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 getaway in Virginia's Horse Country.



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


When you book three consecutive nights, we'll provide you with the fourth night free! With horseback riding, zip lining, daily family activities, fishing, archery, exquisite dining, relaxing spa treatments and much more, you will need to extend your getaway one extra day.

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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

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.

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!

No reservations required. First come, first served. 10 person maximum.