Share the love with your whole family at Salamander Resort & Spa. From ziplining through the treetops 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 getaway in Virginia's Horse Country.



No. 1:   Equestrian Experiences
No. 2:   Zipline Through the Treetops
No. 3:   Shopping and History in Middleburg
No. 4:   Sunday Family Style Brunch at Harrimans
No. 5:   Sweet Family Treats



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.

Two nights and receive $150
Three nights and receive $300
Four or more nights and receive $600

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

Ziplining Adventures

Let your children (and yourself) channel their inner superhero and fly through the tree top canopy with an unforgettable ziplining experience. Empower Adventures features 20 acres of course with zip lines varying in length from 90’ to 670’, plus two suspension bridge crossings. Sign up for the Kiddo Zip for the perfect amount of fun for smaller adventurers. 

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 on the Grand Lawn every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting, 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 Monday through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. for a delicious apple cider and cookie happy hour, complimentary to resort guests. Enjoy fresh cookies homemade by our pastry team and grab a board game from our Concierge desk for some family fun in the Library.

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.

No reservations required. S'mores kits are available for purchase at Gold Cup Wine Bar. Fire pits are first come, first served.

Sunday Family Style Brunch

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 family style brunch including cinnamon dusted donut holes, our signature pancakes, country fried chicken & waffles and our chef's cut of the week.

Shopping & History in Middleburg

The Town of Middleburg dates back to pre-Revolutionary times and boasts more than 145 buildings 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.