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Lake Winnipesaukee Resort Blog


Renovating the Amenities Building

Our 25,000 square foot amenity center is a major attraction here at the Summit Resort. It holds some of our most popular amenities including the indoor pool with waterslide, oversized Roman spa hot tub, fitness center, game room and more! As one of the main elements to our guest’s first and lasting impressions of The Summit Resort, our management team has decided to take on some widespread renovation projects and updates to our amenities building.

The ongoing renovation project began during the fall season of 2019 and was unexpectedly put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this comprehensive renovation process, we have installed a new air handler for better air circulation and completely overhauled our electric dry heat sauna. We are currently in the process of installing a brand-new roof to the entire amenities center building. Reconstruction included bringing in a team to conduct the stripping of all the old shingles, woodwork and insulation and completely refurbishing it with new materials creating a beautiful new rooftop. We have also welcomed the addition of an air hockey table, claw machine, foosball table and an arcade game table providing hundreds of classic arcade games to our amenities building game room. We also purchased an industrial dryer proving to be an asset for our laundry attendants in the housekeeping department, making their workloads much more efficient.

Here at the Summit Resort, we aim to consistently improve our guest’s and owner’s experiences and we cannot wait to see how these new updates are enjoyed by all!

Message From The Manager

Spring is finally here in the Lakes Region and we are gearing up for our summer season. We have enjoyed seeing many of you back at the resort and anticipate we will see many more familiar faces this coming summer. We are still practicing many Covid-19 safety procedures, some of which include continuing to mask up in common areas, social distancing and extra sanitation in the units as well as the pool areas. This winter we introduced some fun children’s drinks at our pool bar, and we will be unveiling a few more in the coming weeks. The kids seem to really enjoy having items they can order from the bar and love using the convenient service window and doorbell from the pool area. We will also be introducing a few more fun adult beverages, so make sure to check out our beverage menu in the pool area during your next visit. Also new this spring are the additions to our game room. We now have foosball, air hockey, a claw machine and a tabletop video game station that has over 400 classic video games to choose from. This was a great addition to the already existing pool table and the three X-Box gaming stations. There is now a change machine in the game room for your convenience as well.

We are finding that these past several months we have been as busy as ever and would like to express that planning ahead is key. If you are looking to attend any organized event or rent a boat for the day, buy tickets and situate your boat rental early. Everything is starting to open up and the Lakes Region is going to be hopping. Also new to the Lakes Region this spring are Rail Bike Adventures, what a great way to explore the Lakes Region! The staff at our front desk are continuously keeping an eye on current events and keeping up with guidelines for area attractions and businesses. If you have any questions please reach out to our front desk prior to your arrival or while you are on property and we are happy to help. We are looking forward to a busy summer season. If you haven’t made your reservation yet, call us today before your desired dates are booked up.

See you around the resort,
Sue Violette

Summit Kids Drinks

Here at the Summit Resort, we know that vacations are a time for guests to decompress from all of the stresses going on in their everyday lives. Our goal is to provide the most comfortable and relaxing stay possible and we take pride in creating a family-friendly atmosphere while doing so.

We know that nothing goes better with poolside relaxation than the ability to enjoy a delicious cocktail in hand. We realize that children vacationing at the resort deserve an equally delightful, non-alcoholic, thirst-quencher to enjoy as well. Our bar is fully stocked and our bartenders are eager to make the most refreshing tropical drinks for the whole family!

We have recently come out with two signature children’s drinks that are tasty enough for your little fish to leave the water, for a few minutes at least. The Blue Lagoon tastes as tropical as it looks (and sounds), made with blue mixed berry punch, lemon-lime soda and assorted gummy fish, this drink is not only refreshing but also fun to look at! Our next drink, the Strawberry Patch mocktail, is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Made with strawberry syrup, strawberry lemonade and sour fruit gummies, this tangy drink tastes like paradise. So next time you take the little ones down to the big Summit Pool, don’t forget to check out the bar and pickup some tasty creations for the whole family to enjoy.

Message From The Manager

Hello to all from our beautiful neck of the woods. Hoping this finds everyone healthy and safe. With the winter winding down and the days getting warmer we are looking forward to all things spring in the Lakes Region. This past year has been a challenging one for everyone to say the least. We have been taking extra steps in providing a clean and safe environment for you and your families to relax and let loose a bit. We have enjoyed seeing so many families coming back to the resort because, let’s face it, everyone is just ready to get away from the confines of their own homes.

Our pools are 100% in operation and we have been busy, busy, busy. Please know that we are still practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings, our new normal. We are asking our timeshare members to make reservations for pool space 24 hours in advance. Everyone using the pools will be asked to check in at the front desk and we will assign your party a table. There is a cap of 2 hours for use should there be other guests waiting to enjoy the pools as well. If there is no one waiting you may stay as long as you wish. We are still restricted to allowing a maximum of 50 guests at a time in the pool area and truly appreciate your cooperation in respecting this requirement when using the pools.

We still have a great snow base and know people are getting outdoors now more than ever. The Summit Resort is located next door to Prescott Farms which is accessible right from the property. Prescott Farm has a great trail system and we have snow shoes available at the desk to rent which has been very popular this season. Let’s not forget about Gunstock which is just 10 miles from the Summit Resort. March is Maple Sugar month in NH. All sugar houses will be following their own Covid-19 protocol. To learn more about maple sugaring in NH please check out the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association website.

The pools will be closed for annual maintenance from April 5 – 16, 2021. During this time we will be putting a new roof on the amenities building as well as taking care of all of the pool maintenance. Additionally, we will be tiling the sauna which is the only thing that is currently not available for use as we are not able to social distance in the sauna. Rest assured it will be fresh and ready for use when COVID-19 protocol has relaxed a little. We would also like to take a moment to remind you to make your reservation early as the Lakes Region is booking up fast for the spring and summer months. This includes all activities you may be planning to enjoy with your families. Call and reserve your spot now to plan ahead.

As always, we look forward to seeing you and your families at the resort.
Sue Violette

Gunstock Mountain Resort

The Summit Resort is only a fifteen-minute drive from the Lakes Region’s premier recreation destination, Gunstock Mountain Resort. Gunstock provides outdoor adventure opportunities throughout the entire year at the mountain and is considered the closest major ski mountain to Boston.

Whether you plan on adventuring with your family, friends or significant other, Gunstock provides plenty of options for the entire party to enjoy. In the winter, guests enjoy skiing and boarding the 48 alpine trails accessed by 7 different lifts, 2-hour tubing sessions, 27 cross-county skiing trails, snowshoeing and winter hiking. Guests who stay with us for our Gunstock Ski and Stay promotion enjoy 20% off their spacious accommodations at the Summit Resort as well as discounted lift tickets for their day trip to Gunstock Mountain, making us the ideal choice for Gunstock lodging.

Although Gunstock Mountain is primarily recognized as a popular ski destination during the winter season, the mountain transforms into a summer adventure park after the blanket of snow has melted. Offering a wide variety of activities, Gunstock even caters to thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline rush with one of the longest zip line tours in the United States and an aerial ropes course suspended high above the ground. Visitors can also choose their own speed on the mountain coaster, designed to tour through the forest on a twisting track. Other warmer seasonal options include off-road Segway and E-bike tours, scenic lift rides to the top of the mountain to witness the incredible views from the mountains peak, miles and miles of hiking trails and so much more!

Ski Mountain Discounts in NH

Experience an authentic New Hampshire winter this season by visiting one of our partnered ski mountains at a discounted rate! Beginning on January 4th, 2021, we will be offering our guests exclusive discounts to three of the best ski mountains in the state: Gunstock Mountain, Loon Mountain and Waterville Valley.

Our guests are able to receive 25% off midweek lift tickets and 15% off weekend and holiday tickets to Gunstock Mountain, located only fifteen minutes away from the Summit Resort. Ski or board Gunstock’s 227 acres, excellent for all levels of riders, while taking in the fresh, crisp air this winter. This incredible discount paired with our premier two-bedroom accommodations makes the Summit Resort the destination of choice for Gunstock Lodging.

We are also offering Summit guests savings on midweek tickets to both Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain this year. Whichever mountain you choose to shred, be sure to check the new policies and also remember to purchase your tickets online in advance at each mountain.

Message From The Manager

What a year 2020 has been so far! While we question what is going on during these crazy times, we are finding that our members and guests are looking to us for the comfort and safety of a home away from home. We have taken pride in providing a clean and safe environment for your families to get away to. This past spring, summer and fall we welcomed back many of the families that we are accustomed to seeing year after year as well as some new guests. It was a busy summer and autumn season and we made it through safely. Keep in mind that we did so while masking up and abiding by social distancing guidelines as the safety of our guests, owners and team members is key.

Looking forward to the winter ahead we will continue to work towards making your vacation a memorable one. The amenities building is open with some restrictions of course, primarily limits on the number of people in certain areas at one given time. We are also asking that all members and guests wear face coverings throughout the building. Face coverings are not necessary in the pool area but we do ask that you maintain a safe social distance from other guests not in your party. We plan to continue our curb side check in to avoid crowds in the lobby area. Please know that once you check in you are free to come and go in the amenities building as you wish however we ask that all guests check in at the front desk when entering and leaving the amenities building so we can keep track of the numbers as we currently have an occupancy limit in the pool area at this time. We are also asking that all timeshare owners wanting to use the amenities for daily usage make a reservation 24 hours in advance.

What does this winter hold for us? Well rest assured that winter activities are still available for the winter 2020/2021 season. The Lakes Region has a lot to offer through the winter months including skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice skating, ice fishing and more. We have great walking trails next door at Prescott Farm, that can be accessed right from our property. The Summit Resort also offers snowshoe rentals at the front desk, what better way to spend the day than outside exploring and getting some much-needed fresh air? Gunstock Mountain will be opening soon for winter sports and activities and there will be some new policies at the mountain including the requirement of reservations to keep all visitors safe. We are excited to have our guests enjoy their offerings. We are also thrilled that the Ice Castles plan to return this year to Woodstock, NH, as this has always been a popular attraction for our guests. There will be restrictions and reservations required for most local events and activities so be sure to plan ahead and book your upcoming getaway today.

We know this has been a challenging year and would love nothing more than to welcome you and your families back to a warm, relaxing and clean environment to unwind at.

See you soon, be safe and be well!
Sue Violette

Daytona Fun Park in Weirs Beach

Daytona Fun Park, located in Weirs Beach less than one mile from the Summit Resort, is a vacation hotspot for guests of all ages. If you are in the process of planning your next Lakes Region vacation, don’t forget to add this amusement park to your list of things to do! Within walking distance of the Summit Resort, the Daytona Fun Park offers hours of family-friendly fun.

Whether you are traveling with your family, friends or significant other, the park has a variety of activities guaranteed to entertain everyone without breaking the bank along the way. The Daytona Fun Park offers a selection of attractions including:
• Single and double seated Viper-styled Go Karts which cater to people of all heights
• Multiple bumper boats equipped with water cannons to soak your friends
• An outdoor adventure high ropes course where you can safely climb the multi-element course and view the Weirs from a whole new angle
• An 18-hole miniature golf course with features including cascading waterfalls, stone walls and fountains
• Five multi-speed batting cages with pitches that range from 40 – 70 miles per hour
• And more!

Once you’ve tried everything (at least once!) head back to the Resort for some much-needed relaxation in our oversized Roman Spa hot tub. A major perk of staying at the Summit Resort is the fact that all amenities are included in the cost of your stay and you cannot beat our central location near many local attractions like the Daytona Fun Park.

A Message From The Manager


Hello Summit Resort guests and owners. We hope this message is finding you and your families healthy and safe. It has been an interesting past few months to say the least. While we were closed for several weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are happy to report we are open and the resort is fully operational. Our new normal has certainly changed however. We are continuing to take every precaution to provide you with a healthy and safe vacation experience.

Some of the changes we have implemented include curb side check in, plexiglass surrounding the front desk, mandatory face coverings for our Summit Resort staff members and recommended coverings for our guests, more frequent sanitizations throughout the property’s common areas, social distancing signs throughout the property, adjusted seating in our pool areas to follow social distancing at 6 feet apart, maximum occupancy for the indoor pool is 50 people, maximum occupancy for the outdoor pool is 30 people. We are also asking that owners desiring to use the amenities for daily usage to call 24 hours in advance to make an appointment and we have yet to turn anyone away since putting this policy in place. The housekeeping staff is also working tirelessly to make sure the accommodations are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

The entire Lakes Region has also taken their job seriously regarding the reopening of our area businesses. Most businesses are open with social distancing guidelines and outdoor dining and an increased amount of sanitizing. It is amazing to see how everything came together with a lot of brain storming. The Lakes Region is busy with tourists but certainly taking precautions to keep our guests and visitors safe. We have already welcomed many of our owners and guests back onto the property and look forward to welcoming some of you back for the beautiful fall season ahead. While things may seem to be very uncertain right now, please rest assured we are working to provide you and your families with a relaxing safe vacation experience that you have experienced in past years.

We hope to see and your families soon,
Sue Violette

Our Pools Are Reopening

As we welcome our guests back to the resort, the safety and health of our employees, timeshare owners and guests remain our top priority. With our pools opening back up, we would like to take this time to summarize the safety plan and strategies we have implemented to provide you with the most enjoyable and safe vacation possible. We have established a comprehensive reopening strategy that will be following CDC guidelines as well as the COVID-19 Reopening Guidance provided by the Governor’s Economic Reopening Taskforce, taking all precautionary measures to protect your health and safety. Here are some of the new procedures we would like you to know about:

  • Our new pool hours will be 9AM – 9PM daily
  • Our pools will be open to owners and guests staying onsite with us
  • During high demand periods, usage of the indoor pool facility may be limited to 2 hours increments and require a reservation in order to meet NH State Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Day-use timeshare owners will be provided access to onsite pools on a reservation basis. Please call 603-366-4896 ext. 0 within 24 hours of your planned visit
  • There will be signage stating social distancing rules and max occupancy that must be adhered to
  • We have installed alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations and encourage guests to use them frequently
  • We have rearranged the chairs and lounge furniture to follow social distancing guidelines and will disinfect them regularly
  • Our cleaning staff is using hospital grade disinfectant to regularly sanitize public spaces including all frequently touched areas such as railings and door handles
  • Our Fitness Center will be opening Thursday, June 18th and will be limited to a maximum of 3 people
  • Masks are mandatory in all common areas and required in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where guests are unable to or do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from persons outside their own households

Staying at the Summit Resort gives you and your family the option to enjoy two vastly different and enjoyable pool facilities. The outdoor pool, opening on July 1st, is refreshing and provides the ideal location to bask in the sun and catch some rays. The pool is surrounded by nature with a peekaboo view of Lake Winnipesaukee in the distance. With a deep and shallow end, our outdoor pool caters to swimmers of all levels and ages. Available on June 18th, our indoor pool provides year round fun with a water slide and hidden cove behind a cascading waterfall. The pool area also consists of an oversize Roman Spa hot-tub to relax in, after all isn’t that what vacation is all about? When you book with one of our resort packages, you are able to save money and enjoy our abundance of amenities.