by Andrea Doyle | June 03, 2013
Salamander Resort & Spa is set to open this August in the heart of Virginia wine and horse country, in the quaint 18th century village of Middleburg.

Set on 340 acres of farmland, the brand new luxury resort will include 168 guest rooms and suites; a culinary program led by Chef Todd Gray of Equinox Restaurant in Washington, D.C., including two restaurants, a wine bar, a cooking studio and a two-acre culinary garden; a spa with 14 treatment rooms and a couples suite; and an array of activities, including an onsite equestrian program that will include a 22-stall barn, practice ring, riding trails and instructional classes. Additionally, the property will boast tennis courts and an outdoor pool complex, and guests will have privileges at the nearby Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Plus, 50 wineries are within an hour’s drive, as are opportunities for whitewater rafting, sporting clays and raceway spectating.

Salamander Resort is the ideal destination for a destination meeting or event. The property features a 5,000-square-foot grand ballroom, as well as more intimate settings, including an 1,800-square-foot junior ballroom, executive boardrooms and breakout rooms, hospitality suites and a 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite with an entertainment balcony. The Equestrian Barn event room, the Stallion Barn, a 100-plus-year-old stone building adjacent to the Grand Lawn and the Cooking Studio all can be reserved by groups for private events.

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