We’ve all heard the term “staycation,” but most people, especially us Albertans, might not consider “staycations” as getaways during the colder, much more bitter months of the year. Even perhaps in summer, the term staycation might have an unusual ring to it, but when it simply isn’t feasible to fly off each year for a beach side vacation, us prairie folk have to find ways to get resourceful. When we think vacation, we often associate the word with beaches, sailing, boating, golfing, tennis, maybe even ice cream springs to mind. What if these kinds of amenities were available close to home? What if a first class, family oriented, waterfront resort existed just a two-hour drive from Edmonton or an hour and fifteen commute from Calgary? Lucky for us, the absolutely gorgeous Glennifer Lake Resort does in fact exist and might be our answer to a “staycation!” If this isn’t reason enough, here are a few more motivations to choose Glennifer Lake as the site of your next adventure.
Let’s face it; plane rides are cramped, uncomfortable, and if you’re truly blessed, the person next to you had something rather garlicky for lunch and you get to spend the next several hours enjoying this. Not to mention that flights are becoming increasingly more expensive and dealing with the hassle of an airport can be a nightmare, especially with young children. Skipping the airport without sacrificing your beach time sounds too good to be true, but Glennifer Lake boasts 5,000 feet of beautiful shoreline and with the temperatures being as gloriously hot as they have been for the past several weeks, that 5,000 feet of beach is the perfect place to kick off your sandals and get your tan on. And the best part about it is you can skip the entire plane ride!
Besides saving on flights, the resort itself is a much more cost effective way to enjoy a handful of vacation days, or even several weeks of leisure time. Taking away the rather expensive cost and hours spent on travel leaves more wiggle room to book longer “staycations” with your family, and who doesn’t appreciate more quality time with our loved ones? The properties available to rent with Paradise Realty are well kept and many of them back onto the full length, 9-hole golf course and several rental properties are even beachfront!
If the 3,300-yard 9-hole golf course, which meanders through the entire property, didn’t catch your eye, perhaps the tennis and basketball courts will! Beach volleyball is also a resort favourite and numerous social events are held in the community, including BBQs, beach parties and an annual golf tournament. Perhaps water sports are more your thing and Glennifer Lake is the perfect place to play as there is much less traffic on the water as opposed to other lakes in Alberta. Boating and sailing are popular activities and several boating slips are available for rent. And if all this still doesn’t seem quite enticing enough, the General Store on the property has a wide variety of ice cream to choose from when the warm weather calls for cold treats.
If a “staycation” is something you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to, maybe Glennifer Lake Resort can welcome you to a home away from home that allows you to cut the vacation travel time, but not the vacation feel. With so many different activities to choose from, be it boating in the late afternoon with your kids, or lounging by the pool with your girlfriend, book a staycation with Glennifer Lake and experience first class relaxation in Alberta. What are you waiting for?