LaSota Cottage looks out from the forest onto the lake

Private Forested Cove

Settled into woods on a private cove, the LaSota Cottage's West facing windows look out the cove making for a bright and sunny lake views. The cottage has the most flexible accommodations of all. Although it can accommodate no more than 4 adults, it has four bedrooms with a variety of bed sizes to meet every need.



  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Bedrooms
    • TV in every bedroom
    • Cable TV Reception on all TVs
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Two Levels with separate outdoor entrances

The Great Room in the LaSota Cottage overlooks the lake with the deck just steps away.

Upper Level

  • Great Room with lake and forest views
    • Comfortable furnishings
    • 40" HDTV with DVD
    • Ceramic Tile and Carpeted Floors
  • Full Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, stove, oven and cookware. Place settings for 8.
  • Master Bedroom with Queen Size bed, dresser and closet
  • Second Master Bedroom with a full bed dresser and closet
  • Bunk Bedroom with a two twin beds
  • Full Bathroom

Kitchen and Dining area are open to the Great Room and are always within a view of the lake.

Upper Deck

  • 10' wide with outdoor seating for 6

The Upper and Lower Decks overview the dock and lake"

Lower Level

  • Recreation Room with TV
  • Football and Table Hockey Games
  • Guest Bedroom with Queen Size bed
  • Bathroom with Shower
  • Laundry Room with full size washer and dryer

The Lower Level Family Room has a separate, outside entrance.

Lower Patio Level

  • Shaded Seating
  • Overlooking cove, dock and lake


  • 24' x 12' pier with swimming ladder
  • Floating dock with swimming ladder
  • 6' deep at normal pond. NO DIVING

The dock includes a large fixed pier and a floating dock.
LaSota Cottage: Rates and Reservations
2018 Rates
Daily Weekly Notes
January 1 to
May 24
$150 $900 2 night minimum
May 25 to
June 15
$230 $1,380 2 night minimum
June 16 to
August 24
$235* $1,410 7 night minimum, Saturday to Saturday.
*2 night minimum within 2 weeks of arrival. Call us!
August 25 to
September 2
$230 $1,380 2 night minimum
September 3 to
December 31
$150 $900 2 night minimum
Housekeeping $95 $95  
Damage Deposit $250 $250 See Welcome Kit for Policies
Optional Linen Service $110 $110 Linens include: Sheets, Pillow Cases & Towels. Beds are made up
(State & Local)
12.3% 12.3% 5.3% Virginia Sales tax + 7% county occupancy tax

  • To Reserve: Please CALL US, fill in BOOK LASOTA COTTAGE or send us an EMAIL.  
  • After you contact us:
    • We will confirm availability and total cost.
    • You will receive an email confirming your reservation.
    • You will receive a separate email from PayPal requesting payment
    • Once the full amount is received, you will receive an email with the code to access the properties.
  • 1/2 of the rent is due upon booking
  • Balance of rent and damage deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival
  • If there is no damage, the damage deposit will be refunded through PayPal within 2 weeks of departure. You will be informed immediately if damage is found.
  • Cancellation Policy
    • Full refund if cancelled over 60 days prior to arrival
    • Within 60 days we will attempt to re-book the properties. You will be refunded any rent we receive, less a $100 processing fee.
    • Damage deposits are fully refunded in any cancellation.
  • Please see Welcome Kit for policies
Before you Leave Home
What to Bring
  • Sheets and pillow cases*
    • 2 Queen Beds (1 on Main Level, 1 on Lower Level)
    • 1 Full Double Bed (Main Level)
    • 2 Twin Beds (Bunk Beds - Main Level)
  • Towels and wash cloths*
  • Bath soap and shampoo
  • Laundry Soap
  • Flashlight
  • Paper towels
  • Charcoal, lighter fluid
  • Condiments
  • Fishing Gear (For children, a simple rod, #16 hooks and worms dug from your own garden will catch lots of fish under the dock!)
  • Don't forget your camera, DVDs, water toys and peace of mind!
  • *Bed linens and towels are available for an additional Linen fee. (See RATES)

    Cell Phone Coverage and Internet
    There are no land lines in the cottages, so plan to use your cell phone. Most cell phones have excellent reception at our properties. Visitors using the following cell phone companies have had good reception in the past: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Cingular, and Nextel. Please advise us of other systems that work well, or those that do not.

    WiFi Internet is provided at the LaSota Cottage via a satellite connection. Please limit your usage to e-mail and web searches. Please do NOT stream video/audio or use the system for Internet gaming as it will swamp the system and incur excessive fees. 5GB per week/750 MB per day (x the number of days) is provided at no charge. If you exceed these figures, you will be charged $10 per extra Gigabyte or part thereof. Please limit streaming and go out on the lake!
What we Provide
Ample cooking supplies and dishes are provided at the LaSota Cottage
  • Pots, pans, utensils, plates, glasses, coffee makers (bring basket type filters).
  • The large kitchen in the Main House is equiped for cooking for larger groups. Please call for details or to confirm a particular item is available.
  • Condiments: Salt, pepper, and sugar are normally available, but it is always a good idea to bring some just in case.
  • Microwave oven
  • Television, DVD player, satellite receiver
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Propane Gas Grill on deck (extra tank included)
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
Plan Ahead
Local Attractions
  • Reserve a ski boat, pontoon boat or kayak (see BOATING)
  • Book a cruise (see CRUISE)
  • Book a fishing guide (see FISHING)
  • Book a caterer (see CATERING)
  • Plan to visit historic points of interest on your way to the lake (See HISTORY)
  • Here for only a few days? Plan to bring all the food you need. Convenience stores are nearby, but major grocery stores are 20 to 30 minutes away. (see STORES)
  • Visiting The Point at Silver Bay as part of a longer vacation in Virginia? Call us! We are happy to help you plan a wonderful visit to Virginia.
  • Visiting from outside the United States? Send us your Skype or Google Hangout (Gmail) address and we can set a time to talk and help you plan your visit.
While You are Here
Grocery Stores

Grocery and convenience stores are listed below, starting with the closest. The best grocery store on the lake is Kroger.

  • White House Store: convenience store located at the gas station at White House. ~10 minutes
  • Shop Rite: discount grocery store with limited selection. ~20 minutes
  • Food Lion at Hendricks Store Road and Rt. 122: Full service grocery store. Limited selection of vegtables and organic food. ~20 minutes
  • Kroger: Full service grocery store with large beer and wine selection, as well as wide selection of vegtables and organics. ~30 minutes
  • Pharmacies

    CVS and Kroger in Westlake Corner are the only full service pharmacies on the lake. Some over-the-counter remedies are available at the grocery and convenience stores listed above.


    There are a number of restaurants on and around Smith Mountain Lake. Some are accessible by both water and road (these are also listed in the “On the Lake” page), while others are only available by road. While this is not a complete list, these are establishments that we have visited and can recommend. They are presented in the order of our personal preference.

    The Landing
    773 Ashmeade Road | Moneta, VA 24121 | Phone: 540.721.3028 | Web
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~20 minutes by water, ~45 minutes by road
    An example of the great food offered at The Landing

    The Landing is generally recognized as the best restaurant on the lake, and we agree with this assessment. The quality of the food and its presentation is outstanding, with an excellent beer and wine list. In our opinion, it is as good as the best restaurants in a major city, with prices that are only slightly less than similar establishments in major cities. For those of you who have a passion for food and cooking, The Landing offers special event meals and cooking classes. There is outdoor and indoor seating. While they are on the lake, views of the water are obscured by boat lifts in front of the restaurant.

    Mexico Viejo
    404 Crazy Horse Dr | Moneta, VA 24121 | (540) 719-1000
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~20 minutes by water, ~45 minutes by road

    Mexico Viejo has the best lake views of any restaurant on the water, with the exception of those to be had while dining at Silver Bay View Cottages! The New Mexico style food is good. We always enjoy our meals here. Prices are quite reasonable, and the Dos Equis beer on tap is excellent. It is also a very pleasant boat ride from Silver Bay, and one of our most frequent destinations.

    Portside Grill & Bar
    3619 Airport Road at Virginia Dare Marina | Moneta, VA | 540-297-7100 x3 | Web
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~20 minutes by water, ~15 minutes by road

    A tiki bar with outdoor seating over the water. This is a fun place to enjoy a drink and a sandwich. Enjoy live entertainment, D.J.’s, steel drums, dancing, limbo and sunset views over the water. They also have TVs so you can watch your favorite game or race. It is open only in the warmer months.

    Edo Grill and Sushi
    1035 Mercantile Street. Suite 104 | Moneta, VA | 540-297-6888 | Web
    Driving time from The Point at Silver Bay: ~20 minutes by road (not on the water)
    Sushi sample from Edo's

    Edo is our favorite Japanese restaurant at the lake. Their suchi is particularly good. The Green Dradon Roll is our particular favorite. Edo Grill & Sushi is family owned and operated.

    Marina Café at Mitchell’s Point Marina
    3553 Trading Post Road | Huddleston, VA | 540-297-4829
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~10 minutes by water, ~10 minutes by road
    Marina Cafe at Mitchell's Point offers casual outdoor dining 10 minutes from The Point.

    The Marina Café is the closest restaurant to Silver Bay. They have both indoor and outdoor seating and offer a limited menu of burgers and sandwiches. A great place to catch a bite with the locals.

    Kings Point Pub
    15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway | Huddleston, VA | 540-297-7347
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~10 minutes by water, ~15 minutes by road

    A fun Irish pub with indoor and outdoor seating. While we usually stop by for one of their great beers on tap, they also serve a variety of Irish dishes (Steak and Guinness Pie!) and sandwiches. They are only open in the warmer months, and only Wednesday through Sunday. Call before you head out!

    Catering and Dinner Cruises

    Catering is a great option for reunions. Private dinner cruises are also included in this category, since they may be able to pick you up at your private dock at Silver Bay.

    Randy Hall

    While Randy has a full-time job managing a building supply store, he loves to cook barbeque! Over the years Randy has catered many reunions and corporate retreats at The Point, including our own 25th wedding anniversary party and other events. Needless to say, his BBQ is amazing. He even has his own BBQ sauce that is available on Amazon. Check it out! "On Top Of It ALL" BBQ Sauce

    The Landing Restaurant
    540.721.3028 | Web

    In addition to being our favorite restaurant on the lake, The Landing also offers catering.

    Blue Ridge Catering
    540-982-7700 | Web

    While we haven’t tasted their food, we have heard good things about Blue Ridge.

    Virginia Dare
    Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises on Smith Mountain Lake
    3619 Airport Road | Moneta, VA 24121 | (540) 297-7100 | Web
    Virginia Dare is a paddle boat that offers dinner cruises on Smith Mountain Lake

    The Virginia Dare has been cruising Smith Mountain Lake as long as we can remember, and is one of the more popular attractions on the lake. Beyond offering sightseeing and dinner cruises to the general public, they also offer private charters. We have not taken a dinner cruise, so we can’t comment on the food. We did attend a private dockside party there, and the food was excellent. It is normally moored next to the Portside Bar & Grill (see above).