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Salamander Resort & Spa Unveils 20-acre Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower


Middleburg, VA – To celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend, Salamander Resort & Spa is launching the latest addition to its pastoral property – the Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower.

Opening for tours on July 4 and spanning 20 acres, this invigorating experience provides guests with a bird’s eye view of the bucolic Virginia countryside with an energizing and inspiring experience. Tours for the weekend are $95 per adult and $85 per child ages 8-17 years old, and take place every hour from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Regular pricing begins July 7 with tour pricing starting at $164 per person.

Open to the public and guided by a highly trained staff, the experience begins and ends on the resort’s Grand Lawn. Following a short walk, safety briefing and outfitting, participants enter the course with a staircase walk to the top of the first tower. The canopy course is comprised of a series of rope bridges and zip lines varying in length from 90 to 670 feet. While tethered to an advanced pulley system, guests glide from one tree top platform to another on five different zip lines and two suspension sky bridges.

Empower President Joe DeRing, formerly a Captain and US Army Ranger, and Empower CEO Dev Pathik have extensive team development experience with corporations like Home Depot, Sony Pictures Entertainment and General Electric. The Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour offers special teambuilding programs which provide adventures that bond, motivate and inspire a commitment to team excellence. They are customized for each group and combine team briefings and additional team bonding activities to support the group’s specific objectives.

For Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour reservations, please call 866.938.7370 or email

About Salamander Resort & Spa

Opened in August 2013 and acclaimed as one of the finest new resorts in the world, Salamander Resort & Spa is located in the historic village of Middleburg, VA. Located on 340 picturesque acres, the resort is only one hour from Washington, D.C and just 20 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport. Designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside, it features 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. The property features a stunning 23,000-square-foot spa with one-of-a-kind features like outdoor treatment terraces and a spa courtyard, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower. The resort also features 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. For more information, visit or call 866.938.7370.

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