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Fall Weaving Retreat 2019

Our biannual weaving retreat will be held Monday, September 23 for 4 nights, checking out on Friday, September 27th. The price is $550 per person and includes your stay at Critter Mountain Ranch, class time with Kathie Butler and all supplies, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner to be served at Critter Mountain Ranch. At the end of the retreat you will have learned how to set up a loom and will take home a beautiful hand woven scarf made with yarn from Kathie’s own alpacas.

This four-night retreat will take place about an hour away from Durango in the lovely town of Dolores, Colorado. We have collaborated with Kathie Butler to bring you a very exclusive experience available to the first four people who sign up. Kathie owns and operates The Nature Center in Dolores that features hiking trails, alpacas, a welcome center, and an awesome weaving studio where the retreat classes will be held. She also owns and operates Critter Mountain Ranch, which is close to The Nature Center, and is where you will be spending the four nights for the retreat.

Critter Mountain Ranch is a 1,600 square foot ranch home that has been split up into accommodations appropriate for up to 4 people. Joy Caldwell will be your hostess for the retreat. Registration is available by calling Joy Caldwell at 435-760-7517. Payment is expected in full by August 19, 2019. Once paid, if you need to cancel at any time, there will be a nonrefundable service fee of $125 deducted.

For directions and more information about The Nature Center, please go to

For directions and more information about Critter Mountain Ranch, please go to