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Zen Barn Event Venue and Retreat Center

SuperhostStanardsville, Virginia, United States
Barn hosted by David
8 guests4 bedrooms4 beds3.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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We invite you to book your wedding, company or spiritual retreat or other event at the climate-controlled Zen Barn at The White Lotus Retreat-- a venue which features a spacious Great Room with bar, two kitchens, banquet room and more: the Zen Barn offers an 8-speaker theater/presentation room, picnic area with fire pit, 21 acres of nature walks, game room, massage and meditation rooms, four bedrooms, and exterior patio and decks. And four more suites are available.

The space
_____________RATES_________________
$2500/day, Friday and Saturday and $750/night weekdays plus a one time $150 cleaning fee, which includes the 3 suites (A,B, & C), the rest of the barn, use of the property outside, and host there during operation hours to help with facilities and set up of any events. If you want to book other off site events, you are in charge cost but the host can help facilitate communication between you and the off site business. There are also 4 other suites may be available at additional cost. The more advanced notice we receive the more likely we can accommodate a larger group.

_____________Zen Barn___________
Beautiful artistically designed barn on 25 acres. Private decks & gas grills. Maple floors. Pine ceiling. Jacuzzi bath with marble tile surround. Wet bar with granite top sink & glass front refrigerator. 4 bedrooms with 3 private baths.

___________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 THE ROOM____________
40" Samsung 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. 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.

____________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).

___________ 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 have Split AC/Heating with invertor technology.
*All our energy efficient windows & doors use thermal shades or curtains.
*We have gold toned coffee filters in our coffee makers avoiding wastage of paper coffee filters.
*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.
*The room has Energy Star LED TV & BluRay player.
*We use single stream recycling service & compost our coffee grinds for garden.

__________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.

________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 presidential homes close by 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.

Other things to note
2 night minimum on weekends
We invite you to book your wedding, company or spiritual retreat or other event at the climate-controlled Zen Barn at The White Lotus Retreat-- a venue which features a spacious Great Room with bar, two kitchen…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Dryer
Washer

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Stanardsville, Virginia, United States

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

Hosted by David

Joined in December 2012
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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.
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, c…
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  • Keith
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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.
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets