Mountain Lake Lodge

Simone Fernandes
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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"

94% (157 Member Ratings)

"The beautiful mountain environment"
Aug 11, 2017
Georgetown, SC, 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


  • 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.

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.

94% Positive
(157 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The beautiful mountain environment
Kathleen Aug 11, 2017 Georgetown, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The grounds were beautiful. We loved the hills and the trails and the activities.
Other Comments
The accommodations were ok - very dated.. The carpeting and bathroom fixtures were very old. The bath was gross - the shower curtains had black mold, and the safety grab bar took up most of the room. It was hard taking a shower without either bumping the bar or touching the nasty shower curtain. One of the activities wasn't open - however, Adam the activities manager, allowed us to do another activity in it's place since we'd already paid. The staff was super nice. None of us liked the breakfast buffet and on Sunday when they did the brunch, the whole place reeked of fish. Not having AC was not a problem - the only concern was with the windows open every noise was incredibly loud because it was so quiet otherwise.
Aimee Aug 11, 2017 Williamsburg, WV, United States
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the scenery.
Jennifer Aug 10, 2017 Seaford, DE, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location. Stayed 3 days in the main lodge. Nice hiking trails...Bald Knob is a must see. Food was an issue though...see below.
Other Comments
Had a nice stay but food was an issue...especially for a family of four on a budget. We highly recommend taking food with you and a cooler if you stay in the lodge. Otherwise your only option is the onsite restaurant which isn't cheap, and the "Cafe" which has ice cream and some snacks is only open until 6 pm. We tried the restaurant the first night there...sat down and all the water glasses were dirty (food particles and they has not even been washed at all). We left and drove the 30-40 min drive to Blacksburg. If they are going to charge $15 to $20/plate you would expect clean dishes. We stopped at Kroger in Blacksburg and stocked up on snacks and lunch food. We drove to Blacksburg again the next 2 nights for dinner. Our last morning we did try the restaurant again for breakfast only to be served with dirty glasses again....this time we stayed and asked for clean ones. The food was good...still expensive though at $15 for the breakfast buffet.
warren Aug 07, 2017 Mount Vernon, OH, United States
Other Comments
There is no lake
Lisa Aug 05, 2017 Falls Church, VA, United States
Other Comments
I would like breakfast options other than buffet. There is no a la carte for those who dont eat large breakfasts.
Kathy Aug 08, 2017 Washington, DC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
staff very friendly & helpful
Gary Jul 23, 2017 Centerville, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Customer service was fantastic! Kiddos loved the activities
Angela Aug 03, 2017 Stuart, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful location with a great history. Accommodations were very comfortable, food was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. There are a lot of activities to do on the property. Lots of hiking trails of various difficulty levels. The zipline and ropes course was challenging. Dirty Dancing fans can get a great self guided tour of the different locations used during the filming of the movie. The lake has dried up and the lake bed is now a mountain meadow.
Other Comments
There are lots of activities in the general area but nothing is close. Be prepared to drive. The lodge does not have air conditioning but there is a difference of ten to fifteen degrees from where Pembroke, VA is to where the lodge property is. The ceiling fan in the room makes a difference and the box fan in the window will help pull in cooler mountain night air while sleeping.
Scott Jul 24, 2017 Columbus, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
The beauty and all the activities included
Other Comments
People should know that there is no air conditioning
elaine Jul 30, 2017 Westlake, OH, United States

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