This spring kicked off with a bang at the Summit Resort with demolition of a major section of decking surrounding the large, indoor pool. In an effort to run new utilities for ambient heat and resurface the lower tier with fresh Pebble Tec flooring, our staff made quick work of the tear down process. Outside contractors have been brought in to professionally finish the balance of the project.
Scheduled to be fully delivered by Thursday, April 13th, this major upgrade will ensure a new level of creature comfort for guests enjoying our star amenity. While the improvements might not visually stand out when finished, this is just one of the many details the resort tackles to ensure we deliver the best hospitality experience possible.
This summer season opens with major enhancements to the master bathrooms in our 2 Bedroom Deluxe Suites. When these units were originally constructed, the master bathroom included a large Jacuzzi tub with no shower facilities. Guests were there to enjoy a long awaited vacation and offering a large format Jacuzzi off the main bedroom was a fair tradeoff. After all, there was still a shower available in the guest bathroom.
Times have changed and so haven’t the needs of our vacationers. In an effort to offer more flexibility and greater guest convenience, the resort embarked on a significant renovation project to completely retrofit the master bathroom facilities in the Deluxe Suites. The project involved completely gutting the bathrooms and removing the original large Jacuzzis. New whirlpool tubs along with full shower fixtures were installed in their place. Along with the new bathroom amenities, fresh vanity cabinets with granite countertops were added to upgrade the furnishings. New laminate, plank flooring and a fresh coat of contemporary paint colors finished off the conversion.
With the renovation project fully complete, guests staying in our Deluxe Suites will enjoy these upgraded and inviting master bathrooms without needing to share a shower with their family or friends. This renovation is just one small example of the Summit Resort continuously improving to meet the needs of modern vacationers.
With an expansive indoor amenities center, The Summit Resort stands apart from other hospitality options in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Known for the large, indoor pool, new guests anticipate a fun time basking in the warm water or sliding down the slide. Returning visitors, who are familiar with the pool area, are oftentimes more excited about a secret, hidden feature.
Tucked away in the rocks, beyond the waterfall, lies a hidden oasis. Passing through the falls from the main pool, guests find themselves enclosed in a secret grotto. With high rocky walls and another mood setting waterfall perched over a submerged bench, the grotto offers a special spot to unwind after a long day, think deep thoughts or just enjoy a conversation with your fellow guests. This relaxing feature adds a distinct character to the indoor pool facility, setting it apart from your standard hotel pool area.
One of many reasons The Summit defines itself as a step above your average accommodations near Lake Winnipesaukee, the grotto is something for returning guests to reacquaint themselves with and new guests to discover.
Mentor Ave, the primary road leading to the Summit Resort, has been completely resurfaced and repaved. In November, Bryant Paving removed the 30 year old original surface and brought in bulldozers to further refine the grades. Along with a fresh layer of asphalt, new curbs were added along the edge of the drive.
The repaving project marks a continued commitment to elevating the standards at our already exceptional facility. Along with the major room renovations currently underway, these overall facility improvements will help the Summit Resort continue to provide one of the best hospitality offerings in the Lakes Region.
The Summit Resort is proud to introduce our new Signature 2 Bedroom Suites. Designed to set a new standard for accommodations in the Lakes Region, these immaculate new rooms are the pride of the resort. The byproduct of intense coordination between our management team and our contracting partners, these completely gutted and renovated 2 bedroom suites are guaranteed to impress our guests for years to come.
Enjoy high-end details including spacious, modern kitchens with new appliances, granite countertops and built in breakfast bars to spend time with friends and family. Hardwood style, laminate flooring adds class and color to the kitchen and opens up to fresh carpets throughout the balance of the wide-open living space. All new furniture provides ample opportunity to kick back and watch a movie on the mounted flat screen TV in the living room. Additional features include mounted flat screens in the master bedroom and the guest bedroom, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom and granite counters in both the master and guest bathroom. With a king bed in the master, a guest bedroom with 2 twin beds and a queen sized pullout sofa in the living room, the Signature Suites offer plenty of room for friends and family.
Situated in the heart of the Lakes Region near Weirs Beach, enjoy convenient access to all the local attractions and a true home away from home. The Summit Resort’s new Signature 2 Bedroom Suites offer the ultimate choice in vacation accommodations in the Lakes Region.
2014 marked a major step in the evolution of the Summit Resort. After an important vote by the association it was decided to embark upon the biggest renovations project in the history of the resort. This 3 year undertaking will witness a massive overhaul of the 2 bedroom suites at the Summit.
Things kicked off with a bang in January. Contractor teams descended on the suites intent on gutting and transforming them into some of the best rooms in the Lakes Region. Granite countertops will be installed throughout the units. Hardwood-style floors will be added to class up the kitchen areas along with new cabinets and appliances. New carpeting, fresh paint, new valences, crown molding and brand new furniture round out a long list of improvements intended on raising the bar on the guest experience.
Get excited to stay in style and prepare to be amazed by the finishing touches. This complete overhaul of the majority of the rooms on the property will set the Summit apart and make the resort a must-visit spot in the Lakes Region.
Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee has a long history of tourism and family fun. Long before the initial strip of sand was added along the shores of the big lake, the native Abenaquis Indians used the inlet into Paugus Bay as a primary fishing spot to support their village. Large fish traps called “Weirs” were built along the channel to capture fish swimming into the bay. Surrounded by natural beauty and eventually serviced by a train station, the Weirs grew into a tourist destination. A narrow strip of sand was added along the rocky shores to provide a space for vacationers to enjoy the newest trend of sunbathing in the 1930’s. Beginning in 1950, the city of Laconia began a shorefront transformation project that brought loads of sand to the area to create the expansive lake front beach that is now present day Weirs Beach. The Town eventually added “Beach” to the village’s name in the 1950’s to promote tourism.
As the area grew, tourist attractions and lodging grew up around it. The boardwalk that tourist and motorcycle enthusiast know so well developed around the train station. Businesses opened to service the foot traffic. Many of today’s establishments operate out of buildings that were constructed during this period. From swimming the pristine waters of Lake Winnipesaukee to grabbing some fried dough along the boardwalk, the Weirs Beach area provides an exciting and enjoyable tourist destination. Made famous by Laconia’s Motorcycle Week rally that brings hundreds of thousands of bikers to the region each year, the Weirs also offers a variety of attractions for vacationers. From go-cart rides and mini-golf to boat rentals and classic arcade gaming, Weirs Beach is a great place for family fun. Funspot Arcade, the self-proclaimed biggest arcade in the world, is just a short drive up the road from the beach. For visitors who enjoy outdoor adventure, the Lakes Region offers a variety of lakeside hiking trails with spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Gunstock Ski Mountain in nearby Gilford is another great area amenity offering family skiing in the winter and summer adventure at the new zip line.
For those looking for a pleasant balance of family fun or an adventurous weekend with a special someone, Weirs Beach is the perfect destination. Situated on a slope above Paugus Bay just a short distance from the beach, the Summit Resort offers the perfect home base to explore the Lakes Region during the day and relax during the night. Come visit Weirs Beach and book a room with us, hopefully you will be coming back for years to come.
The indoor pool area is in great shape for the busy season. This quick video shows a behind the scenes look at our recently finished maintenance overhaul.
At the Summit Resort we take pride in our amenities center. Our indoor pool area is truly a top-notch facility. Kids love the 2 watersides and adults enjoy basking in the large roman spa or relaxing in the grotto area behind the waterfall. Needless to say, guests appreciate the pools and as a result they see a lot of traffic over the course of a year.
As part of our yearly upkeep, our maintenance staff recently went to work draining the pools, stripping the lights and grinding down the base layers to put things into ship-shape for the new summer season. Thanks to the hard work of our painter Frank and our Head of Maintenance Roland, all of the pools received a fresh resurfacing to compliment the new flooring we put in a few years back. Needless to say, the facilities are in great shape.
If you are interested in seeing the pool area for yourself, don’t hesitate to check out one of our package deals. We hope you enjoy it as much as we think you will.