Alberta ‘Glampgrounds’ and Dream Cabins for the Perfect Fall Getaway

The sun is high and the grass is green, but we can’t help but look to our favorite time of year: fall! This season, we hope to make the most of the leaves, goodness of pumpkin spice, and of course, the many, many, staycation experiences across the province – after all, geodomes and cabins were practically made for fall vacation!

Ready to book in advance? Here are some of the most enchanting glamping grounds in and around Alberta that you can book now!

REFUGE BAY

No matter the time of year, stargaze through the transparent roof of a geodome at Refuge Bay – a romantic glamping site in Cherhill, Alberta. As well as falling asleep under a bed of stars, you can also work up a sweat in the wood-burning sauna and use the on-site barbecue. Ahh, what a dream!

Where: 56524 Range Road 50, Cherhill, AB
Distance from Calgary: 402.3 km
Distance from Edmonton: 105.8 km

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EARTH GEODOME AT WETASKAWIN

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Do you live in a big city and want to enjoy somewhere with a little more fresh air to breathe? Located in Wetaskiwin, about an hour from Edmonton, this boreal oasis offers 200 square feet of space, a sitting area, an indoor fireplace, and such comforts as an RV stove, toiletries, and a door with a lock.

Where: Wetaskiwin, AB
Distance from Calgary: 247.6 km
Distance from Edmonton: 70.6km

URBAN RIVER

With activities, glamping sites, treetop camping, tours and more, Alberta’s Urban River is the eco-adventure of your dreams. Here guests can disconnect, relax and enjoy stunning views from a unique resort in Alberta.

Where: 50505 Range Road 13, Parkland County, AB
Distance from Calgary: 315 kilometers
Distance from Edmonton: 60.6 km

NORDEGG CABIN

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Located in Nordegg Alberta, this great little cabin actually has enough room to comfortably sleep 10 people. Besides being able to house all of your closest friends, it’s also beautifully decorated and has a ton of local trails, incredible views, and a nearby lake where you can boat, fish, or hunt!

Where: Nordegg, AB
Distance from Calgary: 287.4 km
Distance from Edmonton: 300.9km

GOLDEN NIGHTS LUXURY TENT

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Everyone wants to say they love camping, but we all know that setting up, sleeping and changing in a tent is the abyss. This quaint Airbnb is just as “earthy chic” as it is comfortable and relaxing. It sleeps two, includes a propane stove for cooking, pots and pans and a hammock…. nothing says ‘holiday’ like a hammock.

Where: Banff, AB
Distance from Calgary: 127.1 km
Distance from Edmonton: 416.7 km

SUNDANCE LODGES

Need an off-grid weekend? Sundance is a cozy glamping ground with cute little cabins for rent and cozy, earthy amenities, hiking trails, and a ton of privacy. We recommend staying in one of their cozy trapper tents equipped with heaters, beds and wooden floors for the ultimate experience – but really, this place is your oyster!

Where: AB-40 Kananaskis, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 95.7 km
Distance from Edmonton: 382 kilometers

A COMFORTABLE CABIN IN DRAYTON VALLEY

Located just outside of Drayton Valley (about an hour from Edmonton), this stunning property has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a catalog of outdoor features to keep you busy enough to unplug and relax. It really doesn’t get any more Albertan than this!

Where: Drayton Valley, AB.
Distance from Calgary: 313.5km
Distance from Edmonton: 143.8 km

ELK ISLAND RETREAT

Located just 45 minutes outside of Edmonton, Elk Island Retreat and dark sky reserve offers a variety of different woodland experiences ideal for everyone – and we mean everybody. Don’t want to stay the night? Enjoy their picnic experience. Do you want to park your motorhome? They have room! Are you traveling with a glamper? The site also has cabins and even geodomes. Check it out!

Where: 54371 Range Road 205 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 349 kilometers
Distance from Edmonton: 54.9 km

COMFORT CAMPING AT SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CAMPGROUND

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Finally, we have the beautiful Sir Winston Churchill Campground. Located 5 km east of Lac La Biche, this provincial island getaway offers an authentically Albertan cozy camping experience. Here, guests can swim, paddleboard, boat, lounge on a sandy beach, fish, hike or bike – plus stay in the charming rental cabin of their choice.

Where: Itinerary here
Distance from Calgary: 529 kilometers
Distance from Edmonton: 225 kilometers

And There you go! The most enchanting glamping grounds in and around Alberta you can book now! Now go out and enjoy. Autumn is waiting for you!

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