Summer in the Rocky Mountains with THIRDHOME CEO Wade Shealy

July 20, 2016 • By Caitlin Adams


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You may think the Rocky Mountains region is just for skiing, but it is the perfect home exchange option for the summer! Experience the Rockies while the weather is warm and participate in hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, white water rafting and more! Recently, THIRDHOME Founder and CEO Wade Shealy and his travel group spent time exploring the Rockies and stayed in a member’s luxury residence at The Residences at The Chateaux in Deer Valley, Utah.


What was his experience like? Two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson will walk you through what great activities await when you home swap to the Rocky Mountains during the summer:


Read in Wade’s own words why a summer trip to the Rocky Mountains is a perfect home exchange experience:

“Although I have visited Park City and Deer Valley many times to ski, I had never spent much time out there in the summer. My son, his mom and I decided to give a summer trip to the area a try. Wow, we all agreed, it was the best vacation ever! Once you go out in the summer it will be your favorite place, I promise!  Our first morning fly-fishing the Mid Provo river, we landed 30 Brown trout. My son Adam brought in the largest at 19 inches and 5 lbs. Then a short plane ride landed us outside Vernal Utah to float the famous Green River. The class 3 rapids and the scenery made it the most memorable rafting we have ever experienced. Once we pulled out of the river we visited Dinosaur National Monument and saw a wall of hundreds of bones that were collected during a flood that occurred around 150 million years ago. On a scale of 1-10, this vacation was an 11. Grab a week now and experience the Rockies, you will be glad you did.”


Plane Ride to the Green River:

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Before Rafting the Green River:

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Fireworks on a summer night in Downtown Park City:



Click here to view all of THIRDHOME’s Rocky Mountain weeks available this summer and start planning your own adventure. Remember, you must be a member and be logged in to see availability. 

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