View through the stone arch window.'Castle' by David Clark Vanderveer


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Hosts David and Kumud welcome you to enjoy various amenities on the 21 acre farm retreat.
*Enjoy our Silviculture Frisbee golf course.
*Relax in the wood fired Lunar Sauna
*Canoe on the Pond
*Tour making of Organic Gardens

The space

_____________RATES_________________
2 night minimum on weekends.
Weekend rates are $110.00/night. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun.
Weekdays are $95.00/night.

________THE CASTLE SUITE - P__________
Queen walnut bed. Brazilian oak floors in bedroom. Marble floor in the bathroom. The view from the bed is looking out through a beautiful stone arch window into the woods, lunar sauna, and pond. 5 ft Jacuzzi bath with stone & marble surround.

____________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 lunar sauna, cool dip pool, frisbee golf course, establishing a organic vegetable farm. Lots of birds, bunnies & squirrels:) Map of the grounds provided in each room.

___________IN THE ROOM_______________
39" LED (energy star) HDTV with a BluRay player & free Netflix. NO cable or satellite channels in the rooms. GRACE AUDIO 18,000 station internet radio. Eco-friendly 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_______
Massage room, sky lounge, game room and meditation room in barn accessible to all guests. Complimentary land line phone available for unlimited local & long distance calling in the common kitchen.
For group gatherings and multiple guests movie theater is accessible with advance notice and prior scheduling with the host. Guest rooms have netflix/TV provided in the rooms for individual viewing.

_____SHARED SPACES IN THE CASTLE_____
Lounge & study room overlooking the green house in Castle accessible to all guests. Located at the entrance of the castle before you get to suite D & P. Communal kitchen in Castle.

___________YOGA____________________
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).

___________________MASSAGE_____________________
With advance notice private massage can be scheduled both for couples and singles. For appointments let us know and we will connect you with the Massage therapists.

_________ADDITIONAL ROOMS__________
Tree house & suite D at 'The Castle'.
Suite C & A in zen barn.
Each room sleeps 2 adults comfortably.

__________ ECO PRACTICES__________
*100% LED lighting in all Guest rooms & kitchen.
*All natural flooring(Maple, Marble, Bamboo & ceramic) & pine ceilings. Poplar wood from our property is used in our guest closets.
*All guest rooms & kitchen have 7" insulated walls. All guest rooms in the barn have Split AC/Heating with invertor technology.
*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.
*We provide organic teas & fair trade sugar for our guests.
*Our Mulberry farm follows all organic practices.
*We use an Energy Star ‘HE’ Washing Machine and Dryer. We prefer to use clotheslines on sunny day & when we can work around our visiting guests.
*All our laundry is washed with Ecos plus(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 & 40% recycled toilet tissue.

__________Pet Policy__________
Due to allergy reasons we do not allow pets in any of our rooms or common/shared areas. No exceptions please. Hosts & other long term residents live on premises. Units are not independent cabins.

__________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 14 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.

_______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.

________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 lunar sauna, ponds on the map, picnic area with fire pit, stone gazebo, nature walk, lounges, meditation room & massage room, game 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.

Other things to note

Kindly note there is no good cell reception here and we recommend that you read up on all directions, check in information before arrival or print if necessary. You may not be able to access information on your cell phone on the grounds/parking on arrival.
Once in room wifi is available:) & also a landline provided for calling out.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $110 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Strictly no smoking or pets in any rooms, decks, common/shared areas, inside the barn, or around the premises of the Mulberry Organic Farm.
Smoking permitted on the roads and driveway on the grounds.

Guests are to observe/respect 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.

______________Communal areas & rooms__________
We welcome guests to explore communal spaces/rooms on grounds. Please make sure to turn off all lights & shut doors behind you everywhere you go to help support the green practices at our retreat.
For group gatherings and multiple guests movie theater is accessible with advance notice and prior scheduling with the host. Movie theater is NOT self serve. Guest rooms have netflix/TV provided in the rooms for individual viewing.

Picnic area with fire-pit are available to use. Wood is provided for the fire pit. Please remove all trash and leave it clean after use.

-------------------------------4 Season Lunar Sauna.---------------------------
Seats 6 people & is located next to a pond. Wood is provided in the sauna with instructions to start the wood stove (If you need help please let us know much in advance). Please note 'NO ALCOHOL IN THE SAUNA'. This sauna generally heats up in 15-20 minutes.

Use the canoe & floating dock only if you know how to swim, no life preservers are provided. Kindly return the canoe as you find it with paddles inside it for other guests.

Shared kitchen is provided with all basic amenities & modern appliances, please leave it clean after every use for other guests.

You are welcome to hang out in the Gazebo, but no loud partying here please.

Friendly dogs & chickens from our neighbors homes roam the grounds and we request NOT to feed any outside animals.

Kindly do not operate any power tools or equipment in the barn without permission.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Marisa User Profile
June 2017
Nice place, very clean, cozy and modern. Quiet, peaceful, in nature. Fully equipped kitchen, microwave and coffeemaker in room. Jetted tub which we didn't use. Architecture is beautiful. Tiny pond with boat on property. Didn't try out the solar sauna.

Syed User Profile
May 2017
Great place to stay - has a full stocked kitchen that we used to cook breakfast. Room includes coffee and oatmeal/Netflix/audio system. Resort feel in an outdoor setting. Things to do around the lodge but also within driving distance to wineries and hiking trails.

Khavi User Profile
May 2017
Amazing place, we had a great time!

Maria User Profile
May 2017
My family (13 of us) and I rented out the majority of the rooms at White Lotus in early May. The entire stay far exceeded our expectations. The space worked so well for our group -- there were plenty of common spaces that made it easy to spend time together as a group, both inside and outside, as well as a large communal kitchen and eating areas so we could all dine as a family without having to eat out every meal. The rooms were also very well appointed: beds were comfortable, bathrooms were clean, kitchenettes were well-stocked and exactly what we needed. The rest of the grounds were absolutely beautiful, deep in the woods and spectacularly peaceful. We couldn't have asked for a better stay, or host, and will be recommending White Lotus to our friends and family in the future! Thank you!

Lauren User Profile
May 2017
This retreat is peaceful yet playful, secluded yet central to many attractions. The hosts and staff are wonderfully accommodating.

Anne User Profile
April 2017
We loved our stay at White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat and I would enthusiastically recommend it! David and Kumud were both very kind and friendly, we received communication about all of the details we needed for our stay, along with suggestions for activities, restaurants, other available services such as massage and yoga class. Our room was beautiful with plenty of storage, lots of light from the windows, very clean. There was a coffee maker in the room which actually grinds the beans and a small refrigerator. We also had access to a kitchen which was beautiful, clean. very large, fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, large refrigerator, stove, microwave, espresso machine. We ate several of our meals here and even cooked in one night, we found everything we needed and David stopped by to make sure we didn't need anything else. The property itself was beautiful and wooded, several outdoor seating areas. We used the meditation room, which was beautiful, clean, and relaxing. There were also many common areas and services which were available but we didn't get around to using, such as a sauna, outdoor fireplace, game room, and for additional fee you could have a massage, also private yoga class. Everything was clearly labeled (i.e. sauna had instructions, espresso machine had full instructions). We had plenty of privacy but also friendly interaction with staff, other guests, and David and Kumud. David spoke to us several times to make sure we had everything we needed. Also the location was very convenient to historical sites such as Monticello and the gorgeous Shenandoah National Park. We plan on returning, we loved the place!

Maxine User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed out stay! It was a nice getaway from city life.

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Stanardsville, Virginia, United States · Joined in December 2012
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

David VanDerveer, a native of central Virginia, founder and architect of The White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat has worked professionally as an electronic technician, D.J, videographer, chef, yoga instructor, builder, and heavy equipment operator, but he is perhaps best known around the world as "The Chainsaw Comedian" a one man juggling, comedy, power act. His passion for nature, people, and Integral Yoga, fuels his 30 + year project: a self-sustaining retreat center in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat is a part of David's vision for our global community. A sharing of the area’s natural beauty, attracting people from different walks of life together to learn, play, and grow. Having traveled to 40 + countries David always enjoys meeting people from different parts of the World.

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