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Overview of Lakefront Chalet, in a Pristine Setting, With Privacy and Spacious Loft. 5 Star

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2 bedrooms, Internet
2 bedrooms, Internet
2 bedrooms, Internet

Lakefront Chalet, in a Pristine Setting, With Privacy and Spacious Loft. 5 Star

4.8/5 Exceptional

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Lorain5 min drive
    Popular LocationPleasant Valley Church17 min drive
    Popular LocationSnow Bowl26 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 10
130 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 double bed
    4 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakefront Chalet, in a Pristine Setting, With Privacy and Spacious Loft. 5 Star

Lakefront Property in Poyntelle with balcony
Our lakefront chalet is located on a wooded, 2 acre lakefront lot with plenty of privacy and room for small or larger groups to enjoy. Located in a family oriented, private (not gated) community that is 20 minutes from Elk Mountain Ski Resort, and 20 minutes from the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. We cater to families and other groups seeking to enjoy relaxation and the outdoors. We've been a lodging partner with Elk Mountain Ski Resort for several years. The quality of skiing at Elk Mountain and the setting and character of our Summit Lake Chalet make for an enjoyable and memorable skiing or snowboarding getaway. If you haven't skied here, I've skied them all and this is the best skiing in Pennsylvania, in terms of skill level variety, shorter lift lines and vertical elevation. Summit Lake (aka Bone Pond from the 1800's to late 1960's) is approximately 55 acres in size and has fewer than 25 cottages on it. Approximately 45% of the shoreline is and will stay undeveloped via an easement held by the Delaware River Conservancy. This makes for a pristine, natural setting for kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. We offer guest the use of 4 kayaks, 2 canoes and a row boat from our private dock. In addition to the regular heat, we provide dry/covered firewood for the wood stove, as well as for the campfire ring during the other 3 seasons.

Why does it show as "Bone Pond" on Google Maps? I've tried to research the name, and there's little information out there. However, living here for 20 years and asking many about the history of the name, a legend emerged. Back during 1889-90, the O&W railroad expanded its operations with the construction of the 55-mile Scranton Division to haul milk and other dairy products from our local farms, block ice from our lakes and ponds and, most importantly, it became a carrier of anthracite coal from the northern Wyoming and Lackawanna Valley coal fields in northeastern Pennsylvania, which is basically the next large valley south of here. Ice was harvested from then "Bone Pond" by hand cutting and hauling it with horses and sleds to a railway spur that extended to or near the southern end of the lake. The legend is that, over 100 years ago, a team of horses assisting with the ice harvest broke through the ice and drowned. Their bones scattered on the bottom of the lake, may have been the source of the Bone Pond name. When the shoreline was later subdivided, the subdivision was called Summit Lake Estates. It's private, but not gated.

Hiking and mountain biking: There's a nice mix of dirt roads and a nearby Rails-to-Trails System on the old O&W Railroad. From the Chalet, it's approximately one mile to the trail, just across Rt 370, at its intersection with Spruce Lake Road. From this point, a two mile hike or bike ride takes you to The Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant, which is a Country Inn B&B with a full service restaurant and large outdoor dining pavilion and bike racks. See trail map at

Rooms open to balconies. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car required


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Lakefront Chalet Pristine Setting Privacy Lots Room
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Lakefront Cabin in a Pristine Setting With Privacy Lots of Room
Lakefront Chalet in a Pristine Setting With Privacy Lots of Room
Lakefront Cabin in a Pristine Setting With Privacy Lots of Room
Lakefront Chalet in a Pristine Setting With Privacy Lots of Room

About this area


Located in Poyntelle, this chalet is in a rural area and on a lake. Elk Mountain Ski Area and Hancock Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Lorain and Endless Mountains. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the chalet's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Lorain - 5 min drive
  • Pleasant Valley Church - 17 min drive
  • Snow Bowl - 26 min drive
  • Lower Tunkhannock - 26 min drive
  • East Slope - 27 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 53 out of 64 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
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4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 64 reviews
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4/5 Good

Great outdoor space, inside needs cleaning
My husband, two young children, and I recently stayed at this cute cabin on the lake with nice, private outdoor space. Unfortunately, the cabin could really use a good deep clean. There were numerous cobwebs, mouse droppings in some of the cabinets, and grease on top of the fridge/in cabinets. The microwave is very small and the pots and pans could use replacing. In the yard, there were numerous cigarette butts and some other trash that I picked up (I assume from the last renters, but still disappointing). The beds are very comfy and plenty of nice towels and linens were provided. The outside space is as I said, private with a nice dock area on the water. The view of the lake from inside the house/deck is gorgeous. There are plenty of boats/kayaks and life vests, which were great to have there for our use! The fire pit area is very nice and set up with chairs, etc. The deck furniture was very nice as well.

5/5 Excellent

We will be back!

5/5 Excellent

Away--out in nature
We enjoyed having the lake right down the hill from the cabin. Ability to walk on quiet area roads. Loved the outdoor fire pit. Winter--was warm enough inside cabin. Looks like it would be fun in the summer, jumping into the lake!

5/5 Excellent

Great get-away spot. Loved the in house fire place.
Great experience from start to finish.

5/5 Excellent

Elk ski weekend
We had a nice stay at Jim's cabin during our 3-day ski weekend at Elk Mountain. The home was as-described and communications were straight forward.