Beautiful artistically designed suite in a 5000 sq ft, 2 story barn. Private decks & gas grill.
Suite C - King size hand carved Balinese wood bed. Separate coffee/dining area with sink & fridge. Bamboo floors. Pine ceiling. Jacuzzi bath with marble tile surround.
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 sauna, scenic overlook, organic vegetable farm. Lots of birds, bunnies & squirrels. Map of the grounds provided in the room.
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HDTV with a BluRay player & free Netflix. 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.
Fully equipped common kitchen with stainless steel cooking appliances, dishwasher, espresso/cappuccino maker & coffee grinder. Kuerig coffee maker as well (Bring your favorite pods). Complimentary land line phone available for unlimited local & long distance calling.
With advance notice private yoga class are available at our local studio. For availability/appointment & fees contact Kumud VanDerveer (Instructor)
With advance notice private massage can be scheduled with Sue Spencer, CMT NCTMB both for couples and singles in your suite.
Sue Spencer is a wonderful local Mas-sues with amazing energy in her healing hands and we highly recommend her from our own personal experience. For appointments please contact us and we will connect you.
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*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 days.
*All our laundry is washed with Ecos plus Organic lavender(HE), made in USA.
*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 eco Green Works Toilet cleaner & Seventh Generation Dishwasher Gel.
*We provide 100% recycled paper napkins & toilet tissue.
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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 available. Contact host for more info.
Extra bedroom for $30 sleeps 2. Can be booked along with suite C to share bathroom. 'Please note that if you do not rent the extra bedroom it will remain vacant, we do not rent the extra bedroom separately from the suite. '
We recommend you take the time to explore some of our many local attractions like Skyline Drive, 'Noon Whistle Pottery', The Standard Restaurant', 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.
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. Yoga brought us together in India and our marriage brought me here to Virginia. Stanardsville, 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 a nearby church we have altered to use as a Yoga Studio. 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.
Surrounded by nature. Birds, bunnies, flowers, trees, ponds & starry skies.
The cultural amenities of Charlottesville combined with the natural beauty of the blue ridge mountains.
Hiking, yoga, antiques shopping, saunas, picnic area with fire pit, floating dock, & canoe.
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