Virginia Travel Guide 2015 - (Page 51)

Resorts & ` Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg The mark of an exceptional hotel is the overall feeling I get when I visit. If I'm RT comfortable and feel as if I've come home, then I'm happy and content. PRIMLAND RESO SALAMANDER RESORT Sweet Dreams by Joan Tupponce ` Golden Eagle Treehouse, Meadows of Dan About the Writer Joan Tupponce is an awardwinning writer who loves to slip away to one of Virginia's resorts for a little pampering. Her favorite getaways are the Salamander Resort and Spa, The Williamsburg Inn and Keswick Hall. Her stories can also be found in a variety of magazines and newspapers including AmericanWay, "O" magazine and Virginia Living. That's just what happened when I visited the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg. Located in historic horse country amid lush rolling hills, the resort has an equestrian theme throughout that gives it a very satisfying ambience. I found the color palette to be very warm and inviting even though there is an elegance that can't be denied when you walk through the property. The resort pays homage to nature and our natural surroundings, from the owner's own nature photography on the walls to the lobby that opens to the spectacular countryside. Even a non-equestrian could appreciate the novel amenities - everything from human/horse synergy rides to yoga on horseback that reflect the resort's horse-country theme. Horse owners who board their horses will find the 22-stall stables to be spotless. The luxurious spa at the resort was one of my favorite destinations. It includes 14 treatment rooms - some with private stone treatment terraces - aromatic steam rooms and a secluded spa 51

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015