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Lake Anna Waterfront Guest House! The Stangri-La
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Lake Anna Waterfront Guest House! The Stangri-LaSpacious Lake Anna waterfront guest house featuring a 2nd floor Guest House with a large great room, cathedral ceilings, generously equipped kitchen and large bedroom, walk-in shower. The extensive decking allows sunrise and sunset viewing along with spectacular star gazing. You might just enjoy sitting by the water’s edge or head out to the wineries/breweries, Civil War battlefields and Lake Anna State Park, which can be reached by water or road.

Poplar Cove - Lake Anna (Private Side)
Entire guesthouse · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths

Poplar Cove - Lake Anna (Private Side)Poplar Cove is a newly renovated 2-bed 2-bath waterfront property with beautiful views. We are situated in a spacious cove; great spot for safely swimming, kayaking, floating or just sitting on the dock and taking in the views. After a gradual slope, the backyard levels out providing a perfect spot for spreading a blanket or enjoying backyard games adjacent to the private dock. This property is attached to my main house, but rest assured you will have your own entrance and private experience.

New*Fall Wknds*Private Cove & Beach*Slip*Kayaks*
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

New*Fall Wknds*Private Cove & Beach*Slip*Kayaks*New list. 5-Star SuperHost. Cozy cottage on 5 rolling acres with expansive lake and sunset views, private cove, small beach. Enjoy the still morning with a kayak ride or coffee on the porch. Rent a 220 HP 7 seat boat on-site, perfect for water sports and fishing. Relax on the day bed with a book, or visit a local distillery, winery, or cidery. Take in historical sights, walk the Boardwalk and dine lakeside. Shop and dine in nearby F'burg. Ride the coasters at King's Dom. The list goes on. Enjoy!

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Point of View
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Lake Anna Retreat with water access & Pool Table
$263 per night
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Tortuga Bay @ LKA - Lakefront 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath
$420 per night
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Cozy Lake Anna Hideaway with Water & Beach Access
$156 per night
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Private Lake Anna Waterfront Chalet!
$293 per night
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Lakefront, secluded, central, perfect retreat!
$162 per night
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UNCORKED - Unload, Unpack, Unwind!
$237 per night
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Cozy Quiet Log Cabin @ Lake Anna (Public Side)
$190 per night
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Authentic 3 Bedroom Log Cabin, with Lake Access
$143 per night
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Beavers Bungalow
$112 per night
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Lake Anna Access House on wooded lot.
$108 per night
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Unique home steps to lake with a beautiful view!
$206 per night

Your guide to Lake Anna

All About Lake Anna

The clean, placid waters of Lake Anna draw visitors from Washington, D.C., and the Eastern Seaboard from spring until late fall. Nine thousand acres of this 17-mile-long reservoir, created by the North Anna Dam, are open to the public. Many people rent a boat to explore the lake’s secluded coves and fishing nooks, and families with children who love swimming will find a sandy, well-guarded beach in Lake Anna State Park. Fishing, sailing, and jet skiing may take up the bulk of your retreat, but you can also spend a day or two exploring picturesque towns like Fredericksburg, Bumpass, and Charlottesville, or the historical battlefields that surround the lake. Or your retreat may bring you to the wineries and craft cider makers who have found a home in Central Virginia.

How do I get around Lake Anna?

You’ll need a car to get to Lake Anna, but it doesn’t need to be a long drive. Several Amtrak train routes traveling up and down the East Coast stop in Fredericksburg, about 29 miles away, and you can rent a car or even take a taxi from there.

Direct flights from around the country land at Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C., 92 miles north. You can also find regional flights to the Richmond International Airport (RIC), 73 miles southeast. Lake Anna has no public transit system, so if you’re not planning on driving during your vacation, consider bringing a bike or renting one. And local marinas rent out a wide variety of watercraft.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Anna?

From mid-May through the end of September, the temperatures rarely drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit and often climb into the 90s, especially in July and August. Not surprisingly, these are the peak times for both tourism and lake activity. Don’t forget sunscreen if you’re on the water, but pack an umbrella and raincoat in case of summer downpours.

Autumn stretches from October through November, and if you’re visiting Lake Anna during this time, you’ll likely need a warm jacket. Winters here are not harsh, but the temperature often drops below freezing, so bring your snow gear. Spring starts in March, with the return of flowers and foliage and gently warming weather.

What are the top things to do in Lake Anna?

Lake Anna State Park

Located on the north end of Lake Anna, this state park offers the area’s best beach, broad and sandy, as well as more than 15 miles of hiking and horse trails that skirt the lake’s ruffled shoreline or meander through the woodlands. Many of the trails, as well as the fishing pond, are wheelchair accessible.

Spotsylvania Battlefield

In May 1864, the Union and Confederate armies waged war for two weeks near the Spotsylvania Courthouse, located 18 miles northeast of Lake Anna, and tens of thousands of soldiers were killed or wounded here. The National Park Service has created self-guided walking and driving tours of this important battlefield as well as other nearby Civil War sites. You can also wander around the Spotsylvania Courthouse Historic District nearby to admire the centuries-old homes and public buildings.


Fishing tournaments on Lake Anna start in the spring and go well into fall, thanks in part to water warmed by the power plant on the south shore. You’ll find a number of boat rental companies around the area, as well as chartered fishing boats. Most fishers are on the hunt for largemouth bass, crappie, and striped bass.

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