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Recent Claytor Lake reviews

  • Charming cottage

    "it was just as we remembered from 7 years ago. Perfectly located to access the New River trail. A lot of charm with modern amenities. Even in a rainy day, Internet access and satellite made for an entertaining day. Some of the appliances need to be updated: coffee maker takes an hour to brew and toaster will not toast. This cabin will be our choice next again for a third time next time we go to the area."
    Guest: Scoobyninja Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 1, 2014
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  • Tranquil yet adventure ready!

    "My buddies and I enjoyed our weekend at Bella Casa! We were looking for a fishing adventure but got so much more. The river view from the cabin was great and the yard accommodated a good amount of corn hole tourneys. We will definitely rent the Bella Casa again!"
    Guest: Buck Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • Wonderful Vacation

    "This is an excellent vacation rental! Our family spent an extended weekend and it was everything the description said it was and more, The home was very roomy; not crowded at all for the 9 of us. Our grandson in law spent a lot of time at the lake watching the ducks. So peaceful sitting by the lake or on the sunporch. Hope to visit again. Mandy was so nice to work with."
    Guest: Grandma Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • Fantastic Family Gathering Place

    "We cannot describe how perfect this home was for our family birthday celebration. The grand kids enjoyed the nice big yard and the adults loved the unbelievable kitchen. There was not one thing we needed that was not there. We prepared large meals and enjoyed great fellowship in the space. The only problem we encountered was the back bedroom was cold for sleeping. We were more than pleased with this property and since it is about halfway for our different families, we hope to meet there again. Thanks for sharing this wonderful home!"
    Guest: Linda H. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
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Claytor Lake Travel Tips

Explore Beautiful Virginia from Claytor Lake Vacation Rentals

The 21-mile long Claytor Lake in southwest Virginia makes a great base for enjoying all that this beautiful state has to offer. The lake was created by damming the New River in 1939 in order to generate electric power. It now offers superb boating, fishing and acres of hardwood and pine forests. The nearby U.S. 11 was a former wagon trail for settlers heading south and is known as Wilderness Road. The lake has an excellent marina and a visitor center at historic Howe House as well as miles of maintained hiking trails.

Things to Do from Your Claytor Lake Lodging

Claytor Lake cabins are ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. The area offers boating and lake cruising, fishing, bird watching, swimming and picnicking. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are also popular. In early to mid-October, visitors will see the fabled fall colors on the mountains with maples, aspens, beech, oak and ash trees creating a brilliant display of yellow, red and orange foliage. In the late fall, there is a strictly controlled deer hunt.

The lake’s steep shoreline creates the ideal habitat for smallmouth and spotted bass with record catches documented here. Other water-based activities include sailing, jet skiing and windsurfing. Bird watchers will see American goldfinches in the tall weeds and resident ducks include mallards, coots, colorful wood ducks, egrets, herons and Canada geese.

Places to Visit Around Claytor Lake

The nearest town is Dublin, three miles northwest of the lake. Perhaps the most unique place to visit is the Shot Tower Historical State Park where tours can be taken. The tower was built in 1807 and provided a way that molten lead could be dropped; as it fell, it cooled and formed a perfect ball.

Other attractions include the Wilderness Road Museum in historic Newbern and the Smithfield Plantation, one of Virginia’s most interesting landmark buildings which can be toured with costumed guides. Cascades Waterfall can be enjoyed along the trails in Little Stony Creek Valley. For more lively entertainment, head for the Motor Mile Speedway at Radford. Wytheville has a number of interesting local museums as well as the Beagle Ridge Herb Farm which is a delight for green-thumbed gardeners.

The Best Time to Choose Claytor Lake Cabins

Virginia enjoys a pleasant climate with humid, subtropical temperatures which are neither extremely hot nor extremely cold. January in the mountains can range from 24 to 44 F and during the summer, the temperatures reach up to 85 F on rare occasions. The area has more rainfall than the coast, with 47 inches annually which falls as snow in the winter months. The warm days of summer and the splendid fall colors are the most popular times for visitors to stay in Claytor Lake cabins.

The Best Way to Travel to Claytor Lake Cabins

The easiest way to reach Claytor Lake is by car. Driving times are five hours from Northern Virginia, four hours from Richmond, five hours from Norfolk and the Virginia Beach area, and just one hour from Roanoke.

The Pros and Cons of Claytor Lake Vacation Rentals

The only way to really enjoy life on the lake is by renting your own Claytor Lake lodging. Set in scenic locations, Claytor Lake cabins often have beautiful views of the surrounding area from their open porches. Trade the convenience of hotel room service for the peace and quiet of nature.

The well equipped and comfortable cabins offer cozy bases from which to enjoy the area's attractions. From breakfast in the country kitchen, prepared just how you like it, to sunsets on the verandah, having your own Claytor Lake vacation rentals is hard to beat. The well equipped accommodation, wood burning fires and comfortable beds make these the perfect places to stay at very competitive prices, especially for families.

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