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 https://www.traillink.com/trail/ow-trail---pa/