Hi, my name is Beth Durtschi Moore. I am the owner of Teton Hostel HideAway B&B which is actually my home that I turned into a Hostel/B&B in February of 2015. The hostel is located on 13 1/2 acres of land that is part of the 40 acre farm that I grew up on. My Grandpa Durtschi came here over 100 years ago from Switzerland so it is part of a family legacy!
How the hostel came to be...
I grew up in this valley then left for over 25 years. In the summer of 2006 we bought 13 acres of the family farm and built my dream log home out in the hayfield. Now that my 4 sons are grown I want to share my big beautiful home with others. Here's my main motivation for this:
The day after Thanksgiving 2013 I left on what was to be a 6 week Asia trip. After spending Christmas with my friends in Hong Kong I was to go to China but had a problem with my Visa so was not able to go. I had heard about the huge typhoon that had devastated parts of the Philippines just a few weeks before and decided to spend my last 2 weeks there doing humanitarian work. I ended up staying for 6 months! It was the most fulfilling and happiest time of my life and I decided I wanted to do humanitarian work the rest of my life. To be able to fund my humanitarian work I decided to rent rooms out in my home. I plan to close down or hire someone during the slower months of April and May and October and November to travel and do humanitarian work somewhere in the world.
In April and May of 2016 I went to Nuwakot, Nepal and helped tear down houses that had been damaged in the earthquake and also helped build an elementary school in Jalpa a small village in the mountains. While there I trekked to Everest Base Camp, a most rewarding experience!
I love this beautiful valley and enjoy backpacking, hiking, biking, horse riding, canoeing, kayaking and cross country skiing. I also play softball, volleyball and basketball. My favorite passtime is scuba diving but unfortunately I don't get to do it much.
I am very much a people person and am looking forward to meeting wonderful people around the world.