Sold on the View

Meg Head has a little advice for house hunters at Smith Mountain Lake: Don’t rule out a property just because the online listing lacks “wow factor.” Meg and her husband, David, nearly missed out on their dream lake property after…

Home, Sweet SML Home

It’s no secret Smith Mountain Lake is a vacationer’s paradise. Visitors flock here to enjoy the scenic mountain views, sparkling water and abundance of recreational opportunities. Many likely spend at least part of their vacation time dreaming about what it…

Firepits: A Hot Trend At SML

  Imagine a crisp, cool evening spent gathered around a roaring fire. Kids giggle as they toast marshmallows to construct the perfect s’mores. Grownups sit back, unwind and swap stories. With all the fun and fellowship of a campfire—without ever…

An Old-World Retreat

  A Virginia Tech logo inlayed into the paver driveway immediately lets visitors know Hokie fans live at this Smith Mountain Lake house. It’s a subtle touch, one of many small, thoughtful design elements that combine for a big overall impact…

Lake Lifestyle Reboot

  A few years ago, Laura and Jesse Hall found themselves at a crossroads. The long-time Smith Mountain Lake residents and soon-to-be-full-time retirees came to the realization they were ready to part with their lakefront property. For nearly 15 years,…