2021 Blogs

Spruce Up Your Lakeside Cottage

Your lakeside cottage should feel like the perfect home away from home, and a lot of that feeling comes from the decor! If you’ve had your lakehouse for some time or you’re ready to spruce it up with a new makeover, here are a few easy tips on how to bring some life and excitement to your lakeside cottage! 


Colour Schemes

Many lakeside or beachside homes are dressed up in nautical themes full of various shades of blues, sandy tones and white. While nautical themes are a traditional and a wonderful way to decorate your cottage, there are a few other colour schemes we love! Using browns from light to dark chocolate can bring a warm, earthy feel to your cottage and is a terrific base for a rustic cabin feel. Perhaps you love the colours of autumn, so why not bring those golds, oranges, russet, reds and yellows into your decor to mimic that gorgeous fall foliage! If you love the greens that surround bodies of water, from light green to a rich pine, add a green accent wall to bring those natural colours inside. When choosing a colour scheme for your cottage, it’s a good decorating tip to pick a focus colour and then select two secondary colours to use with drapes, upholstery, wall art, furniture and knick-knacks.


Indoor to Outdoor Living

One of the highlights of having a lakeside cottage is that you can easily pop out to visit the lake for a swim, a boating excursion or sandcastle competitions with the grandkids. With this in mind, focusing on outdoor to indoor spaces such as porches, patios or sunrooms can make cottage life that much sweeter. Having a screened-in porch can offer a space for you to store those lakeside activities, like sand toys, water boards, kayaks and more, making the transition from outdoor activity to indoor a little easier. You can even use paddles as part of your decor that doubles as storage! 


Decorate Around The View

Arguably the best part of lake living is the view. If you have a space with that picturesque lake view out the windows, put your time and energy into this room as it’s likely this will be where you spend most of your relaxing hours. Furnish with only the comfiest seating for reading, visiting and napping. Hang photos of your family here, find the fluffiest pillows and coziest throws and don’t be afraid to use a bold pattern. Perhaps you’d even be willing to leave out a TV in this room, to allow for more face-to-face time with your loved ones either by chatting, playing board games or card games or reading the morning paper together. 


However you decide to spruce up your lakeside cottage, make sure to design it with your relaxation in mind. Your home away from home should be comfortable, easy and inviting. If you’re considering a cottage by the lake as a vacation home, we’ve got plenty of gorgeous properties to look at! Come visit us today!

2021 Blogs

Why Our Lake Is Special

It’s not just because we have such a wonderful community, but that definitely plays a big part! Gleniffer Lake Resort and Golf Course is a special home away from home for many snowbirds and families alike, offering some of the best summer lake activities around in a low-traffic community. And why is that? Because we have some of the cleanest, clearest waters in central Alberta. Here are a few other reasons our lake is so special!


Gleniffer Lake is a deep, river-fed body of water that spans almost seven kilometres long and two kilometres wide. It’s a little slice of heaven for those who enjoy a day of sailing or boating and we’re excited to be able to rent slips for your crafts while you stay with us. The immaculate waters are blue-green, algae free and we’re dedicated to keeping it clean and clear for you to enjoy swimming, floating and playing. The lake offers almost 5,000 feet of clean, sandy shoreline, perfect for sandcastle competitions with the grandkids! Or maybe this is the year you take your kids fishing! Gleniffer Lake might just be the perfect place to learn, with a healthy population of walleye, pike and trout to teach the youngsters the art of catch and release. Whatever water activities you have planned for your summer, Gleniffer Lake is sure to provide the perfect setting for your family!

Lakeside vacationing, including camping, is what makes Gleniffer Lake so special. It’s the people that live here and the people that have yet to move here that make it such a terrific place to live or vacation. Join us this summer at one of our lovely rental properties and bring your furry friends! Our pet-friendly rentals are perfect for those summer vacations with the entire family. We can’t wait for you to come to stay with us!

2021 Blogs

What Gleniffer Lake Resort Has to Offer

We know that what everyone is craving right now is a good old-fashioned vacation or just an excuse to escape the difficulties we’ve been facing over the past year. That’s why we want to invite you to join us this summer for a vacation so close to home you can drive there! Join us at Gleniffer Lake Resort this summer!


Conveniently located 75 minutes from Calgary and two hours from Edmonton, Gleniffer Lake is a safe, secure gated community nestled in the beautiful countryside of central Alberta. Known for our beautiful shoreline and our crystal clear waters, the lake itself is perfect for boaters, sailors and sunbathers alike! The nearly five thousand feet of sandy shoreline is a perfect place to relax with your family this summer, especially after the brutal cold we’ve had lately. Just imagine the heat from the sun as you dip your toes in the lake, building sandcastles to your heart’s content with the kids. You don’t have to fly to achieve a beachside vacation!


Perhaps you and your partner are golfers. Wouldn’t you know Gleniffer Lake has an impressive 9 hole course and gorgeous putting greens for both pros and beginners to enjoy? But don’t worry if golf isn’t your thing – we’ve got a baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts and beach volleyball to choose from too! Once you’ve had a day at play, we’ve got an indoor and an outdoor pool as well as our hot tub for you to relax and enjoy! We’ve even got you covered on dinner – The Landing is our onsite restaurant, full of flavour and gorgeous views of the lake.

There’s plenty to keep you and the kids occupied this summer at Gleniffer Lake Resort, all we’re missing is you! Check out our gorgeous rental properties and start planning your 2021 summer vacation with us today!

2021 Blogs

Pre-Booking Vacation Rentals for Summer!

It might seem too early to be thinking about summer vacation, but trust us when we say that most Albertans have been dreaming about a summer vacation since last summer! We know we sure have! If you’re looking for a beach to lounge on during the warm months of 2021 and don’t want to risk flying, have we got a spot for you. Join us at Gleniffer Lake Resort this summer and pre-book your perfect rental!


It’s easy to see why Gleniffer Lake Resort is the number one choice for many vacationing Albertans, and not just because of its proximity to both Edmonton and Calgary. Though it is only two hours south of the capital city and only 75 mins north west of Calgary, Gleniffer Lake is most well known for its nearly 5,000 feet of pristine, sandy shoreline. Perfect for those of us who love sunbathing, sandcastle building and swimming! Did we mention we also have a wonderfully challenging 9 hole golf course and the most gorgeous putting greens, sure to please beginners and pros alike? With many other amenities, including fitness facilities, a games room, a hot tub, a fully licensed restaurant that looks over the lake and a convenience store to pick up that last minute afternoon ice cream, it’s no surprise that we’re already starting to book for our 2021 summer season. Whether you’re looking to escape for a solo golfing trip or you want to vacation with the kids, we’ve got a perfect cottage rental for you. And don’t worry about leaving the dog home alone, we’ve got pet friendly rentals as well as an off leash park on site!

Though we may not be Hawaii, Gleniffer Lake Resort is a safe and affordable option for those still craving that summer vacation this year while being able to play it safe. Book your upcoming summer vacation with us today, we’ll make it a summer to remember!