If ‘Dirty Dancing’ Is Your Favorite Movie You Want To Go Here This Summer
If your favorite actor is Patrick Swayze and you are constantly quoting him by saying "Nobody puts baby in a corner," then we have your next vacation spot picked for you. If you are looking to have the time of your life and relive one of the biggest love stories from Hollywood, then you are in luck. The Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke in Virginia is the place to be for "Dirty Dancing" themed weekends, as visitors can see where Frances "Baby" Houseman - who plays Jennifer Grey - meets and falls in love with Johnny Castle - played by Patrick Swayze.
So, what's this vacation all about? Well, you would be staying at the outdoor retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. The building is located on a 2,600-acre nature preserve.
"Mountain Lake Lodge is Kellerman's," Heidi Stone, the hotel's general manager, recently told ABC News, adding, "It is amazing how many thousands of 'Dirty Dancing' fans we meet every summer. We have guests from all over the world that come to Mountain Lake Lodge just for the Dirty Dancing Weekends."
In case you are wondering about the price, you can take a breather. The vacation packages start at $330 per person for the weekend based on double occupancy, which is rather affordable considering you get a themed weekend, perfect for hardcore fans. For one, you will sleep at the lodge, you will dine in the dining room where Baby threw water on Robbie's face - but do ask before you recreate the scene.
You will also be able to see Virginia Cottage where Baby and her big sister stayed during their family summer vacation, and you will explore this cottage during the walking tour of the property. And in case you know your quotes, scenes and characters, you will be thrilled to know that there are extra activities, such as trivia, a scavenger hunt, and a screening of the movie.
"It tends to be a popular 'girls' getaway' weekend, but we do see some husbands and boyfriends from time to time," Stone said. Plus, you can also get married here if you are ready to recreate the famous love story.
Want to book a weekend getaway? The lodge has a few opening left for July and August. Don't miss this awesome weekend and get put in a corner.