Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour
Sunday, May 19, 2013
October 11, 12, & 13 2013 - Fri & Sat 10 AM to 5 PM - Sun Noon to 5 PM
2012 SML Charity Home Tour Fact Sheet
Columbus Day Weekend, Friday & Saturday, October 5, & 6, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Homes to Tour: 8 total, 5 in Franklin County, 1 in Bedford, 2 in Pittsylvania.
Home photos and descriptions are posted at www.smlcharityhometour.com.
Only tour in the nation where all homes can be reached by car or by boat. Some 1200 volunteers help stage the event each year.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 on Home Tour weekend, will go on sale at the SML Visitor Center and several lake-area retailers beginning July 15—see locations listing at smlcharityhometour.com. Tickets w ill also be available on line using PayPal, and can be purchased at the homes on Tour days. Each ticket entitles holder to a single admittance to each of eight homes.
Each of 8 participating charities receives a share of the proceeds, which come from sponsorships as well as ticket sales. Participating charitable organizations qualify by delivering services to needy recipients in the Smith Mountain Lake area. In its 21 year history, the Tour has provided over $3 million to charity operations.
Homes that will be Open to Visitors:
435 Key West Drive, Moneta
1105 Maina Lane, Huddleston
54 Bay View Circle, Penhook
328 Drue Circle, Wirtz
74 Pine Bay Drive, Union Hall
289 Admiral’s Way, Glade Hill
450 Carrs Point Lane, Moneta
873 Compass Cove Circle, Moneta
Conditions: Tour operates rain or shine; No children under 12, no babies in arms or carriers permitted. Homes are not handicap accessible, though special parking for those with mobility issues is available at most. Access from waterfront can sometimes require a steep climb, sometimes without railings. No photos, please.
Smith Mountain Lake: Over 500 miles of shoreline, 22,000 acres of water, hundreds of converging rivers, creeks and coves. Scenic shorelines range from manicured lakefront lawns to steep bluffs, breathtaking views of Smith Mountain and other surrounding peaks. More information on the lake and its surrounds is available at the SML Chamber of Commerce website, www.visitsmithmountainlake.com. Request a Visitors Guide by calling (540) 721-1204.
SML Fall Festival Weekend:
Area businesses will welcome visitors with fall decorations, shopping and dining specials. See this website for a list of discounts and offers for Tour ticket holders, after August 1.
Area Attractions within easy driving distance:
Lodging: Motels, Condos & Campgrounds:
Lodging: Property Management
Contacts for Boat Rental:
A more complete listing of SML lodging, business services, restaurants, etc., is available in the SML Visitor’s Guide. Contact SML Chamber of Commerce (www.visitSmithMountainLake.com or 540-721-1203) for your copy.
Conditions & Restrictions:
Regular updates to all Home Tour information will be regularly posted to this Website
and the Home Tour Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/smlcharityhometour