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Don & Jen Colbert

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Enjoy the WV mountains, golf, hiking, fishing and new Alpine Lake resort pool.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Terra Alta House Rental Photos and Description

Large Chalet in a private gated resort in the WV mountains near Deep Creek

Discover for yourself relaxing in Chalet III in the West Virginia Alleghenies resort community of Alpine Lake... a secure award-winning community on 2,000 heavily wooded acres with a fish stocked 150-acre lake...all at 2,800' elevation. Just 18 miles from Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort. Guests do not need a permit to fish on the resort's Alpine Lake. The chalet is close to lodge and is located next to golf course by the second fairway. Guests may use all the resort amenities. Nearby white water rafting on the Cheat River with Cheat River Outfitters.

During the winter months a groomed cross country ski trail awaits you as the golf course has been transformed. The trail passes behind the house on the second fairway.

The resort's 18-hole Alpine Lake golf course was chosen by Golf Traveler magazine as being a top-50 'scenic & friendly' destination in the U.S.

Chalet III was completely renovated in 2012, with new flooring, appliances, four fireplaces, an expansive gathering area on top floor with vaulted ceiling, skylights and a wet bar. Decks are on all sides of the chalet. Each bedroom has a private bath.

Extras: 4 person sauna, 4 fireplaces (2 wood burning/2 gas), fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer, flat screen TVs, DVD, gas grill, rainfall shower, instant hot water, wet bar, reading nook with book collection, deck furniture, hammock, patio heater, game table, pool table, Pack N Play, and ironing board. Cable TV and DSL Wireless Internet. Other than the use of the gas grill, all outside burning is prohibited.

Check in time is 4 PM & check out time is 11 AM.

Minimum age requirement to rent is 25.

Alpine Lake is a resort where you can get away from it all, relax and enjoy the resort amenities. Check them out at

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don & Jen Colbert (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Don & Jen Colbert

We lived in Maryland for many years and enjoy vacationing in West Virginia. Alpine Lake is a resort where you can get away from it all, relax and enjoy the resort amenities such as the beautiful golf course.

Don & Jen Colbert purchased this house in 2007

What makes this house unique

Renters are free to use all resort amenities to include the gym, tennis courts, pool, golf course, miniature golf, swimming beach at lake and the Alpine Lake club house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jennifer,

We had a great time this weekend at your Alpine Lake Chalet! What a beautiful place and it is so peaceful. The kids made use of the tennis courts, basketball, and the game room at the lodge. We had a picnic at the beach and the younger ones enjoyed the water and sand. We all did a little fishing, hiking and enjoyed the pool table and games at your place. The guys played a round of golf. It was just so enjoyable sitting on the deck and watching the golfers go by. Thank you for providing us with such a nice place to get away for the weekend!

My Best,

Aug 2015
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Enjoy the WV mountains, golf, hiking, fishing and new Alpine Lake resort pool.
average rating of 4.230769 based on 14 reviews

Spacious home, family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 adults and 1 infant thoroughly enjoyed our week long summer stay at this property. There was plenty of space for all of us to hang out. As the weather was beautiful all week, we spent as much time on the shaded, breezy deck overlooking the golf course as anywhere else in the home. The living room area was also well used by us. We ate all our meals at home, with the exception of one meal at Deep Creek. The kitchen is well supplied with pots, pans and dishes. The oven is excellent. We are a pretty flexible group and made the most of a couple of minor short-comings, such as the location of the fridge and a mattress that was rather uncomfortable. As we were there for what was probably the sunniest and warmest week of the summer, we could have done with a couple extra window fans.

There is a library in the home with a good assortment of fiction and non-fiction. Although we didn't use any of the board games supplied, there is a nice range offered.

Jen and Don responded quickly to our emails and concerns. A maintenance man came to help with one or two small items that needed attention. One was not immediately resolvable, but the other was well addressed.

The beach at Alpine Lake is clean, safe and a real amenity. We swam there every day. We also loved the nearby hike to Swallow Falls. Some of us went there three times!

Kayaks/boats are no longer available for hire. One of our group brought a double kayak, which was wonderfully used for fishing and relaxing.

The golf course is challenging, but certainly handy and well groomed. The golfers amongst us were delighted with the course, if not their scores!

Shopping for groceries is a bit of a process. We came well supplied for the week, and were glad we did. Terre Alta is the closest location for food, but both the Dollar General and Shop and Save could hardly be considered gourmet grocery stores. Butter, milk etc are available there.

The neighbors live there year round and are helpful and friendly.

We would recommend this property and location for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your family vacation in our home and hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Don & Jen
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Golf Weekend

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back each year! We're happy to hear you enjoy our home. Jen & Don
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Thank you

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for opening your home to us. Everyone pulled me aside at one point during our stay and thanked me for finding such an "amazing home" to enjoy our time in WV. Everything worked out perfectly. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our home. We take a lot of pride in it and like to hear when families have enjoyed their stay. Jen & Don
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House not ready to be rented - health issues

  • 1 of 5

While the booking process and checkin process was smooth, once we got to the house we found this:

- house was unfinished and seemed like it's in the middle of renovations with various closet/ storage doors not being able to close, unfinished paint, and lose wood on most doors

- OLD FURNITURE - cloth and suede sofas that accumulated dust from ages.

- Cleanliness not up to par - spider webs in most rooms roofs and floor corners. Kids were not able to sleep even after cleaning them myself. We told owners, they sent cleaning lady who came and said we can't clean until you leave.

- Old linens and pillows - dirty linens and old pillows. Not comfortable

- worn out mattresses - while a couple mattresses were bearable, rest were like sleeping on box spring

- overall lighting dim

- no blinds except in rooms

- No AC only heat. And humidifiers don't help

- Damp and mold smell on basement. And again humidifiers not helping

- no community pool as it was under construction

- the overall layout of the visit is a little maze-like. Not open model as you may interpret from pictures.

Overall If owner cleaned house linens spider webs and took care of dampness and mold, even then his should should br rented with care.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We tried our best to accommodate you during your stay. We even sent out the cleaning staff to take care of your requests immediately. Prior to renting homes in the future, please read what is offered in the VRBO advertisement so you are not disappointed. We don't have any health issues and find that comment slanderous. - The home was fully renovated 4 years ago, in damp weather in the woods of West Virginia, sometimes doors stick. - All our furniture was purchased new 3 years ago. - We sent our cleaning staff to address your needs. When we spoke on the phone you said they had. - The one spider web you pointed out to the cleaning staff was taken care of in your presence. - We have reviewed the linens and pillows and replaced those that were worn. - The mattresses are only 3 years old. Some are firm, as that is how we like them. - I have no response for your concern over dim lighting, we think it is fine. - That is correct, we have no blinds, except for in the bedrooms. There is no need for them. We can’t see the neighbors and prefer to look out through the large widows at nature. - We don’t have AC and do not advertise that we do. - Two humidifiers in the basement take the dampness out of the air. However on a rainy weekend, like the one you had, this home in the woods can feel damp. - We do not advertise a community pool. There is a roped off/life guarded swimming area at the lake. - If you look at the floor plans, you will see our home is an open concept.
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morgantown wv

health issues

  • 1 of 5

This house is in a great location and has excellent social space (great room, deck, etc). We thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the house. However, the basement poses health risks. Mold was evident throughout. The room with the bunkbeds had no windows and no air flow (i.e. no A/C). The smell of mold was so strong that our family moved all the beds into the main basement room to sleep where there were windows. In addition, three of the bunk "beds" are actually box springs, so in effect, one of the bedrooms was entirely useless. The other bedrooms/bathrooms in the basement also had a strong musty smell and mold was present. Be advised if you plan to rent this house during the warmer/wetter months.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have gone through the home to ensure mold is not present and thoroughly re-cleaned just in case. We have replaced the bed and lamp that your guests broke.
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Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for president's day weekend and it was the perfect chalet for a group of 15 friends to spend the holiday together. Some of us went skiing at Wisp, only 18 miles away, while some of us enjoyed the cross country skiing available right at Alpine Lake resort. The chalet was well furnished and equipped to house all 15 of us. We fit everyone in the living room to watch a movie and we had enough chairs in the dining room for meals together. It was beautiful decorated and extremely well kept - you could also tell everything was also very recently refurbished, which was a plus.

The chalet is at a bottom of a hill and caused us some problems when it had snowed - I'd recommend driving a car with all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Morgantown WV
Nearest Barpub
Alpine Lake Resort Lodge
Nearest Golf
Alpine Lake Resort
Nearest Restaurant
Alpine Lake Resort Lodge
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Wisp Resort
Nearest Beach
Alpine Lake Resort
Car: necessary

The chalet is located in Alpine Lake Resort near Terra Alta, West Virginia. Guests enjoy full resort amenities. 18 miles from Wisp and Deep Creek.


Rates & Availability

Terra Alta House Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

You must be 25 years of age to rent the property. If you can not show a valid government i.d. with your age at check in your reservation will be cancelled and you will forfeit 100% of your rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Terra Alta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5436 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , Rain shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom in Bedroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom in Bedroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom in Bedroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Property owners and guests may enjoy Alpine Lake Resort lake beach and boat house access, tennis, pickleball, indoor pool, miniature golf, fitness center, and basketball on our newly renovated courts however, they may find it difficult to concentrate on the game with the spectacular mountain and lake views. Four tennis courts are available for your enjoyment as well as a covered picnic area and horseshoe pits.

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