Mountain Lake Lodge

Greg Shapiro
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Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly activities on site include basketball, game nights, 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"
  • 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

Enjoyed This
(149 Member Ratings)
"The beauty of the setting. The staff was wonderful. Loved the fireplace in the room. The room was large and the beds very comfortable."
Nov 08, 2018
King George, VA, 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. 

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 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 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
  • 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: $75 plus tax, per stay.

Pets maximum weight: 75 pounds. Pet friendly rooms are subject to availability. 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: The hotel is open for weekends and select holidays only, from November 22, 2018 through March 22, 2019.
The Outdoor pool and hot tub open seasonally and weather permitting, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The Adventure Center is open weather permitting and on weekends only.
Rooms are not air conditioned but do have fans.

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 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.

Enjoyed This
(149 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mountain Lake Lodge over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The beauty of the setting. The staff was wonderful. Loved the fireplace in the room. The room was large and the beds very comfortable.
Other Comments
We are senior citizens, the stairs we had to traverse were difficult for us. We had to call for help to off load our luggage from the car and the reverse when we left, but the staff was very good about helping.
Leilani Nov 08, 2018 King George, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Having a fireplace in our room.
Other Comments
Unfortunately we were there when most things were shut down for the off-season, but the property was nice and the staff was very friendly.
Matthew Nov 06, 2018 Purcellville, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The fireplace in the room was really nice.
Other Comments
The staff was accommodating and very friendly. Our stay was truly relaxing. We would do it again.
Thomas Nov 05, 2018 Frederick, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the fireplace in the room!
Diane Nov 05, 2018 Weston, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff - Egan and Shawn and the Hiking!
Tonya Oct 31, 2018 Angier, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lady who showed us the locations of were they filmed "dirty dancing "
Sharon Sep 04, 2018 Township of Taylorsville, NC, USA
Other Comments
its a nice wedding venue, lovely mountain location, but the lake is dried up. Would be good for couples or families, everything shuts down at 10pm, and best if you are a fan of the Dirty Dancing movie... because they make a huge deal about that. small nice pool, volleyball, tetherball, corn hole, walking trails...
anthony Sep 04, 2018 Culpeper, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
That your vacation could be as slow and relaxing or as fast paced and exciting as you wanted it to be. Your choice
Kenneth Sep 03, 2018 Mansfield, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Seeing the area where the movie was filmed. Getting to read the script while watching the movie.
Other Comments
The staff went above and beyond answering our questions and were exceptionally friendly. I liked that there are no TV's in the rooms and we had open windows with screens so lots of fresh air, no A/C and it was very comfortable. The photos of the history of the Lodge adorning the walls were interesting as well. A Special Thank You goes to Jessica who took time out for us to give us a personal tour.
Cynthia Aug 25, 2018 Goodlettsville, TN, USA
Other Comments
Disappointed that there was no “lake” at the Mountain LAKE Lodge! Food was a little pricey, but it was good.
Trisha Aug 22, 2018 Lexington, NC, USA

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