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The shores of Smith Mountain Lake are one the most scenic and popular destinations in Virginia. With 500 miles to explore, it’s not hard to see why so many people find this body of water a jewel among lakes. From the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the area’s outstanding natural beauty is more than just a destination for your very own style of fun. Penhook is located on the south end of the lake, bisected by Old Franklin Turnpike. Read on to see why our houses for rent in Penhook, VA are best place to stay!

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Fantastic Features and Designs

Nothing quite defines a lakeside getaway better than starting each day of your adventure waking up surrounded by luxury and style. That’s exactly what guests who book our houses for rent in Penhook, VA can expect and more when they partner with Premier Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake. Spacious and versatile, our rental houses in Penhook are designed to meet every traveler’s needs and style preferences too. Whether you’re traveling solo, on a romantic getaway, or in town with family and friends, we’re sure to have a rental house that exceeds your expectations.

Visiting Penhook is sure to come with plenty of time set aside for on-the-water fun, but while you’re indoors there’s no reason to sacrifice anything in the way of luxury or style. Our Penhook rental houses frequently feature spacious open concept designs, ideal for moving through living, dining, and sleeping spaces with complete ease. The inclusion of large windows throughout—sometimes floor to ceiling—enhances the overall sense of space available in many of our rentals and adds to the warm and inviting ambiance too. Of course, you can’t overlook that these features also frame the waterfront view so many of our guests come to enjoy.

Furnishings in our Penhook rental homes are always tasteful and balance home comforts and lakeside style seamlessly. While time spent exploring the area is a must, options to easily connect with Wi-Fi while you’re here also make a night in enjoyable. Stream the shows and movies you love or check-in on social media and keep up with the headlines at will.

While Penhook is home to restaurants and nearby cafes worth checking out while you’re in the area if you’re in the mood for a home-cooked meal, that’s possible as well! Many of our rentals include access to full kitchens complete with modern appliances, spacious counters, and the cookware you’ll need to serve up a savory meal whenever cravings come calling! Dine indoors or head outside and pair your plate with the fantastic view utilizing patio furniture settled on many decks, balconies, or porches depending on the home you select. If you’re still not sure where to spend your vacation, maybe you should check out our gorgeous Mariner’s Landing vacation homes with useful amenities!

Extras to Enjoy

Your adventure is sure to thrill when you travel to Penhook and when you book one of our rentals, we’ll make sure your experience is elevated at every turn. Be sure to inquire about our homes that can be rented with pet-friendly amenities and upgraded extras like vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, hot tubs, and more!

Things to Do at Smith Mountain Lake

Because of its stunning natural beauty, you will probably want to get out in it as much as you can. The lake itself is a highly rated fishing spot, watersports center, and always perfect for just enjoying on the shoreline with a picnic and family in Penhook.

A favorite activity of visitors is getting out on the lake in a boat or other watercraft. Sups2Go is a highly rated choice for paddleboard rentals, and they also have kayaks from May through September, dates depending on the weather. If you need a little more adrenaline in your veins, rent a wakeboard from Smith Mountain Wake Company or take a parasailing cruise from Smith Mountain Lake Parasailing. Parasailing is a stunning way to see the beauty of Penhook from the air.

Land-Based Attractions

Historical sites are a huge draw here. Start at Smith Mountain Dam & Visitors Center just a short drive away. There you can learn about how the dam generates electricity. The Booker T. Washington National Monument is located in nearby Hardy. You can see where Washington was born and raised, learn about his life and slavery, and purchase books about it for children and adults.

Virginia is ripe with vineyards, and a favorite is near Smith Mountain Lake. Hickory Hill Vineyards, on the north end of the lake, has a gift shop and picnic area and a tasting room as well. They have fabulous events called Sunset Saturdays from April to October, where you can spend an evening relaxing with family and friends, a glass of wine, and beautiful scenery. Make sure you call Hickory Hill first before you go for tastings or events.

Book Your Penhook Getaway

Whatever activities you decide to join, staying at a vacation home will make your good vacation to Virginia a great one! Call our experts and tell us what you want in your vacation home. Our experts will help you reserve our best houses for rent in Penhook, VA.