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.
115 Hotel Circle, , 7 mi north of U.S. 460 on Rte. 700, Pembroke, Virginia, 24136, USA
Aug 6, 2004
We have been here many times and love it. This is how I like to "camp". You can hike, canoe, fish and generally revel in the wilderness that surrounds this hotel. At the end of the day, however, you can enjoy a hot shower, or jacuzzi in some rooms, and a wonderful meal. The atmosphere is rustic. Rooms are simple, but comfortable. The appeal is in the beautiful mountain setting and the absence of things like humming air conditioners and blaring
TV's. At night the only sounds are crickets and some very loud bullfrogs. This is a favorite vacation spot for our family.