Front Lawn Cottages & Historic Rustic Cabins

Historic Rustic Cabins & Front Lawn Cottages

Property Map 2015

Mountain Lake’s historic cabins offer guests a unique experience - a collection of rustic log cabins where families or friends can have their own cabin for a weekend or longer. The original cabins were built using timber from the property by regular guests as summer homes and eventually turned over to the hotel. These simple cabins – some dating back as far as 1912 - represent over a century of family fun on the mountain. Many guests agree that a stay in one of these cabins is the best way to experience Mountain Lake.

Valleyview Rustic Cabin

Built in 1918 for the Moody Family who purchased Mountain Lake in 1930, this rustic three-bedroom cottage features a wood burning fireplace, spacious living room and wraparound porch offering views of the valley. Two of the bedrooms have a queen bed, while the third has two twin beds. With a sleeper sofa in the living room, this cabin sleeps up to 8 people.

Chesterfield Rustic Cabin

Built around 1913 by then-owner of Mountain Lake, Lyman Denison, this romantic one- bedroom cottage features vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace, and a separate living area with a sleeper sofa. The master bedroom has a King sized bed, and a large bathroom with jetted bathtub. This cabin can sleep up to 4 guests.

Sunset Rustic Cabin

Built in 1918 for George Warren of Richmond, Virginia, the Sunset Cottage is known for its wraparound porch and sweeping valley views. It is a favorite among guests seeking their own private sunset view. This two bedroom cabin features a master bedroom with a King size bed and a second bedroom with twin bunk beds. A separate living area with a sleeper sofa gives extra room for families and can accommodate up to 6 guests.

Cayford Rustic Cabin

Richmond & Thompson Multi-Unit Rustic Cabins

In 1959 the Moody Family built these 12 connected multi-unit cottages, popular with groups, families and reunions. Each has a front porch with a view of the lawn, lake and Main Lodge. Interior connecting doors allow for units to be sold individuals or as a two-room family suite. There are two unit types to choose from: a King unit or a Queen-Twin unit. Just steps from the pool, lake and main activities, these units offer guests a great value in a superb location. These units can sleep 2 or 3 guests each, or up to 5 in a family suite.

Virginia Cottage

This newly-renovated cottage features three bedrooms - a King bedroom, a Queen bedroom, and a two-Queen bedroom as well as three bathrooms. The large living room offers vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. A large wraparound porch provides a beautiful view of the lake, lawn area and grand Main Lodge. This cottage can sleep up to 10 guests. This cottage has been recognized as “Baby’s Cabin,” as it is the location where her family stayed in the movie Dirty Dancing.

Lake Cottage

 Norfolk and Dorland Multi Unit Cottages



Centrally located in the heart of the resort, these cottages were originally built between 1912 and 1913. Rebuilt in 1994, these newly-renovated large suites feature vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplaces. The units offer your choice of a King bed or two Queen beds. Each unit offers a sitting area with a sleeper sofa and can sleep 4 to 6 guests. Private porches overlook the lawn and the lake. Families enjoy the interior connecting doors and the central location’s easy access to the pool, lake and daytime activities.

Florida Cottage


Built in 1931, this newly-renovated two-bedroom cottage features a living room with a sleeper sofa and wood burning fireplace is located in the most central part of the resort. Each bedroom offers a spacious area with private bath and a Queen size bed. A favorite of families with younger children, it is just steps from the pool, lake and the front lawn. Take in the day’s activities from a rocking chair on the front porch. This cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests.

Roanoke (Closed for 2017 due to remodeling - will reopen in 2018)

Pembroke Rustic Cabins


Built in 1913 respectively, this cabin features two separate bedrooms with a Queen bed in each as well as two private bathrooms. A porch area offers views of the front lawn and the cabins, next door to each other, are just a few steps from the Main Stone Lodge and our Mountain Lake Outfitters building. Each cabin can sleep up to 4 people.

Maybrook Rustic Cabin (Closed for 2017 due to remodeling - will reopen in 2018)

Built in 1922 and originally called Southside Cottage.  A master bedroom offers a Queen size bed with private bathroom and porch area overlooking the front lawn. Just steps from the Main Stone Lodge and Mountain Lake Outfitters, this cabin gives you privacy with a good location and can sleep up to 4 people.

Carolina Multi Unit Rustic Cabin 


This rustic cabin offers two identical units, sleeping up to 2 guests in each. Each unit offer a spacious room with a King size bed, private bathroom, sitting area, and access to the large porch overlooking the front lawn.

All of our Historic Rustic Cabins and Cottages feature a microwave and mini refrigerator, cable television, irons and ironing board, complimentary wireless Internet and local calls; many have sofa beds and some have interior connecting doors.

We look forward to making your stay with us one-of-a-kind. Make your reservation  today at Mountain Lake Lodge.