Guestbook and Guest Reviews


We both concurred on the review sent by my husband, Norman. Looking forward to more visits to your area.

Kathleen H. of West Chester, PA US
Stayed Oct 2018


We had a wonderful time. We loved the view of the lake. We also loved all the decorations in the house. Thank you for letting us stay at the Blough house.

Stacy H. of Crawfordville, Florida US
Stayed Aug 2018


We loved the house. Very well stocked. Very clean. We loved the fire place. Everything about the house was nice and cozy. We are actually thinking about renting again this summer. Janet

Janet K. of Morgantown, WV US
Stayed Apr 2018


We loved this home. It had everything you would need in a kitchen. The place was very clean when we arrived. If we were to come back it would be for this home. Thanks Blough and Clutter for making our trip memorable.

Robert A. of York, PA US
Stayed Sep 2017

Nice view of lake and sunset!

Even though the weather was a little bleak, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blough. We have stayed at other homes in Alpine and found Blough to be clean and inviting. The view was outstanding and even though it was fairly cold, we had a glorious deck day which was really needed. Hated to leave.......

Mike S. of Fairmont, WV US
Stayed Apr 2017

Still the best!

This marks the third year in a row at Blough. Always enjoy the fireplace and the view of the lake. Highly recommended.

Sean M. of Pittsburgh, PA US
Stayed Nov 2016

Charmed by Alpine Lake

This was our first visit to Alpine Lake and we were thoroughly charmed. The Blough was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and everything was in working order. What more could you ask for? The close proximity to the lake was a delight - so nice to enjoy a morning coffee on the deck or an evening drink while looking at the lake. And the outdoor swing was perfect for reading. We are looking forward to our next visit to enjoy the change in the seasons.

John T. of Pittsburgh, PA United States
Stayed Aug 2016

Our recent stay at the Blough house.

Nice stay as always, and that's to Clutter Realty for their professional and courteous service as usual.

George C. of morgantown, W.V. US
Stayed May 2016

Love the Blough!

This is our second time at Blough and I think our 6th time overall at Lake Alpine. We always enjoy ourselves and the pet friendly rental makes it so we can bring our dogs, which is awesome. View of the lake is great and the fireplace going while enjoying a nice beverage makes for a relaxing evening.

Sean M. of Pittsburgh, PA US
Stayed Nov 2015

Excellent, quite lake-view vacation home

As before (this is not our first time), the home was in tip-top shape. There is a wonderful view of the lake, and we enjoyed seeing deer wandering about. The home is nicely appointed and furnished, and all you really need to bring is your own food and clothing. It's a nice, quiet vacation community, and the only sounds that punctuate the quiet - other than nature sounds - are the occasional other vacationers driving to their own cabins.

Scott A. of Alexandria, Virginia US
Stayed Sep 2015

Fun family getaway

We enjoyed the stay very much. It is a wonderful cabin, liked the decorations, liked the decks to sit on, very relaxing, but also did a lot of things there. Everything was clean. Across the street is a great street to ride bikes. We took walks, played miniature and regular golf. We went to the beach. The yard was sloped, but there were other places you can take your yard games. We used the picnic table beside the house several times. The grill was nice. We listened to free live music Friday night. There was a game night Wednesday we didn't know about, I'm sure the granddaughters would have liked that. We hope to be able to go back again sometime.

Janet H. of Mount Clare, WV US
Stayed Jul 2015

Stay at Blough 5/16 - 5/18

We found every to be clean and as expected since we have stayed there at least three other times. We found all items we required were contained in the home and the stay was short but restful. We wish to thank the Bloughs again for allowing dogs since our lab now would vote this as his favorite spot. The only negative item we could point out was the occasional presence of a few isolated large ants inside the home. This did not detract from our stay. 06/01/15 Clutter Realty writes thanks for letting us know, ant problem has been taken care of.

John P. S. of Frederick, MD US
Stayed May 2015


The cabin was very clean, well-stocked and in a beautiful location. We very much enjoyed the location and went into Oakland Saturday for a nice lunch, other than that we cooked in the unit and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the views. Look forward to coming back!

Scott A. of Alexandria, VA US
Stayed Apr 2015

Wonderful Stay...yet again at Alpine

The house was clean and we loved the view! Best we've had at any house or the motel that we've stayed in at Alpine. The circular staircase was a challenge bringing in luggage and for the dogs, we ended up just using the outside entrances. The house has almost all the amenities, but a dish washer would have been nice.

Bryan E. of hampstead, Maryland US
Stayed Nov 2014

Labor Day

The Loughry Family invades Terra Alta and Alpine Lake every Labor Day weekend for its family reunion. Our family, the March's, have stayed in numerous homes over the years. The Blough was on our list of "tops." We always have to find a pet friendly home to stay in for Wally, our Welsh Corgi, and really liked The Blough. We loved the view from the front porch. We felt very comfortable in The Blough Home. Thank you again for providing us the opportunity to relax and enjoy a few days away from Baltimore. Bonnie March

Bonnie M. of Baltimore, MD US
Stayed Aug 2014

Miss Carin Crislip

Hi - This is the second time I've stayed at the Blough house - we come for the Tri-State golf tournament @ Preston CC. The house was very clean, neat - the circular staircase is a bit challenging but we just used outside entrance and all slept upstairs. The house has all the amenties and was very nice. Alpine lodge could you some renovating - pretty outdated! Additionally, they could have better exterior lighting around the properties - us city people aren't used to the pitch darkness

Carin C. of Stow, OH US
Stayed Jun 2014

Great place to stay!!!

We'd been coming to Alpine Lake for a few years now and have stayed at other locations. This is the first stay in Blough and it was awesome. Very cozy and warm, great light. The fireplace was very nice to enjoy in evenings and the kitchen was well stocked for cooking. The spiral staircase between the upstairs and downstairs was a bit challenging (our dogs would not go near it). But, with just the two of us and the dogs, we just stayed upstairs the whole weekend, which was fine by us. The gazebo and deck were very relaxing to sit and look out at the lake. We took the 2.5 mile hike around the lake with the dogs and they loved it. What a great weekend.

Sean M. of Pittsburgh, PA US
Stayed Nov 2013

Warm and Cozy

The Blough's lakeview home was very comfortable and inviting. It was the perfect place to hold my family's early "Thanksgiving" gathering. We found that it had everything we needed and lots of comforts from home: lots of seating, wi-fi, cable & DVD, a variety of kitchen utensils, etc. We hope to return when the weather is warmer to take greater advantage of the view with the beautiful outside living spaces.

Selfia P. of Falls Church, VA US
Stayed Nov 2013


The Blough house meets all requirements for an excellent vacation experience with wi-fi, great TV, fully furnished kitchen with spices etc. and lots of wood for the beautiful fireplace. The driveway is a bit testy on the hill but workable. Gorgeous view of lake.

Robert V. of OCALA, Florida US
Stayed Sep 2013

Alpine Lake-Blough

Everything was in perfect working order when we arrived. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our stay. We want to thank the Bloughs for opening their home and allowing us to stay there. Thank you very much.

David S. of Marietta, Ohio US
Stayed Jul 2013

Review of the Blough/Lake Alpine

Again, we had a wonderful time! I have been coming to Alpine Lake since my children were little (they are now in their late 20's). They learned to ski there (back when you had skiing). We have stayed at many of the rental homes there. We have always found them to be clean and very comfortable. The staff at Clutter have always been very friendly and inviting! We live about 3.5 miles from there. We thought about purchasing a home there, but it's too far. We love coming for the Autumn Glory Festival each year and have also stayed there for Thanksgiving. I have never been there during the Spring or Summer months. Maybe I'll try it this coming year. We are already looking forward to coming back! Our stay is never long enough. On this visit I brought my friend and my mother and her friend. We loved the Blough house, the decor, the porch & the view are wonderful! It was our 3rd or 4th time in the Blough house. We also love At Lake's Edge home. Thank you for allowing others to be able to come and enjoy the lake! God Bless, Susan Weyer

Susan W. of Westminster, MD US
Stayed Oct 2012


We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The weather was fabulous!!! The house was warm & cozy - everything we needed was provided for. Only suggestion at this time would be to install a blind on the upper deck. It is a little too warm to set or eat on the front deck in the afternoon. Just a suggestion. We would rent this house again if we return to the lake :)

John & Bonnie F. of Colora, Maryland US
Stayed Sep 2012


Our stay was very nice and relaxing. The weather was wonderful. No need for A/C last week. We enjoyed walking the seven bridges trail and fishing in the lake. The house was nice and we found everything we needed. Only one criticism -the sinks in the kitchen were not very ergonomically placed. You had to lean over to wash the dishes and it was hard on our lowerbacks. But we dealt with it. Thank you for a nice stress free vacation.

Rachelle A. of Damascus, MD US
Stayed Aug 2012

Review of stay at Blough

The reservation process went smoothly and I rate it very high. The stay at Blough House went well except for the one problem with the washing machine. This seemed to fix itself after I decided to run the spin cycle to get the water out of the clothes so I could take them to a laundramat. After I ran the spin cycle I decided to try the wash cycle again and it worked fine for some reason. All else went very well.

Daniel S. of Sarasota, FL US
Stayed Jul 2012