The history and beauty of our home state of Virginia make it the perfect place to celebrate the summer’s next 3-day weekend, the holiday that is more than likely the most patriotic of all holidays! Independence Day is just a short few weeks away and we at Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake would like to invite you to spend it with us, celebrating America’s birthday with lakefront views, plush comforts, and a family vibe that will truly make you feel glad to be an American! This guide to the fun you can have on our country’s 246th birthday will ensure that you experience the best 4th of July in Virginia at Smith Mountain Lake!
Our third president was known for his expansive library, his authorship of the Declaration of Independence, and his beautiful Poplar Forest retreat located just a short drive from your Smith Mountain Lake escape, making it the natural spot to celebrate his work! The party lasts all day at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, starting at 10 AM, and offering a colonial-style celebration is sure to fascinate and entertain. Also offering children’s activities, games, and pony rides, the party reaches new heights of wonder with a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Costing $10 for adults and nothing for kids 15 and under, you may not believe how much fun you can have learning about history until you experience it yourself!
Can it really be called Independence Day without fireworks? Unfortunately, the last couple of years answered that question but this year the fun is back with a beautiful fireworks display offered at Mitchell’s Point Marina in Huddleston on July 3rd. The party lasts from 7 PM until 11 PM and promises to offer food, drink, and all the oohs and ahhs you have missed over the last couple of years. The fireworks will be visible from Smith Mountain Lake, so for a unique experience, park your boat in the water and watch the show from the most peaceful body of water in the state!
Our properties are built for celebrations and as you grill burgers and hot dogs, watch your teens frolic in the lake, and wait for the fireworks you will be able to see from the deck of your seasonal sanctuary you will know there is no other place on earth you would rather be. Reserve your favorite today!
Every vacation should feel as if you are visiting paradise and when your journey brings you to the Smith Mountain Lake area, our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake Shangri La property ensures that you will know you have arrived! Offering 5 tranquil and serene bedrooms, 3 beautiful bathrooms, and space for up to 8 guests + 2 pets to live together in peace and harmony! This guide to the treasures found within our Smith Mountain Lake home rental, Shangri La, will give you a sneak preview into a vacation experience that will top all others!
Step inside a home that is light, bright, airy, and filled with all the comforts of home. Wood floors create luxurious paths to rooms that are designed to impress; a living room with vaulted ceilings and walls of windows that look out over the bucolic countryside, a dining room where happy memories will be made, and a fully equipped kitchen in which all new appliances will entice you to toss together a family meal. A fireplace in the living room adds romance and warmth and multiple sliding glass doors lead out to a deck offering magical views of the lake! A second living area on the lower level is centered by a brand new, cozy living room set, card table, and a second kitchen allowing two families to travel together and still have their separate spaces to retreat to at the end of every day! Each of the five bedrooms is built to give good sleep; a king suite with an attached bath also has its own television, as do all but 1 of the 3 remaining bedrooms. Outside there is a new, gentle, and concrete walkway that leads to the private dock that comes equipped with 2 kayaks, but if you want something more, bring your own boat or rent one from the local marina; a day on Smith Mountain Lake is as fun and exciting as it sounds! A barbecue grill comes in handy when you want to cook up the catch of the day and at night when the sky turns an inky black and the stars come out to play, gathering around the fire pit overlooking the lake is destined to be the best idea you have your entire stay; tell ghost stories, roast marshmallows, and relax to the sounds of the night. (Interspersed with laughter and chatter from your friends and family, of course!)
It’s never too soon to start planning your next getaway! Reserve Shangri La property today!
As your gaze drifts back and forth from the title of this blog to the date in the lower part of your computer screen, it is obvious that you are more than a little confused. Summer hasn’t even begun and we are talking about booking your winter vacation already? You may be picturing long and lazy summer days spent sleeping late and lying by the pool, but we know the secret to getting the best Smith Mountain Lake winter escapes is preparing early! Now is the time to capture the best deals and ensure that your Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake seasonal sanctuary is the one that makes your heart beat a little faster!
When you discover you can enjoy the same vacation as last-minute bookers, pick your first favorite place in which to stay, and save a little money while doing so, well, it makes a lot of sense to book now! Our winter wonders are all designed to coddle and comfort, offering luxury amenities and a sense of home and to be an integral part of your vacation experience, no matter what the season. Getting to save a little money while you enjoy all the fun and comforts we offer is just a bonus!
When we begin the planning process for an upcoming vacation we generally start by purchasing a travel book about the area we are visiting. We read through every page, bookmarking the items we think we will especially love, dreaming as we do about all the fun we will have. Invariably, however, time will run out and we leave the book half-read, potentially missing out on something that may have changed our lives! When you book this far in advance it practically eliminates that little problem, giving you months to plan your trip to the smallest detail!
Anticipation can sometimes be the best part of your vacation and although this is not going to be the case for your journey to Smith Mountain Lake, you will still enjoy being able to cross each day off your calendar, knowing that you are that much closer to experiencing the vacation of your dreams! Can’t sleep at night? Imagine sitting on the deck of the Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake Sanctuary while the moon casts an ethereal glow over the landscape and listening to the sounds of lake life. The quiet rustling of the wind whispering through the trees, the gentle sounds of the lake splashing against the private dock, maybe even a distant hoot of an owl on the prowl for the night’s dinner. These moments are destined to lull you into a deep and peaceful sleep, bringing you one more day closer to the winter adventure of a lifetime! So yes, now IS the perfect time to start planning your winter 2022 getaway; book your favorite Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake seasonal sanctuary today!
It’s finally here. After a long dry spell with no 3 day weekends Memorial Day and its long weekend of freedom has arrived and this year you are doing it up right. No tent camping at your local campgrounds for you and your family in 2022, this year you are on the road to Smith Mountain Lake and a stay in one of our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake holiday hideaways! This guide to the adventures you can have on your Smith Mountain Lake Memorial Day weekend in Virginia and the comforts you will enjoy will ensure that this holiday is one you will never forget!
Although we tend to look at Memorial Day as the kick off to summer adventures, it is also a day meant to pay homage to those who have sacrificed everything and there’s no better place to do so than at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Built to commemorate a town who lost many of its young men, the simple majesty of the Memorial itself never fails to impress. On May 30th, from 11 AM until noon, another local hero of the Vietnam war will talk about his experiences as a Prisoner of War providing a compelling representation of not just his sacrifices, but of all the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform all over the nation.
Sometimes our favorite part of any vacation is the opportunities we take to enjoy the shops and stores in the region we are visiting and on Memorial Day weekend in Virginia, local sales make the adventures even more fun! Pick up a cute new outfit at Comfort and Joy Clothing and Accessories in Moneta, choose some tchotchkes for your home at Cottage Gate in Hardy, fall in love with the talented artists who make their homes here in the area with a visit to JBohnBishop Mercantile, also in Moneta, where their wares fill the shelves.
Although there are many ways to enjoy your time in Smith Mountain Lake, the best moments may be the ones spent staying at home in our holiday hideaways! Sleep in late every day of your stay in our cloud soft beds, grill your favorite meats on barbecues on decks that overlook the lake, or spend the entire day zipping across the waters of Smith Mountain Lake on a boat you rented from any of our local boat rental businesses. Reserve your favorite today!
As the calendar pages begin to flip towards the spring months, another holiday, the last holiday for a while, suddenly looms large on their pages. Easter is held on April 17th this year and although it is not normally considered a traveling holiday, many of you will be combining your spring break with the holiday and joining us in our idyllic Smith Mountain Lake town! Offering peace, harmony, and an extra bunny hop towards happiness, our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake will bring you all the comforts of home, while this guide to all the fun you can have while you are here will ensure that every minute of your Easter in Virginia celebration will be filled with happiness and excitement!
Easter is always a busy day and although you may not be enjoying a sunrise service on your vacation, a sunrise hike is our favorite way of greeting a new day! Make your way to Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston and start your morning on one of their hiking trails and watch the world come awake as the sky lightens from inky black to gray, pink, and finally that beautiful blue that can only be found in a Virginia town! After the sun has risen, keep your phone camera handy as some of the sights you come across the trails found at this park deserve to be immortalized forever!
Of course, not everyone has an abundance of energy to burn while on vacation, so maybe your family just wants to enjoy the day and then chow down on a dinner filled with all your favorite foods cooked by an expert chef. The Landing, 1217 Graves Harbor Trail in Huddleston opens on April 1st and may even offer a special Easter themed dinner for the holiday! Their regular menu never fails to satisfy, offering luxury dishes that include pork duet, flash fried calamari, and foie gras fried rice that will satisfy every appetite!
Of course, you may have so much fun staying home and enjoying all the amenities of our holiday hideaways you may not want to leave! Prepare your own hearty feast in fully equipped kitchens, hide colorful eggs in the yard, or sit and watch the sun rise on comfortable decks that offer views you will never forget! However, you choose to spend your Easter holiday, spending it with us promises to be an experience of a lifetime! Reserve your favorite today!
The laidback lifestyle of Smith Mountain Lake is reflected in the charms of our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake Jewelbox Cottage, located on its tranquil shores. Offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and endless opportunities to relax and recharge, this special home celebrates all that is wonderful about the Smith Mountain Lake area, something that is especially noticeable in its outdoor features. There’s room for 6 humans and 1 fur baby in this charming Smith Mountain Lake waterfront home, making your lakeside adventures a true family affair!
Walk inside the open concept floor plan for the first time and fall in love with the quiet charms of Jewelbox Cottage. Hardwood floors lead the way to a living room area centered by a plush sectional facing a brick fireplace and a state of the art television resting on its wood mantel. Sliding glass doors leading out to the deck on one side of the space keeps it light and airy and a fully equipped kitchen anchors the room, located directly behind the living space. A rustic wood island serves as a breakfast bar, fronted by 4 barstools and country cabinets painted a warm and welcoming green add charm to the kitchen space. The old world charm of the cabinets provide an exciting contrast to the thoroughly modern appliances and fixtures, including a glass topped stainless steel range, dishwasher, and microwave. The remaining third of this space is dedicated to dining, offering a rustic table surrounded by a wood banquette and a charming array of mismatched chairs, making this room a space that all will feel comfortable in. The bedrooms all have something that makes each space stand out, including an ensuite bath in the master bedroom where a queen bed and comfortable occasional chair emits retro vibes, an iron full bed and shiplap walls in the second guest room, and a series of rustic bunks (6 in total) that take up the floor space in the 3rd and final bedroom. Live edged shelving, counters, and a porcelain vessel sink give the bathrooms a farmhouse charm and marble floor tiles and a quiet desk space make the most use of the square footage in the laundry room.
A covered and screened in porch lined with rockers takes up the back of Jewelbox Cottage, overlooking different vignettes that include a firepit surrounded by colorful Adirondack chairs, a wood swing perched under the canopy of trees, and a private dock that stretches out into the famous Smith Mountain Lake. The adventures you have in this sweet escape may be quiet, rowdy, or a combination of both but the home itself brings beautiful comforts. Reserve it today!
There are houses that suit the purpose they were built for and then there are homes that embrace our friends and family and make us feel like all is right in our worlds. And even though you are only looking for a temporary abode for your upcoming Smith Mountain Lake vacation, wouldn’t it be nice to find the Smith Mountain Lake vacation home that makes you feel at home? Piccolo Nido a Lago, our charming Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake, Bird’s Nest on the Lake warms, welcomes, and is destined to become an integral part of your vacation experience!
Three cozy and comfortable bedrooms, two spacious baths, and views of the lake makes Piccolo Nido a Lago the vacation escape you won’t want to leave. Bring your two dogs (for an extra fee) and your entire family and prepare for a week that provides all the wonders of lake life and all the comforts of home! The lower level offers two guest rooms, one with a comfortable queen bed and a nautical farmhouse feel (yes those two themes can co-exist peacefully!) and the other a room that offers two twin beds and has held the whispers, secrets, and giggles of many children over the years. A bathroom down here is shared, and the billiard room promises to be the indoor hangout spot you never knew you needed in your life. Head upstairs to the main level and discover a lifestyle you have always dreamed could be yours as you nap, read books, or watch tv in front of a roaring fire on a lazy day, toss together a quick meal in the farmhouse kitchen, or come together as a family around the large round dining table that centers the open concept space. These are the rooms in which jokes will be told, games will be played, and memories will be made, perhaps memories that will first become dreams as you fall asleep in the king sized bed of the master suite on this level. But before sleep comes all the fun you knew a vacation could hold, moments where you enjoy breakfast at the wicker table that looks over the lake, jump in the boat you have tied to the private dock and jet off for watery adventures, or sit on the rockers or swing on the back porch watching the sun set over the lake. Grilling the catch of the day and relaxing with a glass of wine on the table set up on cobblestone pavers in the front, or gathering round the firepit, telling your favorite ghost stories in back; these moments may not change your life, but they will definitely change your attitude, bringing happiness and joy to your getaway!
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There’s a special vibe attached to every lake house, and our Evergreen home on the lake is the perfect example! Offering all the comforts of a quiet cabin combined with the laidback vibe of lake life, this special 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Smith Mountain Lake vacation home will welcome your entire family, including your precious fur babies. Yes, this home on the lake offering porch views and a private dock also allows for two of your pups to join in on your unforgettable Virginia vacation! This guide will provide a peek into your vacation future and show you how comfortable a lake house can be.
Featuring hardwood floors and a tongue and groove planked ceiling, the warmth of a country farmhouse beckons and embraces. The living room offers a plush sofa placed across from a brick fireplace and a television hanging on the wall off to the side. A country wood dining room table is where meals will be devoured, games will be played, and your Smith Mountain Lake adventures will be planned. The kitchen is fully equipped to handle the needs of your family. Spend happy minutes creating a feast for your family on upgraded appliances, roll out the dough for your grandma’s famous cookies, or forget about cooking and simply use the space to keep your coffee hot and your beers cold! Corrugated tin on the ceilings adds a farmhouse touch, and even if you are not about to cook, you will appreciate the charm! Comfortable beds in spacious and serene bedrooms make your nights peaceful, and patio views of the lake at sunrise, sunset, or any time of the day will speak to your soul. The interiors of Evergreen are wonderful, but it is the fun and relaxation you will experience outside that will make you fall in love!
Imagine just being able to step out on the dock and into the rental boat of your choice and spend your days waterskiing, exploring, and enjoying all the pleasures Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. Evergreen is designed to let guests do just that and so much more. Gather around a roaring fire on a chilly night, telling ghost stories and listening to the sounds of the night. Enjoy breakfast on the wrap around deck watching the sunrise and the birds fly over the trees. Play competitive games of bean bag, sip wine as the sun sets, or just sit watching your fur child play in the lake. These moments will be found in the embrace of our Evergreen escape—reserve it today!
As you begin planning your amazing vacation to the Smith Mountain Lake area, you may already be compiling a list of activities to participate in, even if your vacation won’t take place until the summer months. Your excitement is well founded, and we at Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake think we have something to add to your list, something unique, unusual, and probably something you never would have dreamed possible: a ski trip to Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, where the most popular winter sport in the world can take place during every season under the sun thanks to an engineering miracle created by Britton Engineering. This guide to the fun you can have at Liberty Mountain will make your getaway shine even brighter!
Located at Candlers Mountain Road in nearby Lynchburg, Liberty Mountain offers an artificially designed snow that can simulate the snow that falls gently to the ground in the winter, and as it pads the surface beneath your skis, it allows you to shoosh down the slope, wearing your favorite tee instead of being all bundled up in your winter’s warmest. A padded cushion helps protect your areas that may not be as nicely padded during falls! Perfect for snowboarding or skiing, Liberty Mountain offers even more ways to play, including trampolines, equestrian rides, climbing walls, and even a bowling alley; the fun never ends during your visit to Liberty Mountain! Also offering special events that take place regularly over the year, including stargazing, mountain biking, and hiking events, all destined to add to your vacation fun, you may find yourself wishing you had a place like this near your own hometown. But don’t be sad that you don’t; it just means you get to come back to Smith Mountain Lake more frequently and enjoy all the comforts and warmth of our Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake vacation sanctuaries!
The good times don’t end with the taking off of your skis when you choose Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake for your vacation home away from home! Spend your days exploring the adventures offered by Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre and your evenings and nights enjoying all the comforts our exciting vacation rentals offer. Reserve your favorite today and discover the difference a vacation property designed to meet all the needs of today’s travelers can make in your vacation experience!
As the hustle and bustle of the holidays reaches its crescendo, otherwise known as New Year’s Eve, you may be ready for a break. 2021, while better than 2020, was not all that we hoped it could be, and as you rush from store to store, trying to retain a sense of normalcy at Christmas, you can feel deep in your bones the need to rest, relax, and prepare for the new year. This is not the year to rush to New York City and watch the crystal ball drop live in Times Square. This is not the year to dress up in your holiday finest and party with the beautiful people until the wee hours of the new year. This is the year to seek peace and quiet, and our Smith Mountain Lake homes promise to give you all that you need. This guide to a quieter, more profound New Year’s 2022 in Smith Mountain Lake will help you achieve holiday perfection!
The comfort of our holiday hideaways ensure that your New Year’s Eve will be one you remember and when it is time to start making resolutions, there are many spots where you can sit and reflect on what you wish for the new year. Resolve to rest more as you take a nap on comfortable sofas, promise to notice the little things in life as you watch the sun set on the last day of the year from your perch on the deck, and remember that chocolate adds balance to a busy life as you snack on fresh baked chocolate chip cookies you prepared in our fully equipped kitchens!
You can’t subsist on chocolate alone, and The Landing Restaurant at 1217 Graves Harbor Trail in Huddleston is offering a special New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a celebratory cocktail, the New Year’s Sparkler! Serving a combination of surf, turf, and Italian specialties, it won’t be difficult to remember to add “eating better” to your list of resolutions! Don’t forget your vaccine card, as Smith Mountain Lake restaurants require them for entry.
New Year’s Eve isn’t just a time for celebrating, it is a time for reflecting on the past memories and future dreams and when you carve out some time for a quiet walk by Smith Mountain Lake, you can do exactly that! Dream about future vacations, that new house you have been contemplating purchasing, and all the amazing things you KNOW your children will be doing as the sky starts to darken, the temperature drops, and night begins to fall on Smith Mountain Lake. 2022 is destined to be the best year because you made the best decision to say goodbye to 2021 right here at the most tranquil spot in the nation!
Your Smith Mountain Lake vacation dream home come true is waiting to celebrate with you and your family. Reserve your favorite today!