Are you a mountain biking enthusiast? These THIRDHOME properties are for you!

While some vacationers prefer to relax pool or beachside during their stay, some explorers prefer to be a little more adventurous. Keep reading to view a selection of THIRDHOME luxury properties that are located by some of the most exciting mountain biking trails in the world!

United States

From the Rockies to the Appalachians, the United States offers plenty of thrilling off-road terrains for mountain biking! Check out some of these ideal biking properties in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Colorado.

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Mountain Estate | Sun Valley, Idaho

Big Smoky Trail

Ride through the Sawtooth National Forest on an 18.4 mile straightaway or 57-mile loop. Shuttle services are available from Sun Valley. After the snow clears in July, enjoy clear meadows, rocky switchbacks and and river views.

Big Smoky Trail

The spectacular mountain views are just the start to what’s special about this home. The photos don’t do it justice, you must visit and see for yourself! Three sides of the house overlook large ponds, where you are likely to spot bald eagles, elk, moose, great blue heron and other local wildlife. Outside, enjoy the 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens and three smaller ponds with fountains. Offering 4 spacious bedrooms and only 8 minutes from the nearest mountain, outdoor activities couldn’t be closer! Click here for all properties located in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Big Sky, Montana

Spanish Peaks Ranch | Big Sky, Montana

Mountain to Meadow Route

Accessible from the base of Big Sky ski resort, this trail allows bikers to explore the ski area trails during the summer. This 5.8 mile one-way trail has a gradual ascent and is great for intermediate riders.

Mountain to Meadow Route

Spanish Peaks Ranch is as beautiful in the summer as it is exciting in the winter. This fabulous five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,400 square-foot ranch offers all guests the cozy comfort and panoramic views that come with Mountain living, as well as the luxury of unique architecture and amenities. Big Sky Resort is just down the road and offers an exclusive spa that is accessible to guests as well as easy planning for outdoor activities. Click here for all properties located in Big Sky, Montana.

Bend, Oregon

Stonewood Bend | Bend, Oregon


Explore the Flagline trail, a 12.1-mile loop with plenty to see! Your ride will begin with amazing views of Broken Top and Cascade mountains. This ride also has options to make your trip easier, or if you’re ready, more challenging!


This custom Northwest-style home is comprised of 8,000 square-feet with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms! Located in Bend, Oregon, with incredible views of the Deschutes River, guests are able to enjoy a luxurious stay surrounded by beautiful greenery. The expansive great room boasts a soaring stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, giving an ideal spot to unwind and take in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Pilot Butte and Tumalo Falls are located nearby to give guests the opportunity to bike and explore some incredible scenery! Click here for all properties located in Bend, Oregon.

Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado

Black Diamond Summit | Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado

401 Trail Loop

Start your ride with a 5-mile climb up the Gothic road to Schofield Pass. This trail is known to be one of the peaks of alpine biking! This is 14.1-mile loop with endless views of the Elk range.

401 Trail Loop

This expansive residence is positioned on Mt. Crested Butte in the ultra-exclusive ski in/out “Summit” area and takes in unparalleled views of the surrounding scenery. From this home, you can look over the Crested Butte Resort, the town and valley! Not to mention, 17 mountain peaks are visible from almost every room in the house. In the winter time, guests are able to ski-in and ski-out, but in the summertime, guests are free to bike the beautiful trails all around wonderful Crested Butte! Click here for all properties located in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Aspen, Colorado

Luxury Family Home on The Roaring Fork River | Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Snowmass Mega Loop

This breathtaking and challenging trail is an expert mountain biker’s dream! This 59.9-mile loop is a thrilling and exhilarating ride for those up to the challenge. Enjoy the landscape around you as you ride!

Aspen Snowmass Mega Loop

This beautiful 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 5,500 square-foot family home is located in a lovely neighborhood on a private road just 15 minutes from downtown Aspen! Located right on the Rio Grande Trail, adventurous guests are able to bike or hike their way to downtown Aspen or simply explore the nature-filled trail! Click here for all properties located in Aspen, Colorado.


If you’re dreaming of mountain biking with lake views or in the incredible atmosphere of Vancouver, get ready to reserve a stay in Canada!

Saint-Donat, Canada

Lakefront Designer Home | Saint-Donat, Canada


This steep, single track trail was completely built by volunteers. If you’re looking for fast and downhill, this is the trail for you!


This home is located on Lake Archambault, one of the nicest lakes in the Laurentians! This lakefront home is the perfect getaway for any guest wanting to explore the Canadian outdoors. Offering 4 bedrooms and accommodating up to 8 guests, there is plenty of room for the entire family! Saint-Donat is becoming increasingly popular among cyclists, who like to take the challenge of riding along the famous Chemin du Nordet to reach the village of Mont Tremblant! Click here for all properties located in Mont Tremblant, Canada.

North Saanich, Canada

Vancouver Island Dream | North Saanich, Canada

Mt. Fromme

This 6.6-mile loop is also a trail for experts! Start your ride with a challenge by climbing Mountain Highway. Enjoy views of beautiful Mt. Fromme from every which way!

Mt. Fromme

If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better spot than this elegant four-bedroom waterfront home. Nestled on 5,000 square-feet surrounded by the gorgeous natural splendor of Vancouver Island, this home includes access to your own private dock! Explore the nature around the home by biking the nearby trails all around Vancouver Island. Click here for all properties located in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Europe is full of unparalleled scenery from historic landmarks, to art, to incredible landscapes! Mountain bike all over Europe with THIRDHOME.

Impruneta, Italy

Villa L’Accursio | Impruneta, Italy

San Felice A Ema

A paved path for beginners awaits in Tuscany. Ride this 45.8-mile trail from Florence to Colle di Val d’Elsa with friends for an enjoyable Italian adventure.

San Felice A Ema

This historic Italian estate, located only 15 minutes from Florence, is situated on 10,000 square-feet and is surrounded by the stunning, rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Each of the 8 bedrooms is bright and spacious, featuring fabulous interiors and furniture. Bike the surrounding countryside with family or friends! Click here for all properties located in Tuscany, Italy.

Montreux, Switzerland

National Montreux Residence on Lake Geneva | Montreux, Switzerland

Villars – Gryon

This trail is known for unparalleled beauty and terrain. A few back roads can be taken throughout the 24.6-mile trail to ease climbing, so you can simply enjoy the Swiss landscape around you!

Villars - Gryon

Located in the luxurious National Montreux Residences, this high-standing four-bedroom residence features stunning views of Lake Geneva. With miles of peaceful lakeshore and stunning 19th-century architecture, you and your guests will love exploring the charming city of Montreux! Bike the beautiful mountains around Lake Geneva, or take a bike ride down the shore. Click here for all properties located in Montreux, Switzerland.

Cadaqués, Spain

Unique Farmhouse Retreat | Cadaqués, Spain

Roses Trail

This 10.31-mile ride in Cadaqués has amazing views of the Spanish hills and landscape! Ride with friends or family to a total ascent of 1,142 feet!

Roses Trail

Enjoy the peace of the Spanish countryside at this spectacular farmhouse, the oldest home in the village of Cadaqués. Just 20 minutes from town, you’ll spend your trip immersed in the stunning Cap de Creus Natural Park, surrounded by gorgeous vistas as far as the eye can see. Offering 6 bedrooms and accommodating up to 12 guests, this magical residence is a dream! Click here for all properties located in Spain.

South America

Argentina is home to some of the most spectacular mountain ranges and exotic landscapes.

Uspallata, Argentina

Argentinian Mountain Refuge | Uspallata, Argentina

La Tranquera

Ride this 14-mile single track trail during your stay in the Argentina mountains. There is no landscape or mountain range like it!

La Tranquera

Uspallata is a small, delightful town in a valley in between the stunning Andean String! It is a popular destination for the adventurous traveler looking for mountainous excursions. There are 5 private vineyards on the property for guests to enjoy as well as 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests. Mount Aconcagua Provincial Park is only a few miles away, which is the perfect setting for hiking and biking! Click here for all properties located in Argentina.

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What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Montana and Colorado this week?

THIRDHOME Exchange members have recently returned from Bozeman, Montana and Beaver Creek, Colorado. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experience!

Bozeman, Montana

Bridger Vista Lodge | Bozeman, Montana

This beautifully crafted, custom log home, is the perfect place to start your Montana ski getaway! Captivating mountain views are available from every window. There is a spacious great room in the center of the residence that is perfect for gathering with family after a long day of skiing! Some of the best ski slopes are located only minutes away in the winter, and don’t forget the easy access to white water rafting in the Gallatin and Yellowstone Rivers during the summer season. Featuring 4 bedrooms and the ability to accommodate up to 10 guests, Bridger Vista Lodge is perfect for the family all year long.

THIRDHOME member Kelly says “What a fabulous location and fantastic home! Our family with 2 kids visited in February of 2019. This home is located about 30 minutes North of Bozeman, 5 minutes from a great ski mountain, Bridger Bowl, and across the street from the nordic ski center. The home is very well appointed, with everything thoughtfully labeled and incredibly family friendly.” Click here to read more of Kelly’s review.

Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beaver Creek Landing | Avon, Colorado

This incredible ski-in/ski-out luxury residence is your answer to a seamless ski or snowboard vacation! Beaver Creek Landing offers 3 bedrooms, ski lockers, and heated garage parking to give you everything you need to hit the slopes with ease. Hardwood finishes and stylish appointments compliment the home and create a relaxing, warm atmosphere. Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, direct access to the ski lifts is a time-saving convenience appreciated by any frequent skier. Fine dining and shopping can be found 5-minutes away in lively Downtown Avon.

THIRDHOME member Emai says “Beautiful condo with amazing ski-in/ski-out access! Loved the salt water pool, the kids were in it every day.” Click here to read more of Emai’s review.

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In September of 2017, Founder, CEO and Chairman Wade Shealy and THIRDHOME members Miles Healey and Frank Maiorano set out on a motorcycle adventure across the American West. Read how their journey inspired an upcoming motorcycle tour through Europe. The route that they will embark on is considered one of the top routes for motorcycle enthusiasts in the world!

“Miles and Frank have been doing a similar route for the last seven years. They invited me last year and I said, ‘why not!'”-Wade Shealy

Motorcycle adventure

Wade Shealy found himself in Whitefish, Montana in early September 2017 with a bag, a bike and some close friends. He’d shipped his Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle Road King to Whitefish after being invited on the trip of a lifetime by his longtime friends, Miles and Frank. Wade had been riding since he was 16 but a ride like this had always been a bucket list item. Who didn’t want to make this trip after Easy Rider? There’s nothing quite like skirting the coast on a Harley.  

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Left to right: Miles Healey, Wade Shealy and Frank Maiorano in Montana


From Whitefish, Montana, the trio rode up I-90 W to Coeur de’Alene, Idaho, cutting West towards the Columbia River. They stayed at The Columbia Cliff Villas in Hood River before riding through the scenic Willamette Valley, through Portland and ending up at Lincoln City on the West Coast.

Motorcycle adventure

The trio cruised down the 101 and eventually hit Bandon, Oregon, for their next THIRDHOME stay at Bandon Cottage. The following day they crossed the California border and soon found themselves riding through the great Redwood Forest.

motorcycle adventure

The tall ancient trees soon gave way to coastal views and before long they were in Mendocino. Shortly after, the group ended up in Sea Ranch where they lodged at Prado del Mar. At night, the crashing of the waves lulled them to sleep before the next ride.

Motorcycle adventure

Miles and Wade on the West Coast

The next leg took them through the Bay Area, past San Fransisco. The non-stop scenery, the wind blowing past them, the thrill of the engine beneath; it was a sensory experience like no other. This fuel burn in parallel to the Pacific seemed to be the closest thing to freedom any of them had felt in a long time. After they passed San Jose, they were rumbling through California’s interior, the horizon painted with distant mountains.

motorcycle adventure

Wade, Frank and Miles taking a break in California


They rode straight through Santa Barbara and into Los Angeles, where their trip would come to a close. They were exhausted but happy to have taken part in something so special together. The thought of this amazing experience coming to an end was disheartening, to say the least. So they had an idea. Why not share an experience like this with other members? Moreover, why not take this motorcycle adventure to the next level?

motorcycle adventure

Now you can join Wade, Miles and Frank on a motorcycle journey through the European Alps along with other Inner Circle members, witnessing some of the world’s most beautiful country and mountainsides.

motorcycle adventure

Ride through France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on a 7-day exploration of Alpine Europe.

Experience Level Required:  Intermediate to Advanced Riders

motorcycle adventure

See some of Europe’s most historic castles and landscapes while staying at luxury hotels along the way. All while riding one of Edelweiss Bike Travel’s various motorcycle models. Many of the bikes offer two seats, so bring along your friend or significant other for this extraordinary trip.

Motorcycle adventure

When is this motorcycle adventure?

The trip takes place on August 12-20, 2018. But don’t wait to sign up! The deadline to put down your deposit is on January 31st, 2018! If you’re interested in joining this majestic mountain ride, contact our Director of Travel & Concierge, Liz Bates soon before availability runs out!

Check out the bike models and pricing below!

motorcycle adventure

For more information regarding the upcoming Inner Circle Alpine Best of Europe Motorcycle Adventure click here

Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Talk about a country’s hidden treasure.

The minute I started telling people I was going to this location everyone informed me I was in for a treat. That it was their favorite place in the whole country and I should get my camera ready.

Being a girl that usually calls Iceland home, I’m no longer easily impressed by nature’s beauty because some would say Iceland tops the list for beautiful destinations.

So how did Yellowstone National Park and my visit to Montana measure up?

I was impressed. Very impressed.

The sheer size of the park and the incredibly diverse wildlife still leave me astonished. How can one park be home to so many animals?

Here are a few facts about Yellowstone that will probably blow you away:

I spent just one day at Yellowstone National Park and truly, if it was by choice, I would have spent at least another week there searching every nook and cranny of this hidden gem including the vast mountains, rivers, forests and waterfalls.

As for the other areas around the beautiful THIRDHOME property I was staying in called Elk Run, there is the local town, Livingston. And I will immediately admit that I will dream of this little town often.

It’s small but it is full of life and culture. Being an Australian, all I saw around me was a movie set replica. All of a sudden I got a very strong urge to become a Hollywood actress and drive down the Livingston streets in my red convertible.

Local breweries, local seafood restaurants (yum!), libraries, and cafes galore with exceptional cold brew coffee for those hot summer days and natural food stores with fresh, green, healthy juices for breakfast. Everything this girl needs.

A signature activity that is done around this area, is taking a boat out on the Yellowstone River. You can just float down the river or opt for a fly fishing boat if you want an exciting fishing experience. In the evening, swing by Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa to take a dip in hot spring pools and whilst you’re at it, try their exquisite restaurant for a sensational local meal.

If you would like to be involved in the local nightlife, you have two options – check out Bozeman city about a 40-minute drive from Elk Run. It’s heavily a college town and the vibe of Bozeman is young and fun. Otherwise, for a more local experience, minutes down the road from Elk Run is Pine Creek Lodge. They had live country music blearing in their outdoor courtyard on Friday nights filled with everyone dancing the night away, great food and local beer.

Thanks for having me Montana and Yellowstone National Park.  And I hope to see you again soon.

-Sorelle Amore


Sorelle Amore won THIRDHOME‘s “Best Job On The Planet,” which garnered more than 17,000 applications from around the world. In her position as a Luxury Travel Connoisseur for THIRDHOME, she is traveling the world, staying in 12 luxury homes.

THIRDHOME is the exclusive luxury property and travel club that enables second home owners to exchange time in their home for stays in spectacular destinations around the world. Click here for more information on how to become a member.

Sorelle Amore, THIRDHOME‘s Best Job On The Planet winner, provides a tour of Elk Run in Livingston, Montana.

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Welcome to a cozy luxury home found on the brink of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.

You have arrived at Elk Run.  A large open floor house with 3 bedrooms, two living rooms, a hot tub, a large porch surrounding the triple story home, breathtaking views of nature in every direction and a heck of an amazing host to make your stay the best it possibly can be.

Elk Run looks exactly what you would expect a home to look like that is in Montana and near the precious Yellowstone National Park.

It’s all wood, and inside you will find wooden tables, wooden kitchen cabinets, wooden bunk beds, wooden floors, wooden lamps. There is wood everywhere. The décor is mainly tones of brown, with added antler lamps and skin throws on the floor to give it a country feel.

The backyard keeps this vibe in tact with the pool being a natural rock pool with a small cobble stone beach and wooden reclining chairs. During the very hot summer days, this pool will be your saviour.

At night time, the weather drops which is the perfect time to make use of the hot tub and enjoy the sunset views over the mountains with a glass of wine. Follow that up with a BBQ on the porch (or whip up a feast inside the large kitchen), and dine under the stars, or sit within the warmth of the sunroom with the semi circle couch formation – perfect for long chats with friends until the early hours of the morning.

A great advantage of Elk Run is its location. Pine Creek Lodge down the road is always ready to entertain you and feed you at night.

You’re also right on the Yellowstone River, so make sure to grab a boat and float down just like the locals do, or do a fly fishing tour if you are a keen fishermen.

For the horse lovers, book a horse riding session at Chico’s and follow up the ride with a swim in their hot springs.

During the day, you’re a stones throw away from the town of Livingston where you can enjoy a local brew at the Katabatic brewery, have a great cold brew coffee at Café Crossings or have a green healthy juice from Wheatgrass Salon to revitalize your body.

And of course there are also plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy! The Farmers Market is a must on Wednesday nights to stock up on some delicious healthy fruits and vegetables to cook up at home.

It cannot go without mention that Yellowstone National Park is just a 50-minute drive away from Elk Run. This park will leave you breathless. The beauty of nature here is second to none, with explosive geysers, tremendous tumbling waterfalls and of course the enchanting wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, mountain lions, bison, elk, deer and so much more.

Enjoy your stay at the Elk Run in Montana. It’s a place you’ll want to return.

-Sorelle Amore


Sorelle Amore won THIRDHOME‘s “Best Job On The Planet,” which garnered more than 17,000 applications from around the world. In her position as a Luxury Travel Connoisseur for THIRDHOME, she is traveling the world, staying in 12 luxury homes.

THIRDHOME is the exclusive luxury property and travel club that enables second home owners to exchange time in their home for stays in spectacular destinations around the world. Click here for more information on how to become a member.

Sorelle Amore, THIRDHOME‘s Best Job On The Planet winner, spends a day in Yellowstone National Park and spots bears and bison. She was staying at THIRDHOME property Elk Run in Montana.

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Sorelle Amore, THIRDHOME‘s Best Job On The Planet winner, explores Livingston, Montana and shows off some of the best activities and attractions to put on your list for a trip to the area. She stayed at Elk Run.

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