For the first time, this Virginia getaway brings together today’s sought after key elements of time-saving accessibility, authenticity of cultural and historical experiences, unique culinary and wine programming, and an innovative spa and wellness concept. The Middleburg Historic District, comprising the 19th-century center of town, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the Red Fox Inn, the oldest building in town, and billed as the oldest continually operated inn in the U.S. Middleburg was recognized in 2008 for its historic preservation efforts by being designated a Preserve America Community by then-First Lady Laura Bush.
Destination - Just 20 miles from Washington, D.C.’s Dulles Airport and 40 miles from the Nation’s Capital, Middleburg has an enviable position of being easily accessible to so many visitors while being able to protect its authenticity, history, and culture.
The Mystique of Middleburg and its surrounding estates have captivated many well-known personalities from the Kennedys, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Wagner, and Oliver North - all of whom have called Middleburg home. A peek behind the grand stone entrances of massive estates with names such as "The Meadows" or "Heathfield" that belong to families such as the Firestones, Mellons, and Marriotts, attending one of the numerous equestrian events in the area, including the oldest horse show in the country, or spending a day touring any of the nearby 30+ wineries allows visitors a chance to understand just a little of the gracious equestrian and country lifestyle that residents have come to treasure.
Accommodations - A level of comfort and style found only in the countryside's finest Virginia estates. Guestrooms - All guestrooms feature either Grand Lawn or scenic views of the rolling Virginia countryside, an executive desk, a separate seating and dining area, a 40-inch television, a mini-bar and refrigerator, in-room safe, wireless internet, and a beautiful bathroom. Suites - All suites feature a spacious living area, a dining table, an executive desk, an extra-large flat panel television, a mini-bar and refrigerator, in-room safe, wireless internet, a beautification area, and a beautiful bathroom featuring a pedestal tub and dual, marble vanities.
Dining - Salamander Resort & Spa offers the finest in locally sourced cuisine and a variety of experiential dining. Indulge in the finest cut of local steak or try an internationally inspired dish with ingredients from the own culinary garden. Top off an evening with a specialty cocktail in the Living Room, or leave it up to the knowledgeable staff to pair a fine wine with one of the innovative small plates of Piedmont cuisine. Similar to the Piedmont Region of Italy, the Virginia Piedmont region contains land with high agricultural value. Having a unique opportunity to showcase the high-quality produce and animal products coming out of the area by combining them with culinary expertise. This combination makes for a delectable and unforgettable dining experience. As part of the commitment to sustainable environmental practices, the resort employs farm-to-table sourcing, maintains a chef’s garden, and ensures that most food products are sustainably, organically, and locally produced.
''Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill'' - Using only the freshest ingredients, Harrimans features a local bounty of bold and flavorful dishes celebrating the rich resources and history of Virginia’s most fertile region. Menu highlights include the 20 oz Bone-In Ribeye, Seafood Towers, Petite Rohan Duck, Roasted Chilean Seabass, Maine Lobster Thermidor, and more. On Sundays, the dining room comes to life with a grand family-style multi-course brunch complete with Cinnamon Dusted Donut Holes, Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Harrimans Signature Apple Pancakes, and a local Chef's Cut.
''Market Salamander'' - Is a charismatic gourmet market located in the charming village of Middleburg, VA, steps away from Salamander Resort & Spa. Enjoy an indulgent breakfast or lunch in the inviting café or outdoor patio, explore with one of the gourmet picnics to-go, take advantage of the full-service off-premise catering, or design your own custom cake for your next event. Inviting you to discover a feast for the senses in Virginia’s horse and wine country at Market Salamander. Upon entering, you are quietly reminded of the village markets scattered throughout the Italian Piedmont. Guests are welcomed by the wonderful aromas from the open kitchen, enticing you to sample the daily specials and signature items. The cuisine at Market Salamander features fresh, homegrown ingredients and exclusive recipes to enjoy a modern gourmet market's sophistication in an idyllic small-town setting. Market Salamander was Sheila C. Johnson’s first foray into the hospitality industry. After moving to the Middleburg area, and years before the acclaimed Salamander Resort & Spa opened its doors, the founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts was drawn to purchase a former gun shop in the Village of Middleburg.
"Gold Cup Wine Bar'' - Enjoying a sophisticated ambiance and fabulous setting, Gold Cup Wine Bar is a relaxing venue for cocktails and delicious fare. Serving lunch and dinner, Gold Cup offers delectable menu options, the best of Virginia’s wines, signature cocktails, and much more. The sushi menu is available Wednesday - Sunday. For health and safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on the outdoor terrace.
Whether you are enjoying a lively dinner with friends in the dining room, hosting a private chef’s dinner in the Cooking Studio, taking a pre-dinner stroll through the Culinary Garden, or relaxing with an after-dinner cordial by the fire pit, at Harrimans, it always feels like Saturday night.
Spa & Wellness - Salamander Spa offers a unique health and wellness journey tailored to your specific well being needs. Featuring integrative and regionalized treatments, educational workshops, and holistic and result-driven therapies, being committed to providing you with holistic insight to a better, healthier lifestyle. The luxurious, nature-inspired location seamlessly balances both your mind and body through spectacular spatial offerings, including private stone treatment terraces, stunning aromatic steam rooms, luxurious changing areas, sun-lit relaxation spaces, a remarkable couples' suite, and a secluded spa courtyard with elegant relaxation pool and private poolside cabanas. The 23,000-square-foot spa and wellness center features 14 treatment rooms Couples spa suite Infinity edge spa pool with poolside cabanas Full-service salon featuring hair, make-up, manicure, and pedicure stations Full fitness facility with both indoor and outdoor workout areas Indoor and outdoor pools are available for all guests to enjoy. The spa pool is reserved for exclusive use by spa guests.
Equestrian - With more than 400 equestrian events, including polo, steeplechases, horse shows, and the internationally recognized Gold Cup, it is not surprising that more U.S. Olympic riders have elected to train in the area over any other region in the country.
Activities - While here, you will be at once taken by its peaceful and tranquil qualities. An array of wonderful experiences and activities await you. Treat yourself to the exceptional Virginia Piedmont cuisine and Wine Bar selections. Pamper yourself in the spectacular world-class spa. Enjoy a round of championship golf. Participate in the equestrian program or tour celebrated Virginia vineyards. Stroll down Middleburg’s streets and discover elegant yet unpretentious art and antique galleries, gift shops, restaurants, and more.
Highlights - Leave the D.C. horse race behind and escape Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia’s beautiful horse and wine country. Set on 340 rolling acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 168-room estate features an equestrian center and scenic country trails to enjoy on horseback. Of course, there’s more than just horsing around - guests also can experience hands-on cooking classes, go zip-lining, relax at the luxurious spa, indulge in an exquisite, locally sourced dinner at Harrimans, or visit the more than 50 wineries that lie within an hour’s drive.