FILMED HERE FILMS DIRTY DANCING 1987 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 a room where Patrick Swayze or Jennifer Grey slept at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. TOP TWO PHOTOS ARE STILLS FROM THE ORIGINAL MOVIE COURTESY OF LIONSGATE. B EHIND THE SCENES PHOTO IS COURTESY OF KATHERINE LYDA 34 RUTHERFORD COUNTY TOURISM OFFICIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Take a Lake Lure Tours pontoon boat ride to see where the movie's staff camp and dance scenes were filmed. 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. Stop by our Lake Lure Welcome Center for a unique photo opp with items like iconic stairs, rock from foundation, watermelons and a Dirty Dancing cut out.