Lifestyle Tips, Pet Tips, Travel tips — August 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Take a Spa Vacation — With Your Dog

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Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg,Virginia

Sometimes it’s nice to get away with your best friend. But, when your buddy is your dog, vacation spots can be a bit scarce. However, you and your well-behaved pooch are welcome at Salamander Resort and Spa (500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, Va., 540-687-3600, salamanderresort.com), situated among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Middleburg, Virginia’s popular horse and wine country. The resort offers spacious suites and high-end amenities, along with plush beds and organic treats for your dog. Activities for you — there’s doggy day care — include time spent at the full-service equestrian center, a zip lining course, cooking classes and a wine bar.

Middleburg, established shortly after the American Revolutionary War, is known as the nation’s Horse and Hunt capital. The town is ideal for exploring on foot, and claims more than 160 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also touted as stellar wine country, with bragging rights to more than 20 wineries within a 30-minute drive. Some of the wineries are dog friendly, and you’ll find several eateries and shops that happily welcome your pooch, too.