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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
  • 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

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.

We’re Reopening on June 5, 2020

We are excited to announce that the Summit Resort will reopen with reservations beginning on June 5 and beyond. Per Governor’s Orders, until further notice, all pools, playgrounds and shared lobby space will remain closed. The resort campus has a variety of amenities still available and guests are still welcome to enjoy a visit to nearby Weirs Beach. Please read on below for special health and safety protocols we will put in place to adhere to federal and state guidelines.

  • Occupancy will be limited to comply with state and federal guidelines.
  • To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, all operations staff has been specially trained and equipped with personal protective equipment and sterilization tools.
  • Reservations staff will be working with operations staff under a coordinated protocol to ensure all rooms remain vacant for an adequate period of time to allow for proper deep cleaning.
  • No maid service will be performed during these stays but supplies to freshen up your suite can be provided per request.
  • Limited contact, curbside check-in will be implemented to ensure convenience and safety.

Available Amenities and Services at The Summit Resort:

  • The adjacent hiking trails at Prescott farm are fully available via the connector path from the Summit Resort campus.
  • Lawn games including horseshoes and volleyball are open for use. Tennis and basketball courts will also remain open to groups of less than ten (10) people at a time.
  • All outdoor grill stations will also be open and ready for your stay.

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.

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