Mountain Lake Lodge | March 17, 2022
PEMBROKE, VA - March 17, 2022 - The Board of Directors of Mountain Lake Lodge — the Virginia hotel where the original Dirty Dancing was filmed 35 years ago — has announced the promotion of Heidi Stone to President and CEO. Having served as General Manager since 2013, her appointment comes at a time when the award-winning resort has not only survived the pandemic but recorded its two best years ever. The property is owned and operated by the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, Galveston, TX. "Heidi Stone is a talented hotelier whose proven leadership and commitment is reflected through her team," said Chris McKlarney, Adm...
Seven-Year Grassroots Effort for Virginia’s Mountain Lake Lodge, Site of Original ‘Dirty Dancing’ Movie, Propels Miracle Comeback
Mountain Lake Lodge | October 25, 2018
PEMBROKE, VA (Nov 7, 2018)– It endured more than a decade of neglect and an empty, bone-dry lake – a hopeless, rundown place that no one thought could ever succeed again. But when old-fashioned hospitality, tenacious teamwork and a refocus on the "have's" rather than the "have-not's" took over, there was no stopping this once forgotten treasure where the cult classic Dirty Dancing was filmed. Now, an extensive seven-year grassroots effort has saved Mountain Lake Lodge and transformed it into a thriving, award-winning lodging destination. Said Betty Massey, Executive Director of the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, the private G...
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