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 visitsmithmountainlake.com 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
For more information, visit https://www.visitsmithmountainlake.com/getaway-sweepstakes.