We have a wonderful visit to Mountain Lake Lodge. Our family suite room was lovely, enormous, and recently renovated. There were only two of us, so we had far more space than we needed. There is plenty of space for four adults in that suite.
We were very impressed with our service throughout our stay. The lodge was very busy with at least two wedding parties and Octoberfest guests. Despite all of those activities, there were no service delays. This staff is awesome.
The grounds at the resort are stunning. There are tons of hiking trails on the property. Also, it was fun to look for the sites used in the film Dirty Dancing. Unfortunately, the new owners have taken down the signs that showed you where the various scenes were shot. (I docked one star for that reason.) That was a bummer, but they added a little museum. It's small, but it has some fun memorabilia, including an image of the the cast's signatures from the hotel registry.
It's been four or five years since we've been to the resort. I was happy to see the updated guest rooms. The hallways were nicely decorated as well. The Stony Creek Tavern bar was a nice update to the property as well. The gift store has been moved to a larger location and features lots of sweatshirts, some pottery, and a few toys. The tennis courts and some of the other outdoor areas could still use an update, but the new owners have done wonderful things with this property. I was thrilled to see so many improvements and so much activity at the hotel.
We had dinner during Octoberfest at the hotel restaurant, Harvest. The food was a delicious buffet style German feast. The Polka Band and was fun. We are so pleased that Octoberfest was back at the lodge! It was a favorite local tradition at Mountain Lake for many, many years. It made for a fun anniversary weekend getaway.
We also had breakfast at the restaurant. It was served buffet style and featured traditional breakfast items: bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, blueberry pancakes, steel rolled oats, potatoes, a fruit tray, blueberry yogurt, and cold cereals. Breakfast was $25 per person.
- 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