Case Resor’s new business is ready to take you to a party, drive you home from a party, or — if you don’t have a party in mind — provide a party for you.
Double Black is two 25-passenger buses tricked out for a good time and, perhaps even more importantly, to keep people who are having that good time from getting behind the wheel themselves.
“It’s been great so far,” Resor said of his new business, started just in the past month. “It’s the hospitality experience and not just the transportation. We provide what the town has to offer and do it with a fun ride.
“We want to make the ride as memorable as possible and get people home safe,” Resor said.
The two buses are equipped with 28-inch and 43-inch flatscreen televisions, a thumping sound system and wrap-around seating so passengers can sit facing each other rather than everyone having their eyes pointed forward as if they’re on their way to school.
People can rent a bus at rates starting at about $200 an hour, but it can get more spendy. One offering is a four-hour tour, the Creators Crawl, that takes the riders to a brewery, a winery and a distillery to sample the products, all while a nondrinking driver keeps things moving along in a sober manner. Box lunches can be arranged for people whose day is focused on their own food-and-drink tour or who think some sightseeing would improve their party. Photo and video services can be arranged for people who want to document their trip.
It’s legal to drink onboard, but only if people bring their own, Resor said.
Other likely party bus rides include getting people to and from concerts, birthday trips and weddings, Resor said. And with so many events shut down last year because of the coronavirus, he’s anticipating many people will be ready for the Double Black ride.
“I hear there are like 400 weddings set here this summer,” Resor said. “People are getting married on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.”
Resor attended college in Denver and while he was there saw similar businesses that took advantage of the popularity of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a popular outdoor concert venue west of the city. A bus ride to and from was a much safer and thus a more relaxing and enjoyable way for people to have a good time and stay legal.
A similar situation prevails in Jackson Hole, he said, with people enjoying themselves and wanting to avoid mishaps and DUIs.
“This is a great market what with how spread out so many things are,” Resor said. “We can make the ride memorable and get people home safe.”
Double Black can be reached at DoubleBlackTransportation.com.