Dirty Dancing

Filmed in Virginia

Dirty Dancing, the unforgettable summer love story that danced its way into the American pop culture hall of fame back in 1987, is back in the limelight this year! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the story will be re-imagined as a musical in the upcoming television special starring Abigail Breslin, airing on ABC May 24th.

Mountain Lake Lodge

If you’ve caught the Dirty Dancing fever again, it might be time to plan a trip to Southwest Virginia. While Baby and Johnny’s original story was set at the fictional Kellerman Resort in the Catskills of New York State, the film was shot largely at the idyllic Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia. You can still visit this instantly recognizable locale, and have yourself an equally memorable summer vacation (but perhaps less dramatic). The resort offers an array of outdoor activities as seen on-screen, and has special themed weekends that feature film tours, dance instruction, and celebrations of all things Dirty Dancing.

More information on how to have the time of your life below!

Things To Do

Appalachian Trail, Giles

  • Main Street

Southwestern Virginia includes some of the most spectacular sections of this famous Maine-to-Georgia footpath, with wilderness…

Cascades National Recreation Trail

  • Cascades Day Use Area

This highly scenic, 4-mile round-trip trail meanders along a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson…

Castle Rock Golf Course

  • 900 Castle Rock Rd

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation is located in the quiet town of Pembroke overlooking the New River and its' namesake "Castle…

Mountain Biking at Mountain Lake

  • Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake’s 4,000-foot elevation makes for cool summer cycling and a scenic spring or fall experience. Its 20 miles of…

Mountain Lake Conservancy

  • Mountain Lake Hotel

The Mountain Lake Conservancy was founded to manage and protect the 2,600 pristine acres of Mountain Lake Lodge. Designated a…

Mountain Lake Lodge Dining

  • 115 Hotel Circle

This award-winning, mountain top getaway features a variety of cottages and a Grand Historic Hotel built in 1936 out of native…

New River Outdoor Co.

  • 132 Sanders Bottom Drive

New River Outdoor Co. provides canoe, kayak, & raft rentals on the New River, cabin rentals at Walker Creek Retreat…

Tangent Outfitters - Pembroke

  • 201 Cascade Drive

Tangent Outfitters, with locations in Pembroke and Radford, Virginia, is a full service outfitter and guide service, specializing…

Wind Rock

  • 115 Hotel Cir

These trails are moderately easy trails through the Mountain Lake Wilderness as both trails lead to scenic overlooks with…