Smith Mountain Lake is one of the best towns to visit if you are interested in exploring the great outdoors, bonding with your family or friends, and relaxing on vacation. Instead of heading to an overcrowded resort, overpriced hotel room, or bustling city where you can’t get a minute of peace and quiet, Smith Mountain Lake combines the best of both worlds.
Going on holiday here means that you can easily get to the main street filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions in just minutes, while still being far away from the hubbub of urban life.
Check out the top Smith Mountain Lake events to keep in mind for your upcoming vacation that people of all interests and ages will love!
The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is an annual event held September 17-18 of every year on Mariners Landing. This festive event is the region’s most popular get-together, featuring live music, expansive views over the surrounding water, and fun activities for people of all ages.
This year, the event is held at a new venue at the Mariners Landing Resort and Country Club. The new event space features indoor and outdoor seating, VIP-specific areas, catered food, and unbeatable front-row views over Smith Mountain Lake.
Head here on Saturday to listen to the Eric Wayne Band and stay for St. Paul & The Broken Bones band on Sunday!
The Smith Mountain Lake Chili Festival is an ever-popular event held in November of every year in Moneta, a nearby town of Smith Mountain Lake. Head here to enjoy the tastings from 12 to 2 pm and stay to see the winner during the awards ceremony at 3:30 pm! Pay just $7 for adult tickets (and free for children under 5 years old!) to enjoy this fun and exciting chili cook-off competition.
Last but not least, the vibrant and exciting live music festival is held in Smith Mountain Lake every year at the beginning of September. Taking place this year on September 3rd from 2 to 8 pm at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake, you can witness some local artists and big-name bands who want to put on a great show for everyone involved!
Sounds good, doesn’t it? We think so too! Enjoy these fun=filled events at Smith Mountain Lake and stay in one of our properties offered by Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake to have an unforgettable holiday.
From wine tasting and kayaking to snowshoeing and watching the leaves change, Smith Mountain Lake is a year-round vacation destination that offers plenty of activities to inspire the mind, body, and senses. Truly, Smith Mountain Lake is a locale that calls to travelers from near and far throughout the year looking for a place to relax, unwind and enjoy moments of excitement in style. When you’re looking to make the most of this dynamic place, be sure to book a seasonal rental in Smith Moutain Lake with our professionals who are passionate about this area.
No matter when you arrive, our team is always on-hand to make sure you’re booked into a customized property that matches your itinerary. From condos and homes to hide-away cabins, our portfolio of seasonal rental options is as diverse as the landscape that makes up Smith Mountain Lake.
Whether you’re looking for a seasonal rental that sits lakeside or a residence that comes with a private beach, there’s something for every visitor to this fascinating area. Guests who book into one of our seasonal rentals will enjoy a home with a focus on space, comfort, and style. Open-concept floor plans keep natural light and the view a priority while multi-level balconies and sprawling patios make it simple to soak up the sights in a private and beautiful space all your own.
Fully equipped kitchens in our seasonal rentals often include cabinets stocked with cookware and utensils. Additionally, these spaces frequently include beautiful countertops, high-end appliances and extra seating at extended islands. When it’s time to get a good night’s rest, many of our seasonal rentals come with plush mattresses settled in large bedrooms complete with a view and comfortable bathrooms for added convenience and privacy.
Going above and beyond is our specialty. Don’t hesitate to ask us about our seasonal rentals that include private hot tubs and pools as well as fenced-in yards, outdoor firepits, ocean views or vaulted ceilings and ultra-modern fixtures. Those traveling with pets in need of accommodations to match will find our portfolio of seasonal rentals to be teeming with options that keep you and your canine companion comfortable form the moment you arrive at Smith Mountain Lake. Contact us today for more information on our many inspiring options!
Lake Lover’s Delight is an adorable and Smith Mountain Lake home rental that can comfortably sleep 8 people. We love how this quiet and serene property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, providing ample space for everyone to relax, chill out, and truly enjoy a relaxing holiday. Not only are you right on the water, but every one of your guests will have their own space, ensuring you are never crowded or on top of one another during your relaxing and calming vacation.
The outside of the Lake Lover’s Delight property is really what makes it stand out among the rest! Not only are you right on the lake — if you can’t tell by the name — but you have great views of the water and the surrounding forest. If you are looking for a serene and quiet place to stay, this is it. You can wake up every morning, walk outside on your private dock, and sip a cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise. What could be better?
Not to mention, you and all of your guests can comfortably sit outside on the dock. There is a table where you can serve snacks and cold drinks, along with four chairs and two Adirondack chairs to lounge and relax. You can even sit under the covered area of the dock if the sun is too strong, or some rain clouds are quickly moving in!
Other outdoor amenities that we love about this property are the decorative fireplace and patio. You can sit outside and sip on a cup of hot cocoa with your friends as you gaze out at the lake and the trees.
And if you thought that was it, you’re wrong! The outdoor space of this property is second to none. This property also offers a second-story balcony and deck that looks over the surrounding lake and the forest. You Can sit on the deck and enjoy eating dinner at one of the tables, put up the umbrella to keep the sun off of your face, and relax in the beautiful summer weather.
We also love how the inside of this property is spacious, modern, and amenity-laden. You never have to worry about being crowded or uncomfortable during your stay here. The living room offers a plush hand cozy couch, big enough to comfortably seat multiple people as you all watch TV or your favorite Netflix show at night. There are also comfortable chairs and high-top chairs on the granite countertop in the kitchen, providing plenty of seating space and lounge areas for all of your guests.
From the living room, you can sit on one of the cozy couches, prop your feet up on the footstool, and watch TV, gaze out of the windows, or chat with your pals in the kitchen. The open floor plan from the living room, dining room, and kitchen make this place feel even bigger than it already is!
And when you want to have a formal meal or all sit together to play cards, have drinks, or chat about your upcoming days, you can sit at the ending room table. For those who want to have a more relaxed meal or talk with the cook while they are making a meal for everyone, you can sit at one of the high-top bar chairs in the kitchen.
Did we mention the kitchen? How could we forget it?! The kitchen is a modern and spacious room that makes it actually fun and exciting to whip up a quick meal or prepare some snacks for your guests. The stainless steel appliances, granite countertop, and wooden floors make the kitchen easy to use.
Last but not least, we have bedrooms. This is arguably the most important part of the house, as this is where you’re going to rest your head for the night, relax, and recuperate for your next day of exploring. There are four bedrooms in Lake Lover’s Delight, offering king beds with plush blankets, soft bedding, and carpeted floors to keep your feet nice and warm during the cold winter nights!
You will wake up feeling rested and ready to tackle the day after sleeping in the comfortable and cozy beds. Plus, you can enjoy your ensuite bathroom to take a hot shower during the winter months or cool off with a cold shower during the summer.
Are you thinking of heading to Virginia for your upcoming holiday? We don’t blame you! There are so many fun outdoor and indoor activities to do in this exciting state. Use Premiere Vacation Rental at Smith Mountain Lake to book the best holiday accommodation for your unique needs. Check out Lake Lover’s Delight to have a memorable vacation you will never forget!
Real life is chaotic, hectic, and loud and when it comes time for our annual vacations you want to experience the opposite, a lot of which is provided by our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake Peaceful Cove. Offering stunning views of the lake (best enjoyed from the depths of the bubbling hot tub located under the deck!) and quiet comfort that even the largest families will be able to enjoy, this 5 bedroom, 4 bath pet-friendly Smith Mountain Lake rental (up to 4 dogs!) so your entire family can enjoy a time out from real life!
Light and bright and filled with reminders that lake life is the best life, following the engineered hardwood floors of Peaceful Cove will lead you to rooms filled with comfort and style. Mint green walls provide a cheery backdrop to lake-themed art and keep the rooms bright even after the sun sets over Smith Mountain Lake as you gather around a rustic wood table playing board games or sink into the plush softness of our cozy couches in front of a roaring fire. There is no television in this section of the public spaces, but with the views visible from the wall of windows that line the back wall, will you really care? Step through sliding glass doors and begin to feel your stress ease and your soul soften as you sit, sip, dine, and savor the incredible beauty of Smith Mountain Lake. Back inside this charming cottage, the country kitchen offers stone counters, stainless steel appliances, and an expansive breakfast bar with space to enjoy your morning bowl of cereal.
Three of the five bedrooms can be found on the main floor of this level, cozy spaces that are tranquil and comfortable and offer king beds in two of the rooms and a queen in the third. The master bedroom offers the first of the TVs found in Peaceful Cove and an ensuite bath that embraces the beauty of a country home. The lake life theme continues in the bedrooms, utilizing oars from an old canoe, anchors, and sea-themed portraits as art. The remaining two bedrooms are on the lower level, featuring another king and queen bed, and much of the same peace and tranquility as the first 3 bedrooms. A secondary living area anchored by a plush sectional and a massive television is also on this level, making this room one of the most popular in the home as another fireplace will ensure warmth and romance.
A private dock, a chiminea surrounded by chairs, and kayaks provided by the owners for guest use will give you more moments to relax and unwind; reserve Peaceful Cove today and enjoy a vacation you will wish never had to end!
Your Smith Mountain Lake adventures deserve the best in comfortable adventures and coming home to Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake’s Craddock Point every day will definitely provide you with the ultimate in comfort and luxury! Offering a prime lakefront location, you can spend your days kayaking around the lake (no need to rent, we offer 3 on-site!) gathering around a fire pit at night roasting marshmallows, and savoring the tranquility and peace of lake life, or simply sitting on the covered decks reading, relaxing, and recharging your internal battery! Offering 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a mountain lake décor you will love, Craddock Point, this Smith Mountain Lake cabin rental is destined to be the best part of a vacation filled with nothing but wonderful!
No detail has been overlooked when it comes to impressing the guests who will reside under the roof of our Craddock Point escape and as you sink into the softness of our premium sofas, watch the big game on the state-of-the-art televisions, and fall into a deep sleep in the most comfortable of beds, we are sure you will agree! This 2 story lodge that peeks over the lake is designed to make you feel at home with style! The living room features a stone fireplace and a wet bar just waiting to be filled with your favorite beverages! The wall of windows overlooking Smith Mountain Lake is at your back, allowing you to watch the television hanging over the wet bar without glare.
If you love to cook you will never want to leave the kitchen. Equipped with new stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop, double door oven with air fry and WIFI options and a refrigerator with a hot water dispenser, all you need to make a perfect meal is at your fingertips. The kitchen overlooks the dining area and a beautiful wide view of the lake. The gorgeous granite countertops and quartz island allow ample room for cooking up something savory and a separate coffee area houses mugs, a coffee maker and accessories for a convenient cup of coffee or tea. The dining table hosts 10 with the ability to open the sliding glass doors to the deck and amazing lake views beyond.
If you can tear yourself away from the natural beauty, charm, and fun of the outdoor entertainment spaces, the game room loft in Craddock Point promises to be your second favorite spot in the house! Offering a full-sized pool table and foosball table, a large and comfortable sectional, a second television, and a cozy little window seat at which you can sit, read, and stare out at the lake for as long as you like, this space combines modern amenities and cozy comforts that will be appreciated by all.
The bedrooms of our lakefront beauty are divided into two levels, with the master ensuite and king bedroom on the main level and the bunk room and another king bedroom on the 2nd floor. The master suite is an exercise in comfortable luxury, anchored by a king bed and offering a super-sized television and private balcony. The ensuite bath spoils, with its walk-in shower, soaking tub, and dual vanities topped with marble. The bunkroom, filled with two loft beds poised over a queen bed will be where children’s giggles and excited whispers will emanate from, and all four bedrooms offer that ultimate in luxuries, a sleep so deep and uninterrupted, that guests will wake each morning feeling refreshed and recharged!
This is the vacation escape you deserve!
We at Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake would like to take up a little bit of your time today to discuss the charms and comforts of one of our more popular escapes, this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo we affectionately call the View, Unit 317! Located right on Smith Mountain Lake and offering views of the lake itself AND the mountains that stand guard in the background, this cozy Smith Mountain Lake condo rental is designed to easily handle the housing needs of up to 4 happy guests and we are excited to have the opportunity to walk you through its charms!
The beauty of Smith Mountain Lake is reflected in the interior of unit 317 and as the door swings open for the first time, you will fall in love. Follow paths created by wood flooring into an open concept floor plan that reveals all at first glance. A spacious living area that is bright and airy, offering a comfortable seating area, across from which a distressed shiplap wall offers a charming accent. Mixing modern conveniences with cozy comforts, a large and sleek television is mounted on that shiplap accent wall, but with a wall of windows that offer unobstructed views of the lake and beyond, we doubt you will spend much time in front of the set. Step out onto the private balcony that is enclosed for your comfort and discover small dining set at which many of your meals will be taken; the top windows can be opened to let in lake breezes. The dining area of the View is probably going to be more of a game and work station, tucked away in a corner by the windows and featuring a round glass table surrounded by four cushioned wrought iron chairs. On the other end of the space, nearer to the front entry, a compact kitchen provides style and substance offering upgraded appliances, custom cabinets, and a breakfast bar that seats two! The master bedroom works, anchored by a King Bed and providing its own television is a tranquil space decorated with a lake life theme and its ensuite bath presents a walk-in shower, single vanity, and more lake-themed accents! And because this little beauty packs quite a punch, the second guest room painted the dramatic gray-blue of a stormy day offers a queen bed, another television, and its own ensuite bath!
Every minute of your time spent in our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake charmer is destined to be the best minutes of your life! Reserve The View, Unit 317 today!
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!