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Smith Mountain Lake Blog

11/2/2017
Attractions

3 of the Best Things to Do in Roanoke, VA

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While there is plenty of beauty and relaxation to be had when you stay on the shores of the beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, you may want to take a trip to nearby Roanoke for a day of fun. There are so many great things to do in Roanoke, VA, from taking a food tour to visiting some of the great educational facilities. Discover three of our favorite activities in the area! If you’re looking for more things to do in Roanoke, VA, download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed great […]

10/26/2017
Restaurants

Why You Need to Go on the Food and Cultural Tour in Roanoke

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Get to know the Blue Ridge’s food scene a little better with the Food and Cultural Tour in Roanoke! Take a walk in the historic district to sample the food from locally owned eateries. From one of the most acclaimed taverns in town to an iconic Roanoke restaurant, you’ll get to know the town a lot better in just three hours. Check out one of our favorite ways to tour Roanoke, VA! The Food and Cultural Tour in Roanoke has been known to inspire visitors to find out even more […]

10/20/2017
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Get the Inside Scoop on the Bedford Wine Trail

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Wine lovers should not miss the opportunity to explore the famous Bedford Wine Trail during their stay on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake! This is a great opportunity to get to know the area, explore the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and getting a taste of some great wineries near Bedford, VA. Plus, when you visit all six wineries on the trail, you can get a free gift from the Bedford Welcome Center. Where else can you be rewarded for sampling incredible wines? This is definitely one of the best […]

10/13/2017
Attractions

The Taubman Museum of Art Is One of the Best Museums in the State

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly museum near Smith Mountain Lake that’s full of beautiful art and fun activities, then look no further than The Taubman Museum of Art! This is definitely one of our favorite museums in Roanoke and is the perfect way to spend a day in the downtown area of the city. If you plan on attending an event or taking a day trip to explore Roanoke, definitely put this great museum on your itinerary. Are you looking for more great educational sites to visit, like The […]

10/6/2017
Attractions

The Blue Ridge Parkway, VA is the Best Road on the East Coast

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During your visit to Smith Mountain Lake, make sure you take a drive on the most famous road on the East Coast! The Blue Ridge Parkway, VA, which winds through the heart of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, is famous for its scenic beauty. In fact, it’s often considered “America’s favorite drive!” Once you travel along its winding hills and curves, you’ll understand why this is such an iconic spot. Whether you’re planning on leaf peeping or hiking along one of the many trails near the road’s edge, make sure […]

09/29/2017
Smith Mountain Lake Festivals

The Best Guide to the Smith Mountain Lake Chili & Craft Festival

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As the weather starts to cool down, turn up the heat with some delicious chili! The Smith Mountain Lake Chili & Craft Festival is a great way to sample some scrumptious food and check out the local talent. Check out the chili cook-off, browse the vendors, and check out the best of Smith Mountain Lake! You’re not going to want to miss this fun event. Are you looking for more great festivals, just like the Smith Mountain Lake Chili & Craft Festival? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our […]

09/22/2017
Wineries

Your Ultimate Guide to Hickory Hill Winery

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Visit one of the most iconic wineries in Smith Mountain Lake, Hickory Hill Winery. This staple in the community has been in operation since the early 1980s. With strong roots in the community and a dedication to crafting an incredible bottle of wine, this is not to be missed. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or a casual fan, this vineyard is worth a visit. Are you looking for more great places to visit just like Hickory Hill Winery? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our favorite vineyards and breweries […]

09/15/2017
Restaurants

Why You Need to Check Out Blind Bill’s

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During your stay on Smith Mountain Lake, make sure you stop by one of the most popular restaurants in the area! Blind Bill’s, located in Huddleston, VA, features classic American bar food. The wait staff is friendly, the food is good, and there are plenty of options. What more could you ask for? After your visit to Blind Bill’s, stop by some of the other great sites in Huddleston. Download our free Vacation Guide to get suggestions for local places to visit. We’ve listed awesome historic sites, museums, hiking spots, […]

09/7/2017
Wineries

Why You Need to Visit Ramulose Ridge Vineyards

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If you’re hoping to take advantage of some of the incredible wineries and breweries during your visit to Smith Mountain Lake, you’re in luck! There are plenty of amazing vineyards located just minutes from the lake. One of the best wineries near Smith Mountain Lake is Ramulose Ridge Vineyards. This incredible shop puts a spin on wine pairings. Rather than pairing wine with food, they are paired with cigars. Plus, there are plenty of great events held at the winery. Stop by during your stay with Premier Vacations Rentals! Looking […]

08/30/2017
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Construction Begins on Hales Ford Bridge

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It’s one of the most popular landmarks at Smith Mountain Lake, and it’s about to get a facelift. Starting September 5th, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a four-month resurfacing project on Hales Ford Bridge.