Mountain Lake Lodge

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Family-friendly activities on site include basketball, game nights, movie nights, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts
  • 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

"Great deal! Room was nice and the property was nice. Loved walking around to see the filming locations. I would love to go back in the summer when it is warmer so that we could actually use the pool and volleyball court"
Nov 11, 2019 - Fort Mill, SC, USA
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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 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 newly renovated 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. 


General Outdoor Pool/Hot tub open Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • 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


  • 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 and will be charged at US$75 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight: 35 pounds.

Fees: Car park fee: US$10 plus tax per day.

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 Adventure Center is open on weekends, weather permitting.
Rooms are not air conditioned but do have fans.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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(145 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great deal! Room was nice and the property was nice. Loved walking around to see the filming locations. I would love to go back in the summer when it is warmer so that we could actually use the pool and volleyball court
Other Comments
Would have loved to have a TV in the room. Apparently not all rooms have a TV. We were staying with two toddlers so that would’ve been nice. The staff was nice to give us games for them though
Erica Nov 11, 2019 Fort Mill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
My adult daughter and I spent a couple days at the lodge. We probably would not have gone had there not been a good discount. The lodge is nice The staff was friendly the area was nice with the fall foliage We enjoyed the historical background however the rooms could be more updated. And perhaps cleaner. The room was dusty and tired looking We did enjoy opening the window for the fresh mountain air. It would be helpful to have a room fridge and perhaps a microwave There is no t.v. but we knew that coming in so we brought a lap top to use with the internet. The food is good but not outstanding I would recommend the pork chops they were pretty good .. We had credits from booking with travel zoo which basically paid for our meals. However we had a nice time seeing the area and doing some hiking On a side note be sure to watch Dirty Dancing before you come since it was filmed there.
Rachel Nov 07, 2019 Sunbury, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had an absolutely wonderful three days at MLL!!! There was absolutely nothing to mar a perfect getaway. The food at the Harvest Restaurant was exceptional--the portions were large enough for us to share. Sheila deserves a mention for her delicious fare as well as the executive chef. Terence, the bartender, also provided excellent service and we loved the drinks that he served based on our tastes. There was a roaring fire in the commons room, making it a cozy place to read and knit. We spent an entire day hiking and the grounds men were very helpful in getting us started on the trails. In fact, the entire staff went above and beyond to make our visit memorable--so much so that we cannot wait to return. In fact, we said while we were there, there was no reason to leave the mountain! OUTSTANDING HOTEL AND AMENITIES!
CATHERINE Nov 07, 2019 Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
First Class
C T Oct 20, 2019 Waverly, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amazing place and amazing deal!! Lots of things to do. Find your adventures! Just go
Michelle Oct 16, 2019 Whipple, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting in VA mountains. Atmosphere of lodge similar to staying in a National Park lodge.
Other Comments
Harvest Restaurant food delicious and plentiful.
Regina Oct 11, 2019 SOUTHPORT, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was the best. Food at the Harvest was wonderful as well as the food from the bar. One of the best chicken wraps I've ever had. Short hike to the cliffs. View was outstanding. We would definitely go back.
Tyrone Oct 10, 2019 Reidsville, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
What a great place! We loved it- so relaxing and beautiful! And, of course, Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie! Will go back!
Kay Oct 10, 2019 Findlay, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel food was excellent and reasonably priced. They could have gouged customers because of the remote location but instead provided great food and drink at prices to keep customers coming back. We had a three omelet breakfast with roasted potatoes and fruit for $11.99. Dinners were under $20 for entree. We also enjoyed the warm and cozy bar and its happy hour specials. We had a good time walking the hotel grounds and trails. Though we did not use the pools. They looked inviting and we saw several families enjoying them. If we were with a group, a longer stay would have been nice. For my husband and me, three nights was just right.
Nancy Oct 05, 2019 Spring Creek, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a wonderful time. It was like we stepped back in time to a calmer, gentler America. We had several wonderful hikes, great swimming, exceptional food at the Harvest restaurant, and exceptional craft beer from Virginia in the Tavern.
Other Comments
The decor and cleanliness of the facility were top notch, as was the staffing. We loved having no television, no clock and no telephone in our lodge room. This helped us to remember that we were on a retreat from the "real" world. Also, I really enjoyed the information about the filming of Dirty Dancing - a movie I loved!
Judy Oct 02, 2019 Charleston, WV, USA

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