White Lotus Eco Spa Retreat-Suite A

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 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.

___________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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  • Beautiful rooms and relaxing atmosphere. Very close to Shenandoah National Park. I highly recommend and would stay here again.

    July 2014
  • We arrived around 8:00 p.m. on the day of our check-in. Kumud was very efficient and quick to respond to our texts notifying her that we would be arriving later in the evening. We were provided our key pad information and went straight to our room. The room was absolutely beautiful, we were greeted with soothing music playing upon entering the room and the coffee and additional amentities included were wonderful. I really look forward to seeing the shared space of the Green Barn when it is completed. We did not have a chance to meet David but we met Kumud when we were exploring the grounds. She was very nice and helpful. We look forward to coming back!

    June 2014
  • I went to the Eco Spa Retreat with four other friends for a low-key bachelorette party, and it was perfect! The rooms were clean and cozy and well-outfitted. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking dinner. We didn't take advantage of the sauna or fire pit, but we did walk around the grounds a little bit. The location is perfect - far enough away from civilization that there's no cell phone service, but close enough to Stanardsville/Ruckersville to make a quick pharmacy/grocery run. We went to Glass House and Moss wineries (less than half an hour away), which were absolutely beautiful (and I've been to my fair share of near-Cville wineries), and we also visited a nearby alpaca farm, which was a highlight.

    June 2014
  • This place is a diamond in the rough. Peaceful, relaxing, wonderful. The details to all of the wood work down to the welcoming music..... loved it. We felt very comfortable and at home .

    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
  • Perfect :) The place is still being put together and I can't wait to see what it will be like when finished! It's already gorgeous.

    April 2014
  • This was our second stay at White Lotus. The first time was just for one night, and it was so enticing that we came back for 6 more days. We had a wonderful time and David and Kumud are ideal hosts - really more like great neighbors who are very helpful and make sure you are having a great time. My wife used the lunar sauna and loved it, and I went for morning runs through the surrounding farmland. It was beautiful. The rooms are all very personal, cozy and have high quality unique furnishings. The kitchen is fully appointed and great place to hang out, meet other travelers. We also made day trips to Charlottesville (about 30 min) or Skyline drive (about 10-15 min) away for a full range of activities - from hiking to arts and cultural destinations. We also were traveling with our 11 month old daughter, who was welcomed by David and Kumud. We had plenty of room for bath time (great tub), and to set up a pack 'n play. Also, the room and floor were so clean that we had no hesitation to let our baby play on the floor. This is now our favorite airbnb destination.

    April 2014
  • David and Kumud have a lovely set up with beautiful rooms that are clean and provide everything one could need. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone!

    April 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • This place is amazing. There is a lot to see and do here. We look forward to a return stay.

    March 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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