A Vacation Property vs. A Seasonal Camping Lot in Alberta

Vacation Property or Seasonal Camping Lot Alberta

If you love the outdoors and spending time with the fresh air and the sky, it’s not surprising if you’ve been researching vacation homes or even seasonal camping lots across the province. But what’s the benefit to either choice when looking to purchase in Alberta? We’ve compiled a pros and cons list of a vacation property vs. a seasonal camping lot in Alberta to help you decide what works best for you and your family!

 

Vacation Property

  • You have an additional property to manage and rent if you choose, meaning you’ll be taking care of another set of utilities, property taxes, etc
  • There’s always a place for you to take the kids for a weekend
  • It’s easier to host a girls weekend, a bachelor party, or a fishing trip, if you’ve purchased lake property
  • With a vacation property, you have the potential for a retirement home
  • Depending on the location of your property, it can become inaccessible in winter or you’ll need to invest in snow clearing
  • Owning a vacation home in the province makes it easier to access and frequent for getaways from the bustle of Edmonton or Calgary

 

Seasonal Camping Lot

  • Ideal for those that love the allure of camping
  • You won’t have to wait for an available campsite or book in advance, there’s always a spot available to you
  • It isn’t as costly as maintaining another property 
  • Perfect for those looking to park their rig without having to rent the space
  • Depending on where you look in Alberta, the prices can vary considerably 
  • You may have to invest in amenities 
  • Taxes and fees are either annual or monthly and can also vary greatly
  • Some purchase for year-round living while others use it as a vacation home
  • It’s easy to get away from the city, even for just a night, if your lot is close

 

It all depends on your personal preference and what you’re looking for out of your home away from home. Depending on what you’re willing to spend, you are sure to find something that will fit with your dream. Here at Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club, we’ve got both vacation properties and seasonal camping lots available for sale or rent. If you’re not quite sure you’re ready to purchase, come on down anyway and rent one of our gorgeous rental properties to experience Gleniffer Lake yourself.