Mountain Lake Lodge

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Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly activities on site include 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
(121 Member Ratings)
"The scenery, the peacefully of the hotel."
Oct 16, 2017
derwood, MD, 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. Parking at the lodge is complimentary. 

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 disc golf, lawn chess, tennis, 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
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift
  • Sauna


  • 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 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 are allowed (maximum weight: 75 pounds). Pet rooms are subject to availability in select rooms. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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 Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Adventure Center is open weather permitting and on weekends only.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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(121 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
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The scenery, the peacefully of the hotel.
Luis Oct 16, 2017 derwood, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The history of the Lodge being a pre Civil War venue, also the history behind it being where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed.
Diane Oct 12, 2017 Buffalo, NY, USA
Other Comments
They needed more staff at breakfast buffet.
Lara Oct 10, 2017 Herndon, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
beautiful scenery, wonderful staff
Myron Oct 03, 2017 Galesburg, IL, USA
Other Comments
I worry for how the hotel, a beautiful building, will survive. It's a great value because of the meal inclusion, and eating at the restaurant is necessary because of the location, but the food, although handsomely prepared, is tasty but not healthy -- suiting the tastes, likely of the people who come. Mashed potatoes, cheese, cream sauces and bases, the dining room smelling badly of the burnt fat from cooking the lamb chops, etc -- no vegan or vegetarian options, (one summer salad with very old lettuce and aged not so fresh blueberries was the vegan choice). No quinoa, whole grains, oil-free vegetables. etc. (The side of carrots and parsnips were delicious but soaked in oil). I'd really like this place to thrive, but I fear for it . . .
Barbara Oct 03, 2017 Rockville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Truly beautiful venue and grounds! Just wished we had more time there. One night is not enough!
Other Comments
All staff was informative and wonderful!
Deborah Oct 10, 2017 State College, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the scenery.
Jennifer Aug 10, 2017 Seaford, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
The variety of activities available to guests.
Kimberly Aug 16, 2017 New Bern, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful mountain environment
Kathleen Aug 11, 2017 Georgetown, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything, the service was excellent from reception desk to the restaurant staff, lounge bartender to the adventure experience center. Many activities including the plaques highlighting "Dirty Dancing Movie"
Other Comments
The only negative was housekeeping could give more detail to cleaning lamps, ceiling fans and headboards.
Lorene Sep 01, 2017 Twinsburg, OH, USA

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