Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summit Resort | Laconia, New Hampshire

Normally, I don't dedicate entire posts to condo or hotel reviews. But, occasionally, a place of rest inspires more words and photos than one small blurb can contain! The accommodations during our overnight stay in Laconia, New Hampshire at The Summit Resort were comfortable, spacious and relaxing. I only wish we had more time to spend in the glorious Lakes Region of the White Mountain State!For the little time we did have, we certainly made the most of our stay, beginning and ending with the outdoor pool. Set on the edge of a mountainside cliff surrounded by colorful flowers, the crystal clear pool waters and immaculate patio setting served as the location for our picnic lunch upon arrival. 
The next day, an early morning swim post-wedding festivities blissfully washed away any trace of a hangover. The Summit by way of outdoor as well as indoor activities offers so much more than we had time to take advantage of. (Indoor pools and Jacuzzi, Racquetball, game room, fitness center, volleyball, bocce, horseshoes and tennis courts.)
The resort condominiums have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleep six people. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a two person whirlpool. The second bedroom offers two twin beds while the living room sleeps two on the pull out couch.
The furniture in certain suites was slightly outdated, while others have been upgraded with a more modern look and flat screen TVs.
Our living room had what felt like an endless amount of space. I loved the wraparound fireplace! The Summit offers year round accommodations so while a fireplace won't enhance a summertime getaway, it certainly is a plus in the winter months.
Each suite features a fully equipped kitchen as well as washer and dryers.
The luxury of a balcony with adjoining doors to the master bedroom and living room were another plus. Above, Leah and I relax on one of the third floor balconies. Below, Adam enjoys a Bud Light on our second floor balcony.
Deck walkways and enclosed stairwells connect the condos within individual complexes located throughout the premises.The Summit Resort "overlooks" Lake Winnepasauke - I'm adding "overlooks" in quotes because while technically on the lake (you can slightly make it out through the trees from certain vantage points) I wouldn't say the views of the lake were a poignant draw. However, the overall look and feel of the resort surrounded by lush green trees and pristine landscapes were easily captivating. It certainly made a lovely setting for a pre-wedding photo shoot!
Anyways, as you can see via the backgrounds, the buildings and grounds are well maintained. Even though it was a quick overnight, the Summit provided a gorgeous getaway location and I couldn't have been happier to spend the night!

14 comments:

  1. Aw, you and your sister both look so pretty! It looks like you had a fabulous weekend!

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  2. The space looks heavenly, the pool, the decks. I'd love to go!

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  3. Looks lovely. It's always nice to have a kitchen when you're away from home!

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  4. Looks like a fantastic time!

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  5. Love your dress! NH weekends are so much fun - made better when you find a good spot to stay:)

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  6. Looks like a beautiful place to stay. I love that dress!

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  7. that looks nice :) and what a fun dress!! i need to get up to NH more...

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  8. Seem like a great place to lay your head.

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  9. how lucky that you got such great weather! Your dresses are adooorable!

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! Looks like a great place to relax and get some sun!

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  11. Love the pictures, girl! The sun and the vivid colors and the cute clothes - I love it all!

    And a two-person whirlpool in the bedroom? Yes please.

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  12. This place looks gorgeous! Glad you had such a great getaway!

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  13. that looks like an awesome spot. I love anyplace that has an indoor pool. All the fun of swimming without the constant worry of a sunburn.

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  14. I love the White Mountains! We used to go there a lot when I was a kid :)

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