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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3BR,2FB Lakefront Vacation Rental Huddleston, Virginia,sleeps 6, Smith Mountain

We book Friday to Friday in July. Two night minimums in June

Welcome to Cedar Key Village at Smith Mountain Lake. This spectacular all Cedar Home is located on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and is one of eleven homes nestled in a secluded no wake cove. We have one of the easiest access to the lake for those who have walking issues as you can drive directly to the waterfront, just a 30 second drive. Also you can walk the road or take the steps down to the waterfront. The walk down the steps to the waterfront is surrounded by beautiful gardens on both sides, please see the pictures.

Because the cove is “no wake” you can swim, kayak and canoe without being disturbed by jet skies and motor boats, a rarity on the lake. We are only a 500' to the entrance to the main channel so you have go far before you can produce a wake. The cove is surrounded by a 2000 acre wildlife mountainous nature preserve so your views are of deep woods, silhouetted by Smith Mountain and its surrounding mountains. Smith Mountain Lake has 22,000 acres of clean water and has 500 miles of shoreline.

There is a mile long drive to reach our Lodge that is just magical. It is deeply wooded with an abundance of hardwoods on both sides, not a home in sight. Once you have made this turn on our lane, you will be delighted with the serine, natural beauty that surrounds our home.

Our recently renovated gorgeous home features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and Tuscany styled charming maple cabinets, a large great room with cathedral ceilings and an incredibly beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Our one level home’s main living area is totally open so if you are in the kitchen, you are not isolated from the other guests. Cedar beams throughout the house adds a unique charm to this beautifully decorated and inviting home. All the furniture is extremely comfortable and cozy. We added an additional sun room featuring a panoramic wall of glass sun room provides breathtaking views of the lake and mountains from anywhere in the living area.

We offer three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bath has an over-sized custom tiled shower with three shower heads. The other bath offers a Jacuzzi tub. The cabinets are all rich maple with granite counter tops. The guest bedroom has a sliding glass door to the deck, which offers a fantastic view of the lake and Smith Mountain… what a way to wake up each morning.

Amenities include a 45 inch HD Sony TV, surround sound speakers and outdoor speakers, great for entertainment on our over sized trek deck. We live in the house for several months of the years so the house is appointed with every pot and pan, dish and glass wear imaginable. Many of our guests has told us it is far better equipped than their own homes. We also provide an array of spices.

The deck has two tables, lots of chairs, a hammock, and is surrounded by a basket s of flowers. There is a mature oak tree next to the deck and it’s gracefully limbs provides wonderful shade from early spring thru the fall. The deck’s view of the lake and the mountains is simply breathtaking. There is a lower level patio as well that has another table and chairs for six and a charcoal barbeque. We have a boat slip with two private docks, perfect for lots of fun water entertainment. It is 20 ' deep off our dock.

Our no wake 60 acres cove is famous for its abundance and variety of fish. It is where the strippers spawn every year and fisherman catch bass, muskies and cat fish right off our docks. You will see an exciting array of wild life including eagles, owls, ospreys, humming birds, wild turkey and of course deer but we also have several albino deer which are spectacular to see if you are lucky.

Ideally located in southwest Virginia's mountain foothills, our Lodge setting balances the beauties of landscape, mountains and lake with tranquility and recreational pursuits for a perfect vacation. Each season offers delights for the senses. Spring brings beautiful mountain laurels, azaleas, and dogwoods. Summers are lush with the aroma of heavy woods and an array of flower blossoms. Crape myrtles surround our property in late summer bursting our gardens with a variety of color. Autumn paints the landscape in burning brush strokes of red, gold, and orange. Each season is unique. Each a part of the beauty that surrounds our Lodge

Quiet, serene, beautiful -- a fresh adventure in the leisure life awaits you. Pick your pleasure. Maybe it's a romantic winter weekend. Or a family designed dip into summer water sports. An autumn escape to see Smith Mountain on fire with ever changing colors. Or spring's first battle with the bass and muskies. No matter, you will find them all.

Special: 50% off Green Fees at a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course just ten minutes down the road. The Mariners Landing golf course is o in the same community as the Point Restaurant which is renown on the lake as one of the top lakefront restaurants. They also have lots of fun entertainment over the summer and fall months so make sure you look them up.

Rent all types of boats at nearby marinas and enjoy parasailing, water skiing, sailing, water-skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking and for those with a large crowd you will love the huge pontoon boats. Our no-wake cove is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and swimming. No worries of being run over by the jet skis or speed boats.

Our mile long drive into the property is perfect for long walks or biking. You will listen to only the sounds of nature as a beautiful hardwood forest hugs both sides of the road. Dear and turkey abound! Also if you like mountain biking, you are only a few minutes away.

There are lots of funs restaurants close by and the state park is just ten minutes away. The park offers summer fun programs for children at their camp pavilion. They also have a mile long lake front walking trail, a sandy beach, boat rentals, covered pavilions with barbeque grills and lots of night life entertainment.

You can take a ride on the Virginia Dare to see the lake and enjoy dinning for lunch or dinner. Next to the Virginia Dare is the Tiki Bar, a true fun spot for Jimmy Buffet fans.

On the side of the lake (about twenty minutes away) there are lots of fun clothing shops, miniature golf, arcade, art shop, ice cream parlor, cinema and great restaurants.

The area is rich in history; you will want to make sure you see the Booker T. Washington plantation, the D day Memorial in Bedford and take a tour of how the damn was constructed. And Roanoke is only 40 minutes away and has all kinds of fun night life at market square. It is considered one of the best towns in the state for Bluegrass music. A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must; the mountains are soft and lovely, and serenely beautiful.

Please see the location map of the resort below. Our home sits on a hill above the cabins, offer a spectacular view of the lake and Smith Mountain.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Alicia Yowell

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Greg and I love our house and location. We live there 3 months of the year since we have retired. We love to swim, boat, golf, fish and spend our days reading on the dock or deck... life is good!

We purchased our home in 1983 and have just loved vactioning with our children over the years at our home. It is one of most magical spots on the lake. The views are just breathtaking. We think we have the most beautiful view on the lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Enchanting, Elegant, Tranquil Home at Smith Mountain Lake
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
Enchanting, Elegant, Tranquil Home at Smith Mountain Lake
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
August 9th - 16, 2013

A magnificent time was had by all… what a great party house, speakers both in and out of the house, open floor plan with lots of sitting areas and the view… what a view, just beautiful. The deck is spectacular and the big old oak tree provides lots of shade. The bathrooms are awesome and loved the kitchen, great selection in cabinets and granite counter tops. If you don’t love this place, maybe you should only vacation at the Ritz.

We swam every day across the lake and back. Did lots of tubing once we were out of the cove, took the kids to some of the Islands where we and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. We even went peach picking at a farm outside of Bedford. Lots to do for the family. The house is perfect for a Romantic weekend as well. Comfortable furniture throughout, and most importantly, they have very comfortable beds. The house was spotless and the landscaping is very nice, especially gardens leading to the lake.
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a nice review. So glad you all enjoyed the lake and our home. Hope you come back soon.
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake

The most relaxing time our family has enjoyed !!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This lodge is absolutely gorgeous!!!! My two daughters and their families, my parents, brother and sister and my husband and I stayed here and and what a wonderful getaway it was. The lodge is so accommodating with big open room for playing games, cooking and just enjoying time together and a beautiful view of Smith Mountain Lake. The deck is big and outside speakers for easy listening made this a weekend of nothing but togetherness and relaxation. We will definitely be back again!!!!!
Owner's Response: So glad you all had such a good time. We appreciate the business and so happy you want to come back again. Always a good sign that a great time was had by all.
Enchanting, Elegant, Tranquil Home at Smith Mountain Lake
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake

A Perfect Getaway Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
Andrew B and Family
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake

Wonderful, Fun, Relaxing Time…Again!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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.

J.Larson Famiy
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Huddleston Smith Mountain Lake

Love, Love, Love it!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We only got to stay a few days this May. Unfortunately, we could not come for our normal week this summer. However, we loved every minute of our three day getaway. The house is simply lovely, spacious, open but warm and cozy. We have really enjoyed seeing all the landscaping grow over the past four years. The walk down to the waterfront is so pleasurable because the gardens are just so beautiful, with all different colors and textures. You can tell the property owners well love their home and their gardens. The house is always spotless and well maintained. We so enjoy their deck, the views are simply stunningly beautiful. All you see are the mountains and the lake and it is truly memorizing. Their outside deck speakers are also so much fun, we have danced the night away when all the family is with us. We have boated all over the lake, I don’t think there is a better location on the lake…. and the cove is so quiet compared to every other waterfront home. You can actually swim without being scarred a boat will run you over. I highly recommend this home and you will find that the property owners will do everything they can to make sure you have a great vacation.
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Enjoy our world-class historic sites, shopping opportunities from the latest fashions to antique and art galleries, golf courses, fine dining and wineries. Nightlife is full of wonderful bands at local restaurants where you can dance till the “midnight hour”. Vacationers come from all over to fish where striper, largemouth and small mouth bass, crappies and bluegills abound. There are marinas where you can rent jet skies, motor and pontoon boats. The Smith Mountain Lake State park offers a beach, hiking trails, kayak rentals and daily planned activities for children. There are also a multitude of fun day trips from visiting the D-Day memorial in the quaint and charming town of Bedford to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum which has a gallery of exhibits, crafts, music and decorative arts displaying Blue Ridge folklore. The Booker T. Washington National Monument as well as the Smith Mountain Lake dam all makes for a fun trip or just take a ride on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Availability & Rates


Huddleston House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 23 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 6 - May 22
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 5.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Huddleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • We recently renovated both bathrooms. The over sized master bathroom shower is all tiled and has three shower heads. Granite counter tops and partial tiled walls makes this MBA striking. The second bath also has granite counter tops and tiled partially tiled walls and tiled flooring. There is a jacuzzi tub for one as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens and towels are provided for an extra fee. Please ask owner regarding the fee
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • forests
  • marina
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • parasailing
  • paragliding
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Other amenities include: central heat and air-conditioning, satellite television, 45' Sony HD TV with Blue Ray DVR.Plenty of movie offerings, surround sound stereo, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, ice maker and microwave oven. The entire Lodge is furnished with the charming and comfortable furniture. We are only ten minutes from the gorgeous golf course designed by world renowned Robert Trent Jones. The course offers spectacular views of the lake and the beautiful surrounding mountains. We are offering all our guests 50% off green fees -- you only have to pay for your cart. The Lodge offers a magical setting in one of the most sought after quite coves that is actually designated 'No Wake'. This means safe and peaceful swimming. The cove is over 60 areas of pristine beauty, with no building at all to its southern mountain shoreline. You will have an unforgettable vacation that will draw you back year after year.

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