Dirty Dancing Filmed Here
Since the movie's release, thousands of fans from around the globe have made the pilgrimage to Lake Lure to relive the locations where the passion grew between blue-collar Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) and privileged Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey). You can book the exact same rooms where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey slept at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. Take a Lake Lure Tours pontoon boat ride to see where the movie’s staff camp and dance scenes were shot. Play golf on Rumbling Bald Resort’s Bald Mountain Golf Course where Baby asks her father for money at hole #16. Dine or stay at The Esmeralda Inn where the original dance floor upon which Johnny and Baby shared their final dance has been repurposed into a rustic foyer. Better yet, truly immerse yourself in the Dirty Dancing experience by planning your trip in late August during the annual Dirty Dancing Festival. This two-day festival pays homage to one of the most iconic movies of all time with live music, food vendors, dance contests and a live screening of the movie.