lake homes: "Lake Effects" filming at Smith Mountain Lake - 10/31/10 04:22 PM
Film crews shooting the movie Lake Effects here at Smith Mountain Lake hoped to capture the lake's many activities the area has to offer. Many of the background scenes were shot in late June with the movie's primary plot being shot in October.  Some Smith Mountain Lake residents were even part of the action.
Aerial shots were taken in a helicopter piloted by Lee Hussy of Penhook, capturing the many boats on the lake as well as wakeboarding. Then they moved on to Penhook Boat Dock on a boat owned by Bill Timmins, where extras Harper Lee Dillon and father Reed … (2 comments)

lake homes: Hot Tips for Smith Mountain Lake Home Sellers! - 10/25/10 02:27 PM
Recently we talked about selling your home in today's market. Correct pricing, making necessary repairs, and always having your home ready to show were some of the things we covered. But what are some other steps you can take in making your home stand out above the rest? Here are some hot tips for Smith Mountain Lake Home sellers.

Tip #1 Make that first impression count!
It has been said many times, but you only get one chance at a first impression. From curb appeal, to a sparkling clean home, the first look a potential buyer has of … (0 comments)

lake homes: Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival November 6 - 10/17/10 04:04 PM
Grab a bowl and spoon, and get ready to dig in! It is time for the 8th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival! Come join us lakeside on November 6th, for a full day of fun by the water. It will be a "hot" time in Smith Mountain Lake, depending on how spicy you like your chili!The chili cook off will start at 9am, when competitors start cooking up a whole mess of chili! Tasting will begin at noon, with judging starting at 3pm. Trophies will be handed out around 4pm, with awards going to such categories as … (0 comments)

lake homes: Selling Your Home in Today’s Market - 10/16/10 03:53 AM
Turn on the radio, or any cable news show, pick up the paper, and you will see headlines about the current real estate market. Is it rebounding? What does the foreclosure mess mean for those trying to buy or sell a home? The scenarios go on and on. It can leave you wondering when will be the right time to sell your Smith Mountain Lake home. Talk to a local real estate agent, and they can give you the real picture for your area. Selling your home in today's market doesn't mean you have to give your house away. It just … (3 comments)

lake homes: Smith Mountain Lake has Diversity! - 07/31/10 03:14 PM
If there is one thing Smith Mountain Lake has, it is diversity! We have a sparkling lake, with over 500 miles of shoreline, and we are surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. From waterfront property to golf communities, you can find different types of real estate available in the area.This diversity of real estate in Smith Mountain Lake means that just about anyone can find their dream home. Prices for real estate in Smith Mountain Lake are diverse, as well.  There is something for every budget, from older lakefront homes that offer great deals, to brand new condos right on … (0 comments)

lake homes: Music in the Park at Smith Mountain Lake - 07/21/10 03:53 PM
Smith Mountain Lake is known for its beauty, and one of the best places to enjoy the lake is at the Smith Mountain Lake State Park. This Saturday, July 24th, is going to be a great weekend to visit! Bring the whole family, and enjoy Music in the Park at Smith Mountain Lake.Music in the Park will start at 8pm, and last until 10 that evening. Head over to the Smith Mountain Lake Beach pavilion for some great music, and dancing fun! Charlie Greer and the Roanoke Valley Pickers will be providing the foot stompin', good-time music, and the Old Dominion … (2 comments)

lake homes: Thinking about a Smith Mountain Lake Condo? - 07/08/10 04:44 PM
There are many types of homes available to buyers today. Have you been thinking about a Smith Mountain Lake condo, but aren't sure if that is the life for you? Condominiums, or condos for short, are a great option for many buyers. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of buying a condo.Let's talk about price! Most of the time, a condo is going to cost less than a single-family residence in the same neighborhood. For a young couple just starting out, or someone who is ready to retire, lower prices make it easier to live in your preferred … (2 comments)

lake homes: Fourth of July Fun in Bedford, VA - 06/30/10 03:39 PM
If you are looking for Fourth of July fun in Bedford, you will actually have to start looking on July 3rd! Many of the holiday activities will fall on Saturday this year. There are lots of things to do and see. You can start your day at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia retreat.The Independence Day Celebration at Poplar Forest will start at 11am. There will be musical performances, dancing, and games. You can also step back in time with historical entertainers, storytelling, and living history demonstrations. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and young people under 16 get in free. At 1:30pm, … (0 comments)

lake homes: The Blue Ridge Parkway Offers Scenic Beauty In Bedford County - 05/26/10 04:20 PM
Known as "America's favorite drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway was recently recognized by Yahoo Travel as one of America's Top 10 Road Trips. You can hop onto the parkway at Roanoke or Peaks of Otter Visitor Centers. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great drive in Bedford County. It will take your breath away.
Along the parkway, you can find several lodges. The Peaks of Otter Lodge is the one closest to Smith Mountain Lake. You can see some wonderful mountain vistas from here. There are great photo opportunities to be had, as wildlife is often seen near the lodge! Located … (2 comments)

lake homes: Smith Mountain Lake: A Great Place to Live!! - 05/23/10 02:38 PM
Smith Mountain Lake is known as the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains". Beautiful shorelines and spectacular mountain vistas can be seen from almost any home in the area. Temperate weather and friendly neighbors make Smith Mountain Lake a great place to call home.
There are over 500 miles of shoreline on Smith Mountain Lake, spanning several counties. Tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains like a hidden treasure, there is no better place for the perfect escape! Once you have had a chance to visit, you will understand why there is little doubt as to why so many people buy homes here.

lake homes: It’s BBQ Time at the Sedalia Center - 05/21/10 04:38 AM
Summer is fast approaching Smith Mountain Lake and Bedford, VA. Just looking around the neighborhoods, you can see the season getting ready to begin. Boats are being prepped for the lake and students everywhere are counting down the last days of school before summer vacation. One of the favorite signs of the changing season is the smell of food on the grill, and that means one thing! - it's BBQ time at the Sedalia Center!!
The 5th Annual BBQ at the Sedalia Center is on Saturday, May 22nd this year. Lovers of barbeque will descend on Big Island VA to sample … (0 comments)

lake homes: Living History in Bedford, VA - 04/07/10 03:46 PM
Bedford Virginia is a place full of history. This weekend, April 10th and 11th, you can experience living history as the National D-Day Memorial Foundation presents Prelude to Invasion. Historical interpreters and the 29th Living History Association will be enacting what life was like for American servicemen as they prepared for D-day.
On Saturday the event will run from 10am until 5pm. They will be recreating a World War II encampment. Included in the re-enactment will be military vehicles, military gear, and other period vehicles. You can feel the morale of the men as they prepared for war.
Sunday you can … (2 comments)

lake homes: Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Home: Ready to GO! - 03/30/10 02:14 PM
One of the nice things about owning a vacation home on Smith Mountain Lake is that the mild climate normally allows for year round use. Unfortunately, not everyone can take advantage of that and some are only able to use their home during the warmer months. If you fall into the last category, the time has come to get your lakefront home ready for the summer season!
Packing for the first trip
If you winterized your vacation home at the end of summer last year, you may have taken your linens home with you. When you are rounding everything up to … (0 comments)

lake homes: Spring Clean and Seeing Green on Smith Mountain Lake - 03/20/10 06:33 AM
Just take one look outside and you can see that spring is making its debut in Smith Mountain Lake! This weekend the weather will be sunny and warm with temperatures in the 70's forecasted. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and spend some time outside spring cleaning! With the unusually heavy snowfall this year, you may find a few more things on your spring to do list, especially if you have your home for sale!
Step One: Clean up debris! Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains can pretty much guarantee you have some leaves and sticks to clean up from the … (2 comments)

lake homes: Everyone is Irish in Smith Mountain Lake! - 03/11/10 12:22 PM
Ok, maybe not everyone is Irish, but anyone CAN BE Irish for the day as Smith Mountain Lake celebrates St Patrick's Day. From family fun to great food, you can take your pick on how to celebrate! Here are just a few of the things going on at the lake!
Take the whole family to the Hot Shots Family Fun center on Saturday, March 13th for a St Patty's Day themed day of fun. There will even be live music by the band Dragonfly! If you are looking for something a little more adult, head over to The Landing for their St … (3 comments)

lake homes: What Do You Need from Your Smith Mountain Lake Home? - 03/05/10 04:45 AM
Smith Mountain Lake is a wonderful place to live! Granted, I may be a bit prejudiced having been a resident for decades! But many people have come for a visit and found themselves moving to this little piece of heaven in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some purchase a vacation home and others become permanent residents in our community. Determining how and when you are going to be using your home is the first step to happiness on buying in Smith Mountain Lake!
The first thing to ask yourself is what you are going to be using your home for. Is this … (0 comments)

lake homes: Picking Up Golf in Smith Mountain Lake! - 02/18/10 02:37 PM
There are many reasons why people love Smith Mountain Lake. For some it is the mountain and lake views, still others love having a waterfront property with a private boat dock. But the answers you will hear the most seem to be golf and fishing!
Weather permitting, both of these activities can be enjoyed all year around here at the lake, but with spring around the corner, you will start seeing more people venturing out on the greens with their clubs! If you are ready to pick up the game of golf this year, here are some of the reasons Smith … (0 comments)

lake homes: Family Fun in Roanoke VA! - 02/16/10 02:22 PM

If you have been looking for a way to shake off the winter doldrums, check out what's happening at the Roanoke Civic Center. It is worth the drive even if you are coming from Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford or beyond! Bring the whole family and enjoy a night out on the town in Roanoke.
If you have a young child then you have probably become familiar again with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. Well, the gang is ready for a musical adventure in Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show! Cool songs mark this crazy adventure with Mickey and the gang. This … (2 comments)

lake homes: Getting Your Home Ready for Market in Bedford VA - 02/10/10 12:41 PM
The town of Bedford in Virginia is well known for all the history that can be found on almost every corner. But one place where history may not be quite as celebrated is in the clutter that has accumulated over the winter months. Even though there are plenty of thing to keep you busy during any season; the piles of novels, Sudoku puzzles and extra blankets are a history of how you spent your time while indoors. If you are thinking of putting your house on the market, or if you are just getting a jump start on spring cleaning, here … (0 comments)

lake homes: Time to Start Planning that Smith Mountain Lake Vacation! - 01/31/10 03:10 PM

Believe it or not we are just a few short days away from February! It seems like it was just last week we were enjoying the fun of the fall harvest! Now we are already turning a longing eye towards spring with summer just a few months away! If you want to visit Smith Mountain Lake this year, it is never too early to start planning! So here are some highlights of what's coming up for the spring and early summer this year!
Make your reservations early for the ESPN Bassmaster Elite Tournament: Blue Ridge Brawl! The big event takes … (0 comments)

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