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!
__________GREEN BARN - SUITE A________
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 wood and marble 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
I would recommend White Lotus Eco Spa Resort as a great place to get away. The hosts were so kind and the room was extremely clean. We were there during a snowstorm and couldn't get up the hill to leave and David was kind enough to give us a tow out and offer his help if we got stuck getting back out to the main road.
This place is amazing. There is a lot to see and do here. We look forward to a return stay.
Another great stay at Kumud and David's lovely eco inn. First time was with my best friend for a new years retreat. This time with my husband for our anniversary. We loved dining on the deck of our room on a starry night, the meals we made in the large well-equipped kitchen, saunas, and the close proximity to the national park.
A great experience in the wilderness. Only receiving 4 stars instead of five because we came in the winter, which probably prevented us from enjoying more of the grounds. Additionally, the campus is still a work-in-progress as the building we were in was still under construction to create a game room. That being said, we had an incredible time during our stay, really enjoyed David's hospitality, and the surrounding nature is awesome. Oh and did I mention the sauna's? Don't forget to check those out.
All-in-all, highly recommended for those looking for a good place to venture out and explore the Shenandoah area, do some winery tastings, meet new people, and explore some spiritual alone time.
Idyllic, funky spot in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Met David shortly after arriving, really pleasant and interesting guy to talk to--offered to show us his property and even invited us to a Superbowl party (we opted to relax). We stayed in Suite A--a spacious loft in "the barn" (a stand-alone rustic building separate from the main buildings), with its own kitchenette and great Jacuzzi tub. Also an immaculate full kitchen just downstairs from our suite; as a craftsman and carpenter I really appreciated the wood paneling and joinery throughout the suite and kitchen, in addition to the solid marble tops. The moonlight sauna offers a relaxing break from a long day out, just make sure to give yourself plenty of time to start the wood stove and heat the sauna. The suites are full of amenities--David and Kumud really thought of everything to make it relaxing, from handy flashlights in every room to a gourmet coffee-maker.
The property is tucked away about 3 miles from Stanardsville, and a 20-30 minute drive from nice hikes, wineries, and breweries. Can't beat the White Lotus for rustic getaway! We will be back soon.
Had a wonderful time staying in the Green Barn. Loved the lunar sauna, meditation room, and walking around the grounds. David was a fantastic host. Looking forward to returning someday!
The room itself was nothing short of phenomenal - a perfect balance between modern, an alfresco. The bed was incredibly comfortable, which was much needed after a long day of driving. Despite the neighboring area, the property itself felt secluded and open to explore. Friendly pets welcomed us during one of our walks and were nothing short of sweet. David was also kind enough to stop by and offer us his recommendation for restaurants and wineries. All in all it was an ideal way to spend our one year anniversary and we would love to visit again.
amazing stay! One Virginia's Treasures.
This is a magical place. My boyfriend and I spent two nights in suite A and loved every moment of it. The property is beautiful, the sauna was relaxing and worked great, the room was clean and lovely and the bed was extremely comfortable. Between the kitchenette in our room, our private deck and grill, and the communal kitchen, we had everything we needed to cook our meals and enjoy them in the privacy of our room. We also enjoyed exploring the nearby Glass House Winery and Noon Whistle Pottery — both are wonderful businesses that we highly recommend.
David and Kumud were wonderful hosts. The place is brand new, with great attention to detail. Luxurious, but still woodsy. We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate our one year anniversary. Definitely a great getaway from the craziness of DC. We arrived late, and walked in to a wonderful dimly lit setting with tranquil yoga meditation music playing. Look forward to coming back real soon!