We only had an overnight at the lodge the Thursday before Easter. We arrived around 4 pm and checked into our room in the main lodge. Room was nice with poster beds. The property is beautiful and will be even more beautiful when the trees become more green. We explored the property with the kids. They a have a game room that the kids enjoyed, although could probably be updated a bit and reorganized. A bit cramped when several families arrived. No enough room to play pool etc.
They also had outdoor activities, bocce, giant chess, playground so plenty of activities for kids.
This was apparently to be their first big weekend of the season so Friday evening a little chaotic in terms of service between the tavern and restaurant. It seemed they didn't have enough staff on between the restaurant and bar so there was a lot of running around and rushing around. All that said, we hung out in the tavern and enjoyed some local beer and ordered some appetizers fro dinner which were fairly good. kids entertained themselves with a game of checkers.
They lit a bonfire but was left unattended so we had to get it going again. They offered s'mores packets. A nice gentleman ran to the kitchen to get us a packet but neglected to realized that the marshmallows were hard as rocks. I went back. and they gladly gave us fresh ones.
We would definitely go back for a long weekend with the kids they really enjoyed it...even though no TV in our room ( we were happy!).
I think the staff have to work out a few things in terms of staffing as they season begins.
We didn't have time to go on a hike but the overviews looked great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated historic Mountain Lake Lodge features 43 Rooms in the Stone Lodge, 16 in Chestnut Lodge, 9 Mountain Homes at Blueberry Ridge, 8 historic rustic cabins and 9 Front Lawn Cottages on 2,600 acres of preserved mountaintop property owned by the Mary Moody Northern Endowment. Mountain Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization founded in 1989, serves to protect the land and wildlife resources on the property for future generations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Lake Pembroke
- Hotel Mountain Lake
- Mountain Lake Lodge Virginia/Pembroke