Grab your watermelon and your white Keds because this is happening, kids. There is an actual Dirty Dancing Resort — and you can stay there!
For three weekends every summer, you can not only visit the very place where Baby fell in love with Johnny, but you can enjoy themed activities straight from the ’80s classic. Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia served as the filming location for Kellerman Resort and 29 years later it is still just as gorgeous and iconic as it was all those years ago (but with tons more pop culture significance).
Get this: Guests can visit the lake where Johnny and Baby practiced their lift, eat in the dining room where Baby tossed water in that jerk Robbie’s face, and see Virginia Cottage (pictured above), where Baby and her big sister Lisa spent many a tense night. Not only that, but Dirty Dancing Weekends include dance lessons (!), a scavenger hunt, and trivia, and start at only $330 per person for the whole weekend, based on double occupancy. Though sadly, your very own Johnny Castle is not included. (A girl could dream, right?)
“It is amazing how many thousands of Dirty Dancing fans we meet every summer,” Heidi Stone, the hotel’s general manager told ABC News. We have guests from all over the world that come to Mountain Lake Lodge just for the Dirty Dancing Weekends. It tends to be a popular ‘girls’ getaway’ weekend, but we do see some husbands and boyfriends from time to time.”
While nobody puts Baby in a corner, I’m hoping somebody puts me in Pembroke, Virginia this summer.
h/t: ABC News