Mountain Lake Lodge

Simone Fernandes
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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
(147 Member Ratings)
"Amazing service and focus on customer - the food was excellent, the grounds were gorgeous, and they totally doted on us as dirty dancing fans."
Jan 15, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA, 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.

Enjoyed This
(147 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Amazing service and focus on customer - the food was excellent, the grounds were gorgeous, and they totally doted on us as dirty dancing fans.
Shannon Jan 15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff and visitors, talking about "Dirty Dancing" trivia.
Stanley Jan 03, 2018 Sykesville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet along with the history of the lodge and disappearing lake. The lodge was everything I hoped it would be. Staff were exceptional!
Other Comments
Loved the Mountain Lake Lodge!
Julie Dec 18, 2017 RuffinRuffin, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Patrick Dec 10, 2017 Blacksburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic lodge. Friendly staff and beautiful hiking trails
sharon Dec 06, 2017 Williamsburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is unique, nature is the star,beauty in every direction. Grand old hotel, not a cookie cutter motel, wonderful small bar, very friendly staff,sampled some excellent Christmas concoctions. Highly recommend if you want a unique experience.
Charles Dec 03, 2017 Williamsburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Mountain Resort
Other Comments
Lovely location but the lake is DRY! This is nature phenomenon and could be advertised as such. I can't wait to visit again when the lake is filled up again. The road leads up the mountain to the lodge is beautiful but dangerous for visitors that are not used to drive on the edge of the mountain.
Han Nov 30, 2017 Alexandria, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Food and great staff. Solitude when we wanted it. Good kids activities, most of them free. Good hikes.
Other Comments
Three nights was good length, but could see staying longer in warmer weather. Recommend flashlights. Staff couldn’t have been better. Meals were great! Five stars❣️
Nov 26, 2017 Severna Park, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location with very interesting history. Lodge is fantastic and the staff are very friendly and know the history of the lodge and can answer all your questions. Plenty of things to see and nature trails to enjoy. Plan on 2 days at least!
Jay A Nov 22, 2017 LOUISVILLE, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Dirty Dancing theme. The Harvest Restaurant
Karrie Nov 20, 2017 Mechanicsville, MD, USA

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