White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat-Suite B

Apartment - 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

_____________RATES_________________
2 NIGHT MINIMUM WEEKENDS (Friday & Saturday OR Saturday & Sunday stay)
Weekend pricing is $110.00.

___________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!

________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.

_______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.

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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Cancellation: Strict

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  • 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
  • We had a great stay and really liked the room. We really appreciated access to the nice kitchen as well.

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in this beautifully designed suite! The Eco Green Barn is in a lovely setting, surrounded by woods and plenty of space for walking, a fire pit, and beautiful small ponds. We will return year after year – and we highly recommend!

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay in the Green Barn (Suite B)! The hosts were accomodating of our schedule changes, welcoming, and full of information on local attractions. The room was spotless and well-appointed, with great details (note the bed is high and has a short step stool if you're restless sleeper). The whole place had a unique, organic feel to it. We enjoyed the deck and grill, as well as the community firepit. We biked right from the driveway to a great local winery, and it was a short drive to skyline drive the next day. A fantastic stay, and we will definitely be back!

    October 2013
  • Very nice place. Quite a bit back in the woods and off the beaten path for sure. Made it a bit hard to find in the dark on a motorcycle, but very nice property. The room was very clean & well maintained. The appliances and amenities were very modern. The only negative note I have is that the property seemed unfinished. There's lots of paths and areas that look like "common areas' but wasn't really sure if they were or if we would be intruding on others' stay. Or there was construction going on. Didn't really bother us, because we were only there for one night. Over all, the place was great, and the price was right.

    October 2013
  • This was the perfect place for a quick getaway from DC -- isolated, quiet, charming, modern and inviting. Unfortunately we were unable to meet David and Kumud, but their space and information provided from them made my girlfriend and I feel like special guests from the moment we walked in.

    October 2013
  • stunning & blissful.
    too bad it was such a busy weekend.
    so much, including peace&quiet, to enjoy without leaving the property.
    so sorry we didn't get to meet david & kumud.

    October 2013
  • It is unfortunate that circumstances did not allow for a chance to meet the hosts but, regardless, their hospitality and warmth was felt in abundance! Room was clean and beautiful and a nice mix of cozy luxury!

    August 2013
  • We had a lovely stay at the Green Barn - the room was spotless and very well-equipped, including a Breville grind-your-own coffee maker with organic beans and soy milk, and San Pellegrino sodas in the fridge - nice touch! Kumud provided great info on things to do and see in the area, and we had a great meal at The Standard. Will definitely return!

    Corinne and Bill

    August 2013
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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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