The Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat has been scheduled!!
We're going to be at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge just south of Estes Park and bordering on Rocky Mountain National Park.
I visited the YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park and it would be a great place for a big family reunion, conference, etc. but it was just too big and too busy in my opinion.
With a minimum of 23 people, we can have Sunshine Mountain Lodge to ourselves and get wonderful home cooked meals to boot - they even have a cookbook called Sunshine Mountain Fuel. They specialize in vegetarian/vegan/raw food but can handle anything - we could even request Colorado raised buffalo burgers I'm sure.
The couple (Cory and Cathy) have been extremely responsive and are very excited to host us. The two times I've stopped in I've gotten rave reviews from the people who were there - and the reviews from TripAdvisor are excellent too. The two negative reviews are old and I even spoke with Cathy about them when I was there last.
Some brainstorming ideas for field trips include a visit to Switzer-Land Alpacas in Estes Park, Gleason's Fine Woolies Ranch in Lyons, Schacht Spindle Company in Boulder, and Interweave Press in Loveland.
The attached document shows the layout of the lodge and cabins - you can also check out photos of the lodge and cabins (and more) at Sunshine Mountain Lodge.
I'm CRAZY excited about attending MFKR in Seattle in a couple months!!! For anyone who can't make it to either MSKR or MFKR I hope you consider MRMKR!!