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Smith Mountain Lake Blog

04/12/2016
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Unexpected Delights of Smith Mountain Lake

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Vacationers come from all over to fish, enjoy the water sports and play on the 500 miles of shoreline. They usually end up discovering many unexpected delights. Friendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and there’s always something new to do. World-class golf, historical sites, unique shopping opportunities from antiques to art galleries, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, fantastic dining and entertainment options, and simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery make everyday complete. Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see our beautiful […]

04/12/2016
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Outdoor Adventures and Activities at Smith Mountain Lake

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As the weather starts to cool and the leaves start to change, it ushers in the most beautiful , vivid, and perhaps most lovely season in the lake and mountains, Fall. There is so much to do in the fall at Smith Mountain Lake, from hiking, canoeing, boating, wine events, and more. The brilliant colors from our changing dogwood trees, to the smell of fireplaces once again crackling to life to keep us warm in the evening, and the tastes of autumn in our restaurants and in our glasses is […]

04/12/2016
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9th Annual Winter Lecture Series- Patrick Henry, The Forgotten Founding Father

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Premier Vacation Rentals and our friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park are here to offer another wonderful lecture as part of their 9th Annual Winter Lecture Series! Join us Sunday, April 3rd, as Ron Coleman presents: Patrick Henry, The Forgotten Founding Father. Come and rediscover Patrick Henry, and his impact on founding America as we know it. This nearly forgotten founding father was a lawyer, orator, politician, and patriot who led the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. It is always important to remember those who founded […]

04/12/2016
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Upcoming Events at Smith Mountain Lake! Boat show and more!

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Smith Mountain Lake, the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has so much to offer! Smith Mountain Lake Properties and Premier Vacation Rentals give you the chance to live your dream! Whether you are looking for your lake front dream home, or a home away from home for your dream vacation, you have come to the right place. No matter what time of year you plan to visit, Smith Mountain Lake always has fun and exciting events going on in the area. Boating season kicks off at the end of […]

04/12/2016
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Deer Herds on the Rise in Virginia: How Many Deer are Too Many?

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While it may be just a little too cool to enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities of Smith Mountain State Park, we are still offering the exploration of environmental and historical topics as part of The 9th Annual Winter Lecture Series. Come join us Sunday, March 6th, as we present Deer Herds on the Rise in Virginia: How Many Deer are Too Many? In this lecture, Dr. Todd Frederickson, the Associate Professor of Forestry and Wildlife at Ferrum College, will explore the omnipresent question: How many deer are too many? While […]

04/12/2016
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Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria Coming To Roanoke Near Smith Mountain Lake

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‘Tis the season to start planning trips to Smith Mountain Lake, for a weekend, a week, or if you are so lucky, for a month or two. The Lake is waking up after a long winter, Smith Mountain Lake State Park is getting busy with visitors enjoying an afternoon hiking or sitting and watching the birds around the lake or just enjoying an afternoon on your deck or dock sipping your favorite drink and enjoying the sunlight. Evenings are becoming abuzz with activities as well. May 4 through May 8, […]

04/12/2016
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Visit Jefferson’s Poplar Forest very near to Smith Mountain Lake

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Poplar Forest, a National Historic Landmark and Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat, will be opening its 2011 season on March 15. Plan a visit to the first octagonal home (believed to be) in America that was designed and built by Jefferson. Tour the home and visit the landscape, both currently being meticulously restored back to Jefferson’s design using early 19th century techniques. Learn about architecture, preservation and life in the early 19th century. Ongoing excavation and artifacts from the plantation community that lived and worked at Poplar Forest can be viewed […]

04/12/2016
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New Years Resolution

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Have you ever started that fitness thing ? Just to leave it behind on your upcoming vacations ? Do not fear, this year Premier Vacation Rentals @ Smith Mountain Lake Inc is introducing their line of half / full day adventures to a week package for the family, or just a few days Our line of adventures will include hiking, biking, running, paddle boarding, kayaking, fly fishing and more thru our beautiful area at the lake and the surrounding Jefferson National forest with licensed guides. Call us for more information […]