2016 FMI State Issues Retreat

Salamander Resort & Spa

Middleburg, Virginia 

FMI has a room block available for the meeting dates and, with more limited availability, for one night prior and one night following the meeting. The room rate is $265 per night. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by:

  • Dialing the hotel reservation department at (800) 651-0721 and requesting the "Food Mktg Inst" State Issues Retreat guest room block;
  • Using the direct online reservation link; OR
  • Visiting the resort website, www.salamanderresort.com, and using the group code FMI2016.

As always, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are pleased to offer complementary standard hotel rooms ($265 per night) for State Association Executives on the two nights of the meeting (Aug. 1-2). State Execs should reserve rooms directly with the hotel. A credit card may be needed to secure the room, but state execs will not be charged for Monday or Tuesday (Aug. 1-2) night.

All FMI Meeting Attendees will receive the following benefits: 

  • Self-parking on site
  • Transportation to and from the Village of Middleburg shopping and dining areas (individual guests)
  • In room printer upon request
  • Unlimited local and 800 # calls from guest room
  • Evening turndown service
  • Daily newspaper, choice of national or local paper
  • Morning and Afternoon refreshments in Living Room
  • Chilled towels and water for walkers and joggers
  • State of the art fitness center, sauna, and indoor pool
  • Outdoor resort pool
  • Lawn sports including croquet, badminton, bocce, and putting green
  • One hour of tennis court time daily, based on availability
  • Self-guided nature walks, with map
  • Self-guided design tour
  • Golf bag storage
  • Notary Public
  • Daily Culinary Garden tour (in season)
  • Daily Stable tours
  • Ice delivery to guest rooms
  • Library books and board games
  • In room coffee makers, including Salamander Custom Blend coffee
  • Overnight shoeshine/boot cleaning service 
  • Bottled water with turndown service 

Getting to the Salamander Resort & Spa

Established in 1787, the town of Middleburg, VA is set in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 35 minutes from Dulles International Airport and approximately 40 miles from Washington D.C

Click here for directions from the local airports -- it is recommended that you fly into Dulles. 

Click here for more information on ground transportation from Dulles Airport. 

Weather & Retreat Dress

The average high for Middleburg, VA in August is 86 degrees, with a low of 65. Remember to pack clothing that will allow you to be comfortable in this weather.  Dress for the entire event is casual, which is the same as in years past.  

Stay & Play

Resort Map

Map of the Middleburg shopping and dining district

Visit Loudon - things to do in Loudon County, Virginia, "Washington, D.C.'s Wine Country."