If exploring new trails is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’re gonna want to see this list of rad Airbnbs to make your trip of finding new mountain bike trails truly an experience to remember. From the rustic cabin in the woods to the ultra-luxurious mansions, here are 20 options for your next MTB vacation in some of the top mountain bike destinations including Moab, Lake Tahoe, Crested Butte, and New Zealand.
There’s nothing like a private cabin in the woods to relax in after a long day’s ride.
This beautiful Pondhouse in Ashfield, MA is near 25 miles of singletrack at Dubuque State Forest. Surrounded by tall grass and nature, the house is screened all the way around, allowing the breeze in while you sleep. Plus, it’s a dog-friendly rental–bonus! Rate: $160/nt
This Mushroom Dome Cabin is an Airbnb classic in Aptos, California near Santa Cruz and Soquel Demo Forest. This dome home is part cabin and part treehouse immersed in the shade of typical Northern Californian Madrone trees and Redwoods. Rate: $115/nt
Instead of just camping, why not go glamping on your MTB trip to Idaho? Explore the many trails near Victor by day and spend the night in one of these glamping cabins. You’ll have a nearby creek, a personal firepit, wood stove, and best of all, a comfortable bed to sleep in. Rate: $118/nt
Ok, a cabin or campsite in the woods may be a tad cliche for a mountain bike trip. This is 2017 and you want a really unique experience. Then how about staying in a tree house?
This Waterfall Getaway is a treehouse built on a cliff that overlooks a waterfall. Located in Westminster, SC on the South Carolina/Georgia border, the home is on a 70-acre nature preserve with its own trails. Or drive 20 miles to find great mountain bike trails at Issaqueena Lake. Rate: $280/nt
This Treetop Hideaway is on the Tennessee/Georgia border close to Chattanooga mountain bike trails like Raccoon Mountain. Don’t let the worn and shabby exterior fool you, the inside is cozy and comfortable enough for four people, plus it has modern amenities like a bathroom and kitchenette. Rate: $245/nt
This Treehouse in Ketchum, Idaho is simple and totally chill. It would takes weeks or months to ride all the hundreds of miles of singletrack in Sun Valley. Cozy bunk beds and an outdoor kitchen are all you need at this Sun Valley base camp. You can walk to town or you can chill-ax here and enjoy the trampoline, zipline, and slack line. The icing on the cake? Staying at this treehouse costs only $69/nt, which makes it a rare find in a town full of millionaires.
Looking for something more modern than a treehouse? You can have both modern luxury and a serene woodsy setting with this Glass Cabin in the Woods located in Hillsdale, NY just a short drive from the mountain bike trails at Beebe Hills State Forest. With 16 glass doors, you’re never but a few steps from being outside to enjoy the forest. Rate: $350/nt
This Modern Pond House is in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Stonewall Falls Trail is near here, along with National Forest land and waterfalls in beautiful Rabun County. The home itself is on 21 acres of private property with nature paths, two ponds, and three creeks–the perfect spot for those who love the outdoors. Rate: $245/nt
This Lake View Home on the West Shore of Tahoe has views only surpassed by riding the Tahoe Rim Trail itself. There are great views of the lake from almost every spot in the house, including the modern and open chef’s kitchen and the hot tub on the back deck. Rate: $300/nt
This modern home in Park City has a sweet rooftop deck with the ever-essential hot tub. You’ll undoubtably be inspired by the many pieces of modern art throughout the home… just save your inspiration for riding the singletrack and flow trails at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. Rate: $399/nt
At this Red Rock Garden home in Moab, you can enjoy the stars and hot tub–or both at once! You’ll be surrounded by the famous Moab red rock in this private backyard patio. You’re going to need that soak after a long day riding The Whole Enchilada. Rate: $275/nt
And now it’s time to get super fancy. I mean, our uber-expensive taste in bikes must carry over to our vacation home choices, right? Well if your wallet is large enough for one of these mountain bikes then you might enjoy these ultra-luxurious accommodations.
Enjoy the deck life at this Tahoe City luxury home. The extensive upper deck has a large dining and grilling area and the lower deck has a new hot tub. The game room makes the perfect hang-out zone with a large cushy sectional, giant 60″ HDTV, fireplace, and billiards table. Rate: $760/nt
You’ll be surrounded by mountains in this incredible Crested Butte Ranch. The home, built on 300 acres of land, has lakes, aspen trees, horses, and a remote feel, yet is only one mile away from the town of Crested Butte. Bring your bikes (and fishing poles!)–I think I hear Trail 401 calling for you. Rate: $1200/nt
Crested Butte was once an old mining town in the late 1800s, and some of that old history has been preserved. If you’re looking for a vacation home with some old world charm, you’d probably like the next three properties.
This 1860`s log cabin in Crested Butte was once an Ice House. The interior is full of old logs and character. Hop on your bike from your front steps and ride to Crested Butte Bike Park or Green Lake Trail. Rate: $397/nt
This former Trading Post turned spacious guest house for eight in Moab takes you back to living in the Old West. The quaint wood burning stove, tile floors, and cheerful interior colors have redefined this meeting place in a good way. Rate: $563/nt
Heading internationally, you’ll find this old Water Mill in a small town in the Azores. A local MTB guide from the Azores calls this area “Enduro Village” and says the town of Faial da Terra has about 10 mountain bike trails. From the pictures of the mountains and oceans, it seems more like an “Enduro Paradise.” Rate: $76/nt
Enjoy Tignes – Val d’Isère Bike Park from the comfort of this Ski & MTB Studio in Tignes, France. What a great value, the room costs just $63/nt and access to the bike park and lifts is–get this–free!
This 200 year old cottage shares land with Bike Park Ireland. Bike Park Ireland has six mountain bike trails of varying difficulty and the largest pump track in Ireland. After you’ve ridden the bike park, the cottage is surrounded by its own walking trails and forests worth exploring. Rate: $141
Lastly, this B&B at Haven MTB Park is near Christchurch, New Zealand. What a great place to stay and be surrounded by trails! Haven Bike Park appears to have an extensive trail network with hand-built and machine-built tracks, plus there are at least 19 other mountain bike trails in Christchurch to explore! Rate: $36/nt
If you’re like me and are always looking for new trails to ride, consider that your destination may offer more than just a bike ride. Find a unique place and stay a while, bring your best buddies or just the fam, seek out new mountain bike trails, get lost even! Just take a chance living and riding like the locals do for a week or a weekend.
Your Turn: where will your next mountain bike vacation take you?