About this listing
Enjoy various amenities on the 21 acre farm retreat:
*Enjoy our Silviculture Frisbee golf course.
*Relax in the wood fired Lunar Sauna
*Canoe on the Pond
*Tours of Organic Gardens with request
*Massages also available with request (~80$)
2 night minimum weekends, Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Weekends are $110/night.
________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.
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 lunar sauna, cool dip pool, frisbee golf course, establishing a 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.
Massage room, sky lounge and meditation room, game room in zen barn accessible to all guests. Complimentary land line phone available for unlimited local & long distance calling in the common kitchen.
For group gatherings and multiple guests movie theater is accessible with advance notice and prior scheduling with the host. Guest rooms have netflix/TV provided in the rooms for individual viewing.
With advance notice private yoga classes are available at our local studio. For availability/appointment & fees contact Kumud VanDerveer (Instructor/host) at or .
With advance notice private massage can be scheduled both for couples and singles. For appointments let us know and we will connect you with the Massage therapists.
Tree house, suite D & P, accommodating 6 additional guests available at 'The Castle'.
Suite A & C at the Zen barn, accommodating 4 additional guests at the Barn.
__________ 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 in the barn 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.
*We provide 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(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 & 40% recycled toilet tissue.
Due to allergy reasons we do not allow pets in any of our rooms or common/shared exceptions please. Hosts & other long term residents live on premises. Units are not independent cabins.
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 14 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.
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 have access to common areas like lunar sauna, ponds on the map, picnic area with fire pit, stone gazebo, nature walk, frisbee golf course, lounges, meditation room, game room & massage room.
Guests are to observe all posted signage. Do not enter areas signed "Private”, they have cleaning supplies etc. Thanks!
Interaction with guests
We would love 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 if you feel up to it:)
Other things to note
Kindly note there is no good cell reception here and we recommend that you read up on all directions, check in information before arrival or print if necessary. You may not be able to access information on your cell phone on the grounds/parking on arrival.
Once in room wifi is available:) & also a landline provided for calling out.
Strictly no smoking or pets in any rooms, decks, common/shared areas, inside the barn, or around the premises of the Mulberry Organic Farm.
Smoking permitted on the roads and driveways as long as it's away from farm. Tobacco smoke contains toxins that will infect/hurt the tomatoes.
Guests are to observe/respect all posted signage. Do not enter areas signed "Private". There is nothing exciting on the other side. I promise wink wink. (It's probably cleaning supplies).
______________Communal areas & rooms__________
We welcome guests to explore communal spaces/rooms on grounds. Please make sure to turn off all lights & shut doors behind you everywhere you go to help support the green practices at our retreat.
Guest rooms have netflix/TV provided in the rooms for individual viewing. The movie theater is saved for special circumstances.
Picnic area with fire-pit are available to use. Wood is provided for the fire pit. Please remove all trash and leave it clean after use.
-------------------------------4 Season Lunar Sauna.---------------------------
Seats 6 people & is located next to a pond. Wood is provided in the sauna with instructions to start the wood stove. (If you need help please let us know in advance.) Please note 'NO ALCOHOL IN THE SAUNA'. This sauna generally heats up in 15-20 minutes.
Use the canoe & floating dock only if you know how to swim, no life preservers are provided. Kindly return the canoe as you find it with paddles inside it for other guests.
Shared kitchen is provided with all basic amenities & modern appliances, please leave it clean after every use for other guests.
You are welcome to hang out in the Gazebo, but please be respectful of the other guests relaxing.
Friendly dogs & chickens from our neighbors' homes roam the grounds and we request NOT to feed any outside animals. They will never leave if you do.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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David VanDerveer, a native of central Virginia, founder and architect of The White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat has worked professionally as an electronic technician, D.J, videographer, chef, yoga instructor, builder, and heavy equipment operator, but he is perhaps best known around the world as "The Chainsaw Comedian" a one man juggling, comedy, power act. His passion for nature, people, and Integral Yoga, fuels his 30 + year project: a self-sustaining retreat center in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat is a part of David's vision for our global community. A sharing of the area’s natural beauty, attracting people from different walks of life together to learn, play, and grow. Having traveled to 40 + countries David always enjoys meeting people from different parts of the World.