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Moneta is an unincorporated community in Bedford County, in central Virginia. It's located along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount. Moneta was made popular as the shooting location for scenes in the movie "What About Bob." In the movie, Bob arrived by bus with his goldfish and went into a local general store, which still stands. The community of Moneta is near Smith Mountain Lake, which was also featured in the movie. Moneta is at the west end of the lake, about 30-45 minutes from Roanoke and Lynchburg. One of Virginia's most popular lakes, Smith Mountain Lake offers 500-miles of shoreline. It's called the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains," and offers boating, sailing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, jet skiing and parasailing. The Smith Mountain lakefront includes seven public boat launching sites and many public and private marinas. Nearby are five challenging golf courses that surround the lake, with homes, condominiums and community centers built around the golf courses. The Smith Mountain Lake State Park includes many miles of hiking trails, but the narrow, winding roads with narrow shoulders make bicycling unsafe. Smith Mountain Lake also offers picnicking, camping, hunting, antiquing, shopping, and relaxing. Restaurants in the area offer everything from pizza and sandwiches to prime rib and gourmet cuisine. Many vacation rentals are available near Moneta and Smith Mountain Lake, by the weekend, week or month.

Surrounding areas: Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia (11.5 mi), Bedford, Virginia (12.9 mi), Natural Bridge, Virginia (31.6 mi)

Moneta Vacation Rentals




Moneta Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Days Inn921 Blue Ridge AveBedford, VA12.3 mi.(540) 586-8286
Super 8 Motel842 Sword Beach LnBedford, VA12.4 mi.(540) 587-0100
Rocky Mount Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites395 Old Franklin TpkeRocky Mount, VA15.9 mi.(540) 489-5001
Days Inn Civil Center535 Orange Ave NeRoanoke, VA17.0 mi.(540) 342-4551
Rodeway Inn526 Orange Avenue NERoanoke, VA17.0 mi.(540) 981-8341
Best Inn Roanoke Civic Center501 Orange AveRoanoke, VA17.1 mi.(540) 342-8961
Doubletree Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center110 Shenandoah AveRoanoke, VA17.1 mi.(540) 985-5900
Amerisuites Roanoke/Valley View Mall5040 Vly View BlvdRoanoke, VA17.2 mi.(540) 366-4700
Best Western Coachman InnI81 US 220N Exit 150BRoanoke, VA17.2 mi.(540) 992-1234
Best Western Inn Valley View5050 Vly VW Blvd NWRoanoke, VA17.2 mi.(800) 362-2410
Comfort Inn Valley View5070 Vly VW RdRoanoke, VA17.2 mi.(540) 527-2020
Holiday Inn Central1927 Franklin RdRoanoke, VA17.2 mi.(540) 343-0121
Comfort Inn Rocky Mount1730 N Main StRocky Mount, VA17.3 mi.(540) 489-4000
Holiday Inn Express Roanoke815 Gainsboro RdRoanoke, VA17.4 mi.(540) 982-0100
Budget Inn Of Lynchburg8830 E Lynchburg Salem TpkeGoode, VA17.7 mi.(540) 586-8182
Quality Inn3816 Franklin RdRoanoke, VA18.0 mi.(540) 989-4000
Econo Lodge - Civic Center308 Orange Ave NeRoanoke, VA18.2 mi.(540) 343-2413
Sleep Inn - Tanglewood4045 Electric RdRoanoke, VA18.4 mi.(540) 772-1500
Holiday Inn-tanglewood4468 Starkey RdRoanoke, VA18.6 mi.(540) 774-4400
Mainstay Suites Airport5080 Valley View BlvdRoanoke, VA18.9 mi.(540) 527-3030
Franklin Motel20281 Virgil H Goode HwyRocky Mount, VA19.8 mi.(540) 483-9962
Comfort Inn-troutville2545 Lee Hwy SouthTroutville, VA19.8 mi.(540) 992-5600
Travelodge - Roanoke North2619 Lee HwyTroutville, VA19.8 mi.(540) 992-6700
Courtyard By Marriott Roanoke Airport3301 Ordway Dr NWRoanoke, VA20.0 mi.(540) 563-5002
Holiday Inn Roanoke3315 Ordway DrRoanoke, VA20.0 mi.(540) 362-4500
Wyndham-roanoke Airport2801 Hershberger Rd NWRoanoke, VA20.0 mi.(540) 563-9300
Holiday Inn Express3139 Lee Hwy STroutville, VA20.1 mi.(540) 966-4444
Red Roof Inn3231 Lee Highway STroutville, VA20.1 mi.(540) 992-5055
Howard Johnson Express Inn-Airport3695 Thirlane Rd NWRoanoke, VA20.2 mi.(540) 563-0229
Howard Johnson Express Inn437 Roanoke RdDaleville, VA20.3 mi.(540) 992-1234
Econo Lodge446 Roanoke RdDaleville, VA20.4 mi.(540) 992-3000
Va Motor Lodges Inc T/a Howard Johnson LodgeI-81 Exit 150 - BTroutville, VA20.6 mi.(540) 992-3000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson7860 Plantation RdRoanoke, VA20.7 mi.(540) 366-5678
Hampton Inn Roanoke Hollins7922 Plantation RdRoanoke, VA20.7 mi.(540) 563-5656
Fairfield Inn & Suites7944 Plantation RdRoanoke, VA20.8 mi.(540) 362-4200
Days Inn8118 Plantation RdRoanoke, VA21.0 mi.(540) 366-0341
Extended Stay America2705 Frontage Rd NWRoanoke, VA21.0 mi.(540) 366-3216
Hampton Inn Roanoke Airport6621 Thirlane RdRoanoke, VA21.0 mi.(540) 265-2600
Knights Inn6520 Thirlane Road NWRoanoke, VA21.0 mi.(540) 265-7600
Quality Inn Roanoke Airport6626 Thirlane RdRoanoke, VA21.0 mi.(540) 366-8861

Moneta Weather & Climate

Central Virginia ranges in elevation from 420 feet to 4200 feet above sea level. The four-season climate in this region is classified as humid continental, but few states have a more diverse climate than that of Virginia. In the mountainous regions of central Virginia, summer temperatures are significantly lower than the region's major metropolitan areas. It is not uncommon to experience temperatures twelve to fifteen degrees lower than Charlottesville and more than 18 degrees lower than experienced on the same day in Richmond, Washington D.C. and Raleigh/Durham. These same patterns also bring enough snow in winter to rank the area as one of the finest ski destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 24°F 3.70 in. -
February 48°F 26°F 3.17 in. -
March 57°F 34°F 4.00 in. -
April 67°F 42°F 3.56 in. -
May 74°F 52°F 3.98 in. -
June 81°F 60°F 3.38 in. -
July 86°F 65°F 3.73 in. -
August 84°F 63°F 3.23 in. -
September 78°F 56°F 4.23 in. -
October 68°F 44°F 3.51 in. -
November 58°F 35°F 3.34 in. -
December 48°F 28°F 3.06 in. -

Moneta Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located about 20 miles northwest of Moneta in Roanoke, Virginia, the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located approximately 45 miles south of Moneta in Danville, Virginia, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located roughly 56 miles west of Moneta in Dublin, Virginia, and finally the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located around 62 miles northwest of Moneta in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Moneta Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC76.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC76.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
River Course of Virginia TechRadfordVA4.1 mi.
Sycamore Ridge Golf ClubGoodviewVA4.3 mi.
Westlake Golf & Country ClubHardyVA9.4 mi.
Mariners Landing Golf & Country ClubHuddlestonVA10.2 mi.
Blue Hills Golf CourseRoanokeVA17.1 mi.
Brookside Par 3 Golf ClubRoanokeVA17.1 mi.
Old Monterey Golf ClubRoanokeVA17.1 mi.
Birkdale Golf ClubChesterfieldVA18.2 mi.
Highlands Golfers ClubChesterfieldVA18.2 mi.
Lake Chesdin Golf ClubChesterfieldVA18.2 mi.
Countryside Golf ClubRoanokeVA20.8 mi.
Ashley Plantation Golf ClubDalevilleVA20.9 mi.
Colonial Hills Golf ClubForestVA23.5 mi.
Ivy Hill Golf ClubForestVA23.5 mi.
London Downs Golf ClubForestVA23.5 mi.
Poplar Forest Golf CourseForestVA24.1 mi.
Botetourt Country ClubFincastleVA24.6 mi.
Ospreys Golf Club at Belmont BayWoodbridgeVA24.6 mi.
Hollyfields Golf ClubBent MountainVA25.4 mi.
Cedars Country ClubChathamVA28.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA57.6 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA63.9 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV84.8 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA97.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Smith Mountain Lake State ParkVA7.6 mi. 
Fairy Stone State ParkVA36.3 mi. 
 
Museums
Avoca MuseumAltavistaVA20.7 mi.(History)
Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryMartinsvilleVA35.8 mi.(Science)
Chinqua-PennReidsvilleNC56.9 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA17.2 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC102.0 mi.


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