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Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia was one of the filming locations for the 1987 blockbuster movie Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Gray, and Jerry Orbach   In the movie, Mountain Lake Hotel became Kellerman’s Resort!  Read more about the movie on the Internet Movie Database here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/

Today, the hotel features hiking, mountain biking, horseshoes, croquet, badminton, volleyball, tether ball, lawn chess and checkers, ping pong, tennis, billiards, seasonal outdoor pool, putting green, disc golf, archery, and more.  Summer nightly activities include magic shows, Dirty Dancing at the Gazebo, karaoke, storytelling and s’mores, cookout and hoedown music, and bingo and movie nights.

Of course, the hotel also offers deluxe accommodations and meals.  Several times a year, they have special Dirty Dancing weekends.

By the way, inside the hotel lobby, you can find brochures which show you the exact filming locations of Dirty Dancing.

Mountain Lake Hotel
115 Hotel Circle
Pembroke, Virginia 24136
(540) 626-7121
(800) 346-3334
www.mountainlakehotel.com

 


Mountain Lake Hotel / Kellerman’s Resort!

 

 


Near the beginning of the movie, you see Dr. Houseman's car arriving in front of the hotel here.

 


This is the Virginia cabin.  In the movie, this is where Baby and her family stayed.
 


Remember the night dance in the gazebo by the lake?  This is where it was filmed!

 


Unfortunately, one of the things that's missing today (October 3, 2008) is the lake.  From time to time, the lake drains completely through holes/cracks in the bottom of the lake.  There is actually a fascinating story as to why and how this happens.  You may read about it here: http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/mountainlake.html

 

 

Directions from I-77

Take exit 9 (Princeton, WV) and head east of U.S. 460 for approximately 36 miles.  (You will cross into Virginia along the way.)

Turn left on VA 700 and go seven miles (uphill!) to Mountain Lake.

(The trip to Mountain Lake is about an hour from Princeton, WV.)

There is a $2.00 per car parking fee for people not staying at the hotel.