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Do I Need a Wine Cellar in my Smith Mountain Lake Home? - 09/30/10 05:50 PM
Virginia is known for its many wineries where you can go to purchase your favorite wines, taste a few new ones and possibly find some new favorites in the process. Wine lovers often have special wines to serve with certain foods. They love to drink the wine but may also be into collecting wines and having the wine on-hand in their homes for special occasions.If you're a wine enthusiast who stores great wines in your home - or would like to - you may want to consider having your own wine cellar. When shopping for a beautiful Smith Mountain Lake home, (2 comments)
Smith Mountain Lake Weather 101: Four Seasons and Perfect Temperatures - 09/28/10 11:24 PM
Thinking of making the move to a beautiful new home on Smith Mountain Lake? Congratulations! We know you'll be very happy here.Maybe you've wondered what the year-round weather is like in the Smith Mountain Lake area. Well, we definitely have four seasons and almost perfect temperatures, so if you're thinking of leaving your northern home and are afraid you will miss out on the wonders of four distinct seasons, fear not! You'll get to enjoy them all at Smith Mountain Lake.We celebrate summer, when the daytime average high temperature in July is 86.6 degrees and the average low is 62.8 degrees. (0 comments)
Staying in Your Price Range When House Hunting at Smith Mountain Lake - 09/23/10 11:41 PM
Whether you're shopping for a dress, a bedspread, or your new home at Smith Mountain Lake, looking within your price range is the best way to go. There are several reasons why shopping within your price range is the best plan. Here are a few for you to ponder:1. Smith Mountain Lake has lots of beautiful homes in lots of great price ranges. So stick with what you can afford and avoid falling in love with a house that's beyond your means. Trust me, the lower-priced homes can be just as beautiful and just as perfect for your family, so avoid (0 comments)
There's Still Time this Fall to Cruise Smith Mountain Lake on the Virginia Dare - 09/21/10 09:39 PM
Fall is in the air, but that doesn't mean there isn't still time this fall to cruise Smith Mountain Lake on the Virginia Dare, Smith Mountain Lake's l9th-century replica of a side wheeler. The 63-foot-long Virginia Dare cruises Smith Mountain Lake from April to December every year, booking 2-hour lunch, dinner, and Sunday Luncheon cruises as well as private charters.For a seated meal, 112 people will fit, but for an hors d'oeuvre cruise, she can handle up to 135 happy cruisers. You can charter the Virginia Dare for a private cruise for your wedding, birthday, anniversary or other celebration, or get (0 comments)
Smith Mountain Lake Wishes the Blue Ridge Parkway a Very Happy Anniversary! - 09/17/10 06:53 PM
Happy Anniversary, Blue Ridge Parkway! Yes, that's right, our beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates 75 years this fall. Building of the Parkway officially began on September 11, 1935, near Cumberland Knob in North Carolina. Work in Virginia began in February of 1936.Stanley L. Abbott, who became known as the "father of the Blue Ridge Parkway" for his work on its design, was hired to plan the route. Abbott developed a plan to create the Parkway as a chain of parks and areas of recreation where visitors could stop and enjoy the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as (2 comments)
Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Help You Purchase Your Smith Mountain Lake Home - 09/15/10 09:53 PM
Choosing a real estate agent to help you purchase your Smith Mountain Lake home shouldn't be a difficult decision. Here are a few suggestions on what to look for when finding the perfect agent for YOU:1. Someone who will listen to what your wants and needs are, and who is able to zero in on houses that fit those directives.2. An agent who knows the market and can steer you to homes that fit not only your needs but also your price range. Smith Mountain Lake is a large area and it can be quite time-consuming to find a good fit (2 comments)
Buying Your Retirement Home on Smith Mountain Lake - Now is the Time! - 09/13/10 10:12 PM
If you've been trying to decide whether now is a good time to buy your retirement home on Smith Mountain Lake, don't think about it any longer. It is definitely a good time to buy. Mortgage rates are at all time lows and many beautiful homes are available to fit your retirement style.Are you active and love sports or do you want to putter around your garden? Do you want to live in a large home with lots of space or are you ready to downsize a bit? How about a pool or other amenities? Plan now to come to Smith (0 comments)
Plan Now to Attend the 22nd Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival! - 09/08/10 11:10 PM
Want to taste some new wines or reconnect with some wines you already love? Then you will certainly want to plan on attending the 22nd annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival. This year's festival is set for September 25th and 26th.Here are some of the particulars about this year's Festival:27 Virginia wineries will be in attendance. If you can't find a wine you like, you're just not trying!85 craft and food vendors will also be participating. For those who would rather eat than drink, or do both, now's your chance to find some new favorites.Each day two local bands will be (0 comments)
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