White Lotus welcomes you to enjoy various amenities on the 21 acre farm retreat.
*Close to Skyline Drive
*Enjoy our Silviculture Frisbee golf course
*Relax in the wood fired Lunar Sauna
*Canoe on the Pond
*Tour of establishing a organic garden with request
2 night minimum on weekends.
Weekend rates are $110.00/night. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun.
Weekdays are $95.00/night.
________THE CASTLE SUITE - Z__________
King sized bed with marble floors, stone walls in the living area and around the 6' soaking tub (Jacuzzi jets are not operational). Wooden ceiling with view of lunar sauna and forest. Glass front wood stove. Close to roofed deck with seating and a grill. Grace audio 18,000 stations with Pandora in room.
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, and an organic vegetable farm with a seasonal farm stand. Lots of nature.
Map of the grounds provided in each room.
___________IN THE ROOM_______________
NO cable or satellite channels in the room, NO TV. Eco-friendly LED lighting. Wireless high-speed Internet. Electric hot water kettle for tea, french press, all conveniently available in the room. Drinkable water from tap.
_____SHARED SPACES IN THE BARN_______
Massage room, sky lounge, game room and meditation room in barn accessible to all guests. Complimentary land line phone available for unlimited local & long distance calling in the common kitchen in the castle.
For group gatherings and multiple guests movie theater is accessible with advance notice and prior scheduling with the host.
_____SHARED SPACES IN THE CASTLE_____
Lounge & study room overlooking the green house in Castle accessible to all guests. Located at the entrance of the castle before you get to suite D & P. Communal kitchen in Castle.
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).
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 at 'The Castle'.
Suit(URL HIDDEN)in zen barn.
Each room sleeps 2 adults comfortably.
__________ 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 areas. No 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 green 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, lounges, meditation room & massage room, game room.
Guests are to observe all posted signage. Please do not enter areas signed "Private”. Shoot us a text or call if you are lost/confused/need something/ etc. We are happy to help if we are around.
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 castle.
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 driveway on the grounds.
Guests are to observe/respect all posted signage.
______________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.
For group gatherings and multiple guests movie theater is accessible with advance notice and prior scheduling with the host for 30$ a screening. Guest rooms have netflix/TV provided in the rooms for individual viewing.
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 much 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 no loud partying here please.
Friendly dogs & chickens from our neighbors homes roam the grounds. Don’t feed any outside animals even if they are super cute. They won’t leave if you do.
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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.