We can’t help it, just saying the words “summer vacation” causes us to break out in happy giggles as we remember those fantastic carefree days of our youth. They were long days spent exploring, sleeping in late, and enjoying everything that is wonderful about the season without a thought to the heat and humidity that accompanies it! If you’re like us, your upcoming Smith Mountain Lake getaway is probably very much on your mind, and these cool treats to beat the summer heat in Virginia are designed to make sure your days are as carefree as the ones of your childhood.

Jump in the Lake

On the warmest days of summer, nothing is more refreshing than a cannonball off the dock! As your impressive splash soaks everyone within reach and your family joins in the fun with their own cannonball splashes, you’ll find yourself unable to hold back the smiles!

Mmm, Ice Cream

Summertime and ice cream go together like peanut butter and jelly or Santa Claus and his elves, and when you’re looking for a sweet treat that will cool you down from the inside, the Ice Cream Cottage at 16430 Booker T Washington Highway #3 in Moneta is the first place you should look! Offering your favorite flavors in a retro shop that will once again make you think about your own youthful trips to the ice cream shop, the Ice Cream Cottage is one of our favorites.

Cold Beer and Crab Bites

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than that first swallow of an ice-cold beer, and when it’s accompanied by crab bites and a breathtaking view of the lake, well, life just doesn’t get any better! King’s Point Pub at 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway in Huddleston offers all of the above and so much more. Featuring a full pub menu, a patio over the lake, and a casual vibe that makes everyone feel at home, staying cool is easy when you visit the King!

Premier Vacation Rentals at Smith Mountain Lake is the Coolest Choice of All

It’s always nice to have options, but when you choose us for your vacation accommodations, you’ll discover how cool you can be! Chill out in comfort and style today in one of our cozy summer Smith Mountain Lake getaway.