Did You Know: That You Could Have Your Very Own 'Dirty Dancing' Weekend at the Real Kellerman's Resort?

Did You Know: That You Could Have Your Very Own 'Dirty Dancing' Weekend at the Real Kellerman's Resort?

Apr 25, 2012

Earlier this month there was an unfortunate fire at the Catskills condiminium complex that inspired the resort featured in the movie Dirty Dancing. It wasn't filmed at this location, but it was that setting -- the old-school family resorts of the Catskills --  that inspired screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein to pen Dirty Dancing. When it came time to shoot the film, production moved to two different locations: Mountain Lake in Virginia is where all the exteriors of Kellerman's resort were filmed, as well as the scenes featuring the small cottages the staff were staying in. Meanwhile, the lake scene was shot in North Carolina at Lake Lure.

While combing through the story of the fire, though, we learned that Mountain Lake currently hosts something called Dirty Dancing Weekends. Yup, you (and the person you most like dirty dancing with) can head to the real-life Kellerman's for a weekend full of crazy Dirty Dancing activities that, sadly, do not involve balancing watermelons or fighting with your stern father (unless you decide to bring your stern father along for the trip -- for all we know, it might add a more authentic vibe to the whole thing).

Check out the video below, along with a schedule for each weekend. We particularly like the late-night dance in the "Activities Barn." Ooohh, do tell what sort of "activities" go on in that barn. Maybe the watermelons will come into play after all ...

Rates begin at $230, and you can learn a whole lot more over at their official website. [via Buzzfeed]


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
10:30 pm Dirty Dancing Movie 
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 
7:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast Buffet in the Hotel Dining Room
10:00 am - Viewing of the Dirty Dancing DVD Keepsake version - highlights Dirty Dancing at Mountain Lake, dedication of the Patrick Swayze Memorial and more
11:00 am Guests depart – We hope you had the Time of Your Life!

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