Forney/Finley Homes for Trade or Rent

Mike Forney and Janet Finley own two spectacular homes in Colorado.  We live in a beautiful wood and stone home with cathedral celilings on 38 acres in the mountains  six  miles from the world-reknowned Steamboat Springs ski area.  Steamboat Springs is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts and summer hikers, campers and fisher-persons.   Our second home is a newly built loft right in the middle of Fort Collins Olde Town, 70 miles north of Denver.  Fort Collins is rated the most livable community in America by Business Week and Money Magazine.

    We have had wonderful experiences trading our homes with like-minded folks in France, Kenya, Australia, Mexico, Thailand, the Bahamas, Florida, California, Hawaii and Arizona.  We are active retired people who love to travel and experience new places and new friends. On the other hand, we don't like to be away from our marvelous life style here in Colorado for long stretches.  Two to three weeks is our limit, and ten days is optimum unless we are traveling to Europe or the Far East.

    We are always willing to consider locales like warmer climes on the water in the winter when we need to take a break from our daily skiing regimen, and spring and summer travel to Italy, England, Ireland, Germany, the Scandinavian countries, Costa Rica or New Zealand.  But we will consider other places too! 
We schedule a home exchange somewhere interesting every Christmas and New Years. If you have a place on or near the ocean and beach send us your offer!
    We prefer trades that involve each others primary homes on a concurrent basis but more recently we have done non-simultaneous trades.  We also like to trade cars, take care of one another's pets (we have two indoor cats) and meet one another face-to-face during our visits.  Check us out if you are interested.    Email us at



See Steamboat Springs Home link below for pictures.  It is about 3,500 s.f. with a master suite, dining room, living room, office and kitchen on the upper level. Decks surround three sides of the upper level with an outdoor hot tub, barbeque grill and two separate outdoor seating areas.  The lower level includes a lovely family room, two large bedrooms, bath with Jacuzzi and a small kitchenette.  Comfortable for three couples with two pull out couch-beds too.

See Fort Collins Loft link below for pictures.  1,500 s.f with a West view of the mountains. Two full size bedrooms, one a king, one a queen with two full bathrooms, outside deck and beautiful kitchen. One block to Olde Town shopping, restaurants, concert hall, indoor community pool.  75 miles of beautiful bike trails within the city, and our bikes are there to use. Underground parking