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Hot-Tub, Fire-Pit, 3 fireplaces, Fenced yard, Dogs allowed, Pool Table, Canoes

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Lakefront Log Cabin offers hot-tub, privacy, 3 fireplaces, pool table, fenced yd

Lakefront Log Cabin with mountain and lake Views From nearly Every Room & over 280 feet of lakefront on Smith Mountain Lake. Deep Water dock, allows use of boat slip and jump off the party deck to deep green water. Steps into the lake - both natural and man- made for those pups or people. 2 canoes on site for those paddling moments, and a paddle board.. Plenty of lounge chairs- 6 loungers, plus a ton of outdoor furniture on every deck for sunning or slip under the umbrella. ,

Lots of decks cascading down to the lake , with lots of seating everywhere.

This home offers a pool table, ping pong, canoes, wifi- unlimited-( so you are not charged extra. ) Home also is the only full solar established home on Smith Mountain Lake, offering you a green solution vacation if this is important to you. Also endless hot-water with a propane tankless system.

The owner has made the Log Cabin on the inside, in the living spaces yet still bright on the interior with lots of glass and doors to the outside. The outside of the home reflects a camp style lakefront home, with all the luxury.

Stone fireplaces, 1 wood ( wood provided ) and 2 propane fireplaces,make this home warm and fun anytime of year. The kitchen with bear Paw Prints inside ( hep the bear got in during renovation) make the renovated kitchen charming and fun. Propane stovetop and oven for excellent cooking .

Outdoor cooking area is located in the screened in porch overlooking the lake and large fenced in yard. The fence goes into the woods and around the home - which allows all your pups to place chase around the house - as well as the kids and adults. There are wooden steps off the dock into the water to enter and for some older dogs- we have natural stone steps into the water, so they do not slide as much.. Either way, lots of ways to enter the water and get back out without difficulty. We do allow multiple dogs ( since we own several ourselves).. .. so just let us know. We also offer a large dog bed, so you do not have to bring those in- we only have one currently- if you need another please let us know, so we can try to obtain what you need.

The entire home has been renovated with wood floors, tiled baths, stone counters in the kitchen, kitchen with custom cabinetry, plentiful porches & decks with unobstructed mountain and lake scenery, hot-tub under the screened porch, fenced landscaped yard area offers relaxing atmosphere for outdoor living, cathedral ceilings with beams. The attention to rustic detail is reflected in cedar ceilings and more. This fabulously furnished home with deep pillow mattresses, antiques, handmade furniture also includes bath soaps, dishwasher and laundry soap.

Paved roads in this small, wildlife refuge community, offers trails, and spectacular views. Generous approx 2 acre tract provides ultimate privacy for mountain retreat....very well established rental - perfect for much needed getaway or for a corporate retreat!!

Pontoon boats for rent - delivered to your dock and picked up - for all your real estate needs while on vacation

Please note: One of the owners is VA realtor - this is owned by Log Cabin LLC.

also min age is 25 years.

Please call owner for any reservation or questions, do not call the 888 (homeaway /vrbo) number - they do not know my home. Our number is 540-797-0477

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Why Leslie chose Smith Mountain Lake

The Privacy- and the spectacular views! beautiful area

What makes this house unique

Private, no one across from you- but the Mountain and wildlife

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was better than the on line pictures, bedrooms are spacious, grounds are gorgeous, setting is picture perfect, house has a very comfortable feel to it; furnishings and items provided by the host were more than expected, and much better than you would find in a competing hotel or motel setting. For our family this house was five stars ... Thank you !
Dec 2014
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Deep Pillow Mattress, Great Serta Pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , On Main Level, Deep Pillow
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Long Mattresses, New Mattresses
  • Master Bedroom -King Deep Pillow with Serta Pillows, overlooking the lake - on main level Second Bedroom- King Bed- Deep Pillow, with Serta Pillows,on main level Downstairs- 2 long twins -new matresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Love to have you, fire pit , and just a great spot to be any time of year.... we live and play here and work here, One Owner is a Virginia / Broker ...for all your real estate needs.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Hot-Tub, Fire-Pit, 3 fireplaces, Fenced yard, Dogs allowed, Pool Table, Canoes
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 43 reviews

Wonderful respite from a chaotic world!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples and pooches hung here for a crisp November weekend. Air was crisp, nights were spectacular and bonds of friendship bolstered over fire, conservation, cooking and commiserating. Lovely place. We hope to return and repeat...

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! Thank you for taking such great care of the home as well... we do hope to see you again next fall or summer- it is a great spot to just hang out and escape the crowds... yet convenient. Se you soon with all your pups !
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  • 5 of 5

Humans and Canines really enjoyed everything about the property and had a great time. We had a boat delivered and picked up at the dock. It was a very smart rental process with all the information you could need about the home, the area attractions etc. The house and lake are beautiful. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John Thank you for staying ! We would love to have you back ... Thank you for taking such great care of the property as well - I am glad those pups enjoyed the lake and home.. look forward to seeing you again ! Leslie
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10/27-10/31 Peaceful & Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. This property is exactly the way the site says it is. Running around in the backyard was perfect for our dog Daisy. The docks, the use of canoes were so easily accessible. The house was immaculate and well taken care of. We enjoyed the quietness of late October while playing scrabble in the screened porch, grilling nightly, making breakfast every morning in the well equipped kitchen and just relaxing and fishing down at the lake. The hot tub was clean and set at the right temperature for our early morning dip. It was a big house for just the two of us and our dog, but it was the perfect getaway (just not long enough). It was lady bug mating season, so we were greeted by hundreds of lady bugs and one flew in my ear and came out 45 minutes later. I think that means I'll have good luck for quite some time. Thanks again Leslie, Cheers to you! Bill, Brittany & Daisy, Richmond, VA

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! Love to have you back- and the pup... Have a great winter- and look forward to having you in the future maybe next fall or early ! Thank you for taking such good care of the home as well.
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2nd visit just as excellent as the first!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place and hope to make it an annual trip. We used to go to the Outer Banks but find this to be more relaxing and just as convenient from Richmond. It is perfect for our K9 heavy family. New fire pit was perfect for a S'mores night. The Kitchen is great for anyone looking to cook a gourmet meal for the family. Well stocked with everything you should need.

We have yet to try the Hot tub. Maybe next time. Thanks again for having us and the 'Kids'

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning ! I am glad you enjoyed your stay... I constantly try to upgrade and improve the property so I look forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you for taking such great care of the property .
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Beautiful Piece of Property

  • 3 of 5

We arrived at the property on the day of Hurricane Matthew before check in time. The staff was still there cleaning but they were nice enough let us sit in the basement while they finished. At this point in time, no one made us aware that arriving early would cancel some of the perks that the cabin provided, such as a working fire place. This had to be cancelled due to our early arrival. We would have easily gone to a restaurant to wait had we'd known.

The cabin and scenery were beautiful. Everything was well maintained and clean. We had a wonderful time using the outside fire pit, the numerous porches and enjoyment of the cabin retreat feel.

Our only complaint, being new to the area and never having used the cabin before, was working with the cabin owner. The information we were sent and the book inside the house had many discrepancies along with fees we were unsure of, for example - the use of the hot tub - which we didn't use due to those fees and not wanting to make anymore phone calls. Simple questions such as, are the twin beds long or regular, were returned with answers that made us feel like we were complaining. We also called out of respect to the owner and property about what appeared to be a slight leak in the pipes below the sink. Our call was not "welcomed" as it states they are in the book. Our final call, again out of respect and not wanting to do anything that would damage the property, was about the use of the fire places in the home. Being unaware at the time that this had been cancelled due to our early arrival - again - our call was not welcomed but more of an annoyance. We made no more phone calls.

Thank you to HomeAway for providing such a nice cabin but it is very doubtful we will stay here again due to the owner (our reasoning for the 3 stars). However, we'd still recommend this cabin to others in hopes customer service would be more welcome to the next guests.

We wish the owner and her family well wishes and prayers during what may have been a difficult time.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying.. Several notes on this guest- so anyone desiring to rent to them feel free to call me ! 1) There are no extra fees at all to anyone - I supply the firewood and everything down to the dish soap and more. 2) In 20 years of renting this home - this is the first 3 star I ever received- everything else 5 and beyond- from everyone. 3) We did answer promptly the question on the twin beds- it is a long twin bed and they are very easy to accommodate 4) the extra fee you are complaining about is the vrbo fee- which I Have nothing to do with- they charge it on every reservation and I never see it - nor does any home owner . 5) The hot-tub is there for everyone to use - and you did use it according to my neighbors that live there - and it is free - so not sure why you are lying ? 6) You called and the wonderful thing is we have recorded calls - you said the sink plumbing was "stripped " and there was a "huge leak" we recorded our conversation back to you - you did not answer the phone at 9pm ( 15 minutes after you called this in - but you had been there since 1:30 in the afternoon - early check in - way early since check in is 4pm - _ the poor other guests felt like they were pushed out the door as they put it ) .. we sent someone over - you had them locked out - did not respond , they did get in - and they found nothing wrong .. we are glad you called, however - you were wrong- nothing wrong- they checked all new plumbing in the home and nothing wrong anywhere 7) Our guests are always welcome, hence the 15 year repeats 8) The propane company had to cancel the maintenance - since you checked in early and you understood that at the time of early check in - not sure why you are concerned after - this is their company rule - not mine. 9) I have no idea why you are saying there are extra fees - when there are none- and none were charged- however I sincerely do hope you can vacation somewhere else in the future and not have all this fabrication and direct lies which cleaning companies and propane companies can testify to . 10) Thank you vrbo - for sending this along - I even went out before they arrived and purchased a "slow cooker" at their request .. so I am really unsure of what else anyone can do for them .. I dropped everything to go do this along with everything else they wanted.. guess any owner with concerns needs to call me asap - to screen this family in reality .
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Peace and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay at Log Cabin Retreat. If you are looking for peace and relaxation than look no further. The view is breath taking and the dogs love the big fenced in yard. The home is equipped with everything you could possibly need. We will be back next Fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Roanoke or Lynchburg
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mitchells Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
30 Miles
LYnchburg - Bullet train to DC
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Heaths Waterfront Grill, Kings Pub
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Smith Mountain Lake, State Park, D Day Memorial, Book T Washington Site, Thomas Jefferson Homestead, Blue Ridge Parkway


Rates & Availability

Huddleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 12 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Pricing
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 2 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Hot-Tub $165
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes all payments due 90 days before. No refunds within 90 days.
Cancellation fee at any time is $250.00 fee

Tenants responsibility to purchase travel insurance. Owner has nor owns any interest in any insurance companies.
Each dog is $125 per dog. Please email us correct total. Multiple dogs - are 100 each
Home is for 6 occupants total over the age of 2, in accordance with the county laws. You can be evicted , by the county, if exceeded.
Sheets and towels are $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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