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
Disc GolfLearn More
Shinola BicyclesLearn More
WINE & CIDER BIKE TOURLearn More
Easter EventsLearn More
Mother's Day WeekendLearn More
Memorial Day WeekendLearn More
Spring Break Camp Salamander, April 15-19Learn 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.
Some of the best golf in the Washington, DC regions is within 15 minutes of Salamander Resort & Spa. 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.
Other local courses include Bull Run Golf Club.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.
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.
Awaken your spirit of adventure with our Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower Adventures. Rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor and Google, this exhilarating family-friendly activity provides you with a beautiful bird’s eye view of the historic Virginia countryside.
Guided by our professional staff, this unforgettable zip lining experience takes you through the resort's tree tops and leaves you feeling energized and empowered as you seize the day and accomplish more than you imagined.
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. Additional offerings that may interest you include our Moonlight Zip Tour, Intro to Rappelling, Kiddo Zip Line, Survival Training experiences and seasonal special events.
For reservations and to learn more about all of our zip line experiences, special events and scheduling, please call Empower Adventures at Salamander Resort at 540-692-ZIP1 or you may email us at [email protected]
We also welcome the public to experience the Top Zip Tour. 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.
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.
We now have a nine-hole disc golf course! Rent one of our complimentary discs, grab the family and explore the resort grounds while enjoying this popular game.
DISC GOLF LESSON
$35 per person
Never played disc golf before? One of our recreation professionals teaches you the basics of the game in a quick round of disc golf on the resort's new course. Learn rules of the game, disc choice and throw techniques.
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 in June | Sky Meadows State Park | $65 per person
Enjoy this off-site excursion to explore our surrounding area! Sky Meadows State Park is a 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 9:00 a.m. and enjoy a one and half hour guided-hike. Four people minimum.
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
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.
Mother's Day Weekend
MOTHER’S DAY GRAND BRUNCH BUFFET
May 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Ballroom | $98 per person, $45 per child
Indulge mom and thank her for all that she does this Mother’s Day with a savory celebration. Join us for a grand buffet featuring an extensive omelet bar, interactive pasta cooking station, elaborate seafood tower, indulgent steak carving, bottomless mimosas and much more. A special children’s buffet and a dessert display, also will be available.
MOTHER’S DAY HIGH TEA COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF DINAH CORLEY
May 11 | 2:00 p.m. | Harrimans Cooking Studio | $79 per person
Enjoy an afternoon with the ladies learning how to make a classic afternoon tea! In this hands-on class with our guest chef, Dinah Corley, you will create the classic afternoon tea experience including finger sandwiches with curried chicken, smoked salmon and cucumber, and buttermilk pound cake. Chef Corley is a food writer, teacher and restaurant consultant, and has studied under both Julia Child and James Beard.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER YOGA & TEA WORKSHOP
May 11 | 2:00 p.m. | $45 per person, 90 minutes
Getaway for the day with a mother and daughter day out! Enjoy a 90-minute yoga class followed by afternoon tea with delicious pastries.
HARRIMANS FAMILY-STYLE MOTHER’S DAY DINNER
May 12 | 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Harrimans | $92 per person, $45 per child
Treat mom to family-style dinner for a delectable Mother’s Day in Salamander Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Harrimans. While enjoying the perfect country setting, indulge in seasonal fare, delicious treats, and artisan cocktails.
MOM’S SPA DAY
May 11 & 12
To thank mom for all she does, we are offering her a complimentary glass of prosecco when she receives a treatment on May 11 & 12 as well as a special gift to take home.
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.
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, April 15-19! Every day has a new, fun and unique theme with lunch served daily. Camp ages are 4-10.
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.
For reservations, please call 540.326.4060Learn More