Salamander Resort and Spa


Salamander Resort and Spa

LocationMiddleburg, VA
ClientSalamander Development
ServicesMaster Planning, Concept Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Observation
Site Area88 ac (36 ha)
Budget$3.5 million USD
Date2003 - 2013

The Salamander Resort and Spa is located on a 340-acre (138 ha) former horse farm adjacent to the town of Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. The master plan, developed by OCULUS, sites a 168-room resort and extensive amenities while protecting 252 acres (100 ha) under a conservation easement.

Resort amenities developed under the master plan include an equestrian center with barns, riding ring, paddocks and trails; a 22,000 sqft (2,045 sqm) spa and wellness center; recreation facilities including tennis, bocce, croquet, a putting green, and swimming pools; a kitchen garden with herb, vegetable, and cut flower gardens and an orchard; and several miles of hiking and riding trails.

The resulting design protects and enhances the property’s cultural and natural resources, creating a unique destination that incorporates sustainable site development strategies with the unique character of the Piedmont region.