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Vacationing in Smith Mountain Lake can be filled with surprises, as you spend your days fishing, swimming, or just enjoying views of the lake from the deck of your vacation sanctuary and spend your nights exploring the restaurants and nightlife. We are a quiet community, and although you won’t find Broadway shows or charity soirees, the entertainment you seek can be easily found, especially when you stop by Bottles and Bites, a one-stop entertainment, dining, and shopping spot located at Mariner’s Landing!

Located at 2641 Lake Retreat Road in Huddleston

Wine isn’t just a drink, it is a way of life, and Bottles and Bites truly understands that we don’t always want to sit around with our pinky out, sipping expensive beverages and discussing its legs or lack of them. Sometimes, we just want a glass to enjoy while munching on nachos and listening to a talented piano man play the tunes we grew up with. Bottles and Bites doesn’t believe in pretensions, and they also don’t believe in following all the rules. They know not everyone enjoys a glass of the grape, and when your beer drinking wife wants a beer as she sits out on the patio with Fido at her feet, (yes, Bottles and Bites invites your fur children to join in the fun out on the patio!) she can sip her favorite brew while you sip yours! Bruno’s Lake Lager is the latest summer beer on tap right now and every sip tastes like your favorite season!

Also offering trivia nights, (where are all our Jeopardy fans?) the fun that will be had at Bottles and Bites is ever changing, but the sense of camaraderie and companionship never falters. Looking to sample a new wine but aren’t sure where to start? Friday night wine tastings have been a success, offering local wines and, of course, nights filled with laughter that you will never forget! Also featuring grab and go foods to be enjoyed at a picnic by the lake or in the dining room of your vacation escape, plus an intimate selection of wine related gifts, this one shop stop offers a perfect way to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the lake.

Lake Life Perfected

Even if your home away from home for the week isn’t located on the lake, our Smith Mountain Lake getaways all offer that lake life vibe. Reserve yours today!

When planning a vacation on the lake, the second most important part of that getaway is the home that you will be sleeping in every night of your stay. If it is too far from the lake, you will miss out on the night noises that help lull you to sleep, and if it is on the lake, but doesn’t offer a dock to tie your boat to, hammocks to relax in, and a fire pit to gather around on a cool summer night, can you really consider that you are living your best life? The Lodge at Smith Mountain Lake has all the above listed amenities, plus so many more, and this guide will give you a quick peek as to how wonderful your Smith Mountain Lake vacation can be!

Tons of Space & Great Views

The open concept floor plan of the Lodge gives you your first hint that this getaway will be different, offering room to spread out and play while still managing to keep you included in everyone’s activities. Bookshelves filled with books and games line the walls of the space, leading you to the living room with its plush gray sectional, stone fireplace, and television, as well as floor-to-ceiling views of the lake outside. Here is where you will nap on a quiet Thursday afternoon, watch the big game on a Saturday night with the fire crackling merrily, and sit and read by those windows on a rainy Monday, not minding at all that the weather has put a damper on your lake activities. The dining room and its focal point, the large picnic table-esque located in its center, is another multipurpose space where games will be played, meals will be devoured, and coffee will be sipped with the rising sun. The kitchen, located just steps beyond, offers glass-fronted cabinets, a generously sized breakfast bar, and updated appliances that will help keep your vacation budget in line as you toss together meals that are quick, healthy, and delicious! A second living area offers more seating, another stone fireplace, and a full-sized pool table for hours of entertainment, and each of the bedrooms are comfortable, tranquil spaces designed to make you fall asleep easily and stay asleep the whole night through.

Lake Life for the Win

It is the outside areas that will burrow into your heart, as you sip wine with the setting sun on the deck that takes up the entire back of the house. Follow the concrete path to a secondary sitting area offering wood Adirondack chairs surrounding a fire pit and spend your evenings telling stories as you roast marshmallows over the flames. Continue your way down to the supersized deck where more seating can be found, including hammocks that are even more conducive to a good nap when the breeze off the lake hits you just right! Keeping the boat you rented tied to the dock will lead to impromptu forays on Smith Mountain Lake, zipping across the water, waiting for new views to open up around every bend.

Your Time with Us

Your time on Smith Mountain Lake will be brief but will leave an indelible impression on your heart when you choose the Lodge at Smith Mountain Lake for your vacation sanctuary—reserve it today!

Lake vacations are the most revered of getaways, offering a peace, tranquility, and serenity you just can’t find in land-based ones, and our Hook, Wine, and Sinker property offer the perfect example! Featuring four bright and airy bedrooms, three spacious and spa-like baths, and all the little extras that make you crave a vacation on the lake, every minute spent in this Smith Mountain Lake waterfront rental promises to be the best minutes of your life!

Your Journey Begins Here

The rustic cabin feel of this sweet space will make you feel at home immediately. Tongue and groove planked ceilings offer warmth when the height of the vaults could have made it appear cold and impersonal. A painted stone fireplace, hidden away behind a screen designed to look like a barn door, provides warmth on a rainy summer night, and the blue denim couch perched right next to the fireplace offers the perfect place for a nap on a lazy Wednesday afternoon. The wall of windows on the back of the house gives you first hint that this place is no ordinary cabin, but we will get back to the reason you chose Hook, Wine, and Sinker in just a little bit. A cheerful country kitchen is an integral part of this open concept home, featuring cabinets painted a soft dove gray topped with stone countertops. Updated appliances can be used to create hearty feasts, reheat leftovers, and keep your beverages chilled, all of which can be enjoyed at the dining room table, located just steps away in the dining area that is backed up by more windows! Each of the four bedrooms are dressed in their nautical best that include blankets that are the color of the sky in one room, an oar hanging on the wall in another, and, of course, more views of the lake in yet another.

The Reason You Are Here

It is guaranteed you will be cozy and comfortable when you choose Hook, Wine, and Sinker for your vacation escape, but admit it: when you first saw this home on our website, it was the outside activities that made you know it was the only place for you! The hammock tied between two trees next to the lake, the boat dock with an Adirondack style chaise lounge allowing you to sit close and watch the action on the lake, the firepit surrounded by more Adirondack chairs, and the oversized covered porch occupied by a propane grill and more places to sit. You may spend an occasional afternoon playing foosball inside, but this outdoor oasis offers the spaces you will never want to leave. Reserve this special home today!

See the Best Things to Do During Your Visit to Smith Mountain Lake

As far as vacation destinations go, there’s something endlessly appealing about Smith Mountain Lake. This gem of Virginia is a popular place for travelers from near and far to come when they’re pursuing time away from the daily grind and could use some serious scenery and excitement infused into their getaway experience.

Part of the massive appeal of this inviting destination lies in its very terrain. Situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake is a locale where guests can come to freely enjoy over 500 miles of shoreline that await amongst the rolling green hills. In total, Smith Mountain Lake is made up of 20,000 acres of water. These are statistics that bode well for those with a passion for outdoor adventure and fun and are equally intriguing for those who are sure they want to spend a vacation soaking up the spectacular scenery while keeping relaxation top of mind at all times.

While Smith Mountain Lake is by and large a year-round destination, those that make their way here in the summer and fall are in for a treat in the way of weather, opportunities, and attractions to check out. When your travel plans bring you to Smith Mountain Lake during these inviting times of year, be sure to take note of the following stops and activities when you can’t wait to round out your vacation itinerary!

Things to Do While You’re in Town: From Waves to Vineyards

Summer and fall are the ideal times of year to make the most of time on the water when you’re visiting Smith Mountain Lake. Even if you don’t have any intention of jumping in and going for a swim, there are plenty of places to check out and routes to enjoying a watery vista while you’re here.

Those that are up for time settled into the sand, enjoying the view, and working on their summer glow will want to head over to the Smith Mountain Lake Beach in Huddleston. This family-friendly destination is a great place to set up a beach chair and umbrella in the summer or fall, depending on when your travel takes place. Smith Mountain Lake Beach boasts beautiful white sandy shorelines as well as a snack bar when it’s time to curb a craving or two. There are designated swimming areas for summer travelers that are looking to take the edge of a hot Virginia afternoon, while fall travelers will find this area ideal for bird watching when fall rolls around.

Of course, some travelers head to Smith Mountain Lake with one thing in mind: enjoying the best of boating! Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find the fun you’re searching for at Smith Mountain Lake Beach. This area offers up convenient boat rental options by the hour or day for those that can’t wait another second to get out on the waves and relax, ride around, sightsee, or cast a line and see what’s biting.

The Smith Mountain Lake Community Beach Park is another great choice when you’re excited to savor waterside fun and make the most of your time in the great and undoubtedly scenic outdoors during a visit. This community beach park also offers up access to designated swimming areas as well as picnic shelters, a playground for little ones, and even a fishing pier when you’re ready to cast a line and let the day roll lazily by.  For those that are interested in pairing their beach adventures with some exercise and exploration, this destination offers up access to a 1.7-mile hiking trail that’s bound to be inviting! Lace-up your boots and grab the binoculars as this route promises to be pristine, a bit of a challenge, and a great opportunity to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife running around as well.

Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding communities are also home to a variety of delightful vineyards that are well worth checking out in the summer or fall if you’re the type of traveler that has a passion for mouthwatering moments designed to celebrate the tastebuds! Ramulose Ridge Vineyard is a particularly appealing destination to check out if you’re in the mood for some savory and local red and white varieties. Ramulose Ridge Vineyard is loved for its flavorful selection of award-winning wines just as much as it is for its scenery. Over time, it’s become an extremely popular place for weddings and other special events, but if you’re just looking to make the most of time in the tasting room, that works too! The tasting room is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm, making it simple to work a stop into your itinerary. In addition to tasting room seating options, this vineyard offers up a beautiful patio and pergola to enjoy when the weather is just right in the summer and fall.  Visitors are even invited to bring their own chairs and blankets if they prefer to make the most of tasting on the spacious lawn overlooking lush fields. Of course, a snack is always a welcome addition to be paired with wine flights and bottles. This location offers up a selection of pizza, crackers, cookies, cheeses, brownies, and beyond to be enjoyed during a visit!

peaks of otter winery

Places to Shop

No matter what season you find yourself in Smith Mountain Lake, a little retail therapy is a good way to spend some of your getaway time. That said, summer and fall excursions are no exception to the rule! Whether you’re on the hunt for just the right souvenir to commemorate your trip, could stand to add a few pieces to your wardrobe, or just want to get your hands on the ideal gift for a loved one back home, this area host plenty of places to choose from when shopping tops your list of vacation activities to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for retail fun, making your way to Bridgewater Plaza is an absolute must while you’re in the area! This Moneta highlight stop hosts a variety of shops and restaurants to enjoy as well as boat rental options when you’re looking to pair your shopping with an on-the-water adventure as well. Bridgewater Sportwear provides everything you’ll need to gear up for Smith Mountain Lake water fun while an afternoon at Glazed Bisque-It offers up a chance to paint your own pottery and keep the final product as a unique keepsake of your adventures in the area! Gifts Ahoy is also found in this shopping center and promises to be a pleasing stop for those ready to collect everything from apparel, keychains, bags, and beyond to return home with. Finish off your shopping experience with a round of on-site mini golf if you’re spending time with the entire family. Yes, Bridgewater Plaza has that too!

Attractions to Check Out

Getting out and exploring is half the fun of a Smith Mountain Lake adventure and there’s no shortage of destinations to discover when you’re in the area during the summer or fall. Above all, make sure you don’t miss out on visiting the Smith Mountain Lake Dam and Visitor Center. Situated in the heart of Bedford County, the dam and visitor center is a great place to connect with nature and area history in abundance. The visitor center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and offers guests a chance to make their way through a collection of exhibits highlighting the construction and purpose of this impressive area dam which takes two lakes into account. Once you’ve had time to review these insightful displays, make your way to the scenic overlook which provides a bird’s eye view on the dam which is truly one-of-a-kind! During the summer, the focus is firmly on the water flow, but if you make your way out to this observation deck in the fall, you might be treated to some surrounding foliage in the process of changing colors too.

If you’re on the hunt for a stop that perfectly pairs education with engaging fun, time spent at The Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke promises to please. Located at Market Square SE, this exciting stop is filled with fascinating exhibits that highlight everything from waterways and electricity to the human body and the mysteries of the cosmos. It’s an extremely hands-on experience for little ones that even includes access to a mesmerizing butterfly garden to enjoy.

If the time spent indulging a love of adventure sports is more your style, your summer or fall trip to Smith Mountain Lake should definitely include a stop at Treetop Quest Explore Park in Roanoke. This family-focused adventure spot is a great place to spend an afternoon taking on aerial challenges and obstacle courses that are sure to inspire further adventure. The park is open daily from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and stays open an hour later until 6:00 pm on weekends! Sky-high obstacle courses and ziplines are all part of the fun at this interactive locale while everyone who drops by will want to take advantage of time using the net trampoline area. If you happen to be here with little ones in tow, the park offers up designated activity areas for kids as young as four years old.

Restaurants to Enjoy

Every summer and fall getaway to Smith Mountain Lake deserves to come with some savory moments included. Luckily, this area is packed with delicious stops to enjoy that might even have you returning a time or two during your stay. Summer travelers who are focused on finding food stops that pair well with boating excursions will love every meal enjoyed at Drifters. This bar and seafood locale is situated shoreside in Moneta and offers convenient dock and dining options for those who are curbing a craving before heading back out on the waves.  Seafood, barbeque, and deli selections are readily available for ordering at this fun and casual stop that features fantastic waterfront views and service that’s notoriously friendly. Vegetarian and vegan fare options are also available for those who adhere to dietary restrictions, but don’t want to sacrifice anything in the way of flavor or the view! Even if you’re just dropping by for a quick bite, there’s plenty on the menu that’s made to inspire. Try the grilled chicken wing bucket, steamed jumbo shrimp, cheesy bacon chips, or ahi tuna bites when you’re in a rush but could use something savory to refuel before the fun ahead.

Feeling more like an Italian dinner would hit the spot? Head over to Vinny’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria while you’re in town. This eatery is also located in Moneta and is easy to access when pasta, pizza, or even seafood selections are top of mind. This restaurant offers indoor and patio seating options, which is ideal when you want to make the most of the menu and the weather in tandem.

Places to Stay in Smith Mountain Lake

When you’re planning a summer or fall getaway to Smith Mountain Lake, having rental accommodations in place that are not only comfortable but conveniently located and incorporate the luxurious details you deserve is key to an unforgettable stay. The team at Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake is proud to provide visiting guests with a wide variety of property options to choose from when a personalized getaway is top of mind. Pick and choose between vacation rentals that enjoy waterfront views, can accommodate large groups of travelers, or provide a cozy and romantic abode when you’re looking forward to an adventure with your significant other. From properties that include luxurious hot tubs to those that feature pet-friendly amenities, Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake makes the most of versatility when it comes to meeting guest preferences and exceeding expectations at every turn. Simply let us know if you’re on the hunt for a charming lakeside cabin or can’t wait to settle into a sprawling multi-level residence! No matter what your idea of a great getaway might be, we’re here to help. Reach out today to start planning.

When the rain begins to fall on your Smith Mountain Lake vacation, you may start to worry that the good times have ended, but we are here to tell you the fun is just beginning! Rainy days are just nature’s way of encouraging you to take a look at all the fun you can have indoors, and sometimes it can be a way of making you slow down and truly relax. This guide to rainy day activities in Smith Mountain Lake will ensure that your getaway includes everything you need to make it one you wish would never end.

The Past Comes Alive

There is no better time to explore the local museums than on a dark and rainy day, and there are more than a few options in the area. The Bedford Boys Tribute Center located in Bedford pays homage to those we lost in World War II and is the perfect option for families with military buffs. Poplar Forest in nearby Forest was once the retreat of Thomas Jefferson and offers a beautiful peek into the history of the area, as well as the history of our country! And the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Museum, also in Bedford, offers a complete history of the area and as you lose yourself in the exhibits of the past, you may not even notice that the rain outside has stopped; it is that engrossing!

Take Some Time for You

The sky is gray, the ground is soaked, and you have not had a massage in far too long, making a spa visit the next thing on your to do list! You deserve to take some time for you, and True Organics Spa has the bundles, packages, and journeys that will make you wonder how you have gone this long without taking a spa day. The Journey to Nirvana is our favorite spa journey, offering four different services for your relaxation enjoyment!

A Good Meal

Sometimes the only thing that can bring a smile to your face on a rainy day is a good meal, something Liberty Station is especially talented at doing. Housed in a historic railroad station, the ambience is as fascinating as the food they serve is delicious, including everyone’s favorite comfort meals. The Harvest Pork is made with hand cut pork tenderloins perched atop homemade stuffing and then served with a thick and creamy sawmill gravy poured over the top; this dish will instantly transport you back to your childhood and the meals your grandmother used to make!

Enjoy True Comfort

Although all these activities are guaranteed to be fun, the comforts offered in our vacation homes may make you just want to stay home and relax, and we are perfectly ok with that decision! Reserve your Smith Mountain Lake vacation escape today and spend your rainy days feeling warm, dry, and cozy!

Plan Your Vacation with the Best Things to do in Huddleston

When it’s time to shake off the stress of daily demands and responsibilities and enjoy a vacation far from the grind, picking a place that speaks to your interests and inspiration is key to success. For some, creating an unforgettable adventure begins with booking a trip where the mountain slopes beckon and adrenaline-pumping fun is always a top priority. For others, there’s nothing more appealing than a tropical paradise where emerald waters and sugar-white sands collide seamlessly. While both destinations hold undeniable value, for the traveler that can’t wait to immerse themselves in mountain beauty while staying close to lakeside fun at all times, a trip to Huddleston, Virginia promises to be the ideal getaway choice!

Between the scenery, charm, on-the-water fun, and unique attractions that await, Huddleston promises to be a place that will have you returning time and again to make the most of it all. While this is generally considered a year-round destination to enjoy, those who pack up and hit the roads and skies in pursuit of time well-spent in Huddleston in the summer and fall are in for a treat! Huddleston is only a short distanced from iconic Smith Mountain Lake which sits at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and comes with plenty of lush, surrounding terrain to inspire the mind and senses. A stay in Huddleston puts you in proximity to an impressive 500 miles of Smith Mountain Lake shoreline and a whopping 20,000 acres of water just waiting to be explored!

For the summer and fall traveler that can’t get enough of time in the great outdoors, Huddleston is a place that allows you to trek, discover, and explore your way through a stay that features some of Mother Nature’s finest work. For those that can’t wait to capture the essence of their vacation through dining, shopping, and entertainment—Huddleston has plenty of that too. While every trip to Huddleston is easy to customize according to travel preference thanks to the abundance of options for fun, the following are a few activities, stops, and attractions you won’t want to miss out on when you’re making your way to Huddleston this year.

overhead view of rivers

Things to Do While You’re in Town: From State Parks to Sensational Wineries

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Huddleston in the summer or fall, you’ll quickly realize that the weather is on your side when you’re in the mood to make the most of outdoor fun. Not to worry, this area offers up scenery in abundance and one of the best places to make a comprehensive moment of the best of it all is Smith Mountain Lake State Park. This sprawling oasis of outdoor fun spans an impressive 1,148 acres of land—plenty of space to indulge in the fresh air and discover something new while you’re here. Smith Mountain Lake State Park is located at 1235 Road 888 in Huddleston right in the heart of Bedford County snuggled along the inspiring shoreline of Smith Mountain Lake itself.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park is conveniently open daily in the summer and fall between 8:00 am and dusk, making it a flexible add-on your itinerary whenever you’re ready to get out and enjoy nature at its best. Many visitors come to Smith Mountain Lake State Park to enjoy a picnic with family alongside the water. That said, this park encompasses the second largest freshwater lake in Virginia—so it comes as no surprise that many visitors also head this way during the summer and fall to take advantage of time on the water! Smith Mountain Lake State Park is the perfect place to enjoy a day of fishing from the pier, rent a boat and enjoy time on the waves, or put on a swimsuit and take a dip in the fresh waters which have clearly designated swim areas.

Additionally, Smith Mountain Lake State Park is the perfect place to spend time with the entire family, particularly if your traveling crew is inclined to lace up their hiking boots and hit the trails. This state park features a fantastic maze of pathways that cater to hikers of all ages and abilities as well as special summer programming led by rangers that introduces guests to the incredibly complex ecosystems that allow this area to thrive.

For all of the outdoor fun and adventure that’s waiting to be enjoyed in Huddleston, a summer or fall trip this way can also include a luxurious and savory touch when you make time to visit some of the area’s most delightful wineries. Perfect for the visitor that can’t wait to indulge in local flavors, Huddleston is home to a few great stops that shouldn’t be missed. Among the best to add to the list is Seven Doors Winery.

Located at 5800 Johnson Mountain Road in Huddleston, Seven Doors Winery is a one-of-a-kind experience that’s sure to be a highlight of any Huddleston adventure. Those interested in a tasting session will find a scenic location waiting to greet them as well as an abundance of options when it comes to flavors. Seven Doors Winery sets itself apart with its firm focus on creating both organic and biodynamic wines produced using sustainable and spiritual practices too. When you arrive at Seven Doors Winery, the flavor and processes revolve around a sense of tranquility that’s undeniable. The combination makes this stop popular amongst guests looking to enjoy a tasting experience as well as those booking weddings, parties, and special events.

Beyond wine tasting, Seven Doors Winery is a place where you can spend some time seeking balance and internal reflection. This one-of-a-kind Huddleston location offers guests the chance to book yoga classes within their pristine setting, as well as wine meditation experiences and even fire celebrations! All of these are designed to help visitors access purpose and meaning within a beautiful life.

Smith Mountain Lake Wineries

Places to Shop and Explore in Unique Fashion

When summer is winding down and fall is rolling around, there’s really no better time to combine shopping options with savory delights when you’re visiting Huddleston. The best place to begin your shopping adventures that come with a delicious twist is Buffy’s Blueberries. Located at 1038 Capital Hill Road in Huddleston, Buffy’s Blueberries is a fully-functioning farm featuring no less than four acres of blueberries that are available for purchase in over 12 varieties! Blueberries thrive in growth during the latter part of summer and can continue to be available through the end of September in prime growing years. If you find yourself in Huddleston in the middle of summer, July is the best time to pick blackberries from the Buffy’s Blueberries fields. When you’re done picking berries, guests will want to take time to catch up with the farm’s Emu who goes by the name Harvey. Buffy’s Blueberries also hosts chickens and farm-fresh eggs are available for purchase year-round. Summer visitors will be privy to the freshly picked vegetables grown on this farm which include everything from squash and cucumbers to enticing tomatoes too! If you’re a planner, take note that self-picked berries are available for $4 per pound. In the event you prefer on-site staff to pick berries for you, the price increased to $6 per pound. Whether you jump into the field yourself or are excited to see what’s picked on your behalf, time at Buffy’s Blueberries is bound to be an amazing and insightful experience—not to mention delicious.

When you’re looking to expand your shopping and exploring adventures a bit beyond Huddleston’s scenic parameters, you won’t have to go far to find something truly unique. Head over to Hardy and enjoy an afternoon at the Smith Mountain Lake Alpaca Farm for an experience that’s one-of-a-kind and endlessly inspiring! Much as the name indicates, this alpaca farm is home to a herd of fluffy alpacas that are waiting to be enjoyed and admired by guests. Tours of the farm are readily available upon request, but perhaps the most interesting aspect of this farm is the on-site store they host. Here, visitors can shop a variety of products, items, and apparel that are made from the soft alpaca wool fibers. Pick up some incredible souvenirs and spend time learning about sustainable agriculture and these amazing creatures when you put the Alpaca Farm on your itinerary.

Get Golfing in Huddleston Style

For many travelers, it’s hard to imagine a getaway of any type without at least some time set aside to enjoy a round of golf or two. For these folks, time on the greens is the greatest way to enjoy a vacation and if you fall into this category, booking a tee time at the Mariner’s Landing Golf and Country Club is essential when your summer or fall plans bring you this way. Located at 2052 Lake Retreat Road in Huddleston, the Mariner’s Landing Gold and Country Club is a premier golf destination amongst those who find their stride on the fairways.

Those that value a scenic round of golf will find plenty to be pleased about when they book a round at Mariner’s Landing Golf and Country Club. Mariner’s Landing encompasses 1,000 acres of rolling Bedford County terrain that’s both lush and picturesque, providing just the right scene for a game of golf quite unlike any other.

The Mariner’s Landing Golf and Country Club is open daily between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and comes complete with a pro-shop, club amenities, and on-site dining options that are sure to satisfy.

Restaurants to Enjoy

One of the joys of travel is often finding those eateries that stand out from the crowd. When you’re planning things to do Huddleston in the summer or fall, exploring local restaurants is likely to top your list of to-dos as well. While there are many savory options to choose from, there’s something special about a meal enjoyed at The Landing. Situated at 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, The Landing is an iconic stop with good reason. Here, amazing lake views and stylish décor are paired with sensational New American fare selections on the menu. Service is impeccably friendly, and The Landing proves to be a place just as well suited for a romantic night out as it is for dinner planned with family and friends. While sandwiches, pasta, and soup options are readily available at The Landing, main course selections range from Chilean seabass and sweet and spicy shrimp to Pittsburg Filet and rotisserie-style chicken! There’s something for everyone at The Landing, and when a mouthwatering meal is paired with a waterfront view, it’s easy to want to return once again.

If you’re willing to make a 15-minute drive from central Huddleston to enjoy live music, a high-energy atmosphere, and the seafood selections made to match, a dinner enjoyed at Drifter’s in nearby Moneta promises to please. Drifters is located at 1617 Crystal Shores Drive and is a family-friendly stop that serves up sensational burgers, pizza, seafood, and pasta options waterside. Feel free to pair your plate with the perfect handcrafted cocktail as live music fills the surrounding space and the sun sets over the water. It’s a moment you won’t soon forget.

Places to Stay in Huddleston

Planning a fall or summer getaway to Huddleston comes with plenty of options for getting out and making the most of the fun, but knowing you have accommodations booked that keep you close to the heart of the action and living comfortably when you aren’t out exploring can truly elevate the experience!

When you’re ready to turn vacation plans into a reality, the property professionals at Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake are ready and waiting to help. Guests who book with us will enjoy access to a wide variety of Huddleston-based vacation rentals that pair top-tier accessibility with unsurpassed comfort, convenience, luxury, and style. Many rentals feature open concept designs, large windows, fantastic views, and luxurious upgrades like private pools and hot tubs too. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll help make it happen in Huddleston. Reach out today to start planning.

The Point of Relaxation, our 2-bedroom, 2-bath cozy Smith Mountain Lake condo on the lake, is well named! Relaxation is often the point of a vacation escape, and we want to offer a closer glimpse at this special space, giving you yet another reason to choose us for your accommodations, but also another reason why Smith Mountain Lake is fast becoming one of the top vacation destinations in the nation. Go ahead, open the front door and step inside!

It’s Not Lazy If You’re on Vacation

Here’s the thing: You work hard all year, and if you are like most travelers, you rarely get more than a week or two to do nothing but relax, so we have ensured that every inch of our vacation homes is designed to give you multiple ways to relax, and this cozy condo definitely lives up to its name! Cozy doesn’t have to mean cramped, and as you follow the paths created of wood into rooms filled with luxury and comfort, you will understand what we mean. The living room, built for relaxation and entertainment, is a bright and airy space filled with comfy furnishings, a state-of-the-art television, and a fireplace that adds romance and warmth on rainy nights or cooler days. Set against a backdrop of light gray/blue walls, the wall of windows on one end leads to a multi-season sunroom and expansive views of the lake.

The open concept floor plan allows the cook of the day to create a meal in the kitchen located on the opposite end of the living room without feeling left out from the fun! Offering appliances and everything you need to whip together a family feast, the kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, but if you don’t want to cook, there’s plenty of great local restaurants from which you can get a takeaway meal. The dining room tucked against the wall leading to the sunroom is where the most special memories will be made as you play games, devour meals, and make plans for your stay. If the views call to you, bring the fun out to the sunroom as you open windows and settle around yet another table for more of the same.

Access to community amenities is included with your rental fees, and at the end of a long day spent playing on the water or in the community pool, slipping between the silky soft linens of our most comfortable beds promises to be the most wonderful part of your day!

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This year is the 245th celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and July 4th falls on a Sunday giving many people an extra day off from work, so why not take advantage and start planning a getaway to the state where much of our nation history began? The Smith Mountain Lake area offers a landscape filled with a rugged beauty that speaks to the heart, and our rental properties offer the perfect place to relax, feel at home, and celebrate one of our favorite holidays. This guide to 4th of July activities in the Smith Mountain Lake region will help you fill all the moments of your getaway with fun and excitement, and a few oohs and ahhs!

Fireworks Are Back in Play

After a truly horrible year, life is really starting to get back to normal, and that includes offering fireworks show once again! The best thing is that you won’t have to wait until 4th of July to watch the big booms, as the shows will take place on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, July 2nd, Mitchell’s Point Marina will have the first show of the weekend starting at 9:30 PM and costing nothing; donations for military charities will be accepted. Saturday night’s festivities will offer the largest display at Parkway Marina, beginning immediately after nightfall. This is the oldest and longest 4th of July celebration in the region and will offer live music and the opportunity to watch the fireworks show via boat, should you choose!

Poplar Forest

There are not any fireworks displays being held on Sunday, but that does not mean you have to stay home and sulk, especially as Poplar Forest, a retreat built by the author of the Declaration of Independence himself, is offering a colonial celebration that will include a reading of the document. Starting at 10 AM and lasting until 4:00 PM, there will be colonial period games, pony rides for the youngsters, and food, fun, and laughter. This is guaranteed to be the most memorable to celebrate this very special day!

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After the last hot dog has been consumed, the last sip of cider or champagne has been finished, and the final colorful and glittery sparks have fallen to the ground, coming home to the comforts of our holiday hideaways will be the ultimate way to end every day of your stay! Reserve your rental with us today!

Every vacation home has a story to tell, and today we would like to take a few minutes of your time and tell you the story of our Lakeland Escape property. This is a smaller unit, a condo that offers just one bedroom and one bath, but the adventures you will experience in your intimate getaway to Smith Mountain Lake will be large! Located just steps away from the lake, your personal story will be enriched when you begin a new chapter under Lakeland Escape’s roof.

Lake Life Has Its Own Pace

If this is your first experience with a lakeside vacation rental, we have a feeling it will not be your last! You’re sure to fall in love with the casual vibes and the slower pace. Our Lakeland Escape sanctuary is designed to make the most of its place on the lake. Walk inside to a space that is light, bright, and welcoming, and immediately feel at home. Offering a simple décor that lets the lake be the star, each room is quietly elegant and happily comfortable, starting with the heart of the home. The fully equipped kitchen is open to the rest of the property, featuring stainless steel appliances, updated countertops, and custom cabinets in which everything you need to create a meal (minus the food) are contained. The sink in this space looks out over the living and dining areas, and just beyond both, you can see the lake sparkling through oversized glass sliding doors. With this view, doing dishes suddenly doesn’t seem so bad!

The living area features an overstuffed sofa and loveseat facing the fireplace that add to the romance of the space, and a smart television that hangs against the tongue and groove shiplap wall is placed at an angle, making it an interesting focal point as you snuggle with your favorite traveling partner. The dining area, dominated by a charming wood table and four chairs, is surrounded by glass doors and also looks off onto the lake; slide open the doors and let the sounds of the lake be the music to your romantic dinner a deux!

The bedroom, decorated in shades of tan and blue, is a bright and comfortable space that has its own entrance to the patio. You will spend many of your vacation minutes sitting in the rocking chairs found out here, sipping wine and enjoying the sights and sounds of life on the lake. Enjoy access to the community amenities such as boat docks, tennis courts, and walking paths that allow for romantic walks as the sun sets over the lake.

Every Moment Will Be Memorable

When your personal love story needs a little boost, your Virginia vacation in our Lakeland Escape condo will give you what you need. Reserve your stay in this lovely abode today!

Every day is guaranteed to be the best adventure yet when you spend your vacation hours exploring the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake, but for some of our guests, the thought of exploring a place they have never visited before can be troubling. Fortunately, we have always felt that the best way to get to know a new area is by taking a tour, and this guide to the top tours to experience in the towns and villages that edge up to Smith Mountain Lake will help anyone get over their fears of the unknown!

Ahoy There!

Our towns were built on the peace, tranquility, and beauty of Smith Mountain Lake, so the best way to get to know the area is by taking a tour of the lake itself with Virginia Dare Cruises! Offering sightseeing cruises led by the most knowledgeable captains in the region, the Virginia Dare is a replica of 19th-century paddleboats, giving elegance to the tour. Get comfortable as you cruise by islands big and small, osprey nests, and an old tobacco barn that is rumored to be one of the oldest in the region. Obviously, you will see more than that on your two-hour tour, but you have to admit it’s a great start!

Wine Is Always the Right Answer

Not all tours have to involve historical facts and a guide filled with infinite knowledge of what’s being toured. As a matter of fact, the best tours often involve many sips of your new favorite wines, and the Bedford Wine Trail, which is entirely self-guided, is one of our favorites. Download the map found here and start an adventure of good taste you will never want to end! We recommend spreading the tour out over a few days, as there are six wineries and a large selection of wines to sip.

When History and the Present Collide

This part of the country is where much of our nation’s history began, and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is all the proof you need! Built to be a retreat for one of our more famous presidents, it is a perfect example of the upscale lifestyles of the affluent leaders at that time. Located in nearby Forest, Virginia, when you take a tour of this magnificent manse, you will discover a world in which history and the present collide.

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The comfort we offer in our vacation escapes will help ease any discomfort you may feel about visiting someplace new. Reserve your stay with us today!