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“Mountain high!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Mountain Lake Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pembroke
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Mountain high!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is our first visit to the Mountain Lake Lodge.
The place definitely has a charm about it and was very relaxing. We took advantage of just a few of the activities provided including archery lessons and a nature walk- the activity staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and energetic.
The weather was great so we could spend a lot of time outdoors and at night around a campfire.
Our room was in the main lodge which was a pleasant surprise- comfortable and very clean. No TV-it was a nice change. Food and service in the dining room was very good.
Hope to return and will recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank odonnellsml
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English first
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Coming to the mountain has become a tradition for us......it is not only beautiful here, but romantic and serene. Now they've added activities and are really at your beck and call. We prefer to stay in the cottages and have loved Norfolk....king bed, jacuzzi tub, nice porch and even a fireplace. New pub is great...and canopy tour was awesome. We will return soon!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank scubastargirl
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I was impressed with this older hotel. My room was clean and inviting. My bed was wonderful and very comfortable. The views from this place are amazing!! My husband and I will revisit this beautiful place. The grounds are clean and you can watch the sunset from the porch of the lodge. All in all I had a wonderful time. I would recommend eating somewhere else besides the restaurant though for the reason they don't have a lot to choose from. My husband and I did eat at the Harvest, but next time we will eat before going to the lodge. The food isn't horrible, but its just okay. The lodge and the view is what gets my excellent rating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank torit83
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Northern VA
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The folks at Mountain Lake have made some great improvements to the property over the past year. The guest rooms in the hotel have been updated, as well as the common areas. The reception lobby, Stony Creek Tavern (bar/lounge), and dining room have been beautifully redesigned. Chef Michael provides wonderful fare in the dining room, and the hotel staff are all friendly and accommodating. The overall property has received a face lift. For example, the activities building has been moved to a more expansive space, and the original activities building has been made into a small museum honoring the property's connection to the "Dirty Dancing" legacy. The gift shop and fitness center have also received necessary updates that add greatly to the hotel's value. The mountain location of the hotel is beautiful and it is not hard to relax in such a setting. The property could still use some improvements (e.g., guest rooms may have older furniture, but the bedding has been updated...), but there is a healthy balance between the charm and history of the hotel, and modern conveniences. Flat screen TVs in the lounge, and a back corner sitting room, let guests get their "fix" if they need it, but there are so many activities on property, and local attractions to keep you busy, it should be difficult to justify sitting in front of a TV. A great place to spend a week or a weekend. And definitely go for the Sunday brunch!

Room Tip: The hotel does not have an elevator. If you have a lot of luggage, or do not want to navigate stairs...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank trippygal23
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Southern New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

First time trying something like this. Fun,exciting,challenging,and safe. Our guides,Chris and
Ryan were very thorough,patient and knowledgeable. We had the whole place to ourselves,
which made it even better. No rush! As we were getting ready to leave we had the pleasure to meet Chris -the manager, a very pleasant young lady. Hats off to the staff and Tree Top Adventures!! If you have the chance, check it out!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have been going to Mt. Lake since 1984 and have always had a wonderful time. When we heard they were under new management and made a lot of changes (meals not included, very few games in the barn, no nightly activities, now charging for everything that used to be included in the room charge) we were hesitant about going. But we did and took the kids and grandkids with us to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We had a great time, although expensive. We did the Tree Top adventure zip line and obstacle course, played corn hole, hiked and relaxed. Was disappointed that housekeeping never brought clean sets of towels or tidied the cottage every third day as advertised, had to have maintenance in twice to fix the refrigerator and unplug the tub drains, and we had to ask for clean towels, tissue, soap, and kitchen trash bags.

Room Tip: Better service is in the main hotel, but the cottages on Blueberry Ridge are so much nicer, quiet, w...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Janisrn
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White House, TN
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was our 6th trip to Mountain Lake since 2008. We were a little concerned that the new management may change things up too much. The lobby, restaurant, bar areas were either upgraded or renovated. Also, the old laundry building is now the outfitter/equipment rental for all the outdoor activities at the lodge, The "Dirty Dancing" signs that showed where scenes were shot for the movie have been removed. The old equipment rental building near the parking lot was converted into a very nice dedication to the making of "Dirty Dancing". Many photos of the actors, memorabilia, along with audio/visual displays. The Treetops Adventure course near the barn and stables was exhilarating (as in white knuckles and shaky legs) and a pleasant addition.
Overall the atmosphere is the same, which is what brings us back year after year. As I have said in previous reviews, it is the peacefulness and serenity of Mountain Lake that we love so much. While we miss some of the old familiar faces, it was nice to meet the new staff. I believe the new management has made some great changes. They do need to bring back the movie scene signs though, because there are still many people, especially first-time visitors that are big fans of the movie. This would allow them to take in the beauty of the grounds instead of one little building. We look forward to many more vacations at Mountain Lake, with or without water in the lake.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Tennessee59
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Property: Mountain Lake Lodge
Address: 115 Hotel Cir, Pembroke, VA 24136-3055 (Formerly Mountain Lake Hotel)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Pembroke
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pembroke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Lake Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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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