There are motels at the Lake:
Lake Inn Motel On 122 in Westlake. (540) 721-3383
Westlake Waterfront Inn Formerly known as the Ratliff Inn. (540) 721-3307
Halesford HarbourNow open on the former Camper's Paradise site. (540) 297-9000.
Foxport Marina has renovated its motel rooms (540)721-2451
If you are not able to get in at the lake, there is now a Holiday Inn Express in Rocky Mount (Note:web site not always reliable!), about a fifteen minute drive from the lake. (540) 489-5001.
Back at the lake...
Bernard's Landing Resort and Conference Center often has condos available for nightly, weekly and monthly rentals. (540) 721-8870
Cottages are available:
Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge off Route 40. Home of The Pet Carp! (434) 927-5100/(877) 313-5100
Coveside Cottages off Diamond Hill Road. (540) 297-3221
A waterfront Bed and Breakfast is another alternative:
The Lovestone Inn (540) 296-0510 On the Bedford (east)side of the lake.
Campgrounds are also available, although some are strictly seasonal - CALL AHEAD!:
Eagle's Roost (near the State Park) (540) 297-7381
Halesford Harbour Up from the Bridge on the Bedford side. Old Camper's Paradise site.
Mitchell's Point Marina (540) 297-7174
Sweetwater RV Park on White House Road in Bedford County (540) 296-0522
Smith Mountain Lake State Park (540) 297-6066
For a truly unique vacation, you might consider renting a large houseboat. There are some suggestions on our Fishing and Boating page.
Finally, there are many privately owned homes available for rent. Although we do not do property management (it is a specialty all its own!), we are on a first name basis with all the property managers serving the lake and are familiar with their inventories so if you e-mail us at info@SMLHomes.com with your specific needs we can put you in touch with a suitable renting agent.