Activities

Discover exciting adventures, romantic escapades and plenty of family-friendly activities right on the property. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a complimentary putting green for aspiring golfers, full equestrian center, and lawn games including croquet, bocce ball, corn hole and life-sized chess. Also, discover the surrounding area and browse local boutique shops, explore local wineries, zoom down zip lines, enjoy exclusive golf privileges at Creighton Farms. Your options for fun in Middleburg are nearly endless.

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Equestrian

All trails lead here. The equestrian center is the most unique and authentic feature of Salamander Resort & Spa. Set on 25 acres, our dedicated equestrian facility features a 14,000-square-foot stable complete with 22 stalls, nine beautiful paddocks, spectacular outdoor riding arena with ThorTurf footing, as well as the ability to introduce you to the world of polo. 

For reservations, please call 540.326.4085.

Poolside

Indoor Pool

After a tough workout in our world-class fitness center or in one of our exceptional fitness classes, swim at our state-of the-art indoor pool which is open year-round.

Hours
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.

Outdoor Resort Pool

Resort guests of all ages are welcome. Relax under an umbrella and enjoy gourmet sandwiches and wraps, burgers, salads, and a delicious selection of specialty beverages while overlooking the vast wooded area of Salamander’s property.

Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6: p.m.


Food and beverage service available daily.

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Zip Lining

The Tree Top Zip Tours by Empower are an exhilarating adventure and a thrilling bird’s eye view of the Virginia countryside carefully designed to work harmoniously and respectfully with its surrounding environment.

Guided by our professional staff, the zip lining experience begins and ends on the resort’s grand lawn. Following a short walk, safety briefing and outfitting, participants enter the course with a staircase walk to the top of the Tower. The course is comprised of a series of rope bridges and zip lines that vary in length from 90 to 670 feet in length. While tethered to an advanced pulley system, guests glide from tree top platform to tree top platform on five different zip lines and two suspension sky bridges. The course spans over 20 acres and is over a half mile long.

 The Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour program is open to the public. Please make all reservations 24 hours in advance. Preference in scheduling will be given to resort guests.

Family Explorers

Every day, Salamander Resort & Spa is bustling with fun-filled games, clever crafts, team competitions and so much more that families can enjoy. We've created a fully itinerary of activities destined to spark imaginations, inspire laughter and keep everyone entertained.

FAMILY CRAFTS

Prices vary per project, Daily at 2:00 p.m. Kids and parents alike will love the opportunity to embrace their imaginative side while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, keepsakes and more.

FAMILIES AT 4

Complimentary, daily at 4:00 p.m.

Test your trivia skills, search high and low on a spirited scavenger hunt, make waves with a wacky for of water polo and watch the smiles light up the day with these one-of-a-kind, family centric activities. The theme for each time slot is determined by the first family to sign up.

For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

 

Camp Salamander

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 and half day options are available; junior guests ages 4-10 years old.

From hiking and exploring, to building cardboard boats and forts, feeding horses at the stables and so much more! Camp Salamander's certified guides have a thrilling lineup of activities that kids just can't get enough of.

Prices vary based on session. For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

Rentals

Located at the foothills of Virginia's rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, this is the prime jumping off point for endless exploration and one-of-a-kind adventures. With a diverse list of unique activities to experience, we have the offerings to equipped you for an adventure you will never forget.

TREK MOUNTAIN BIKE | $30 per bike based on three hours

Hit the trails on a mountain bike or take leisurely cruise into Middleburg for shopping.

FISHING POLES | $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.

ARCHERY | $35 per person

Do you know what it takes to be the next Robin Hood?

FALCONRY FIRST HAND | $180 per person

This once-in-a-lifetime experience presents the fascinating natural history, training, conservation and concerns about theses majestic predators.

ADVANCE NATURE HIKE | $25 per person

For those who enjoy rigorous and strenuous hikes, stomp along with one of our recreation guides as we take you deep into our trails and prepare to work up a sweat. This program is designed for those who are looking to get a physically demanding hike.

For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

Artful Endeavors

Discover a new talent or hone in on your skills in a new way, under the direction of our artist-in-residence, Mary Jennings.

WINE AND PAINTING | $85 per person, every Tuesday

Enjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on different local wines.

Every Saturday, enjoy an a la carte menu of art options:

PYRO-GRAPHIC KEEPSAKE | $50 per person

Pyrography is a slow process of burning wood with a specialized heated tool to create a work of art.

ART TASTINGS | $75 per person

An artful presentation of treats will get your creative juices flowing while you are guided through a social painting experience.

For reservations, please call 540.326.4060

Wineries

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 10 wine destinations in the world. 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 on our local wineries, please call our concierge at 540.326.4020.

 

Golf

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.

The Club at Creighton Farms

Other local courses:

Bull Run Golf Club
Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club

Middleburg Main Street

A truly unique boutique experience. There are more than 100 unique shops and restaurants in the village of Middleburg, and we know every owner. After even the briefest visit to this friendly village, you will too. Middleburg’s shops offer a wide range of fashions, home décor, local markets and wine. Our concierges will give insider tips for enjoying the day, arrange for your purchases to be shipped home, and schedule for courtesy transportation to and from the village.

To learn more about Middleburg Shopping, please visit here or call our concierge at 540.326.4020.

National Sporting Library

All around Middleburg are a fascinating treasure trove of attractions, both historic and captivating, waiting to be discovered. With more than 160 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Middleburg is known for its natural beauty, historic charm and Southern hospitality.

To learn more about the Town of Middleburg, please visit here or call our concierge at 540.326.4020.