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Salamander Hotels & Resorts — Now this is luxury.
WELCOME I’m thrilled to welcome you to our Salamander family of luxury hotels and resorts. Whether you’re visiting us once again or staying for the very first time, our ultimate goal for you remains the same — to not only provide you with the ultimate in impeccable service and exceptional amenities, but to inspire you to seek out the kind of enriching, immersive experiences that will leave you with lifelong memories. Enjoy your stay — and the memories.
Sheila C. Johnson Founder & CEO, Salamander® Hotels & Resorts
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Fall Activities Brisk, fresh air and multicolored trees. Discover everything Virginia's countryside has to offer this Fall. NATURE HIKE
Join one of our enthusiastic guides on a relaxed nature hike. This is a subtle hike focused on getting outside and learning about the resort, Middleburg, and what is around us. While this hike does go on trails, it is very modest in intensity, meaning you won't work up too much of a sweat. 45 MINUTES.
Court time with recreational rackets and tennis balls are available at the Fitness Desk. Salamander has two hard surface tennis courts available on a first come, first serve basis. Priority is given to regular scheduled programs and private lessons. Guaranteed court time for individuals or groups can be made; advanced reservations are required.
TREK MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTAL
FISHING POLE RENTAL
$25 per person
$30 per bike
Hit the trails on a mountain bike or take a leisurely cruise into Middleburg for shopping. Youth (6 – 12 year olds) and adult sizes are available based on height. TWO HOURS.
$10 per pole
Guests under the age of 16 or adults with a Virginia issued Fishing License have the opportunity to rent our fishing poles available on site. Catch and release only. TWO HOURS.
SHINOLA BICYCLES $30 per bike
Rent our exclusive Shinola bicycles for an adventure! Roll into Middleburg or discover our beautiful grounds on the many trails. Inspired by the enduring French style of Porteur bicycles first used by newspaper couriers in Paris, the Runwell from Shinola delivers a classic blend of urban style and practicality. Available in men’s and women’s models and meticulously designed to yield the best characteristics of a lugged steel frame and fork, the Runwell is engineered for predictable and smooth handling on any terrain.
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ZIP LINING An exhilarating adventure and a thrilling bird’s eye view of the Virginia countryside.
TREE TOP ZIP LINING TOURS
Tours run daily | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 8 & up Guided by Empower Adventures professional staff on the grounds of Salamander Resort & Spa, the Tree Top Zip Tour experiences is comprised of a series of rope bridges and zip lines. The course spans over 20 acres and is over a half mile long.
KIDDO ZIP LINING
Kids under the minimums for the Tree Top Zip Tour can try this thrilling ride. With a guide, zip line our 200’ zip line three times! Minimum age is four years old and minimum weight is 40lbs. $50 per child
ZIP & RIDE
Experience the varied elements of nature by horseback riding and zipping through the beautiful Virginia countryside. Four hours. $245 per person Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
For reservations, please call 540-692-ZIP1.
VETERAN’S DAY SPECIALS! ZIP LINING: Veterans zip free on Veteran’s Day with paying customer. EQUESTRIAN RIDES: All November, Veterans ride free.
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EQUESTRIAN COUNTRYSIDE GROUP TRAIL RIDES $135 per person | Ages 10 & up
Discover the natural beauty of our countryside in the winter while riding our gentle trail horses. Your guide will take you through the wooded trails for a one hour leisurely walk. Weather permitting. · Enjoy 25% off Sunday afternoon through Friday, excluding holiday periods.
ESSENTIAL HORSEMANSHIP $135 per person | Ages 5 & up
Whether you are new to horses or wanting to add to your equestrian skills, this program can cover anything from grooming and handling techniques to braiding, bandaging, tacking (English or Western) and everything in between. One hour in stables.
EQUINE COMMUNICATION $135 per person | Ages 5 & up
Have you ever wondered about the magic behind “horse whispering”? This unique opportunity will teach you the art of equine communication with our professional trainers. One hour activity. Weather permitting.
Family Crafts DAILY AT 2:00 P.M. | Specifically designed for children to enjoy with their parent’s participation. First participant to reserve the activity is the theme for the particular time slot. Reservations are required in advance. TIE DYE T-SHIRTS Create your own vibrant t-shirt with the Salamander logo. Youth XS to adult XXL. $20 SURVIVAL BRACELETS Lost in the woods? Make this basic survival bracelet which offers eight feet of rope at a moment’s notice. $15 TEDDY BEAR MAKING Stuff, fluff and build your own stuffed animal. $20 for each animal, $10 accessories available. GEL CANDLES Custom make your very own candle using colored gel wax. $15 PERFECT PLATES Create a beautiful work or art using a plate as your canvas. $15 MAGNET PAINTING Plaster horse, seasonal and Salamander logo magnets that are painted with acrylic paint. $5
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FAMILIES AT 4 DAILY AT 4:00 P.M. | FITNESS CENTER | COMPLIMENTARY Meet for fun and unique activities for all ages. First participant to reserve the activity, is the theme for the particular time slot. Reservations are required in advance.
GIANT JENGA: Donâ€™t pull the wrong block! Test your skills on stacking giant Jenga pieces. BANANA GRAMS: Using your own letters and board, compete to form as many words possible. Similar to Scrabble, but with an exciting twist.
WACKY WATER POLO: Bring the whole family for a wacky game of water polo in the resortâ€™s indoor pool. I SPY: Can you spot the hidden items in The
Library? This game is designed to test your vision and focus.
TRIVIA: A game for all ages. Test your knowledge on a wide variety of categories. BINGO: Enjoy and compete in a friendly game of the traditional hall-style BINGO. SCAVENGER HUNT RACE: Nature based hunt, travel throughout the property and find the answers to our ten tricky questions. CORN HOLE: A team game where beanbags are tossed at a goal to earn points.
POOL GAMES: Join us in the pool for the biggest splash, littlest splash, marco polo and water scrabble. KAN JAM: A popular backyard game played with two teams, two cans and a Frisbee.
SPIKE BALL: The objective of the game is to
smack the ball across to your opponents, just like in volleyball. However, with spikeball you need to bounce the ball on the net first, so it ricochets upwards at an opposing player. For reservations, please call 540.326.4060.
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adulting is easy
Enjoy a social painting class with a gourmet tasting of cupcakes. An artful presentation of treats will get your creative juices flowing while artist, Mary Jennings guides you through creating a finished work on canvas. Two hours, $75 per person, four person minimum.
WINE & PAINTING CLASS
While sipping on Virginia’s best wine, try your hand at painting an original Jackson Paddock or a Vincent Van Woha. No typo here. We did say, “original” works of art custom to Salamander Resort & Spa. Two hours, $85 per person, four person minimum.
BIKING WINE & CIDER TOUR
Take in the beautiful countryside and fall foliage on a guided bike ride from the resort to Boxwood Winery for a tasting, then Mt. Defiance Distillery for a cider tasting before returning to the resort. $90 per person, two and a half hours, two person minimum.
when you book two adventures for use within 48 hours this fall. Available October.
APPLE PICKING OR PUMPKIN PICKING
Apple picking is one of the many highlights of fall in Virginia. Sit back as we provide transportation to and from Hollin Farms, where you can pick your own apples or pumpkins. Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $65 per person, six person minimum.
YOGA IN NATURE
Be one with nature for this unique experience! Start the session with a hike to a wooded area where you’ll practice yoga with an instructor for 60 minutes, before hiking back to the resort. Private session for one person is $110, two people $75 per person.
Prepare for a zombie apocalypse with our archery class with a fun twist. Zombie targets are added to our regular set up for your aiming pleasure! $50 per person, minimum of two people, maximum of four people. 45 minutes. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
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Spend an our afternoon discovering a new talent or honing skills in a new way, under the direction of artist Mary Jennings. Choose one theme for the day; first guest to sign up determines what class is offered.
Art A la Carte EVERY SATURDAY 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Two-person minimum.
BRUSH WITH GREATNESS | $75 per person | Ages 12 & up A fun way to experiment using painting techniques like some of the master artists of our time. Try your hand at painting an original Jackson Paddock or a Vincent Van Woha. No typo here. We did say, “original” works of art custom to Salamander Resort & Spa. TWO HOURS. PYRO-GRAPHIC KEEPSAKE | $50 per person | Ages 8 & up
Pyrography is a slow process of burning wood with a specialized heated tool to create a work of art. The smell created in the process is rustic, comforting and may remind you of great times sitting around the campfire with friends. ONE AND A HALF HOURS.
WATERCOLOR ANYWAY & ANYWHERE | $50 per person | Ages 8 & up
Learn sketching and watercolor painting techniques that can become part of your favorite travel experiences. This enjoyable and accessible way of creating will help you capture what you see almost better than a camera. ONE AND A HALF HOURS.
ART TASTINGS | $75 per person | Ages 12 & up
Without tasting, we may never know what we’ve been missing out on. An artful presentation of treats will get your creative juices flowing while you’re guided through a social painting experience, creating a finished work on canvas. TWO HOURS.
WINE & PAINTING CLASS
Every Tuesday | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $85 per person Enjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on different local wines. Participants must be over the age of 21. Reservations required, two person minimum.
For reservations, please call 540.326.4060.
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extreme weekend with SEAN BURCH
NOVEMBER 3 – 5
Named “One of the World’s Top Extreme Adventurers” by National Geographic Society, you now can train, explore and get motivated with Sean Burch. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 4:00 p.m. – Check-in 5:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception in Library 6:00 p.m. – Dinner in Harrimans 8:00 p.m. – Fire-side chat about Sean's Mt. Everest solo expedition
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
ABOUT SEAN BURCH
Burch is an eight time world record holder spanning six countries and five continents, winner of National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska TV show, and author of the acclaimed self-help book, Hyperfitness: 12 Weeks to Conquering Your Inner Everest.
Over the three-day and two-night getaway, take part in workouts that Sean does to prepare for expeditions, as well as spend time with the well-traveled athlete and hear stories of climbing Everest, how he won the North Pole Marathon, how he reached a record 63 summits of unclimbed high-altitude mountains in 23 days in Tibet and much more.
For information and to register for the weekend: www.salamanderresort.com/specials-and-packages
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7:00 a.m. – Everest Day with Sean Burch begins, Group Fitness Class 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and stretch on Middleburg Terrace 9:30 a.m. – Mountain bike ride of grounds and Middleburg 11:30 a.m. – Cooking Studio meal prep demo 12:30 p.m. – Lunch on terrace 2:00 p.m. - ‘NORDIC TREKKING’ training 3:30 p.m. – Zip Lining with rappelling 5:00 p.m. – Free time 6:30 p.m. – Dinner in Culinary Garden 9:00 p.m. – Fire-side chat about Sean's Winter Mongolia First Ascents Expedition
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7:00 a.m. – Sunrise Yoga 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast on the Fitness Center’s outdoor space 9:00 a.m. – Access to spa wet areas and pool Noon – Grab and go farewell lunch and check out
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HONORING YOUR INNER DIALOGUE: A WORKSHOP ON YIN YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA October 7 & December 23 | 10:00 a.m.
Rest, destress and manifest. Take a moment to set your seasonal intentions. Start with journaling exercises and guided Pranayama (breath work). Next, take slow stretching shapes to open channels in the body using meridians and Yin Yoga. We end the class by settling into our body with Yoga Nidra; a guided meditation which directs awareness to different parts of the body. 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra equals one hour of REM sleep! Students may wear socks and bring a notepad. $45 per person; 90 minute class.
ADVANCED ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP – FULL PRIMARY SERIES October 14 | Noon
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BEING THANKFUL YOGA WORKSHOP November 18 | 11:00 a.m.
Get in the Thanksgiving mood with this all levels yoga workshop. Yoga teaches us to be grateful for our bodies and to work to develop a calm and thankful state of mind. This workshop incorporates breath work and meditation to learn how to stay in the present moment in order to find gratitude on the yoga mat and in our daily lives. $25 per person, one hour and 30 minute class.
WARM YOUR HEART HOT YOGA WORKSHOP December 10 | 11:00 a.m.
Stay warm this holiday season with this heated, Vinyasa Yoga workshop. Work up a sweat, tone and stretch your muscles, and use heating Ujjayi breath to ignite your inner fire to keep you warm all winter. $25 per person, one hour and 30 minute class.
The Ashtanga Yoga Sequence is a timehonored, challenging and life-changing Yoga practice. Ashtanga Yoga uses a set Vinyasa sequence that is the same every time you practice. Often known as “Complete Fitness Yoga” or “Householder Yoga,” the Ashtanga Yoga Method was designed to try and fit everything you need into a condensed, efficient and effective practice. Note: this is an intermediate to advanced level practice. $35 per person, one hour and 45 minute class.
LAUGHTER YOGA WORKSHOP November 12 | 10:00 a.m.
Yoga can be silly and the shapes can even make us laugh! Explore your childlike playfulness through a series of chants and exercises geared toward expression. This workshop is less physical yoga and is appropriate for all levels and ages. Find out how laughter can be the best form of medicine! $30 per person, 60 minute class.
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seasonal spa treatments
OCTOBER FEATURED PRODUCTS:
ZENTS ZENTS CASHMERE QUENCH WRAP
This hydrating wrap starts with a full-body exfoliation before a velvety organic shea butter infused with cinnamon, aphrodisiac clove and exotic ginger is painted on your body, followed by a relaxing scalp massage. When you enjoy this experience in October, receive the limited-time discounted offer; must mention “Fall Cashmere” at time of reservation. 50 MINUTES | $145 (REGULARLY $175)
Retail Special: Purchase any three Zents products and receive a 10% discount. Based on items purchased in the same transaction.
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NOVEMBER FEATURED PRODUCTS:
NATURA BISSE PRODUCTS NATURA BISSE FACELIFT OPTIMIZER
Surgical alternative treatment that infuses and lifts the skin with all of the benefits of a microinjection without the neurotoxins. Enjoy this experience in November and receive the limited-time discounted offer; must mention “Fall Facelift” at time of reservation. 90 MINUTES | $235 (REGULARLY $295)
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DECEMBER WINTER WARMING SIGNATURE TREATMENT
This revitalizing treatment focuses on reflection and restoring the body and mind with the sole purpose of recovery. It starts with a sensory skin brushing and detoxifying body mask while indulging in a three step scalp experience followed by a replenishing Hot Stone massage using a blend of juniper, lime, rosemary and sage that brings warmth and improves circulation. A gentle anointing and fragrant mist concludes this ritual. $225 per person.
Retail Special: Purchase a minimum of $500 in Natura Bisse products and receive a 10% discount. Based on items purchased in the same transaction.
Advanced reservations required, please call 540.326.4055.
REBALANCING TREATMENT Fall into relaxation with this balancing treatment that calms the mind, refreshes the feet and energizes the lungs. When you book this treatment September through November, receive a complimentary Rasul Treatment on the same day; must mention “Fall Rasul” at time of reservation. 80 MINUTES | $225
Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
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Festive Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes HARRIMANS COOKING STUDIO
SATURDAYS 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. $79 PER PERSON
OCTOBER PASTA PERFECTION | OCTOBER 7
Learn the art of making pasta dough and gnocci. A dedicated chef walks you through the steps in rolling pasta, using a pasta maker, making several types of noodles and gnocci. Learn secrets of the trade in preparing sauces and most importantly, enjoy a glass of wine and dine on your own cooked pasta dishes.
RAID THE CELLAR | OCTOBER 14
Stop by Salamander Resort’s pop up wine shop and stock up your wine cellar! Just in time for the holidays, you will be able to purchase exclusive selections of our rare and hard to find wines as well as sample a wide selection of domestic and international wines.
BELVEDERE MIXOLOGY | OCTOBER 21
Join us for this special class hosted by Belvedere Vodka during the annual Middleburg Film Festival. Belvedere’s very own mixologist will conduct a seminar on how to create specialty, seasonal cocktails using Belvedere.
CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS & CAVIAR NIGHTMARES | OCTOBER 28
Champagne and caviar unite for a scary good combination! Join us for a special tasting class to enjoy some of the world’s finest champagnes and learn how it is made, the difference between vintage and non-vintage, and why it pairs perfectly with caviar. After the tasting, we mix up some of our favorite sparkling cocktails for you to recreate at home.
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NOVEMBER EXECUTE A SEASONAL DINNER AT HOME NOVEMBER 4
This class prepares you to execute the most perfect seasonal dinner in the comfort of your own kitchen. Learn how to properly set the table, what items you need that are often forgotten, and how to create a signature cocktail to pair with your event theme.
SEASONAL PIES | NOVEMBER 11
Learn the secret to a flaky pie crust and how to create delicious fillings using the best fruits from local farms and orchards from our Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves.
Festive Cooking Classes
GET YOUR TURKEY ON | NOVEMBER 18 Learn and discuss the classic ways for brining and roasting your turkey from start to finish before your Thanksgiving Day feast.
THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS | NOVEMBER 25
Discover delicious ways to re-use and recreate your familyâ€™s leftovers from the best meal of the year.
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DECEMBER GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING DECEMBER 23
It officially feels like the holiday season when the kitchen is filled with the aroma of baking cookies. Join us for this festive class to learn new techniques for your special occasion. $45 per person.
DECEMBER 2, 9 & 16 Bond more than just walls of gingerbread with the family as you concoct winter wonderland houses drizzled with icing icicles and pretzel picket fences during these fun, edible workshop. $45 per person.
TRUFFLES & BUBBLES DECEMBER 30
Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves demystifies these beautiful chocolate candies. Chocolate tempering, fillings and chocolate dipping are covered in this interactive class along with sparkling wine to accompany your creations.
For all reservations, please call 540.326.4070. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
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a little vino… WINE 101, THE NOBLE VERITALS December 27 | 2:00 p.m.
Join us as our Sommelier takes you through a tasting of both white and red noble grape varieties. Learn flavor profiles, food pairings and comparable wines for the more adventurous wine drinkers.
KIDS MAKE PIZZA & PARENTS SIP VINO December 29 | 2:00 p.m.
Leave your kids with a professionally trained chef to learn an assortment of pizzas while you enjoy the resort with a glass of vino in hand.
HOW-TO MAKE GOURMET GIFTS DECEMBER 28 | 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Gifts of food can be special — homemade, beautifully packaged and delicious. Just in time for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, food editor Dinah Corley combines the culinary and creative with a class on how to present your hostess with a delicious homemade gift basket filled with gourmet food and other delicacies. Dinah demonstrates the construction of two different items before you partake in creating your own package. $79 per person DINAH CORLEY is a lifelong cooking teacher, food writer, restaurant consultant, and gift-giver. During her culinary training, she apprenticed to Simone Beck, and studied under both Julia Child and James Beard. After nearly 20 years of cooking in Martha's Vineyard and Washington D.C., she is based in the Shenandoah Valley where she continues to teach.
WINERY OF THE MONTH TASTINGS Sundays | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Gold Cup Each month, a local winery is featured with complimentary tastings of its selected wines. · October | 868 Estate Vineyards · November | The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek · December | 8 Chains North Winery
WINE DINNERS 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | $150 per person Enjoy an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf and paired perfectly with selections from local vineyards in our intimate, private dining room at Harrimans. · October 27 | 868 Estate Vineyards · November 24 | The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek · December 29 | 8 Chains North Winery
Middleburg Film Festival 2017 OCTOBER 19 – 22
Salamander Resort & Spa is home for the Middleburg Film Festival, four days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting. Experience the natural beauty, food, wine and warm hospitality of Middleburg while experiencing a carefully curated selection of narrative and documentary films screen in intimate theatre environments. Create your own movie moment while you’re with us…
THE PERFECT DATE
Whether it is a first or 100th, we have a movie-worthy day date! Rent our new exclusive Shinola bicycles and take off on an adventure through Virginia’s horse and wine country with Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf’s curated Luxury Vineyard Dining picnic with smoked salmon tartar, royal osetra caviar, local sparkling wine and much more. $320 for two people.
RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET
Have your true fairytale ending with a Sunset Trail Ride for two, followed by an evening of sweeping countryside views, paired with a local bottle of wine. For reservations, please call 540.326.4085. Departs daily 5pm | $690 per couple
RED CARPET READY
Prepare for the flashing lights and get a youthful glow at Salamander Spa. Receive an Elemis BioTec Firm-a-Lift or BioTec Line Eraser Facial and receive a complimentary Gift of BioTec travel size cleanser and moisturizer. For reservations, please call 540.326.4055. 110 minutes | $210 per person
NOW PLAYING AT GOLD CUP
Drink like the stars at Gold Cup Wine Bar, featuring special libations including the “Envelope Please” and “Red Carpet” cocktails.
AN EPIC ADVENTURE
Go on an exhilarating zip lining and repelling adventure with a thrilling bird’s eye view of the Virginia countryside, as you act out your own ultimate action movie star experience. For reservations, please call 540-692-ZIP1.$249 per person
At check-in, pets get their 15 minutes of fame with a pet-sized step-and-repeat. · For dining reservations, please call 540.326.4070. · For recreation reservations, please call 540.326.4060. Advanced reservations of 24-hours is required. Prices do not include taxes, service charges or gratuity. Based on availability.
Middleburg Film Festival
More information, please visit: www.middleburgfilm.org
MURDER MYSTERY SHOW â€“ THE HAMILTON MURDERS October 29 | Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton lies dying on the ground. Aaron Burr stands nearby, a smoking gun in his hand. Historians have told their side of the story but join us and hear the untold version. Decide who the real killer is and prepare to change the course of history! Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. $85 per person
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN DROP
November 1 | 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. There is no better way to say goodbye to Halloween than to heave its mascot from 55 feet above the ground. All tours on November 1 include a pumpkin drop on one of the zip lines during the Tree Top Zip Tour. $123 per person
Every Saturday in October | Fitness Center | 3:00 p.m. Show you creativity and decorate with stickers, paint or carve a toothless grin on your own pumpkin to take home. $25 per pumpkin
YAPPY HOUR COSTUME CONTEST Tuesday, October 31 l Gold Cup Terrace 5:00 p.m. â€“ 7:00 p.m. Dress your pup to impress for this special Halloween Yappy Hour! Join us for a paw-some costume contest and delicious food and drinks, with special treats for you fur-babies. Ten percent of the profits donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
Time to be grateful
THANKSGIVING FALL WREATH MAKING
FIELD GOAL KICKING CONTEST
Use natural elements and beautiful fall colors to decorate a personalized wreath, which can be showcased on your front door or a warm spot in your home. $30 each
Join us on the Grand Lawn for this family-friendly competition to see who has the best technique! Complimentary.
November 18 | Fitness Center | 3:00 p.m.
FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE
November 22 – 26 | 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Bluemont Room Perfect place for the kids to hang out and feel at home! Play giant checkers, Jenga, board games, crafts and Xbox. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times; complimentary access.
November 23 | Grand Lawn | 8:30 a.m. Whether you run, walk or jog, come have fun! Our three-mile course travels throughout the entire resort with complimentary water along the way, and a hot chocolate and coffee station for those cheering on the racers. Stick around after the race for a raffle drawing for amazing prizes! Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
November 23 | Grand Lawn | 11:30 a.m.
November 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Fitness Center Come play B-I-N-G-O! Complimentary.
HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO SHOOT November 24 & 25 | $200
Don’t forget your coordinated outfits to take a family holiday photo to share with your loved ones! Professional photographer, Coleen Hauth, conducts 20-minute mini-sessions on Salamander Resort & Spa’s beautiful property that includes an online gallery with five digital downloads of your choice. Reservations are required; please call 540.326.4060 to book your time slot.
November 23 | Middleburg Ballroom | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Skip the traditional and join us for an elaborate Thanksgiving brunch! Indulge in multiple stations including prime rib carving, seafood display on a large ice sculpture, cheese and charcuterie station, kid-friendly options and an endless amount of desserts. $98 per person, $45 per child
November 23 | Harrimans | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Skip the dishes and join us for a Thanksgiving family-style feast! Enjoy a traditional dinner that is served for sharing with multiple choices including local brined and roasted turkey, cranberry chutney, housemade stuffing, garden yams and signature desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves. Children’s Thanksgiving menu also available.
THANKSGIVING DINNER RECREATED November 24 – 26 | Gold Cup
Thanksgiving leftovers are arguably the best thing that comes out of the holiday! Join us for our twist on leftovers including Turkey BLTs, Chopped Turkey Salad and much more.
For dining reservations, please call 540.326.4070
THANKSGIVING FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT 7:00 p.m. | Ballroom
Unwind with a family movie night and laugh all night while enjoying the movie. · November 22 | A Dog’s Purpose. · November 25 | Alice Through the Looking Glass.
SALAMANDER TREE LIGHTING
November 29 | 6:00 p.m. | Living Room Excitement builds and choirs sing in anticipation for Santa’s arrival to light up the resort’s Christmas tree. Join us for a festive celebration with cookies, hot cocoa, mulled cider and have your photo taken with Santa.
HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING
November 25, December 2, 9 & 16 | Fitness Center 3:00 p.m. | $30 each Use beautiful holiday décor and seasonal florals to decorate a personalized wreath, which can be showcased on your front door or a warm spot in your home.
HOLIDAY HORSING AROUND Daily | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visit the Equestrian Center this December and see how the horses are getting in the holiday spirit. Your day becomes merry and bright when you see the festive décor adorning the stalls. It makes for the perfect holiday picture!
ELF SCAVENGER HUNT December | Fitness Center
Grab your list of hints and search for our elf’s favorite locations throughout the resort. Be sure to share your discoveries with the team at the Fitness Desk for prizes!
ELF AT THE RESORT December
Santa is sending a special elf, Sally, to keep an eye on the children and holiday happenings at Salamander Resort & Spa. Look around to see where Sally the Elf is playing today and remember to be “nice”... when everyone is asleep, Sally uses her magical powers to go back to the North Pole to report to Santa.
HELP FROM AN ELF Would you like a Christmas tree in your room, help with gift wrapping or holiday errands to run? We can help with all the items on your to-do list this holiday season. Please call 540.326.4020 to request help from our Salamander Elves.
STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS
December 1, 8, 15 & 22 | 7:00 p.m. | Living Room Gather around our Christmas tree and the cozy fire for special stories that will surely warm your heart.
TOTS AND TOYS FOR TOTS
November & December | Gold Cup Drop off a new, unwrapped toy and receive our sweet potato tater tots complimentary. One order per toy.
FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE
December 22 – 31 | 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Bluemont Room We created the perfect place for kids to hang out and feel at home this winter! Play giant checkers, foosball, ping pong, Jenga, board games, crafts, Xbox and so much more. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Complimentary.
BRUNCH WITH SANTA
December 9, 16 & 23 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Middleburg Ballroom Visit with Santa and his elves while enjoying a delicious brunch in our winter wonderland. Our ballroom transforms into Santa’s workshop for brunch featuring sweet and savory favorites, a make-your-own holiday keepsake designing station, and a photo opportunity with Santa Claus. $82 per person, $40 for children
HOLIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS 5:00 p.m. | Ballroom | Complimentary
December 24 – Elf December 25 – Despicable Me 3 December 30 – Double Feature! Spider Man: Homecoming and Wonder Women
December 29 | Ballroom | 5:30 p.m. Come play B-I-N-G-O!! Complimentary.
NAUGHTY OR NICE CHRISTMAS CABARET December 17 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Middleburg Ballroom
Dreidels, present exchanges or nativity scenes… how do you celebrate the holidays? Friends from different cultures talk about what Christmas time means in this exciting show. Back from their busy lives, they share favorite holiday moments. Their habits, songs and rituals make you laugh, reminisce and relate. Sing along and relive classics, newbies and other holiday songs with a twist. $85 per person; includes show and dinner.
ULTIMATE HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET December 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Harrimans
Eat, drink, and be merry... the brunch includes holiday specialties, live omelet station, fresh seafood, breakfast favorites, freshly baked breads and more. $79 per person, $45 per child
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
December 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Middleburg Ballroom After opening presents, join us for an elaborate brunch buffet with seasonal favorites. $82 per person, $41 for children over age three
December 23 – 25 | 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Harrimans Join us for a festive five-course elegant dinner of holiday favorites including lobster, truffles, foie gras and ending with a new dessert. $120 per person, $160 with wine pairings
WELCOME 2018 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION with Belvedere Vodka and Moët Hennessy USA
December 31 | 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. | Living Room Say farewell to 2017 and toast to 2018 with us! Our New Year’s Eve party transforms our living room with festive décor, live music, dancing, delicious hors d'oeuvres, passed champagne by our sponsor Moët, and open bar at our large ice bar in the middle of it all. $92 per person.
NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY PARTY
December 31 | 7:00 p.m. – midnight | Bluemont Room Help us ring in the New Year with a celebration for the whole family to enjoy! Celebrate with music, dancing, games and a delicious buffet, as we wait for the ball to drop. $50 per adult and $35 per child
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
December 31 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Harrimans On the last night of 2017, a culinary masterpiece is prepared in a special four-course dinner featuring lobster, truffles, foie gras and much more including a complimentary glass of champagne. After dinner, join the celebration in the Living Room to ring in the New Year. $162 per person, $210 with wine pairing
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH
January 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Harrimans It’s the first meal of the New Year so do it right with a delectable mix of regional and seasonal brunch offerings. $59 per person, $25 for children. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for additional $25.
OCTOBER Tuesdays................. YAPPY HOUR, Terrace & Grand Lawn, 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays................. WINE & PAINTING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 7:00 p.m. Saturdays................ PUMPKIN CARVING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. Saturdays................ ART A LA CARTE, Salamander Resort, 3:00 p.m. Saturdays................ ULTIMATE FALCONRY EXPERIENCE, Fitness Center, Noon Sundays.................. WINERY OF THE MONTH TASTINGS: 868 Vineyards, Gold Cup, 2:00 p.m. October 7................ PASTA PERFECTION CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. October 7................ YIN YOGA & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP, Fitness Center, 10:00 a.m. October 14.............. RAID THE CELLAR, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. October 14.............. ADVANCED ASHTANGA WORKSHOP, Fitness Center, 12:00 p.m. October 19 – 22...... MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL October 21.............. BELVEDERE MIXOLOGY CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. October 27.............. WINE DINNER: 868 Estate Vineyards, Harrimans, 6:30 p.m. October 28.............. CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS & CAVIAR NIGHTMARES, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. October 29.............. MURDER MYSTERY SHOW – THE HAMILTON MURDERS, 11:30 a.m. October 31.............. YAPPY HOUR COSTUME CONTEST, Grand Lawn, 5:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER All Month................ TOYS FOR TOTS Donation Center, Gold Cup All Month................ DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER ALL VETERANS TRAIL RIDE FOR FREE Tuesdays................. YAPPY HOUR, Terrace & Grand Lawn, 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays................. WINE & PAINTING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 7:00 p.m. Saturdays................ ART A LA CARTE, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. Sundays.................. WINERY OF THE MONTH TASTINGS: Lost Creek Winery, Gold Cup, 2:00 p.m. November 1............ HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN DROP, Empower, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. November 3 – 5...... EXTREME WEEKEND WITH SEAN BURCH November 4............ EXECUTE A SEASONAL DINNER AT HOME CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. November 11.......... SEASONAL PIES CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. November 11.......... VETERANS DAY AT EMPOWER, all veterans zip for free November 11.......... VETERANS DISCOUNT AT GOLD CUP, Gold Cup Wine Bar November 12.......... LAUGHTER YOGA WORKSHOP, Fitness Center, 12:00 p.m. November 17.......... MUSEUM OF HOUNDS & HUNTING ART EXHIBIT OPENING DAY, Equestrian Center, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. November 18.......... BEING THANKFUL YOGA WORKSHOP, Fitness Center, 11:00 a.m.
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November 18.......... GET YOUR TURKEY ON CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. November 18.......... FALL WREATH MAKING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. November 22 – 26... FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE, Bluemont Ballroom, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. November 22.......... THANKSGIVING FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: A Dogs Purpose (PG), 7:00 p.m. November 23.......... TURKEY TROT, Grand Lawn, 8:30 a.m. November 23.......... THANKSGIVING BUFFET, Ballroom, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. November 23.......... THANKSGIVING FEAST, Harrimans, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. November 23.......... FIELD GOAL KICKING CONTEST, Grand Lawn, 11:30 a.m. November 23.......... THANKSGIVING DINNER, Harrimans, 5:00 p.m. November 24 – 26... THANKSGIVING DINNER RECREATED MENU, Gold Cup Wine Bar November 24 ......... HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO SHOOT, call for times November 24.......... FAMILY BINGO, Fitness Center, 5:30 p.m. November 24.......... WINE DINNER: The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek, Harrimans, 6:30 p.m. November 25.......... THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. November 25.......... HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. November 25.......... THANKSGIVING FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Alice through the Looking Glass (PG), 7:00 p.m. November 29.......... SALAMANDER TREE LIGHTING, Salamander Living Room, 6:00 p.m.
DECEMBER All Month................ TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION CENTER, Gold Cup All Month................ ELF SCAVENGER HUNT, Fitness Center All Month................ ELF ON THE SHELF AT SALAMANDER, Resort Property All Month................ HELP FROM AN ELF, Concierge Desk All Month................ HOLIDAY HORSING AROUND, Equestrian Center, 10:00 a.m. All Month................ MUSEUM OF HOUNDS & HUNTING ART EXHIBIT, Equestrian Center Tuesdays................. WINE & PAINTING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 7:00 p.m. Fridays..................... STORY TIME WITH MRS. CLAUS, Salamander Living Room, 7:00 p.m. Saturdays................ ART A LA CARTE, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. Saturdays................ HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. Saturdays................ BRUNCH WITH SANTA, Middleburg Ballroom, 10:00 a.m. Sundays.................. WINERY OF THE MONTH TASTINGS: 8 Chains North Winery, Gold Cup, 2:00 p.m. Sundays.................. ULTIMATE HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET, Harrimans, 9:00 a.m. December 2............. GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 2............. HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m.
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December 9............. GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 9............. HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. December 9............. CHRISTMAS CAROLER PERFORMANCE, Salamander Living Room, 6:00 p.m. December 10........... WARM YOUR HEART HOT YOGA, Fitness Center, 11:00 a.m. December 16........... GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 16........... HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING, Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. December 17........... NAUGHTY OR NICE CHRISTMAS CABARET, Middleburg Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. December 22 – 31.... FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE, Bluemont Ballroom, All Day December 23........... HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING CLASS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 23........... YIN YOGA & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP, Fitness Center, 10:00 a.m. December 23 – 25... CHRISTMAS DINNER, Harrimans, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. December 24........... CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, Harrimans, 4:00 p.m. December 24........... HOLIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Elf (PG), 5:00 p.m. December 25........... CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH, Ballroom, 10:00 a.m. December 25........... HOLIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Despicable Me 3 (PG), 5:00 p.m. December 27........... WINE 101 THE NOBLE VERITALS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 27........... GALLERY TALK at the National Sporting Library & Museum, 2:00 p.m. December 28........... HOW-TO MAKE GOURMET GIFTS, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 29........... KIDS MAKE PIZZA AND PARENTS SIP VINO, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 29........... FAMILY BINGO, 5:30 p.m. December 29........... WINE DINNER: 8 Chains North Winery, Harrimans, 6:30 p.m. December 30........... HOLIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Double feature! Spider Man: Homecoming (PG-13) and Wonder Woman (PG-13), 5:00 p.m. December 30........... TRUFFLES & BUBBLES, Cooking Studio, 2:00 p.m. December 31........... NEW YEARS EVE FAMILY PARTY, Bluemont, 7:00 p.m. December 31........... NEW YEARS EVE DINNER, Harrimans, 5:00 p.m. December 31........... NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION, Salamander Living Room, 9:00 p.m.
SKY MEADOWS STATE PARK
Located just 14 miles west of Salamander Resort & Spa, Sky Meadows State Park is a 1,864 acre park rich in history and boasting more than 10 miles of bridle trails, 24 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of biking trails ranging from easy to difficult. Freshwater fishing is available at the three-acre Turner Pond, which is periodically stocked with a variety of fish including largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and bluegill. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144
Walk-on reservations Saturdays and Sundays. Check-in between 10am and 3pm. Walk-ons are “pick up” games of paintball. The group is a mixture of all ages and skill levels and is comprised of all players who show up to play without a reservation. Even teams are formed by a referee before games begin. More information: 703.327.7640 or visit www.pevs.com
BOXWOOD ESTATE WINERY
Thursdays – Sundays | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Boxwood Estate Winery produces red wine in three styles in the Bordeaux tradition from five varieties of grapes certified by the French government and grown on the estate: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. More information: www.boxwoodwinery.com
NATIONAL SPORTING MUSEUM & LIBRARY Wednesdays – Sundays | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Founded in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum is located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful hunt country. The world-class research library and fine art museum highlights the rich heritage and tradition of country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeplechasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year. More details: 540.687.6542
MIDDLEBURG HUNT REVIEW
December 2 | 11:00 a.m. | Washington Street Watch as mounted riders and hounds parade down the town’s main Washington Street. More information: www.christmasinmiddleburg.org
MT. DEFIANCE CIDERY & DISTILLERY Tuesdays – Sundays | noon – 6:00 p.m.
Mt. Defiance creates handcrafted, small batch hard cider and spirits located in historic downtown Middleburg. More information: www.mtdefiance.com
GREENHILL WINERY & VINEYARDS
Located in the newly inducted Middleburg American Viticulture Area, the estate at Greenhill Winery and Vineyards consists of 20 acres of mostly vitis vinifera vineyards set against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The grape varieties include the Burgundy grapes of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a nice Bordeaux combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot along with some Riesling, and Seyval Blanc. More information: www.greenhillvineyards.com
A PLACE TO BE PRESENTS: THE 8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY RECITAL December 8 | 8:00 p.m. | Ballroom
Join A Place To Be at Salamander Resort & Spa for a heartwarming evening full of love and vulnerability. A Place To Be helps people face, navigate and overcome life's challenges using the Therapeutic Arts. More information: www.aplacetobeva.org
MIDDLEBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 2 | 2:00 p.m. | Washington Street The Christmas spirit takes center stage as the Middleburg Christmas Parade stomps down the main street featuring an assortment of floats, marching bands, local community groups, antique fire trucks and a variety of animals. More information: www.christmasinmiddleburg.org
WEEKEND OF MINDFULNESS January 11 – 13
Did you know research has proven mindfulness can affect your health and wellness? Join us for the “Weekend of Mindfulness” and learn ways to manage your stress through mindful breathing, movement, meditation and eating with Dr. Martha Calihan.
VALENTINES SWEETHEART DINNER February 14
Pull out all the stops for this romantic holiday and treat your Valentine to an elegant dinner at Harrimans. While enjoying sweeping views of the countryside, indulge in an enchanting five-course dinner created by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf. After dinner, indulge in a sweet finish crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reeves.
SEASON OF ROMANCE OFFER January – March
Baby, it’s cold outside. This winter create your own romantic nest in our luxurious accommodations with the Night of Romance room offer. Enjoy a $150 resort credit to use towards a romantic dinner in Harrimans, a couple’s treatment in our award-winning spa and cap the night off with sparkling wine and truffles. Starting at $365 per room, per night.
IRISH WHISKEY PAIRING DINNER March 17
Join us for a special chefs dinner paired with the best Irish whiskey. Our chef will be on-hand preparing and explaining how he creates each dish while you enjoy tastings of multiple different whiskeys. You also will go home with the recipes from chef’s private recipe book.
EASTER BRUNCH April 1
Share this special day with your family at our grand brunch buffet that offers every Easter favorite. Spend quality time with your loved ones while enjoying the chef carving stations, elaborate ice sculpture with a delicious seafood display, special children’s buffet, spectacular desserts and a mimosa bar, along with a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
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