Dirty Dancing’s hotel is a real resort where you can have the time of your life

Dirty Dancing fans, we know where you could have the time of your life on your next holiday!

You may know it as Kellerman's Resort where Johnny and Baby found love, but in real life it's actually the Mountain Lake Lodge Hotel in Virginia.

A real working hotel, this breathtaking spot in the Catskill Mountains is where the bulk of the filming took place for the 1987 romantic drama.

You can follow in Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's footsteps and stay at resort, with most of the scenes taking place around the resort's grounds such as the landscaped lawns, rooms, restaurants and lodges.

For example, the hotel's Stone Lodge served as the main setting for Kellerman's Resort.

To give guests a helping hand, the resort even offers guests a map of the exact spots used so you can go on a self-guided tour.

Oh and yes, you can even catch a glimpse of the lake where one of the film's most famous scenes took place, even if it almost didn't go to plan.

In fact, the hotel has plenty of nods to its Hollywood role, as well as a touching tribute to Patrick Swayze with a memorial stone in honour of the late actor.

It's no surprise that the picturesque resort caught the production team's attention.

After all, the hotel is surrounded by lush, dense green forests and beautiful crystal-clear waters, while the resort itself offers everything from cosy wooden lodges for guests to elegant rooms in its main building.

You'll also have access to heaps of fun activities, just like Baby and her family did, whether you fancy tennis lessons, trying your hand at archery, going for leisurely walks, or making the most of the evening entertainment.

But for film buffs, no doubt what's sure to be a hit are the hotel's Dirty Dancing themed packages.

Here, the resort transforms into Kellerman's Mountain House and offers itineraries complete with dance competitions and lessons, picnic lunches (we're guessing watermelon will be on the menu), lawn games and heaps of parties.

They will be running them on select weekends through 2019 – you can find out more on the official website here.

Looking for more film-themed breaks? Check out our guide to famous hotels used in iconic film scenes for your very own slice of Hollywood.

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