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Mountain Lake

At a Glance


  • gorgeous scenery
  • outdoor activities


  • crowded in summer
  • far from Blacksburg
  • no pets

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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 Details

  • 28 cottages, 16 lodge rooms, 43 hotel rooms
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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