The Coves is a private residential community located in the Union Hall/Penhook area of Smith Mountain Lake known for its distinctive design and dedication to environmental conservation. The Coves offers residents all of the benefits of private, rural, lakefront living alongside modern technological amenities including solar arrays, high-speed mesh internet, and backup power generators. The Coves is also home to the Coves Amphitheater, which hosts a series of summer concerts by award-winning musical acts such as The Indigo Girls, Bruce Hornsby, and Michael Franti.

A Quiet Retreat

The Coves offers a peaceful escape from the fast-paced lifestyle often tied to life in a metropolitan area. With environmental conservation at heart of its vision, the homes and shared spaces within this community are designed as a partner to nature with over half of its 80-acre project committed to open space and low home density.


The Coves was developed with a “conservation first” mindset. Keeping in that tradition, the amenities embrace the natural beauty of the region. Examples include a five-mile private trail system, historic welcome center, The Coves Amphitheater, private beaches, social and watersports docks, pavilions, solar arrays, disc golf, and exclusive spa and entertainment package offerings.

The Coves Amphitheater

The Coves Amphitheater offers guests a truly unique musical experience. There’s no overcrowding or standing in long lines to get a drink. You don’t have to wait in traffic to find a parking spot or risk having your view obstructed by a sea of people. Every seat at The Coves Amphitheater offers a fantastic view. 

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