At Middleburg’s Salamander Resort & Spa, the season of love extends far beyond February 14. Now through April, the Salamander Resort & Spa is celebrating love with the Season of Romance, an exclusive resort package that pampers vacationing couples with luxury accommodations, a daily resort credit of $100, chocolate-covered strawberries, locally crafted sparkling wine and a plethora of intimate activities.
Before enjoying a five-course, candlelit dinner at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grille, lovebirds are invited to indulge in a romantic spa treatment or realign themselves with love at a couple’s yoga workshop. For couples wanting to spend a cozy night in, Market Salamander sells takeaway boxes for two filled with delicious treats. Read below to find out more about the Season of Love’s extravagant offerings.
Romantic Takeaway for Two
Feb. 9–18: Market Salamander brings date-night to you with a romantic takeaway box filled with chocolate-covered strawberries, a charcuterie platter featuring local cheese and a bottle of Moet Chandon Vintage Rosé. $110 per box.
Bourbon & Bacon Romance Cooking Class
Feb. 10: Bacon cupcakes, bacon chocolate martinis and other salty and sweet creations await you in the Cooking Studio. Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf and Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves lead cooking couples in one-of-a-kind culinary course. $79 per person. 2–4 p.m.
The Perfect Pairing Dinner
Feb. 10: Pair an exclusive five-course dinner with Virginia wine and beer selections. This dinner is hosted off-site at Market Salamander. $98 per person. 6–9 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Feb. 10, 11, 14: Couples are invited to an intimate, five-course dining experience crafted by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill. Surrounded by Northern Virginia’s rolling countryside, guests’ meals will also be accompanied by live jazz music and a custom confection for two prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves. $120 per person; $160 with wine pairing. 5–9 p.m.
Romance by the Glass
Feb. 10–17: The Salamander Resort & Spa transforms love into three symbolic cocktails. Experience attraction, infatuation and enlightenment through the sense of taste.
Valentine’s Yoga Workshop
Feb. 10: Express love through exercise at this Valentine’s-themed yoga workshop. All couples from novice to expert yogis are invited to further their mind and body connection during the hour and a half session. $25 per person. Noon–1:30 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Spa Offer
Feb. 14: All Valentine’s Day Spa treatments include a glass of Prosecco and take-home spa gift. Guests will also be given a 10 percent discount on retail merchandise.
Valentine’s Card Making
Feb. 1–14: Say “I love you” with a handmade card. Complimentary crafting supplies are provided to all Season of Romance guests. 2 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Class
Feb. 10: Learn the art of dance at this hour-long dancing session led by a ballroom expert. Includes instruction of various styles of ballroom dancing. $30 per couple. 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Fly Me to the Moon
Feb. 11: A New York cabaret-style performance serenades guests with couple’s most treasured love songs. Hors d’oeuvres will be available for all and each female guest will be provided with a complimentary glass of rosé. $59 per person. 3:30–6 p.m.
Salamander Resort & Spa is located at 500 North Pendleton St., Middleburg. Call 540-687-3600 or visit the resort website for information and reservations.