Have you ever searched for hotels in Lynchburg VA only to find everything booked?

Or perhaps you were able to nail down a room but the price was way more than you wanted to pay (especially for the meager amenities).

The shortage of Lynchburg hotels can be particularly frustrating during busy weekends that surround big events like Liberty University graduation, Get Downtown! and the Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival.

That’s why more and more visitors to Central Virginia are skipping Lynchburg VA hotels and opting for a more idyllic escape to nearby Mariners Landing Resort at Smith Mountain Lake.

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1. Mariners Landing is a convenient alternative to Lynchburg hotels

That’s right. You can enjoy all the benefits of one of the top waterfront resorts in Virginia just down the road from the hustle and bustle of Lynchburg.

That’s because Mariners Landing, located on the Bedford side of SML, is an easy drive that takes less than 45 minutes.

And the trade-off is so worth it!

Mariners Landing is year-round destination located right along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, and features stunning water and mountain views.

2. You can enjoy resort activities not offered at hotels in Lynchburg VA

When you forgo hotels in Lynchburg VA in favor of Mariners Landing, you can enjoy golf, casual and fine dining, indoor and outdoor pools, a beach, tennis, fitness center, spa services, fishing, boating and water sports.

There’s also hiking, biking, nature activities for adults and children, as well as other outdoor adventure, waiting at nearby Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

3. You can choose from a variety of accommodation options

Another great reason to select Mariners Landing over Lynchburg VA hotels is the diverse types of accommodations.

Waterfront condos available for rent include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom layouts at The Pointe, our main resort and conference center. Each condo features a spacious living area, full-size kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace and balcony or sunroom.

Too much space? No worries. Studio suites with kitchenette and dinette provide a more affordable option. Of course, high-speed internet service is included in all our accommodations.

For those looking for vacation rentals at Smith Mountain Lake, we can help with that, too. Individual homes on or off the water are ideal for families and larger groups looking for private lodging.

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4. You won’t miss out on the best things to do in Lynchburg, VA

Staying at Mariners Landing Resort affords you all the excitement of Smith Mountain Lake but also allows you to easily access Lynchburg’s most exciting attractions and events.

Perhaps you’re planning a visit to a local winery or craft brewery, a Civil War attraction or Thomas Jefferson’s summer home, Poplar Forest?

For more ideas check out DiscoverLynchburg, our favorite site to find fun things to do in Lynchburg VA.

5. You’re close to activities and amenities at Liberty University [but will feel like you’re a world away]

If you’re up for more adventure, you might want to work in a trip to the popular Snowflex Centre, a year-round ski slope at Liberty University. Online you can explore all that Liberty has to offer.

Another event that draws speakers of national significance to Lynchburg is Liberty University convocation. Ted Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Jesse Jackson, Tim Tebow, Sean Hannity, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have all taken the podium there.

For these and other events, hotels near Liberty University can fill up quickly.

Ready to say goodbye to boring Lynchburg, VA hotels and hello to beautiful Smith Mountain Lake?

Remember, whether you’re visiting Lynchburg for work or play, consider skipping the ho-hum chain hotels and opt instead for a relaxing waterfront vacation at one of the most beautiful resorts in Virginia, Mariners Landing.

To find out more or make a reservation, call 540-297-4100 or visit us online at smlvaca.com.