Our family of five stayed in the Dorland for 3 nights. The room was comfortable and clean, but it's always tough to travel with 5 people. The staff was pleasant and friendly, the cleaning ladies were sweet, and the Mountain Outfitters staff members were knowledgeable and helpful. The kids loved the game room, the geocaching, and the Treetop Adventures
1. the sheets on one of the beds felt like sandpaper - perhaps they were new and needed to be softened a bit.
2. Bigger and softer towels.
3. a little convenience store that offers toiletries, snacks, beverages, and perhaps a la carte meals like sandwiches. We didn't necessarily want a big meal at Harvest every night, and not having to drive 25 minutes would have been nice.
4. The disk golf course needs to be mowed. I understand keeping the surroundings in their natural state, but it would have been a more pleasant experience if at least a path were mowed. Also, some educational info about the club house up there . . .
5. Show Dirty Dancing every other night or so and serve popcorn. This would be especially fun on rainy evenings.
In short, when you're visiting, bring plenty of snacks and beverages, lots of bug spray, and layered clothing. Hopefully the lake will return to its capacity!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated historic Mountain Lake Lodge features 43 Rooms in Main Stone Lodge, 16 in Chestnut Lodge, 9 Mountain Homes in Blueberry Ridge, 8 historic rustic cabins and 9 Front Lawn Cottages on 2,600 acres of preserved mountaintop property owned by the Mary Moody Northen Endowment. Mountain Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization founded in 1989, serves to protect the land and wildlife resources on the property for future generations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Lake Pembroke
- Hotel Mountain Lake