Life in a Resort Town – Starting a Business in Breckenridge, Worthy & Bond of The Bivvi
What’s it take to start a business in a resort town? How about a hostel in Breckenridge Colorado? The Bivvi, located at 9,603 feet above sea level, was started by two world travelers who wanted to design a hostel “crafted for the adventurers, ramblers, and the mountain gurus of this world.” With a skyline that includes several fourteeners, Breckenridge was forged by miner’s who came to seek their fortunes about 150 years ago. Evidence of those days still line Main Street today. You won’t find cookie cutter faux anything here – where even the Starbucks serves up drinks in an old yellow cottage. This small town aims to keep its own special friendly vibe by preserving its historic architecture and keeping the locals nearby with a hopping downtown full of restaurants, bars and shopping – and even an art’s district – the kind where real people go and the rest try to blend in as locals.
Worthy McCormick and Bond Camp decided to make this place home after spending college and a few years beyond on the Front Range of Colorado – where the biggest cities straddle the edge of the Rockies and the Great Plains. Breckenridge was an easy choice for them to start a business called The Bivvi, a hostel designed to create community and spread friendship far and wide, if only for a night or a few weeks stay. I got a chance to talk to them about what makes both Breckenridge and their hostel so special and how they’re making a go of it up in the mountains.
Click here for the transcript of the Podcast – Life in a Resort Town – Starting a Business in Breckenridge, Worthy & Bond of The Bivvi
The Bivvi Hostel
Town of Breckenridge Website
Breckenridge Ski Resort Website
Breckenridge Ski Mountain Jobs – through Vail Resorts
The shoulder seasons of life in a resort allow even business owners some downtime…
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