As part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Collection, the Salamander Resort is located at less than an hour from Washington Dulles airport located in Middleburg, VA, which can be defined as a little and relaxing “country” of its own. This family-friendly village has been long regarded as a retreat from the limelight for U.S. presidents, dignitaries and public figures. In the heart of Virginia’s popular horse and vineyard countryside, its villagers find peace and harmony in the bucolic landscape.
In Middleburg, Virginia, Salamander Hotels & Resorts’ Founder and CEO Sheila C. Johnson is hosting “A New Dawn Women’s Retreat, ” the ultimate women’s weekend in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country at Salamander Resort & Spa, from September 29 – October 2, 2016. Virginia’s idyllic countryside paints the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway with Ms. Johnson, featuring luxurious accommodations and a specially crafted itinerary of physical and spiritual wellness activities, inspirational discussions, succulent dining experiences, top-rated golf and a variety of recreational activities. In addition to the itinerary of outdoor activities, guests will be able to relish in signature spa treatments, horseback riding, wine tours, zip-lining and much more.
Salamander Resort & Spa's Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves will be making his fourth appearance on Food Network for its sixth season of Halloween Wars on Sunday evening, October 2 at 9 p.m., according to Salamader Resort & Spa.
Middleburg Film Festival, Oct. 20-23 Virginia’s wine and horse country gets a heavy dose of Hollywood when this annual event takes over this tony town, with screenings at Boxwood Winery, the Hill School and festival founder Sheila Johnson’s sprawling Salamander Resort & Spa. “Lion, ” starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman, opens the festival, and the Saturday night centerpiece will feature director Damien Chazelle and his film “La La Land, ” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who won the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of an actress. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will deliver the keynote address. Saturday pass $100, other passes $500-$2, 000.