A good train ride provides passengers with stunning scenery, high adventure and a bit of nostalgic romance. These classic rail trips through America's national parks include a panoramic dome car, a restored vintage railway and more!
An active California couple is ready for a change and decides it's time to move into the mountains of Boulder, CO. They're hoping to find a house with a home office, a great kitchen, plenty of space to grow a family and easy access to hiking trails. The market in Boulder can be quite competitive but their realtor is up for the challenge and knows their perfect mountain home is out there somewhere.
A young couple looks for the perfect starter home in Canton, NC, an undiscovered gem nestled in the southern Appalachians. However, their realtor worries their hopes for a two-car garage might be too much to ask in this charming mountain town.
A family of five looks for a mountain retreat in Kirkwood, CA, where they can escape the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and unwind. They also want a home with gorgeous mountain views that's big enough to entertain large groups of family and friends.
Soon-to-be empty nesters are ready to trade in their suburban Illinois digs for the pristine peaks of the Rocky Mountains. They hunt for the Colorado mountain home of their dreams in the towns of Conifer and Evergreen.
Tired of the heat and crowds, a Dallas couple looks to move to the grand mountains of Crested Butte, CO. They're looking for a newer, modern home with a great floor plan, fantastic views and a bit of space out of town to spread out and let the kids play. The town is small and the market is tight, but their real estate agent is confident she can navigate the limited market and find the family their perfect house.
A mother and son are on the hunt for a beautiful mountain home with amazing views and seclusion for her growing business. With most of her clients based in Portland, Oregon, she wants to settle in the nearby Columbia River Valley region that offers views of the Northern Cascade Mountain Range and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
A couple is on the hunt for a mountain home in northern Georgia, away from the chaotic city life of Atlanta, with plenty of room for their four teenagers and a fenced-in yard for the dogs. They want to settle down in a quiet community that's close to family and friends where they can enjoy the spectacular views.
A couple is ready to search for their dream mountain home in Estes Park, Colorado. They want a feeling of remoteness, yet proximity to town to enjoy fine dining. They both enjoy hiking and have recently taken up rock climbing, so being near a national park is imperative. They challenge their real estate agent to find them the perfect house with south-facing windows, an open floor plan, a naturally landscaped yard and a large kitchen.
Avid outdoor explorers are ready to trade in the dry heat of Phoenix, AZ, for the mountains of Durango, CO. They want to escape the city life and find a home with picturesque mountain views while still being close to downtown restaurants, shopping and diverse culture. She wants a true mountain getaway and would love a remote home but he'd love a community feel in something closer to town. Their realtor will have to balance the needs of rural with local access but believes he can find them the perfect home.
Looking for inspiration and adventure, a best-selling author and her Army vet husband have landed on top of historic Signal Mountain, TN, to find a new home for the next phase of their life. She needs peace and quiet to write, while her husband wants to continue a life of service with a local volunteer fire department. They both want spectacular views and easy access to nearby forests to pursue their shared passion for geocaching and hiking.
Newlyweds recently decided to blend their family of seven and want to find a place for the kids to grow up in Mills River, North Carolina. The couple loves the outdoors and hopes to find a home near hiking, biking and running amenities. They also want a home that's centrally located to their jobs and the kids' schools.
A couple wants to escape the rat race in crowded Seattle and get back to their roots in northern California's Humboldt County. One wants a home with an office so she can continue her career, and the other wants a huge kitchen for entertaining. They both also want a home in the mountains so their kids can grow up surrounded by nature.
A couple decides it's time to find a new home with more space and better views. Currently living in North Bend, WA, they're hoping to stay local so they can take advantage of the Cascade Range Mountains that surround the area and their daughter can stay close to her friends. She wants a home with an open floor plan that lets in lots of natural light and he's hoping the new home will come with a home theater space. The market in the North Bend area is highly competitive but their realtor knows he can find the perfect home that fits their wishes.
A Seattle couple wants to limit screen time and move to Washington's famous Mount Rainier to give their kids the same outdoor-themed childhoods they enjoyed growing up. It's a tall order for their real estate agent as they still want proximity to the city but also a big fireplace and space for family gatherings.
A couple hopes for a drastic change of scenery as they make the jump from Texas to the mountains of Draper, UT. They're especially excited about Utah's outdoor activities from hiking and biking to skiing and sledding. She hopes the house has a gourmet kitchen that will allow them to cook for visitors and he's requiring the new place to have expansive mountain views. Finally, their dream home will need enough space to accommodate her parents because they're moving in, too!
A young Southern California couple has grown tired of enduring hours in the traffic just to reach indoor rock-climbing gyms and is ready to move to sunny Tucson, Arizona, where the city is surrounded by mountains they can climb any day of the year. They're also looking forward to hosting a steady stream of friends and family from their native Canada, so they'll need ample guest quarters and an outdoor living space with a great pool. Luckily Tucson is still a town where great deals can be found if you're willing to put in the work and their real estate agent is ready to comb the hills to find the perfect rock-climber's retreat.
A couple of motorcycle enthusiasts from Salt Lake City are ready to be closer to the wide open roads of Bountiful, Utah. They have their hearts set on finding a modern-contemporary home where their kids can have the space and security they need to enjoy their childhoods. He's also hoping to find a home with a three-car garage where he can tinker with his many machines. It's a tall order for their real estate agent but she's sure she can find them their dream home before the house hunt runs out of gas.
Outdoor enthusiasts, Dan and Karen have been frequent vacationers to the mountain resort town of Stowe, Vermont. They are looking to get closer to the mountain community they love and give their two sons the opportunity to be at the foot of the ski slopes of Mount Mansfield, with every outdoor activity at their disposal. But with a large wish-list to go along with their big budget will they find a place perfect enough for all of their family's needs?
Park City, Utah, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, bringing newlyweds Kathleen and Carey here to set their roots. As first time homebuyers, this young couple is looking for a place to call their own in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. They hope to settle into a mountain home that offers every outdoor activity they can hope for right outside their front door. But with their budget of $325,000 can they find the perfect home and space for their three dogs?
Cory and Kathryn Chalmers have been living the daily city grind in Los Angeles, California, for years. Now they're ready to swap their concrete jungle for the mountain wilderness of beautiful resort town Sun Valley, Idaho. They're looking for a home with ample space for their animals, beautiful mountain views, and close proximity to outdoor adventure and alpine sports. But, in the competitively priced Sun Valley area, their budget of $500,000 means their agent will have her work cut out for her to find the right mountain home for this active family.
Rob and Dana are successful entrepreneurs with hectic schedules. They're ready to find a mountain retreat in Pennsylvania's gorgeous Jim Thorpe area where they can escape the demands of their busy lifestyle and unplug in the great outdoors. They want a house as unique as they are, with ample privacy and enough space for outdoor fun with friends and family. In Jim Thorpe's thriving market, the couple's budget of $350,000 means their agent will have his hands full trying to accommodate their wish list.
Tiffany and George Fox are active newlyweds looking for the perfect home where they can put down roots in the gorgeous mountain resort destination of Park City, UT. She's looking for a big, versatile kitchen to accommodate her love of cooking, while he's after ample living space to host his large family when they come to visit. But in Park City's red-hot housing market, finding a house that checks all the boxes on their wish list could be a real challenge. Will they be able to find the mountain home of their dreams on a budget of $425,000?
An active professional couple with a toddler have a rental that's quickly becoming too small. Now they're ready to buy their forever home in Idaho's gorgeous resort town of Ketchum. She wants space for their growing family and he wants a modern aesthetic that fits their style, but in Ketchum's competitive market, finding a house that has it all is no easy task. Will their real estate agent be able to check every box on their wish list and still come in under their budget of $650,000?
Kellen and Sonja are new parents in search of a mountain home that will allow them to grow their family in the beautiful resort destination of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Sonja wants ample living space to accommodate their expanding family, while Kellen has his heart set on a picture-perfect view of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Can they navigate Coeur d'Alene's competitive housing market to fulfill everything on their wish list and manage to stay under their budget of $550,000?
When New York parents Chris and Heather first visited the high mountain hamlet of Midway, Utah, they fell in love with the town's old-world charm, panoramic vistas and access to fun outdoor activities. Now they're determined to find the ultimate vacation home among Midway's alpine peaks to give their city kids a healthy dose of the great outdoors and small town living. Chris is looking for the best view money can buy, while Heather insists the house feels like a vacation home. Can they find both without exceeding their budget of $700,000?