Five years ago we bought our trailer in The Glen at Maple Falls and still claim that it is one of the best purchases we’ve ever made. We love having a family escape that is always ready to welcome us on weekends, holidays, and whenever we’re needing a few days away from the city.
Here’s a tour of our little oasis at The Glen at Maple Falls:
Home Away From Home
As soon as we enter the Glen our blood pressure goes down and our excitement goes up as we know we’ve reached our hideaway. The forest… the drive… the ambiance.
With kid friendly events going on about once a month, The Glen is truly an outdoor oasis for the littlest members of your family.
From “The Glen Days” in July which includes a parade, outdoor carnival games, face painting, and more, to seasonal community events like the Christmas party and Easter egg hunt, kids will love all of the activities and events they can take part in at The Glen.
Base-camp for Adventure
If you’re an outdoor family who loves to camp, then The Glen is the perfect place for a weekend home. Families enjoy biking, hiking, walking, swimming, sports, and lots of recreation nearby…The Glen is the perfect base-camp for your adventures. Spend your days playing hard and then come home to a campfire and s’mores.
At the centre of the park is the “Book Nook”, a meeting point and library combined. Inside the building you’ll find a very well stocked by donation library and reading lounge. Outside you’ll find a beautiful deck which is a great place to “check in” with WiFi before you get to leave and “check out” again.
The Glen has 5, yes 5 brand new playgrounds throughout the property… each offering different activities for kids to enjoy. We will often head out for a “playground tour” packing a backpack with snacks and be gone for a couple hours bike riding from playground to playground.
The Glen at Maple Falls has two pools: Fireside pool, which is heated and is open year round and Riverside pool, which is a family friendly pool that is open during the summer season. When Riverside pool opens in the summer, Fireside becomes an adult-only oasis for those looking for a quieter swim.
One of our favourite things to do is head down to the frisbee golf course and play a round or two. Beautifully located next to the river, this course takes you through winding paths and a challenging and fun course that everyone can enjoy.
Want to hit a ball back and forth? Bring your rackets and head up to the sun drenched tennis courts!
One of our favorite things to do is head down to the river and skip rocks. We’ve been known to pack a lunch and head down there for a couple hours to explore!
Have some teenagers in your family? Then the teen centre is the perfect place for them. With Foosball and couches, it’s a great place for teens to lounge around and hang out with other Glenners.
Campfires and Community
If you’re looking to make new friends there’s always a campfire around with an extra seat! Glenners are friendly and welcoming people, and making friends is easy!
Need to do some laundry? No problem! With 5 washers and 5 dryers which are open 12+ hours a day you can do you laundry anytime you need.
Thinking About Buying?
Do we have you wanting to know more? When we were first looking we had a lot of questions, here’s some things to consider:
Lots range from 2500 square feet to one acre lots and prices range from $16,000 USD for a lot to over $100,000 USD. Every lot is really unique so you’ll have to shop around and find what’s best for you.
We really wanted to be on a quieter street or cul-de-sac, so we narrowed down our searches to lots that met that criteria. We also wanted to be close to our family and friends so we kept our searches for divisions that were in those areas.
When you purchase a property in The Glen at Maple Falls, most of them come fully stocked and depending on the seller, that could include everything like furniture and dishes! Of course it’s buyer beware and you’ll have to negotiate what you want to be included in the purchase as well as what you don’t want (or you’ll have to pay to have it removed).
Types of Trailers
Park model homes are manufactured homes that feel more like a cabin than a trailer. Some even have a loft for additional playroom and sleeping for the kids. You’ll find two types of park models at The Glen, new and used. Used ones may be a bit outdated in terms of decor but also are cheaper than new models, so there’s pros and cons to both.
Our parents opted to purchase a fifth wheel and then customize their own deck and outdoor space. They built in the skirting and added extra storage as well as building a roof allowing for extra protection for the trailer roof.
Our trailer is a 1978 Travel-air with a 30′ x 10′ addition, making it a total of 500 square feet of living space. The previous owners had updated it so it includes flush toilets, a full fridge, two bedrooms, and two living rooms. It’s more than enough space that makes it half trailer, half cabin!
If you’re looking to add more living space you can choose to add on to your park model home or trailer with either an indoor extension or a deck. You’ll see a variety of configurations from full bonus rooms, to full decks, to a combination of both!
Buy It or Build It?
We really wanted a turn key property that only needed a bit of customization and there are a lot of lots that are available with these… If you’re interested in building your own retreat, you may want to look for an empty lot or something that can been renovated.
Purchasing a recreation property for our family was one of the best decisions that we could have made. Due to it’s close location, we can choose to head down for a quick weekend trip, or spend weeks at a time there during the summer break. Being able to escape to our oasis at The Glen is absolutely priceless. If anyone has questions about The Glen, send me a quick email and I would be happy to answer them!