, Middleburg and the countryside. 45 minutes.

ADVANCED NATURE HIKE | $25 per person

For those who enjoy rigorous and strenuous hikes, stomp along with one of our recreation guides as we take you deep into our trails on the resort and prepare to work up a sweat. 45 minutes.

BEGINNER FISHERMAN | $35 per person

Spend the afternoon learning the basics of fishing in the Salamander pond, from selecting the right gear to casting fundamentals. Catch and release only. One hour program; ages 6-15 years old.

INTERMEDIATE FISHERMAN | $55 per person

Receive a full introduction to gear and casting techniques and take time to practice your casting, before enjoying live action fishing on our very own Salamander pond. Catch and release only. Two-hour program; ages 6-15 years old.

BICYCLE RIDING LESSON | $30 per person

Appreciate the outdoors while you learn the skills you need to enjoy our marked trail system or a family stroll into Middleburg. 30-minute program; ages 5 and up.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LESSON | $30 per person

Join our instructor at the basketball court and learn fundamental skills to propel you to the next level of your game.  30 minute program.

TENNIS PRIVATE LESSON OR HIT LESSON | $125 per person

Learn to master your skills with a certified instructor from Blue Chip Tennis Academy. 60-minute private tennis lesson or learn to serve heat with a hit lesson. 

ULTIMATE FALCONRY EXPERIENCE | Saturdays | Noon | $180 per person

With nature as our classroom, experience the thrill of partnering with a raptor. After a classroom session on the amazing bird, experience the thrill of a lifetime as you have the opportunity to have a bird of prey fly to your arm. Ages 12 & up. Four person minimum.

Reservations required. For reservations, please call 540.326.4060.

Zip Lining

The Tree Top Zip Tours by Empower are an exhilarating adventure and a thrilling bird’s eye view of the Virginia countryside carefully designed to work harmoniously and respectfully with its surrounding environment.

Guided by our professional staff, the zip lining experience begins and ends on the resort’s grand lawn. Following a short walk, safety briefing and outfitting, participants enter the course with a staircase walk to the top of the Tower. The course is comprised of a series of rope bridges and zip lines that vary in length from 90 to 670 feet in length. While tethered to an advanced pulley system, guests glide from tree top platform to tree top platform on five different zip lines and two suspension sky bridges. The course spans over 20 acres and is over a half mile long.

For reservations, please call 540-692-ZIP1 or email [email protected]

 The Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour program is open to the public. Please make all reservations 24 hours in advance. Preference in scheduling will be given to resort guests.

Camp Salamander

While the parents are away, the kids will play. Camp Salamander is our activity-filled camp for kids, offering countless opportunities to let loose, compete in scavenger hunts, learn about the stars and explore the great outdoors. Full-day and half day options are available; junior guests ages 4-10 years old.

From hiking and exploring, to building cardboard boats and forts, feeding horses at the stables and so much more! Camp Salamander's certified guides have a thrilling lineup of activities that kids just can't get enough of.

Prices vary based on session. For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

Yappy Hour

Sit. Stay. Enjoy.

Join us every Tuesday this summer for a doggone good time! Our Yappy Hour is every Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in May through October.

Watch as your pooch tests their skills in the obstacle course while you indulge in a special menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar featuring 'Sharing Chow' including our Pimento Cheese “Hush Puppies” and a refreshing Pup-tail Menu with our Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.

Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

Rentals

Located at the foothills of Virginia's rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, this is the prime jumping off point for endless exploration and one-of-a-kind adventures. With a diverse list of unique activities to experience, we have the offerings to equip you for an adventure you will never forget.

TREK MOUNTAIN BIKE | $30 per bike, three hours

Hit the trails on a mountain bike or take leisurely cruise into Middleburg for shopping.

FISHING POLES | $10 per pole

Guests under the age of 16 or adults with Virginia issued Fishing License have the opportunity to rent our fishing poles and dip a line in our pond.

BASKETBALL | Complimentary 

Work on your jump shot or play a pick-up game with loved ones. Basketball court is located next to the Putting Green and Tennis Courts. Pick up is at the Fitness Center or resort pool; first come first serve.

GLOW BOCCE BALL | Complimentary 

A fun twist on a backyard classic. With our glow in the dark Bocce set, the game doesn’t have to end just because the sun goes down. Reservations required.

TENNIS | Complimentary 

Court time with recreational rackets and tennis balls are available at the Fitness Desk or resort pool. Salamander has two hard surface tennis courts available on a first come, first serve basis. Priority is given to regular scheduled programs and private lessons. Guaranteed court time for individuals or groups can be made; advanced reservations are required.

For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

Family Explorers

Salamander Resort & Spa is bustling with fun-filled games, clever crafts and team competitions that families can enjoy everyday. We've created a full itinerary of activities destined to spark imaginations, inspire laughter and keep everyone entertained.

FAMILY CRAFTS

Kids and parents alike will love the opportunity to embrace their imaginative side while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, keepsakes and more. Daily at 2:00 p.m. Prices vary per project. First participant to make a reservation, chooses the theme for the day.  

TIE DYE T-SHIRTS | Create your own vibrant t-shirt with the Salamander logo. Youth XS to adult XXL. $20

SURVIVAL BRACELETS | Lost in the woods? Make this basic survival bracelet which offers eight feet of rope at a moment’s notice. $15

TEDDY BEAR MAKING | Stuff, fluff and build your very own stuffed animal. $20 for each animal, $10 accessories available.

GEL CANDLES | Custom make your very own candle using colored gel wax. $15

PERFECT PLATES | Create a beautiful work or art using a plate as your canvas. $15

MAGNET PAINTING | Plaster horse, seasonal and Salamander logo magnets that are painted with acrylic paint. $5

FAMILIES AT 4

Test your trivia skills, search high and low on a spirited scavenger hunt, make waves with a wacky game of water polo and watch the smiles light up the day with these one-of-a-kind, family-fun activities. The theme for each time slot is determined by the first family to sign up. Complimentary, daily at 4:00 p.m.

I SPY | Can you spot the hidden items in The Library? This game is designed to test your vision and focus.

TRIVIA | Test your knowledge on a wide variety of categories.

BINGO | Enjoy and compete in a friendly game of the traditional hall-style BINGO.

SCAVENGER HUNT RACE | Travel throughout the property and find the answers to our ten tricky questions.

BANANA GRAMS | Using your own letters and board, compete against players to form as many words possible. Similar to Scrabble, but with an exciting twist.

GIANT JENGA | Don’t pull the wrong block! Test your skills on strategically stacking giant Jenga pieces.

POOL GAMES | Join us at the indoor pool for the biggest splash, littlest splash, marco polo and water scrabble competitions.

KAN JAM | A popular backyard game played with two teams, two cans and a Frisbee.

CORN HOLE | A team game where beanbags are tossed at a goal to earn points.

For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

 

Equestrian

All trails lead here. The equestrian center is the most unique feature of Salamander Resort & Spa. With 25 acres dedicated to entry-level equestrian use, our beautiful Equestrian Center features a 14,000-square-foot stable complete with 22 stalls, nine beautiful paddocks and a spectacular outdoor riding arena with ThorTurf footing.

For reservations, please call 844.303.2723.


EquiSpective: Created by Equestrian Director, Sheryl Jordan, EquiSpective is a personal discovery program that helps people learn more about their communication and leadership style by connecting with horses.

Artful Endeavors

WINE & PAINTING | $85 per person | Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on different local wines.
Ages 21 & up.

ARTFUL SATURDAYS | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Get your creative juices flowing each Saturday with any of the offerings from our artist-in-residence, Mary Jennings. Each week enjoy an a la carte menu of art options including:

  • BRUSH WITH GREATNESS | $75 | A fun way to experiment using painting techniques like some of the master artists of our time. Try your hand at painting an original Jackson Paddock or a Vincent Van Woha. No typo here. We did say, “original” works of art custom to Salamander Resort & Spa. Two hours.
  • PYRO-GRAPHIC KEEPSAKE | $50 | Pyrography is a slow process of burning wood with a specialized heated tool to create a work of art. The smell created in the process is rustic, comforting and may remind you of great times sitting around the campfire with friends. One and a half hours.
  • CREATIVE SKETCHBOOK | $50 | Each artist is lead through a perfectly paced process of drawing and writing in a sketchbook for their keeping. Each artist will build artistic confidence to allow the fullest creative process to come alive. All skill levels welcome and all supplies provided. One and a half hours.
  • ART TASTINGS | $75 | Without tasting, we may never know what we’ve been missing out on. An artful presentation of treats will get your creative juices flowing while you’re guided through a social painting experience, creating a 9x12 finished work on canvas. Two hours.

Choose one theme for the day; first guest to sign up will determine what class will be offered. Two-person minimum.

Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

Wineries

There are more than twenty wineries within 30 minutes of Salamander Resort & Spa which attract visitors from all walks of life, making Middleburg one of the top 10 wine destinations in the world. Each winery can be found in a unique location surrounded by either lavish scenery, breathtaking views, or historic sites. Sip, relax and enjoy as you learn about each winery's unique story.

For more information on our local wineries, please call our concierge at 540.326.4020.

 

Golf

Some of the best golf in the Washington, DC regions is within 15 minutes of Salamander Resort & Spa. Highlighted by our exclusive arrangement with The Club at Creighton Farms, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, our concierge and reservations team will assist you in creating the ultimate golf experience.

The Club at Creighton Farms

Other local courses:

Bull Run Golf Club
Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club

Middleburg Main Street

A truly unique boutique experience. There are more than 100 unique shops and restaurants in the village of Middleburg, and we know every owner. After even the briefest visit to this friendly village, you will too. Middleburg’s shops offer a wide range of fashions, home décor, local markets and wine. Our concierges will give insider tips for enjoying the day, arrange for your purchases to be shipped home, and schedule for courtesy transportation to and from the village.

To learn more about Middleburg Shopping, please visit here or call our concierge at 540.326.4020.

National Sporting Library

All around Middleburg are a fascinating treasure trove of attractions, both historic and captivating, waiting to be discovered. With more than 160 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Middleburg is known for its natural beauty, historic charm and Southern hospitality.

To learn more about the Town of Middleburg, please visit here or call our concierge at 540.326.4020.