Firefly Cove offers mountain and lakefront properties on Lake Lure. Located in the heart of the Western North Carolina mountains, near Chimney Rock State Park.
After the Boys Camp reluctantly closed its doors in 1982, Hollywood discovered the property’s captivating setting and subsequently used the landscape – as well as the camp’s original cabins, gym and dining hall – to film the blockbuster hit, Dirty Dancing.
Delays in the shooting schedule pushed filming into the autumn, which required the set decorators to spray-paint the autumn leaves green. The uncooperative weather then took a different turn, plunging from oppressive heat to down near 40 °F (4 °C), causing frigid conditions for the famous swimming scene in October. The crew wore warm coats, gloves, and boots. Swayze and Grey stripped down to light summer clothing, to repeatedly dive into the cold water.
Despite her character's enjoyment, Grey later described the water as 'horrifically' cold, and she might not have gone into the lake, except that she was 'young and hungry'.
'Dirty Dancing' was not the only film that put Lake Lure on the map. 'The Last of the Mohicans' was also filmed at Lake Lure. Voted one of the Top 10 'Most Beautiful Man Made Lakes in the World' by National Geographic, it is easy to see why Hollywood had chosen Lake Lure and this picturesque part of the country to film these two successes.
(source Wikipedia, fireflycovenc.com)
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
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