Wyoming Yarn Retreat
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April 26-29, 2018

 Join us for a getaway to the beautiful & historic town of Buffalo, Wyoming. We will be staying at the Historic Occidental Hotel where you'll get to enjoy a bit of history while knitting or crocheting away in the Lobby (pictured below), the Library or the Tea Room. Each room has a bit of history attached to it. A place where Teddy Roosevelt, Butch Cassidy and Calamity Jane stayed, among many others, the Occidental will most definitely be a memorable place to spend a few days. We've planned a visit to Mountain Meadow Wool where you'll get to tour the facility and hand-dye two of your own skeins to take home. There will be ample time to relax, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea and knit or crochet. You can also tour main street and check out the town. We hope you will join us.


Hotel Details:

Please visit the Occidental website to view the rooms. Rates vary from $80 to $135 a night. Please read room descriptions carefully as there is at least one that does not have a shower, only a tub (Hole-in-the-Wall Hideout) and the Bunkhouses are a shared bath. 

The Cloud Peak is not available for reservations this weekend. The remaining rooms will be held until April 13th so please make your reservation early to secure your spot. This is a very popular hotel and they are headed into their busy season. Once the rooms are released to the general public they will get snatched up quickly. 

When making your reservation be sure to tell the staff you are part of the Longmont Yarn Shoppe Retreat.

What's the Plan:

Check-in time is 4pm. Dinner is on your own. There are restaurants in the hotel and around town to enjoy with others. We will meet as a group at 7pm for introductions and an ice breaker activity.
Friday: Tour at Mountain Meadow Wool & shopping at their store, followed by a sack lunch and dyeing activity in the afternoon.
Dinner on your own.
Bittercreek Band performing in the hotel at 8pm
Saturday: Relaxed day to spend at the hotel with others visiting, knitting or crocheting. There are also opportunities to walk around town or visit many of the historic landmarks in the surrounding areas if interested.
Cocktails & appetizers at 5pm at the hotel.
Dinner on your own if desired and Bittercreek Band at 8pm in the hotel. 
Sunday: Brunch at the Occidental and departure back to Colorado. 

Retreat Cost:

Early Bird Rate of $180 if you register by April 5th.
After that it's $200. This does not include your hotel stay. You will still have to reserve your room at the Occidental. 

The retreat cost includes:
A Goodie Bag!
Breakfast Friday & Saturday and a brunch on Sunday
Sack lunch at Mountain Meadow Wool on Friday.
Cocktails & Appetizers on Saturday night
Tour and Hand-dyeing at Mountian Meadow Wool: each person will leave with 2 skeins of Wyoming wool that they have dyed. 

Participants are responsible for their own meals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and lunch on Saturday. There is a complimentary coffee room available throughout the day at the hotel. The Busy Bee Cafe, located in the hotel, has beverages and snacks available for purchase. 

Transportation is on your own. Carpooling is encouraged.