Raequel the Housing Coordinator, the Interview
Q: Your husband is in the race, what is it with these singlespeeds, what’s
the big deal?
A: For me, riding without training wheels is a big deal… I feel like an
idiot. I ride a 3 speed. Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is, but I
am ready to find out. BRING IT ON!!!
Q: So housing, what is the scoop thus far? Is there much host housing
available at the moment?
A: I have few a sweet spots here and there. If you haven’t booked
accommodations yet, email me. Groups are difficult to place, unless they
are willing to stay super far away, like Bobby’s creepy camping compound. I
have a nice guest house for 2 in town that still available for the right
Q: Are the dorms sweet or what? Why are they so cheep?
A:OMG, I totally want to get down in the dorms. It’s like a dream/ flashback
come true. The dorms are located in town. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!
School will be in session. FRESHMEN RULE!! It’s a chance to party all night,
wake up and not go to class, just in case you missed that opportunity.
Q: What is the camping situation in Durango? Can you car camp without
A:Camping in Durango proper is limited. The United Campground is a few miles
from the river trail, a bike path to town, and then a few more miles to get
to the race course. It’s an easy ride. It’s a nice facility, with a pool and
old people in RV’s. Yay shuffleboard! You can also camp at Junction Creek-
that’s 4 miles from town. CottonWood Campground & RV park, 970-247-1977, is
located in town. Great location, but honestly, I know nothing about them. I
have a few willing hosts that will let people camp in their yards, but I am
not so sure you can make a fire. Bobby, a local racer and totally hot babe,
has plenty of camping on his creepy land miles, but its miles from town.
Q: What are the best hotels to look into? Where would you stay if you were
traveling to town for the big race?
A: Since I gave up smoking crack, I can no longer recommend Spanish Trails.
If you want to drop $200+ per night, I recommend the Strater in the heart of
downtown. It’s close to my favorite 5 Star restaurants and has running
water. More reasonable accommodations, that include light breakfast are the
Comfort Inn & the Best Western. There is also the new hostel. It’s even
cheaper than the dorm and also a great location.
http://www.durangohometownhostel.com Most any hotel on north main is great. If you
have a question about a property, feel free to email me prior to booking.
Q: Can you give us some contact info for those looking to ask questions? And
that booking company, what about them?
A: My email is Raequel@durango.net or firstname.lastname@example.org I will be
happy to answer your questions about hotels, hook you up with the dorm
experience or try to find you a host. Gateway Reservation is another great
resource. Gateway is a reservation service affiliated with the Chamber of
Commerce. Gateway can look for availability and rates of most local hotels &
It’s free. Call 800-409-7295 or http://www.gatewayreservations.com/