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SML Chamber launches $2,500 Smith Mountain Lake Getaway Sweepstakes

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VA – The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today it has launched a contest to market the region as a tourist destination in surrounding markets.
The Smith Mountain Lake Getaway Sweepstakes will offer one lucky winner more than $2,500 in prizes, including accommodations, boat rental and restaurant gift certificates.
“This new initiative is designed to showcase the best of Smith Mountain Lake to potential visitors and generate excitement for the upcoming tourism season,” said SMLRCC Executive Director Christopher Finley.

The project is being funded with a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Recovery Marketing Leverage Program, which was designed to help local and regional tourism entities recover from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For the getaway sweepstakes, we’re targeting travelers from three key markets – North Carolina, Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C. – with a campaign that includes extensive print and digital advertising,” Finley said. 

The contest is being conducted completely online at and is limited to one entry per valid email address. It opens Feb. 12 and will conclude May 2 with a winner drawn at random from all eligible entries on May 17.  

The prize package includes:
Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals – One-day tritoon boat rental

Mariners Landing Hospitality – Two-night stay at Mariners Landing Resort

Serafina Spa – 60-minute couples massage

Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House - $25 breakfast gift certificate

Old Oak Café – $25 breakfast gift certificate

Jake’s Place – $25 lunch gift certificate  

Mango’s – $25 lunch gift certificate

Blackwater Café – $25 gift certificate

Mariners Landing – $25 gift certificate

The Mariners Club - Recreation Package: Round of golf for two, pickleball class and use of fitness center

National D-Day Memorial – Admission for two

Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina – Admission for two

Gifts Ahoy - $25 gift certificate

JollyJen Photography - 45-minute couples photoshoot

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