Alpine Lake Homes


Hidden within West Virginia, sits the peaceful and serene setting that is Alpine Lake Resort. Alpine Lake is part of Preston and Garrett Counties area. Terra Alta is a small city with restaurants, bars and recreational areas. Alpine is located within driving distance of such metro areas like Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and Baltimore as well as Morgantown which is home to the West Virginia Mountaineers.

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About Alpine Lake


At present, about 510 families own private residences at Alpine Lake. Of those homes, about 38% serve as full-time residences. Others are occupied on a seasonal or vacation basis and some are rented to visitors by their owners. You can always build your dream home on lots that are for sale in Alpine Lake if you cannot locate a home that fits your needs. The great value of Alpine Lake living is now more widely recognized and interest in new homes is increasing.

Alpine Lake includes about 2,300 separate lots. Lots are privately owned and (occasionally) are listed for resale with various realtors.

Alpine Lake is located in the Portland District of Preston County, West Virginia, northeast of the town of Terra Alta. The Preston County Assessor indicates combined property values within the community have an assessed value exceeding $59 million (for tax purposes). Market value exceeds $99 million (tax year 2014 value). In addition to Preston County property taxes, property owners pay annual assessments to the Association for maintenance and operation of the extensive common facilities. Homeowners also pay utility fees directly to the Alpine Lake Public Utilities Corporation, which operates both waste disposal and water facilities.

Amenities at Alpine Lake Resort include the following:

  • A 150-acre lake stocked with a variety of freshwater fish.
  • A sandy beach and a spacious boathouse (used for meetings, recreation, dances and cookouts) Note: motorized boats are not permitted on the lake – only sailboats and other forms of “man-powered” fishing or recreational boats.
  • A handsome Lodge building which houses:
    • – A Dining Facility capable of seating 250
    • – Lounge and Conference Rooms
    • – Fitness Center and Game Room
    • – Indoor Swimming Pool (Under Construction)
  • Private Community with 24/7 Security
  • Tennis and Basketball Courts
  • 18-Hole Golf Course, Driving Range
  • Miniature-Golf
  • Bocce Courts
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A Board of Directors consisting of seven property owners direct the Alpine Lake Property Owners Association, which governs the community. These directors serve without compensation for terms of three years and are elected (to staggered terms) annually. All property owners in good standing (all assessments paid-up) are entitled to one vote for each lot owned. Day-to-day operation of Alpine Lake is under the supervision of a general manager who is employed by and reports directly to the Board of Directors. Various volunteer committees serve to assist and advise the Board of Directors and management.

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