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- gorgeous scenery
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- crowded in summer
- far from Blacksburg
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Mountain Lake 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.
- Address: 115 Hotel Circle, 7 mi north of U.S. 460 on Rte. 700 Pembroke, VA 24136 | Map It
- Phone: 540/626–7121; 800/346-3334
- Hours: Seasonal May–Oct., some weekends Nov.–Dec. Closed Jan.–Apr.
- Website: www.mountainlakehotel.com
- Location: Blacksburg and the New River Valley
- 28 cottages, 16 lodge rooms, 43 hotel rooms.
- Rate includes some meals.
- Credit cards accepted.
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