Annual Adventure. Lifetime Memories. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy it with us this fall. 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 this time of year with the ones you love most and make a new memory or two along the way.
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Equestrian ProgramsLearn More
Zip LiningLearn More
Yappy HourLearn More
Keeping Up With CupcakeLearn More
Archery & Axe ThrowingLearn More
Wine & Cider Bike TourLearn More
White Water ExperienceLearn More
Apple PickingLearn More
Halloween FunLearn More
Michelin Star Chef WeekendLearn More
Thanksgiving FestivitiesLearn 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.
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
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
Sit. Stay. Enjoy.
Join us every Tuesday from May to October for a doggone good time! Our Yappy Hour is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Gold Cup's terrace.
Watch as your pooch tests their skills in the obstacle course while you indulge in the special ‘Sharable Chow’ menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar including Dog Collars (housemade onion rings with truffle aioli) and refreshing Pup-tail Menu with our Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
For additional information, please call 540.326.4060Learn More
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
Archery & Axe Throwing
$35 per person l Ages 8 & up
From beginners to intermediates, this archery class is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals,
marksmanship and safety behind the fast-growing sport.
Session is scheduled for 45 minutes.
$50 per person l Ages 8 & up
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.
11:00 a.m. l $50 per person l Ages 18 & up
Axe Throwing is one of the newest activities at the resort and not only combines sport and technique, but will give you an exhilarating feeling of strength and ruggedness. A great way to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the resort, this activity will thoroughly go over several throwing techniques before you participate in a friendly competition. Similar to archery, not only is axe throwing entertaining and unique, but can help you cultivate a skill that is useful in many survival or sporting situations. Relax, kick back, and feel like a lumberjack!
Blades & Bows
$75 per person l Ages 18 & up
Experience both archery & axe throwing in the Meadow as a standalone activity.
Sessions are 30 minutes each, scheduled back to back.
4 person minimum.
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 | $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 our beautiful fall weather!Learn More
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
Wednesdays – Sundays in October | 9:00 a.m. | $65 per person
Apple picking is one of the many fall highlights in Virginia. Sit back as we provide transportation to and from Hollin Farms, where you can pick your own apples or pumpkins.Learn More
HAUNTED TRAIL & FESTIVAL
Prepare for a fun-filled haunted trail and festival, perfect for all ages. The trail is just over a half of a mile and features different family-friendly Halloween scenes with charismatic actors. Our festival provides holiday favorites including face painting, outdoor viewing of Scooby Doo’s The Headless Horseman of Halloween movie, jump castle, costume contests, and much more. Seasonal treats also will be available for purchase including s’mores, apple cider, hot chocolate, delicious desserts as well as a selection of food trucks.
October 26 l Fitness Center l 1:00 p.m. | $25 per pumpkin
Paint, decorate or carve a toothless grin on your very own pumpkin to take home. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.
SPOOKY CONFECTIONS COOKING CLASS
October 26 | 2:00 p.m. | $79 per person
Join Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves, contestant on the Food Network Show “Freak Show Cakes”, to learn how to make spooky sweet treats just before Halloween. For reservations, please call 540.326.4070.
October 27 | 1:30 p.m. | Market Salamander | $35 per person
Have a howling good time with us making jack o’ lanterns! We will prepare your pumpkin so it is ready to carve while you enjoy Halloween cookies and apple cider. For additional information, please call 540.687.9720.
YAPPY HOUR COSTUME CONTEST
October 29 l 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Gold Cup Terrace
Dress your pup to impress for this special Halloween Yappy Hour. We’ll be hosting a paw-some costume contest with special treats for you fur-babies. Treat yourself to our special menu at Gold Cup and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. For additional information, please call 540-326-4060.
HALLOWEEN OFFER AT MARKET SALAMANDER
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner-to-go with us on Halloween day in your costume and receive 10% off your total bill. For additional information, please call 540.687.9720.
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN DROP
October 31-November 1 | $149 per person
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drop a pumpkin off of a 45 foot platform? You can find out when you participate in Empower's Treetop Zip Tour just in time for Halloween. For reservations, please call 540-692-ZIP1
HALLOWEEN INTERACTIVE CLUE GAME
Month of October
Spend some time with your family solving a fictional murder mystery based off the game “Clue”. Solve different puzzles hidden throughout the resort to discover clues about who the culprit is and win a prize for solving the mystery. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES WITH CUPCAKE
Daily in October | $100 per child
Groom and dress up our mini-horse, Cupcake, in a Halloween costume of your choice. One-hour session, costumes provided. Two children maximum per session. For reservations or more information, please call 844.303.2723
HALLOWEEN - PONIES & PUMPKINS
Daily in October | $135 per child
Enjoy a one-hour riding lesson where children dress up their horse or pony and play Halloween games during the riding portion. For reservations or more information, please call 844.303.2723
Michelin Star Chef Weekend
With his larger-than-life personality and unique style, Giancarlo Morelli is one of Italy’s most recognizable chefs. Meet and enjoy the food of this Michelin Star chef at our exciting Michelin Star Weekend this November 15-17, in partnership with Forever Gourmet. Chef Morelli will host a meet-and-greet, cooking class, exclusive eight-course dinner, as well as a farewell brunch.
A man with dual focus, Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli keeps one foot in centuries-old culinary tradition and one in thoroughly modern approaches to food. Morelli embodies the best of modern Italian cuisine, pushing the boundaries of technique and presentation to splendid effect. Today, Giancarlo Morelli, boasts a prestigious Michelin star award, earned in 2009, and the addition of one of his restaurants in the "Associazione Le Soste" circuit. He is also officially a member of the Euro Toques (European Community of Cooks) and belongs to the "Golfers Caterers" Association.
A Chef, Prosecco & Two Sopranos
November 15 | 7:00 p.m. | $188 per person | Middleburg Ballroom
Join us in welcoming Chef Giancarlo Morelli at this intimate reception. Enjoy decadent hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine as you get to know the chef behind the knife of this amazing three-day culinary experience. To finish the evening, enjoy an exclusive intimate concert with Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, two of the world’s most elite Sopranos who have performed all over the world.
Michelin Star Cooking Class with Chef Giancarlo Morelli
November 16 | 2:00 p.m. | $120 per person | Cooking Studio
Learn the ins and outs of Italian cuisine from one of Italy’s best chefs, Giancarlo Morelli. Our Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf joins Chef Morelli in the Cooking Studio as you rub elbows with two culinary masters in this one of a kind culinary experience.
Eight-Course Michelin Star Dinner with Chef Giancarlo Morelli
November 16 | 6:30 p.m. | $310 per person | Harrimans
Indulge in a one of a kind Michelin-Star dining experience at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill! Chef Giancarlo Morelli is preparing an exclusive eight-course dinner using some of his favorite ingredients from Italy as well as local favorites from Virginia. Experience and taste what has made Chef Morelli a Michelin Star chef.
Three-Course Michelin Star Brunch with Chef Giancarlo Morelli
November 17 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $120 per person | Cooking Studio
To cap off the delicious weekend, join Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli, Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf, and Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves for an intimate and indulgent brunch experience where each chef will present their own special course.
THANKSGIVING GRAND BUFFET
November 28 | 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Middleburg Ballroom | $98 per adult, $45 per child
Skip the traditional and join us for an elaborate Thanksgiving brunch buffet! Indulge in multiple stations including roasted turkey and prime rib carving, chilled seafood display
on a large ice sculpture, cheese and charcuterie station, kid-friendly options and an endless amount of desserts.
THANKSGIVING FAMILY-STYLE FEAST
November 28 | 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Harrimans | $89 per person, $45 per child
Join us for a Thanksgiving feast perfect for the entire family. Our traditional dinner is served for sharing with multiple choices including smoked prime rib, roasted turkey, house-made stuffing, yams from our garden and signature desserts. Children’s Thanksgiving menu also available.
THE BEST THANKSGIVING… WITH A CLEAN KITCHEN
$195, feeds six people | Market Salamander
Enjoy a clean kitchen this Thanksgiving and have Market Salamander prepare your full take-and-bake dinner. The menu includes a 14 – 16 pound turkey, selection of green beans, bourbon maple-glazed sweet potatoes, stuffing, house baked bread, pumpkin pie, and much more.
November 16 & 23 | 3:00 p.m. l $30 each
Use natural elements and beautiful fall colors to decorate a personalized cornucopia, which can be showcased on your Thanksgiving Table or a warm spot in your home.
FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE
November 27 – December 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The perfect place for the kids to hang out and feel at home during the holidays! Visit our hospitality suite and enjoy giant checkers, Jenga, board games, Xbox, arts and crafts, and so much more. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Complimentary access.
FIELD GOAL KICKING CONTEST
November 27 | 2:00 p.m.
Join us on the Grand Lawn for this family-friendly competition to see who has the best technique. Complimentary.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Unwind with a family movie night!
November 27 - Shazam!
November 30 - Mary Poppins Returns
5K TURKEY TROT
November 28 l 8:30 a.m. l Grand Lawn
Join us Thanksgiving morning for our fun run & walk 5K. Stick around after the race for a raffle drawing for amazing prizes. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m, entry is a canned food item for Seven Loaves Services.
THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS CLASS
November 30 | 2:00 p.m. | $79 per person
Work side-by-side with our culinary team and learn the best way to re-purpose your Thanksgiving leftovers with innovative and delicious new dishes.