October 6-9, 2017
Mountain Lake Lodge • Pembroke, Virginia
“NOBODY PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER”
Experience this classic movie in a whole new way with our Dirty Dancing Adventure!
In September 1986, Vestron Pictures and Dancing Film Productions, Inc. began filming a new movie at Mountain Lake. Among many guests staying at the hotel for filming were Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, and Jack Weston. Filming commenced on September 5 and continued through September 19 before moving to Lake Lure, North Carolina. The rest is history, as Dirty Dancing went on to become a top box office draw and an enduring cult classic. Many iconic scenes were filmed on the grounds of Mountain Lake Lodge.
Join us for our Dirty Dancing Adventure and relive Johnny and Baby’s story while enjoying the beautiful fall colors in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains!
Discover the ultimate outdoor retreat in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range and the center of a 2,600 acre nature preserve. Mountain Lake Lodge is the ideal place to relax, reboot, and recreate amidst nature’s bounty. Arrive to an unhurried pace in a place faithful to the outdoors, where friendly service prevails. The closest airport to Mountain Lake is Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Mountain Lake.
Friday, October 6
We’ll arrive at Mountain Lake Lodge and get acquainted, then take a walking tour of Dirty Dancing filming locations. After dinner, we’ll have a private showing of Dirty Dancing.
Saturday, October 7
After breakfast at the lodge, we’ll have a yoga class, then a workshop on Finding Your Purpose. Then, we’ll take a hike at the nearby Cascades National Recreation Trail. This highly scenic, 4-mile round-trip trail meanders along a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson National Forest. We’ll have lunch before heading back to the lodge for a Dirty Dancing Scavenger Hunt and some time spent exploring the grounds. Later, we’ll head back out for a delicious dinner at a local farm-to-table restaurant.
Sunday, October 8
We’ll have breakfast at the lodge, then we’ll take on Mountain Lake’s Treetops Adventures. Challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on this aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! After a lunch break, we’ll hike on some of the 22 miles of trail at the lodge, and finish the day with a delicious dinner.
Monday, October 9
We’ll start the day with breakfast. We’ll then go over the goals you set on the trip and your action plan to set yourself up for success once you get home. We’ll say goodbye to our friends and head home relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to implement what you learned to make your life amazing.
* Itinerary subject to change.
**No cell phones or computers permitted. There will be a phone for emergencies.
Double occupancy lodging in a 4-bedroom cabin at Mountain Lake Lodge. All meals as described, plus snacks, plus workshops and activities.
What’s Not Included
Airfare, ground transportation to and from the hotel.