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Biggest Little Getaway 2019 Summer Retreat

It's that time of year again: time to start getting excited about this year's Jimmy Beans Wool Retreat! From June 27th-30th, 2019, we'll be hosting a wonderful weekend full of community, learning, shopping, and YARN.

Stay at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in Reno, located along the Truckee River and Reno's Riverwalk! Transportation to and from Jimmy Beans will be provided, along with gourmet meals hand-picked by the Renaissance Head Chef.

We have some of the most talented instructors and industry experts, ready to share their knowledge and skills during our event! Join our knit and crochet experts for a weekend of informative and fun classes that are sure to increase your skill set and sharpen your crafting chops!

Our sponsors will make your weekend unique and inspiring, starting with giveaways and swag bags. They will also be on-hand throughout the event, ready to show you their most popular yarns, garments, or notions. You can expect trunk shows, needle tastings, pop-up shops, color workshops, and so much more!

All this, and exclusive access to the Jimmy Beans Wool warehouse, for the most exciting shopping event in the country! 22,000 sq feet of yarnie goodness awaits you. Don't forget to make a pit stop in our new Yarn Arcade, coming just in time for the retreat! The best part of this expedition?! Whatever you buy will receive FREE SHIPPING back to your house! No need to worry about your new stash fitting into your suitcase, because we'll get it to your doorstep for you.

For the full rundown of our 2019 summer retreat, check out the video below:

Book Now!


June 27th-30th, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday)


Renaissance Hotel in Reno, NV
(One South Lake Street, Reno, Nevada 89501)

Located in downtown Reno next to the Truckee River with gorgeous views of the Sierras, the Renaissance Hotel features a spacious dining area, plenty of comfy seating for guests to sit and chat, and is in walking distance to downtown casinos and entertainment. And did we mention there’s bocce ball?


*Pricing includes lodging, all meals, all classes, and all events hosted by our sponsors and partners.
*Prices include taxes, gratuities and resort fees
*Cost is payable in full or in 3 payments
*You may specify a roommate on your registration form (please be sure to send your forms in around the same time), or we will happily match you with one


  • 3 nights lodging at the Renaissance Hotel in Reno, NV
  • All meals (dinner on June 27 through brunch on June 30), plus snacks and beverages
  • All scheduled classes
  • Your own personal swag bag

Special Guests:

  • Cascade
  • Blue Sky Fibers
  • Diane Soucy
  • And of course, Laura (aka Jimmy) Zander!
  • More Coming Soon!

Sign Up By:

May 10, 2019


  • Book Now Online or give us a call to secure your spot - believe us, you don't want to miss out!
  • Phone: (775) 827-YARN (9276)
  • Toll free phone: (877) JBW-KNIT (529-5648) (within the United States)
  • Email: