Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dirty Dancing Filmed at Mountain Lake Virginia

Dirty Dancing was filmed at Mountain Lake in Virginia, not Smith Mountain Lake.

Mountain Lake Hotel was the site for much of the on-location filming of the 1987 hit movie Dirty Dancing which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. 

The Stone Lodge stood in for "Kellerman's Resort", a fictional mountain retreat in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Like Kellerman's, the real Mountain Lake Hotel Resort also offers many indoor and outdoor activities for guests such as games like table tennis and billiards, water activities like paddle boating, canoeing, and fishing, and dry activities like mountain biking and hiking.

The other site was the 1927 Lake Lure Inn located in Lake Lure, North Carolina.

Mountain Lake is located in Giles County near Pembroke, Virginia. It is about an hour 30 minutes from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast.  

Not to be confused with our Smith Mountain Lake with it's hydroelectric dam which is a man made lake, and now a recreational hot spot.

Here is the Mountain Lake website.

There is a movie currently being filmed at our Smith Mountain Lake.  We have had hundreds of movies, TV Shows and Documentaries filmed in our state of Virginia. Visit the VA State Film Office to see some of your favorites filmed here

Your innkeeper's favorite funny movie "What About Bob" starring Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray was filmed at our Smith Mountain Lake and Moneta, Virginia.  Dear friends of ours still have pieces of the set in their basement!

I just want to clear that up right here and right now, as it seems to be a very popular search term. The lake where Dirty Dancing was filmed is no longer a lake, but the hotel is still there and has even had a major renovation since the movie was filmed there nearly 30 years ago.

Mountain Lake Lodge near Pembroke Virginia 

But what about Bob?
Er, I mean Smith Mountain Lake? Well so we didn't haveDirty Dancing filmed at our Smith Mountain Lake, but we did have Richard Dreyfuss playing Dr Leo Marvin and Bill Murray playing the nutty Bob Wyley in What about Bobthat was filmed here. 

Recognize the daughter from Law and Order?

We don't dance dirty around here, but we can flat-foot and pick a mandolin, if that interests you come on out to Rocky Mount, in Franklin County Virginia (where the movie Lawless was based).

Brought to you by The Claiborne House B&B of Virginia where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."