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REEL SIMPLE  amazing views! Deep water
Entire cabin · 6 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

REEL SIMPLE amazing views! Deep waterREEL SIMPLE Located on the main channel of Smith Lake just down from Trident Marina & The Grille.(Big Bridge)We have year round deep water which is crystal clear from all the natural streams that enter the lake. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake along with nice boat pier and swim dock! Located only 20 minutes from I65. Great for couples getaway or small family vacation or wether it maybe girls weekend or the guys fishing trip come check us out soon! Community boat launch also available..

A Little Piece of Heaven
Entire guest suite · 4 guests · 4 beds · 1 bath

A Little Piece of HeavenThe suite is cozy, comfortable, well equipped with TV, DVD player for rainy days. The views are spectacular and there is nothing like the sunset viewed as you enjoy peace and quiet around the fire pit. I have recently obtained high speed internet making it possible to enjoy this quiet, beautiful environment while “working from home”.

TINY PIECE OF HEAVEN .. (once a shed)
Entire guesthouse · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

TINY PIECE OF HEAVEN .. (once a shed)Welcome to our newest rental, “Tiny Piece of Heaven”, we are seasoned Airbnb hosts and love sharing our property with vacationers or guests just passing through! This tiny home is right across the street from beautiful Smith Lake. We have a shared swim pier and dock for you to enjoy while you are here. We are pet friendly, (pet fee applies) please contact us before booking so that we can assess the pet fee.

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  • Free parking on premises
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Lazy Lagoon, Private dock, High Speed Internet.
$98 per night
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Heaven on Smith Lake
$176 per night
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Smith Lake Cottage
$75 per night
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New! Luxury Lakefront Sanctuary w/Kayaks & SUP
$343 per night
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ON THE ROCKS book for Holiday getaway!
$125 per night
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The Helicon Hideaway at Swayback
$180 per night
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Cabin on Smith Lake with private dock
$175 per night
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Fun In The Smith Lake Sun! 3B/3B Sleeps 13
$396 per night
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Escape-Relax-Breathe at Crooked Creek Retreat
$165 per night
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Rock Creek Hideaway
$150 per night
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WANDERLUST TREEHOUSE Book an experience!
$350 per night
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All 'Decked' Out
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Welcome to Lewis Smith Lake

Sprawling over 21,000 acres and boasting 500 miles of shoreline, massive manmade Lewis Smith Lake (or just “Smith Lake”) is a water wonderland that offers a dizzying array of recreation options. Anglers flock here to try their luck at snagging spotted bass, sharing the crystal-clear waters with paddle boarders, kayakers, and swimmers, while adventure seeking cliff-divers take daring plunges from towering rock formations. Shoreline parks offer playgrounds for kids, and open-air pavilions host festivals and live music.

As you navigate the lake, you may pass “The Castle,” a quirky four-story waterfront mansion that resembles a medieval fortress, complete with rows of arched windows, a brick tower, and an imposing stone wall. And while you can find just about everything you need on the waterfront, from restaurants to gear rental, venture beyond its shores and you can explore acres of hiking trails and waterfalls in the abundant forests that ring the lake.

How do I get around Lewis Smith Lake?

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is the closest major transportation hub, located just an hour’s drive south of Lewis Smith Lake. A rental car is your best option for getting to your destination and exploring nearby attractions. If you plan to go boating, there are plenty of rental outfits that will supply you with vessels of the motorized, paddle, and pedal variety, along with tubes and waterskis to pull behind them, if they’re your thing. Consider renting ahead of time if you’re visiting on a weekend or holiday, when business is brisker.

When is the best time to book a Lewis Smith Lake vacation rental?

Spring and summer, when temperatures are warm or downright hot and humid, are the ideal time to enjoy the cooling waters of Lewis Smith Lake. These months also usher in festival season, when surrounding towns throw spirited outdoor gatherings, and local businesses host waterfront firework shows and concerts. Every April the nearby town of Cullman throws a strawberry festival where you can sample the fruit baked into pies, blended into margaritas, and folded into more inventive concoctions, such as a strawberry pretzel salad. Fall can be a great time to visit if you prefer milder yet warm weather, and when temperatures dip in winter, you can still pull on a jacket and idle away a few hours fishing on the lake.

What are the top things to do in Lewis Smith Lake?

William Bankhead National Forest

To the west of the lake lie 180,000 uninterrupted acres of pristine wilderness known as “the land of a thousand waterfalls.” In addition to those dreamy natural wonders, you’ll find bluffs, canyons, and old-growth forests. Hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, and horseback riding are all options here.

Natural Bridge Park

This privately owned park in the city of Haleyville is home to an unusual rock formation: a 148-foot-long arch formed of sandstone and iron ore. Reportedly the longest natural bridge east of the Rocky Mountains, visitors are not allowed to tromp across its span, but you can hike underneath it.

Ave Maria Grotto

Brother Joseph Zoettl lived at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman for nearly 70 years and devoted much of that time to constructing miniature replicas of important religious and famous sites from around the world. Zoettl’s intricate recreations are built of stone, cement, seashells, and broken glass and pottery, and blanket the site of a former stone quarry. Visitors can wander, Godzilla-like, through his tiny world on a pathway that carries you past 125 teensy buildings, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.

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