There are vacations spent rushing from attraction to attraction, sampling international cuisines, and checking off bucket list items that include visiting historic monuments, seeing famous artwork, and exploring palaces that have existed for centuries. And then there’s a Smith Mountain Lake vacation, spent enjoying the simple comforts of one of our most popular 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath cottages, offering no plans and no hidden agenda, just long lazy days where our families and the lake are the primary focus. If this idea of a getaway is your idea of paradise, this guide to our Cottage at the Lake property will help get you started!

Make Your Vacation Dreams Come True

Bearing a striking resemblance to a classic New England cottage on the Cape, the charms of Cottage at the Lake will burrow their way into your heart from first glance. Built of wood, brick, and glass, seafoam green clapboards and white wood storm doors invite you to come on in and look around. As the door swings open revealing floors of golden hardwood and high ceilings clad in tongue and groove painted wood planks, you will feel the cares of the world disappear from your shoulders, even as you take a moment to sit on the rocker under the front porch listening to pine cones drop onto the tin roof. After a minute or so, you find yourself opening the door and following the path of those wooden floors to rooms filled with simple treasures.

A crisp white painted country kitchen is open to the rest of the home, while a dining space dominated by a farmer’s table offers the perfect space to play games, build puzzles, or enjoy family meals with the entire family. A sitting area filled with white painted wicker furnishings stares out an oversized picture window onto a deck filled with inviting places to sit and eat; beyond that, of course, is the lake itself. A family room with comfortable places to sit and nap, bookshelves filled with books, and a smart television at its center is where movie nights can be held on rainy Wednesday nights. An attic perch in which the red felt topped pool table is the centerpiece will be a favorite space of yours, but more book shelves filled with books and board games offer alternate entertainment options. Bedrooms designed with a farmhouse cottage décor and containing super soft beds topped with country quilts and bedding complete the tour of the inside, but the best is yet to come!

This Is the Life

A deck that takes up real estate along the back half of the property is where you will find yourself gravitating towards morning, noon, and night, offering a gas grill for family barbecues, patio furnishings that are comfortable and inviting, and views of the lake that will make you fall in love with your new reality. A fire pit guards against chills, and a dock with an army green canoe stored on its planks is where those who want to relax can sit in Adirondack chairs watching the goings-on of lake life. This is the life you have always dreamed of and now is the time to make your vacation dreams come true. Reserve Cottage at the Lake today!