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.
2 NIGHT MINIMUM WEEKENDS (Friday & Saturday OR Saturday & Sunday stay)
Weekend pricing is $110.00.
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.
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.
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).
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.
_______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.
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.
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!
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.
I stayed at the Treehouse with my boyfriend over the weekend, it was a perfect get away and incredibly beautiful. I really didn't want to leave. David and Kumud were lovely hosts and provided us with some snacks and wonderful coffee for the morning. There is also a full kitchen which is available for use which was great for saving a bit of money, instead of going out to eat. Would love to come back sometime soon!
David and Kumud really think about the details! Wonderful stay.
The tree house was very quaint, very clean, and well cared for. The location is great. It is far away enough to feel secluded, but close enough to get anything you need. Great place to stay when you are in or around Charlottesville!
David and Kumud are welcoming, communicative, and laid-back. The bnb they've created is beautiful: peaceful, pretty, and thoughtfully constructed. I highly recommend White Lotus.
Absolutely incredible. David and Kumud have created something magical, and I would recommend that anyone and everyone stays here. It is great for all the seasons - winter really made the two saunas special but the area has charm in any season. The design is beautiful and an eye for detail at the treehouse is shown everywhere. The treehouse boasts a nice hot shower, mini fridge, coffee to your liking, a wrap around porch, and a nice sound system! More importantly, it had a great feel to it, with hosts who genuinely like people It is romantic, unique and comfortable. We will be back!
We had a wonderful time at David and Kumud's Treehouse. It is such a cozy little space in the woods and its pretty self-sufficient. It had dishes, coffee machine, electric kettle, a mini fridge and a microwave. We didn't even need to go to the main kitchen in the green barn at night. The whole property is very well kept and beautiful.They have firepits and picnic area and a small pond with boats and floating dock. But since it snowed quite a bit, two days before we went, we couldn't make use of it. I would love to go back there in a warmer weather and enjoy these facilities. David and Kumud are very nice people. All the communications before our trip were handled by David and he was very prompt and helpful with all the questions I had. I would definitely recommend their place to everyone.
My girlfriend and I stayed at White Lotus over Valentine's weekend. It turned out to be an awesome decision. David and Kumud were accommodating from my first contact with them. I lucked out on the treehouse on a cancellation. Everything about the property is neat. It has a great feel from the minute you see it. We are excited to go back in the summer (or at least when it warms up), so we can take full advantage of the many outdoor chill spots. I would recommend White Lotus to anybody. Enjoy it!
My girlfriend and I spent two nights in the treehouse. It was very cozy and quiet, and the surroundings were relaxing. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come again!