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Experience Virginia’s “Dirty Dancing” lodge

Courtesy Mountain Lake Lodge

Rockin’ Mountain High

This past May, the historic Mountain Lake Hotel, film site for the movie “Dirty Dancing,” reopened as Mountain Lake Lodge after a multimillion-dollar renovation that added a new restaurant and tavern and spiffed up lodge rooms. Set on 2,600 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort is 60 miles from Roanoke.

A 43-room Main Lodge, a smaller lodge, cabins and cottages house guests. For a corporate retreat, a group of nine mountain homes has a total of 24 keyed bedrooms that surround a conference center.

“One of our spaces, Mary’s Barn, has a huge covered patio and beer garden that sets a relaxed tone for a welcome barbecue reception,” said Heidi Stone, director of sales and marketing.

The great outdoors rules there, with two new team-building resources. Mountain Lake Outfitters offers hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, geocaching, archery, tubing and stand-up paddleboarding. Guides can teach groups to fly-fish, target shoot, raft and canoe. Mountain Lake Treetop  Adventures has a zip line and high ropes courses for several skill levels.