$98.17 – Virginia's 'Dirty Dancing' Mountain Resort, 50% Off

Mountain Lake Lodge
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Cozy up this fall at Mountain Lake Lodge, made famous as the filming site for "Dirty Dancing." Travelzoo members are exclusively upgraded to rooms with wood-burning fireplaces -- saving 50%. 

    What's included:

  • Stay in upgraded Chestnut Lodge rooms
  • $98.17 per night ... select Sundays-Thursdays, Oct. 28 - Dec. 27
  • $131.26 per night ... select Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 9 - Feb. 23
  • $55.15 daily resort credit 

  • What you need to know:

  • The property is closed Sunday-Thursday between Nov. 25 and Dec. 13
  • Price based on up to four guests sharing a room in the Chestnut Lodge King and up to six guests sharing a room in the Chestnut Lodge Queen
  • Children 4 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; cancel 14 days prior to arrival to avoid penalties 
  • No resort fee
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Self-parking is $10 per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly activities on site include basketball, game nights, movie nights, arts and crafts and scavenger hunts
  • Over 22 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails -- guided hikes and walking tours offered
  • Travelzoo members enjoyed their stays here, noting "the staff were all friendly and as helpful as possible"
  • Guests can get maps at the front desk to take a self-guided Dirty Dancing tour
  • S'more kits are available to enjoy at the front lawn fire pit


Close to the Appalachian Trail, the Mountain Lake Lodge has been in business since before the Civil War and has welcomed guests since the 1930s. 

Movie buffs will recognize the sandstone face of the Mountain Lake Lodge as the resort featured in the film "Dirty Dancing," but in recent years, the Lodge has reinvented itself as an adventure destination. With 22 miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing, rafting and kayaking on the New River or zip-lining through the treetops, there's lots for guests to explore. Note that a number of activities require additional fees, but complimentary activities include lawn chess, shuffleboard, bocce and use of the outdoor pool and hot tub. 

Rooms offer king, queen or twin beds. North Side rooms feature views of the property's expansive front lawn, and Suites add a sitting area and jetted bathtub. It's worth mentioning that because the lodge is meant to be a true getaway and an older property, rooms do not include televisions or air conditioners (fans are included in all rooms). However, between exploring the outdoors, dining at Harvest, the farm-to-table restaurant, and chatting around the fireplace in the lobby or over drinks at the Stony Creek Tavern, you should be able to get along without it. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Off-street parking
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 4 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: $75 plus tax, per stay.

Pets maximum weight: 75 pounds. Pet friendly rooms are subject to availability. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $10.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The Outdoor pool and hot tub open seasonally and weather permitting, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The Adventure Center is open weather permitting and on weekends only.
Rooms are not air conditioned but do have fans.

50% off

$98.17 / night


When You Can Go

Sunday-Thursday, Oct. 28 - Dec. 27; weekends also on sale

Enjoyed This
(172 Member Ratings)
"The lady who showed us the locations of were they filmed "dirty dancing ""
Sep 04, 2018
Township of Taylorsville, NC, USA

Getting There

Mountain Lake Lodge is approximately three hours from Charlotte, three and a half hours from Richmond, and five hours from Columbus and Washington, D.C. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(172 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The lady who showed us the locations of were they filmed "dirty dancing "
Sharon Sep 04, 2018 Township of Taylorsville, NC, USA
Other Comments
its a nice wedding venue, lovely mountain location, but the lake is dried up. Would be good for couples or families, everything shuts down at 10pm, and best if you are a fan of the Dirty Dancing movie... because they make a huge deal about that. small nice pool, volleyball, tetherball, corn hole, walking trails...
anthony Sep 04, 2018 Culpeper, VA, USA
Other Comments
Disappointed that there was no “lake” at the Mountain LAKE Lodge! Food was a little pricey, but it was good.
Trisha Aug 22, 2018 Lexington, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Seeing the area where the movie was filmed. Getting to read the script while watching the movie.
Other Comments
The staff went above and beyond answering our questions and were exceptionally friendly. I liked that there are no TV's in the rooms and we had open windows with screens so lots of fresh air, no A/C and it was very comfortable. The photos of the history of the Lodge adorning the walls were interesting as well. A Special Thank You goes to Jessica who took time out for us to give us a personal tour.
Cynthia Aug 25, 2018 Goodlettsville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
That your vacation could be as slow and relaxing or as fast paced and exciting as you wanted it to be. Your choice
Kenneth Sep 03, 2018 Mansfield, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Open windows and no TV in the rooms.
Jennifer Aug 21, 2018 Saint Paul, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The connection to the movie Dirty Dancing.
Other Comments
Need to modernize the rooms and more attention to detail.
JOSEPH Jul 28, 2018 Dumfries, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The dining experiences were excellent.
Other Comments
We love this place and have stayed here many times. We look forward to our return.
Sharon Jul 18, 2018 Lexington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The relaxing atmosphere. There were activities if you wanted them and there were nooks for reading and/or playing cards if you wanted it..
Mary Jul 24, 2018 Mount Airy, NC, USA
Other Comments
IMHO you should not post a photo with the lake filled. It is almost non-existent. Not fair. By the time we found that out we had already booked other parts of the trip around it, so we didn't cancel.
Susan Jul 23, 2018 Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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