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Salamander Resort & Spa and World Record Holder Sean Burch Partner to Create Bold and Adventurous Programming

Join the world’s ultimate thrill seeker and conquer a bucket list experience

Sean Burch
Sean Burch

Sean Burch

MIDDLEBURG, VA – Salamander Resort & Spa, the luxury hotel founded by Sheila C. Johnson, has partnered with one of the world’s top extreme adventurers, Sean Burch, to create several unique and thrilling programs for all adventure and goal seekers. The eight-time world record holder will be sharing his skills of leadership, fitness and exploration with guests by offering two unique and exclusive journeys for guests to embark on – “The Extreme Getaway” on November 3-5, 2017 and “Two Years to the Top” which is a program spread over two years to prepare guests to actually climb Mount Everest – along with a number of teambuilding and lifestyle programs.

As the training grounds for thrill seekers looking to climb the notorious Mount Everest, one of the world’s most sought after challenges, Salamander Resort & Spa is offering a  “Two Years to the Top” package. Together with Sean Burch, the resort has created a two-year itinerary including five one-week stays and 20 weekend stays, customized meals and spa experiences fitting the athlete’s needs and full access to on property amenities. Throughout the two years, participants will have daily communication with Sean Burch as well as tailored expert workout and meal plans to ensure progress during training. Individuals will also be able to join Burch on his personal expeditions.

The “Extreme Getaway,” taking place November 3-5, 2017, consists of a diverse selection of methodically picked activities promising an inspiring, fun and exhilarating weekend. From empowering group fitness classes and adventurous zip lining and mountain biking experiences surrounded by Virginia’s natural setting, to a health orientated interactive cooking lesson at the resort’s Cooking Studio and nutritious meals executed by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf, the weekend boasts a bold, once in a lifetime retreat. Sean Burch will be hosting fireside chats every evening to share his own motivating stories and give his audience an inside look at his past expeditions.

As the only luxury resort to offer this brand of programming, Salamander Resort & Spa is also extending experiences with Sean Burch to corporate groups and individuals looking to strengthen their relationships and themselves. The Everest Team Building Workshop offers an exclusive core curriculum specifically pre-designed to highlight the importance of self-leadership and group dynamics. Guided by Burch, groups will partake in customized activities that require active engagement through experiences, exercises and meditation.  The Everest Lifestyle Program provides a refreshing and challenging approach to fitness and wellness –– designed to improve a person’s lifestyle by encouraging participants to practice the techniques learned and gain mental strength to get in the best shape of their lives with the goal of being able to climb the highest mountain on earth.

Sean Burch will also be hosting an onsite Adventure Signature Series program, which includes the dynamic group fitness class of “Everest Boot Camp,” the adventure filled and invigorating “Everest Day,” inspirational “Fire-Side Chats” reliving Burch’s journeys, an upbeat “Happy Hour Hike” and a winter “Snowshoeing” training.

For over 10 years Sean Burch has been a personal development and leadership specialist speaking to Fortune 500 companies and other institutions around the world. Along with being an eight-time world record holder throughout six countries and five continents, Burch has also been recognized for his philanthropically efforts and collaborations with international non-profit organizations.

Salamander Resort & Spa is nestled in Virginia’s horse and wine country in Middleburg, VA and is a LEED Green Building Certified resort on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into the natural environment. The luxurious destination features an award-winning 23,000 square-foot spa, a beautiful Equestrian Center, and decadent culinary experiences at the resort’s Harrimans Grill, Gold Cup Wine Bar and its Cooking Studio.

For more information, please call Salamander Resort & Spa at 540-687-3600 or visit Salamander Resort & Spa is located at 500 North Pendleton Street, Middelburg, VA 20117.

About Salamander Resort & Spa

Salamander Resort & Spa is a LEED Green Building Certified resort situated in the historic village of Middleburg, VA on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson has created a luxurious destination featuring an award-winning 23,000-square-foot spa, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the adventurous Tree Top Zip Lining Tour. The resort includes a full-service Equestrian Center with unique programming, a 22-stall stable and riding arena. All spa, culinary and equestrian facilities and programs are open to the community.



About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio featuring two distinct collections. The Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340- acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel conversion in opening Summer 2017; and Hotel Bennett, a 179-room luxury hotel in Charleston, SC, opening in late 2017. The Golf Collection includes the famed Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR on its Copperhead Course; the elegant Reunion Resort in Orlando, which includes Signature Course designs from Nicklaus, Palmer and Watson; and the recently renovated oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, home to layouts by Nicklaus and Watson. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information, visit

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