Annual Adventure. Lifetime Memories. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy it with us this spring. Toast to friends and fun at our seasonal culinary events, slip into spa-mode and relish in a relaxing bliss, witness your family bond even more with daily activities, explore the countryside on horseback, and most of all, enjoy spring with the ones you love most and make a new memory or two along the way.
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Equestrian ProgramsLearn More
Camp SalamanderLearn More
Zip LiningLearn More
Splash Pool & CafeLearn More
Mountain Bike RentalsLearn More
WINE & CIDER BIKE TOURLearn More
Memorial Day WeekendLearn More
Father's Day WeekendLearn More
White Water ExperienceLearn More
Calendar Of Events
All trails lead here. The equestrian center is one of the most unique features 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.
COUNTRYSIDE GROUP TRAIL RIDES
$135 per person | Ages 10 & up
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 to explore the resort grounds and picturesque countryside. Weather and ground conditions permitting.
STONE WALL PRIVATE TRAIL RIDE
$235 per person | Ages 10 & up
Seek solitude and relaxation on this guided ride through our woods and fields showcasing historic stone wall. Designed for the more experienced rider; four riders maximum per hour.
$135 per person | Ages 5 & up
Enjoy a private, one-hour instruction on one of our seasoned lesson horses and ponies. All lessons are conducted by our experienced staff and focus on balanced seat, centered riding, hunt seat on the flat, basic dressage and stock seat. Lessons may include grooming, leading, ground safety and riding. We do not offer jumping instruction. Weather permitting.
SALAMANDER HORSEMANSHIP CLUB
$400 per person | Ages 10 & up
For the horse-crazy child or adult! Spend half the day in the world of horses with Essential Horsemanship, Equine Communication, Stable Management, a Riding Lesson and a Trail Ride. Each participant receives an official Equestrian Center hat, photo of your favorite horse and a keepsake photo frame. In addition, parents or adult participants receive complimentary two-hour spa facility access for two adults, one complimentary rasul treatment per package and a 10% discount on 50 minute or longer spa services.
$135 per person | Ages 5 & up
Whether you are new to horses or wanting to add to your equestrian skills, this program can cover anything from grooming and handling techniques to braiding, bandaging, tacking (English or Western) and everything in between. One hour in stables.
$135 per person | Ages 5 & up
This unique program partners horse and human to enlighten on the topics of leadership, authenticity, clear communication and the impact of body language and energy. Explore the world of “horse whispering” and experience an interaction like none other. Group rates available. Weather permitting.
$35 per child | Ages 2-4
Make lifetime memories as your children enjoy a 10-minute ride on one of our adorable ponies, on the Stable lawn. Parent or guardian must side-walk with child.
$135 per person | Ages 5 & up
Tour the stables and learn about our horse’s coat colors, markings and breeds. Followed by an introduction to grooming and conformation of the horse. The session ends with each participant painting their own model horse to look like one of the Salamander horses or their dream horse! One hour in stables.
$100 per horse, per night; $50 day-stall
Your horse will experience the Salamander full-service care when you board them with us. Each boarding includes hay, shavings, use of facility, private turnout and trailer parking. Al a carte services also available.
For reservations or more information, please call 844.303.2723
*A 22% service charge is added to all equestrian activities.
Some of the best golf in the Washington, DC region, is within minutes of the resort. 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.
We also partner with Bull Run Golf Club, Evergreen Country Club and Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club for your pleasure.
Please allow our concierge team to book a tee time for you during your stay by sending your request to: [email protected]Learn More
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 wine destinations in the country. 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 or to arrange transportation to our local wineries, please call our concierge at 540.326.4020.Learn More
Located off the Grand Lawn, our stocked pond is waiting for you. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of catch-and-release fishing.
FISHING POLE Rental | $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.
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.
For more information, please call 540.326.4060Learn More
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 - $135 per child; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Half day - $75 per child; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Two hours - $50 per child; between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Camp ages are 4-10; includes lunch. First participant to reserve the activity, is the theme for the time slot:
HORSE N’ AROUND
Saddle up for foot pony races and horseshoes, take a walk to the stables and feed the horses treats, and paint your own horse magnet.
NUTTY ABOUT NATURE
Join us in the great outdoors for a hike on the resort trails to learn about wildlife, search for animal tracks and create your own fingerprint art.
AHOY! PIRATES DAY
Ahoy Mateys! Learn how to be a pirate by searching for gold, creating your own treasure map and building our own cardboard pirate ship!
ROCK & ROLL DAY
Rock & Roll Day is all about singing and playing music! Show off your moves with some freeze dance, receive guitar lessons and sing away to your favorites.
Explore the mystery of the universe by building your own rocket, create planet crafts and decorate your own astronaut helmet!
WILD WILD WEST
Cowboys and Cowgirls are welcome to come see and learn more about horses, craft your own cowboy hat and decorate your own stick pony.
Kiddo Zip Lining – Kids under the minimums for the Tree Top Zip Lining can try this thrilling ride during Camp Salamander. With a guide, experience our 200’ zip line three times! Minimum age is four-years-old and minimum weight is 40lbs. $50 per child.
KIDS NIGHT OUT
Fridays & Saturdays | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | $60 per child
Have your young Salamanders join us for a night of laughter, games and fun! Your children can enjoy different crafts, and then go out to the fire pit to make s’mores, after we can play glow in the dark bocce ball, then come splash around in the indoor pool, where you can play pool games! Includes dinner.
Awaken your spirit of adventure with our Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower Adventures. The full TreeTop Zip Tour course spans 20 acres and is comprised of zip lines varying in length from 90’ to 670’ and two suspension bridge crossings.
Treetop Zip Tour
$149 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.
$75 per child | Ages 4-7
For our youngest resort guests, this zip line experience is designed to be the perfect amount of fun, thrill and excitement to leave them feeling accomplished and proud of their adventurous side. With a guide, zip line our 275’ zip line three times! Minimum age is four-years-old and minimum weight is 40 lbs.
Moonlight Zip Tour
Fridays & Saturdays | 8:00 p.m. | $149 per person
Zip line at night under the stars! Enjoy an adventurous thrilling zip line tour through the treetop canopy by moonlight for an unforgettable summer night.
For reservations and to learn more about all of our zip line experiences, please call Empower Adventures at 540-692-ZIP1 or email us at [email protected]
Please make all reservations 24 hours in advance as preference in scheduling will be given to our resort guests.Learn More
Splash Pool & Cafe
Make a Splash this summer.
Open weekends starting May 11, 2019 | noon – 6:00 p.m.; Café closed
Open daily starting May 25, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Café open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
Chill out. Cool off. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors! Welcome to Splash Pool & Cafe, Salamander Resort & Spa’s reprieve tucked away in the Virginia countryside. Bring the shades, lather on the sunscreen, and settle into a comfy lounge chair with a specialty drink and your favorite summer read. At Splash Pool & Cafe, relaxation is key and 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 treats and other summer amenities.
Stay for lunch and enjoy Splash Cafe’s hearty menu of backyard favorites to appease every appetite. You’ll also find a full bar with summer-themed drinks, a rotating beer selection and a delightful offering of Virginia’s local vintages.
For additional information, please call 540.326.4070.
Mountain Bike Rentals
Trek Mountain Bike Rental
Hit the trails on a mountain bike or take a leisurely cruise into Middleburg for shopping. Youth (6 – 12 year olds) and adult sizes are available based on height. Three hours, $30 per person.
Sunset Bike Ride
The perfect opportunity to experience a striking sunset while enjoying the gentle air on this leisurely guided tour. $25 per person.
Bicycle Riding Lesson
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; $30 per person.Learn More
FALCONRY FIRST HAND
Saturdays | $125 per person
This once-in-a-lifetime experience presents the fascinating natural history, training, conservation and concerns about these majestic predators. Following a live demonstration of the training methods and an overview of the natural behavior of raptors, each participant has the opportunity to hold a live raptor on their arm for a wonderful photo opportunity as Falconry’s 4,000 year old history is revealed. Ages 12 & up. Reservation required, timing based on seasonality.
ULTIMATE FALCONRY EXPERIENCE
Saturdays | $180 per person
A more in-depth falconry experience, we start by learning about field training techniques and care of these magnificent raptors, before the thrill of a lifetime. Watch as one of these beautiful birds fly to your gloved arm from 20 feet high or approaching from 100 feet away. Reservation required, timing based on seasonality.
From beginners to intermediates, this archery class is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals, marksmanship and safety behind the fast growing sport. $35 per person; minimum of two people and maximum of four.
Prepare for a zombie apocalypse with our fun twist on our archery class. Zombie targets are added to our regular set up for your aiming pleasure! $50 per person.Learn More
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, $25 per person
ADVANCED NATURE HIKE
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 grounds. Prepare to work up a sweat! 45 minutes, $25 per person
GUIDED VIRGINIA HIKE
Tuesdays | Sky Meadows State Park | $65 per person
Enjoy this off-site excursion to explore our surrounding area! Sky Meadows State Park is an 1,862-acre park in the Virginia state park system. It is located in northwest Fauquier County, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will depart the resort at 7:00 a.m. and enjoy a one and half hour guided-hike. Four person minimum. Advanced reservations are required.
WINE & CIDER BIKE TOUR
Fridays & Saturdays | 11:00 a.m. | $90 per person
Take in the beautiful countryside on a guided bike ride from the resort to Boxwood Estate Winery and Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery for tastings of their delicious offerings. It will be an amazing way to your afternoon in the sun!Learn More
Memorial Day Weekend
Brats, Burgers & Blues BBQ
May 26 | 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Grand Lawn | $55 per person, $30 per child
Kick-off the summer with our backyard BBQ! Enjoy our house-made hamburgers and bratwursts while playing lawn games and listening to live music.
Pickle Ball Tournament
May 24 | 4:00 p.m. | Complimentary | Tennis Court
Bring the entire family out to play in a friendly tournament of this fast growing sport! Prizes available for the winners
Family Scavenger Hunt
May 25 | 10: 00 a.m. | $30 per team
Compete with your family as a team to score as many points as possible through a special Salamander Scavenger Hunt app. You will have two hours to answer questions located throughout the resort and in the Town of Middleburg. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most points at the end! One Smartphone is required per team, teams can be 2-8 people.
Dive-In Movie – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
May 25 | 8:30 p.m. | Splash Pool & Café | Complimentary
Float in the pool, snack on popcorn and enjoy a night at the cinema under the stars watching a movie on the large LED poolside screen. Food and beverages are available from Splash Cafe. Resort Guests Only.
Start of Summer Pool Party
May 26 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Splash Pool & Café
Start summer with a splash! We are kicking off summer with our annual pool party with delicious food and drinks, sprinkler games, slip and slide, DJ and a water balloon toss competition. Looking for some “cheesy” fun? Jump in and lounge on our large pizza pool float. Resort guests only.
Memorial Day 5K
May 27 | 8:00 a.m. | Complimentary
Whether you run or walk, it’ll be the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer! Our 5K course travels throughout the resort’s beautiful grounds with a raffle at the conclusion of the race with amazing prizes. All ages and leashed dogs welcome.
Father's Day Weekend
Month for Men
June | Salamander Spa
Men need a spa day too! Book a couple’s 80-minute spa experience and receive a gift certificate for a complimentary Couple’s Rasul to be used during your next visit. Gift certificate redeemable Monday – Thursday through August. Reservations required.
June 15 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Complimentary
Dad won’t be able to over-exaggerate the size of the fish he caught when you test his fishing skills in this Father’s Day competition. Prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Most Fish Caught! $10 per pole rental, if needed; live bait provided. Reservations required.
Family Archery Competition
June 15 | 4:00 p.m. | Fitness Center | $35 per person
Perfect for dad’s day, test your archery skills against his in this family-friendly competition. Competition includes quickest shot, most balloons popped and a variety of other skillful games. Teams of 2-4. Reservations required.
Dads Eat Free
June 16 | Market Salamander
Treat your dad to our gourmet market for breakfast or lunch on Father’s Day and his meal is free. Market Salamander is a charismatic gourmet market located in the charming village of Middleburg, VA just steps away from Salamander Resort & Spa. Fathers must be accompanied by children for promotion.
Zip & Sip Gift Package
June 14-16 | $149 per person
Cheers to all the superhero dads with a gift he is sure to enjoy! All weekend long, dads who Zip & Sip with us are gifted a special Empower Adventures pint glass to be filled with a complimentary draft beverage at the Gold Cup Wine Bar after their zip lining experience. Mention promo code DAD2019 when booking to receive $30 off this special adventure! Reservations required.
White Water Experience
Enjoy this off-site excursion in Harpers Ferry, WV! We will depart the resort at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday and enjoy three hours on the river. Trip requires a six-person minimum and includes travel to and from River Riders. This is a six-and-a-half-hour trip.
$175 per person. Advanced reservations are required, please call 540.326.4060.Learn More