Pembroke, Virginia: Patrick Swayze - Dirty Dancing Memorial Rock

A big rock is engraved in memorial to Patrick Swayze, "For his Starring Role in the Hit Movie of 1987, 'Dirty Dancing,' and his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer." The rock sits next to the lakefront gazebo with the hanging lanterns where Swayze filmed his night dance scene.

Mountain Lake Lodge

115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, VA
Mountain Lake Lodge. I-81 exit 118. Drive west 21 miles on US Hwy 460. Turn right onto Hwy 700. Drive 6.5 miles. Bear right onto Hotel Circle (you'll see the hotel on the right). Continue around the circle until you see the gazebo on the right; the rock is next to it.
Lodge open May-Nov.
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Dirty Dancing Lodge.

Patrick Swayze - Dirty Dancing Memorial Rock

If you are an '80s era teen, it's a must-see spot! The cabins and The Lodge were all used as movie backdrops.

[Cyndy Koebe, 05/07/2019]

Dirty Dancing cabin.

Patrick Swayze - Dirty Dancing Memorial Rock

So worth the trip! Great picnic spot, and you can even stay at the cabin where Baby and her family stayed in the movie.

[Hope, 06/27/2016]

Dirty Dancing Rock.

Patrick Swayze "Dirty Dancing" Memorial Rock

This rock is up at Mountain Lake Lodge which is located up a winding road alongside the only natural lake in the southern Applachian portion of Virginia. The views on the way up and down are gorgeous, but the Lodge itself is only open May to November. Near the rock, there is also a small Dirty Dancing museum dedicated to the parts filmed there at the Lodge and the Mountain Lake.

[P2, 04/14/2015]

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