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Recent Central Virginia reviews

  • The Best Home/ Cabin at Smith Mountain Lake

    "Having vacationed here for over 12 years, we discovered Log cabin retreat this past year. It was always booked, each fall and summer, so we felt lucky to get it for this past fall..( You have to book about 9 months to one year out to obtain this home...).. When we arrived we realized the photos do not do justice. The home is like a peaceful resort...the owner has thought of everything. The firewood, the wine, the spices, sugar, and more. The new chairs and loungers, I could go on and on.. The guest book is full of fantastic reviews not sure why the owner does not put them on here, maybe they should, since the reviews are glowing. We highly recommend this place, even has a printer, we had to use it... We already made reservations for next year and will keep booking this home...By far the best home on Smith Mountain Lake, and we have experienced alot of homes over the years.. Thank you to the owners for making us and our pups feel welcome- they loved the fenced in yard...See you next year.. Linda"
    Guest: Linda Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 12, 2013
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  • Wonderful fall getaway

    "We really enjoyed staying in this house. My in-laws live in Roanoke, and as the family has grown, none of us has room in our house to host everyone for Thanksgiving. We decided to rent a home at SML, and this house fit our needs perfectly. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies, pots, pans, etc. The only thing they didn't really have were wine glasses, but we just used plastic, no big deal. The house also stayed plenty warm for a chilly late fall weekend. The bedrooms were comfortable and exactly as pictured. I especially liked the downstairs bedroom, which would be perfect for a family with multiple kids, and it opens out to a family room with a pool table. The glassed in play room upstairs was also ideal for our 2 toddler boys, so we could see them but reduce the noise level! My only complaint is that there is not enough hot water for as many people as the house will sleep. We had 6 adults and 2 kids, and only about half of the adults could get hot showers in the morning. Also, there is a lovely, deep jetted tub in the master bath, but not enough hot water to fill it up high enough to use the jets. But overall we had a wonderful time."
    Guest: Lela K. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 4, 2013
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  • Great Family Reunion Location

    "We just returned from our family reunion at this wonderful house. There was so much space and the kitchen was well stocked. It was nice that the owners provided towels and linens -they even provided paper products, ziploc bags, laundry and dish soap. The house could have used another bathroom or 2 given that there are 6 bedrooms and the back door was very difficult to open. Other than that, the views were amazing, the front yard was great to play in and the covered dock was a bonus."
    Guest: The Bells2 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Perfect location!

    "Perfect location for enjoying the slopes! We usually rent a house further away from the slopes. This was sooooo much more convenient! No loading of equipment or fighting to park and best of all my husband could ski all day and me and my daughters could take a break. We enjoyed how the condo was decorated (loved the old skis!), felt like the kitchen was very well stocked, and liked the overall cozy feeling of the condo. We would definitely stay here again in the future. The skiing was great. We all enjoyed the night skiing. The tubing was fun, and we did a small hike to a waterfall that we all enjoyed. Great weekend getaway! thanks!"
    Guest: The Reillys Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 12, 2014
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Central Virginia Travel Tips

Central Virginia, the Birthplace of America

Choosing Central Virginia condos as bases for vacations puts visitors in a region that is known as the birthplace of America. With the first permanent settlement in Jamesburg in 1607 through its role in the Revolution and Civil War, it is an area of living history. Its major cities include Richmond, Charlottesville and Lynchburg. To get here, visitors fly to Richmond International Airport. You could also travel via the excellent interstate highways leading to Central Virginia, with I-64, I-95, I-295 and I-85 all providing access to the region, along with many state highways.

The weather of Virginia is often described as "Goldilocks Climate," being not too hot and not too cold. It is a humid, subtropical area with frosty winters and sometimes "sticky" during the height of summer.

Cities Full of History With the Mountains on the Doorstep

Richmond is home to history, arts, antiques, and culture. It is considered to be the birthplace of Black Capitalism with many sites honoring the role of African Americans in shaping the nation. Explore the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, the Black History Museum and the L. Douglas Wilder Library.

Charlottesville is a charming, centrally located city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; it is a great base for exploring the mountains. It has a wide range of museums, galleries and parks. History-lovers can visit Monticello, home to one of the nation’s best loved founders, Thomas Jefferson. It is also an ideal place for golf-lovers with several championship courses nearby. Set within an area with rivers and lakes, it is perfect for exploring, sailing, swimming and fishing. There are also sports such as kayaking, canoeing and tubing here. It’s a great mixture of adventure and relaxation.

Also in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Lynchburg, the city of Seven Hills. Central Virginia lodging is close to a variety of historic sites.

Trips around this region include the Civil War Trails that follow the route of the campaigns and battlefields through Richmond, Petersburg and Appomattox. Here, visitors should stop at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the Pamplin Historic Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and Appomattox Court House and National Historic Park.

Great Shopping, Great Food and Great Fun

The region around Central Virginia vacation rentals is a shopper’s paradise with a huge variety of shopping excursions available. Whether you are looking for antiques, crafts or even a present for a beloved pet, it is all here. The farmers' markets are full of wonderfully fresh, locally grown produce which is great to take back to your Central Virginia lodging for some fabulous meals.

Dining is a real pleasure to be undertaken in Central Virginia, with wonderful regional dishes such as country ham with grits to specialty ethnic restaurants. Perhaps a family buffet in a local diner, a country kitchen serving fried chicken, or a great place for BBQ fits your personal tastes. There is also five-star dining with unique menus and fabulous service in elegant surroundings.

The region is home to a great selection of days trips to zoos and theme parks, including the famous Busch Gardens, Williamsburg and Kings Dominion. Of special interest for children may be the Haunted Monster Museum and Dinosaur Kingdom and the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge. For animal-lovers, a trip to Infinity Acres Alpaca Farm is a wonderful opportunity to get up close with these beautiful, gentle animals.

Central Virginia Lodging Offers Ideal Homes in an Ideal Location

Central Virginia vacation rentals are ideal for those seeking a rural hideaway with mountain views and access to the great outdoors. It's also great for those who want a city location with quick access to the history of the area. There is the perfect property for anyone. Equipped with everything required to make a perfect base and more, these properties offer the benefit of a home instead of a room. Spacious, bright, clean and well-maintained homes that offer everything you need to make yourself at home. Many even welcome pets so the four-legged family members can join in the fun.

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