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Conservancy Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel:

Road Scholar: Furthering Education The Mountain Lake Conservancy is coordinating and hosting 6 Road Scholar programs this season.

Adventure at Your Doorstep

May 13-18, Taking Flight: Secrets of the Scarlet Tanager: Birding in the Blue Ridge Highlands June 10-15; Sept 11-14, Day Hikes along Southwest Virginia’s Appalachian Trail July 15-20, Stories, Songs & Walks: The Appalachian Experience August 12-17, The New River Outdoor Adventure October 21-26, Astronomy: The Universe and Beyond Please visit or for program information.

What makes The Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel an excellent choice for your ultimate vacation? Our historic property sits at 4,000’ in elevation and offers a variety of rentals from rustic to modern. Guests enjoy our pristine mountaintop complete with 22 miles of multi-use trails and outdoor activities for their entertainment. Mountain Lake is a multi-sport haven with an environmental mission... it’s time to begin your technology detox! Our Mission Statement: The Mountain Lake Conservancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to further Mary Moody Northen’s desire to forge bonds between people and nature in Mountain Lake’s unique environment.

Special Conservancy Fundraisers: May 4-6, BrewRidge Music Festival Enjoy the tastes from exclusive Virginia microbreweries such as Williamsburg Ale Werks, The River Company, Blacksburg Brewing Company, Jefferson Street Brewery and more. Bluegrass music from local artists including NRV favorites, the JugBusters! Weekend includes BrewRidge activities, lodging, meals and our famous Sunday Brunch.

June 23, Eastern Divide Ultra “From the Falls to the Lake” – a 50k foot race beginning at the Cascades Waterfall and leading up Salt Pond Mountain to finish on the Mountain Lake trail system. Not a race event for the faint of heart, this race is hosted by dedicated members of East Coasters Bike Shop and TriAdventures in the NRV. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the MLC, and live music will be just one of the evening activities during this weekend. More information at

Support our mountain! Become a valued member of The Mountain Lake Conservancy When you join The Mountain Lake Conservancy, you become a member of the distinguished group of people dedicated to preserving this unique ecosystem. Every dollar we raise goes to support The Mountain Lake Conservancy to provide educational and recreational opportunities for people of all ages, to continue environmental research and maintain and protect our 2,600 acres of pristine mountaintop. Depending on your membership level, you may receive: • Quarterly e-newsletters keeping you up-to- date with Mountain Lake news and events • Custom MLC waterproof topographical trail map • Yearly Trail Access Pass car sticker for our 22 miles of trails (value of $20) • MLC decal for your vehicle • Complimentary mountain bike rental from our Gary Fisher full suspension fleet

• Complimentary tickets for Mountain Lake events such as BrewRidge Music Festival & Oktoberfest • Discount Sunday Brunch tickets • Discount vacation stay at Mountain Lake Hotel To become a member of The Mountain Lake Conservancy, please visit our website at and click on the ‘Membership’ tab. v

July 21, Dirty Dawg Mountain Biking Weekend For the 6th year in a row, East Coasters Bike Shop is sponsoring this 6-hour enduro challenge. Weekend includes a mountain bike race featured on a new innovative course, and post-race party! Race information at September 29, 2nd Annual Mountain Top Trot Mountain Lake’s own double trail run event, a 10 mile and 5k race ensures trail lovers of all levels a challenge on the course. Just in time for fall foliage and cool, mountain-top temperatures, take a run, jog, or walk “on top of the world” while you show your support for the Mountain Lake Conservancy!


Recreation 2,600 Acres of Wilderness and Adventure Waiting for You to Explore! by Halloween, dropping lower than it did in 2010. Professors and graduate students continue to research the lakebed to learn more about the science behind its cycles. Recently, a tracer dye test was implemented to determine outflow of water from the lake . Water levels have been low since 2004, and only time will tell when the lake will be full again. We encourage guests to explore the unique landscape of the lakebed, which is currently a beautiful meadow of grasses. Visit the Conservancy Visitor Center for more information!

Our pristine, mountain-top forest offers you 17 trails totaling 22 miles for hiking and mountain biking adventures. Three breath-taking overlooks provide scenic panoramic views of our surrounding mountains and valleys. Enjoy the natural environment during your stay; there is plenty of fun included in your lodging rate at Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel! All recreational activities are included unless a fee is noted. Borrow our equipment to play a family game of badminton, check out a hammock to hang in the shade, or use one of our many mountain bikes to explore the trails! Join us on naturalists programs to learn more about the geology of the lakebed, fern ecology, or wild edible plants. With so many options, there’s fun for the whole family. Come to Mountain Lake prepared to “Do It All or Nothing at All!”

2012 Lake Level Update: Natural Rhythms

Mountain Lake is one of only two natural, freshwater lakes in the state of Virginia. Its fluctuations in water level are studied by a variety of researchers and result in a fascinating and dynamic natural environment on our property! The 2011 season saw a continuing fluctuation in the water levels of this unique, mountaintop lake. Similar to seasons past, water levels rose throughout the spring and early summer thanks to plenty of spring rainfall. By early July, the water peaked at about 1/3 full pond and then began to recede drastically through the late summer and fall. The highest water level in 2011 was slightly less than the peak in 2010. Likewise, in 2011 the lakebed was nearly empty

Kayaking on the New River

Local Attractions

In addition to our 2600 acres, numerous attractions in Giles County and the surrounding New River Valley await you during your stay at the Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel. Recreational opportunities and historical features abound in all directions. The Appalachian Trail passes over Salt Pond Mountain a few miles down the ridge from Mountain Lake. Just down the mountain, there are several outfitters to get you fishing, swimming, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking on the ancient New River. In Pembroke, you’ll find the popular two-mile hike to the breathtaking Cascades Waterfall. At the Stafford Art Glass Studio and Gallery you can watch glass-blowing and even take an instructional session to create your own glass-blown treasure. Whether you’d prefer a tour at a regional winery or brewery, a driving tour of the local historical covered bridges, or an afternoon of golf at the Castle Rock Golf Course, the opportunities are endless. Let Mountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel be your gateway to all there is to experience in the Giles County and New River Valley areas.

Complimentary Recreational Activities for Overnight Lodging Guests:

• Disc Golf • Fitness Trail • Introduction to Geocaching • Guided and self-guided Nature Walks • Hiking • Naturalist Programs • Orienteering • Playground • Trail Running • Mountain Biking • Zumba and Dance Classes • Archery • Badminton • Basketball (half-court) • Billiards • Bocce Ball • Corn Bag Toss • Croquet • Foosball • Hammock Grove • Horseshoes • Lawn Chess and Checkers • Outdoor Fire Pit • Pickleball • Ping Pong • Putting Green • Table Shuffleboard • Tetherball • Tennis • Wagon Rides • Volleyball

Additonal Mountaintop Amenities: • Mountain Lake Gift Shop and Gallery • Exercise Room, Hot Tubs, and a Sauna in the Spring House • Seasonal: Heated Pool, Kiddie Pool, and Hot Tub • Mountain Bike Rental Upgrade to Gary Fisher Full-Suspension Bikes • Massages (for fees and appointments, contact the Front Desk) • Common TV and Movie Areas • Library and Table Games • Video Games and Jukebox in the Activities Barn (coin operated) • Guest Computers and Wireless Internet

540.626.7121 • All accommodations include recreational activities. No pets allowed.


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May 18-20 June 1-3 June 15-17 June 29- July 1 July 20-22 August 3-5 August 24-26 September 14-16 November 16-18

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7:30 – 10 am Breakfast Buffet 10:00 am Guided Walking Tour of Scenes filmed at Mountain Lake (meet in the Hotel Lobby) 11:00 am Dirty Dancing Trivia Game with Prizes! 11:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch in the Hotel Dining Room 2:00 – 4:00 pm Dance Lessons 4:00 - 5:30 pm Private Dance Lessons $25 per person (30 minutes sessions – limited – sign up at Front Desk) 5:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner in the Hotel Dining Room 7:30 –11:00 pm Dance in the Activities Barn

Sunday 7:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast Buffet in the Hotel Dining Room 11:00 am - Guests depart . . .

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2:00 pm on Guests arrive and visit gift shop for Dirty Dancing Memorabilia 5:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner in the Hotel Dining Room 8 -10:30 pm Dance and Karaoke Book 5 nights or more and Mountain Lake will donate $30 to 10:30 pm Dirty Dancing Movie

the American Cancer Society in honor of Patrick Swayze.

Weekend package includes dinner Friday and Saturday night, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, lunch buffet on Saturday, dances, tour, and trivia. Private dance instruction extra. Weekend Rates begin at $460.00 plus tax for two people Richmond/Thompson Cottage Multi-Units

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Experience The History of Dirty Dancing persons: per night charge Entertainment, Meals & Lodging at Mountain Lake Hotel 3 & younger - noAdditional charge; Children 4-11: $30.00; Children 12-18: $50.00; Adults: $60.00


540.626.7121 • All accommodations include recreational activities. No pets allowed.

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Accommodations COTTAGE DUPLEX / MULTI-UNITS Richmond /Thompson – A superb value for couples. Enjoy one of our 12 units equipped with your choice of either 1 king bed or 1 queen & 1 twin bed, private bath, snack area, and porch.


HOTEL Our majestic stone hotel, circa 1936, was featured in the hit movie, “Dirty Dancing.” This trademark structure is the architectural focal point of the property and convenient location of our dining facilities, unique library, & comfortable lounge. Charming, Southern décor grace all rooms. Southside – This Charming queen room represents a true value. Enjoy all the amenities, activities, and splendor of Mountain Lake, while lodging in a comfortable mountainside Hotel room. One queen bed, private bath. Southside King – One king bed, private bath. Northside – Features 2 queen beds in a larger room on the lakeside of the Hotel. Family Suite – The perfect family arrangement. Two full hotel rooms, one queen room and one room with two twin beds; connected by a shared bath. Junior Suite – Enjoy the comfort of this spacious room with sitting area, sofa bed, king bed & whirlpool bath. Parlor King Suite – This king suite includes a traditional parlor with sofa bed, a king bedroom and whirlpool bath. Parlor Suite – These extraordinary suites feature a traditional parlor room with sitting area, sofa bed, and gas fireplace. The spacious king bedroom leads to a whirlpool bath. wkday wkend/holiday Nov wkends 6/24-8/9 5/27, 7/3-5 T’giving 9/2, 10/07

Southside……………… $215 $230 $195 Northside, Southside King… $235 $250 $215 Junior Suite……………… $260 $280 $240 Parlor King Suite………… $285 $295 $265 Parlor Suite……………… $295 $310 $280 Southside Family Suite…… $240 $260 $215 Northside Family Suite…… $260 $275 $230

Chestnut Lodge CHESTNUT LODGE A grand, wooden lodge deriving its name from the extinct American Chestnut lumber accenting each room. A truly rare feature. Lodge King or Lodge Queens – Popular among our returning guests! In the two-story lodge you will find 16 units. Each unit is a large room with your choice of two queen beds or one king bed, sitting area with wood-burning fireplace, sofa bed, snack area, & private balcony. wkday wkend/holiday Nov wkends 6/24-8/9 5/27, 7/3-5 T’giving 9/2, 10/07

Chestnut Lodge……… $260 $275 $235

COTTAGES Mountain Lake’s original cottages were built by our guests as summer homes. Many still stand today. Completely remodeled and representing nearly a century of family fun on the mountain, most guests agree that a stay in one of these historic cottages is the best way to experience the splendor of Mountain Lake and simple family togetherness. The Blueberry Ridge Cottages are Mountain Lake’s latest expression of a balance between modern comforts and harmony with the natural world. This development of nine cottages gives its guests the feeling of a serene, mountain village with impeccable charm and comfort. Nestled in the forest just a 5 minute walk to the Hotel; the 4-season retreat you’ve always wanted is now available. Full kitchens, living rooms with vaulted ceilings, large porches, local artwork, picture windows, laundry facilities, dining areas, and wood-burning fireplaces are just a few of the features found within each cottage in this picture-perfect hamlet.

Column one rates: Weekday June 24 - August 9. Column two rates: Weekend and Holiday Rates 5/27, 7/3-5, 9/2 and 10/07 Column three rates: Nov. weekends and Thanksgiving.

West Virginia West Virginia 1 & 2 – Duplex cottage, can be adjoined from inside if you wish. In each unit you will find a separate living room with sofa bed & snack area. West Virginia 1 features a bedroom with two queen beds & private bath. West Virginia 2 features a king bedroom with private bath as well as a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The two units have separate entrances, & the large, wrap-around porch is shared. Leased also as a family unit.


Norfolk /Dorland – Norfolk is a 2-unit cottage, while Dorland is comprised of 4 units. Each unit is a large room featuring cathedral ceilings & a wood-burning fireplace. Choose between 1 king or 2 queen beds. All units include a sitting area with sofa bed, a snack area, whirlpool bath, & lakeside porch.


All rates include Dinner, Breakfast, Gratuities & Complimentary Recreational Activities. All rates are per night Double Occupancy ( 2 persons) Unless Otherwise Noted

Richmond/Thompson Family Suite – Another superb value for larger families. Two bedrooms connect to form a family suite, first room with 1 king bed and the second bedroom with 1 queen bed and 1 twin, 2 full baths and 2 snack areas. Carolina 1 & 2 – Duplex cottage. In each unit you will find a large, comfortable room with sitting area, sofa bed, snack area, king bed, private bath, & private porch.

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wkday wkend/holiday Nov wkends 6/24-8/9 5/27, 7/3-5 T’giving 9/2, 10/07

Richmond / Thompson $210 Richmond / Thompson Family Suite** $295 Carolina 1 & 2 $230 West Virginia 1 $250 West Virginia 2 $260 West Virginia Family Suite** $310 Norfolk / Dorland $285

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Accommodations …from rustic to luxurious

Maybrook ONE BEDROOM COTTAGES Maybrook – Features include a living room with sofa bed & snack area, queen bedroom & 2 private baths. Chesterfield – Romantic two-room cottage suite featuring a living room with sofa bed, snack area, & gas fireplace. King bedroom accesses private back porch & bathroom with whirlpool bath. Lake Cottage – This cozy yet spacious celebratory cottage suite boasts a great-room with sofa bed, gas fireplace, and snack area. Large king bedroom provides access to the whirlpool bathroom. Wrap-around porch affords views of the front lawn & lake. New Castle –This Blueberry Ridge Cottage is our ultimate romantic cottage suite. Spacious, yet cozy, this cottage features a covered porch rising high above the landscape. The fireplace located in the great room provides a romantic glow throughout the cottage and into the king bedroom. The spacious bathroom boasts a whirlpool bath for two. Full kitchen, twin sofa bed, dining table, and laundry facilities complete this cottage.

ONE BEDROOM COTTAGES Maybrook Chesterfield Lake Cottage New Castle

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Florida / Pool TWO BEDROOM COTTAGES Roanoke /Pembroke – These cottages are comfortably equipped with two bedrooms, each with one queen bed. Two full baths, & a snack area are found in each cottage. Florida – Features a living room with wood fireplace, sofa bed & snack area, 3 full baths, & two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. Cayford – Includes a living room with wood fireplace, sofa bed, & snack area. Master bedroom has a queen bed & private bath. Second bedroom is equipped with two twins & a private bath. Porch overlooks the mountains. Sunset – Named for the views it affords, this cottage features a living room with wood fireplace, sofa bed, & snack area, king bedroom with private bath, second bedroom has twin bunk beds, and a second bath is off the living room. Radford, Narrows & Ripplemead – Each of these Blueberry Ridge Cottages features a master bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom with two queen beds, a private bath for each bedroom, and a living room with full-size sofa bed. The Radford and Narrows cottages have a whirlpool bath in the King bedroom. The Ripplemead cottage is wheelchair accessible throughout, including one of the bathrooms with shower. Additionally, all cottages have full kitchens, fireplaces, covered porches, laundry facilities, and dining tables.

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Roanoke / Pembroke** $300 Florida, Cayford, Sunset** $340 Ripplemead, Narrows, Radford** $370

Valleyview – Another highlight cottage on the property, Valleyview has a spacious living room with wood fireplace, sofa bed, & snack area. The master bedroom has a queen bed & a fireplace within. Two additional bedrooms include a king bed in one & 2 twins in the other. Two full baths, & large porch. Book early, this one goes quickly.


TWO BEDROOM COTTAGES** Rates are for 3 Persons

Virginia THREE BEDROOM COTTAGES Virginia – Inside this Mountain Lake favorite you will find a living room with wood-burning fireplace, sofa bed & snack area. Enjoy the features of a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, & bedroom with 2 queens. Three full baths & a porch overlooking the lake.

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Eggleston, Fincastle & Bluefield- Each of these Blueberry Ridge Cottages features a master bedroom with a king bed, two additional bedrooms with two queen beds each, and private baths for each bedroom. The living rooms are spacious and boast wood-burning fireplaces, full-size sofa beds, comfortable chairs, and dining area with table. Laundry facilities and full kitchens are also standard. The Bluefield cottage has a whirlpool bath in the King bedroom.

THREE BEDROOM COTTAGES*** Rates are for 4 Persons

wkday wkend/holiday 6/24-8/9 5/27, 7/3-5 9/2, 10/07

Valleyview, Virginia*** $425 Bluefield, Eggleston, Fincastle*** $465 Virginia Cottage Porch






540.626.7121 • All accommodations include recreational activities. No pets allowed.



winter rates…

Newport House FOUR BEDROOM COTTAGES Newport House – Located on the northern end of the lake with no other cottage in sight, the first floor of this house features a large living room with wood-burning fireplace and sofa bed, modified kitchen, & half bath. The first floor master suite boasts a king bed & whirlpool bath. The second story is equipped with an additional king suite with private bath, a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, & an additional full bath with whirlpool tub. There are two levels of decking.

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Nightly Blueberry Ridge Winter Rates November Weekdays & December to May 2013 No Meals Included – The Hotel and Restaurant are closed during the winter.

Spruce Run Pearisburg & Spruce Run – Our largest accommodations on Blueberry Ridge. The generous floor plan includes two king bedrooms and two additional bedrooms, each with two queen beds.Every bedroom has its own private bath. The spacious living room features vaulted ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, queen sofa bed, comfortable chairs, and dining area with large table. Laundry facilities are included, as is a full kitchen and private porch.

FOUR BEDROOM COTTAGES*** Rates are for 8 Persons

wkday wkend/holiday Nov wkends 6/24-8/9 5/27, 7/3-5 T’giving 9/2, 10/07

Newport House*** $775 $820 Pearisburg, Spruce Run*** $810 $920

Closed $725

Additional Persons In Room: Children 3 years & Younger - No Charge; Children 4-11 - $20.00 extra per day; Children 12-18 - $35.00 extra per day; Adults - $50 extra per day

All Rates Are Per Night

Weekday Sunday - Thursday (2 Night Minimum)

Weekday or Weekend 5 or More Nights

Weekend Friday & Saturday (2 Night Minimum)

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First night’s room deposit required when reservation is booked. Seven (7) day cancellation policy. Units will not be sold for one night.

The larger cottages can be sold as one bedroom units for two guests, we lock off the extra bedrooms. Please call 540/626-7121 X7 to check availability. Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm or to make reservations One Time Cleaning Fee: 1 bedroom - $25.00 2 bedroom - $35.00 3 bedroom - $45.00 4 bedroom - $55.00


Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel 2012 Specials & Packages 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, Virginia 24136 • 540-626-7121 x 7 or 800-346-3334 • All rates are nightly for 2 guests and include gratuities on meals and recreation. Taxes extra.

Best Room in the House

Any room, one price! During weekdays in the months of May, September, and October you can pay one low rate and choose any two person accommodation. This special is also available through the 21st of June. Nightly Package Rate Includes: Lodging, Dinner, Breakfast Nightly Rates are


June 8-10 & August 17-19


Find deep relaxation in stretching and dance your cares away while you Zumba! The Zumba dance-fitness craze is sweeping the nation, and we’re bringing the party to Mountain Lake! 2 Night Package Includes: 2 Nights Lodging, 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Blacklight Zumba both Friday & Saturday nights & all other activities! Nightly Rates begin at $230.00

Escape to the Mountains

Dirty Dancing Weekends

During weekdays in the months of May, September, October and through the 21st of June, you can stay in a Hotel South or Northside unit, Hotel North or South Family Suites, Richmond/Thompson, Carolina multi-units, or Maybrook Cottage. Nightly Package Rate Includes: Lodging, Dinner, Breakfast Nightly Rates are $149.99

25th Anniversary! Dust off those watermelons, work on those spaghetti arms and concentrate on those dance steps. May 18-20, June 1-3, June 15-17, June 29-July 1 July 20-22, August 3-5, August 24-26, September 14-16, November 16-18 Nightly Rates begin at

BrewRidge Music Festival

Memorial, Labor & Columbus Day Weekends

May 4-6 Enjoy the tastes from exclusive Virginia microbreweries and Old-Time & Bluegrass Music from local artists. 2 Night Package Includes: 2 Nights lodging, 2 Dinners,1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, & Sunday Breakfast or Sunday Brunch Nightly Rates begin at $174.00

Race Events

Short and Sweet

August 10-12 Calling all Females…for a memorable experience in the fellowship of other adventurous, outdoor-lovin’ women. Includes a river trip! 2 Night Package Includes: 2 Nights Lodging, 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Nightly Rates begin at $270.00 Special package limited to 30 people!

Oktoberfest Weekends

Mountain Lake hosts this Celebration of Autumn with Toasting, Feasting, & Music! September 22 & 29 October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Nightly Rates begin at


Two night minimum on October weekends. Oktoberfest is included in your overnight lodging.

Thanksgiving Package

November 21, 22, 23 & 24 4 Night Package Minimum Includes: 4 Nights Lodging, 4 Dinners, 4 Breakfasts Thanksgiving Buffet, 2 Lunches Nightly Rates begin at

Come spend your extended Holidays with us! 3 Night Package Includes: 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts 2 Lunches* Nightly Rates begin at $193.00

4th of July

Mountains of Misery – May 27 Eastern Divide Ultra: 50K Trail Marathon – June 23 Dirty Dawg Mountain Bike Race – July 21 Mountain Top Trot Trail Races: 10Mi & 5K – September 29 Nightly Package Includes: Lodging, Dinners, Breakfasts, Call for rates: Hotel Southside or Northside 2 Night Package Includes: 2 Nights Lodging, 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Rates start at $219.00 plus tax per night


Women’s Wellness

Come celebrate our nation’s birthday! Festivities include family games, cookout and fireworks! 3 Night Package Includes: 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches* Nightly Rates begin at

All in the Family

Mountain Lake is the perfect location for Family Reunions! 3 Night Package Includes: 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches Rates start at $211.00 plus tax per night


Romance On Top of the World!

A luxurious welcoming package for the romantic couple. Package includes the following:

Romance Gift Set, Mountain Lake Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Wine Glasses, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Assorted Cheeses and Cracker Tray, Picnic Lunch with Backpack, Blanket & Mountain Lake Chardonnay, Bottle of Champagne with Dinner.


Family Escape Package 4 Night Package Includes: 4 Nights Lodging, 4 Dinners, 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches Rates start at $212.00 plus tax per night


Priced per couple Package priced separately from lodging and meals. Lodging reservation required.

Time of Your Life

This package is for those who can enjoy 5 relaxing nights “On Top of the World.” 5 Night Package Includes: 5 Nights Lodging, 5 Dinners, 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches Rates start at $212.80 plus tax per night

Please Note: No other discounts can be used with these packages. For more than two people occupying accommodations, there are additional charges per person, per night. Many room types are available. Nightly rates begin in our Richmond/Thompson Multi-units except our Thanksgiving Package and November Dirty Dancing Weekend Packages where the rates begin with the Hotel Southside units. *Sunday’s lunch is either a boxed lunch from the dining room or you may choose our fabulous Sunday Brunch for only an extra $10.00++ per adult, $7.50++ per child & teen 12-18, and $5.00++ for children 4-11, children 3 and younger no charge. Advance reservations of 2 weeks required with dining room for Sunday Brunch reservations.

540.626.7121 • All accommodations include recreational activities. No pets allowed.



Hours and Special Events

The Dining Room is open May 4th through breakfast October 28th with weekends and Thanksgiving in November.

Executive Chef Mike Porterfield and his staff work wonders in our dining room everyday of the season and we are sure this year will be no different. Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel wants your stay to be simple and enjoyable, so remember, for registered hotel guests, dinner, breakfast, and gratuities are usually included in your package rate. However, we offer the same enticing menus and warm service to any non-hotel staying guests.

The Dining Room is seasonal just like the rest of the resort from opening date May 4, through breakfast on October 28, with weekends and Thanksgiving in November serving dinner, breakfast and lunch. Sunday Brunch is served on Sundays with advance reservations required at $19.95++ per person (May 6 through October 21).

Dining Room Hours: Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Monday – Saturday; 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Sunday Lunch - Reservations Requested. 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday Dinner - Reservations Required. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday sunday Brunch - Reservations Are A Must. 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday $19.95 May 6 through October 21, 2012.

SPECIAL Rate of $2500 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH Sunday, May 13, 2012 • 11am - 3pm per person

Guests staying over Saturday night may choose another option instead of Sunday Breakfast. For only $10.00++ per adult, $7.50++ per teen ages 12-18 and $5.00++ for children 4 -11 per person and no charge for children 3 & younger, you may join us for our fabulous Sunday Brunch at the 11:30 a.m. seating. Two week advance reservations required with the dining room. 540-626-7121, x424.

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A Celebration of Fall with Toasting, Feasting and Music! September 22 & 29 • October 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27

5-10pm Biergarten • 5-6pm Der Appetitanregers • 6-7:30pm Oktoberfest - The Feast of October 7-10pm Entertainment German Oompah Band! $35.00 adults $26.25 12-18, $17.50 4-11 non refundable Advance reservations begin August 15th at 10:00 am - Call 540.626.7121 x 7

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Mountain Lake is the gathering place for families to relax from the strain of daily life and visit and make new friends. It is the perfect location for families scattered across the country to relive and make new memories. Mountain Lake offers a wide variety of accommodations to satisfy everyone’s needs. From suites in our Hotel to four bedroom cottages, we have it all for you. Your nightly room rate includes dinner, breakfast, gratuities for the servers, and use of our grounds and facilities. Activities are hiking, biking, and much more for you to experience as a group or alone.

So, whether you are young or old or in-between, Mountain Lake offers something for everyone. This is the place where you can truly do it all or do nothing at all!

Contact us: To schedule a tour or request information about Mountain Lake, please call 540.626.7121, Ext. 437 or e-mail

… the Perfect Place… for the Perfect Wedding!


Mountain Lake shares in your joy and anticipation of your very “special” day, each unique and individual to the wedding couple. Outdoor weddings have a certain fairy tale quality, and we know that every detail counts. From the ceremony at the outdoor Gazebo to the casual, elegant reception on the Veranda and Grand Ballroom, it is our pleasure to offer you, on your wedding day, the beauty, serenity, and freshness that is Mountain Lake.

Contact us: To schedule a tour or request information about Mountain Lake, please call 540.626.7121, Ext. 437 or e-mail

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Green Conferences & Meetings Call for Special Day Meeting Packages from $50/per person To be environmentally sustainable is not only good for your business but it’s good for our earth! As a member of Virginia Green and Go Green NRV, Mountain Lake is the best choice for your Eco-Friendly Meetings. We offer a variety of options for conducting green meetings and creating a positive impact for your business. Mountain Lake has a commitment to making the best choices for our environment by implementing source reduction and recycling initiatives for our property. We practice sustainable purchasing for many of our products and can offer Green Programming for your business group in our 2,600 acres of mountain top wilderness. The elegant and refreshingly simple

environment provides for a comfortable yet invigorating change of pace for meetings & conferences. With contemporary and plentiful conference space, a state of the art sound system, and an array of audio-visual equipment, Mountain Lake is a logical first choice for meetings, conferences, retreats, team-building activities, banquets, fundraising events, and company parties. Our special group rates offer you an all-inclusive package.

Meeting Facilities Historic Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel provides 7,400 square feet of indoor function space, with a variety of setup options. Outdoor function space (ideal for breakfast, break-out meetings, luncheons, cocktail parties, and receptions) also available. Mountain Lake offers audio-visual and wireless internet and on-site food and beverage service to ensure privacy and encourage uninterrupted productivity.

Founded in 1857, and situated on 2,600 acres of pristine wilderness in the Alleghany Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, the historic resort provides a single venue where business leaders can disengage from the pressures of the office and rejuvenate in nature.

“You made it easy!” – New River Land Trust “Thanks for another wonderful function – see you next year!! – Virginia Transplant

Contact us: To request a conference brochure or schedule a site visit please call 540.626.7121, Ext. 437 or e-mail

540.626.7121 • All accommodations include recreational activities. No pets allowed.



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Conservancy and Hotel

Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Filming of Dirty Dancing

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Historic Conservancy and Hotel

2012 Newsletter Filmed on location in 1987 at Mountain Lake

2012 Newsletter Good Times at Mountain Lake

“You’ll Have The Time Of Your Life”

Rafting on the New River

Pembroke, VA • 540.626.7121

2012 Mountain Lake Newsletter  

2012 Newsletter of the Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel