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.
2 NIGHT MINIMUM WEEKENDS (Friday & Saturday OR Saturday & Sunday stay)
The county and state taxes are 10% ($9.50/per night) not included in the $95.00 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.
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.
_____SHARED SPACES IN THE BARN_______
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.
_____SHARED SPACES IN THE CASTLE_____
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).
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.
______MULBERRY ORGANIC FARM_______
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.
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.
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.
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!
We have now stayed twice at the White Lotus, Suite D and I'm sure we'll be back. David & Kumud have created a perfect retreat. For us, the White Lotus is just an hour and a half from home in DC, which makes it perfect for a long weekend away from the city.
During your stay definitely check out the local wineries. Stone Mountain Winery was great in summer and the Glass House Winery was open in both August and January. The White Lotus property is great for walking about and the AT isn't far down the road if you're looking for more of a hike.
Lastly, take advantage of the sauna - it's awesome!
We had an excellent stay at David and Kumud's! It was the perfect relaxing getaway. We stayed in Suite D in The Castle and it was very cozy and had everything we needed. They seem to have thought of everything! The communal kitchen was well stocked and spacious. The grounds were fun to explore. It was nice to be close to hiking in Shenandoah and other entertainment in Charlottesville, VA. We will definitely be returning!
My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fantastic two nights in The Castle, suite D. Immediately felt comfortable in our room. We spent most of our time at wineries and hiking, which were very easy to get to. Highly recommended. I hope we can return!
Great, wonderful, quirky escape into wine country! Had a great time in the sauna & loved the inventive nature of the complex - Will definitely be back!
Kumud was very willing to work with us on a last minute reservation. The room was just as the pictures described. It was clean and we felt secluded without being in the middle of nowhere. The fire pit was awesome! Lots of stars. Very happy with our stay there...would recommend to others!
This place is an amazing find! We stayed at the Castle Suite D for two nights and we had a great time. The room is impeccable with great furniture and great amenities, such as coffee, lavender toiletries and a beautiful view! We cooked dinner in the common kitchen on one of the nights and burned a bonfire: it was very romantic! Dave and Kumud are the perfect hosts, we are looking forward for our next visit!! We can't wait to use the sauna next time!
Interesting place , friendly hosts, arriving late we found it s tad confusing as to where out room was located. Interesting mix of east meets west decor.
Our stay at the Castle was excellent! A friend and I stayed to do some writing, and it was the perfect location. The shared kitchen has all appliances you need to cook a hearty meal, and Suite D a was refreshing and peaceful place to work. Lots of land to explore, including an organic farm!