Travel Files: Salamander Resort in Washington, D.C.

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Let me tell you, I had the chance to visit Middleburg, Virginia for a few days and I can tell you it isn’t known for the hustle and bustle but  it is known for the Salamander Resort. This gem is tucked away about 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C.  I didn’t know what to expect as I drove down the country roads embracing  vineyards and passing through an Amish area.  One thing I did know is that I was going to enjoy rest and relaxation as I noticed the dropping of my cell phone reception.
This resort is nothing short of  luxurious. Here are a few facts about the beautiful Salamander Resort.
There are 168 guest rooms including 17 suites. The guest rooms measure 545–575 square feet and include a spacious sitting area, dining table for two, executive desk and marble-topped vanity table.

All 17 suites and half of the guest rooms feature a beautiful gas fireplace.
40-inch flat panel television in each bedroom; 19-inch LCD television in each bath
Bath includes marble shower with body jets, pedestal tub, dual sinks and enclosed water closet.


The bed was super comfortable and I felt like I was laying on a little piece of heaven.


There is detail in every inch of this hotel.

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There are also 14 deluxe spa treatment rooms with either private outdoor treatment terraces or fireplaces.


Be pampered in the salon featuring hair, make-up, manicure and pedicure stations.
Advanced fitness center including indoor pool, cardio and weight room and movement studios, sauna and outdoor terracesExclusive Couple’s Suite with private terrace, whirlpool, steam shower and pedestal tub
Deluxe locker rooms with grand whirlpools, steam room, heated stone lounge chairs and experiential water features too.

The secluded spa courtyard boasts of an  infinity edge pool, fire pit, whirlpool and private cabanas.

Let me share insight on the tantalizing dining experiences at the resort.Under the guidance of Jason Cotton, Salamander’s Director of Food and Beverage, the resort offers unique and spectacular culinary experiences that focus on organic products and regionally inspired menus. The views match the culinary experiences too. Equestrian-inspired Harrimans Grill features Virginia Piedmont-influenced cuisine and inspiring panoramic views.  Don’t forget to ask for Walt at the bar. He is such a great guy. Gold Cup Wine Bar and Billiards Room, serves an extensive wine list and menu of locally-inspired small plates throughout the day. So it is no need to wonder what you can eat. If you need something to do, you can visit the state-of-the-art Cooking Studio featuring guest chefs and culinary classes.

Cooking+Studio+-+Center_67f9b766-d842-48cc-97c2-4a2c474cc1f9-prvJust in case you wanted read a book and enjoy the outdoors, you could sit in the outdoor living room.Living+Room+Terrace_468dd2b2-c674-47a8-8f1f-8f0d9751559b-prv


Or you can even enjoy the culinary garden. Culinary+Garden+Sunrise_92956e45-327b-420a-9289-ffe2afd48794-prvDid I mention that the resort is one of the FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s favorite places to visit to get away from the White House?

Thanks Matt Owens for the photos!

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