Photo - Laura and Buzz Dutton standing on a cabin porch at Summit Hill Extended Stay Cottages & Suites. (Photo by Carolyn Whitney)
Business offers home away from home
By Carolyn Whitney, Chamber Intern
Summit Hill Cottages & Suites is an extended stay retreat on more than 20 acres located off County Road 504 on Dutton Lane five miles from downtown. It is a beautiful location surrounded by colorful rolling landscapes and sits atop one of the highest points in the county. It is a peaceful location that offers safety, comfort and beautiful views of the country side.
Buzz Dutton and his wife Laura previously owned a bed and breakfast before they decided to open an extended stay business. They were immediately greeted with a booming business, having guests arrive within the first week that stayed at Summit Hill for as long as 14 months.
"Endless phone calls inquiring about staying for long periods of time led us to convert the house we owned just south of town into a suite," Buzz said. "Summit Hill has been thriving ever since."
The suites and cabins are accommodated with a full sized kitchen, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The suites are independent of each other and have lots of storage room. The two bedroom suite is 1400 square feet and rents for $1900 a month while the one bedroom suite is 800 square feet and costs $1600 a month with all utilities included. There is no lease, only direct billing straight to guests or corporations. Pets are welcome with a pet deposit. Summit Hill is always safe and secure so leaving to go home for the weekend can be easy and stress free.
"Walking trails on the property can be used for a peaceful stroll or for spectacular star gazing and enjoying sunsets," Buzz said.
The Duttons live just down the road and can arrive in less than a minute if there are ever any concerns. They have built Summit Hill from the ground up, never having received any outside help. They love what they do and are eager to make their guest's stay and experience the best it can be. Summit Hill is a home away from home.
For more information, go to www.staysummithill.com or call 936-554-4245.