The lodge was built in 1956 and has been a family-friendly mountain escape ever since. Holding true to its heritage, little has changed since that time and that’s a large part of the resort’s charm. Accommodations in the Stone Lodge are clean and comfortable but there’s no television or air conditioning in the rooms and that’s by design. Mountain Lake Lodge has its own micro-climate with temperatures typically ten to fifteen degrees lower than at the bottom of the mountain making AC virtually unnecessary.
There is Wifi if you require it, but I didn’t have cell service that high up. When The Moody family founded Mountain Lake Lodge, they wanted to encourage outdoor activity and enjoyment of the fresh mountain air.
In addition to the lodge, there are several cabins available as well. 30% of the accommodations are pet-friendly. Bookings can be made as far as a year in advance and rates begin at $199 a night and go from there with certain minimum stay requirements depending upon the type of lodging. There are several packages to choose from, many including meal plans and vouchers for activities. And Yes, it’s possible to stay in Baby’s cabin.
There’s also the lake. It’s a natural lake and a geological enigma. Situated on a fault, the lake levels fluctuate cyclically. Currently, the lake level is low and geologists and engineers continually monitor this wonder which has been documented and perplexing experts over the years.