Mountain Lake Lodge

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Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly outdoor activities on-site include the new Sky Slide (the tallest inflatable slide on the east coast), Bubble Ball, Archery Tag, Treetop Adventures and Zorb Racing
  • The 2,600 acre property in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains includes over 22 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, perfect for connecting with nature and bonding with family
  • Travelzoo members enjoyed their stay here noting "the staff were all friendly and as helpful as possible"
  • Made famous as the resort from the movie "Dirty Dancing"

90% (80 Member Ratings)

"Walking the grounds of Mountain Lake Lodge was beautiful."
Aug 22, 2016
Rutledge, GA, United States


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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Surrounded by 2,600 acres of nature in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and 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. A wide-ranging renovation completed in 2013 revamped much of the property and added a number of outdoor recreational offerings. 

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 outdoor 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. The property recently introduced the sky slide, a five-story inflatable water slide. 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
  • Flatscreen TV


  • 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 check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 4 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Infant's crib (Pack-n-Play) available on request, free of charge, for for one child up to age 1. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed (maximum weight: 75 pounds) on request and will be charged $75.00 (subject to tax) per stay. 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 / hot tub open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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90% Positive
(80 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Beautiful and Peaceful
JUDY Aug 23, 2016 Thomasville, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Walking the grounds of Mountain Lake Lodge was beautiful.
Other Comments
My favorite move "Dirty Dancing" inspired us to travel to Mountain Lake Lodge. Getting there was like stepping back in time when families truly visited with each other. The Lodge we stayed in was wonderful and I would definitely go back, maybe rent a cabin next time.
Pamela Aug 22, 2016 Rutledge, GA, United States
Other Comments
I appreciate the historic nature of the property, but it could be altered to make it a bit more elegant. Some aspects of the facilities seem dated (not in a historic or good way) and tired. Staff was largely pleasant but at times a bit parental. The restaurant food was, at best, just good -- the Virginia steak cut of the day was a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10 for quality but a 6 on price -- and the bar area should have a bit of a "classic" feel to it. Perhaps they feel because you are somewhat of a "captive audience" they can relax on important details and quality of some food items. This place holds a ton of potential, they just need the right management to make it happen.
Brandon Aug 22, 2016 McLean, WV, United States
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful location in the mountains.
Other Comments
The morning coffee in the lobby was getting cold. I had to ask someone to heat it up in the microwave.
Tom Aug 14, 2016 Murrells Inlet, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
I loved our room. I loved sleeping with the windows open and the shutters that open wide. I liked the grounds and the grand entrance staircase and the old stone building in itself. It reminded me of our travels overseas and the old grand hotels over there. All of the staff was very very friendly and helpful to us.
Other Comments
There seemed to be a little confusion amongst the staff about how to apply or use our vouchers. In the end it worked out. It's just we were given two meal vouchers so we weren't sure if it was $25 a day or what. They worked hard to figure it out though.
Barbara Aug 11, 2016 Hagerstown, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
Natural beauty
Other Comments
The lodging was fine but the food as usual was sub par
Francis Aug 07, 2016 Lexington, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The setting in the mountains was the best quality of the lodge.
Other Comments
All of the games and activities around the lodge were in poor condition, broken, missing pieces, etc. The staff was not nearly as personable as they should be for a customer service business.
George Aug 05, 2016 Powhatan, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quiet surroundings. Relaxing environmnet.
Paul Aug 05, 2016 McCormick, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful natural,setting with great history.
Other Comments
Visit in cooler weather or take your own fan. No a/c in rooms. Not a deal breaker for a return but it was a bit sticky and we won't return in late July again. Spring and fall would be a better idea.
Gregory Jul 30, 2016 Fishers, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the friendly, professional staff, comfortable accommodations, tasty food at the restaurant and bar and many entertainment options.
Other Comments
We understood that we would be staying in the lodge, but they had us in one of the other buildings. When we expressed a desire to stay in the lodge they upgraded our reservation at no extra charge.
Elizabeth Jul 26, 2016 Crozet, VA, United States

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