As you begin your search for the Smith Mountain Lake home of your dreams, you may discover that choosing the perfect location is a little more difficult than you thought! There are so many incredible homes in this area, each offering a little something the one before it may have lacked, so how can you ever narrow down your options to “The One?” We think we can help make that final decision a little easier simply by choosing the home that lies nearest your favorite attractions, and this guide to the top tours in the Smith Mountain Lake region is guaranteed to help you choose, purchase, and sign on the dotted line!

Cruise on the Virginia Dare

The best way to see Smith Mountain Lake is by boat, and the Virginia Dare has been a local must do for as long as we can remember; 1989 is when this particular beauty first became THE boat for cruises on Smith Mountain Lake! Offering sightseeing cruises that show you the best of the region, including one of the oldest tobacco farms in the region and an antique carousel that you and your family will want to visit in person soon, each cruise lasts about two hours and offers cruises from April through December. Currently you can only book through the end of October, but we imagine that will be updated soon. Choose one of their cruises that serves food and enjoy a delicious meal as you skim across the waters on a 19th century reproduction of a side wheeler, enjoying yet another perfect day in Virginia!

Poplar Forest

As you start to extend your Smith Mountain Lake house hunt a little further out, you may be surprised to discover that Poplar Forest, a home that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, is located just a short distance from the lake! Offering guided tours that lead you through history, this beautiful retreat offers a respite from the world’s problems and the small town of Forest (in which the home is located) is a quiet family oriented village that just might hold the key to your new front door!

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New chapters are always interesting to begin, and the one titled “Our New House” can be written in conjunction with one of our Smith Mountain Lake Properties agents! Give us a call today!