Smith Pointe Estate
208 Red Oak Road, Moneta, VA, United States
If you're traveling by auto, there are many ways to get to Smith Mountain lake. Most ways involve mountain roads that can be treacherous for the uninitiated, especially at night.
Here's a way that's not the shortest possible -- however it's free of curvy roads. Follow I-81 toward Roanoke, then I-581 east approximately 7 miles to State Rt. 24 (I-581 Exit 6). Follow State Rt. 24 east for about 22 miles until you reach State Rt. 122. Follow State Rt. 122 southwest about 6 miles to Moneta. Moneta is just north of the only major bridge that crosses Smith Mountain Lake and offers easy access to any part of the lake.
If you prefer winding mountain roads, try approaching Moneta during daytime via Rt. 43 (toughest), Rt. 116 "Windy Gap", the Blue Ridge Parkway to its Virginia Rt. 24 exit, or Rt. 634 "Hardy Road" (easiest).
If you plan to arrive by private aircraft, there's an airport, Smith Mountain Lake Airport (airport identifier: W91), with a 3000-foot paved runway. It's located in Bedford County on the north side of the lake, at 1090 Cutlass Rd., Moneta. Contact: Joe Borgess, Owner/Operator. 540-297-4500.
If you're not flying your own plane, 2 commercial airports are nearby. Roanoke Virginia Airport (ROA, 70 flights daily) is located 30-60 minutes northwest of Smith Mountain Lake. The smaller Lynchburg Virginia Airport (LYH, 18 flights daily) is located to the northeast, 30-45minutes from the lake.