Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana

2020 Conference Event

Old West Dinner Cookout

During the 2020 conference in Cooke City an Old West Dinner Cookout is planned. This will take place at the Yellowstone National Park and will be a fun event in the Northern Rockies area that Hemingway enjoyed and returned to several times. We will be attending this cookout on Friday, July 24th 2020. Learn about the event here. Read the reviews. It's rated #1 at Yellowstone.

One catch, this optional event is open to the public and has a limited attendance. If you are even considering going to the conference we strongly encourage you to go ahead and reserve your place NOW for this popular event. You don't want to miss this one. Registration for this event will not be included in our normal conference registration.

You must register for this event yourself by either calling 307-344-7311 (Mention you are with the Hemingway Society, registering for the Old West Dinner Cookout on Friday, July 24th, 2020) or by registering online starting Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

A credit card is required to hold your reservation. Your credit card will not be charged if you cancel your reservation within 7 days of the cookout (before July 17th, 2020). You can enjoy a ride from the Roosevelt Lodge to the cookout location in either a covered wagon or on horseback. The covered wagon option is limited to 185 people.
This is special. Don't miss out on this.

Old West Cookout Menu

Steak (12 oz. serving for adults, 6 oz. for children), coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, chuck wagon corn, corn muffins, watermelon, fruit crisp, and assorted beverages.Vegetarian meals can be accommodated with advance notice.

Horseback Rides to Cookout

One-Hour Ride
The one-hour ride goes through sagebrush flats (following the trail used for the regular one-hour horse ride) to the cookout site. The return ride is direct and takes about 30 minutes. (To ride a horse a person must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh under 240 lbs, understand English, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over)

Two-Hour Ride
The 2-hour rides goes through woods, sagebrush flats, and meadows (following the trail used for the regular 2 hour horse ride) to the cookout site. The return ride is direct and takes about 30 minutes. (To ride a horse a person must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall and weigh under 240 lbs, understand English, ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over)

Wagon Ride to Cookout

Ride takes 30 – 45 minutes and goes through sagebrush flats (following the same road used for the stagecoach rides) to the cookout site. The wagons are canvas-covered with padded bench seats; each wagon is drawn by two horses.

Children 2 and under are free if they share from adult’s plate and ride on a lap. Child rate applies for children 3 – 11 years who will have their own plate. Any minor (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

Insider Tips

Since the cookout begins at dusk, this can be a perfect time to watch wildlife in the Roosevelt area.
One of the highlights of the cookout is enjoying a good old fashioned cup of coffee brewed over a campfire.
Some of the best cobbler around is served during the cookout. Be sure to save room for dessert.