Fly first class on American Airlines to the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country for a romantic weekend at Salamander Resort & Spa. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the comfort and style of the welcoming lobby and beautiful grounds. You’ll be escorted up to the personal suite of Sheila Johnson, the resort’s owner and a supporter of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, for an exquisite three night stay. Here, you’ll find sweeping views of the Grand Lawn, rolling countryside and an insight into the elegant tastes of Ms. Johnson, which inspired the resort’s conceptual development. Ranked by Elite Traveler as one of the world’s top 101 suites, this homeaway-from-home features beautifully appointed separate living and dining areas, including two cozy fireplaces. As a guest of Salamander Resort, you’re treated to breakfast daily as well as dinner for two in the Harriman’s restaurant on property. Speaking of dining, attend a cooking class in the state-of-the-art culinary studio. Next, head out for an equestrian excursion while horseback riding in the resort’s expansive 340 acres of rolling hills and beautiful countryside. You’re also invited to relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment for you and your loved one in a nature inspired spa offering private stone treatment terraces, stunning aromatic steam rooms, sun-lit relaxation spaces, and a secluded courtyard with an infinity-edge pool and cabanas. Salamander Resort & Spa also offers many more ways to spend your days enjoying the resort’s extensive activities including wine tastings, apple picking, archery, hiking or mountain biking.
Donated by Sheila Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and American Airlines