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2013 Historic Summit Inn Season Recap

Our 2013 season is coming to a close! We had such an amazing season filled with visits from our favorite returning guests, some great new friends, beautiful weddings and stunning sunsets from the Veranda! The Historic Summit Inn’s season started with a nostalgic goodbye to our Olympic size steel swimming pool. We worked on the new pool all season and were disappointed that due to unforeseen weather and a couple other complications we weren’t able to open the new pool in 2013. However, we are very excited to finish the new outdoor pool and pool house next season!

One of the highlights of the 2013 season was when we were honored with some amazing community choice awards for best Wedding Venue and Most Romantic Restaurant. We will work hard to earn our neighbors votes again next year! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need a venue or awesome establishment to celebrate your special day, party or reunion.

During the last few weeks of October we hosted the “Treehouse Master” Pete Nelson, and his crew while they built an amazing Treehouse to add a unique new venue to our property. Look for the release of this new episode of Treehouse Masters to air on Animal Planet sometime in early January. We will keep you updated here and on facebook for future announcements on when this special episode of Treehouse Masters will air. If you want a sneak peak, take a look at this small post.

Thanks again to all of our guests and amazing staff for an incredible 2013 season! See you again in April, 2014 :)



  1. Ed Doherty, January 12, 2014
    What are your rates for the treehouse? Thank you. Reply
  2. Christine Andrews, January 18, 2014
    Our family and friends love your Mothers Day buffet. We have been to every Mothers Day buffet that you have had since it started. Why don't you have an Easter Buffet ? Or how about a Fathers Day Buffett ? I'm sure both would be well attended. Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, February 28, 2014
      We're so glad to hear that your family enjoys the Mother's Day Buffet every year! We really appreciate our returning guests. Thank you for your suggestions! Reply
      • Judith, May 4, 2014
        I can't find anything about Mother's Day on your website? Reply
        • Amanda Leskinen, May 8, 2014
          If you have any questions about the Mother's Day Brunch please call 724-438-8594 and we would be glad to assist you. Reply
  3. Paul Schaffer, January 18, 2014
    My wife and I are definitely going to try to arrange some time to visit the Inn in 2014. Loved the Treehouse. Reply
  4. justin himlin, January 18, 2014
    Moved from Johnstown PA to Vail CO 14 yrs ago. Watching Treehouse masters I noticed Farmington build, near OhioPyle. Your on my list this summer for our east coast vacation. Everything looks awesome. Hope to see ya in May/June. Any discounts or heads up on good weekend please email me at Or jhimlin@vailresorts. Reply
  5. justin himlin, January 18, 2014
    Moved from Johnstown PA to Vail CO 14 yrs ago. Watching Treehouse masters I noticed Farmington build, near OhioPyle. Your on my list this summer for our east coast vacation. Everything looks awesome. Hope to see ya in May/June. Any discounts or heads up on good weekend please email me at Or jhimlin@vailresorts. Thanks Reply
  6. Wilma westgate, January 18, 2014
    watched the tree house master last night on animal planet-Friday January 17 th. it was amazing! ma ma bear did a great job! Reply
  7. Heather, January 18, 2014
    My husband and I just saw the episode with your tree house... It looks amazing. He then went on your website and now I am trying to get him to vacation at your Inn :). We live in CT so just a drive away. Hopefully I can convince him. Reply
  8. Bill and Carla Parris, January 19, 2014
    We're watching the "Treehouse Master" and discovered your Summit Inn. Would love to visit you in 2014. Reply
  9. Alice, January 19, 2014
    How much is a double room for one? How far away are you from Warren, PA? Saw your inn on the show about the Treehouse....would love to see pictures of the rooms. And when do you get to see all the bears????? Thank you, Alice Reply
  10. David E Roberts, January 19, 2014
    Wow!!!! I was watching "tree house masters" and seen the great episode of your Summit Inn. Your Inn looks absolutely amazing and I hope to visit there in 2014. Reply
  11. Richard, January 20, 2014
    Remind me never to ride in your golf cart when Kristi is driving...heehee. Saw the show and y'all have a beautiful place and will look forward to visiting sometime in the future. God's Blessings... Richard Reply
  12. Jackie, January 22, 2014
    Just watched the Treehouse Master and the "house" is great. Reply
  13. Becky Lemmon, January 22, 2014
    I am watching the episode of Treehouse Master that has your treehouse being built right now. Such a beautiful addition to your property! We might have to visit someday. Reply
  14. Karen ONeill, January 24, 2014
    I just saw the tree house episode and I want to come see it! That was a great advertisement/investment for your beautiful hotel. Reply
  15. scott k. williams, January 24, 2014
    Hello, I just now watched the treehouse masters show its amazing the job that was done. Kristie and Amanda seem like very inviting people the inn looks amazing and I will be coming for a visit in 2014, I'm just outside Buffalo so this will be a nice weekend destination. see ya soon. Scott k. Williams Reply
  16. Phyllis Osborn, January 26, 2014
    Just saw Treehouse Masters (which I love) and saw your awesome Inn. I live in the Mountains of North Carolina where we have a lot of black bears also. We love taking trips to Lancaster PA in the fall, and thinking about heading west to Farmington. Hope to be in contact with you later on. Best wishes ... Phyllis Osborn Reply
  17. Johnson family, January 26, 2014
    Just watched Treehouse Masters with your episode, which lead me to look up your resort. Beautiful. Not too far from us in Morgantown so hoping to come for a stay and see it all in person. Reply
  18. jimmy duncanson, January 26, 2014
    hello what is the starting rent for the tree house? Reply
  19. Bill Stupski, February 2, 2014
    Saw the treehouse Pete built on your property - it looks awesome. Any plans to book the treehouse for nightly stays? Best regards, Bill Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, February 28, 2014
      Thank you for your interest. The Treehouse wasn't built for overnight stays but if you are a guest of the hotel you will be able to join the nightly tour of the treehouse. Call 724-438-8594 for more details! Reply
  20. Beverly Long, February 3, 2014
    When do you open for the 2014 season? My husband and I live in Akron Ohio and we travel to Virginia a lot and would welcome the opportunity to stay a few nights in this gorgeous B&B. Thanks so much for your reply, Bev Long Reply
  21. Amy, February 9, 2014
    want to know more about the treehouse Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, February 28, 2014
      We open at the end of April check our facebook page for specials and details! Reply
  22. todd hill, February 21, 2014
    I just watched your episode this evening with my kids and we are very excited to come visit. It's it possible to see the tree house? Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, February 28, 2014
      We would love to have you bring your family to visit! We will offer regular tours of the treehouse to hotel guests. Reply
  23. John, March 10, 2014
    My wife & I found out about The Summit Inn by watching 'Tree house Masters' as they built your fabulous tree house. We are planning on visiting this year. Love what we see on your website also! Reply
  24. John, March 19, 2014
    We are interested in having an event at the tree house if you decide to do such things and it would work for our family. Please let us know what you have planned. Thanks. Jc Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, April 7, 2014
      We're so happy you are interested in the Treehouse! We have had such a positive response from our guests! We are offering free tours of the treehouse every day after we open on April 25th. At this moment we are keeping the treehouse available for tours daily to accommodate as many guests as possible. Reply
  25. Jackie Yinger, March 22, 2014
    My husband would like to know if a visit to the Summit Inn would be a good place to be able to photograph the Black Bears? He loves photographing wildlife and and is looking for a good place to possibly be able to get a photograph of a black bear in the wild. Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, April 7, 2014
      The bears are very unpredictable and stay away from humans for the most part. We have seen many on hidden cameras but don't tend to see them in person. Reply
  26. adrian, April 25, 2014
    hello, im watching treehouse masters from mornington, victoria, australia. i am sitting here with my wife and kids and we all think your treehouse is amazing and fantastic. i want to take my family to see it one day. i have a mate who lives in canada so when we go and see him in 2015, we are coming to see your resort. love it!! adrian and family. cheers. viva farmington!! Reply
  27. Don Martello & Ellie Sero, April 29, 2014
    Hi Excellent Summit Inn Tenacious & Dedicated Owners & Excellent Chef & Staff Team: I had my 2014 (delayed) Valentines' Day Present visit from my dear spouse Ellie this past Sun-Mon April 27-28, 2014. As we have experienced over the past decade or so, the Summit Inn is a Jewel of a destination in SW PA. We have spent many weekends over time with dear friends & family at your Excellent 'Inn'; have enjoyed many 1st Class 5 Star meals (Much better Quality, Presentation, Price, and Excellent Staff Attentiveness to Guests than the present available fare in Pittsburgh, London, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, and many other major national / international metro cities). Your Crab Cakes 'Kicked Butt' - Excellent!!!, and are much better than those served from any other venue in my pallet experience from Boston - Baltimore - Pittsburgh (The Original Oyster House in Market Square). You should be Very Proud of your Customer Service Accomplishments. We hope that your present and future revenue $ flow is sufficient to sustain, support, and enhance all of your team / family efforts into the future to keep the Historic Summit Inn a viable SW-PA destination venue!!! What Ellie & Don Really Love about the Summit Inn, is the Staff''s Care to Detail, and accommodating their guests' needs / requests. What we also love about the Summit Inn is the opportunity to 'step back in time' to a more slow paced & relaxing, non commercial & Historic environment, that the corporate chain hotels can never match. We had an excellent hour long relaxing swim / physical therapy exercise session in your indoor heated pool; had 5 star dinner and breakfast meals in your restaurant; Enjoyed sitting and relaxing in front of the 100+ year old warm and Grand Stone Fireplaces in your beautifully Frank Lloyd Wright - Mission style furnished & lighted Lobby and Dining Room areas. We both enjoyed quiet reading, playing cards, and enjoying each others' company in a serene & comfortable historic venue. We also noted that the Summit Inn has combined the best of the past with the best of the present & future. You have 21st century Wireless Internet, Cable TV, all en-suite 'loo-bathrooms', etc. We enjoyed visiting your new tree-house addition (that we watched the tree-house master construction on animal planet). We are Very Happy that you have committed (my guess ~$3/4 M to $1 M) into the new outside heated pool & Hot Tub replacement project. We are looking forward to spending time at the Summit Inn in the future to enjoy these new accommodations, and being pampered by all of your Excellent Staff Team Family!!! You folks are the greatest!!! Sincerely, Don Martello & Ellie Sero Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, May 8, 2014
      We enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again soon! Reply
  28. Francisca, April 29, 2014
    Watching Tree House Masters from The Netherlands on Discovery Channel. Your tree house looks amazing! Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, May 8, 2014
      Awesome! Glad you are enjoying the show! Reply
  29. Cathy, May 30, 2014
    Is Summt Inn for adults only, or are children welcome? We are considering family trip after our boys saw Treehouse Masters! Thanks! Reply
    • Amanda Leskinen, June 22, 2014
      The Summit welcomes families! We have tons of activities on property and locally for children! Reply
  30. Tim Clark, June 4, 2014
    Hello, i just watched a replay of Treehouse Masters & as always Pete created a masterpiece! Kristi & Amanda you both had great chemistry with Pete you should be regulars on the show!! I would love to come & stay at your inn it looks amazing! Congrats on your treehouse! Reply
  31. Sharon Calabrese, June 16, 2014
    My husband & I celebrated our 20 year anniversary at Summit Inn this past weekend. Beautiful scenery and great hospitality. We toured the Tree House and were amazed at how beautiful it was. Truly a work of art! I hope Pete Nelson the Tree House Master builds another one at the Summit. Reply
  32. Cindy Chastel, June 23, 2014
    Me, my husband Mike, and my seven year old granddaughter Remmie are great fans of Treehouse Masters, never missing an episode. We watched with excitement as the tree house was built at the Summit Inn, knowing we pass by there every time we head up to our cabin. On the way home from our cabin this weekend, we stopped to see if we could take a look, and by chance they were just beginning a tour. Imagine the look on my granddaughers face when she got to see it for herself! Simply beautiful! Love the bear cam and the view is amazing. Needless to say, my husband is now instructed to build a tree house in our back yard! We are hoping for another build at the Summit and another tour! Reply


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Summit Inn Resort
101 Skyline Drive
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