Interested in learning more? Here are common questions about the CottageClub community.
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Q: Where Is CottageClub Ghost Lake Located? Q: Is CottageClub
A Year Round Community?
CottageClub backs onto the east end of Ghost Lake Alberta. We have magnificent lake
views sweeping west against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. We are
located 35 minutes west of Calgary, only 15 minutes from Cochrane, 35 minutes from
Canmore, 50 minutes from Banff Park and 75 minutes from Lake Louise.
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Q: Who Is Buying Property In CottageClub?
CottageClub is a year round resort community with a private Recreation Centre and
a world-class playground that you can enjoy 365 days a year.
Q: Is CottageClub On Leased Land?
About 80% of our owners enjoy CottageClub as their secondary residence - a recreational
cottage to spend their weekends and holidays.
The remaining 20% of our owners enjoy CottageClub as their primary residence. The
majority of these owners are young retirees who appreciate CottageClub’s location
(between Calgary & Banff), want to simplify life and downsize to a smaller property,
are ready to travel more, and seek a quality community where their kids and grandkids
will look forward to visiting them.
The balance of our primary residence owners are singles or couples that travel frequently
with work, but prefer the countryside (over the city) when not working. All of our
owners enjoy the diverse spectrum of amenities that CottageClub offers year round,
and the close proximity to some of the world’s most sought after attractions.
Q: What Are The Lot Prices?
CottageClub is not on leased land, you will receive freehold title to your lot at
time of purchase.
Q: What Are The Cottage Prices?
CottageClub lots start from $109,000 to $300,000+. We have fully serviced mountain
view lots, lake view lots, river view lots and private retreat lots available.
Q: How Do I Purchase
Cottage prices depend on the size of the cottage and the extent of customization
you desire. On average, our owners spend between $200,000 to $280,000 on their cottage,
plus the purchase price of their lot.
Q: Who Builds My
The process is simple. Tour the project, choose the lot that fits your budget and
puts a smile on your face. We then sign a Lot Purchase Contract along with your
$2,000 deposit which secures your chosen lot ($2,000 deposit is fully refundable
within 10 days). After 10 days, a second deposit is due. The balance of the purchase
price is paid at the time of title transfer to your name.
Q: Can I Build
A Garage On My Lot As Well As A Cottage?
CottageClub offers a professional, on-site builder group for you to choose from,
or you can engage your own builder (subject to Architectural Controls). There is
no required timeline on starting to build your cottage, plus you enjoy all of CottageClub’s
amenities as soon as your lot is purchased. We also offer fully built Quick Possession
Q: Can I Build
A Tiny Cottage?
Yes. You are allowed one accessory building on your purchased lot in addition to
your cottage. We have many designs to choose from.
Q: Do You Allow
We have no minimum cottage size restriction so you can build a tiny cottage on any
of our CottageClub lots, provided that the tiny cottage is fixed to a concrete foundation
(no wheels permitted), and it meets our Architectural Controls around exterior elevations
and quality. To date, the smallest cottage built is 528 square feet.
Q: Are RV’s Or Campers Allowed On Site?
At CottageClub we focus on high quality, small footprint and low maintenance cottages,
hence, we do not allow park models. We have professional on-site builders at your
disposal, to build quality cottages, that can be handed down for generations with
Q: Is High Speed
Internet Available In The Community?
Per our Zoning Bylaw – no. However, once your cottage is built, visitors can stay
in their RV or Camper for a maximum of 10 days once per year. If you plan to have
“friends & family” visiting frequently, please consider their accommodations when
planning your cottage design.
Q: Is Natural
Gas Or Propane Available?
Yes, there is high speed internet available.
Q: Is Potable
Water Available Year Round?
We are allowed natural gas to all common area buildings like the Potable Water Treatment
Plant, Recreation Centre and Caretaker’s Residence. However, our Conceptual Scheme
does not allow for natural gas or propane as a main heating source in cottages.
Initially, this natural gas and propane restriction (for cottages) was implemented
to encourage seasonal cottage usage, but as we have learned, our owners use and
heat their recreational cottages year around. To date cottage heating sources include
electric furnaces, electric in floor heat, electric baseboard heaters, electric
air to air heat pumps, pellet stoves, wood stoves, solar and as of late geo-thermal.
We continue to work with Rocky View County staff in an effort to amend our Conceptual
Scheme to allow natural gas to cottages.
Q: Does CottageClub
Yes. CottageClub has a water licence that allows for year round usage. We have an
on-site Potable Water Treatment Plant, Potable Water Storage System and Potable
Water Distribution System. Both the Potable Water Treatment Plant and the Potable
Water Distribution System are operated by Aquatech Canadian Water Services (managing
hundreds of potable water systems across Canada).
At CottageClub we are pet friendly. You can have two pets (any size) but we ask
that they be on a leash when outside of your home. Off leash areas are
located just outside of the project on the TransAlta lands leading down to the
If you have other specific questions please contact:
Don Stengler, Project Manager
Phone: (403) 214-0292