Covid-19 Update


March 18, 2020

We wanted to reach out to let you know what we are doing at Path Resorts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. The health of our team and guests is our top priority as we face the challenges of this pandemic.

We have been closely following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps required and as a result, we have chosen to take a difficult course of action and will suspend all Hotel and Food & Beverage Operations beginning March 19– until further notice.

This decision has not come easily and we want to thank all of our owners, guests and employees who have shown so much understanding and flexibility as we work together to share the burden and lessen the negative impact of this virus.

During this suspension of operations, we will be deep cleaning all areas and surfaces in our guest rooms, lobby area, public restrooms, amenities and restaurant in preparation for the time we can announce re-opening.

We will be evaluating CDC guidelines and current NH State Regulations to determine on a week-by-week basis whether reopening is advisable and we will provide you with updates.

We hope you and your families remain safe through this terrible pandemic and we look forward to serving you again in the very near future.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,
The Management Team

A Message From The Manager


Greetings from the Summit Resort! What a rollercoaster this winter has been. The Lakes Region has experienced some very unseasonably high temperatures throughout the winter months this year. With some recent days reaching the 50’s we can’t help but THINK SPRING. Keep in mind that there is still some great skiing to be had during these next few weeks, as unpredictable as Mother Nature has been, we could still get hit with additional snow fall. We have some great packages online and will still be offering discounted passes to our owners and guests through the end of the ski season.

And so we begin to think about spring. March is Maple Sugar Month and we have Prescott Farm right in our back yard! Prescott Farm will host “Tap into Maple” tours every Saturday through the month of March. On this guided tour you will learn all about the process of making maple syrup, from tapping to boiling in their onsite sap house. Be sure to check out our very own bottles of maple syrup for sale in our Market as well! Prescott Farm also has an extensive trail system with great walking trails that are accessible right from the Summit’s property. We also have snow shoes available at the front desk should you desire to go on a self-guided walk through their trail system.

The Summit Resort’s staff has also been busy planning some upgrades in the Amenities Building. In the fall we installed a new air handling system, as well as 2 new boilers. All systems seem to be working well and have kept the building & pool area at comfortable temperatures. Next month we will begin work on a new roof for the Amenities Building. Additionally, we will be upgrading the interior of the sauna with tile walls, a new floor and benches. Last year we installed a new heater in the sauna and look forward to having the new modern look for this space. Be sure to swing by and check it out!

Many of you have asked about upgrades to the game room located on the second floor of the Amenities building and we are pleased to announce we will also be installing 3 new XBOX 1 gaming stations.

Please note the Indoor pools will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday, March 30, 2020 and re-opening for business Friday, April 10, 2020. We will take this time to freshen up the pools and work on additional maintenance projects so we are able to provide you with a fresh, clean atmosphere for your families to gather and enjoy. The resort will still remain open during that period so take advantage of the best rates of the year with our Pool Closed Super Savings Package.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the resort!
Sue Violette

Pond Hockey Classic

Lake Winnipesaukee is not just a seasonal spot for summer fun. During the winter season, the Lakes Region is a great destination for sports like ice fishing, skating and of course ice hockey. The 11th annual New England Pond Hockey Classic was held at Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee January 31st – February 2nd. The 26 ice rinks hosted over 275 hockey teams, equating to over 2,200 hockey players, throughout the weekend, many of which flew in just for the tournament. With over 500 games played, the teams were giving their all to earn the coveted trophy.

Spectators from across New England (and beyond!) flocked to what some consider Lake Winnipehockey and were able to enjoy a mix of intense hockey action and cold Labatt Blue, the best-selling Canadian beer. The Pond Hockey Classic offers spectators and players alike a competition experience unlike any other. The event was free to attend and included a Bank of NH Pavilion Stage with live music playing from multiple bands throughout the weekend for all to enjoy. The Common Man Restaurant held concessions and there was a Labatt Blue zone selling cold beer and delicious cocktails as well.

The Summit Resort is only a 17-minute drive from all the pond hockey action and provided a nice home base for players and spectators. Players found our spacious suites large enough to fit their teams of four (plus two more people) and all their hockey equipment as well as their luggage. After a long day on the ice, our over-sized Roman Spa hot tub and sauna were the perfect spot to relax sore muscles and game plan for the following day’s tournament play.

Recent Resort Renovations


One of our primary goals at the Summit Resort is to consistently improve the guest experience. In doing so we have taken on a few renovation projects that will be sure to enhance your next Lakes Region vacation. Measuring in at 25,000 square feet, our amenities center is one of the major attractions at the Summit. Earlier this season we installed a new air handler in our large amenities building to both improve circulation and better regulate the air. Our indoor, heated pool area includes a glass enclosure allowing the sunlight to come in and provide some natural heat. The newly installed system offers significant improvements in ventilation, heat and air conditioning to regulate the space. To assist our new air handler with heating and provide additional humidification, we also installed two new energy efficient boilers. The new boiler system allows us to reduce fossil fuel consumption and relax while enjoying the warm, tropical feel of our highly adored amenities building.

Another renovation that is currently in progress is updating our electric dry heat sauna. Since beginning the project, we have installed a brand-new heating unit and control panel to regulate the heat and allow you to truly “sweat it out”. Within the next month we plan to modernize the entirety of the sauna, including reconstructing the walls and floor with Ansley Amber ceramic tile and updating the seating area to form a custom cedar bench.

Outside, guests can enjoy a smooth, seamless ride to get to their suites after checking into the resort. Before the winter hit and the ground was frozen, we were able to pave the parking lot of our Summit Resort Building Two. Now there is level asphalt, free of any bumps or potholes. Additionally, we were able to backfill the walkways with fresh loam to provide the final touches to our paving project.

As part of the comprehensive renovation project and resort wide updates, we will be installing a brand-new roof on our amenities center this coming spring. There has been minimal downtime throughout these renovations and resort updates and we would like to thank all the hardworking staff for completing the projects thoroughly and in a timely manner.

NH Ski Mountain Discounts 2019 – 2020

Another winter is upon us, which means big skiing discounts at our favorite New Hampshire ski mountains. This season, the front desk will be offering exclusive deals on tickets and passes to three of New Hampshire’s most popular ski mountains: Gunstock Mountain, Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain.

This year, take advantage of a $20 discount on a Flex Pass (originally $49) that can be used for 50% off your lift ticket, rental equipment, group lessons and more, every day you visit Gunstock Mountain this season. When you stay with our Gunstock Ski and Stay package, you will receive the flex pass discount voucher as well as 20% off your accommodations. Just minutes away from Gunstock Mountain, the Summit Resort is the perfect destination for Gunstock Lodging, and just a relatively short drive to both Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain. Plan your next ski vacation with your closest friends and family. After an exciting day on the slopes, come back to the resort to unwind in our 25,000 square foot amenities center including our over-sized Roman Spa hot tub and indoor pool with waterslides and waterfalls.

A Message From the Manager


As the Lakes Region says farewell to the warm fall and spectacular colors mother nature bestowed upon us, we are looking forward to the winter months ahead. The past month has brought many upgrades to the resort which will help keep us toasty and warm throughout the upcoming winter months. We are currently in the process of installing a new air handler in the Amenities Building as well as 2 new boilers. These new additions will ensure better air and heat control throughout the Amenities Building. There is no better time to pack up the family and swimsuits and head to the resort to enjoy the warm tropical atmosphere. Don’t forget about our poolside bar! Simply ring the bell at the service window and we are happy to serve you refreshing beverages as well as alcohol free drinks for the kids. Our bar menu is constantly changing to provide you with fun and delicious seasonal drinks.

The Lakes Region is the host to many exciting outdoor activities. Discounted ski passes will be available to purchase for our owners and guests right at the front desk of the resort. Not a skier or snowboarder? There are many other outdoor options including tubing, ice skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and ice fishing just to name a few.

Don’t forget the Lakes Region is the home to many great restaurants open all year round. We work throughout the year to partner with our local restaurants and offer our owners and guests discounts to many of them. Be sure to check out our online packages which include discounted accommodation rates. Many of our seasonal promotions also contain gift cards to delicious local restaurants.

Once again, we welcome you to join us for a fun-filled winter getaway!
Sincerely,
Sue Violette

The Perfect Time to Visit

The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is a beautiful vacation destination throughout the year but the late autumn stretch will always be one of our favorite times to visit. This is the period where things start to slow down a bit and you can experience all the offerings the area has to offer hassle-free for an unforgettable vacation. Read on to view a list of our favorite late autumn activities.

Take a Hike
Late fall is the ideal time to hit the nearby mountains for a hike. What would typically be considered heavily trafficked hiking trails throughout the busy summer season will now leave you the space to enjoy the mountain’s summit essentially to yourself. Some leaves are still in the process of changing their colors, giving you the opportunity to observe some beautiful late season foliage along the route. Check out our list of favorite local hiking trails found here.

Play at Funspot
The world’s largest arcade is located right down the road from the Summit Resort. Within a five-minute drive, you can experience quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. Funspot is open year-round and since the busy tourist season is behind us, crowds won’t be much of a hindrance. Explore all three floors of the enormous arcade including pinball machines, classic arcade games, bumper cars, an eighteen-hole indoor miniature golf course and a bowling alley equipped with Ten Pin and Candlepin lanes. Enjoy lunch at the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant or stop by the D.A. Long Tavern for a drink and a round of billiards before hitting up the classic game of Pac Man to try to beat the high score.

Visit Quaint Neighboring Towns
This is the perfect time of year to visit beautiful bordering towns like Meredith and Wolfeboro. The drive is scenic and effortless during this stretch without the problematic heavy traffic that takes place during the busy season from commuters and tourists alike. You will have the opportunity to spend less time behind the wheel and more time walking around the picturesque towns, stopping by the old-fashioned shops and exploring the offerings of each location. Just a few options in the surrounding area include the Meredith Sculpture Walk, touring Hermit Woods Winery & Deli, or visiting the Wright Museum of World War II.

Enjoy Dinner at Patrick’s
Patrick’s Pub & Eatery is located in our neighboring town of Gilford and is the perfect spot to stop if you are looking for a great meal. Patrick’s is a kid-friendly Irish saloon serving American pub fare and providing great service with a smile. Their extensive menu includes seafood, soups and salads, seasonal dishes, Irish fare, burgers, sandwiches, and even a gluten free menu. There’s no better time to stop by the restaurant to enjoy the variety of delicious food. When you stay with us using our Fall Dinner Getaway Package you will receive a $50 gift certificate to the eatery and 20% off the accommodations of your choice at the Summit Resort!

Fall Festivities in the Lakes Region

If you love everything pumpkin spice, scarves, and fall, you’ve come to the right place. There is no better way to see the fall foliage than in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Luckily with a stay at the Summit Resort, you will be centrally located to all of the fall fun happenings in the area and surrounded by some of the most brilliant foliage New England has to offer. Take a look at the list of some of our favorite fall events and festivities:

Pumpkin Festival
The NH Pumpkin Festival is a family friendly autumn celebration taking place on October 18th from 4-8pm and all day on October 19th. Admission for this street festival is free to all. You can drop off your carved pumpkin or get creative and carve one out at the carving station to add to the 54-foot tower of jack-o-lanterns. Stroll the streets admiring all of the designs and enjoy 60+ food and craft vendors along the way. For those 21+ there will be a beer garden, and there is plenty of kiddie rides and amusement for everyone. On Saturday, the Runaway Pumpkin run/walk will be starting at 9am and there will be live music playing all day long at the festival. There will also be a performance by the Jumpin’ Jack Car Show and Gunstock Mountain’s Outdoor Adventure Expo. Make sure you stick around later in the evening for the jack-o-lantern lighting beginning at 5pm on Saturday and the pumpkin dump derby at 8:30pm. Check out their website here for more information on events.

Haunted Hike at Steele Hill Resorts
Join us at our sister resort, Steele Hill, for the second annual Haunted Hike. The event will take place from 5 – 9pm on Saturday, October 26th kicking off at the Carriage House barn building. Admission for the event is $5 for children five and under, $10 for children between the ages of six and twelve and $15 for adults and children thirteen and older. With the cost of admission visitors can enjoy a festive hayride up to Steele Hill’s haunted Yellow Trail. Brave the ghouls and goblins along the 0.8 mile trail of terror and finish off the evening with a variety of family-friendly activities including face painting, a warm fire pit, games, crafts, a make your own caramel apple station, and seasonal refreshments. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Norris Cancer Center in memory of our dear friend and coworker, Jan McLaughlin.

Take a Foliage Tour
Peak foliage is here in the Lakes Region, which means it is time to get new batteries for your camera and hit the road to view all of the colors autumn in New Hampshire has to offer. Take the Lakes Region Scenic Fall Foliage drive which will loop you through our neighboring towns surrounding Lake Winnipesauke. During the drive expect to see many fall colors and extraordinary views of the lake and mountain ranges nearby. The drive should last upwards of two hours and presents many opportunities along the way to stop and enjoy a variety of attractions and activities including hopping aboard a foliage cruise on the Mt. Washington, dinner along the lake, a stroll through the quaint Meredith shops and so much more!

Beans & Greens Corn Maze

Fall harvest is upon us here in the Lakes Region which means it is time to visit the local farms for an abundance of entertaining autumn festivities. One alluring attraction located within a ten-minute drive from the Summit Resort, is Beans & Greens Farm, based out of our neighboring town of Gilford, New Hampshire. Beans & Greens is much more than just a typical rural farm, they provide an extensive farm stand containing produce, meats, baked goods and more! The farm also presents a variety of events throughout the year including the upcoming Harvest Festival Weekend, held on October 12th and 13th. Among the various activities offered at the farm, their annual corn maze stands out and draws visitors from near and far.

Voted one of New Hampshire’s best corn mazes by Parenting NH magazine, the maze is open from mid-September through Halloween and provides visitors one of the more challenging mazes New England has to offer. The staff at Beans & Greens have been crafting challenging corn mazes for over fifteen years now and have mastered the art of creating a difficult course by using multiple acres of land, and incorporating several dead ends, turns, loops and even bridges. The corn maze acts as a giant walk through puzzle where you can attempt to navigate, get lost and continue to find your way again, or so you think. Most visitors find themselves successfully completing the maze within an hours’ time and the experience is the perfect opportunity for a fun family outing. For brave visitors looking for a more of a thrill, the farm offers a night maze adventure on Fridays and Saturdays (reservations are required for the night maze, please call the farm at: 603-293-2853).

For visitors attending the farm with younger children, Beans & Greens offers a simpler hay maze and pumpkin maze which is an exciting opportunity for the little ones to try to navigate through. The farm also includes a barnyard where you have the chance to hand feed many of the docile farm animals including goats, cows, pigs, geese and more. If you are planning to visit Beans & Greens this autumn, be sure to wear proper walking shoes and seasonably appropriate clothing. Once you return back to the Summit Resort, relax and kick your feet up in the large Roman Spa while taking pride in your victory over one of New Hampshire’s most difficult corn mazes!

The Best Place to Stay for Bank of NH Pavilion

Bank of NH Pavilion, located in our neighboring town of Gilford and less than a 10-minute drive away from the Summit Resort, is Northern New England’s premier summer concert venue. Formerly known as Meadowbrook, Bank of NH Pavilion is an amphitheater with seating for up to 9,000 guests per show. The Bank of NH Pavilion’s concert series runs from mid-May to mid-September each year featuring top-named artists from a variety of different genres.

Excited for the next big show? Make it a vacation! When you are planning to see your favorite band or artist you don’t want to feel rushed or have anxiety about the commute to and from the show. Why not stay locally and truly enjoy the concert and everything the area has to offer? Picture this: You have just woken up in your spacious suite and already have your playlist going with all of the songs that you hope will be played during the show later on. You have plenty of time to relax by the pool and get ready before heading into town. You are surprised by the fact that you even have enough time to tailgate after enjoying a delicious meal at Patrick’s Pub and Eatery located just half a mile away from the Bank of NH Pavilion concert venue.

The 2019 concert series is packed full of well-known artists with a lineup including performances by: Jason Aldean, Snoop Dogg, Train & the Goo Goo Dolls, Kidz Bop, Pentatonix, Miranda Lambert, Alice Cooper & Halestorm amongst many other amazing artists. The venue is much more than a stage for performances. There are many vendors and activities to take part in including: Best Beverage Catering bringing you amazing food and beverage options to enjoy during your show with multiple concessions throughout the venue, the Sam Adams Brewhouse which has been made into an exclusive club, Cape Line producing sparkling cocktails and providing some entertainment of their own with games like giant Jenga and cornhole, event apparel for sale, a secondary Magic Hat Stage presenting some of the best New England talent, the chance to pedal boat on their pond equipped with a fountain and so much more.

While staying at the Summit, there is no need to leave the show early so you can try to get home by 3am. You will be able to enjoy the entire performance, grab a late-night snack on your short trip back to the resort and still get back at a reasonable time. Staying so close will give you the opportunity to have more time exploring the Lakes Region as well as enjoying the resort’s amenities! When you stay with us under our Weirs Beach Summer Family Getaway package, you will not only receive 15% off your stay of three or more nights, but the package also includes a $75 gift card to the delicious Patrick’s Pub and Eatery and free access to all of the resort’s amenities including the indoor and outdoor pools, volleyball, horseshoes, racquetball, our exclusive health club and more!