Mountain Lake


  • Gorgeous scenery
  • Outdoor activities


  • Crowded in summer
  • Far from Blacksburg
  • No pets

Published 10/06/2015

Fodor's Review

The 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing" was filmed here, and the resort (Kellerman's in the movie) hosts special themed weekends with dancing, a movie location tour, and other special events. Centered around the highest natural lake east of the Mississippi, accommodations range from spartan cottages to plush suites in a majestic sandstone hotel from 1930 (the resort itself predates the Civil War). You can also rent two, three, and four-bedroom cottages if you need more space for an extended stay. Atop 4,000-foot Salt Pond Mountain, outdoor activities abound: you can hike, mountain bike, ride horses, swim, and boat within the 2,500-acre Mountain Lake Wilderness, which surrounds the hotel. The adjacent Jefferson National Forest offers even more recreation, including a segment of the Appalachian Trail.


Hotel Information


115 Hotel Circle, 7 mi north of U.S. 460 on Rte. 700, Pembroke, Virginia, 24136, United States

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540-626–7121; 800-346-3334

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Seasonal May–Oct., some weekends Nov.–Dec. Closed Jan.–Apr.
  • 28 cottages, 16 lodge rooms, 43 hotel rooms
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 10/06/2015


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