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Gleniffer Lake is an Ideal Alternative to Traditional Camping Options

We all crave an escape from our hectic lives and we all want a place to relax and unwind without having to be bombarded with city noises like sirens and traffic. That’s why so many Albertans are avid campers, glampers and RVers. But what if you’re not as enticed by the allure of traditional camping anymore? If you’re seeking the escape and tranquillity of nature but want to ditch the tent, have you thought about coming to stay with us at Gleniffer Lake Resort?

 

Camping is the perfect way to detach from society and just be in the presence of nature, to spend some uninterrupted time with trees and birds and flowing water. But the actual act of camping isn’t for everyone, we’re quite particular to sleeping in a bed rather than a tent. Try camping in comfort with us by renting one of our adorable little trailers or perhaps you enjoy a bit more space with a full house to access! Either way, we’ve got a place for you to stay with us!

 

Another upside to staying with us is full access to all our amenities! If you love golfing as much as we do, come try our challenging 9-hole course, along with putting greens and Par3 pitch. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like cooking after a day of golf, The Landing has you covered! The menu doesn’t skimp on taste and the view of the lake makes it a perfect spot to sit back and enjoy. When you’re finished with your meal, you can access the games room or take a dip in the hot tub. We also have indoor and outdoor heated pools for you to relax and soak up some sunshine or perhaps count the shooting stars once evening settles in. In addition to pools and a hot tub, the community center also boasts showers and a fitness facility so you never have to miss a workout. We also have a General Store onsite for when the grandkids need a snack or when you just need some Foothills Ice Cream! 

 

What brings everyone back time and again is the crystal clear waters of Gleniffer Lake, the perfect spot for sandcastle competitions and lazy days on the sailboat. With nearly 5,000 feet of pristine sandy shoreline, there will always be room for you and your family to set up for a beach day. Our waters are clean, clear and ready for you to dive right in!

 

Enjoying nature doesn’t have to mean backcountry camping trips with only what you can carry. Come experience the peace and quiet in comfort, plan your summer getaway today in one of our gorgeous rental properties. We can’t wait to have you! 

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Financial Benefits of Owning a Vacation Home on a Lake

If you’re in the market for a new vacation home, or at least somewhere you can put up your feet next to nature and not have to worry about the hubbub of the urban jungle, have you thought about purchasing property near a lake? Not only is it a truly beautiful experience to wake up to the sounds of gentle water against shore, but purchasing a lake house nearer to home, as opposed to a tropical vacation property, can come with financial benefits. Here’s why it pays to have a lakehouse as your second home! 

 

Lakefront Property is a Wise Investment Choice

The reason being is that there’s a limited amount of lakes and therefore a limited amount of property to choose from, making lakeside property that much more idealistic. Choosing a second home near or even beachfront to a lake is not only an investment, but it’s the perfect getaway for you and your family whenever you need some time to recharge. You can turn a profit on a lake house if you’re the kind of person who enjoys DIY projects and flipping homes or you can invest in your lakefront home by remodelling and renovating, building equity as you build your dream lake house. Buying can be cheaper than renting, especially if you plan to make this lakeside home a staple in your life as well as your kid’s and grandkid’s lives. 

 

You Can Rent It!

Speaking of renting, while you’re not vacationing at the lake house yourself, there’s always the option to rent it out to folks for a week’s vacation, or even just a few weekends a year. This residual income can help pay for the cost of upkeep for your second home and can even help with renovation costs. A lakeside property will be in high demand among renters and can   Only rent if it’s something you’re passionate about, however, as renting isn’t for the faint of heart! 

 

It Can Become Your Retirement Home

Investing in a second home, particularly one with an incredible view, is the perfect way to invest in your retirement. A vacation home on the lake is ideal as a summer property, especially for snowbirds that love to chase the heat. Purchasing the property early on allows you to really get the most out of lake life as your kids are growing up, rather than once they’ve moved out, and gives you a chance to build up the equity of the property over time as you make it your own.

 

You Always Feel Like You’re On Vacation

The biggest feedback we’ve heard is that owning a lake property as your vacation home feels as though you’re on vacation 24/7! As lake property owners ourselves, we understand the tranquillity of spending those hot summer days on the water or the sand, soaking up every last moment of lake life. If this calls to you, get in touch with us today! We might just have the perfect lakeside property for you to begin your adventure of living the lake life!

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Our Recent Renovations and What to Look Forward to!

There’s been a lot of change happening around Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club and we’d love to tell you more about what we’ve been up to! We’re so excited to show off our new and improved facilities, including upgrades to our onsite restaurant and enhancements to our pro-shop! Here’s what you need to know about our recent renovations and upgrades!

 

The Landing Restaurant

A perfect place to relax after a hard day of playing with the kids on the beach or improving your swing on the golf course is our restaurant, The Landing, which we’ve worked hard to embellish before we opened for in-person dining! You can expect a beautiful new coat of paint and brand new flooring, lit up perfectly with modern lighting. Get comfortable with our newly reupholstered seating and shiny dining tables because when we say we gave our restaurant a facelift, we mean it! We’ve installed new televisions for the optimal front seat to all the games and events beginning to happen all across Alberta as well as a new stereo system. And don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for the heat of our already hot summer with our state-of-the-art air conditioning system. We can guarantee we’ve got a place for you and your family to cool down!
Outside on our gorgeous new glass-enclosed patio, you can enjoy the summer breeze on fresh new patio furniture. We’ve repurposed our gazebo for additional seating, creating a mini bar oasis, and installed new stereo systems outside as well! Please remember to make a reservation to ensure your table is ready for you!

 

Pro-Shop

The shop you’ve come to know and love has recently undergone some facelifting as well! We’ve expanded the glass-enclosed patio here too and with the addition of the colourful umbrellas and beautiful planters, it’s proved to be a perfect getaway from the stress and volume of the concrete jungle. Be sure to stop in next time you’re here to see the new products we’ve got in store!

We invite you to join us this summer at our Central Alberta beach oasis! Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club is ready to welcome you back to your home away from home, but please remember that your safety is our top priority. We ask that you help us by remaining masked and proper distancing measures continue to be respected in our indoor facilities, except when seated in the restaurant. We are so excited to have you back!

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July 2019

What Gleniffer Lake Events Can You Look Forward To?

During the warm, wonderful summers in the beautiful community of Gleniffer Lake, it’s easy to find something to do any day of the week. Whether you’re settling in to your home away from home for the weekend or you’re putting your feet up at your brand new lake home, Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club will help you fill your calendar on your much needed time away from the hustle of the big city. Here are some of the events you can expect to see happening in the community this summer!
 
Do you love tennis but never got around to learning how to play? Well, the 10th annual Family Tennis Camp is for you! The camp kicks off at 9:00am on July 22nd and runs until the 26th, and is suitable for beginners and intermediate players alike. Get ready to serve alongside the pros with ex-pro tennis player Ian Paxton and coaches Pat Fehr, Dan Piercy, and Len Roche. If you’re looking for a fun way to learn a new skill with your family, this is it! The camp is open to both adults and children 7 and up.
 
If you need something to keep you and the kids occupied on Family Day, why not participate in our annual family day parade? On August 4th at 10:00am, dress up your golf carts, bikes, wagons, pets, and even yourselves and join in the fun as we cruise around the community to show off our spiffy rides. Following the parade, the GLR Social Committee is waiting with hotdogs and juice for you and your family. Did we mention we end the day with fireworks?
 
One of our most anticipated events during the summer is Halloween in August and this year it can’t come fast enough! Don your best spooky costumes and take the kids trick or treating from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and then get ready to dance the night away at the Adult Halloween Dance with DJ Chris. With prizes for best costumes, drink and appetizer specials and a 50/50, you’ll be dancing the night away to Monster Mash in style.
 
With these just being a few of the exciting events planned this summer, you’re guaranteed to find something to do with your friends and family. Fill your calendar with weekly yoga and aquasize classes, line dancing lessons, or join the walking club to get a good start to your mornings. Make the most of this summer and join us at Gleniffer Lake Resort!

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June 2019

Try Renting One of Our Properties Before You Purchase a Lot!

You’ve been dreaming about owning your own lakeside property for a while now, but you’re not sure you’re ready to make the leap into investment just yet. Shopping around takes a lot of research and this can seem overwhelming if you’re not quite sure what it is you’re looking for. Instead of jumping in headfirst, why not try before you buy? Here at Paradise Realty, we encourage a thorough test drive before you shake any hands!
 
The rental properties at Gleniffer Lake are picturesque. There are so many different options, just like our real estate properties! Whether you’re looking for something more inland or right on the water, there’s definitely something here with your name on it. One of the biggest attractions to Gleniffer Lake is its resort feel all year round. You’ll never find yourself without something to do in the community and the amenities speak for themselves out here.
 
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you have access to an indoor and outdoor pool, including a hot tub, and many other recreational opportunities. A baseball diamond, tennis courts, a 9 hole golf course, a fully equipped restaurant and all the lake activities you can imagine are available to you and your family. The beach stretches for nearly 5000 feet and the water is clear, blue and beautiful. And did we mention that Gleniffer Lake is pet friendly?

Whatever it is you’re searching for in a lakeside vacation home, the team at Paradise Reality has something that will fit your budget and your dream perfectly. We know how big of an investment it is to purchase a new property, but we also know how incredible it is to own a beautiful vacation home. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect property for you and your family! Contact one of our representatives today to inquire about renting and we’d be happy to answer all your questions about taking the next step to purchasing a piece of heaven all your own. Paradise doesn’t have to be miles away – it can be in your backyard!

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May 2019

What Puts Our Lake Above All Others?

Families and snowbirds alike flock to the shores of Gleniffer Lake during the hot and sunny months to enjoy as many lake related activities as they can pack into a summer get-away! It’s no secret that lakes are a prime vacation spot among Albertans and that the province has quite a few bodies of water frequented by vacationers. But we’re here to tell you why Gleniffer Lake is the perfect place for you and your family this summer!
With nearly 5000 feet of beautiful shoreline, Gleniffer Lake boasts some of the best sandcastle-building sand in Central Alberta! The lake itself is massive, spanning nearly seven kilometers in length and two kilometers wide, and the deep waters are crystal clear. We are proud to say that the river-fed lake is completely blue-green algae-free, and we work hard to keep it that way. The lake resort is also a gated community, meaning the amount of traffic is significantly less compared to other lakes. This makes it that much easier to enjoy a peaceful afternoon of sailing!
Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at fishing—the lake is home to many trout, walleye, and pike, and just five minutes up the road is the Dickson trout pond, fully stocked with as many rainbow trout as you can catch. However you like to spend your time on the water, Gleniffer Lake has something to keep you occupied!
If lakeside vacationing is calling your name this summer, take a peek at the available properties we have to rent for your family and pets. That’s right, Gleniffer Lake is pet friendly! If you’re more of a camping expert, we have a wonderful campground with full hookups and so many amenities, you might be asking yourself why you don’t own a property here!

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Why Should Your Family Choose Gleniffer Lake?

The sun is setting later, the days are growing warmer and the promise of summer is on the breeze. This means family BBQs, patio season and beach days are nearly upon us! And with those sunny months fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about that impeccable summer trip. Whether you’re in the market for an escape from city life for a few weeks or considering purchasing a family vacation home to take advantage of those beautiful midsummer evenings, Gleniffer Lake might just have the perfect opportunity for you!
 
Nestled next to the clear, clean shores of Gleniffer Lake is a gorgeous gated community that has everything you could imagine from a pristine waterside resort. If beaches are your idea of escapism, wouldn’t you know that Gleniffer Lake is known for it’s 5,000 feet of beautiful shoreline and immaculate waters. Whether you prefer swimming, boating or sailing, the resort has you covered. We even have a boat slip with your name on it! Perhaps you’re the type that would rather admire the lake than swim in it, but you’d still don’t want to give up the opportunity for a dip. We’re happy to be able to offer year round indoor pool options, including a hot tub, as well as outdoor pools for your summer fun!
 
The fun doesn’t stop there. With playgrounds, baseball diamonds, beach volleyball, a games room, and fitness facilities, there’s plenty of options to keep you and the kids busy. We offer a variety of summer programs, including yoga and golfing tournaments. Yes, we have a beautiful and challenging 9 hole golf course just for you! Both on and off the course, we encourage you to scoot around in a golf cart to get you from one exciting summer activity to the next. After a long day of fun, you’ll need a delicious meal to wind down. Our restaurant, The Landing, backs onto the lake and offers you gorgeous views for every season. Join us for dinner, as every Friday is Steak Night and every Sunday is Prime Rib Night!
 
If you aren’t convinced yet, take a look at some of the lovely rental properties that you can call your home away from home this summer. Whether you’re interested in something right on the water or slightly inland, the friendly community of Gleniffer Lake definitely has a cozy place for you. We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!

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August 2018

Get to the Beach Before School Starts!

Summertime is when kids get to expend all that excess energy they’ve built up over the school year. This means running around in the sunshine for hours on end, water fights in the heat, and generally just being kids in the outdoors. But sometimes it’s hard to be outside when living in the busy and crowded city. If you and the kids have been cooped up this summer and need an excuse to get outside, a summer beach vacation might be just what the family needs. This doesn’t mean you need to fly out to the tropics or the Caribbean to find a good beachfront resort. Gleniffer Lake Resort might just be the perfect “staycation” spot for you and the kids before school starts!
The nice thing about Gleniffer Lake is it’s a beachfront resort that you can get to without breaking the bank. The resort is a short commute from most of Alberta’s central cities and shorter travel time means less activities you need to plan to keep the kids occupied. Situated 2 hours south of Edmonton, 75 minutes north of Calgary and a short 35 minutes southwest of Red Deer, Gleniffer Lake is so easily accessible it’s almost laughable. The gated community is safe, family friendly and boasts summer activities for everyone.
With an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, two playgrounds and an off-leash field for the dog, you’ll be sure to find something to keep you busy. But the real draw is the Gleniffer Lake beach. With over a kilometer and a half of gorgeous sand, the beach is the highlight for many families that visit the resort. Sandcastle building competitions with the kids and water fights in the clean, clear waters of Gleniffer Lake is a favourite of both adult and kid vacationers. After those long days of play at the beach, you can find Foothills Creamery Ice Cream at the general store along with DVD rentals for a family movie night.

Spending quality time with kids on a summer staycation is still possible before summer wraps up. Whether you choose to spend a week or every weekend at Gleniffer Lake this August, you deserve that beach vacation without the stress of travelling or the hefty expenses. Not only does Gleniffer Lake have all the amenities you could want, but the community holds Monday to Thursday yoga practices and a walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The events calendar helps you plan your week if you’d like to do more than just be a beach bum, though beach bumming is encouraged. However you decide to spend your staycation with the family at Gleniffer Lake, it will be a summer vacation the kids will be talking about well into the school year!

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Gleniffer Lake: A History

With a gorgeous beach and so much to do during the summer months, Gleniffer Lake is a hot spot for summer vacations, family get togethers, or just an escape from the hubbub of the city. Whether you’re an avid golfer or someone who just likes to drive the golf cart, someone who loves water activities like sailing, or you’re a sand castle artist, the lake community has something for everybody. It may be beautiful now, but did you know that Gleniffer Lake didn’t exist before 1983?
Gleniffer Lake, or the Gleniffer Reservoir, is a manmade lake situated in the heart of central Alberta. It was originally formed in 1983 because of the Dickson Dam construction happening at the same time. The dam impounded the Red Deer River, an affluent of the Saskatchewan River, and was built primarily to enhance the the condition of the river, but also to manage flood water and winter runoff. It’s construction prompted the formation of the reservoir, for the purpose of providing recreational capabilities and forming a water supply for prospective municipal and industrial expansions.
The lake stretches 7 kilometers by 2 kilometers with a surface area of about 17 square kilometers. It’s depth ranges around 38 feet with the deepest point in the lake extending down 108 feet. This makes Gleniffer Lake an impeccable place to bring out your Cadence CS5 Spinning Reel and test out your fishing skills. Several species of fish call the deep waters of the lake home, including pike, trout, and walleye. The lake also provides local and nearby residences with fresh drinking water!
Gleniffer Lake may be manmade, but the memories made here are natural and treasured. If you’ve ever wondered what Gleniffer Lake is all about, why not come take a look for yourself? At just 75 minutes north of Calgary, a mere 45 minutes southwest of Red Deer or a 2 hour road trip from Edmonton, Gleniffer Lake is easily accessible for those who live in the city. Come see why we have loved Gleniffer Lake and all it has to offer since 1983!

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3 Reasons Glennifer Lake is ideal of Students and Snowbirds

We all know how important it is to step away from our busy and often chaotic lives to rest and rejuvenate and most often this is associated with far off vacations and pricey accommodations.   If you’re a student, this is nearly unachievable on a financial level and the time restrictions on when you can vacation make it difficult to justify booking a ticket.  Snowbirds, more often than not, don’t have to battle with time constraints, but costly travel isn’t always appealing.  That, and travelling is uncomfortable no matter what chapter of your life you’re in!  But escaping from reality doesn’t have to be an expensive affair and you don’t have to travel hours to find it.  Glennifer Lake resort is not only close by, but the amenities cater to all ages without breaking the bank.  Here are a few reasons why students and snowbirds alike can find refuge at Glennifer Lake resort.

Close to home

Glennifer Lake is located in central Alberta and is an easy commute from any of Alberta’s major cities.  From Red Deer it’s a quick 35 minute drive and folks from Calgary can make it in 75 minutes, while Edmonton is only a 2 hour road trip away.  Why waste time and money flying when road trips are so much easier on a student budget?  We Albertans are not unaccustomed to travelling by car and these speedy car rides to paradise are appealing when time is precious.

Summer is where it’s at

Escaping to the beach and spending time in the sunshine is summer living in a nutshell.  Glennifer Lake boasts a beautiful beach and the water is clear, refreshing and algae free.  Boating, sailing and other water sports are widely enjoyed by everyone who chooses the resort as a vacation destination and the lake has much less water traffic in comparison to other Alberta beaches.  If keeping your feet on solid ground is more attractive, there’s also beach volleyball, tennis courts and basketball courts to keep you occupied.  The community holds BBQ’s and other social events and if you have a furry friend with you, there’s a beautiful off leash field to roam and explore.  Spending time outdoors doesn’t have to be difficult when Glennifer Lake offers so much to do.

The amenities

Speaking of things to do, if being a beach bum isn’t your cup of tea, Glennifer Lake has so many other options for you.  Snowbirds love their golf, but students also take advantage of the 9-hole course and putting greens and can sometimes give the snowbirds a run for their money!  After a challenging game, take a dip and relax in the hot tub or go for a swim in the indoor or outdoor pools.  The fully licensed restaurant and lounge on site is a wonderful place to kick back after a long day of vacationing.  And the best part about all of this?  Glennifer Lake is a year round resort that offers it’s amenities no matter the season.  So whether you’re looking for something to do over reading week or there’s a free weekend on your calendar in July, Glennifer Lake is the closest little piece of paradise you’ll find.