Superb wide-water lake and mountain views


Open-beam cedar cabins


Deep water docks: swimming, boating and fishing




20,000 acres, 500 miles of shoreline


Major vacation destination in Mid-Atlantic


Silver Bay remains the jewell of the lake


RELAX and REJUVENATE: Hot tubs at the Point
Accommodates up to 6 people
Gas log fireplace
Private hot tub/deck open year round
Accommodates up to 10 people
Central gathering place for reunions
Large hot tub open year round
Over 500’ of private waterfront
Amazing views - Private docks

Each accommodates up to 4 people
Large decks with Weber grills
Shared private deep water dock

Private boat slips
No-wake cove
Open-beam mountain cabins

Over 1000’ of community waterfront
Wilderness, mountain and lake views

Select the cottage for your needs

Four cottages accommodate up to 24 people+.

Build memories for a lifetime.

Strengthen your company's culture by getting away from the office.
Availability & Rates
Planning a reunion? Find out when the cottages are available.
Check out our special low
Fall, Winter and Spring rates.
Dogs are welcome!
Check our pet and other policies.

Winter:     Hike | Hot Tub | Solitude

Spring:     Fish | Wildlife | Kayak

Summer: Swim | Water Ski | Explore

Fall:           Autumn Color | Festivals

- Swimming

- Boating

- Fishing

- Watersports

- Children

- Hike at the State Park

- Sightseeing Cruise

- Golf

- Visit the Dam Visitor Center

- Shopping & Attractions

- Jefferson's Poplar Forest

- Blue Ridge Parkway/Peaks of Otter

- Booker T. Washington Monument

- Appomattox Courthouse

- Homestead Creamery
Plan your Visit

What to bring

What we provide

Telephones & Internet

Plan ahead

Lake Map

Locate Attractions

Google Map Link

Turn-by-turn Directions

Check-in & Check-out times

When you arrive

Preparing to leave

If you do leave something behind

We would love to hear from you!

Grocery Stores



Catering & Dinner Cruises
Jim and Catriona Erler, Owners

Questions, Vacation Planning, Reservations: Call us!

Housekeeping: Ginger Williams
Mobile:(540) 420-3199

Emergencies: Dial 911
Owners Jim and Catriona Erler at Loblolly House

About us:
Jim is an engineer/entrepeneur who, in addition to running Silver Bay, designs Arts & Crafts homes and advises emerging technology companies.

Catriona is jkljj a garden author/photographer/ speaker who has written 9 books and countless articles for national and international publications. See her articles in the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine (free at local businesses).
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Map & Directions
Before you leave home
While you are here
Checking In
& Out
Main House
Cedar Cabin
Cabin 1
Cabin 2
Map & Directions

Map of Smith Mountain Lake and Suggested Attractions

Map of Smith Mountain Lake with Attractions


Google Maps provides excellent directions to Silver Bay View Cottages. Please use the links below.

Point View Cottages

Bay View Cottages

Main House 111 Bay Terrace, Huddleston, VA 24104 Cabin 1 1033 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston, VA 24104
Cedar Cabin 113 Bay Terrace, Huddleston, VA 24104 Cabin 2 1031 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston, VA 24104

You may also find it helpful to follow the directions below once you reach Cedar Key Lane

Point View Cottages (Main House and Cedar Cabin):

When you see the "Cedar Key Village" sign, turn right immediately on Bay Terrace. The Point View Cottages are at the end of the road.

For Bay View Cottages (Cabins 1 and 2):

Continue passed the "Cedar Key Village" sign, stay right and follow the road down the hill and past the cabins on the right. Cabins 1 and 2 are the last cabins on the right at the end of the road. Please observe the parking rules posted inside the cabins.

Directions from nearby cities

You may find the directions below to be helpful as you get closer to the lake.

From Lynchburg: 

460 west to 811 south (Sheets Gas Station is on the left corner) 811 becomes 709. Follow signs for Smith Mountain Lake (right on 24, left on 707, left on 43, right on 626) From 626 turn left on 734 (Dundee Road) and left on 608 (note: if you miss 734, carry on until 626 reaches 608 and turn left). About 1/4 mile from 734, turn right on Cedar Key Lane (look for sign on right saying "Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge"). Take Cedar Key Lane to the end, then follow directions to your cabin above.

From Roanoke:

I-581 east to 24 east. Turn right on 122 south. Turn left on 608. There is a short jog to the right at the intersection of 608 and 626. Continue on 608. About 1/4 mile after passing 734, turn right on Cedar Key Lane (look for sign on right saying "Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge"). Take Cedar Key Lane to the end, then follow directions to your cabin above.

From North Carolina: 

29 north to 40 west at Gretna (left), turn right on 672, turn right on 608. After climbing the ridge of Smith Mountain, turn left on Cedar Key Lane (look for sign on left saying "Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge"). Take Cedar Key Lane to the end, then follow to your cabin above.

Before You Leave Home
What to bring
What we provide
Telephone & Internet
Plan Ahead
Getting Ready To Go

What to Bring

  • Flashlight
  • Charcoal, lighter fluid
  • Condiments
  • Fishing Gear (For children, a simple rod, #16 hooks and worms dug from your own garden will catch lots of fish under the dock!)
  • Don't forget your camera, DVDs, water toys and peace of mind!

    Items we provide

    What we provide
  • Linens (beds made up)
  • Towels (bath, hand, face)
  • Kitchen Towels (2)
  • Bath soap, shampoo & conditioner, hand soaps
  • Tissue & toilet paper
  • Laundry Soap Pods and Dishwasher Soap Pods
  • Paper towels
  • Pots, pans, utensils, plates, glasses, coffee makers.
  • The larger kitchens in the Main House and Cedar Cabin are equiped for cooking for larger groups. Please call for details or to confirm a particular item is available.
  • Condiments: Salt, pepper, and sugar are normally available, but it is always a good idea to bring some just in case.
  • Microwave oven
  • Television, DVD player, satellite receiver
  • Washer and Dryer (Main House and Cedar Cabin only)
  • Dishwasher (Main House and Cedar Cabin only)
  • Weber kettle barbecue on deck
  • Wireless High Speed Internet

    Telephones, Cell Phone Coverage and Internet

    There are no land lines in the cottages, so plan to use your cell phone. Most cell phones have excellent reception at our properties. Visitors using the following cell phone companies have had good reception in the past: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Cingular, and Nextel. Please advise us of other systems that work well, or those that do not.

    WiFi is provided in all properties. For those with Verizon, 4G is available. Silver Bay Internet uses a line-of-sight high speed microwave link with an antenna on Smith Mountain. However, it is not designed for streaming video ( e.g. Netflix, YouTube or other video services). Our ISP charges us excessive fees for bandwidth overages, so please do not stream audio or video!

    Plan Ahead

  • Reserve a ski boat, pontoon boat or kayak (see ACTIVITIES > ON SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - Boating)
  • Book a cruise (see ACTIVITIES > AROUND SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - Sighteeing Cruise)
  • Book a fishing guide (see ACTIVITIES > ON SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - Fishing)
  • Book a caterer or dinner cruise (see PLAN YOUR VISIT > WHILE YOU ARE HERE - Catering)
  • Plan to visit historic points of interest on your way to the lake (See ACTIVITIES > BEYOND SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE )


  • Here for only a few days? Plan to bring all the food you need. Convenience stores are nearby (see MAP & DIRECTIONS), but major grocery stores are 20 to 30 minutes away.
  • Visiting Silver Bay as part of a longer vacation in Virginia? Call us! We are happy to help you plan a wonderful visit to Virginia.
  • Visiting from outside the United States? Send us your Skype or Google Hangout (Gmail) address and we can set a time to talk and help you plan your visit.

    While you are here
    Catering & Cruises
    Grocery Stores
    Enjoying Being on the Water

    Grocery Stores

    Grocery and convenience stores are listed below, starting with the closest. The best grocery store on the lake is Kroger.

  • White House Store: convenience store located at the gas station at White House. ~10 minutes
  • Shop Rite: discount grocery store with limited selection. ~20 minutes
  • Food Lion at Hendricks Store Road and Rt. 122: Full service grocery store. Limited selection of vegtables and organic food. ~20 minutes
  • Kroger: Full service grocery store with large beer and wine selection, as well as wide selection of vegtables and organics. ~30 minutes
  • Pharmacies

    CVS and Kroger in Westlake Corner are the only full service pharmacies on the lake. Some over-the-counter remedies are available at the grocery and convenience stores listed above.


    There are a number of restaurants on and around Smith Mountain Lake. Some are accessible by both water and road (these are also listed in the “On the Lake” page), while others are only available by road. While this is not a complete list, these are establishments that we have visited and can recommend. They are presented in the order of our personal preference.

    The Landing
    773 Ashmeade Road | Moneta, VA 24121 | Phone: 540.721.3028 | Web
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~20 minutes by water, ~45 minutes by road
    Sample presentation at The Landing Restaurant
    The Landing is generally recognized as the best restaurant on the lake, and we agree with this assessment. The quality of the food and its presentation is outstanding, with an excellent beer and wine list. In our opinion, it is as good as the best restaurants in a major city, with prices that are only slightly less than similar establishments in major cities. For those of you who have a passion for food and cooking, The Landing offers special event meals and cooking classes. There is outdoor and indoor seating. While they are on the lake, views of the water are obscured by boat lifts in front of the restaurant.

    Mexico Viejo
    404 Crazy Horse Dr | Moneta, VA 24121 | (540) 719-1000
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~20 minutes by water, ~45 minutes by road

    Mexico Viejo has the best lake views of any restaurant on the water, with the exception of those to be had while dining at Silver Bay View Cottages! The New Mexico style food is good. We always enjoy our meals here. Prices are quite reasonable, and the Dos Equis beer on tap is excellent. It is also a very pleasant boat ride from Silver Bay, and one of our most frequent destinations.

    Portside Grill & Bar
    3619 Airport Road at Virginia Dare Marina | Moneta, VA | 540-297-7100 x3 | Web
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~20 minutes by water, ~15 minutes by road

    A tiki bar with outdoor seating over the water. This is a fun place to enjoy a drink and a sandwich. Enjoy live entertainment, D.J.’s, steel drums, dancing, limbo and sunset views over the water. They also have TVs so you can watch your favorite game or race. It is open only in the warmer months.

    Marina Café at Mitchell’s Point Marina
    3553 Trading Post Road | Huddleston, VA | 540-297-4829
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~10 minutes by water, ~10 minutes by road
    Marina Cafe at Mitchell's Point Marina
    The Marina Café is the closest restaurant to Silver Bay. They have both indoor and outdoor seating and offer a limited menu of burgers and sandwiches. A great place to catch a bite with the locals.

    Kings Point Pub
    15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway | Huddleston, VA | 540-297-7347
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~10 minutes by water, ~15 minutes by road

    A fun Irish pub with indoor and outdoor seating. While we usually stop by for one of their great beers on tap, they also serve a variety of Irish dishes (Steak and Guinness Pie!) and sandwiches. They are only open in the warmer months, and only Wednesday through Sunday. Call before you head out!

    Smokehouse Restaurant
    1123 Celebration Ave. | Downtown Moneta | 540.297.4646
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~15 minutes by road

    In the recently built Downtown Moneta (intersection of Routes 608 and 122), Smokehouse offers a variety of home cooked barbecue along with southern sides such as hushpuppies and sweet potato fries.

    Mayberry Drive-In & Diner
    1696 Whitehouse Road | Moneta, VA | 540-296-1480 | Web
    Driving time from Silver Bay View: ~15 minutes by road
    Mayberry Drive-In & Diner
    Home-style cooking in a classic silver diner that is located at the local drive-in theater quickly brings us back to the 50’s and early 60’s. It is also a popular place for breakfast.

    Catering and Private Dinner Cruises

    Catering is a great option for reunions. Private dinner cruises are also included in this category, since they are able to pick you up at your private dock at Silver Bay.

    The Landing Restaurant
    540.721.3028 | Web

    In addition to being our favorite restaurant on the lake, The Landing also offers catering.

    Blue Ridge Catering
    540-982-7700 | Web

    While we haven’t tasted their food, we have heard good things about Blue Ridge.

    Barnyard Catering

    Barnyard is the catering half of Smokehouse Restaurant (see above), and are a local favorite for catered barbeque at very reasonable prices. You can either pick up the food at Smokehouse, or have it delivered.

    Southern Belle
    Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises on Smith Mountain Lake
    540-352-0873 or 540-352-2124 | Web
    The Southern Belle
    The Southern Belle offers private dinner cruises for up to 35 people. With indoor seating for dinner, and a large upper deck for pre and post dinner partying, the Southern Belle is one of the best ways to celebrate a family reunions. The deep water at Silver Bay makes it possible for them to pick up your entire party at any of our docks. Their food is excellent and the owners are wonderful hosts. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the Belle, so it holds a special place for our family!

    Virginia Dare
    Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises on Smith Mountain Lake
    3619 Airport Road | Moneta, VA 24121 | (540) 297-7100 | Web
    The Virginia Dare
    The Virginia Dare has been cruising Smith Mountain Lake as long as we can remember, and is one of the more popular attractions on the lake. Beyond offering sightseen and dinner cruises to the general public, they also offer private charters. We have not taken a dinner cruise, so we can’t comment on the food. We did attend a private dockside party there, and the food was excellent. It is normally moored next to the Portside Bar & Grill (see above).

    Checking In & Out
    Check-in & Check-out Times
    When you Arrive
    Preparing to Leave
    Sunset on Smith Mountain Lake

    Check-in & Check-out Times

    If your cottage is not occupied before or after your visit, we may be able to offer more flexible check-in or check-out times. However, this can only be confirmed a few days before your arrival/departure date.

      Check-in Time Check-out Time
    Point View Cottages (Main House & Cedar Cabin) 3 p.m. 10 a.m.
    Bay View Cottages (Cabins 1 & 2) 3 p.m. 10 a.m.

    When you arrive

    After taking in the beautiful setting, please take a moment to look around the cottage. If there are any problems, let us know immediately and we will do our best to correct it. This is important to make sure you are not charged for breakage caused by a prior visitor. If you discover any problem during your stay or there is any accidental breakage, please let us know immediately.

    If you are staying at one of the Point View Cottages, be sure to check the maintenance sheet for the hot tub. The hot tub should have been serviced within a few days of your arrival. If it is not, please call us immediately and do NOT use the hot tub until it has been serviced.


  • We do not have trash & recycle collection. You will need to take your trash and recyclables to the disposal center on Rt. 608 (see MAP & DIRECTIONS). Do not leave bags of trash outside! The abundant wildlife will get into it and spread it around the property!
  • Do not leave umbrellas open when you are not using them. Storms can come up quickly, damaging the umbrella or carrying it away.
  • Have a wonderful time!!
  • Preparing to leave

  • Please sign the guest book. We would love to hear about the great times you had at the lake!
  • Wipe out and empty the refrigerator and the cabinets of all items you brought to the unit.
  • Wash and properly put away all dishes or leave them in a running dishwasher if time will not allow it to complete a cycle.
  • The incoming guests appreciate the courtesy of a clean grill grate/cooking surface. Grates left dirty will result in a $20.00 charge. Our housekeeper will dispose of charcoal ashes. Please do not throw ashes off the deck.
  • Sheets may be left on the beds. Please leave towels in the bathrooms, NOT on the deck or dock.
  • Please remove all trash from the unit. Directions to the nearest dump is provided in the welcome sheet and on the Map page. Failure to remove all trash from the unit will result in a $10 per bag charge to your account.
  • Leave TV/Dish System/DVD’s arranged and connected as you found them. If a TV installer is required to reconnect the systems, a minimum of $30 will be charged to your account.
  • Leave furniture arranged you found them. If we need to move the furniture back to their original position, your account will be charged a minimum of $30.
  • In the summer, please set the thermostat to 80 degrees and 55 degrees in the winter.
  • Please close and lock all windows and doors and turn off all lights and ceiling fans. Be sure to turn off all outside floodlights.
  • Please do a final walk through to check that all of the above items have been done, and that you haven’t left any personal items behind. We are not responsible for personal items left in the unit.
  • If you do leave something behind, let us know and, if we are able to locate it, we will mail it to you. The fee for mailing an item is $25 plus the cost of packing materials and postage.
  • Have a safe trip home. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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