Idyllic surroundings and warm, friendly neighbors: these are what this community in Franklin County has to offer.

Located right on the southern shore of Smith Mountain Lake, Penhook is perfect for those who just can’t get enough of the outdoors.

As of 2010, around 800 people have chosen to live the quiet life in Penhook. Most residents work in manufacturing and management, as well as the health care sector.

Real estate

There are numerous single-family homes available in Penhook. These residences have up to 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. There are many farmhouses and modular homes scattered in the area as well. Charming waterfront properties also abound.

Homes are usually surrounded by mature trees and a wide expanse of lawn. There are also many great homes and lots within golf communities, and Penhook also has vacant land for sale.

Excellent water and mountain views are a common feature amongthe premier properties you’ll find here. Residents enjoy equestrian activities, golf, fishing, swimming, boating, and more.

Activities and attractions

  • Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a popular spot for tourists and locals, the centerpiece being the second largest freshwater lake in Virginia. There’s a fishing pier, boat ramp, and amphitheater in the park. Overnight accommodations include camping sites and cabins with waterfront views.
  • There are several marinas on Smith Mountain Lake. Residents of Penhook can join the Pelican Point Yacht Club and enjoy amenities like a clubhouse, bath house, swimming pool, tennis court, and picnic areas. Other marinas near Penhook are Crazy Horse Marina, Blackwater Marina, Mitchell’s Point Marina and Gills Creek Marina.
  • Only 30 minutes away from Penhook is the Waterfront Golf and Country Club in Moneta, a site for luxurious living.

For more details, contact real estate expert Jane Sullivan Horne at 540.493.1690 or email Jane(at)JaneAtTheLake(dotted)com. Jane has specialized in residential properties at Smith Mountain Lake since 1986.