Highlights of the House:

3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10 - Linens included!
Kitchen - full size kitchen with all accessories
Raised Fire Pit with plenty of free firewood
Outdoor electric charging station for your trolling motors
Private 12 x 12 dock (short walk down wooded path)

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Weekly $1195
Weekend $425

$300 refundable security deposit required.
Add 10.3% Virginia sales and use/occupancy taxes.

Full payment must be made at least 10 days in advance.

Minimum Age Limit for Renters:
   No rentals to individuals under 25.
   No refunds for bad weather or bad fishing.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. NO PETS.

Healthy and Happy – Kerr Lake Vacations

Enjoying beautiful scenery, varied activity options, and a vibrant calendar of events, the Kerr Lake area can be perfect for your family vacation. As well as the environment encouraging relaxation, and healthy and wholesome outdoor activities, time spent fishing in quiet contemplation can also lead to a delicious culinary experience with additional health benefits!

A place to unwind

Kerr Lake offers a varied range of accommodation options, from an opportunity to get back to nature through camping, to comfortable, private family getaways. According to the owners at Bailey's Bass Shack, this attractive, and secluded family home has space to sleep up to ten people in three bedrooms, and with the benefit of allowing a self catering vacation, is perfectly suited to your group get-together. Facilities are available for fishing parties, such as a private dock and outdoor electric charging station, and evenings can be enjoyed around the fire pit.

Time to relax

The fishing opportunities are what draw many visitors to Kerr Lake year after year, indulging in their favorite pastime in great company and a beautiful location. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, fishing comes with a number of health benefits including lowering stress levels, as well as contributing to the local economy and conservation efforts. Newcomers to the area can be assured they will find all they need to spend some quality time fishing, including up to the minute details of lake conditions and best fishing locations, and ample opportunity to purchase any equipment needed, according to Bobcat's Lake and Tackle. For those new to the sport, make your vacation a learning experience by joining a guide on a fishing trip on the lake. You might just find yourself a new hobby!

Healthy, home caught dining

After a day on the lake, returning with the freshest fish you can imagine, you may be feeling pretty healthy already. As Harvard School of Public Health state, regularly eating fish can benefit the health because of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids contained. Although Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential part of your body's cell membranes, they cannot be made by the body, and consuming them through adequate intake of fish, green leafy vegetables and other sources, is essential for good heart health. Kwikmed also report that a recent study has highlighted that as well as being great for general health, there are specific benefits to children of eating fish oils. Children in particular have been found to respond well to Omega 3 in treating learning difficulties of all levels, and allowing vastly improved performance at school. Altogether, the relaxation and exercise, the fresh air, and the delicious catch of the day, add up to a really healthy and happy vacation at Kerr Lake.

How to eat it

Striper, Crappie, Catfish and Large Mouthed Bass are in great supply at Kerr Lake. If you land a catch of Bass, you have a delicious meal with minimal need for recipe ideas - allow the natural flavor of the fish to shine through. Like all fish, bass should not be overcooked, and if estimating cooking time for pan fried fillets, a good rule of thumb is to allow five minutes cooking time for every inch of thickness in a fillet. For slimmer fillets, cut down the cooking time proportionally, leaving two and a half minutes for a fillet half an inch thick, and so on. Do the calculation in advance, though - overdoing it whilst you're working on your math would be a tragedy! Get the skin good and crispy and enjoy with a light salad or seasonal vegetables.
If you choose to bake your fish whole rather than filleting, you need to heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, with the fish placed in a greased oven proof dish. If you choose to, you can add your favorite seasonings, herbs or wine - a combination of lime and white wine works well here. Vacations are a time for experimenting, so let your imagination run free! The cooking time required will vary with the size of your catch - the best way to ensure it is cooked through is with a thermometer, checking that the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Plan for around twenty or thirty minutes cooking time and you will not go far wrong.
Vacations at Kerr Lake provide a stunning, varied and happy environment for you to enjoy your well deserved break with the added benefit of sending you home relaxed, refreshed, and even healthier!

Contributed by Susie Gold