Winter Fun at Spring Lake Ranch: How You Can Embrace the Season

Our philosophy on winter is simple: Embrace it.

Living at Spring Lake Ranch makes it’s easier to have this perspective, as the serenity and beauty of our surroundings makes for an actual winter wonderland.

We LOVE having nature on our doorstep, and winter provides an opportunity to do so many fun outdoor activities right here in the community.

Here are some ways to embrace the season…

SLEDDING

The contoured landscape of SLR offers hilly spots to launch a sled and glide on down. No matter how many times your kids have bundled up and headed out for a day of sledding, the glee on their faces as the sled picks up speed and they soar across the snow is priceless. For the brave Mom and Dad’s out there, you can also join in the fun!

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

The stillness and calm found in the nature surrounding Spring Lake Ranch in winter is incredibly peaceful. By strapping on snowshoes or skis and spending a quiet hour among the trees, you will feel rejuvenated. Bonus: it’s a great way to get some cardio exercise too! The lush green of summer is replaced with branches cloaked in snow, and the sunlight casts beautiful patterns across the ravine. As you can see, even our furry residents enjoy these winter adventures!

ICE FISHING

For those who love to fish, being in Alberta means you do it through a thick pane of ice for many months of the year. Bundled up in warm layers, hot cocoa in one hand, a fishing rod in the other and staring down the auger hole in hopes of a nibble. The patience. The calm. The quiet. And then the feeling of hooking something large on your line and reeling it in!

Did you know that Spring Lake is stocked with rainbow trout? So even in winter, you can hang out on the lake and fish for your dinner — just steps from your door.

Ice Skating

Just a couple minutes away in The Village of Spring Lake, residents have access to the outdoor skating rink. (Spring Lake Ranch helped design and manage the trades to build this addition to the community as well as contributing half the total costs for the rink shack!)

This is a great spot to teach your kids how to skate and connect with other members of the Spring Lake Community. Many kids have laced up their first skates here, and adults continue to practice their skills. In the evenings, with the lit up rink, the more advanced skaters and hockey players will often get a game of shinny happening.

You will also find skating fun on Loon Lake within SLR. Some of the residents get together to help maintain the ice throughout the season. It makes a wonderful place to gather with your neighbours, sip on hot cocoa and skate with the beauty of nature surrounding you.

WALKING ON SPRING LAKE

Once Spring Lake freezes, the outdoor playground of SLR expands tremendously. You can walk for many kilometers as you circumnavigate the lake or explore the crown land island (known by the locals as Osprey Island). This added frozen terrain is also great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

We welcome you to visit SLR and take in the peace and beauty of winter. We are currently booking viewings of The WILCOR HOMES for sale at SLR. After your tour, you can even borrow snowshoes from our team (or bring your own) and head out to explore lake and trails! It’s a fantastic way to experience the community.

If you want to book a tour to view the homes for sale that are under construction, explore the los available for purchase or have any questions about the community, please contact Sarah Corker at 780.288.9767 or scorker@springlakeranch.ca

Walking Trails at Spring Lake Ranch

Drone photo of fall colours at Spring Lake Ranch
Spring Lake Ranch Fall Colours Drone Image

For our residents, a huge highlight of living at Spring Lake Ranch is access to the beautiful outdoors. Fall is a particularly beautiful time of year, with the changing colours and clear, crisp air. 

At inception, Spring Lake Ranch donated 10% of the total 60 acres of land to be municipal reserve land. This land was then converted into the trail system at SLR. The trails are now maintained by the local municipality, The Village of Spring Lake.

With more and more families moving to the community, it’s been wonderful to see so many kids exploring the trails. Slowing down to observe the different plant species and animal habitats helps them not only learn about the natural world, but grow up appreciating it.

Our resident pups love their hiking time too…and the trailheads are equipped with doggie bags, making it easy to just head out on a whim.

Look for these trail markers below to find your way through the trail system at Spring Lake Ranch.

The Troll Trail

At the end of Spring Lake Drive tucked into the trees, you can find the head of the Troll Trail that was created by some of the residents of SLR. A quaint bench and decorated tree lets you know when you have arrived! This charming little trail meanders through the trees and terminates at either the water’s edge or continues through a forest to a wide open green space known as The Meadow. Here, you will find a gazebo that can be used for a family picnic or BBQ with lots of space to throw a football or frisbee around with your friends and family.

Length = to Green Space 600m / to Spring Lake 250m

The Troll Trail terminates at a dock & The Meadow.

The dock at the end of the Troll Trail
Children having fun splashing at the dock on Spring Lake

The Ravine Trail

This trail runs along the north edge of Spring Lake Ranch and terminates at a playground. You may even get to see some gorgeous horses along the way.

The Ravine Trail at Spring Lake Ranch

In 1907, the Canadian Northern Railroad Company extended their railroad line over the Saskatchewan River and connected Stony Plain to their line. The original line was going to run through the Ravine Trail, so when you explore this area, you will see the built up mound where the tracks were going to be laid. Halfway down the trail the mound stops, as original construction plans changed and they moved the line further North to its existing location. Locals have said that you can find old railroad artifacts abandoned in the trees.

Length = 600m

Start or end at the playground near Spring Lake Ranch.

The Lake Trail

Have you heard of forest bathing? (also known as ecotherapy, grounding, forest therapy, Shinrin-Yoku or Sami Lok) It’s essentially walking through a forest with intention and awareness to improve your mental and physical health. Spending time in nature has various physiological benefits such as relaxation, stress reduction,  improved mood, self esteem and motivation. 

Along the Lake Trail, you will not only see Spring Lake but also get to explore a beautiful Environmental Reserve forest. You will see many trees (and homemade tree forts) as well as unique flora and fauna to the area. 

If you continue past Range Road 20, you will discover the quiet country roads that can add more steps and make your walk more of an adventure.

Length = 500m

Another option is to circumnavigate Spring Lake with a variety of trail and road walking, this loop is approximately 5.5km.

Do you want to enjoy the trails for yourself? We welcome you to visit SLR.

You can also tour the last remaining lots for sale and view our latest homes for sale by making an appointment here and explore the Ravine, Troll and Lake Trails at your leisure!

Find Directions here…and see you at Spring Lake Ranch!

1. Take Highway 16A West of Stony Plain

2. Exit LEFT at Spring Lake

3. Turn LEFT at Range Road 20 (At Blueberry School)

4. Continue over railroad tracks

5. Take 2nd LEFT at Spring Lake Drive

Living Lakeside on Spring Lake

Ah, summer! What an amazing time of year. The days are longer, the sun is brighter and everyone has a little extra pep in their step. Living at Spring Lake Ranch means you can have access to a very active and healthy lifestyle, right out your front door.

Living Lakeside

Lakeside living at SLR in the summertime means that you can fish and bird watch in the morning, swim in the afternoon and paddle board in the evening. Having this gorgeous lake at your doorstep makes living at Spring Lake Ranch feel like a vacation every day.

Aerial Photo of Spring Lake and Spring Lake Ranch looking Southwest
Aerial Photo of Spring Lake and Spring Lake Ranch looking Southwest

Spring Lake Ranch Features

Spring Lake is just 25 minutes West of Edmonton and is a natural, spring-fed lake. With no farms directly on the lake, there are minimum pollutants running into the fresh, clean water which also decreases the likelihood of a tragic algae bloom from happening. There is no direct public access to Spring Lake, making it feel very private.

Aerial View from a Drone of Spring Lake looking north to Spring Lake Ranch
Aerial View from a Drone of Spring Lake looking north to Spring Lake Ranch

Nature found at Spring Lake

Spring Lake is a very quiet and serene lake, due to limited boat traffic and a speed limit of 12mph, making it a haven for wildlife. The most prolific are the birds! There are four pairs of Loons that return each year to nest and have their young. You will see Pelicans, Eagles and Ospreys soaring overhead, hear the Red Wing Blackbirds making their calls and spot Mallards and other ducks in the reeds.

Coyote Island as photographed from the north on Spring Lake
Osprey Island as photographed from the north on Spring Lake
Two Pelicans flying in Pelican Bay on Spring Lake, Alberta
Two Pelicans flying in Pelican Bay on Spring Lake, Alberta

Recreation on Spring Lake

Being out on the water has a very soothing effect on the mind, body and soul. If you are an avid fishing enthusiast, Spring Lake is a catch and release lake that is stocked each year with Rainbow Trout. In the winter, the lake is aerated to decrease the winter kill, making your catch extra satisfying in size. For those of you that like to launch, paddle and steer, you can enjoy the calm and quiet water by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Motorboats are allowed but are restricted to a 12 mile per hour speed limit.

Three people canoeing towards Osprey Island on Spring Lake in Alberta
Three people canoeing towards Osprey Island on Spring Lake in Alberta

Last, but definitely not least, nothing says summer like a big splash in the lake- cannonball style! On a hot summer day, after a nice little paddle, enjoy a dip in Spring Lake or if you want to take it up a notch, swim some lengths!

Girl jumping off a paddleboard into Spring Lake, Alberta
Girl jumping off a paddleboard into Spring Lake, Alberta

Storm Watching Season at Spring Lake

Another favourite pastime of residents at Spring Lake Ranch is watching the summer thunderstorms pass through the lakeside community. With long view vistas, you can see the storm coming from miles away. Once it arrives, you can watch the electrifying lightning from the safety of your covered deck and listen to the loud, booming thunder. If you are lucky, the storm will either begin or end with a spectacular rainbow (a double one if you’re extra lucky!)

Double Rainbow over Municipal Reserve Land at Spring Lake Ranch
Double Rainbow over Municipal Reserve Land at Spring Lake Ranch

Sun Worshipers

Some of us love to watch the sunrise early in the morning while others prefer to catch the evening glow of a sunset, or perhaps you love both. With Spring Lake as the backdrop, the colours and unobstructed views offer spectacular skies all year round.

Let’s Go Local ~ Our Favourite Restaurants Near SLR

One of the questions we often hear from people considering a move to Spring Lake Ranch is “What sort of restaurants are nearby?” It’s a question we love, because there are so many great options within a 15 minute drive!

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly dining or the perfect date-night spot, we’ve got you covered. Each of these 6 restaurants are in Spruce Grove and offer fantastic food. If you’d like to visit SLR to check out the community and/or available properties, consider making a day of it and grabbing lunch or dinner nearby!

Porta Romana

This family-style eatery features authentic Italian food made with fresh, local ingredients. Co-owner Pepeo grew up in Milan, where his father ran two successful restaurants. Together with Pepeo’s wife Karren and chef Aaron Smentek, the team at Porta Romano creates not only delicious food but a really beautiful, inviting ambience.

Recent Yelp review:

“Service is the best. Food is amazing . . . best place for a date or special occasion in Spruce Grove hands down.” ~ Joel A.

Tandoori Grill

If you like Indian cuisine, don’t miss this spot! The lunch buffet is amazing, with so many dishes to sample. If you’re coming to Tandoor Grill for dinner, allow extra time to peruse the extensive menu ~ and be sure to share with your fellow diners so you can all try a few things. Every single dish has so much flavour.

Recent Trip Advisor review:

“Spruce Grove, I hope you know what a gem you have! Tandoori Grill is amazing! Delicious, authentic Indian food which is well priced and always enough to take home some leftovers. They will adjust the spice level for you (mild, medium, hot). The beef vindaloo is absolutely divine.” ~Lara S.

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

Pizza lovers, look no further. Famoso knows what to do when it comes to cheesy, delicious pies of the savoury kind. All the pizzas are hand tossed and feature an airy Neapolitan crust that we can’t get enough of. Also on the menu is everything from soups, salads and sandwiches to charcuterie to pastas. Famoso is always a crowd pleaser and their Spruce Grove location is bright and welcoming with cozy seating.

Recent Trip Advisor review:

Famoso is my go to pizza place! Although there are many pizza outlets in the Parkland County area, there are none that can accommodate my allergen needs like Famoso does.
Although they cannot claim to be safe for celiacs, they are very accommodating in preparing my pizza in a separate space with careful service due to my gluten and nut allergies. I have never had a problem after eating what they serve me.
The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly. It’s great food for a decent price if you want a local treat!”
~Canadi-Lynn

Sakai Sushi Bar

Sushi is one of our favourite things to eat, and when it’s done well, there’s nothing more satisfying. So we were so happy to discover Sakai Sushi Bar, which offers a phenomenal variety with fantastic presentation. (One Facebook reviewer calls it “artwork on your plate.”) The restaurant’s sleek, modern decor and friendly service makes for an all-around awesome dining experience.

Recent Trip Advisor review:

“We have been here many times since they first opened. It is always excellent. Super, SUPER fresh ingredients and the service has always been excellent . . . if you love sushi this is THE place to go. So glad we no longer have to travel into Edmonton for great Japanese food.” ~Deidre K.

Something Else Restaurant

Featured as a “Worth the Drive’ eatery in Edmonton’s 2018 City Guide, Something Else offers contemporary Greek dishes, pasta and seafood. Which means it has something for everyone! Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, and enjoy delicious family recipes inspired by Chef Louie Balomenos.

Recent Facebook review:

The food was amazing and cooked to perfection. The flavours were on point! I had the calamari, mousakka + hummus, and the lamb souvlaki… sooo delicious. Great service! Can’t say enough about this place.” ~Anneluzelia Hernandez

Red Chili Leaf

Serving authentic Vietnamese and Thai food, Red Chili Leaf has a ton of tasty vegetarian, meat and seafood options to choose from. We love all the soups and noodle dishes, with rich, deep flavours that are especially perfect on a winter day.

Recent Trip Advisor review:

“Always amazing. Excellent service, fast, and the price was right! ~Tammy S.

Do you have any other favourite places to dine in Stony Plain or Spruce Grove? Let us know in the comments ~ we’d love to hear!

Video Tour of The Birchview, For Sale!

We’re thrilled to announce that The BIRCHVIEW is complete and Move-in Ready!

This 5 Bdrm (2 + 2 + flex room) design by Wilcor homes is a 1733 sq ft bungalow on a stunning private property at Spring Lake Ranch. It features gorgeous finishings in a modern palette and oversize windows with fantastic ravine views.

Check out the video tour above and view the full listing with photo gallery on MLS here. (Listing #E4175800)

To Book Your Tour, contact Angela Deblois at angela@angeladebloisrealty.com. This is a must-see!

Join us! Sept. 14th at HOMEWARD ~ A Spring Lake Ranch Social. (BBQ, Hot Air Balloon Rides + Newest Home For Sale Revealed!)

Whether you’ve recently discovered the community, have visited in the past, or are thinking about making SLR your home in the future…we welcome you to join us this Saturday, Sept. 14th for HOMEWARD. 

We’ve got so many fun things in the works.

HOMEWARD ~ A Spring Lake Ranch Social brings together the SLR community and beyond for a day of food, music, pop-up shops, home tours and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty and spirit of SLR. All welcome.1-6 pm.

Along with everything shared below, there will be a draw for some FANTASTIC door prizes!

Prize sponsors include: Dani + Madi (clothing boutique), Kristen Baker (artwork), Pet Food Etc., That Yoga Place, The Parlour, Sommerset Pumpkins, Windsor Plywood, Jalapeño Mama, Michelle Boutin (SENSE), Roxi W. (Stella & Dot), McLeod’s, Willow Nicole Cosmetics and more!

Please RSVP to scorker@springlakeranch.ca or the facebook event.

See the Newest Home UP^ at SLR

The BIRCHVIEW is newly complete and Move-in Ready! Be the first to tour this gorgeous 5 Bdrm Bungalow For Sale.

HIGHLIGHTS:

*Located in Juniper Lane which is a 3-property cul-de-sac, giving The BIRCHVIEW additional privacy along with Ravine views
*1703 square feet on main floor
*Open concept living
*Custom painted wood cabinetry throughout
*Onyx and Snowfall White paint palette
*Black with gold lighting and hardware
*Gorgeous master bedroom and en suite
*Floating cabinet in main bath
*Fully finished daylight basement
*Huge covered back deck with a gas line for BBQ, heat and year-rund enjoyment
*Oversized triple garage
*Two laundry locations ~ one up, one down (Make your choice or install in both locations! Beautiful patterned floor tile in downstairs laundry.)

Go UP^ in a Hot Air Balloon…

A huge shout out to Angela DeBlois, for organizing this super fun component of the day! Weather permitting, you can take an aerial tour of SLR! Hot air balloon rides in the RE/MAX balloon will be held from 3pm -6pm (as long as it’s not too windy). We can’t wait for you to see SLR from above.

Listen UP^ with Musician Danny Floyd Cole

This fantastic vocalist and instrumentalist will be performing at The Timberview from 3-6 pm. Danny Floyd Cole has been sharing his musical talent with Alberta audiences and beyond for more than two decades, and we are thrilled to welcome him to SLR for this special performance!

Pop UP^ Clothing + Art Shops

Dani + Madi is a clothing boutique with awesome, on-trend pieces coming soon to Spruce Grove. Owner Rachelle will hold a POP-UP Dani + Madi shop at SLR from 1pm to 6pm.

Kristen Baker is a freelance artist and illustrator (and SLR resident!) whose stunning artworks capture movement and fluidity. Kristen will show her works for sale from 1pm to 6pm. She also does custom pieces!

POP-UP shops will be held in The TIMBERVIEW. Stop by to browse and shop their collections.

Build UP^ with a LEGO Master Builder

When we learned that Patrick, co-owner of Sakai Sushi, is a master builder of LEGO structures, we knew it was something kids (and adults) would love to see! Above are just a few of the amazing things he creates. Patrick will be showing off his LEGO skills at The Timberview from 1-4 pm.

Eat UP^ at the BBQ! (Plus Games for the Kids)

We’ll be grilling hot dogs from 1pm to 6pm at The Timberview. 

There will be games and a balloon artist to entertain the kiddos. 🙂

*In keeping with the community spirit, we will be accepting donations at this event for the Ronald McDonald House

See you on Sept. 14th ~ we can’t wait to welcome you to SLR!

Meet the Husband-and-Wife Team Behind Wilcor Homes, Builder at SLR

This summer marks 12 years since Wilcor Homes built its first custom home at Spring Lake Ranch! What started as one custom design on 60 acres of land has grown into a beautiful community filled with homes and families.

Wilcor’s custom and spec homes feature natural elements like stone, timbers, and large view windows, and have been featured in Best Home, the Edmonton Journal, and Homes & Land.

Here, Sarah Corker and Rainbow Williams open up about their collaborative design process and how they help clients through the custom-build journey. Read on to find out who is the “dreamer,” who is the “realist” and what’s next for Wilcor Homes.

Congratulations on 12 years of Wilcor Homes! The real estate industry has had its share of ups and downs during that time, and yet Spring Lake Ranch has continued to grow. As a custom builder, what are some key things you’ve done to succeed in a challenging market?

Sarah: For us the main key has been building quality homes that showcase the kind of features people consistently love. We know that most homebuyers drawn to Spring Lake Ranch are looking for bungalows with features like the 3 car garage, finished basement, large windows, hardwood flooring, and custom cabinetry. 

We also continue to market ourselves in new and different ways. Social media is a component that has grown and changed so much in the last decade and we have prioritized growing and changing with it. The amount of people that have found us through Facebook and Instagram is amazing. Both are excellent platforms to tell our story and keep people looped in with what we are up to. 

Rainbow: We’ve stayed focused on what’s important to us. Quality construction, strong relationships with our clients, and building in limited quantities. We can’t control the market, but we can control what we do. Working with experienced contractors and staying current with building technologies and design, we attract clients that often become friends.

Can you tell us a bit about your process as a builder and designer? Do clients meet with both of you to design their homes? Who does what and how do you combine your ideas when it comes to design?

S: Initially clients usually meet with me to learn about the community, walk the lots and tour the homes. From there, Rainbow and I will sit down with them and discuss the building specifics of Wilcor Homes. We work on the home design together and have a lot of fun at this stage. We love talking plans, looking at elevations and trying new ideas. I then help people make their selections, from exterior colours and materials to interior finishings. 

I always say that I have the fun job and Rainbow has the challenging one in that I get to design and choose all the elements and he has to execute them and make it all a reality. Perhaps I am the dreamer and he is the realist!

R: We have a consistent process that each client is lead through. Typically, this starts with a meeting on site in one of our homes, either finished or under construction. 

Meeting the clients together reinforces our teamwork and allows them to see how we work together.  As our clients are different, so are we. Sarah prefers a visual, tactile perspective with materials and plans, whereas I am far more conceptual. These different styles compliment each other, like we do, and allows for a strong connection.

The homes you build feature a lot of natural materials like wood and stone, as well as oversized windows that bring in a lot of light. These elements will seemingly never go out of style! But what about design trends? What’s been inspiring you in the design world recently that you’ve showcased in your homes?

S: I love design and working with the newest trends while also building “forever homes”. It’s an evolving industry with new looks, materials and finishing techniques coming into play all the time. 

In my opinion, the more neutral the backdrop (paint and flooring) the more the home can grow and change with trends. A person can easily change a light fixture or cabinet pull to evolve with the times but to re-paint an entire home is a lot of work and expense. 

Currently, I am loving all the whites (both walls and cabinets) that are still on the scene but then pairing it with a hit of wood, metal or contrasting black. Tile is also an area that is really fun with more elaborate installation (herringbone, chevron, stacked and staggered techniques) and different shapes such as octagon, large format or super small format. A person can add texture and dimension without going crazy with colours. 

R: Sarah tends to drive our “trendy” aspects in the homes. We stay current by working with industry leaders for lighting, plumbing and flooring as well as drawing inspiration from design publications. For me the installation of practical and functional products with new technology is exciting. LED lighting, smart wiring, solar power and innovative kitchen concepts are a few areas I really enjoy exploring. Lastly, everyone likes a good shower, so using large or small format tiles and high quality plumbing fixtures all contained with 10mm glass makes a master ensuite that much better.

A lot of people dream of building a custom home, but feel overwhelmed by all the decisions involved. How do you help guide the process? 

S: We truly value all of the relationships we have developed over the years with our clients, with our suppliers and with our trades. Our focus on communication really assists our clients in staying well informed with the building process and allows them to come to us with questions and feedback along the way. We appreciate that custom building is a large undertaking for our clients so we do our best to ease the process. Part of this comes from our 12 years of experience in the industry and part of this comes from having built our own custom home so we totally understand what our clients are going through. 

Right from the beginning of financing and design, we guide our clients. We work with their lawyers and bankers to get everything in place. We then have a step-by-step process for them to make all of their home selections. Our suppliers are also a key part of this as they meet with our clients and assist them with choosing their products and educating them on the various options.

R: It starts from our first interaction with each client. We outline the process from start to finish, along with putting clear timelines on each decision. Then we work together with our suppliers and clients to ensure that we are staying on budget and on time. Lastly, we perform a review of all the material selections multiple times to ensure that the products are working together, and the clients are satisfied. Our extensive experience building custom homes help our clients feel confident as they navigate the selection process.

A big part of building custom at SLR is getting to choose your lot. How much does the lot size and views affect the kind of home that’s built on it? How do you optimize the property features? 

S: We call this Site-Specific Design and it’s a very important part of designing a home. We spend quite a bit of time on the vacant lot to determine the best views, optimal light exposure and maximum privacy. From here, we design the home to feature all of these aspects. Placement of windows is a big part of this as well as the decks. Each person is unique; some want to feature their deck to take in the hot, west sun, for example, while others prefer the morning light. 

R: During the master planning stage, we designed each lot at Spring Lake Ranch to have its own view channel. As we plan the home on the lot, we take this into consideration as well as conditions such as passive solar (specific window placements to take advantage of light and the sun) and location of trees for privacy, right down to the direction of the window openings for capturing cross breezes.   

Looking ahead, what projects are coming up at Wilcor Homes? How can people stay connected and learn about new homes for sale or building their own?h

S: The Birchview is nearing completion and it’s coming together beautifully. It’s a 3 bedroom bungalow for sale on one of the more private lots at SLR. From the back of the home, all you can see are trees. I am especially excited about the tile in this home — a combination of octagon and herringbone. Lots of whites with hits of black and gold. 

We are also working on a new custom build at Spring Lake Ranch, a build in the city and a new spec home. 

On September 14th, we are having a big community event with live music, a BBQ and the Remax hot air balloon! People interested in SLR should definitely mark their calendars and stay tuned for our fall building incentive. 

R: Each year we bring new designs to the community, and this year is no different. The Birchview combines a spacious master bedroom, larger en-suite with walk in shower, massive 3 car garage, 3 bedroom main floor, dual laundry location (for family living, or empty nesters), large fully developed daylight basement, and a new colour of James Hardie Siding. There are many special design features like unique tile, floating vanities, wall mounted faucets and a large walk-in pantry. It’s a fantastic home and we are very proud of it.  

This fall we’re planning to break ground on a new design similar to The Aspen, featuring new exterior elevations and same changes to the floor plan.  We never build the same house twice!

As always, we welcome all to sign up for the Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, but most important come out and visit us!  Nothing does SLR more justice than a walk on the nature trails, taking in the lake or just sitting in a gazebo listening to the orchestra of birds who call SLR home throughout the year.

Thank you so much, Sarah and Rainbow!

Check out SLR Homes For Sale here and Lots For Sale here. Learn more about Wilcor Homes here.

View The ASPEN 4 Bdrm Bungalow: FOR SALE

The ASPEN is a brand-new design by Wilcor Homes. This home is almost complete, and will be Move-in ready end of March!

The ASPEN backs onto a beautiful treed ravine, giving the open-plan kitchen, living, and dining areas gorgeous views of mature trees and tons of natural light.

This home is 1575 sq ft. with a fully finished basement, oversized walk-in pantry, black, triple-pane All Weather Windows, a fully finished basement, and triple garage. The garage has very high ceilings, offering the potential of a future lift system.

One of our favourite features of the ASPEN this stunning floor-to-ceiling white-tile fireplace. It gives the living space such a sophisticated look and feel.

For the exterior, we chose James Hardie siding in Deep Ocean and Pearl Grey. This is the first home at SLR to feature these fantastic new colours. Another feature adding to the curb appeal is the beautiful archway over the entrance.

The ASPEN blends exceptional craftsmanship with modern design. Check out a video tour here.

Interested in viewing this home BEFORE it goes on the market?

Contact Sarah Corker at 1.888.8671055 or scorker@springlakeranch.ca. And be sure to follow us on facebook here and instagram @springlakeranch for the latest updates. We look forward to seeing you soon at SLR!

Choose Your Finishings: New Opportunity on TWO Homes For Sale!

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With the launch of Phase 4 in September, Wilcor Homes has been hard at work designing and building TWO beautiful new homes For Sale. The ASPEN and The BIRCHVIEW bungalows are both located in Phase 4 (our final phase) with gorgeous views of the treed ravine.

With these new homes, we’re excited to announce a new opportunity:

YOUR HOME, YOUR WAY. 

If you dream of building a custom home, but don’t want the extra expense that a custom build brings, this is an excellent option.How it Works:

From Saturday, Nov. 24th until Saturday, January 20th, we are offering the chance to Choose Your Finishings with purchase of The ASPEN or The BIRCHVIEW. (This is a first-come, first-serve opportunity.)

1. Put your deposit down on the home of your choice.

2. Choose your finishings. This includes flooring, cabinetry, lighting fixtures and paint colours. The Wilcor Design Team is on hand to help guide you the process and connect you with suppliers.

3. Close on the home at time of completion. Both homes will be move-in ready Spring 2019!

The YOUR HOME, YOUR WAY Advantage:

Custom builds typically require a draw mortgage, with interest accruing throughout the build. This makes building a custom home out of reach for many people.

Your Home, Your Way is what we call a “partial” custom build, with the design completed as a spec home, and the finishings chosen by YOU. This option allows you to greatly customize your home’s style through its finishings, while still financing with a completion mortgage. This can result in an estimated $20,000 financing savings!

Sneak peek of the homes:

The ASPEN Bungalow
(Also shown in first photo at top of post.)
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Framing is already complete on The ASPEN, a 4 Bdrm (2 up, 2 down) bungalow with Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Great Room.
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Highlights:
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*Fantastic archway over entry for a great sense of arrival to the home
*1575 sq ft
*Oversized walk-in pantry
*Opportunity for the laundry on the main floor OR the basement – your choice
*Black, triple-pane All Weather Windows
*Fully finished basement
*Triple garage with very high ceilings offering the potential of a future lift system
*Ravine views with mature trees
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The BIRCHVIEW Bungalow

Located on Juniper Lane, The BIRCHVIEW is a 5 Bdrm (3 up, 2 down) bungalow with Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Great Room.Currently at what we call the “dance floor” stage, this home will be framed soon and completed for a Spring 2019 occupancy.

Highlights:

*Located in Juniper Lane which is a 3-property cul-de-sac, giving The BIRCHVIEW additional privacy along with Ravine views.
* 1703 square feet on main floor
* Open concept living
* Gorgeous master bedroom and en suite
* Fully finished daylight basement
* Covered back deck with a gas line for BBQ, heat and year round enjoyment
* Oversized triple garage

Interested in viewing these homes and learning more about Your Home, Your Way? Let’s connect!

Contact Sarah Corker at 1-888-867-1055 OR scorker@springlakeranch.ca. We look forward to meeting you.

Words from our residents:

“The homes are all beautifully designed and well constructed with high quality materials. We have enjoyed working with Wilcor Homes to make our home uniquely ours.”

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~Sharon + Len, owners of The TAMARACK

‘A Hidden Gem’: Spring Lake Ranch Featured in the Edmonton Journal

We’re excited to share the Edmonton Journal’s recent feature article on Spring Lake Ranch!

In “‘A hidden gem’: Spring Lake Ranch offers room to grow”, writer Laura Severs did a great job conveying what makes SLR such a special community:

“The calendar may say something different but spring, as in Spring Lake Ranch, a residential community outside of Edmonton, has just sprung forward.

The 60-acre lakeside community, located 10 minutes west of Stony Plain in Parkland County, recently released its last 15 lots as Phase 4 of the residential development is now on the market.

“What started as a vision or a dream is now a beautiful, thriving community with people living in their forever homes,” said Sarah Corker, director of Spring Lake Ranch. “We had talked about what will be — in 2008 when the shovels first hit the ground. It’s better than imagined.””

Read the full article here.

It shares details about Phase 4, Wilcor Homes, our upcoming Open House (Saturday, Oct.20th) and more.