White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat-Suite C

Apartment - 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!
_________GREEN BARN - SUITE C_________
Beautiful artistically designed suite in a 5000 sq ft, 2 story barn on 21 acres. Private patio & gas grill. Bamboo floors. Pine ceiling. Jacuzzi bath with marble tile surround. Granite top sink in bathroom. Separate coffee/dining area with sink & fridge. King size hand carved Balinese wood bed.

___________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_____________
47" Mitshubishi LCD 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.

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 & P, accommodating 6 additional guests available at 'The Castle'.

There are 2 additional suites available in the Eco Green Barn, accommodating 4 additional guests.

___________ 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 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’ 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 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
  • Our suite was the perfect weekend getaway for two! It had everything we were looking for in a relaxing weekend away: Privacy, easy in-and-out privileges, accessible outdoorsy activities, home amenities, and a peaceful atmosphere.

    The room itself was very clean and spacious. We were connected to the laundry and fully stocked kitchen. It was nice to do some cooking and bring it into our kitchenette to eat privately. I cannot think of one thing that we could have needed out there that wasn't immediately accessible to us.

    The property itself was very cool. We were able to spend some time in the sauna and fish for blue gill in the pond. There are seating areas all throughout, fire pits, and even a cute tower to climb if you like a little altitude to your nighttime stargazing.

    We immediately felt welcome and at ease after meeting David & Kumud. They were quick to answer questions and didn't hesitate to physically show us around when we asked where things were located. I wasn't surprised since they were so responsive and thorough in our correspondences leading up to our stay! I found them to be very thoughtful (Down to asking what types of milks/creams we like with our coffee to stock the fridge!) and kind hosts; that kind of thing can make a big difference!

    There's some (unobtrusive) construction going on at this property and we're excited to come back sometime to see what's new in the future. Highly recommended, great experience! You won't regret it :)

    June 2014
  • Our stay at White Lotus with David and Kumuk was pretty awesome! They are very friendly, hospitable and have a great secluded spot to get away from it all and relax. They also have a very helpful binder arranged in the room to let you know the attractions around the area as well as personally recomended restaurants. The room was great and we had everything we needed between our kitchen with our room and the larger, shared kitchen. They also had a grill right outside our room which came in handy to save some money by staying in and making dinner a few nights. As far as the location I would recommend it if you are looking to spend a day up on Skyline Drive and another day touring wineries in the area. It was only about a 20 minute drive to Skyline Drive and there are plenty of beautiful wineries to visit in close proximity. I would recommend this spot to anyone who wants to "get off the grid" so to speak.

    June 2014
  • It is very clear that David and Kumud have put a lot of time and effort into a beautiful, thoughtful, and comfortable atmosphere for their guests. Everything was as it is advertised in their photos, and i spent hours just exploring the grounds and its features. Beyond this, it was apparent that David and Kumud care about their guests; from the breakfast bars, chocolate, and coffee, to the fact that David took me on a hike with him, I felt very at home. I will absolutely be here again (hopefully after convincing my friends to rent out the other rooms at the same time) the next time I want to hike in the Shenandoah National Park (a short drive away) and just get away from the city.

    May 2014
  • We hhad a great stay here. The part we stayed in was partly under construction, but the suite was not! The suite was big and nice, good bed, shower and coffee. The shared kitchen is big so if you wamt you can cook. Restaurant is about 15 minites away. We didn't see the rest of the property (sauna etc) but it must be nice. The owners are very friendly too, gave good tips about hiking (we did the day after). Would stay there again if I'm in the area.

    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 C was our favorite suite - especially because my husband and I did most of the cooking (which we love) for the group and it is most convenient and the covered grill area was perfect with a sitting area to "watch" the grill without getting wet during a welcomed shower.

    May 2014
  • We loved staying at the White Lotus Eco Spa!! Our room was lovely. Suite C has a private kitchen, with a door that opens to the wash room, then the larger shared beautiful kitchen in the Green Barn!! I love how they recycle, compost, use LED lights, organic teas, sugar, and coffee. David and Kumud were sooo helpful. They have done a great job designing the space. I look forward to returning when the barn is finished.

    We had lots of rain on our stay, but we had fun birding around the grounds and neighborhood. Great location near Shenandoah NP! Check out the Noon Whistle Pottery shop in Stanardsville while you're there!

    May 2014
  • David and Kumud were wonderful and welcoming hosts. The too we stayed in was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was clean and well stocked. All of the recommendations for local shops and events were helpful. The architecture was exciting and the environment was peaceful. I would return here.

    April 2014
  • We had high expectations before our arrival but our room was even better than the photographs. (We were even welcomed with soft relaxing music.) The furnishings were elegant and comfortable, the room had everything we could have wanted in it and more. The accommodations that were included in the price but were outside of the room, were amazing too. We took full advantage of the communal kitchen as well as the sauna. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing. We had a delightful stay.

    April 2014
  • Staying with David and Kumud was great. The room was very clean and cozy. Location was great, too.

    March 2014
  • Loved their place and will be back soon!

    March 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 (email hidden) 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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