Sunday, May 03, 2009
Where to Stay at Smith Mountain Lake
Looking for a rental or other place to stay while vacationing at Smith Mountain Lake?
Dazzling lake scenery, secluded surroundings, a mild climate and friendly local vendors make up an ideal combination for a spectacular reunion, party, wedding or conference. In fact, SML’s tourist-driven economy has equipped the area with everything a family, organization or business needs for an exceptional gathering. Event organizers select SML because it is a place where everyone involved can make the most of the time, scenery and range of activities available.
Kelly Millard chose
“We had everything from people renting a condo for a week, staying a night at the Holiday Inn, or even camping,” Kelly said. “It suited everyone’s budget. All of our guests felt it was worth coming from all over the country to help us celebrate our big day.”
Members of the couple’s wedding party spent free time on jet skis, boating and swimming at the lake.
“The groomsmen and bridesmaids rented a condo for the weekend and could enjoy the scenery and all the lake has to offer,” said Kelly.
Several of SML’s top-rated resort locations offer the most benefits in one location for a large group event like a wedding or corporate gathering. Best of all, the resorts are strategically located to make the most of SML’s scenery. From a dramatic lake ceremony to an outdoor barbecue for the company, places like Bernard’s Landing and Mariners Landing have the backdrop, catering, coordinators and lodging in one location.
If you’re in the market for a more private, family-friendly setting, SML has numerous vacation homes ready to be filled with guests. Quaint cottages, moderate dwellings and pristine estates are all available with a wide range of amenities. No matter what your budget, there’s a lake living experience to suit your upcoming reunion or family getaway.
Lauren Brennan, administrative assistant at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, located on SML, said approximately 50 businesses and organizations host events at the center each year.
In addition to the 4-H Center, many
of the resort facilities at