White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat-Suite D

House - Private room · Mulberry Drive, Stanardsville, VA 22973, United States
David And Kumud

Hosts David and Kumud welcome you to enjoy various amenities on the 21 acre retreat grounds, and explore numerous historical sites, wineries, restaurants, hiking trails, shops and other outdoor activities in the surrounding area.

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Hosts David and Kumud welcome you to enjoy various amenities on the 21 acre retreat grounds, and explore numerous historical sites, wineries, restaurants, hiking trails, shops and other outdoor activities in the surrounding area.

The Space

2 NIGHT MINIMUM WEEKENDS (Friday & Saturday OR Saturday & Sunday stay)
Weekend pricing is $110.00.

___________TAXES _________________
The local county taxes are 5%/per night not included in the $100.00/110.00 rate per night. Taxes can be paid upon arrival in the room using cash or check. Thank you!
_________THE CASTLE SUITE - D__________
Queen mahogany bed, 6 ft air-jet Jacuzzi bath with marble tile surround, separate living room/bedroom space. Reclaimed antique heart pine floors in bedroom and living room. Marble floor in the bathroom. Room overlooks a 600 sq ft juggling/unicycle studio with 17 ft ceilings. Room also connects to a deck/gazebo overlooking the grounds with a gas grill & catwalk connecting to 2 saunas & also to a stone/cedar log gazebo.

___________THE GROUNDS______________
Secluded setting with numerous ponds, canoe, a floating dock, nature trails, picnic area with a fire pit, shelter & grill (hickory wood provided), stone & cedar gazebo, wood fired saunas, cool dip pool, scenic overlook, organic vegetable farm. Lots of birds, bunnies & squirrels:) Map of the grounds provided in each room.

___________IN THE ROOM______________
40" LED HDTV with a BluRay player & free Netflix. NO cable or satellite channels in the rooms. GRACE AUDIO 18,000 station internet radio. Eco-friendly dimmable LED lighting. Wireless high-speed Internet. BREVILLE grind & brew coffee maker with locally roasted, organic, fair trade, coffee beans. Electric hot water kettle for tea, french press, all conveniently available in the room. Drinkable water from tap.

Fully equipped common kitchen with stainless steel cooking appliances, dishwasher, espresso/cappuccino maker & coffee grinder. Kuerig coffee maker as well (Bring your favorite pods).
Massage room, sky lounge and meditation room in barn accessible to all guests. Complimentary land line phone available for unlimited local & long distance calling in the common kitchen.

Lounge overlooking the green house in Castle accessible to all guests. Located at the entrance of the castle before you get to suite D & P.

With advance notice private yoga classes are available at our local studio. For availability/appointment & fees contact Kumud VanDerveer (Instructor/host) at (email hidden) or (phone number hidden).

_________ADDITIONAL GUESTS_________
Tree house & suite P, accommodating 4 additional guests available at 'The Castle'.

There are 3 additional suites available in the Eco Green Barn, accommodating 6 additional guests.

__________ ECO PRACTICES_____________
*100% LED lighting in all Guest rooms & kitchen.
*All natural flooring(Reclaimed antique heart pine floors in bedroom and living room & marble).
*All our energy efficient windows & doors use thermal shades or curtains.
*We provide Organic, fair-trade, and locally roasted coffee. We have gold toned coffee filters in our coffee makers avoiding wastage of paper coffee filters.
*Organic teas & fair trade sugar for our guests.
*Our Mulberry farm follows all organic practices.
*We use an Energy Star ‘HE’ Dryer. We use clotheslines to dry laundry whenever we can.
*All our laundry is washed with Ecos plus Organic lavender(HE), made in USA.
*The room has Energy Star LED TV & BluRay player.
*All hand soap, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner provided are made of bio-degradable ingredients, paraben free, SLS free, no animal ingredients or testing & no artificial fragrances.
*We use single stream recycling service & compost our coffee grinds for garden.
*We provide eco dishwashing liquid, which contains no petrol chemicals and is 100% biodegradable. We use Green Works toilet cleaner & Seventh Generation Dishwasher Gel.
*We provide 100% recycled paper napkins & toilet tissue.

__________Pet Policy__________
Due to allergy reasons we do not allow pets in any of our rooms or common/shared areas.

__________Children _______________
Our retreat is not appropriate for young children. Many of our guests are looking for a quiet getaway. Well-behaved children over the age of twelve are welcome, however we do not provide special beds or cots in the rooms for extra guests. Separate rooms have to be reserved for all additional guests.

The farm is located across the road from the barn. Billy Caldwell is the farm manager & is happy to give tours when he is available. Produce can be bought on site when/if available. Contact host for getting in touch with Billy Caldwell & making appointments for farm tours.

_______NEARBY ATTRACTIONS__________
We recommend you take the time to explore some of our many local attractions like Skyline Drive, check website hikingupward for hiking suggestions, Luray caverns,"Noon Whistle Pottery", "Fabio's Italian eatery", Mission Home Bake Shop" & numerous antique galleries in Ruckersville, just to name a few. Close proximity to 30 vineyards along the Monticello Wine Trail. 6 President homes including Monticello, Montpelier & Ashlawn. For a more comprehensive listing of attractions check the complete guide provided in the room.

15 minutes from the Charlottesville Airport
2 hours from Washington DC
15 minutes from Shenandoah National Park.

Guest Access

Guest have access to common areas like sauna's, ponds on the map, picnic area with fire pit, stone gazebo, nature walk, lounges, meditation room & massage room.

Guests are to observe all posted signage. Do not enter areas signed "Private”. Do not explore areas not listed in the pictures as there are other guests and residents on the property.

Interaction with Guests

We would like to meet our guests during their stay and request that you give us a call after you are checked into your room from the land line provided in the common kitchen in the green barn.

The Neighborhood

Secluded setting for a relaxed experience surrounded by woods, birds, bunnies & nature sounds.

Getting around

We recommend arriving here in a car as there is no convenient public transit/transportation to get to nearby attractions or to airports, train stations & bus stations.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The owner dave said he built this to sleep under the stars and I can see why. His wife and him do a great job of offering a retreat away from the city. Loved waking up to roosters, seeing the dipping pool, siting in the mediation room, the treehouse details (Eco friendly, BBQ, swing, yoga etc) and even the actual rooms. Kamal and David give you suggestions to do around town and always asked if you needed anything. I loved it so much I already started telling people about how the retreat is great if you want unplug and stay in a unique place, it's worth it!

    July 2014
  • We stayed here for two nights - one night in the tree house and the other in Suite D - and had an incredible stay. Kumud and David are very kind and helpful. They have paid attention to the smallest of details and this kept delighting us. The grounds are lovely, great for anyone who wants to hike or just relax. We will go back again if we are in the area and take our family with us.

    May 2014
  • The White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat was everything we expected and more! The setting was not just a retreat, it was a haven. Two nights is just not enough to enjoy all the relaxing tranquil setting. The hosts David and Kumud are delightful and only wish we could of setup a yoga session during our stay. We had a big group and were able to rent all the rooms which everyone was beautiful and very comfortable. We used the gourmet kitchen which was more adequate and the grills outside each room were awesome. I would recommend White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat and am looking forward to another escape soon!

    May 2014
  • My girlfriend and I had a great time here. We're 26 years old from Baltimore and wanted to escape for the weekend to the Charlottesville area. We couldn't have picked a more relaxing spot. I would recommend White Lotus if you're trying to get away and relax for a night.

    May 2014
  • We loved our hosts and our little tinker bell tree house accommodations. Will return!

    April 2014
  • I enjoyed meeting David and my room was perfect. Very neat, clean, warm and was the perfect refuge from my road trip. I felt instantly comfotable and relaxed. I was very curious to use use the lunar sauna which worked perfectly as well as using the "cool dip". David and Kumud obviously have been working towards their vision of an Eco Spa for some time and I could have asked them questions for hours about the grounds. I would love to return to see how they continue to reduce their foot print on their environment. It's obviously a precious vision that they continue to move towards together. I hope I get an opportunity to return.
    Best wishes,

    April 2014
  • We had a great time. You feel the power of the the owner's dreams coming true. The place is in a magic working process. Ideal place to get away from the main stream. If you look for nature and laid back ambience, the place is ideal. You may bring your own food and there is a common kitchen and a grill on the deck. Sauna is awesome. Very special!

    March 2014
  • My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at David and Kumuds beautiful place. It was peaceful, clean and everything in the room was so well thought out. It felt like our home away from home. David and Kumud were very personable and friendly. The land is well kept and comforting. Please if you decide to go, take time and check out the garden to. I learned so much and got to help a little. In all actuality words can't express how happy I was with my visit. My only regret is I didn't get a chance to say bye to our host or learn to juggle. Maybe next time.

    March 2014
  • We had a very short stay (1 night) but did have a chance to catch up with David and Kumud a little bit. They were very sweet and accommodating. The property in itself blew me away with all the work they've done and all the fun little rooms and Sauna's. Suite D was super cute and we loved the room, all except for the lack of windows with privacy. It's kind of in a high traffic area so you can't really use the windows if you want privacy. I'm pretty sure this is the only room like that so if you like windows, you might consider another one.

    February 2014
  • Our stay at White Lotus was incredible! The grounds are gorgeous and David was very friendly and accommodating. We had such a relaxing weekend and were so impressed with the attention to detail! We stayed in Suite D and loved the sitting area and exposed brick. The communal kitchen is big and clean- we really enjoyed using it. We definitely recommend a visit to White Lotus!

    February 2014
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David Clark, a native of central Virginia, and architect of Green Barn has worked professionally as an electronic technician, D.J, photographer, chef, yoga instructor, builder, and heavy equipment operator, but he is best known as "The Chainsaw Comedian". For twenty-five years, David entertained around the world: taking flowers from ladies’ fingers with a sixteen-foot bullwhip, shooting balloons off men's heads from a unicycle, even juggling an egg, torch, and running chainsaw! His passion for nature, architecture, and global travel (36 countries and counting) fuels his current project: a self-sustaining retreat center in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1998, while traveling in Tamil Nadu, India, he met Kumud. Two years later, David invited her to co-direct a yoga-video production in Bollywood; a week into the project they decided to get married. While helping victims of the 2004 tsunami in Asia, they decided to establish International Community, an organization that creates local green businesses in order to help the underprivileged and often-forgotten people with whom we share the (website hidden) Barn is a part of David's dream to share this area’s natural beauty and bring people from different walks of life together to learn, play, and grow. Kumud - I am a native of Coimbatore (India) where I spent a good part of my life growing up, schooling & teaching yoga. Stanardsville, VA although very different from my world in India, has become a wonderful haven and a place I am delighted to call home. Spent many years in customer service both here and in India, but now, mainly I spend my time teaching yoga at our church nearby. My other passions are dance, cooking and learning new languages. It has been fun exploring many different cuisines in this country which is such a melting pot of cultures. My joy of cooking has inspired me to teach some Indian vegetarian cooking classes as my schedule allows. Rural living has introduced me to cooking fresh from the garden, that I have learned to tend from David. We also love to travel, especially to warmer parts of the world over the cold winters here. We have created a urban suite with modern facilities amidst our beautiful quiet woods. We welcome you!.
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