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“Nice but not Elegant” 4 of 5 stars
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Halesford Harbour Inn
1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA 24121   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Moneta
Roanoke, VA
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99 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice but not Elegant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The new owners of this older motel have done a fantastic job updating and cleaning up the property! The Inn has a beautiful wooded setting at the Lake's edge with brand new docks and a great staff. The rooms have large picture windows providing a lovely view of the lake. The rooms are very clean. If you have not been at this "motel" since the new owners put a lot of money and effort into the location, it is worth another look - it is nothing like the "dump" the place used to be before the change in ownership. It is clear that these people really care about the property and the service they provide. They go out of their way to remember you and engage in conversation without being obtrusive.

At the same time, if you are seeking a luxury hotel stay, this might not be the right place. They have updated an old motel as much as possible, but it is still a mature property, albeit very clean, newly painted, etc. No pool, fitness room, free breakfast, etc. - it's just not that kind of place. Nice new TVs and wifi are included in the rooms, which was appreciated, and everything worked well.The walls are thin (every time the neighbor unlocked his door, I though he was coming into my room!), the appliances are mostly older and the bathroom is very small with a very loud fan. The beds were extremely hard, the "beach" needs work, and outdoor seating was not particularly comfortable (how about a few lounge chairs in addition to the pretty metal benches?).

Particularly for boaters or fisherman, this is a great spot! Jake's is within easy walking distance, as is the boat rental (although it limits the best fishing time when the boats cannot be picked up until 9am). The hotel's dock is right in front of the rooms, providing easy access. Room amenities are adequate, and I was especially pleased to see a bed with two pillows rather than the typical hotel overkill of 6-10 pillows per bed! That may be reflective of the type of property this is - good, clean basic inn space for those who plan to spend most of their vacation out of doors. I will definitely stay here again when visiting SML.

Room Tip: I like the rooms on the lower level, as you can open the door and be lakeside. The upper rooms lead...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Linden, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! We made our first trip to Smith Mountain Lake July 14-18, 2012 and stayed at the Halesford Harbour Inn. What an absolutely awesome place and location! The rooms were very spacious, nicely decorated, clean, loved the full kitchen – it had everything you need, and what a beautiful view overlooking the lake. Everything was so convenient. We rented a pontoon boat two days and just walked down to the Halesford Harbour Boat Rentals right in the harbor. Steve and Tom are great! They will set you up. You can watch the safety video right at the office and they gave us a great map with all the markers to get around the lake. The first day we only were renting for half a day. We were having so much fun we called and asked if we could keep the boat out all day. No problem. The boat was so comfortable, worked perfectly, and we had a blast going all over the lake. Then you have a wonderful restaurant also in the harbor – Jake’s Place. We just walked right from the Inn down the hill and to the restaurant. Lots of seating outside and inside overlooking the lake. The restaurant has very good food and a wonderful staff. This is a great setup. We cannot wait to come back. We would highly recommend the Halesford Harbour Inn to anyone! Thanks again for making our vacation so perfect. Great job, great staff, great location.

Room Tip: All the rooms overlook the lake! You can't go wrong with any room you pick.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We went this weekend and we really had a blast and loved the place so much we didnt want to leave... The ladies was so helpfully and Amy was such a nice woman and made us feel as if we was right at home... Ive never been anywhere that u felt so welcomed as we did.. I can not tell u enough about this wonderful place.. We ate at Jakes on the water right there at the inn and it was also wonderful... If u have never been u have to go u will really be glad u did... We cant wait to go back......

Room Tip: we stayed in the lower floor in room and it was great
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

We have been going to SML for years. Decided to stay at the new inn with family. Great experience!! Rooms are clean and modern. The staff was very inviting and helpful. Even down to getting us a knife to cut snacks up. Boat slips are great. Right outside the door. Cove os quiet and peaceful but just a short ride out to the bridge. We are very pleased and WILL be goin back!! Thanks for a great weekend

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I was in the Smith Mountain Lake area in late Nov. '11 and just stumbled upon Halesford Harbour. I caught an off season rate for my 10 day stay that made my trip on time and under budget. It's a new place and everyone was busy as a beaver getting the place shaped up for the upcoming season. Only the motel was opened at the time so I couldn't take advantage of all the amenities. Looking forward to bring the family back this summer in my RV for long visit. The million dollar view makes the place! Looks like they hit a home run on this one...

Room Tip: Stay downstairs in the back... the view is spectacular and it's sooooooo quiet! I think all the...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We stayed at the motel on Smith Mountain Lake for a get away weekend. Jakes Place is really one of the best restaurants on the lake. The menu is really top notch. The RV park is supposed to be ready by June 1st and looks promising. They have boat slips, boat rentals, and a 24 hour gas dock which is something I have never seen at the lake. I would highly recommend Halesford Harbour to anyone looking for spot right next to the bridge with plenty of shopping and fun for the whole family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Halesford Harbour Inn

Address: 1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA 24121
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Location: United States > Virginia > Moneta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Moneta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our beautiful Inn is located waterside on Smith Mountain Lake. Our rooms have a spectacular view and were updated with new plush top mattresses in January 2014. We offer boat slips and boat launch complimentary with Inn room rental. The on site marina offers boat and canoe rental.There is also a private beach area for our guests. Jake's Place Restaurant is adjacent to the Inn. We are located just 1 mile east of Hales Ford Bridge on VA 122. There are lots of family activities and restaurants located within 1 mile of the resort at Bridgewater Plaza. You will not find a more peaceful,relaxing and beautiful facility on Smith Mountain Lake! ... more   less 
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