knitting in Buffalo Wyoming
Knitting in Buffalo, Wyoming
Discover the West
Nestled at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains, Buffalo Wyoming has rich history, scenic beauty, and most importantly for knitters, Mountain Meadow Wool Mill. This woman-owned mill is a powerful entrepreneurial success story and is unique in that the wool is sourced locally. With 100% traceback, the label of every skein tells which ranch it came from. Now that's knowing your wool.
Experience the new West and explore the old West. Stay at the historic Occidental Hotel where every Thursday is bluegrass jam night in the Saloon. Visit the TA Ranch and hear about the Johnson County Range Wars. Spend time at the mill. Experience the rich Basque culture of the area. Enhance your knitting as you learn from a skilled designer/teacher in residence for the week.
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Overview: Knitting in Buffalo WY
Knitting in Buffalo Wyoming
DATES & PROGRAMS:
• 2018: MAY 9-16 — Expect a skilled Designer/Teacher in residence
If fully booked, get on our wait list as we may have cancellations.
TO REGISTER: To register, first contact us (301.766.4543). Call the Occidental Hotel to select your room. $500 per person non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
LOCATION: Buffalo, Wyoming
THE EXPERIENCE: Discover the West
LODGING: Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, Wyoming. Select your room and book directly through the Occidental Hotel (307-684-0451). Ask for the Trips for Knitters rate. See LODGING tab for more information.
ACCESSIBILITY: We walk and climb stairs on this trip. While we take a coach to locations we visit, most venues involve walking and/or standing during tours. If you doubt your ability to tolerate a couple of hours on your feet, please contact us prior to booking the trip to discuss if accommodations are available. It may mean we simply need to insure your lodging is on the first floor; other times it may mean your ability to accompany us will be limited.
PRICING: $1,500 — includes meals, knitting classes, local transportation, tours, and project yarn. Save $50 if you pay by check. Payment in full is due January 15 2018.
TRAVEL: You make your own flight arrangements; see the Travel tab for more information.
TIPS FOR TRAVELERS: Preparing to Discover the West? See our Tips for Travelers page for registered travelers. Read the Trips for Knitters Responsibility/Disclaimer Statement.
We’re excited about the project and the instructor Tammy Thompson from Woolen Collectibles in Kalispell, Montana. Tammy has designed for years and has had designs published in just about every knitting magazine. She’s a skilled knitter and patient teacher.
Landscape of Texture
Take the texture of cables, knit and purl, twisted stitches and put it into a decorative square. In this class knitters will learn to put texture together in interesting ways, increasing confidence in textural knitting.
This is a great springboard for moving to the next level of cable design. Knitters will learn to read a cable chart and acquire knowledge about the cable symbols and what they mean in conjunction to your project.
Learn how to create the square and create a pillow to remember the trip, or make it the start of an afghan that Tammy has created. Details for the latter revealed in Buffalo.
what to expect
Visit Mountain Meadow Wool Mill to see every step of the operation, play with wool and choose yarn for your next project.
Tour the historic TA Ranch where you will learn about the Johnson County Range Wars and cowboy life after enjoying a fabulous lunch.
Experience the Basque culture through museum tour, a special dinner and entertainment by local Basque dancers.
Visit and shop in interesting downtown shops and galleries.
Take advantage of local walking trails in and around the town, including the Clear Creek Trail, which winds its way from the mountains, right by the Occidental Hotel.
See the antelope play in meadows when we leave town.
Eat delicious meals in interesting venues throughout town.
Connect with other knitters and enjoy lively conversation, sharing and learning from others.
Most importantly, plan to relax and renew. We’ve selected the Occidental Hotel for its rich history and comfortable spaces. This is a chance to slow down and take advantage of fine Western hospitality.
Subject to change, especially if we need to work around weather. Below are the primary activities of the day, in addition to enjoying downtown Buffalo, knitting time and workshops, short hikes.
Day 1: Arrive and settle in, hotel history and tour
Day 2: Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, tour and creative time
Day 3: Jim Gatchell museum; Bluegrass Jam in evening at Occidental Saloon
Day 4: TA Guest Ranch tour and lunch
Day 5: Fort McKinney, Basque Heritage dancers and dinner
Day 6: Mountain Meadow Wool Mill
Day 7: Knit night with local knitters
Day 8: Departure
Lodging: Occidental Hotel
135 years of western hospitality at its best
Select your room and book directly through the Occidental Hotel (307-684-0451). Ask for the Trips for Knitters rate. Choose between single rooms and multi-room suites. See PRICING tab for more information.
- Save! Share a room and share the cost.
Who makes travel arrangements? You make your own flight arrangements from a major airport near you. Driving may be an option depending on your location.
What airport should I fly into? Depending on where your travel originates, you are most likely going to route through Denver. From there, Fly Sheridan brings you to the closest airport to Buffalo: Sheridan, Wyoming, where we will pick you up. Alternatively, fly into Billings, Montana, Gillette or Casper, WY and rent a car.
What about sharing the cost of a rental car? We'll connect knitters traveling to Buffalo so that they can consider this option. Once we know who is coming, we can work together to figure out the most cost effective manner of travel. Do I need a car? Not really. Most of our activity is very local and walking will do. If you are bringing a spouse or friend who wants to do some exploring, a car will be helpful. Arrive early or stay late and explore the area.
How do I get from Sheridan to Buffalo and back? We'll pick you up. There are two flights a day into and out of Sheridan, so we'll have pickups and deliveries at both, if necessary. You can count the antelope on the 30-minute drive.
pricing per person
Per person fee of $1,500 includes meals, local transportation, tours, and project yarn. A $500 non-refundable deposit secures your space. Payment in full is due January 15 2018. Save! Save $50 if you pay by check instead of credit card/Paypal.
Lodging is extra; reservations are made directly at the Occidental Hotel. Ask for the Trips for Knitters rate. Single rooms will be on a group rate of $100.00 a night. Multi-room suites will be an additional $50.00 dollars per room. Save! Share a room and share the cost.
Contact us to discuss availability.
• The $500 per person non-refundable deposit is just that: non-refundable.
• All cancellations must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
• Cancellation does not necessarily result in a partial refund.
We strongly urge participants to purchase travel insurance to cover airfare and event expense in the event of cancellation. Shop through AAA, your travel agent or online sources such as Travelex.
- The $500 per person non-refundable deposit is just that: non-refundable.
- All cancellations must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
- Cancellation does not necessarily result in a partial refund.
- We strongly urge participants to purchase travel insurance to cover airfare and event expense in the event of cancellation. Shop through AAA, your travel agent or online sources such as Travelex.