Alumni Entrepreneurs

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Candace Lemon, BA, 2002Durango Hometown Hostel Logo


Durango Hometown Hostel, LLC

Type of Business


Date of Operation


Contact Information

Durango Hometown Hostel

736 Goeglein Gulch Road
Durango, CO 81301

Email Candace

(970) 385-4115

Description of business, organization, invention

The Durango Hometown Hostel sleeps 26 in four dorm rooms. Guests can take advantage of a fully equipped kitchen, common areas with a library, fireplace, wireless and house computers. The Hostel is a simple, social lodging alternative for budget travelers of all stripes.

Evergreen helped prepare me for my professional life in the following way

I often got the sense throughout my studies at Evergreen that the more I learned, the less I knew. The world exponentially expands through inquiry, collaboration, research, dialog... Starting and operating my own business has been very much the same. Evergreen taught me to be flexible, creative and to not shy away from the untidiness of life-the questions that have no clean answer, the endeavors that seem improbable or impossible at the outset. After the who-what-when-where of the things I learned in college have receded from my mind, it is the intangible way-of being-in-the-world stance that I developed during my time at Evergreen that remains.

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