Whatever your pleasure, enjoy it this winter with us. Toast to friends and fun at our seasonal culinary events, slip into spa-mode and relish relaxation bliss, witness your family bond even more with daily activities, explore the countryside on horseback, and most of all, enjoy winter with the ones you love most and make a new memory or two along the way.
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Equestrian ProgramsLearn More
Art ClassesLearn More
Camp SalamanderLearn More
Daily Family ActivitesLearn More
Splash Pool & CafeLearn More
Keeping Up With CupcakeLearn More
Indoor PoolLearn More
Shinola BicyclesLearn More
WINE & CIDER BIKE TOURLearn More
In-room TeepeeLearn More
Michelin-Star Chef Weekend - Davide PalludaLearn More
Easter EventsLearn More
Memorial Day WeekendLearn 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.
$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.
$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.
For reservations or more information, please call 844.303.2723
*A 22% service charge is added to all equestrian activities.
WINE & PAINTING
Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. | $90 per person
Enjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on different local wines. Ages 21 & up.
Get your creative juices flowing each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. 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.
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.
AMAZING SALAMANDER RACE
Can the team complete all of the challenges today? Perfect putts, biggest splash, handball and customizing your own Salamander craft.
E2= EXCELLENT ENGINEERS
Salamander’s School of Engineering is ready for you. Build cardboard boats, tall marble madness towers and fun fort building.
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!
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.
SPRING BREAK CAMP SALAMANDER
April 15-19 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $100 per child, per day
Celebrate Spring Break at Camp Salamander! Every day has a new, fun and unique theme with lunch served daily.
Spring Break days include:
MONDAY – AHOY MATEYS!
Learn how to be a pirate by searching for gold, creating your own treasure map and building a cardboard pirate ship.
TUESDAY – NUTTY ABOUT NATURE
Are you nutty about nature? We are too! Join us to learn about the resort’s surrounding habitats with nature scavenger hunts and building your very own bird house.
WEDNESDAY – 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 along to your favorite songs.
THURSDAY – SPACE DAY
Explore the mystery of the universe by building your own rocket, create planet crafts and decorate your own astronaut helmet.
FRIDAY – 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.
Daily Family Activites
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.
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.
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.
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.
PICK UP GAMES | Flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, Whiffle Ball, Kickball or Basketball. Pick wisely!
For reservations, please call 540.326.4060Learn 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.
Keeping Up With Cupcake
Meet the sweetest member of our team, Cupcake! Our friend may be little in size but this miniature horse has a big personality. Every Friday and Saturday at 4:00 p.m. she joins our team in the Living Room to greet our guests and welcome them to their home-away-from-home.
Cocktails With Cupcake
Our little friend’s festive spirit is perfectly paired with Gold Cup’s Cupcake Cocktail. Only offered while Cupcake is visiting the Living Room, enjoy this libation featuring vanilla vodka, dark and light Godiva, house-made whipped cream topped with rainbow sprinkles. $14 per drink.
Please feel free to visit Cupcake anytime at the Equestrian Center.Learn More
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
When the weather is frightful, take a dip in our indoor pool. Located in our state-of-the-art fitness center, our pool is a perfect treat after a tough workout or just a fun day with the family.
Friday & Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Adult Lap Swim: Daily 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
SHINOLA LUXURY BICYCLES RENTALS
$30 per person.
Rent our exclusive Shinola bicycles for an exciting adventure! Roll into Middleburg to discover the charming city or enjoy one of the many vineyards in our area. The story of every Shinola bicycle begins in the legendary Waterford Precision Cycles factory in Wisconsin. Each lightweight steel frame is individually handcrafted to Shinola's specifications and design, with Shinola's unique geometry, dropouts and fork crown. After the frames and forks are welded and painted at Waterford, they’re shipped to Shinola's Detroit Flagship store for final assembly by their master mechanics.
Our Shinola bicycles also have a rack that perfectly fits our picnic baskets. To place your order for a customized picnic basket, please call 540.326.4070.
Inspired by the enduring French style of Porteur bicycles first used by newspaper couriers in Paris, the Runwell delivers a classic blend of urban style and practicality. Available in both men’s and women’s models and meticulously designed to yield the best characteristics of a lugged steel frame and fork, the Runwell is engineered for predictable and smooth handling on any terrain. The internal cable routing and virtually maintenance-free Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub mean daily riders will rarely need to worry about adjustment, upkeep or exposure to the elements. With a hand-built frame and fork, responsive handling, unrivaled stopping power and classic styling—the Runwell is truly a unique and worthy voice in the crowd.
Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry.Learn More
WINE & CIDER BIKE TOUR
Fridays & Saturdays March - May | 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
Enjoy the great outdoors, indoors! Rent one of our in-room teepees for the perfect vacation addition and bring the fun and excitement of camping into the comfort of your luxurious guestroom. Each teepee includes feather bedding, lantern and stuffed animal.
Perfect for ages 5-12. $105 per rental, additional latern and stuffed animal available for $25. Maximum one teepee per room.
For more information, please call (844) 308-2723.Learn More
Michelin-Star Chef Weekend - Davide Palluda
Join us and our partners at Forever Gourmet as we host a special weekend of events with Michelin-Star Chef Davide Palluda. Meet this master of Italian cuisine at the welcome reception, work side-by-side with him in his hands-on cooking class, indulge in his eight-course tasting menu, or break bread with him at his multi-course brunch before he departs.
Enjoy each event a la carte or experience it all with our Chef Davide Palluda package for $500 per person.
Davide Palluda owns and operates “Ristorante All’Enoteca”, annexed to the Enoteca Regionale del Roero, in Canale and the “DP” Laboratory. In 2000, he was elected best young chef of the year by the Espresso Guide and was awarded a Michelin star, which he has never lost. He is acknowledged as being one of the best Italian chefs.
Schedule of Events
Barolo & Antipasti Reception (Sold Out)
March 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Harrimans Cooking Studio | $46 per person
Join us in welcoming Michelin-Star Chef Davide Palluda to the resort with a delicious reception. Chef Palluda teams up with our Executive Chef, Ryan Arensdorf, for an extravagant offering of antipasti paired perfectly with the best Barolo wine. Chef Palluda will be on-hand to answer questions and discuss his passion for cooking.
Italian Cooking Class (Sold Out)
March 23 | 2:00 p.m. | Harrimans Cooking Studio | $120 per person
Michelin-Star Chef Davide Palluda is in town for just one weekend and one cooking class with us! Join us for this exclusive hands-on class and learn the art of Italian cooking from a true northern Italian Chef with the assistance of our Executive Chef, Ryan Arensdorf.
Eight-Course Tasting Menu by Chef Davide Palluda (Sold Out)
March 23 | 7:00 p.m. | Harrimans | $279 per person
Visit northern Italy from the comfort of your seat in Harrimans as you indulge in this exclusive eight-course meal! Chef Palluda will cultivate a special menu just for the evening combining classic Northern Italian favorites including pasta made from scratch, with the best ingredients from local Virginia farms.
Three-Course Brunch (Sold Out)
March 24 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Harrimans | $78 per person
Cap off the weekend with a decadent three-course brunch. Featuring sweet and savory favorites, the menu will showcase a combination of Italian favorites from Chef Palluda and hearty Virginian ingredients from Chef Arensdorf.
EASTER SUNDAY GRAND BUFFET
April 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ballroom | $98 per person, $45 per child
Hop over to our ballroom and visit with the Easter bunny while enjoying a delicious brunch buffet with sweet and savory holiday favorites for the entire family. The brunch will also feature a make-your-own keepsake designing station as well as a photo opportunity with the Easter bunny! Also, join us at 1:00 p.m. for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter bunny is placing eggs throughout the lawn near the Equestrian Center and Culinary Garden with special treats inside. A special children’s area will be available with arts and crafts, a jump castle and so much more.
EASTER SWEETS & TREATS COOKING CLASS
April 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Cooking Studio | $79 per person
Hop over and join Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves to learn how to bake and decorate Easter-themed sweets and cookies in your favorite holiday shapes.
GPS EASTER EGG HUNT
April 20 | 10:00 a.m. | $25 per team | Grand Lawn
For the tech-fanatic, join us the day before Easter for a high-tech twist on a traditional Easter egg hunt. We are hiding multiple caching stations through the resort grounds that contain a grand prize and Easter egg treats. The grand prize will go to the first person to reach the caching station. Smart phones with GPS or compass apps will work; teams are 2-4 people.
GLOW IN THE DARK EASTER EGG HUNT
April 20 | 8:00 p.m. | Grand Lawn
Who says you have to go on an Easter egg hunt during the day? Experience the thrill of hunting for Easter eggs in the dark with glow in the dark eggs. Collect your eggs and prizes for a “glowing” holiday! Bring your own basket, entry fee is a canned good item to donate to Seven Loaves Services.
EASTER EGG DYING
April 20 | 1:00 p.m. | $15 per person | Fitness Center
One of the best things about Easter is dying and designing your eggs! Join us for Easter Egg Dying and decorate your own six eggs to take home and hide for your loved ones.
GLASS FUSING CLASS
April 20 | 3:00 p.m. | $75 per person | Fitness Center
Are you ready to begin your glass fusing project? Join us and Big Dog Pots Pottery for a special themed class to fuse a 6x6 glass project which will include firing and shipping your finished piece home for you. Ages 8 and up.
April 20 | 4:30 p.m. | Complimentary | Fitness Center
Join us for some good old fashioned family fun! Grab the family and compete in a friendly game of the traditional hall-style BINGO. Prizes awarded.
PAINT YOUR OWN EASTER MAGNET
April 20 | 2:00 p.m. | $5 per magnet | Fitness Center
Just in time for Easter, create your very own keepsake magnet in your favorite pastels.
EASTER EGG ROLL
April 21 |11:00 a.m. | Complimentary
Join us for the traditional Easter egg roll game on the Grand Lawn.
EASTER FAMILY-STYLE DINNER
April 21 | 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Harrimans | $92 per person, $45 per child
Join us for a festive family-style dinner with springtime favorites for a special Easter dinner. Served for sharing, enjoy time with your loved ones over a delicious dinner while taking in the sweeping views of the Virginia countryside, and visits from the Easter bunny himself.
EASTER EGG TOSS
April 21 | 2:00 p.m. | Complimentary
Test your tossing and catching abilities as you and a partner slowly work back from each other and see which team lasts the longest without breaking the egg.
EASTER CHOCOLATE EGG CONTEST
April 18 – April 21 | Concierge Desk
This is one sweet challenge! Visit the chocolate egg-filled jar located at the Concierge Desk and make your guess as to how many are in there to be entered into the contest. The winner takes home the jar! Winners will be notified on Easter Sunday. Complimentary.
CHILDREN’S SALAMANDER EASTER BASKETS
April 20 & 21 | $65 per basket
The Easter bunny is creating special Salamander Resort & Spa Easter baskets this year! These exclusive baskets are filled with books, stuffed animals, bubbles, cookies and so much more. Would you like the Easter Bunny to deliver yours? That is just $25 more.
ADULT SALAMANDER EASTER BASKETS
April 20 & 21 | $180 per basket
Do you miss the excitement of receiving an Easter Basket on Sunday morning? Fell left out no more! We have created adult-friendly baskets with a bottle of lotion, jar of Salamander Honey, small arrangement of spring flowers, Easter egg cookies, butterscotch scones, a bottle of house wine (red or white, you choose!), two wine glasses and much 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.