Alpine Lake Resort

700 West Alpine Drive
Terra Alta, WV 26764


An extraordinary place of natural beauty and serenity, our West Virginia mountain golf resort provides the ideal setting for a weekend get-away, family vacation or your four season vacation or retirement home.

Nestled high in the West Virginia Alleghenies just 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake attractions and 1 hour from Morgantown WV, Alpine Lake Resort is set on 2,000 heavily wooded acres with an award winning 18-hole golf course and a pristine 150 acre lake fed by springs and mountain streams as the resort focal point.


The beach is now open to property owners, guests of property owners, renters and hotel guests at no charge. We regret this amenity is not available to the public due to limited parking, facilities, and beach area.

Swimming is permitted from 30 minutes after sunrise until 30 minutes prior to sundown.

All swimmers are responsible for their own safety.  Parents are responsible for the safety and conduct of their children.  No child under the age of 14 years shall be allowed on the beach unless accompanied by a parent, or designated responsible adult age 18 or older.

Security will be patrolling the West side of the Lake between the Beach and Boathouse to ensure proper use of the beach and other amenities.

Boat Launch Fee: $15 daily (public only)
Passes can be purchased at the Front Desk of the Lodge

Cross Country Skiing


Alpine Lake is the crown jewel of the Alpine Lake Resort Community.  You can enjoy its beauty from the shore or on the water.

In addition to its natural beauty, this 150-acre Lake is a thriving fishery that offers recreational opportunities to anglers of every age and skill level.   The fish population includes:  Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and Bluegills.  Every spring the Lake Management Committee (a community-based advisory group) oversees stocking. In recent years the focus has been on Rainbow Trout, and the stocking plan has included a few large “brooder” trout (see image below).

Fishing is a free amenity for all property owners, employees (of Alpine Lake Property Owners Association, and Alpine Lake Public Utility Commission), renters, and guests staying at the Alpine Lake Hotel.   The general public can also buy a permit to fish.  While a West Virginia Fishing License is not required at this privately owned and managed lake, Alpine Lake’s own fishing regulations must be followed.  These regulations are posted near the boat launch and at the handicap access fishing area.  Please help us maintain the health of this resource by following these regulations.

Boating is another key amenity at Alpine Lake. It is free to Property Owners, employees (of Alpine Lake Property Owners Association, and Alpine Lake Public Utility Commission), renters and motel guests.  The general public can purchase a permit to boat on the Lake. 

Few things in life are as peaceful as an early morning paddle on the perfectly calm lake.  For that matter, boating at any time is a joyful experience.  Whether you are out for an aerobic high-speed paddle, fishing from a boat with a good friend, quietly exploring the shore alone looking for that illusive Green Heron, or casually paddling and chatting with family members, the lake at Alpine can feed your soul. The water quality is pristine and the scene is beautiful in all directions. Please help us maintain this high-value amenity by following the simple boating regulations. These regulations are also posted by the boat launch area. A regulation that is key to maintaining the pristine nature of the Lake is, “No boat may be put into the lake with a gasoline engine on board, even if the engine is not actually used.”

Enjoy Alpine Lake. Admire it from the shore. Explore it by boat. You will be transported to a better place!


Hiking and Biking through Alpine

Alpine Lake boasts more than 17 miles of trails.  Our trails are used for active and passive recreation and exploring. We encourage you to practice trail safety at all times as you enjoy the trails.

Alpine Lake’s trails are natural surface trails are typically narrow (2-4 feet wide) dirt trails. Types of uses associated with these trails are hiking and all-terrain biking.

If there has been recent inclement weather please make sure to use caution.  Heavy rains can create hazardous conditions on trails and adversely impact the integrity of the trails. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Castle Rock Trail—skirts the eastern boundary of Alpine Lake Resort beginning at parking area off Columbine Circle and extending through the woods close to the Maryland state line to Castle Rock and then continuing to the eastern end of Burchinal Road. Approx. 2.3 miles/3.7 Km. Rating: Most Difficult.

Burchinal Trail—begins at parking area on Grosbeak Drive north to Burchinal Road and continues to eastern terminus of Burchinal Road, connecting with Castle Rock Trail. Approx. 1.7 miles/2.7 Km. Rating: Most Difficult.

Matterhorn Trails—also begin at parking area on Grosbeak Drive. Follows Grosbeak Drive to Boblink Drive and proceeds northeast into the several trails following several generally unused, unplowed roads in the eastern areas of the Matterhorn Section of Alpine Lake. Excellent scenic overlook at the Old Firetower peak, the highest point at Alpine Lake resort. Total distance: 4.5 miles/7.2 Km. Rating: Most Difficult.

Lake Side Loop—you may begin at the Alpine Lake Clubhouse, or at parking areas at the Boat House, or along Grosbeak Road. Extends east from the Clubhouse to Bluebell Drive, following Bluebell Drive to East Alpine Drive, to West Alpine Drive south to the Boat House and on to cross the Alpine Lake Dam, through the golf course and back to the Club House. Rating: Easiest. Distance: 2.85 miles/4.6 Km.

Azalea Lane Connector—This is an optional route which leaves the Lake Side Loop and connects to both Burchinal Trail and Matterhorn Trails. Distance: .6 miles/1 Km. Difficulty: More difficult.

Seven Bridges Trail—If you want a bit more of a challenge while traveling the Lake Side Loop, on the eastern side of Alpine Lake you may opt to take this trail which goes closer to the lake, rather than following Bluebell Drive. Rating for this option is More Difficult. Distance: 1 mile/1.6 Km.

Lake View Circle—is a short loop which follows Bluebell Drive for a short distance and drops down closer to the lake, passing through the wooded common area, and re-joining Bluebell Drive near Ivy Court. Rating: Easiest. Distance from Lodge and return: .3 miles/.5 Km.

Novice Loop—Park in the parking area near the tennis courts and take a practice run on this loop, adjacent to the tennis courts. Distance: .33 miles/.5 Km. Difficulty: Easiest.

Western Option: For a longer trail, from the No. 3 green you may venture west for a loop along fairways 16, 15, 12 and 17 and then return to the Lodge. This loop adds a distance of 1.7 miles/2.7 Km.

Indoor Pool

At Alpine Lake Resort, luxury lies around every corner!  The newly finished, beautiful indoor pool is the perfect place to meet up with friends, take the grandkids for an afternoon of fun, or enjoy a soothing swim!  With ample, comfortable seating and table areas, there’s plenty of room to enjoy the afternoon with your friends and family.  The indoor pool at Alpine Lake Resort is located onsite at the main lodge, and is conveniently positioned next to the incredible, scenic view Fitness Center.

Miniature Golf

Tennis Courts

Property owners and guests may enjoy tennis, pickleball, and basketball on our newly renovated courts--although they may find it difficult to concentrate on the game with the spectacular mountain and lake views! Four courts are available for your enjoyment as well as a covered picnic area and horseshoe pits.

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