Smith Mountain Lake

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The Place for Reunions
The Point at Silver Bay
Aerial view of The Point at Silver Bay on Smith Mountain Lake
The Point is the combination of the Main House and Cedar Cabin
The Main House is the larger of the two Point properties and can accommodate 10 guests.
The Main House is the "Gathering Place" at The Point, with open spaces, great views and a harvest dining table
The large kitchen at the Main House is ideal for preparing meals for large groups.
The large deck offers wonderful views of the mountain and lake, while also providing additional dining space.
The hot tub at the Main House is just a few steps away
Wonderful views of the mountain and lake from the Main House hot tub
The Main House fire pit offers a great place to gather and tell stories in the evening.
The Main House floating dock.
Enjoy the views from the Main House dock
Relax in the recreation room that includes a large TV with Dish Satellite reception.
Fussball and Air Hockey are available in the Main House Recreation Room.
The Green Master Bedroom at the Main House includes views of the lake.
The Blue Master Bedroom also overlooks the lake. There is a "Jack-and-Jill" bathroom between the Green and Blue Master Bedrooms
The "Tubo Red" bedroom includes two twin beds and is next door to the main level bathroom
Three twin beds in the "Dormitory" bedroom on the lower level include an en-suite bathroom. (note: the middle bed is shorter and narrower than a standard twin and is best suited for a smaller person.)
The Main House utility room includes an extra refrigerator and laundry facilities
The Cedar Cabin shares the Point with the Main House and is about 100 feet away
Wonderful views of Smith Mountain and the lake from the Great Room in the Cedar Cabin
Comfortable seating and a fireplace make the Cedar Cabin a year-round destination
The dining area in the Cedar Cabin is open to the Great Room
The Cedar Cabin kitchen is open to the Great Room and views of the lake
The TV at the Cedar Cabin includes Dish Satellite reception
The Hot Tub deck at the Cedar Cabin is screened for privicy
Smith Mountain and the lake as viewed from the private Hot Tub at the Cedar Cabin
The Dock at the Cedar Cabin includes two slips and easy access to the water
Master Bedroom at the Cedar Cabin
Guest Bedroom #1 at the Cedar Cabin
Guest Bedroom #2 at the Cedar Cabin
Two Houses on a Private Point
Designed for Reunions
Sleeps 16-24*
7 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
*Ask us!
2 Hot-Tubs
2 Private Docks
Fire Pit
WiFi Internet

Daily Rates: $695 - $1,080
Weekly Rates: $4,160 - $6,750


The Gathering Place
Main House at Silver Bay
The view from the Main House of Smith Mountain and the Lake.
The Main House can accommodate 10 guests.
Harvest Table seats up to 14 with great views of Smith Mountain Lake
The large kitchen at the Main House is ideal for preparing meals for large groups.
The large deck offers wonderful views of the mountain and lake, while also providing additional dining space.
The hot tub at the Main House is just a few steps away
Wonderful views of the mountain and lake from the Main House hot tub
The Main House fire pit offers a great place to gather and tell stories in the evening.
The Main House floating dock.
Enjoy the views from the Main House dock
Relax in the recreation room that includes a large TV with Dish Satellite reception.
Fussball and Air Hockey are available in the Main House Recreation Room.
The Green Master Bedroom includes views of the lake.
The Blue Master Bedroom also overlooks the lake. There is a "Jack-and-Jill" bathroom between the Green and Blue Master Bedrooms
The "Tubo Red" bedroom includes two twin beds and is next door to the main level bathroom
Three twin beds in the "Dormitory" bedroom on the lower level include an en-suite bathroom. (note: the middle bed is shorter and narrower than a standard twin and is best suited for a smaller person.)
The Main House utility room includes an extra refrigerator and laundry facilities
Vistas of Lake and Mountain
Ideal for Reunions
Sleeps 10
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Hot-Tub
Private Dock
Fire Pit
WiFi Internet

Daily Rates:
$435 - $650
Weekly Rates: $2,600 - $3,900


Natural, Open Beam Cabin
Cedar Cabin at Silver Bay
The Cedar Cabin shares the Point with the Main House and is about 100 feet away
Wonderful views of Smith Mountain and the lake from the Great Room
Comfortable seating and a fireplace make the Cedar Cabin a year-round destination
The dining area is open to the Great Room
The kitchen is open to the Great Room and views of the lake
The TV includes Dish Satellite reception
The Hot Tub deck is screened for privicy
Smith Mountain and the lake as viewed from the private Hot Tub
The Dock at the Cedar Cabin includes two slips and easy access to the water
Master Bedroom
Guest Bedroom #1
Guest Bedroom #2
Views of Lake and Mountain from
the Hot-Tub
Sleeps 6
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Hot-Tub
Private Dock
Fireplace
WiFi Internet

Daily Rates: $260 - $430
Weekly Rates: $1,560 - $2,580


Forested Hideaway on the Water
LaSota Cottage
LaSota Cottage looks out from the forest onto the lake
Generous Living Room Overlooks the Lake
The Living Room and Dining Area as seen from the Kitchen
The Granite Kitchen at LaSota offers great working spaces.
From the Great Room, walk out onto the deck and the outside dining area.
The large deck offers wonderful views up the creek while also providing additional dining space.
The LaSota Dock includes a generous fixed section as well as a floating dock.
The Firepit overlooks the lake
Steps down to the dock and lake
The Family Room on the Lower Level has a separate entrance.
There is an extra kitchen on the lower level.
The Master Bedroom is on the Main Level and has a queen size bed.
The Guest Room on the Main Level has a double bed.
The third bedroom on the Main Level has twin bunk beds and is across from the bathroom.
The bedroom on the Lower Level includes a queen size bed.
The Lower Level bathroom includes a shower stall.
In the Woods on a Private Cove
Sleeps 4
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Large Deck
Private Dock
Fire Pit
WiFi Internet

Daily Rates: $150 - $235
Weekly Rates: $900 - $1,410


Surrounded by Nature
Cabin 1 at Silver Bay
Great Room and View in Cabin 1 Lake
Great Room with Woods Beyond
Dining Area and Kitchen in Cabin 1
Fall View from Cabin 1
Early Spring View of Stairs, Lake and Dock
The Dock at Cabin 1 is shared with Cabin 2. Each gets a slip on either side.
The spacious deck at Cabin 1 overlooks the lake
Cabin 1
The Master Bedroom is on the lake side of the house with views of Smith Mountain Lake
The Guest Bedroom has 2 Twin Beds.
Perfect for Romantic Escape
or Family of 4
Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
"No Wake" Cove
Private Dock
Large Deck
WiFi Internet

Daily Rates: $150 - $235
Weekly Rates: $900 - $1,410


A Private Paradise
Cabin 2 at Silver Bay
Smith Mountain and Autumn Colors from Cabin 2
Enjoy lake and mountain views from the Great Room
Another view from the Great Room
You can watch the television while also enjoying the lake and mountain view.
The Galley Kitchen is open to the Great Room
Dining area for 4 people and another view of the kitchen.
The deck offers outdoor seating overlooking the lake
Wonderful views up the creek...
Emerald green views in early summer.
The dock at Cabin 2 is surrounded by a wildlife preserve and is in a no-wake area of the lake.
The steps down to the dock wander through the woods and through a pergola.
Cabin 2
Wake up to lake and mountain views from the Master Bedroom
The guest room includes 2 twin beds
Bright & Sunny with
Lake & Mountain Views
Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
"No Wake" Cove
Private Dock
Large Deck
WiFi Internet

Daily Rates: $150 - $235
Weekly Rates: $900 - $1,410

Planning Your Visit

Choosing the Right Property

Next Steps

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Use the arrows ⊲ ⊳ to change months. You may depart on booked dates. 2 night minimum except between June 16, 2018 and August 24, 2018: 7 night minimum, Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be made for late bookings. Call us!


Get out on the Water!

Swimming

There is nothing more enjoyable than to stretch out on the dock with a good book, and then dive into the clear, warm water for a refreshing swim. The lake is one of the cleanest in the East Coast, and as you swim or relax, you are looking across to undeveloped wilderness.

Fishing

Fishing opportunities at Silver Bay View Cottages are unbelievable. The properties are located on Witcher Creek where the stripers spawn every spring. The lake is regularly stocked with game fish, and contains striped bass, large and small mouth bass, muskies, northern pike, and an assortment of small game fish. Fishing guides are available to introduce you to the lake, including: Captain Bert's Fishin' Charters 540-721-5788, Mike's Striper Guide Service 540-980-7527, Rockfish Adventures 866-943-1125.

Boating

There may be no better lake in the Mid-Atlantic region for boating. The 20,000 acres of Smith Mountain Lake and its 40-mile length make it a perfect place for water skiing, speed boating, canoeing, kayaking or sailing. Power boats and waverunners can be rented at several locations on the lake, including: Bridgewater Plaza Marina (Boats can also be picked up at the State Park - 540-721-1639), Parrot Cove (800-488-4516) (Parrot Cove also rents Kayaks), Parkway Marina (540-297-4412) (formerly knows as Saunders Marina), Mitchell's Point Marina (540-297-7174) or Virgil Naff Sea Doo (waverunners only - 434-528-0462).
The closest boat launch and boat rental is Mitchell's Point Marina (540-297-7174). (See Local Map from Directions Page)

Children

Very young children enjoy going to the sandy beach at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, which is about 10 minutes away from Silver Bay View Cottages. The park imported tons of white sand to create a lovely beach and protected swimming area that is also monitored by life guards. Be sure and bring sun screen and an umbrella to protect you from the sun. There is also a well equipped playground adjacent to the beach.
Older children enjoy "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn" experiences along the shoreline. Catching bait fish with a bare number 16 hook provides endless entertainment, as does catching craw dads, and fighting imaginary dragons! A boat trip to one of the islands is always a treat. After everyone has had a chance to explore every corner of one of these tiny islands, build a campfire and roast hot dogs on a stick followed by s'mores. There are campfire rings on most of the islands, as well as ample fallen wood. Just bring newspaper, matches and a pocket knife (to whittle your own hot dog and marshmallow stick) and have your own "Huck Finn" adventure!

Explore Around the Lake

Nearby and along the shore of Smith Mountain Lake there are lots of interesting places to visit and things to do. You can hike along the shore at the State Park, take a cruise on the lake, tour the Visitor Center at Smith Mountain Dam, see a movie at a drive-in or indoor theater, or enjoy browsing through the many art galleries and shops in the area. The lake area is also well known for the golf courses here, as well as the hunting opportunities.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Only 15 minutes from Silver Bay, is Smith Mountain Lake State Park. With its 500’ wide sandy beach, it is a great place for young children to wade into the water. There are 13 hiking trails that meander through the park’s various features, including hardwood forests, pine forests, secluded coves and picturesque vistas.

Enjoy a Sightseen Cruise

Silver Bay Views is a beautiful corner of the lake, but there is much more to see. If you aren’t able to get out on the water on your own, a sightseeing tour on the Virginia Dare is a great option. Their dock is only 15 minutes from Silver Bay.

Visit Smith Mountain Dam

The Visitor’s Center at Smith Mountain is open to the public with a view overlooking the dam. Exhibits tell the history of the dam and how power is generated at the unique two-lake complex. Adults and children of all ages are fascinated by how energy is stored in Smith Mountain Lake, and its’ important role in the national power grid.

Camping and Picnicking

Smith Mountain Lake is full of islands that are ideal for camping and picnicking. One of our favorite activities is to build a campfire on one of the many inlets along Smith Mountain and cook hot dogs and marshmallows for lunch. Swimming in these pristine, mountain inlets is also a memorable experience. Golf

There are several golf courses, both public and private, in the vicinity of Smith Mountain Lake. Course open to the public include Mariner's Landing Mariner's Landing (15 minutes from Silver Bay) and Westlake Golf & Country Club Westlake Golf & Country Club (35 minutes from Silver Bay).

Hunting

Hunters are as fortunate as fishermen when it comes to selecting a successful place to pursue their sport. There are over 5,000 acres of land that have been made available by the Appalachian Power Company for hunting. Population game includes deer, turkey, quail, rabbit, and squirrel. For more information, contact the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Art Galleries and Shops

As you drive around the lake you will see many wonderful shops and galleries, but be sure to stop at Bridgewater Plaza. If there is a “downtown” on the lake, this is it. Make sure you stop in at the Little Gallery, rated as one of the best art galleries in the south. The children will enjoy feeding the monstrous carp, the various arcades, miniature golf and an ice cream! For more ideas on things to do at the lake, drop into the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center.

Historical Sites Just Beyond the Lake

Virginia history and scenic wonders beyond the lake can be found within an hour of Silver Bay. These are great places to visit as you drive to or from the lake, and are worth a special outing if you are staying at Silver Bay for more than a few days.

Appomattox Court House

On Palm Sunday, 1865, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the Civil War. See the parlor of the Mclean house, where the surrender was signed, and the site where Lee’s army lay down their arms. ~1 hour from Silver Bay.

Museum of the Confederacy at Appomattox

A short distance from Appomattox Court House is the recent opened Museum of the Confederacy. The museum interweaves stories of the Confederate government, the military, civilians and enslaved & free African Americans. There is also a focus on the "Appomattox Moment" where two legendary armies met for the last time. Gen. Robert E. Lee's coat and sword are featured items on display. ~1 hour from Silver Bay.

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Explore the birthplace of Booker T. Washington, the author and orator who became the most influential African American of his era. The National Monument features a visitor center and trails through the plantation and farm. ~35 minutes from Silver Bay. Homestead Creamery

Remember when milk came in glass bottles and cream floated to the top of the bottle? Remember when ice cream was made out of cream and didn’t include ingredients you can’t pronounce? Do you remember what it tasted like?? Relive the taste of real dairy products at the Homestead Creamery . Their sales center is just beyond the Booker T. Washington National Monument and not far from Westlake Center. Their products can also be found at the Kroger in Westlake, as well as select stores throughout Virginia. ~40 minutes from Silver Bay View.

Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Jefferson built Poplar Forest as a retreat from his busy life at Monticello in Charlottesville. In the last decade or so it has been under restoration and is a great example of Jefferson’s mature interest in architecture. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Jefferson and to observe research and restoration in process. ~40 minutes from Silver Bay.

Blue Ridge Parkway and the Peaks of Otter

The 2 hour hike to the top of Sharp Top Mountain at the Peaks of Otter takes you to cooler air and offers 360 degree views up the spine of the Blue Ridge, across the Roanoke Valley and across to Smith Mountain Lake. It is our favorite hike in Virginia! There are also easier hikes to waterfalls and across to an 18th century farm, as well as another long hike to the Flat Top, the "other" peak of the Peaks of Otter. You may also enjoy driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway that goes through the Peaks. We enjoy stopping for a beer and a meal at Liberty Station in Bedford, as a reward for healthy exercise. ~50 minutes from Silver Bay.

Lake Area Map