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Mountain Lake Lodge, minus the lake

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  1. The communal fire pit at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Va., once famous as the stand-in for Kellermans Resort in Dirty Dancing. Photo for The Washington Post by Ryan Stone
  2. A beached paddle boat lies in the weeds at Mountain Lake Lodge. Photo for The Washington Post by Ryan Stone
  3. Morning fog sits on the dried lake bed at Mountain Lake Lodge. Photo for The Washington Post by Ryan Stone
  4. The author and her brothers outside the Mountain Lake Lodge. Photo for The Washington Post by Ryan Stone
  5. Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Va., looks startlingly different on Aug. 4 than the one in the authors childhood memory (snapshot in foreground). Photo for The Washington Post by Ryan Stone
  6. Rina Saxon of Washington, D.C., is carefree on a lawn at Mountain Lake Lodge. Photo for The Washington Post by Ryan Stone
 

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