Owner, Amy, has been a Gunnison resident since 1999. She moved from Michigan to attend Western State College. Throughout her years here she has found time to travel, ski, climb, hike, and explore the Gunnison surroundings. She moved away a couple times for "good" only to find herself back in the valley. She not only runs the hostel, but also works with Crested Butte Mountain Guides as a local guide.