Places to Stay at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia
500 Miles of Shoreline Makes Smith Mountain Lake a Virginia Aquatic Recreational Gem!
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Unsurprisingly, the peak season at Smith Mountain Lake is from June to August, with the attendant high prices and crowds. However, this is when the weather around the lake is also at its warmest, and the surface water temperature reaches the upper 70s Fahrenheit. The middle periods cover the four-to-six weeks before and after the summer high season (May and September for the most part), which reflect the best balance between good weather and reasonable prices. However, the low season at Smith Mountain Lake starts by mid-October. While the weather might be chillier, the mid-to-late autumn period brings with it the scenic, changing colors of the Virginia forests and price discounts ranging from 25-to-50 percent.
STATE PARK CABINS
Smith Mountain Lake State Resort Park has 12 cabins for rent --11 two-bedroom and one three-bedroom -- with eight of the two-bedroom cabins enjoying views of the lake. Other than camping, these cabins are the sole lodging choice at the state park. All cabins come with rustic furnishing, fully equipped kitchens, fold-out couches in the living room, a picnic table and barbecue grill situated outside, and wood-burning stoves with complimentary firewood. Guests at the state park's cabins also enjoy free use of the park's boat ramp.
Located on a peninsula about a mile to the east of the state park, Mariner's Landing is a resort community with a convention center. One-, two- and three-bedroom rentals in the community are available in high-rise condominium buildings or smaller buildings or houses along the lakefront.
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|Relax on our southern porch|Now if you wish to stay in an historic bed and breakfast with a 130 foot wrap around porch in quaint little main street Rocky Mount Virginia, then please consider staying with us at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast. We are not waterfront by any means, but half of Smith Mountain Lake is in our county, so we enjoy this lake and water activities. We have a county park that has NO ADMISSION FEE and bathroom, public white sandy beach and even a beautiful fishing pier. Ask your innkeeper for directions!
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TRIVIA - What About Bob starring Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray was filmed at Smith Mountain Lake.
Smith Mountain Lake is 84 degrees in Summer and NO SHARKS!
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