4.5
Very Good 1726 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Opened in August 2013, the hotel was designed by Sheila C. Johnson
  • The on-site Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill serves locally inspired fare
  • The state-of-the-art equestrian center
  • Treatments in the 23,000-square-foot spa

What To Know

  • Located 20 miles from Dulles Airport and 40 miles from Capitol Hill
  • Pets are permitted at an additional cost of $90 per stay
  • A $29 per night resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

A stunning belle in Virginia’s horse country, with historic stables, a farm-fresh restaurant and a spa spread over a bucolic 340-acre estate

The Lowdown

Sprawling over 340 acres of rolling foothill outside historic Middleburg, this is Horse Country’s blue ribbon steed, with a 168-room French manor hotel, a splurge-worthy spa and a state-of-the-art equestrian center. Salamander Hotel & Resorts CEO Sheila C. Johnson was personally involved in every detail, from the manicured entry to the clubby Gold Cup billiards room to the spa’s infinity pool terrace, which is based on the one on her own estate (just down the tree-lined country lane). Her boldest statement is the formal parlor, where a classic French aesthetic is updated with bright robin’s egg–blues, pops of sunny yellow and sleek wood and leather furnishings bracketed by white stone fireplaces; a wall of three French doors opens onto the Grand Lawn and the hills beyond. The clubby, equestrian vibe works well in the guestrooms and suites, too, with leather chairs, rich wood furnishings and pops of baby blue. Dinner is served at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill — the name is a nod to the estate’s former owners, and the menu is an ode to the countryside, with local meat, fish and cheese, and many vegetables grown in the property’s garden, just outside the window.

In the Area

These foothills host more than 400 equestrian events throughout the year, including polo matches, steeplechases, horse shows and the world-renowned Gold Cup. Start your equine escape with a trail ride that meanders through the property’s woods and fields. If you loved dinner at Harrimans, make a reservation at the resort’s cooking studio, where visiting chefs teach classes ranging from Pasta Making 101 to The Art of Frozen Parfaits. A number of top-notch golf courses ring Middleburg, and guests get preferred tee times at the Club at Creighton Farms, Evergreen Country Club and Bull Run Golf Club.

How to Get There

Salamander Resort And Spa
500 North Pendleton Street
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1726 Reviews
The Best
rjgibs0n

If you ever have a chance to stay at this resort, please do so but stay at least 2 nights to enjoy the resort and at least 3 nights to really enjoy the resort. We stayed 4 nights & fell in love with the Salamander!

Exceeds the Greenbriar!
896roger

After selecting the Salamander Resort over the Greenbriar, where we often stay, for our 35th wedding anniversary...the Salamander exceeded all our expectations. Even though there was a major photo shoot in progress during the weekend of our visit, the staff made sure guests were not inconvenienced. The location is walking distance to the fabulous downtown shopping and dining of Middleburg and wineries abound within a short driving distance. We treated ourselves to a wonderful couples massage then lunched next to the lovely infinity pool. The concierge planned our whole stay so we didn’t have to worry about the details. Although very expensive, you definitely get your monies worth!

Phenomenal anniversary gift
sandramanigault

We were gifted with an overnight stay at Salamander for our 50th wedding anniversary by wonderful friends. It was the best "hotel/resort" stay we have ever experienced in all of our years of marriage.
The grounds, our suite, the public spaces (living room, library, restaurants, terraces, walking paths, etc.) were fabulous. Obviously nothing like this exists anywhere else in or near the Washington DC area.
Being away for one night felt like being away for an entire weekend. It was relaxing as well as luxurious. We thank you for making our stay extra special.