If anything good has come from the pandemic, it’s that remote working has become the norm, giving employees the freedom to do their jobs from virtually anywhere in the world. Of course, because the advisories are still in effect, we can’t in good conscience encourage you to fly overseas and hook up, but we can tell you about amazing places to spend your 8 hours while enjoying a change of scenery. Whether you’re looking for something more luxurious or secluded and quiet, here are 10 rental homes perfect for remote work in Alberta.
COTTAGE BY THE LAKE
While you might not be able to swim in the lake at this time of year, the view from this 3 bedroom oasis has an entire cabin dedicated to after work stargazing, WIFI (of course ), a pizza oven, a library and a private hot tub. Game nights, lounging, and wood-fired bites, family, groups of friends, and home workers will love this uniquely designed spot.
Or: Rocky View County, AB
Cost: $400/night – sleeps 6
Throw on an oversized cardigan and take a deep breath because this backcountry cabin really is as tranquil as it gets. Surrounded by trees, wildlife, and views, no matter the time of year, travelers can enjoy some well-deserved time on their own. Whether you’re exploring the on-property waterfall, private patio, hot tub, or one of the many walking trails, this WIFI-equipped rental will relieve any guest of pressures, stress, and chaotic energy.
Or: Red Deer County, AB
Cost: $126 / 7 people
LUXURY MODERN RANCH
With a year-round outdoor pool, hot tub, and cozy office with WIFI, this stunning ranch home is the perfect weekday getaway for someone looking to indulge in the finer things in life. Located approximately 45 minutes from Calgary, this unique Alberta location also features a game room, chef’s kitchen and four bedrooms for friends or family. Talk about a home away from home!
Or: Foothills, Alberta
Cost: $650/night – 6 beds
Nestled in a forest, about 3 hours from Calgary and Edmonton, this trendy chalet in Nordegg is every bit as photogenic as it is functional. With modern decor, vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and a south-facing patio, this one-of-a-kind location is perfect for relaxing, romantic, or remarkable work that will make the balance between work and life that much more equal.
Or: Nordegg, AB
Cost: $460 / 10 people
STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS
Surrounded by wildlife, trails and trees as far as the eye can see, this unique Airbnb has 5 large bedrooms, a wraparound terrace, multiple fireplaces and deep soaking tubs perfect for group work. The best part? If you live in Calgary, it’s only about a half hour from downtown!
Or: Bragg Creek, Alberta
Cost: $746 / 8 people
THE ENCHANTED RIVER COTTAGE
Lacks a sense of Magic in your everyday life? Although you won’t find seven little miners at the table, this one-of-a-kind rental looks like it’s straight out of a Disney-adapted fairy tale. Located in the Canadian Badlands, the “Enchanting River Cottage” has a home spa, lanai, hot tub, and even a desk to get your work done!
Or: Drumheller, AB
Cost: $375 / 7 people
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Do you really want to treat yourself to something spectacular? This luxurious vacation home features a jucuzzi, large theater, full size gym, pool table and perhaps the most interesting addition, a 6 person shower with A stereo. On top of that there is also a 240 degree observatory separate from the house with a view you won’t soon forget.
Or: Canmore, AB
Cost: $1,000 / 10 people
COMFORTABLE A-SHAPED CABIN
Located just between Calgary and Edmonton, Sylvan Lake is known for its lake life and out of season it is actually quite quiet. With one bedroom for 6 people, this adorable stay is minutes from pubs and parks, equipped with a fire pit for cooler days, and has recently been refurbished inside and out.
Or: Lake Sylvain, Alberta
Cost: $190 / 6 people
Need to light up your life? Color will do! This adorable, totally chic little home in Cochrane is as bright and lively as it gets. Sure, it’s a lot smaller than the others on the list, but it still has all the essentials, is in a great location, and has WIFI. Step off the grid and into a home that feels like you’re hugging.
Or: Cochrane, Alta.
Cost: $120 / 2 people
ULTIMATE DREAM MOUNTAIN HOME
Last but not least, this 3,000 square foot log palace with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a 6-person bedroom. Once named Canmore House of the Year, this stunning destination features a theater, large hot tub and master suite with 360° windows. While not cheap, it truly is one of Alberta’s most unique rental homes.
Or: Canmore, AB
Cost: $1,247 / 6 people
Good, you have it now. 10 perfect rental homes for a workcation in Alberta. What’s at the top of your list?