Guestbook and Guest Reviews

Great stay at the Escape

All around this place exceeded in everything a person could ask for. The place is exceptional and definitely taken care of. I would highly recommend this to anyone, but just not the same week we need it ??. Thank you to the owners.

Robert E. of York, PA US
Stayed Nov 2018

Our stay at The Escape

This has been our 10th year coming back to Alpine for vacation, have been there summer and winter and we enjoy ourselves every time. The Eacape was no different, we stayed at this house once before and was very enjoyable. In fact will be booking our winter trip shortly, just hope this time round it isn’t 5 degrees like it was last New Years. Thanks again Danny Taylor

Daniel T. of Centreville, Maryland US
Stayed Aug 2018

The Escape

Alpine Lake was very beautiful. We took our three grandchildren to spend some time with them. It rained nearly the whole time but was able to enjoy seeing the deer and swimming in the indoor pool. We would love to come back when the weather is better.

Susan F. of Fredericksburg, VA US
Stayed Aug 2018

The escape

Amazing home, we truly enjoyed our stay. I would definitely consider updating the bed in master bed room, Very uncomfortable. Overall we were very pleased.

Mindy P. of Charles city, Va US
Stayed Jul 2018

The Escape 1/24-28

We had a wonderful time celebrating my 61st birthday with family. I have sent comments directly to Clutter about the house. Thoroughly enjoyed the rustic look.

Kenneth S. of Columbia, Maryland US
Stayed Jan 2018

A Really Great Escape!

An outstanding experience... We vacationed 9 days at the "The Escape" with our four grandchildren and they had a wonderful time. They loved the "wilderness-like" setting with deer grazing everywhere, the lake beach, the indoor pool at the lodge, the Alpine Lake trails, the Swallow Fall State Park, and sleeping at night in mid-August without an AC - we drove up from central Florida. The staff at the lodge, the neighbors, and the Clutter Reality property management folks were all friendly, responsive and very helpful. Recommended Enhancements: We were too busy to use the satellite TV, but internet access would have been nice so the grandchildren could stay in touch with their parents.

Steve M. of Satellite Beach, FL US
Stayed Aug 2017

The Escape was great!

We all enjoyed our stay at the Escape. Everything was available to us for use, the cabin was very comfortable, and we loved the deer that visited us (especially the little fawn with her Mom)! I will try to remember this place for the next stay! of the windows in bunk bed room we couldn't lock. Afraid someone could easily open it and break into the cabin. Please check that out. Thank you very much!

Carolyn L. of Scott Depot, WV US
Stayed May 2017

Great family get away spot

We had a wonderful weekend at the escape. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay. It looks like a winter wonderland in West Virginia, a beautiful log cabin and snow covered woods where ever you looked. We took the kids to wisp one day which was a quick drive from the cabin. We all enjoyed tubing there. There were plenty of games and toys in the cabin to keep them entertained without their electronics. This really is perfect for a family getaway. I highly recommend it.

Anne S. of Owings, MD US
Stayed Jan 2017

The Escape

The house was beautiful. Other than a few cobwebs it was very clean and up to date. The futon was not the most comfortable but after throwing an air mattress on top it worked for our younger occupants. Having a fully stocked kitchen made meal prep a breeze. The area was peaceful and the resort offered activities for everyone.

Amy D. of Julian, PA US
Stayed Aug 2016

Great Escape!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Escape. It was cozy, clean and had a great ambiance about it! There was plenty of wildlife for the kids to see and only 5 minutes from the beach on the lake. We had a great time and would happily come again! Ed

Edward S. of Herndon, VA US
Stayed Jun 2016


We were very impressed with The Escape! The place spacious, up-to-date and very clean! My kids loved it, especially all the toys and tv area for them. If we ever come back to Alpine, this is the house we would rent again!

Samantha B. of Adamstown, MD US
Stayed Jun 2016

Review of The Escape

We were very satisfied with our stay at The Escape. We had two 11 year old boys with us and they really enjoyed the loft. The kitchen was well stocked and the bedrooms were nice. 2 1/2 baths was nice also. A couple additions that would have helped us would have been: 1. Some hooks in the master bedroom to hang up clothes since the closet was apparently the owner's closet and was locked. (2) a grab bar in the shower in at least the master bedroom. (3) a small TV downstairs would have been a nice touch for the adults. WIFI would have been nice but we can survive without that. Overall the cabin was beautiful. We even saw a bear who somehow managed to get into our trash can! We definitely would stay in this cabin again.

Don & Shirley C. of Bloomington, IN US
Stayed May 2016

Awesome Experience

Had an awesome experience with friends. Is a beautiful cabin situated on a great lot. The lake is within walking distance. In addition to any needed amenities, stores or day/evening activities are all within only a fifteen minute drive to Oakland, Maryland. Would definitely recommend in addition to planning on returning for a future get away.

Gary A. of Merritt Island, FL US
Stayed Mar 2016

Valentine Escape

We had a great time! The place was very cozy, one of our most favorite that we have stayed in at Alpine yet. We will definitely be staying here again!

Spencer F. of Morgantown, West Virginia US
Stayed Feb 2016

Stay at the Escape

We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. The size was perfect and the location was so beautiful.

Ryan K. of Moon Township, PA US
Stayed Nov 2015

Very Nice

Overall The Escape was a delight to stay in. I loved having 3 bedrooms and 2&1/2 bathrooms. The kitchen was awesome! Having a nice washer and dryer set was such a plus. However, it would've been nice to have a TV downstairs, less personal items in the home (ex. Books, paper shredder, fax machine), stairs at the back door, and air conditioning. Obviously I don't and won't get what I want 100% of the time! Very much worth the money spent. It was a delightful cabin.

Sarah F. of Baltimore, MD US
Stayed Jul 2015

The Escape

Very nice home with many nice features. Was concerned at first due to not having AC, but truly wasn't needed with the shady trees surrounding the home. Nice and peaceful location. Beds were pleasant to sleep on. I would suggest that maybe a TV in the master room would be nice so the kids and parents can have their own set up, but then again it's nice to take a break from the tube when on vacation. Everything was clean and we would highly recommend to others to stay at the Escape. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Leslie B. of Westminster, MD US
Stayed Jul 2015