What a wonderful treat Mountain Lake Lodge is! They underwent a recent renovation of the rooms and restaurant, and the quality really shows. We stayed in a suite in the main lodge (room 200) and were quite surprised at how big it was. The bedroom and living room were each at least 12' x 20'. Tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and compete with ceiling fans, gas fireplace, and windows that bring in the mountain air. Our meals at Harvest (the restaurant) were first-rate, and fairly priced. I hear the chef came fom the Hay-Adams hotel in DC. The wine and beer prices were not jacked way up, like some resorts do.
Although the lake is low, it's been fixed and hopefully will fill soon. Even so, there is plenty to do and see. We hiked on trails around the property, and might get the courage to do the ropes course next time!
I heartily recommend this place. The effort the owners are making to restore this place really shows in the results.
- 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