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Do you want to see the beauty of the Virginia countryside from nearly every window when you wake up in the morning? Do you want to live steps away from an amazing lake? How about a hot tub and countless amenities in the only full solar Smith Mountain Lake cabin? No, this isn’t a dream, it’s our Log Cabin Retreat, and it’s available to book today!

Lakefront Charm

With over 280 feet of lakefront property, this Smith Mountain Lake cabin has recently been renovated with wood floors, tiled baths, and more. Bountiful windows and doors to the outside keep the living spaces bright while still retaining the rustic charm of the log interior. Adding to this rural comfort are the fabulous furnishings. Deep pillow mattresses, antiques, and hand-made furniture are sure to bring a smile to your face and fill your days and nights with comfort!

If you want to bring your four-legged friends to this slice of paradise, fret not! For a fee, the Log Cabin Retreat offers room for multiple dogs. A fenced-in yard gives your pets plenty of room to run free without worry. A dog bed is available by request as well.

Outside the home, paved roads in this wildlife refuge community gives you plenty of opportunities for hiking and spectacular views. If the land doesn’t strike your fancy, then take to the lake with a deep-water dock perfect for swimming and boating with the provided canoes and kayaks. We even offer pontoon boat rentals if you’re feeling particularly nautical. What makes this all better is that a generous two-acre tract provides the Retreat all the privacy you need on your mountain adventure!

Once back at the Smith Mountain Lake cabin after a long day of taking in all the fun that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer, there are plenty of ways to unwind. With a hot tub, pool table, ping pong and unlimited Wi-Fi, fun abounds in this cabin! After that, cook yourself a hearty dinner, or warm-up leftovers from amazing Smith Mountain restaurants, with our renovated kitchen that features a propane stovetop and oven. This charming space even features bear paw prints inside, looks like Hep the Bear got in during renovation!

Enjoy Lakefront Living with a Smith Mountain Lake Cabin

So, what are you waiting for? A slice of paradise is just a click away when you book a stay with us at Premier Vacation Rentals. Call or book today to reserve your stay in the Log Cabin Retreat or one of our other many amazing vacation rental properties in Smith Mountain Lake! Click here and check out our Specials.

Every year, the city of Bedford pays tribute to the men and women who sacrificed to fight for our country during the invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day. D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944. It was the Allied invasion of Western Europe and it was a turning point in World War II. Due to the bravery and sacrifice of the Allied troops, northern France was liberated and the German troops were forced out. The importance of D-Day to victory in WWII cannot be understated. Learn about the bravery and valor of those who fought for the U.S. at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.

For more information about historic attractions you can visit like the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., download our free Vacation Guide.

History of the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA

June 6, 2001, President George W. Bush dedicated the National D-Day Memorial in honor of those who died during the Normandy landings. Located in Bedford, VA, the memorial receives an average of 55,000 visitors a year. The National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s mission is to “preserve the lessons and legacy of D-Day.” Before your visit, check their website for any upcoming educational events that help visitors further understand the sacrifices made by the Allied soldiers.

The Layout

The memorial stretches over 88 acres at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It takes visitors through the timeline of the Normandy Invasion, from the planning to victory. The D-Day Memorial features sculptures and artwork. At its center is a monumental 44-foot-tall arch and a reflecting pool that surrounds the scene. It’s an incredible site that reminds us of the sacrifice that the men and women made in 1944. The memorial also features a plaque with the name of every one of the 4,413 Allied soldier who died during the invasion. This is the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world.

Why Bedford?

Congress chose Bedford to house the D-Day Memorial due to the Bedford Boys, 34 soldiers from Bedford that bravely fought during the Normandy campaign. As Bedford’s population in 1944 was about 3,200 people, they proportionally suffered the nation’s most severe D-Day loss, losing 19 soldiers during D-Day and four more by the end of the Normandy campaign. The Bedford Boys helped inspire the movie Saving Private Ryan, and the movie’s director helped to fund the memorial to pay tribute.

73rd Anniversary of D-Day

This year, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, will be 73 years since D-Day.  The memorial will, as it does every year, pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who lived to fight another day. There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. with keynote speaker Jerry Yellin, a WWII pilot who flew the final combat mission of the war. During the mission, his wingman was the final man to be killed in combat. There will be a Veterans Reunion tent and music by the 29th Division Band. Admission to the event will be free, and the Memorial will remain open until 9 p.m.

Places to Stay Near the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA

After paying tribute to our best and bravest, return to your Premier Vacation Rental property to reflect on the day. If you’re planning to bring family or friends to experience D-Day Memorial, we can help accommodate your group.  We have lakeside properties, like Hickory Cove Retreat and Dancing Water that are large enough to host 10 guests. We also have smaller properties for a getaway for two, like the Lakefront Condo. Visit our website today to check the availability, We look forward to having you.