Discover a selection of 482 vacation rentals in Smith Mountain Lake that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $200 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Smith Mountain Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience the Smith Mountain Lake area from cabin rentals

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake is a vast area of natural beauty, from its glistening waters to its vibrant foliage, that’s the ideal destination for everything from outdoor excursions to relaxing in a cabin. Travelers come from all over the world to take advantage of the opportunities on its shoreline and in the wilderness, and take in its historic sites and cultural attractions. Vacation home rentals put you right in the heart of all Smith Mountain Lake has to offer.

History

Explore the diverse history of Smith Mountain Lake

The heritage of Smith Mountain Lake reflects its original Native American settlers, migrating pioneers, and the founding fathers. History buffs can find cabin rentals near such sites as The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, which celebrates the unique musical heritage of the area, or the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, a collection of folklore and traditional crafts from local artists in the past and present. Modern development of the region is celebrated in the Virginia Museum of Transportation, while the African American influence is shown at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.

Things to do

Outdoor excursions from Smith Mountain Lake vacation homes

As a premier destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Smith Mountain Lake offers boundless opportunities for fun and excitement in the natural environment. Vacation rentals can be found near such destinations as Explore Park, a nature reserve with hiking trails, biking trails, and a boat launch, and Roanoke Mountain, a forested peak with hiking trails and overlooks to take in views of the landscape and city. The Smith Mountain Lake Community Park, a beautiful green space with a sparkling lake and plenty of outdoor activities, and Hot Shots, an amusement park with thrill rides near a lake, are fun places for adults and children alike.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure in Smith Mountain Lake

The majestic peaks and glistening lake are the ideal backdrop for outdoor adventure and excitement for all seasons. Vacation homes in this region of the Blue Ridge Mountains offer excellent hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities over rugged terrain with sweeping views of the landscape. The beautiful rivers are perfect for fishing, kayaking, paddling, and canoeing as well. Animal lovers will enjoy birding and wildlife viewing, and there are plenty of opportunities for pet-friendly outdoor activities.

Restaurants and bars

Exciting cuisine in Smith Mountain Lake

The restaurants in the Smith Mountain Lake region have a unique flavor all their own, blending the culture of the region with the fresh ingredients found from local farms, forests, and lakes. Whether you prefer fine dining in a romantic, intimate space, Southern favorites in local landmarks, or gastropubs with revolving menus, you’ll find an iconic dish to make your new favorite near vacation rentals in the area.

Essential info

Key facts for your summer rental stay in Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake is a 40-mile long, 20,600-acre lake with 500 miles of shoreline in rural Virginia. The water is pure and typically warm enough for swimming from May through September. In addition to plenty of vacation homes, there are two large supermarkets and numerous banks, restaurants, marinas, physicians, dentists, and other essentials surrounding the lake. An urgent care center and medical evacuation helicopter can be found near the lake for emergency services, and two full-service hospitals are located in the nearby towns.

How many vacation rentals are available around Smith Mountain Lake?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 482 vacation rentals around Smith Mountain Lake. From 371 house rentals to 33 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.