Whether your “landing” is by airplane, boat or car, Bedford Landings can accommodate your need to get away, relax, and be pampered.


Bedford Landings at Smith Mountain Lake and SML Airport

 Experience Bedford Landings!

A unique timber frame Bed & Breakfast located at Smith Mountain Lake.
Whether you are flying, driving, or traveling by water to Bedford Landings as a destination, visiting family in Virginia, touring the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just passing through, Karen and Jack will welcome you as guest and provide you with the lodging in comfort with the luxury you deserve. 

For pilots, Bedford Landings is definitely a Fly-in Bed & Breakfast destination!

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor or this BLOG article with comments from guests over the years in business. 

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Jack is a retired mechanical engineer, a pilot, and a flying instructor.  Karen is a Professor Emeritus retired from North Carolina State University and Virginia Tech in family, child, and human development. Together, they conceptualized, designed, and built Bedford Landings. Jack builds airplanes and plays bagpipes. Karen dabbles in stained glass, sings,and writes. They are both very involved in the community with the Chamber of Commerce, their church, and the Smith Mountain Arts Council. Most recently, Karen became and Doula and Jack became a realtor with Lake Retreat Properties. 

Karen blogs fairly regularly about happenings at the B & B and in the community. Karen and Jack are members of the Virginia Bed & Breakfast Association.

Yes, they close occasionally to host their own family (see pic).

If you have never stayed at a B & B before, you may want to read this little FLYER.

Bed & Breakfast

We offer a luxurious lodging experience including a hot gourmet breakfast served at 8:00 am. During your stay, enjoy dining in our lovely timber frame breakfast room, take in the fresh-air with breakfast on the screened porch, watch a movie, check your email using wifi, gaze at the stars on the observation deck, or sip coffee by the crackling fire. We have a theatre room, game room, and guest hottub.  Stay with us for one night or stay the whole week to take a full advantage of all that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer.