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Mountain Lake Lodge

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Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly activities on site include Sky Slide, Treetop Adventures, 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"

Enjoyed This
(212 Member Ratings)
"It was located in the mountains and was the site for Dirty Dancing filming."
10. Aug 2018
Burlington, NC, USA

Map & Directions

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. 

Rooms & Rates

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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 exploring the treetops in a zip-line aerial adventure, 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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 4 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available.

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

Pets maximum weight: 75 pounds. Pet rooms are subject to availability in select rooms. 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: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

Enjoyed This
(212 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was located in the mountains and was the site for Dirty Dancing filming.
Sherry 10. Aug 2018 Burlington, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and beautiful surroundings
Laurie 08. Aug 2018 Vilas, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Such a congenial and relaxing place. Have decided that Mountain Lake Lodge is a favorite destination.
Other Comments
David 03. Aug 2018 Westminster, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The connection to the movie Dirty Dancing.
Other Comments
Need to modernize the rooms and more attention to detail.
JOSEPH 28. Jul 2018 Dumfries, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Gorgeous place to reconnect with nature and get away from the distractions of modern life.
Other Comments
The hiking is really terrific and we had a blast on the ropes course. The staff is hospitable and the rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The weather was dramatic. Since the lodge is nestled in a bird sanctuary there were many beautiful birds. We cannot wait to return!
Susan 24. Jul 2018 San Mateo, CA, 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 24. Jul 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 23. Jul 2018 Hilton Head Island, SC, 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 18. Jul 2018 Lexington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful scenery, cooler weather, nice people, wonderful staff.
Robert 16. Jul 2018 Hurdle Mills, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Serene mountain environment with lots of trails for hiking, activities for the entire family, and wildlife abound.
charles 16. Jul 2018 Holly Springs, NC, USA

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