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Charming Mountain Cabins
Enjoy expansive lake views, cozy fire pits, and easy dock access in our pet friendly cabins in Virginia, which offer plentiful recreation for you and your pet during your time on Smith Mountain Lake. When you’re not partaking in the pet friendly activities that the area has available, you can take a dip in the outdoor hot tub and let your cares melt away in the warm, bubbling water as you immerse yourself in the stunning panorama of Smith Mountain Lake.
The exteriors of these vacation homes and cabins in the Virginia mountains feature airy outdoor lounging areas, complete with outside dining sets for lakeside al fresco dining and barbeques for grill-outs with guests. Some homes also offered fenced-in yards for your furry friend to run around!
Inside, serene colors emphasize the breezy nature of these vast, open floor plans. Wide windows allow natural light to diffuse into the space and brighten everyone’s mood. Plush living room furnishings serve as a gather place for hours of conversation by the warmth of the fireplace or downtime entertainment with a movie on the flat screen television. Some of our cabins in Virginia mountains even include features like private game rooms with billiards tables, as well as kayaks and canoes on-site. Some of the homes also offer pet-friendly features like dog beds and bowls for their food and water.
Custom kitchens with generously proportioned countertops and top-of-the-line appliances give you and your guests the option of preparing a feast together or reheating your leftovers from one of the mouthwatering Smith Mountain Lake restaurants nearby. Dine, family-style at the dining table or outdoors in the fresh air.
As the day comes to a close, you and your guests can wash up with a bath or shower in the resort-quality bathrooms in these Smith Mountain Lake vacation home properties. After, climb under the silky sheets of your soft bed, drifting off to your favorite show on the flat screen television or the peaceful silence of the lake.
Pet Friendly Smith Mountain Lake Activities and Attractions
Great news for our guests who are pet owners: Smith Mountain Lake is an incredibly pet friendly vacation destination!
Pet friendly events in the Smith Mountain Lake region tend to take place over the summer, fall, and winter. The K9s in the Vines Jump for the Cure Wine Festival takes place in June. Peaks of Otter Winery hosts the Horse & Hound Wine Festival in July. October brings on the GO Outside Festival, while the Drumstick Dash is held every Thanksgiving Day. Then, the year is wrapped up with the Pet Costume Contest at Dickens of a Christmas each December.
Additionally, there are a myriad of places around Smith Mountain Lake that you and your pet can explore together. Smith Mountain Lake State Park is home to an expansive network of trails where you can take your dog along, (leash required). Moneta now offers a local dog park, if you feel the need to visit this or a short drive away in Roanoke, you’ll also encounter dog parks like Highland Dog Park, Salem Rotary Dog Park, and Thrasher Dog Park. There are also well-known walkable neighborhoods that you can take your dog, like downtown Roanoke, Main Street Buchanan, Bedford, Peaks of Otter, and Grandin Village.
After you and your pup have worked up an appetite, you can make a pit stop at one of the many pet friendly Smith Mountain Lake restaurants, breweries, and wineries that make their home in Smith Mountain Lake. Peruse the farmers market and see if you can find special treats for your dog. Make the trip to one of the fantastic local breweries nearby, from Ballast Point to Sunken City Brewing. Or, if vineyards are more your speed, check out Hickory Hill Vineyard, White Rock Vineyard, Peaks of Otter, and Chateau Morrisette Winery.
Many of the restaurants located directly on the lake also offer dog friendly patio seating during the summer season. In particular, eateries like Hickory Hill Vineyards, Kings Pub and Jake’s Place are renowned for being extremely dog friendly.
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Is Smith Mountain Lake clean?
Answer: Absolutely! The three counties around the region work together to keep the water and its sources clean. The natural beauty of the mountain and woods are maintained. The water is clean and very clear.
Are there snakes in Smith Mountain Lake?
Answer: Yes. There are 30 different types of snakes in the area. Only three are venomous: eastern copperhead, timber rattlesnake, and northern cottonmouth. However, you are more likely to only encounter the cottonmouth. Stay alert near the water and always keep your distance if you see any snake.