White Lotus - Tree House & Skywalk

Treehouse - 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

_____________RATES_________________
2 NIGHT MINIMUM WEEKENDS (Friday & Saturday OR Saturday & Sunday stay)
Weekend pricing is $120.00.

___________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!

______TREE HOUSE & SKYWALK__________
Tree House with full private bath. Oak & Italian tile floors. Queen size cherry pencil post bed. Private gazebo with Swing beneath. 300 ft catwalks connecting to 2 Sauna's and a 2nd Stone and Cedar Gazebo.

__________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_____________
32" 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.

____________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).

__________ADDITIONAL GUESTS__________
Suite D & 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(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.

_______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 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
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  • We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at the treehouse! We went to bed with the sound of frogs and woke up to woodpeckers. It was a great place to "unplug." David and Kumud were excellent hosts who made a point of getting to know us and checking in periodically to make sure we had everything we needed.

    The surrounding area has opportunities for wine tasting and hiking in the Shenandoah National Park, but thanks to the personal and detailed guidebook provided in the room, we were able to take advantage of so much more. We visited a local alpaca farm and watched a potter at work thanks to Kumud and David's suggestions. We also highly recommend attending Kumud's yoga class!

    July 2014
  • Loved it! Would go back!

    July 2014
  • This was a wonderful retreat setting to celebrate our anniversary. The tree house was unique and comfortable. The hosts were welcoming and the grounds were peaceful. The common areas were inviting and we enjoyed cooking our dinner in the kitchen. Just wished we had longer to stay.

    July 2014
  • My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the tree hour and had a great time! It is close to Sky Line Drive and many wineries (if you go to Stone Mountain Winery, do not go by gps! Gps takes you up a scary mountain road..,but the views are awesome). The tree house is cute and quiet and David and Kumud are excellent hosts! It was nice to relax on one of the decks after a day of hiking. And Kumud gave us great advice on 2 hikes to take. Great time!!

    July 2014
  • David and Kumud were very welcoming and hospitable. The grounds are well cared for and very quiet. The room as well as the common areas are well appointed. We were not there long enough to get to take advantage of all of the offerings but plan on returning soon!

    June 2014
  • David and Kumud's Treehouse was exactly what we hoped for on our honeymoon. The location was very peaceful and serene and the house was nicely tucked into the trees just as pictured. We tried out the lunar suana twice (a great thing to do at night - especially after a long day of hiking on the trails in nearby Shenandoah National Park) and we even did some yoga in the solar sauna. We sat outside on our lofted treehouse porch in the morning sun and had some delicious coffee (provided by our hosts) - a truly luxurious way to start the day! We used the grill and the kitchen to cook up some great meals as well. The room inside was really comfortable and easily climate controlled with a fan and AC. We met both david and kumud briefly and they were super friendly and close by if we needed anything (but we everything was so well organized we didn't have to bother them at all). It really is a special place and we hope to return again (maybe in the winter season)!

    June 2014
  • We had an awesome stay in the tree house. Loved the uniqueness. Very quiet and lovely part of Virginia. Found plenty to do in the area. Very relaxing. David and Kumud were great hosts.

    June 2014
  • We spent the first few days of our honeymoon at the Tree House and absolutely loved it! It was actually a surprise for my wife, I hadn't told her anything about where we would be staying and it's safe to say her mind was blown. It was the perfect getaway. We both loved the uniqueness of the tree house and area surrounding it. We found plenty to do in the local area and David and Kumud were very accommodating. We can't wait to bring family back to make use of the suites in the Green Barn and Castle.

    June 2014
  • The treehouse exceeded our expectations! The entire property is like a quiet dreamland. We walked in and found a beautiful, clean room with relaxing music playing. The bed was so comfortable as well. We were pleasantly surprised to find breakfast bars and chocolate, and fruit drinks in the fridge. The coffee and coffee maker provided were amazing as well.
    We loved hanging out in front, behind and below the house and listening to the sounds of nature all around us. David and Kumud could not have been nicer and more accommodating.
    Also, if you like hiking like we do then Shenandoah National Park is close by.
    I'm now back in NY daydreaming about being back at the treehouse and can't wait to go back. If you're looking for a great experience then stay here!

    June 2014
  • My husband and I just returned from a great weekend at White Lotus. We stayed in the Treehouse, which is cozy and romantic. It is stocked with delicious coffee, chocolate, beverages and breakfast bars. The grounds are peaceful, with woods, ponds, gardens, 2 saunas and a fully equipped kitchen nearby. The atmosphere is so peaceful and beautiful. It took us about 2 hours to drive from Northern Virginia to Stanardsville, and parking was convenient, just in front of the Treehouse. We did not use the sauna or fire pit, but look forward to doing so if we return in the colder months. David and Kumud are warm and gracious hosts, available if needed, but respectful of their guests' space. We highly recommend White
    Lotus if you enjoy a stay in a peaceful, natural setting.

    June 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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