Lake Lure is best known for being the real-life location for the filming of the 1987 movie classic "Dirty Dancing". Most of the interior and exterior scenes were filmed in Lake Lure. Mountain Lake in Pembroke, Virginia was also the setting for some of the exterior scenes.
Visitors to the area come back year after year to relive their memories of "Dirty Dancing". The movie is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. To learn more about the annual "Dirty Dancing" festival at Lake Lure, please visit www.dirtydancingfestival.com.
Revisit the movie scenes in the photos below:
Old post card with original Boys Camp Structure
Chimney Rock Camp for Boys was located off of Boys Camp Road in Lake Lure. In 1984 the property situated in this cove on the lake became the setting for the filming of "Dirty Dancing". This area is now known as Firefly Cove.
Firefly Cove as it appears today
Community boat dock at Firefly Cove
Firefly Cove is a private residential development, offering a community lodge with fitness center and pool, one-of-a-kind lake and mountain views and Lake Lure access. The community building also houses condos, and only one is currently available for purchase. You may click on the link below to view the condo for sale:
Other building lots are available at this site. If you would like more information on what is available at Firefly Cove, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org 828-289-0710. Thanks.
In the photo above, you can see the original foundation of the building where most of the interior scenes were filmed. This lot was sold when Firefly Cove was developed and the house you see is now a private residence. The two photos below are scenes filmed in the building that used to occupy the old foundation.
In the photo on the left below, you will see the existing steps which are located to the right of the old foundation. The photo on the right shows one of the many scenes filmed on the steps.
Johnny's cabin was located at Firefly Cove on a ridge overlooking Chapel Point Road.
It no longer exists.
The photo above shows the lift scene filmed in the lake at Firefly Cove.
The photo above shows the scene that was filmed at Rumbling Bald Resort.
The 16th green on the Bald Mountain Gold Course is identified by a
"Dirty Dancing" Scene Location site marker.
This location has been featured in Golf Digest and is seen
in advertising for Rumbling Bald Resort.
This is the view at the 16th green of Bald Mountain Golf Course in the Fall of the year. Lot 36, Bee Tree Point overlooks the 16th green. This is the only vacant lot available at this site and it can be purchased. If you would like more information on this lot, please feel free to contact me.
Firefly Cove is a private residential development and is not open to the public. No Trespassing signs are posted. However, if you are interested in viewing properties in this area, I would be more than happy to show them to you.