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The SML Insiders’ Guide is not only the perfect go-to for locals … it also provides an invaluable service to the variety of visitors who will be amazed to see how much the area has to offer.” – Jenny H., Facebook


Smith Mountain Lake stands out as a truly unique getaway nestled amidst the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Its enchanting allure lies in its stunning natural landscapes, 22,000 acres of pristine waters and abundance of thrilling recreational opportunities.

Whether you’re looking for a memorable family vacation, a romantic retreat or a picturesque spot for a wedding or other special event, Smith Mountain Lake is sure to exceed your expectations.

Family Fun On and Off the Water

Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts! Here, you’ll enjoy boating, fishing, beaches and parks, sailing, hiking, historic attractions, wineries, fun-filled events year-round … and so much more!

Accommodations to Fit Every Budget

Finding the perfect place to stay at Smith Mountain Lake is easy with our comprehensive Lodging Guide. Choose from waterfront rental homes, hotels, houseboats, B&Bs, campgrounds, resorts and more.

Virginia’s Lake Tahoe of the East. – TRAVEL + LEISURE

Start planning your Smith Mountain Lake adventure now!

Use our powerful interactive map to quickly find and compare Smith Mountain Lake hotels and vacation rental homes and condos. Filter searches for your preferred dates and budget then explore available properties.

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Smith Mountain Lake Lodging Guide

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Download our free Ultimate Guide to Smith Mountain Lake Lodging. This 16-page e-book is filled with expert insight on SML rentals, hotels, B&Bs, resorts, campgrounds, houseboats and more.

Dog on floaty at pet-friendly Smith Mountain Lake rental homes

Bring Your Pets

Many Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental owners allow you to bring pets, and it’s a good thing because your pups are going to LOVE Smith Mountain Lake as much as you. Start searching for pet-friendly rentals.

Lake, dock and luxury vacation rental house at Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Find Luxury Rentals

If you have a large group and/or are looking for Smith Mountain Lake rentals with amazing amenities, we’ve got you covered. Explore upscale SML properties with pools, beaches, spacious docks and more.

Colorful fireworks burst in the sky above Smith Mountain Lake

Ultimate Guide to Smith Mountain Lake Events and Festivals

All of Smith Mountain Lake’s most popular annual events compiled into one handy blog post! You’ll definitely want to check out the amazing happenings that take place year-round at Smith Mountain Lake.