During this time, we are all a little uncertain of where we go and what we do, but one thing is for sure, we are tired of staying home. Bernard's Landing is a small resort on Smith Mountain Lake, and families have been coming here for years and just staying together, fishing, floating in the lake, boating, kayaking, playing Pickle ball or tennis. Smith Mountain Lake was written about in the September 2020 issue of Readers Digest about being a great place to go to social distance and enjoy your life. Bernard's Landing is unique because it is at the end of a state road, and all of it is on a Peninsula, located at the widest part of the lake. The view is a wide expanse of sparkling water with the backdrop of the seven mile long Smith Mountain. The king bedroom on the main level. There is a queen in the loft, Bunk Beds in lake level. It has an over sized deck and screened in porch. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a grill. Located right across the from the Clubhouse with a large pool, baby pool, basketball court, racquetball, pickle ball and tennis courts. It is an easy walk to the beach. Your dock is also just steps away if you want to bring a boat or rent one. There is a place to launch your boat here. Bernies Store on site for afternoon ice cream and shopping The store is open May through Oct. 15th Family Get Togethers!: There are other rental homes nearby if you need more space, or you are planning a family renunion. Located at R-11 on the Smith Mountain Lake Map.
|Nearest Airport||Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport||34 miles|
|Nearest Bus Station||Roanoke - Greyhound Bus Station||31 miles|
|Nearest Train Station||Amtrak - Roanoke VA - 55 Norfolk Ave. SW||31 miles|
Bernard's Landing Resort & Event Center
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$325||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$150||One time|
|Linens||Optional / Seasonal||$150||One time|
|Refundablle Deposit||Required||$350||One time|
|Resort Fee (Maximum $50 per stay)||Required||$15||Daily|
|State & County Taxes||Required||12.3%||One time|
We had a wonderful time. Great property.
Stayed May, 2021
Spacious unit close to pool, sport courts and other amenities. Gorgeous view of the lake!
Stayed June, 2020
We just returned from our family vacation at Bernard's Landing and can't wait to go back! The manager, Carol assisted us with booking our trip and went above and beyond the whole week. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Our townhouse was spacious and very clean with an amazing view. Our four children had so much fun tubing, jet skiing, and fishing for the first time. We had a great time relaxing while overlooking the beautiful lake. We enjoyed a day of hiking and swimming at Smith Mountain. We even were invited to trivia night and enjoyed the friendly families who live and vacation here. We took a boat ride to Bridgewater where we had dinner and played mini golf before returning to the marina. Our 4 teenagers told us it was their favorite vacation! We can't thank Carol and her husband for their wonderful hospitality.
Stayed July, 2017
Great location. End unit has side door for easy access to the docks. The kids enjoyed hanging out on the docks, fishing, swimming and meeting new friends. Bernard's Landing has two pools and 6 tennis courts which we used often and enjoyed. Great community to run or walk with views of the water everywhere you turn! It is a condo so there are people above and below this unit. But they were only there on the weekends so it was quiet during the week. The condo is a perfect size for a family of 4 or 5. The neighbors across the hall (who are the rental company) showed us what southern hospitality means! We felt at home from the minute we arrived.
If you plan on boating most of the time you are here, this is a great location. Bernard's Landing is about a 15 minute drive or 20 minute boat ride to Bridgewater Plaza which seems to be the main attraction of this part of the lake.The pizza place at Bridgewater Plaza is awful. The pizza is always burnt. That is the way they make it. We heard other tables complaining about it while we were eating there! Joe's pizza has a pretty good dinner buffet. The Crazy Horse (restaurant is called Mexico Viejo) was pretty good Mexican food. The best meal we had while we were there was at the Tuscan Tavern. Excellent Itlaian food. It is a small place so the wait was kind of long. For groceries, I preferred the Kroger over the Food Lion. Better produce, cleaner, more selection.
And lastly I need to mention Blackwater Boat Company. It is located right next to Bridgewater Marina. My husband accidentally turned into Blackwater when he was going to Bridgewater Marina. It turned out to be less expensive. It is smaller, though, so there are less boats to choose from. The boat we were renting was broken. Max and the whole crew there bent over backwards to get it fixed and make us happy. Specifically, to make our daughter happy so she could be on the boat for her birthday!
Great relaxing vacation in a beautiful setting!
Stayed July, 2010