Share the love with your whole family at Salamander Resort & Spa. From s'mores by the fire pit to an extra special meet and greet with everyone’s favorite mini pony, Cupcake, Salamander Resort & Spa is in no short supply of unique family activities sure to inspire both parents and children alike! View our curated family-friendly itinerary below to plan the perfect spring getaway in Virginia's Horse Country.



1. Pony Rides & Meet and Greets
2. Take a Dip in the Indoor Pool
4. Shopping and History in Middleburg
5. Sunday Family Brunch at Harrimans
6. Hot Chocolate Bar & S'mores by the Firepit



Earn more resort credits the longer you stay! When you stay with us, earn up to $600 to use towards culinary experiences, memorable outdoor adventures, rejuvenation in the spa and so much more!

Stay two nights and receive $150
Stay three nights and receive $300
Stay four or more nights and receive $600


 Subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. Not available to groups or able to combine with other offers.

Equestrian Experiences

Your stay would not be complete without a visit to our beautiful equestrian center featuring a 14,000 square-foot stable with 22 stalls, nine beautiful paddocks and a spectacular outdoor riding arena. Schedule a riding lesson or participate in one of our many programs like Paint-a-Pony where children learn about horse markings and breeds.

Plus, don’t miss the chance to meet the sweetest member of our team, Cupcake the miniature horse. When not in the equestrian center, she joins guests in the Living Room every Friday and Saturday to enjoy pets and photo-ops with all her fans. Parents can also indulge the special Cupcake Cocktail from Gold Cup, topped with rainbow sprinkles, of course.

All equestrian activities are weather dependent.

Sweet Family Treats

Join us in the Living Room every Saturday and Sunday through February for a Hot Chocolate Bar that only dreams are made of! Pile on all the fixings including marshmallows, candy, whip cream, sprinkles and so much more. For the adults, add some extra warmth to your cup with a variety of libations. One s’more way to enjoy family bonding time is by the warm firepits with a marshmallow roasting kit from Gold Cup. Nothing is more delicious than biting into a fluffy blanket of toasty marshmallow and rich melted chocolate.

Sunday Family Brunch Buffet

Using only the freshest ingredients, Harrimans features a local bounty of bold and flavorful dishes celebrating the rich resources and history of Virginia’s Piedmont region. On Sundays, the entire family can enjoy indulging in our extensive brunch buffet including our signature pancakes, a full seafood display and custom omelet station.  Children also have their own special corner of kid-friendly dishes like chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy and fruit salad.

Shopping & History in Middleburg

The Town of Middleburg dates back to pre-Revolutionary times and boasts more than 145 building on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore dozens of small boutiques along the brick laid streets and appreciate the historic architecture along the way. Find unique souvenirs and enjoy the hospitality of this charming small town.

Take A Dip

Escape those chilly winter days with a warm refreshing dip in our indoor pool. Located in our state-of-the-art fitness center, the pool is the perfect setting for a fun day of splash and play with the family. Practice your strokes or enjoy a competitive game of Marco, Polo!