We went to Smith Mountain Lake for our summer holiday after our baby was born. It was the perfect place for total relaxation.
Our baby was only about 4 months old at the time and need I say, my hubs and I NEEDED the vacation. We packed our bags and headed on our 8 hour trip to Virginia. When we arrived to our vacation rental, the log cabin was beyond our expectations and the picturesque lakefront setting was serene. We rented a speed boat for the duration of the trip (highly recommend). No need to use your car to get around, our rental was all we needed to get from one dock to the next. From dinners to trips to the deli, to just floating around in the middle of the lake.
Parenthlete note: Smith Mountain Lake is the perfect setting for triathletes. Long roads for cycling, the lake to do some open water swim training, and the picturesque setting will distract you from the running pain.