Hotel Spotlight: Salamander Resort & Spa

Salamander Resort & Spa is a can’t miss destination, located in the very historic town of Middleburg, Virginia. This small town has amazing history and traditions and is only one hour away from Washington, D.C. This Virtuoso resort is the epitome of luxury, offering incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, gourmet dining, nearby vineyards, and world-class horse farms.

Salamander Resort & Spa offers 168 guest rooms and suites, each with an outstanding view of the resort grounds. For the ultra-luxury experience, guests can enjoy the 23,000 square-foot spa, consisting of 14 treatment rooms. The spa also offers a heated outdoor infinity pool with poolside cabanas and courtyard. For the adventurer, guests can challenge themselves to any number of outdoor activities offered on-grounds, and for the equestrian, The Salamander offers one of the finest horse facilities in the country.

The Salamander offers three room categories and four suite options for your stay. The accommodations are bright and spacious with classical equestrian decor. The Terrace room is situated on the ground floor opening up to your private stone patio with a walkout to the resort lawn. The Terrace rooms are specifically perfect for those bringing pets with them. The ease of access to the lawn outside makes it a perfect fit when traveling with Fido. The en suite has its own oversized soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. Not to mention a TV in the bathroom, for bubble bath movie night!

Moving up in both categories and floors are your Estate rooms, with a similar layout to the Terrace rooms, but some Estate rooms offer a built-in fireplace and better views of the entire property. The four suite accommodations are wonderful for a quiet weekend escape or any special occasion, like a wedding or anniversary. For sweeping views of Virginia’s countryside, we recommend checking out the Blue Ribbon Corner Suite.

The Salamander offers two main dining facilities on site. Their signature restaurant is Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill which features local flavorful dishes. We would recommend having dinner here, however, Harriman’s Sunday brunch is said to be one of the best.

The Gold Cup Wine Bar is a more casual yet sophisticated dining experience that is perfect for any meal throughout the day. Gold Cup Wine Bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating options. Besides serving Virginia’s best wines and cocktails, they also offer a fantastic sushi menu Wednesday through Sunday.

When you feel like venturing off-property into the village of Middleburg, be sure to stop at Market Salamander. Envision a gourmet food market with an open kitchen, outdoor patio, and pop up’s like Back Porch BBQ & Seafood Feast. This boutique market is sure to cure any craving!

Salamander offers zip lining, tennis, nature hikes, archery, basketball courts, a putting green, tennis courts, and has built one of the finest equestrian facilities and programs in the country. And if sitting by the pool is more your speed, the hotel offers two options. For a relaxing experience check out the spa adults-only pool or take the whole family over to the resort pool.

What draws most tourists to this area is the wine. The resort is surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the state of Virginia. We recommend taking the resort’s complimentary Audi house car to both Chrysalis and Cana Vineyards. And, of course, no wine tasting day is complete without a stop at Greenhill Winery, which is the closest to the Salamander property and offers views of rolling hills in the surrounding countryside.

After a long day of exploring and outdoor activities, we recommend winding down at one of the resort’s fire pit areas. If you have a sweet tooth, the resort offers s’mores packages at the Gold Cup Restaurant and Wine Bar, to bring out to the fire pits. The lawn comes alive with fireflies as you lean back to take in the soft glow of the campfire under a quiet sky full of stars. 

With today’s new “normal,” COVID-19 policies are top of mind for all travelers. The Salamander is making its new health and safety policies fit within the luxury travel experience you are accustomed to, and we can say with confidence that they are following through on their commitment to your well being.

The Salamander Resort & Spa has always been a must-stay hotel, and that has never been truer than in today’s current travel climate. If you want to feel pampered and be reminded of what a true luxury travel experience feels like, look no further than this remote property.

As a Virtuoso partner, we can offer exclusive amenities to our clients staying at Salamander Resort & Spa, including breakfast daily, a complimentary room upgrade, 100 USD resort credit, and the VIP treatment you deserve. Contact us for rates and details!

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