Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Welcome to Cedar Key
Two Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rental Homes, rent one or both for family/friend gatherings.
Considered by our clients as having the best view on the lake
The lake is the perfect destination for your very own style of fun and Cedar Key Village Resort is the place to make it happen. Enjoy days full of activities or just plain relaxing. The lake offers fabulous swimming,hiking, boating, shopping opportunities from antique to art galleries, dining and entertainment options, fascinating historical sightseeing, and or just simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery. It is also renowned as one of the best fishing lakes in the country. It is not unusual for guests to catch huge striped bass right off the dock! We offer either the 3 Bedroom Elegant Home or the 2 Bedroom Enchanted Cabin, for your next vacation rental.
We offer one of the easiest accesses to the waterfront on the lake. You can walk the path/steps, or the road or you can actually drive right to your private dock. We also offer a lot of free parking.
We are one of only a few rentals on the lake that offer on site rentals of kayaks, canoe and paddle boards. We also offer for free usage of lots of fun out door equipment (horse shoes, boccie ball, bean bag toss, etc) to use in an open field.
3 BEDROOM ELEGANT HOME
The 3-Bedroom Vacation Rental Home (pictured with the wall of windows) called "The Elegant Home" is one of eleven homes in Cedar Key Village Resort Community, overlooking Smith Mountain Lake. It sits on a hill above the cabins, offering a spectacular view of the lake and Smith Mountain.
The Elegant Home is graced by cedar beams throughout, floor to ceiling stone fireplace and offers an open floor plan with walls of glass allowing for stunning views of Smith Mountain. Serenity awaits you as you take a swim from the Elegant Homes's private dock, have your morning refreshments with the song birds on one of our two over-sized trek decks, take a relaxing soak in our state-of-the-art Hot Tub, or try your hand at fishing in the communities "no-wake" cove.
All our guests have raved about our two custom decks and lower level stone patio, all surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers. We have recessed lighting under railings creating a romantic ambiance at night. The hot tub is very private with a breathtaking view of the Smith Mountain.
Our centrally air conditioned and heated home offers a washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, trash compactor and stove. We have a charcoal barbecue on the lower patio. We have two full baths, one with a Jacuzzi. The master bath shower is all tiled walk in with three shower heads.
We live in or home four months of the year so this home lives like a primary home, not a rental. We have very comfortable furniture and oriental rugs throughout. You will be smitten the moment you open the door.
We welcome up to 6 Guests, (sheets and towels provided if you wish)
We allow up to two (well trained) dogs on a case by case base, no cats, please inquire at the time of booking
2 BEDROOM ENCHANTED CABIN
This 2-Bedroom fully air conditioned/heated Lakefront Vacation Rental Cabin (pictured with the views of Smith Mountain) called "Enchanted Cabin" is one of eleven homes in Cedar Key Village Resort Community, overlooking Smith Mountain Lake. The cabin has an all cedar interior with cedar beams throughout. It has high ceilings which adds to its charm. Recently renovated bathroom could be in any magazine. The kitchen is renovated with new appliances, cabinets and counter top. The front walls facing the water (both in the living room and master bedroom) are all glass, allowing for amazing views of Smith Mountain, the lake and our beautifully landscaped lakeside garden. The garden has well over 100 plants and is an all season garden.
There is an oversized trek deck off the living room which has dining seating for 4, and a old fashion glider with a bench, lots of space for enjoying the outdoors. We also have a gate so your dog can be on the deck with you.
The cabin is located in a "no wake" 60 acre cove perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, swimming, and fishing. Enjoy your semi- private dock with your own boat slip.
We welcome up to 4 Guests including children (sheets and towels provided if you wish) We allow two (well trained) small dogs, on a case by case base, no cats, please inquire at the time of booking
3 Bedroom Elegant Home Rental Rates
Enchanted Cabin Rental Rates
*Please be sure to contact owner before booking/payment, as reservation dates may change
*Please contact owner about special cancellation policy for covid-19
* HOA doesn't allow for Weddings
ENCHANTED CABIN AVAILABILITY
3 BEDROOM ELEGANT HOME PHOTOS & VIRTUAL TOUR
Elegant Home Virtual Tour
2 BEDROOM ENCHANTED CABIN PHOTOS & VIRTUAL TOUR
Enchanted Cabin Virtual Tour
3 BEDROOM ELEGANT HOME AMENITIES
Stunning Tuscany style cabinets and green granite counter tops makes this kitchen perfectly charming. It is open to the rest of the house so the cook never feels left out. All modern appliances and we well stock the cabinet with herbs, flour and sugar. Lots of serving dishes and great pots and pans for cooking for big crowds.
Two Outdoor Decks and Lower Level Patio
WOW, There is not a more charming deck on the lake according to several deck builders and our clients. The rod iron railings of wildlife adds to the charm. And flowers galore surround the decks and patio.
This 6 person state of the art private hot tub offers bluetooth music, waterfalls, various colored lighting opt, lots of jets and a stretched lounge facing Smith Mountain. Open sky and views of Smith Mountain awaits you as your relax to music or birds chirping.
FREE WI-FI and great cell connection . Four G tower located on Smith Mountain.
We offer a large 45" Sony T.V. with surround sound. We provide Netflix as well. We have both Indoor and Outdoor speakers on the deck makes entertaining fun. We provide a range of outdoor recreation equipment for your enjoyment.
We offer your own private dock with a boat slip. Part of the dock is covered with 6 chairs and a table. There is a large floating raft/boat adjacent to the dock with 4 chairs and table. Perfect for sun bathing!
2 BEDROOM ENCHANTED CABIN AMENITIES
Recently renovated, new cabinets, counter top and appliances including dishwasher and microwave!
So many of our clients tell us we have the best view on the lake. Uninterrupted view of Smith Mountain ( just woods, no homes across the cove) and the view of our lakeside garden and the lake is just breathtaking
Trek Deck Overlook Lake
This large deck functions as another room and is where everyone lives in the summer. Lots of comfy chairs and we have a gate to keep your dog secure.
Free Wifi included, great cell connection as there is a 4 G tower on Smith Mountain.
Just renovated bathroom that looks like it is right out of a Adirondack magazine. Walk in shower with built in seat.
Jump off the dock into 15 foot deep pristine clean water. You also have your own boat slip. A big tree is close to the dock, offering lots of shade. Perfect for reading a good book and enjoying the lake.
THINGS TO DO
We offer 4 single kayaks, one two person kayak, one two person canoe, and two paddle boards for rent on site. Mitchell's Marina is just 3 miles from the house for larger boat rentals.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Just 10 minutes from our house, the park has walking trails surrounding the lake, a pavilion with lots of kids activities, a sandy beach and rentals of non-motorized boats
Shops, galleries and museums to explore. Outdoor markets, restaurants, music venues and parks
Yearly fun activities for families, shops, restaurants, ice cream parlor and live music
(based on time of year), put put golf and an arcade
Blue Ridge Parkway
Slow paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the ruggest mountainas and pastoral landscapes of Appalachain Highlands
Mariners Landing is just ten minutes from the house, a Robert Trent Jones designed course. There are many other public courses nearby.
Thomas Jefferson Popular Forest
A must for all the history buffs. It is located 45 min from Cedar Key Village, featuring a tour of Thomas Jefferson's summer home in Forest, Virginia
There are lots of fun things to do in and around the lake. Para Sailing is very popular or take a ride into Bedford and enjoy the small shops in a charming turn of the century town with a great Orchard. Lots of hiking trails all around the lake as well.
National D-Day Memorial
Memorial is located just outside the charming town of Bedford, just 45 min from Cedar Key Village. More soldures died from Bedford than any other city in the USA on D-Day, which is why the national memorial was built there.
* Some of these sites and restaurants operating hours may have changed due to covid-19, please visit their website's before going
Elegant Home Reviews
Probably one of the nicest houses our family has ever rented. Very immaculate inside. I first noticed the number of oriental carpets that we're all over the house ( I love oriental carpets). And very nice ones I might add. Furniture was so comfortable and nice. The two rocking chairs placed by the window that views the lake were our favorites. Master bedroom "custom shower" was a treat. All my kids wanted to use our bathroom. Three shower heads and plenty of space. The Deck outside: Without question the nicest deck I've seen in a rental property. We spent a lot of time on the deck. Hot tub was unreal with lights and outdoor stereo. You can also tell the owners were into plants as they were a beautiful compliment to the whole surroundings. Plants were very well maintained which really added to the eloquent look a feel to this home. The dock was very nice and adequate to have both a large pontoon and jet ski with furniture as well. We also used the kayak and standup water board which was a big hit. The house was furnished with more amenities than any we have ever rented. Stocked full of cooking utensils and plenty of cooking spices which was nice. The TV in the family room was very nice with direct TV satellite service ( very nice ). The only wish I could mention would be to add TV's in all the rooms with DVDs players in case people wanted to watch different shows. In summary, I would highly recommend this fabulous place to anyone wanting an upscale home. We thoroughly enjoyed this place and would rent again. The owner was a jewel to work with and you can tell she cares about her clients and properties. I imagine she has lots of returning clients.
Wow what a fabulous house and location. Date of Stay May 2016
Our experience with this property was nothing short of outstanding. The accommodations are spacious, well equipped, well maintained, clean, and very homey. The lodge has a great view of the lake and the deck and hot tub is one of the most beautiful on the lake. The hot tub was a major hit with my whole family. We took advantage of the paddleboard rental and my kids had a lot of fun with that. The owner provides excellent customer service, and is a great communicator. We dined at Heath's a couple of evenings which is probably the closest restaurant to the lodge - and it was superb - a little tricky to find, but the food, service, and view were superb. I would highly recommend this house to friends or relatives - in fact, we have already recommended it to another family who has a daughter graduating from Liberty next year.
Outstanding Experience, Date of Stay May 2016
We had a wonderful three night stay at this house with my family of six. The view was great and things were exactly as described. We loved the ample space on the deck and especially loved the private dock. The house was clean and the owner responded immediately when I had a question. We would definitely recommend this house to others!
The Views, Date of Stay June 2015
Beautiful rustic lodge set back in one of the most private coves we've ever stayed on the lake. Our family had a fantastic time and will definitely be back!
Beautiful Home, Great location on Lake
We have been coming to Smith Mountain Lake over the past ten years. No home has this type of view on the lake. The house sits on a hill that overlooks the lake, then deep woods across the cove and then Smith Mountain and its mountain range….so peaceful and so beautiful! The house is well equipped with everything you could possibly need for cooking. We have never rented a home in which the owner has supplied everything you need from sugar, spices and all the large platers and dishes necessary for great entertaining. It is a perfect house for large gatherings, with so many different comfortable sitting areas. My favorite however is the two rocking recliners by the window…what a view! The house is really unbelievably furnished for a rental, with oriental carpets and expensive but comfortable furniture throughout. We loved the master bathroom… it is amazing! Since we know the lake so well, I can assure you there is no place anywhere that offers the peaceful swimming and kayaking that this no wake cove provides. Jet ski boat traffic is so bad in some of the coves that it would simply be too dangerous to swim. The other thing that we love about Cedar Key Resort is that it offers the opportunity to rent some of the other cabins if we want more of our friends or extended family to vacation. It allows for everyone to have their own space but a great central gathering place. Another plus is the drive into the resort. The mile hardwood wood lined road reminded both of us of the song “Country Roads”, just perfect for our morning or evening walks. Whenever we visit this beautiful lake, we will be staying at Cedar Key Lodge. The owners are committed to making sure your vacation is perfect, a dedication that is not always provided thru rental companies. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation!
Best Views and Experience, date of stay Aug 2013
This is our fourth vacation at the Lodge at Cedar Key and it won’t be our last. We just love it and the owners are terrific. They go way beyond the call of duty to make our vacations perfect and the house keeping staff are terrific. We inevitable need to call about a restaurant or a garage etc. and they are so helpful in directing us to the best local service. The house is always clean as well; you can tell they take pride in their work. The house is just perfect for friend and family entertainment; we just love the openness of the house and its flow. We try to come in the spring because that is when the fishing is the best. We often catch large stripers right off the docks because it is in deep water. Try night fishing, that is when you will have the best luck! Hope you have as much fun as we always do. I am sure you will love it.
Terrific Experience for Family, May 2013
My brother had his 40th birthday so we traveled up for this to see him in Salem with the rest of our family and took the opportunity to take a short vacation. It was the first week our children, from SC, were out of school, so they looked forward to some time on the lake. The property was very nice with a huge open area looking out on the lake. The owners had graciously provided lots of cooking utensils and there were even staples in the pantry which helped out a lot. We brought our 12-year-old daughter and 10 year old son. The dock was perfect for swimming -- the no wake cove created a peaceful area where the kids could jump into the water and play. Since our kids are good swimmers after a while we watched them from the lodge when we tired of hanging out by the lake. We rented kayaks the first two day - the kids went on some short excursions in the no wake cove area. My wife and I also swam in the blue water. My wife is a little more accomplished at swimming than I, so swam several miles over our vacation. The water was perfect temperature, not hot like SC lakes often are. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we rented a Speed Boat from Mitchel Marina. We pulled the kids on a tube and a knee board. We had the lake to ourselves as VA schools were still in session and it was midweek. Couldn't ask for better conditions. We took the boat to Crazy Horse marina and had an excellent lunch at the Mexican restaurant. Otherwise, we ate at the lodge. The kids had pancakes about every day. Interestingly, we brought Trader Joe's pancake mix with us and there was an identical box already there ... During the stay we saw many deer including families of deer and a faun, wild turkeys and lots of birds. The view was peaceful and restful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. On another note, Greg, the owner, is an author and had left a proof of his book, Second Chance, which is a work of fiction. I read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The book tapped into the Native American view of the world that we should respect nature and grow in harmony with it instead of being disconnected from it. The book was well written and I wish him the best of luck in getting it published.
Visiting Family in Roanoke area with Short Vacation on Smith Mountain Lake, June 2012
My best friends and I are all turning 30 this year and came to the Cedar Key Elegant Home for the weekend for fun. We were not disappointed in the least! The owners had everything we needed in the kitchen to do all the cooking we like to do. The deck was beautiful and the windows in the back of the house make it so you can sit inside and still have gorgeous lake views. We sat on the deck most of the weekend and looked out at the lake, sipping wine. It was PERFECTION!!! The bathrooms and beds were great, too. We loved cooking in the beautiful kitchen. We loved the satellite tv, too. I wish we were back there right now!!! Alisha was very communicative and responsive and such a nice person to talk to - a very attentive owner. I can't say enough good things. I will never forget it. We will be back!!! Thanks Alicia!
First, I must say that working with Alicia Yowell was a dream. She’s very professional, but also has a warmth that made me feel like I was simply an old friend borrowing the home for a bit. The layout of the house is perfect. Very open, with bedrooms secluded. Our family most enjoyed the outdoor space. The deck is beautiful! We made a lot of use of the dock and the canoe. Views are wonderful and being in the “no wake” area made for a very pleasant stay. My children enjoyed having their own space and all of us agreed that the beds were very comfortable. The adults enjoyed the recliners looking out onto the lake, and the whole family enjoyed having supper and playing board games on the deck. The house is fully furnished with more than enough seats for everyone to have a favorite spot (or three!). The house was stocked with games and puzzles and movies. Checkout was a breeze. We hope to be able to return in the summer someday to add swimming to our lake adventures.
Professional Owners, Fabulous Views, Date of Stay March 2018
Tranquil & pristine lake ... Water was so clean and warm, even the fish were jumping with joy!! Lovely home. Great entertainment system. Hot tub was fabulous. The kitchen is loaded with everything imaginable to cook anything! I loved the fresh herbs growing just outside :) The deck is beautiful as well as the dock at the water's edge. Kayaks were great for exploring nearby coves. Alicia (the owner) is absolutely delightful! This home is truly unique ... We can't wait to come back next year!
Can't Wait to Come Back Next Year
I wanted the "On Golden Pond" experience for our family where we could enjoy the quiet beauty of a beautiful lake and surrounding nature. This home is the essence of this. We swam, kayaked, canoed, and paddle boarded during the day from our private deck. You are at a no wake zone and Smith Mountain Lake is pristine where fish swim at your feet. This home is like staying at a thoughtful relative's house. No detail has been overlooked to make you feel at home. Views, views, and more views from every angle of the property. The home is very well equipped for everything from preparing dinners to simply relaxing. We enjoyed our dinners each night on the massive multiple decks followed by star gazing from the six person hot tub. There is surround sound system in the hot tub and the tub commands.
On Golden Pond Experience, Date of Stay June 2016
Enchanted Cabin Reviews
A well-appointed, cozy cabin with comfortable furniture and a stunning view of the lake a short walk away. (NB: Fairly close to other cabins, so this isn't total isolation, if that's what you're looking for, but during our stay folks were quiet & largely kept to themselves.) Wonderful place to escape for a few quiet days.
This was my third time coming to this cabin. I absolutely love coming here! Alicia makes all arrangements easy and answers all questions within a few hours. The cabin is beautiful and charming, but the views will make you fall in love! My guest and I are training for a 4.4-mile swim and after breakfast on the back deck, we headed down the steps right to the water. We both did a 3-mile training swim and hit virtually no boat traffic as this is a no wake zone. The few people we saw all waved and wished us good luck on our swim. All basic kitchen appliances are provided, so all you need to bring is food. The bathroom is newly renovated, and looks great! The beds are comfortable and each room has a ceiling fan in case you get too warm. Every time I come back, Alicia is happy to welcome me back into her cabin. She is very responsive and easy to communicate with. If you have any questions or concerns, she will be happy to help you. If you are looking for a quiet little cabin to get away from your daily hectic lives, this is it. I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
3rd time returning, Loved It! May 2017
My husband and I stayed at this cabin for a week. The view is just amazing! The cabin is very comfortable and well decorated. The beds were really comfortable. There were extra blankets in the closet which we needed for a few cool nights! We enjoyed walking along the lake and saw deer several times. Would recommend this cabin to anyone! We loved it! So peaceful.
We were here over the New Year holiday; the cabin is equipped with all you could need. Comfortable bed, great shower and the views are amazing from the oversized balcony which has seating for eating and a great swinging sofa which was a nice (but chilly in Dec) start to the day with coffee. No hesitation in highly recommending this as a comfortable and relaxing way to spend some down time.
My wife and I just stayed for Labor Day weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed the place. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quaint getaway to Smith Mountain Lake. The owners were extremely attentive, friendly and communication was top notch. We will certainly be back again in the future. Thanks!
We had such a wonderful stay at this beautiful cabin! The cabin and beautiful backdrop are even more stunning that we had anticipated based on this listing. Not only was the cabin beautiful but it was also clean and furnished in a top-notch fashion. The deck is simply amazing! Alicia was amazing to work with from start to finish - responsive, warm, and full of great tips and information. I would recommend this property to friends and family without reservation! Just having an opportunity to spend time on the dock and eat on the beautiful deck of the cabin made this vacation one of the best and most restful that we have ever had. Thank you for the great stay!
Professional Owners, Beautiful Cabin, Nice Vacation.
Beautiful views from the deck, and we made amazing memories that weekend. Alicia was so wonderful to work with and she allowed us to bring our senior dog along with us which meant the world to us. I would definitely love to return to this beautiful place.
Professional Owners, Amazing Memories. May 2016
We wanted to get away from the city for a weekend and decided on this cabin. We went in the off season (early March) which we knew everything would be closed, but it was wonderful. There were very few boats on the water allowing us plenty of time to kayak. The owners were gracious and the cabin is well maintained. It's perfect for a family of four or two couples.
Nice getaway, wonderful time. March 2016
The views from the entire cabin are simply breath taking. My wife and I went there for our anniversary and we enjoyed every second of this lovely place. The owners were so nice and welcoming, even calling to check on us when we were running late to make sure we were ok. The bathroom has just been
re done and it shows, I could have stayed in the new shower for hours. The huge deck out back was inviting and peaceful as was the walk down to the shared dock. I wish I would have brought my boat! I cannot say enough about how lovely this cabin is and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a weekend in the mountain lake atmosphere.
Professional Owners, Amazing Views, Enjoy our Time, Oct 2015
THIS IS A LOVELY CABIN. IT IS TASTEFULLY DECORATED, WITH A UNSURPASSED VIEW, AS IT FACES PRISTINE PARKLAND FRONTING THE MOUNTAINS. IT'S LOCATION ON THE CREEK WITH A 6MPH LIMIT ALSO LENDS TO THE TRANQUILITY
Lovely Cabin, Views are Amazing. May 2015
My family of four spent the weekend of Nov 4 at the cabin and had a lovely time. The cabin was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with all of the cooking tools we needed. The deck is large and has a beautiful view of the lake and the wildlife preserve across the water. We arrived while the leaves were at peak color and the scenery was calming, beautiful and quiet. My family hopes to come back during the warmer months to take advantage of the water, kayaks and canoe. What a beautiful place, and the cabin was in perfect condition. Thanks for providing a lovely place for us to visit, Alicia!
Very clean cottage—fully stocked kitchen. Lots of games and movies available. Owner is wonderful to work with. Stunning views off the beautiful deck. Very restful time!
Another great week spent on SML great weather for boating and hanging out with family. The owners of cabin 6 are wonderful people and very accommodating, cute, cozy cabin in a quite setting with a fabulous deck with a view of the lake! Thank you!!