When you first begin to look at homes on Smith Mountain Lake, you also begin to realize that your needs for a home on the lake are completely different than those of a land-bound home. You’ll want hammocks to hang between the trees that overlook the lake, a dock to tie your boat to, and of course, the boat itself! But after you purchase a house and the furnishings and décor that signify you are living lake life now, your bank account may be a little low. Does that mean you have to wait to enjoy time on the lake until your coffers are refilled? Of course not, it just means that you might want to take a look at these places that offer boat rentals until the glorious day arrives that you can purchase your own vessel!
If you were a fan of the movie “What About Bob?” in the 90s, you have already seen your new hometown without knowing it, as many of the scenes were filmed right here in Moneta! Your house on the lake of Moneta is designed to reveal all the lake views while staying cozy and comfortable, and because the Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rental shop is not far away, you could have one of their Starcraft Starsteps tied to your dock in no time at all!
The lake home you are seeking may not even be built yet, especially if you are looking at a lot in Huddleston, but SML Boat Rentals at Mitchell’s Point Marina has the perfect vessel waiting for you once construction has finished. Choose a fishing boat and spend your day catching the evenings meal or rent a pontoon and have a house warming party that your friends and family will never forget!
Although we all love the peace and serenity that goes along with lake life, some of our clients like to be nearer big towns; choosing Hardy for your new neighborhood is the perfect solution! Offering the simple charms of rural life on the water but located just a few miles outside the bigger town of Roanoke, homeowners can live in the best of both worlds with a Blue Fun Deck Boat or a jet ski from Westlake Boat Rentals tied to their dock.
The joys of lake life are your reward for all your hard work over the years, and when you choose Smith Mountain Lake Properties to help you find your forever home, you know your home will be the perfect fit! Give us a call today and let’s get this new chapter in your life started.
The search for a new home often involves a little more work than you planned but choosing a Smith Mountain Lake home helps take away the pain as you adjust to an outdoor lifestyle you can’t help but fall in love with. Whether you are swimming in the lake on a lazy summer day, fishing from the shore as the sun rises, or are hiking along one of the many trails that traverse the Virginia landscape, every moment just keeps getting better and better. This guide to the top hiking trails that can be found near your new Smith Mountain Lake property ensures you get the best of the indoor and outdoor life!
Smith Mountain Lake Park, based out of Huddleston, offers a variety of trails that are perfect for hikers of all skill levels. Choose a gentle walk along the easy White Tail Path and connect to other trails that are more difficult or put in a little extra effort with a hike along the moderate Chestnut Ridge Trail and know that when you arrive back at your brand new to you Huddleston home, it will have all the luxury amenities you need to help you rest, recharge, and feel revived at the end of your day.
Bedford is known for its D-Day Memorial, the Bedford Museum, and one of our more difficult hiking trails, the Sharp Top Mountain Trailhead. Slippery and harder to traverse during the winter and rainy season, this well groomed trail offers natural border steps, a peek inside a historic stone house, and views designed to take your breath away. Every step, every turn, every moment of your hike promises to be an exercise in wonderful, made even better when you return to the new Bedford home of your dreams.
Family time doesn’t have to be about competition; sometimes the best moments are the ones spent walking along the streets of your new Moneta neighborhood. Simple to navigate, the conversations you can have during this walk will be ones you never forget and will also be memorable for those you are sharing your journey with.
Our agents at Smith Mountain Lake Properties offer the knowledge and experience to ensure that your new home, located near your new favorite hiking trails, will be the one that makes all your dreams come true!
When you first started the search for your new forever home in the Smith Mountain Lake area, did you ever think you would be looking for not just a home, but a workspace and part-time schoolhouse as well? The pandemic changed things in ways great and small, but that’s ok; we at Smith Mountain Lake Properties will still find the space that makes your heart beat a little faster! And if it happens to be near some of these educational places as well, that is perfectly fine. Parents are always looking for new ways to teach to the young and thirsty minds of their children!
Everyone knows that the best ways to teach don’t always involve a classroom and a whiteboard. Getting out and experiencing the history of the area can be fun, fascinating, and filled with facts you can quiz them on later! The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library is one such place, telling the history of the region with pictures, exhibits, and artifacts from the past. Located at 201 E Main Street in nearby Bedford, the historical building in which the museum is housed is a fascinating piece of architectural beauty and offers a visual reminder of the strength of all those who have gone before us. Another place to explore during your Bedford getaway offers the opportunity to thank those who have sacrificed so much for our country’s freedom; the National D-Day Museum, found at 3 Overlord Circle, is sure to bring tears to your eyes as it makes you stand tall and feel proud to be an American when learning the stories told there.
The Presidents of our country are men we have looked up to for centuries, and Thomas Jefferson has the added draw of being the author of our Declaration of Independence all those years ago. Hailing from Virginia, his private retreat, Poplar Forest, is located in nearby Forest, Virginia. This magnificent plantation tells the story of this founding father in a way that history books never can. Walk in his footsteps and wonder about the things he may have thought about as he sat in his office or perhaps wandered the grassy fields of his property; this experience is one you and your children will never forget!
As much fun as you will have in all these places, coming home to where your own private history continues to be told will be a dream come true. Give us a call today and let’s start to work on the next chapter with a new Smith Mountain Lake home to love!
As the heat of summer magically melts away, we in the Smith Mountain Lake area find ourselves giving a silent cheer. Fall has arrived, the trees are presenting their most colorful selves, and the crowds that fill the shores in the summer are dwindling. Now, don’t get us wrong, though. Fall is still a popular time in the Smith Mountain Lake area as the focus changes from water sports to land labors and Friday night football becomes a thing again. But as school starts back up in the small towns that make up this region of beauty, the rush to head to the water becomes more of a trickle. If you are thinking that this would be the perfect time to look for your new Virginia home, you would be absolutely correct, and this guide to the Smith Mountain Lake homes that are available during the early fall will help you narrow down your choices!
Of course, the list of available homes is always changing, so if you don’t see anything that meets your needs this week, check again in a few days as a whole new line-up of properties slides into view! Choosing between the cottage that appears cozy and quaint from the outside and then opens up into a two-story spacious escape with incredible views of the lake, and the sweet condo overlooking the community pool can be tricky though. The cottage with its wood floors and custom kitchen has everything a family needs, while the condo overlooking the pool makes the perfect investment choice!
And just because you’re interested in condos, it doesn’t mean you have to stick with cozy and small. As we speak, a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom with lakefront views and all the comforts of home, combined with the conveniences of condo life, has made an appearance on the MLS. Offering high ceilings, walls of windows, and custom built-ins guaranteed to make life easy, this spacious retreat may be the home of your dreams!
Lake life is a goal many vacationers look forward to every year, and if an investment property is what you have in mind, Smith Mountain Lake Properties has a variety of options that are perfect for your budget. Stick to cozy and rustic with a private dock and paneled walls or break the bank and choose an All-American cottage with a dramatic deck that offers the perfect spot for grilling, relaxing, or even taking a nap on a lazy summer day. Whatever your choice, chances are you’ll find what you’re seeking when you choose Smith Mountain Lake Properties as your partner in home purchasing!
No one knows the area better, and we love to meet potential new neighbors. Smith Mountain Lake has recently been named one of the best places to live and vacation if you are trying to stay safe during the pandemic, and we would be happy to help you make the transition to the area!
As summer moves into full swing, one of our favorite holidays takes place. In our minds, 4th of July, which we love even more this year as it falls on a Saturday, is the epitome of summer. A long day spent barbecuing, swimming, and watching fireworks explode in the sky is a day that is as close to perfect as can be, and when you are celebrating in your new house, it gets even better. And although it’s still up in the air whether fireworks are going to be an option this year, your Independence Day will still be a memorable one, especially when you follow this guide to fun Smith Mountain Lake activities for your 4th of July.
Your dream for a home on the lake has been realized, and there’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with an all-American party! The menu can be simple; grill hamburgers and hot dogs, put out a bowl of homemade macaroni salad, and don’t forget to buy soda for the kids, as the adults usually bring their own favorite beverages! Ask your Alexa to play a classic rock station, stock up on sunscreen, and enjoy a day filled with love, laughter, friends, and family. It’s the perfect way to show off your new home to everyone who is important to you!
You moved here to enjoy a different lifestyle, one that’s more laidback and relaxed than the one you experienced in the city, so why not take this long weekend to do so! If your new home isn’t actually on the lake, load up the kids, the dog, and a cooler for lunch and beverages and spend the day at the Lake. Whether you are swimming, boating, or simply lounging at water’s edge, this day promises to be everything you dreamed it could be when Smith Mountain Lake was just a place you wished you could call your home.
At this point, it is looking as if there won’t be any fireworks displays in the Smith Mountain region, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without. Chances are your neighbors will be out front setting off legal fireworks (in Virginia this includes only fireworks that stay on the ground; pinwheels, fountains, and sparklers) or if not, you can take up the slack and do your own. For the big booms in the sky, some of the local television stations are planning on airing fireworks shows from years past!
All this fun and so much more can be yours when you choose the Smith Mountain Lake area for your forever home! Give us a call today and let’s get started finding the home of your dreams and to learn more Smith Mountain Lake activities. You may not get in before this year, but it’s never too soon to start planning for 2021!
There are many different reasons our clients may be deciding on making a move, from investment purchases to investments in your new larger family, neighborhood preferences to the sudden realization that your last child has moved on and the old home is filled with empty rooms and too many memories. But there is one major reason for choosing to move to the Smith Mountain area: The chance to enjoy the peaceful nature and beautiful landscape that surrounds your potential new home is just too good to miss out on! When your surroundings are as beautiful as these, you’ll want to spend as much time as you can outside enjoying them! This guide to outdoor Smith Mountain Lake activities you’ll enjoy when you buy a new home in Smith Mountain Lake will help you figure out ways to fill all the minutes of your days in paradise—after you have unpacked, of course!
It’s the smallest moments that can pack the largest impact and spending a few minutes of every day sitting out in your yard appreciating Mother Nature’s finest show is a luxury not everyone can enjoy! Sip coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and feel your heart rate lower and a sense of peace fall over your shoulders like a warm blanket on a cold night!
Of course, watching sunsets and sunrises only takes a few minutes of your day, and you are obviously the type of person who wants to get out there and DO something, not just sit on the sidelines and watch! Fishing in the mornings can serve dual purposes as it relaxes you and provides dinner for later that evening. Rent a boat from Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals at 16410 Booker T Washington Highway #5865 in Moneta or simply toss a line in from the dock of your lakeside home!
There’s no better way to spend a sunny day at Smith Mountain Lake than by chasing that dimpled white ball all over the verdant landscape of Mariner’s Landing Golf & Country Club. Located at 2052 Lake Retreat Road in Huddleston, the 10th hole was voted for the Dream 18 by the Roanoke Times, but we’re thinking you’ll love every hole you play!
These are just a few of the Smith Mountain Lake activities that will bring you joy when you choose to move to the Smith Mountain Lake area. Give us a call today and let our Smith Mountain Lake Properties agents find the home of your dreams!