White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat-Suite P

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 - 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 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_______________
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.

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 D, 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( Brazilian oak floors in the bedroom and living room, marble & stone in the bathroom).
*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
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  • David and Kumud's place was great! We really enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time exploring the grounds.

    July 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a fantastic stay in Suite P. David and Kumud have a unique property that is convenient to exploring Shenandoah National Park or just staying put and relaxing. The hosts go the extra mile to make sure your stay is perfect - we would definitely stay here again.

    July 2014
  • We enjoyed this beautiful peaceful retreat. So close to SNP! Very clean and green :)

    July 2014
  • Had an amazing time at the White Lotus, David and Kumund were very friendly and helpful. The area was quiet and beautiful. We drove out to to Charlottesville and it was very easy to get to. Can definitely see myself going back for another secluded getaway.

    June 2014
  • David and Kumud were great hosts. They were super friendly and have built a beautiful haven for peaceful getaways. The grounds were beautiful and very well equipped. We enjoyed using the kitchen and our room had everything we needed waiting for is. Netflix on the tv in the room and calming music were exciting pluses. David and Kumud were kind and attentive to our needs. We look forward to returning in the future!

    June 2014
  • Our experience at the White Lotus was amazing. We cannot wait to come back! The room was beautiful, clean, stocked with goodies. The coffee machine was also amazing and they have a wonderful speaker system to place music. The grounds were also SO awesome. Incredible architecture and a magical place. David and Kumud were great hosts and we really can't wait to return sometime soon.

    June 2014
  • The whole experience was more amazing than we even could have imagined. The room was absolutely stunning, the view of the woods was beautiful to wake up to. The netflix on the tv worked flawlessly and was a great way to relax after a day outside. The grounds were great- we walked around, went canoeing, etc. It was a magical place to be, definitely isolated from any sort of city. A great escape!

    David and Kumud were wonderful and have definitely thought of everything to make the experience great.

    The location was awesome for us as well. It does take about 15 minutes to get to a restaurant, but the food was awesome. We tried out East Gourmet Chinese Food and Mi Casa mexican food, both were delicious. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the entrance of Shenendoah National Park. We went on a hike there, plenty of trails to choose from.

    Be aware that you may not have cell service, but the wifi is great.

    We would definitely return and try out another suite!

    June 2014
  • Perfection! This is my favorite room here. We will be back again!

    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! Suite P was one of our favorite suites.

    May 2014
  • Had a wonderful stay! Loved having the TV connected to Netflix for some relaxing bingewatching, and the on-hand kitchen was great for making breakfast in the morning. Thanks!

    April 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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