The Middleburg, Va., resort is 65 percent complete and will sit on 340 acres featuring “treehouse” treatment rooms, a full-service equestrian center and culinary garden.
Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va., is slated to open its doors in August 2013. The 340-acre luxury resort is 65 percent complete. The resort has stated a goal of achieving the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings.
“I am delighted to finalize this opening timeline,” said Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson, who is also CEO and founder of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the hotel company overseeing the design, development and management of the resort. “This property has been my passion ever since I set foot on it nearly a decade ago. It is unmatched in ease of access and equestrian heritage, and it promises to be the finest new destination to open on the East Coast in many years.”
The schedule was announced during a dedication of Middleburg’s new water and wastewater treatment plants built by Salamander that cost $11 million.
The resort is designed to blend into its natural environment and to replicate architectural traditions of Virginia. Inspired by designer Thomas Pheasant, rooms and suites will be accompanied by a 23,000-sq.-ft. spa, “treehouse” treatment rooms, a full-service equestrian center with a 22-stall stable and practice ring, a dedicated cooking studio, wine bar and culinary garden.
Guests can enjoy a Jack Nicklaus golf experience at nearby Creighton Farms Estates and over 20 wineries are within a 30-minute drive of the property.
The resort also features 12,000 sq. ft. of conference and event facilities, a 5,000-sq.-ft. grand ballroom and a restored 100-year-old Stallion Barn. Salamander is registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.