This was my first trip to Smith Mountain Lake. My wife, two 20+ year old kids and son in law were along. We rented a townhouse in Moneta, VA. The house was very nice, had bedrooms for eight, four baths, pool table and dock with a million dollar view of the lake from a nice cove, all at a very reasonable price. We rented a pontoon boat at the state park. The boat was reliable and sipped gas with a 50 hp outboard. We took in the nearby drive-in movie, 4 wineries and 2 breweries. As far as I was concerned, this was living the dream, lakefront house with a dock and boat. I'll be back.