Developing a Distinguished
One of America’s most notable business leaders, Sheila Johnson moved her family to the Virginia countryside to enjoy its renowned equestrian lifestyle. After falling in love with the area, she purchased 340 pastoral acres in Middleburg with the intent of creating one of the nation’s finest – and most authentic – resort and residential experiences.
Formerly owned by Pamela Harriman, a diplomat and daughter-in-law of Winston Churchill, the stunning and undulating property once served as a riding backdrop for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during her frequent visits to the area.
Drawing on the architecture of her own nearby horse farm, Sheila imagined each and every Salamander detail to reflect her passion for excellence. The result: a destination rooted in history, filled with tasteful elegance and awarded the only Forbes Five-Star resort rating in the Washington, D.C. area.
Salamander is truly Sheila’s vision brought to life and she now invites you to share it.