My fiancé and I were eager to get away for a long, restful weekend. We enjoyed our stay at Sweet By and By this past summer, and thought it would be a great place for a winter retreat. And we were not disappointed!
Although a winter storm had just passed through prior to our arrival, the roads were plowed, and we had no problem getting to the cottage. The property was gorgeous with the undisturbed, snow-covered grounds. We got a lot of exercise playing with our dog in the snow.
The house itself had all the amenities for a relaxing winter getaway. In the mornings we enjoyed coffee and breakfast in the sunroom overlooking the lake. We were able to catch the Winter Olympics via the satellite TV. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our dinners, and we made use of the gas grill, too...we both enjoy cooking! And in the evenings we played the board games in front of the cozy fireplace. The hot tub was an added treat, both mornings and evenings! The views from the dock and the sun deck are just as beautiful during the winter as they are in the summer.
Sweet By and By is a great vacation home for all seasons. We are already looking forward to our next visit to Smith Mountain Lake and Sweet By and By!