White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat-Suite B

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

_____________RATES_________________
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 B__________
Beautiful artistically designed suite in a 5000 sq ft, 2 story barn on 21 acres. Private deck & gas grill. Maple floors. Pine ceiling. Jacuzzi bath with marble tile surround. Wet bar with granite top sink & glass front refrigerator. Queen size hand carved solid mahogany 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______________
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. 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.

______________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_________
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.

_______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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  • David's and Kumud's place is an excellent starting base for exploring the Shenandoah National Park (20 min drive), hike in the surrounding area or visit wineries. The bed was extremely comfortable, the coffee machines (yes, there's more than one) were excellent, and the porch in front of the room is very inviting for a breakfast in the sun. I would always recommend David's and Kumud's place and will definitely come visit again.

    June 2014
  • Off the beaten path, our three night stay in Suite B of White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat was very welcoming and comfortable. State of the Art Coffee Machine had my husband in raptures and we enjoyed having the use of the communal kitchen and relaxation areas. Though most of our time was spent in the National Park, we did get together with friends at the nearby Glass House Winery who know David and Kumud who agreed that we made a great choice of location. We would love to return in the future as we spend time in the Shenandoah National Park every few years.

    June 2014
  • Very nice, friendly room. Everything was high quality and comfortable. The local information handbook provide was very useful. The shared kitchen had several appliances and seemed welcoming. Location was great for visiting Luray, taking a hike in the Shenandoah National Park, and Charlottesville. The rural landscape was beautiful (very close to my native New England). It's worth noting that pretty much anything (food, stores, etc.) is at least 15 minutes away. Not surprising or an issue for us, but a consideration.

    There's a lot that we didn't take advantage of, since we were off doing nearby activities. The canoe and pond, fire places, and other facilities would make this a great place for a small group retreat. There's still some work going (including in the common interior space of the Green Barn, but it looks like it will again be a great group space upon completion.

    For this room in particular, the one feature which I found unexpected was that the shower/jacuzzi was in the bedroom space, rather than the bathroom. While this wasn't an issue, I could see it as being strange for some.

    June 2014
  • Great little spot close to Charlottesville and the surrounding Shenandoah National Park. They have a really unique property with solar and lunar saunas and even a farm! The coffee maker in Suite B is probably the most state of the art coffee maker I've ever used. Great organic beans, teas, and creams (or soy milk if you prefer) await in the room.

    Bed was comfy and access to Netflix was handy. Just note, if you have AT&T cellular service, your phone may not work on site.

    David and Kumud helped with all of our requests. We'll check this place out again if we need a quiet getaway near Charlottesville.

    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!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at White Lotus. David and Kamud are very kind and were very helpful in assuring that we had everything we needed as well as giving as great suggestions for hikes to do in Shenandoah as well as other activities in the area. We felt very welcomed. We loved having the kitchen to cook in, use of the sauna and the rest of the grounds. The rooms are beautiful with everything you need. Appreciated all the eco touches. Could not have had a better weekend and loved the space!

    May 2014
  • We had a great (email hidden) Barn. The room was clean and the modern amenities make the whole experience very comfortable. The jacuzzi was quite a treat! The kitchen is well stock and it was nice running into fellow travelers there. Relaxing on the deck with cup of delicious coffee and a good book (also listening to the roosters) was particularly fun. It's a beautiful area and I can't wait to see the new common areas when they are finished. Also, it was very convenient to visit Shenandoah. I can't wait to go back!

    April 2014
  • Great spot and great hosts, our only complaint is that we didn't have time to stay longer!

    April 2014
  • I highly highly recommend this very unique and cozy place. Nice and isolated with great common spaces and beautiful saunas. The rooms are nicely equipped and perfect for a romantic weekend away.

    March 2014
  • David and Kumud have created a beautiful experience at the White Lotus Eco Spa and Retreat! From booking to check out they were quick with respoinses to questions as well as informing us of all the great sights and places to visit around "the barn". Even though our journey was in the winter and there was snow on the ground you could still appreciate the thought behind the layout of the land. The Lunar sauna was an awesome experience and I can not wait to return in the warmer months to use the solar sauna. Also, they were kind enough to meet us breifly during our stay and tell us about the property. I reccommend this place highly to anyone looking to a get away for a romantic weekend or a place of solitude to think, you will find what you are looking for here.

    February 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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