Summer is upon us!

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Bedfordlandings

The Summer is upon us!  People are coming out of the COVID woodwork to travel!  Smith Mountain Lake is a-buzz!  If you are wanting to visit and rent a boat, be sure to plan ahead with all reservations!

Here in the B & B, we have been testing a few new recipes that we hope to introduce soon to guests. kitchen work

We have had our #1 granddaughter staying with us this summer and she is learning to prepare some of the famous Bedford Landings dishes.  She is also a driver in training!  So we have a chauffeur!


driving girl

New Businesses are always exciting
We have attended a few new business ribbon cuttings.

There is a Distillery in town!  We are planning a time to go taste, but 11:00 in the morning on ribbon cutting day was not when I wanted to sip on legal moonshine. Located in the Westlake Area, be sure to visit Roosters Rise-n-Shine Distillery.

The Landing Restaurant has settled into Mariner’s Landing but they have also opened Bottles and Bites.  Their ribbon cutting is tomorrow.  We are very excited about that.

Napoli by the Lake had a very elegant ribbon cutting in the Bernard’s Landing outdoor covered venue.  You must see that.  Since it was our (15th) anniversary, we went to dinner afterwards and the service and food were excellent!  It is located in the former Landing restaurant space.

Group at dinnerThere is also a new seafood restaurant called Pier 122 (for Route 122) and is located next to Copper Kettle on Firstwatch Drive.  An all seafood, hushpuppy, corn on the cob menu, they hope to contribute to the seafood lovers palette. Jack loved their crab legs.

Drifters is as fun and packed as ever!  They offer entertainment, great food, wonderful service and a burger called the Bedford Landings!!!

woman in tshirt

So far, the summer is about food and lake visitors! But, stay tuned!  The summer is shaping up with even more activity!

Lyrics in the Lake is the weekend of June 25-27 at three venues (Mangos, Drifters and Magnum Point Marina).  We are proud to be hosting Bill Diluigi again!

Karen will be the emcee for LOTL the afternoon of June 26th at Mango’s. Come support the Children’s Miracle Network.

And Pirate’s Weekend is around the corner! July 15-18, get out your eye patches, bandannas, and water pistols!

We are moving toward the one year anniversary of the year I call The Great Sadness.  2020 was tough on a lot of people.  Our guests tell us tremendous stories of loss and occasionally we share our stories.  We love keeping busy with interesting guests to keep our minds off the great sadness.  So this summer, we will just continue to eat, host, and sing our way through 2021.


The SML Boomer Band sings for charity. Innkeeper Karen sings with the Boomer Band.

One Comment

Phillip Denton on June 17, 2021

Thanks for another great newsletter, I do look forward to them to feel like I'm keeping up with you guys!! And congratulations on your 15th Anniversary!! Take care and God Bless you both and the B&B!!

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