White Lotus - Tree House & Skywalk

Treehouse - Private room · Mulberry Drive, Stanardsville, VA 22973, United States

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 $120.00.

___________TAXES _________________
The county and state taxes are 10% ($10.00/per night) not included in the $100.00 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.

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__________
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.

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.

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
  • thank you for creating such a beautiful place together, david and kumud! lovely attention to detail, friendly while respecting privacy. beautiful kitchen and outdoor areas. really enjoyed our time. and look forward to leading a retreat there in the future (or making a film)!

    April 2014
  • Had a nice relaxing weekend at the Tree House. Enjoyed beautiful weather and peace and quiet for a nice getaway. Would definitely consider coming here again, and would definitely recommend it to friends.

    April 2014
  • Great place to get away for our Anniversary night. Very peaceful place and Hosts David and Kumud were very welcoming. Would definitely vacation there again!

    We stayed in the tree house which was a fun experience. Great views of the whole property from the balcony.

    April 2014
  • We spent 4 days at the Tree House and enjoyed it immensely. The tree house was clean, well prepared, peaceful, and a fun place to be. David and Kumud were very friendly and helpful with anything we needed. We enjoyed being in a natural setting yet less than 30 minutes from Charlottesville and Shenandoah National Park. Two thumbs up and highly recommended for anyone desiring a unique location in a quiet natural setting.

    April 2014
  • We had such a wonderful time in the tree house. It was so peaceful--just what we needed. David and Kumud were exceptional hosts. Breakfast with Bob, Bob Jr. and company was the highlight of our weekend. We highly recommend a stay at the White Lotus.

    March 2014
  • Another wonderful stay at David and Kumud's Treehouse! This time we were on our way down to Asheville and wanted to stop by for another quick night. I can see work on the property is progressing along nicely. I can't wait until it's finished! I'll be back again :)

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed in the tree house for a weekend getaway. It was so cozy and stocked with all the supplies we needed. We were also fortunate to be there on a warm weekend, so we ate breakfast on the front balcony and hung out in the gazebo. It was also great to walk the grounds at sunset and see all the wonderful sections of the site.

    March 2014
  • David and Kumud were excellent host. My wife and I stayed in the Tree House for a weekend escape. The Tree House was clean and well appointed. We woke up on the day of departure to an unexpected snow storm that dropped about 6+ inches. David and Kumud were very accommodating and offered to let us stay as long as necessary until the roads could be cleared and made sure that we had everything that we needed in the event of an extended stay. David personally shoveled the skywalk and walkways and then proceeded to clear their private road with his tractor. We were on the road in a matter of hours. We will definitely return, but next time maybe stay in the Green Barn as they are doing some very cool renovations to the common areas that we want to check out when completed. One note for visitors is that we were unable to get cell service (Verizon) on the property. But they had WiFi in all the units which allowed email messaging to check in at home. It was actually a nice break to be off the grid.

    March 2014
  • David and Kumud are really friendly, and provided a nice retreat for my boyfriend and I. We loved the shared kitchen for cooking, and the amenities available for us in our treehouse. Thanks for everything!

    March 2014
  • Enjoyed the stay at the Treehouse. There was a coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the treehouse. It was very peaceful on the deck outside at the table. We tried the Dry Sauna and dipping pool. It was fun! It was a nice get away for my husband and I. Hosts were friendly and made sure that we were comfortable while we stayed.

    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 planet. Green 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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