Traveling to Smith Mountain Lake

One of the many benefits of Smith Mountain Lake’s location, aside from the gorgeous landscape, is its central location. We offer all of the privacy and casual nature of a small town, but with the amenities and attractions of a larger city. Thanks to our close proximity to Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Greensboro, guests and residents alike can plan exciting daytrips to museums, coliseums, and sporting events.

Traveling to and from Smith Mountain Lake is both easy and affordable, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing getaway that’s accessible in a moment’s notice. If you’re interested in relocating to an area that’s close to major cities, but far enough away to provide a peaceful, resort-like atmosphere, then Smith Mountain Lake is a wonderful choice!

By Car
Smith Mountain Lake is within close proximity to major interstates and highways, allowing for easy navigation from larger cities, such as the Washington D.C./Metro area and the Greensboro/Triad area in North Carolina. Virginia’s mountain landscape offers a beautiful backdrop for your drive, while numerous attractions provide entertaining rest stops throughout your journey.

By Train
Those traveling by Amtrak have the option of arriving in Lynchburg, Virginia or Roanoke, Virginia. Upon arrival, guests may rent a car for a short drive to Smith Mountain Lake. Both train stations offer arriving/departing routes to major east coast cities including Philadelphia, Boston, and New York.

By Plane
Both Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia offer regional airports with a full schedule of flights across the country. Smith Mountain Lake is also within a short driving distance to the Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC, the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport n Charlotte, NC, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC.

If you’d like to learn more about available properties at Smith Mountain Lake, we invite you to view available listings at As former vacationers turned residents, we know exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to vacation properties, second-homes, or retirement homes in a resort community.