If anything good came from the pandemic, it’s that remote work has become the norm, giving employees the freedom to do their jobs from practically anywhere in the world. Of course, because advisories are still in effect, we can’t in good conscience encourage you to fly overseas and plug away, but we can tell you about some incredible places to get in your 8 hours while taking in a change of scenery. Whether you’re looking for something more luxurious or secluded and quiet, here are 10 rental homes perfect for a remote work ‘workcation’ in Alberta.
While you may not be able to go for a swim in the lake this time of year, the view from this 3 bedroom oasis has an entire cabin dedicated to stargazing after work, WIFI (of course), a pizza oven, library, and a private hot tub. From game nights, relaxation and wood-fired bites, family’s, friend groups, and work-from-homers will LOVE this uniquely designed spot.
Where: Rocky View County, Alberta
Cost: $400/ night – Sleeps 6
Toss on an oversized cardigan and take a deep breath because this backwoods cabin is truly as tranquil as it gets. Surrounded by trees, wildlife and views no matter the time of year, travellers can enjoy some well-deserved time by themselves. Whether you explore the on-property waterfall, private patio, hottub, or one of the many walking paths, this WIFI equipped rental will relieve any guest of pressures, stress, and chaotic energy.
Where: Red Deer County, Alberta
Cost: $126 / Sleeps 7
With a year-round outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a comfortable-looking office with WIFI, this stunning ranch home is the perfect weekday getaway for someone looking to treat themselves to the finer things in life. Located about 45 minutes from Calgary, this uniquely Albertan spot also has a games room, chef’s kitchen, and four bedrooms for friends or family. Talk about a home away from home!
Where: Foothills, Alberta
Cost: $650/night – Sleeps 6
Tucked away in a forest, about 3 hours from both Calgary and Edmonton, this trendy Nordegg cabin is just as photogenic as it is functional. With modern decor, a vaulted ceiling, firepit area and south-facing patio, this one-of-a-kind spot is perfect for a relaxing, romantic, or noteworthy workcation, that will make that business-life balance feel significantly more even.
Where: Nordegg, Alberta
Cost: $460 / Sleeps 10
Surrounded by wildlife, trails and trees as far as the eye can see, this unique Airbnb has 5 large bedrooms a wrap around deck, multiple fireplaces and deep soaker tubs perfect for a group workcation. The best part? If you live in Calgary, it’s only about a half-hour from the city center!
Where: Bragg Creek, Alberta
Cost: $746 / Sleeps 8
Missing a sense of magic in your everyday life? Though you won’t find seven tiny miners at the dinner table, this one-of-a-kind rental truly looks straight out of a Disney-adapted fairytale. Located in the Canadian badlands, the ‘enchanting river cottage’ has an in-home spa, a veranda, a jacuzzi and even an office to get your work done!
Where: Drumheller, Alberta
Cost: $375 / Sleeps 7
Really want to treat yourself to something spectacular? This luxurious holiday house has a jucuzzi, large theatre, full-sized gym, pool table, and perhaps the most interesting addition, a 6-person shower with a stereo. In addition to this, there’s also a 240-degree observatory separate from the home with a view that’ll you won’t soon forget.
Where: Canmore, Alberta
Cost: $1,000 / Sleeps 10
Located right between Calgary and Edmonton – Sylvan Lake is known for its lake life and in the off-season is actually pretty quiet. With room for 6 people, this adorable stay is minutes from pubs and parks, fitted with a firepit for those chillier days, and has recently been renovated inside and out.
Where: Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Cost: $190 / Sleeps 6
Need to light up your life? Colour will do the trick! This adorable, totally chic tiny house in Cochrane, is as bright and lively as it gets. Sure it’s far smaller than others on the list, but it still has all of the essentials, is in a great location, and has WIFI. Get off the grid and into a home that feels like it’s practically hugging you.
Where: Cochrane, Alberta
Cost: $120 / Sleeps 2
Last but certainly not least, this over-the-top 3,000 square foot log palace with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and room for 6 people. Once named Canmore’s house of the year, this stunning destination has a theatre, a large hot tub and a master suite with 360° windows. While it doesn’t come cheap this really is one of the most unique rental homes of Alberta.
Where: Canmore, Alberta
Cost: $1,247 / Sleeps 6
Well, there you have it. 10 rental homes perfect for a workcation in Alberta. What’s on the top of your list?