Property Auction 2019-08-19T15:00:19-06:00

2019 Property & Adventure Auction

 

The Property and Adventure Auction is our best yet!

All proceeds support The Traveling School’s financial aid fund.

Auction Dates: September 12th – 27th


Ecuadorian Cloud Forest Home

Tucked on the edge of the cloud forest, surrounded by Glistening-Green Tanagers, Mountain Toucans and other rare birds among giant tree ferns, this home is a paradise for birders, nature enthusiasts, or for those looking to relax in a hammock on the porch.

Located in Mindo, Ecuador, the property sits at 1,450 m, with spectacular views of the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy including world-class birding, waterfalls, forest walks, tubing, rafting and ziplining.

This hillside home features bamboo beams, woven ceiling and beautiful black palm floors. Sleeping four guests, it has two bedrooms with a queen-size bed in one, and three individual beds in the other. The open kitchen fills with jungle air, and the dining and sitting area open out to terrace overlooking the garden and forests.

Mindo is two hours from Quito and the house is approximately 4 kms from the center of Mindo on a paved road. A car is convenient for getting around Mindo and the surrounding areas but is not necessary.

Learn more about this spectacular cloud forest home here.

Location: Mindo, Ecuador

Length of Stay: Up to 1 week

Accommodates: 4 (2 bedroom, 1.5 bath)

Availability: Year-round

Blackout Dates: None

Minimum Bid: $550

Full Vacation Value: $1,015


Cold Smoke Cabin

Come ski the famous cold smoke of Bridger Bowl just north of Bozeman, Montana. This luxury cabin sits within walking distance of the ski area and with on-foot access to Crosscut Mountain Sports Center Nordic ski and bike trails.

The home’s unique and sophisticated design makes for a comfortable ski vacation for the entire family. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, 10-12 can sleep comfortably in the seven available beds (one king, one queen bunk bed, four twins.) Enjoy the sauna or hot tub after a day on the slopes or relax while watching a movie in the fully equipped family TV room.

The town of Bozeman is just 16 miles away – go out to dinner or stock up on groceries to cook at home in the cabin’s spectacular and fully functional kitchen.

Location: Bridger Canyon, Bozeman, MT

Length of Stay: Up to 1 week

Accommodates: 10 – 12 (3 bedroom, 2 bath)

Availability: Fall 2019/Winter 2019-2020

Blackout Dates: September 22 – October 6, December 15 – January 15

Starting Bid REDUCED: $900

Full Vacation Value: $2,800


Northern Retreat

Rejuvenate in this spectacularly designed home outside the sleepy town of Dorchester, New Hampshire. This family home is a quiet retreat in the woods, and the dense forest with babbling creek noises will allow you to sleep deeply! 

This is a great vacation spot for winter or summer! Summer activities include great hiking trails to waterfalls and natural swimming holes, rock climbing, unique caves to explore, and the famous Squam Lake is nearby.

Winter months offer hiking and snowshoeing, downhill skiing at Teney Mountain (15 minutes) and Loon Mountain (one hour), not to mention sledding right in the driveway. The frozen and icicle-trimmed creek is a visual gem with a changing vista daily. 

Just a two-hour drive from Logan Airport in Boston, this secluded paradise is also close to amenities and great restaurants in Plymouth and Rumney. Your whole family or a close group can convene for up to a week and sleep 7-13 in the three spacious bedrooms. When not exploring the surrounding area, you can spend time on the outdoor deck or cooking delicious meals in the high-end kitchen.

Location: Dorchester, NH

Length of Stay: Up to 1 week

Accommodates: 7 – 13 (3 bedroom, 2.5 bath)

Availability: Year-round

Blackout Dates: December 21 – January 5, August 31 – September 2

Starting Bid REDUCED: $1,000

Full Vacation Value: $3,500


Colorado Condo

Explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains any time of year from this lovely condo right on the Blue River. Centrally located in Silverthorne, this is a basecamp for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Near to several world-famous ski resorts, excellent fly fishing, endless miles of hiking trails and access to wild and beautiful wilderness.

Bring your family and friends to stay for up to a week in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom space featuring luxury finishes. Make home cooked meals in the fully equipped kitchen and relax by the warmth of the fireplace! The community hot tub will cure sore muscles from skiing or hiking.

Walk right out this ground-level condo to the Blue River and watch the abundant wildlife. Located close to restaurants and shops in Frisco and Silverthorne, this is a spot to get away but stay close to everything you need.

Location: Silverthorne, CO

Length of Stay: Up to 1 week

Accommodates: 6-8 (2 bedroom, 2 bath)

Availability: Year-round

Blackout Dates: November 30 – December 1, December 21 – January 5

Starting Bid REDUCED: $650

Full Vacation Value: $1,750


Divine Downtown Digs

This charming apartment is in the heart of the historic Kenwood Neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will provide a perfect home-away-from-home for a long weekend stay.

Located just one block to Central Avenue of downtown St. Petersburg for food and fun, and only a 15-minute drive to the beaches for sun and sand!

Glowing natural lighting pours in throughout, and there is a spacious screened-in porch. With two beds, one private bedroom, one bathroom and a stocked kitchen, this is a great property for couples or families of four.

Enjoy the Florida sunshine from this private and charming downtown space! Learn more about this property here!

Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Length of Stay: 3 nights

Accommodates: 4 (1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 beds)

Availability: Year-round

Blackout Dates: None

Minimum Bid: $125

Full Vacation Value: $250


 All proceeds from the property auction support program and financial aid support.

Thank you to our supporters who have generously donated the use of their vacation properties! 

Have questions about future auctions?

Contact Laura at lbrin@travelingschool.com or 406-586-3096