By Beth Dodd
Mountain Wookies Smoke Gifts & Apparel in Woodland Park is better than ever now that they have expanded from their original 1,300 square feet to 2,500 square feet, all full of whimsical gifts and unexpected treasures.
If you’re looking for something with unique flair to decorate your home, explore their selection of tapestries, sculpture, wall art, incense, and gems and minerals. They have amazonite and smoky quartz from Lake George and gold encrusted turquoise from Cripple Creek, which can be found at Mountain Wookies without a rock hammer. For something more intimate, they have a large selection of locally made jewelry, body jewelry, tremendous tie dyes, scarves, and headwear for both men and women.
For the smoker, Mountain Wookies has Colorado-made blown glass pipes, e-cigs, cigars, vaporizers, shisa tobacco, hookah pipes, and other magical smoking contraptions. If you’re not familiar, shisa is a traditional Middle Eastern blend of molasses and tobacco smoked in a hookah pipe. The smoke is aromatic and flavorful, and best enjoyed socially with friends and family. If you’re looking for the best possible smoking experience, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Mountain Wookies can answer all your questions about their products.
“Our quality is high and our prices are low,” said Big John York, who owns Mountain Wookies with biz partner with Hippie Jon Meyer. “We appreciate all of our customers who make running this business a great experience.”
In fact, York and Meyer are showing just how appreciative they are by throwing a big 420 party at Mountain Wookies on April 19 and 20. There will be live bands and DJ’s both days. Saturday’s line up will include the music of Hypno Army, Blue Frog, and Klaus Valentine from 12 to 7 p.m. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vitamin B & E, Ded Beats, The Kannabis Cowboy, and COTC will play.
The 420 bash will also include live glass blowing by Rabbit Hole Productions and KGB Glass, raffles, free BBQ, a store wide sale, live painting and henna, door prizes and giveaways, a Hippie Jon Wook-a-like contest, and a cigarette rolling competition on Sunday.
You’ll also want to have your picture taken with Willie the Wookie. Willie was first sighted up on Pikes Peak in 1987 during the filming of an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. He used to hang out in Manitou until they raised their sales tax to 9 percent. Since he couldn’t afford the flat lands any more, he came back to the mountains and can often be found relaxing at Mountain Wookies.
Mountain Wookies also has a serious side. They are sponsoring a clothing drive on behalf of the Woodland Park Clothes Closet through Friday, April 18. You will receive 20% off your purchase if you bring in a donation of lightly used clothes.
Mountain Wookies is located at 109 W. Midland Ave in downtown Woodland Park. They are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can contact them at (719) 687-6479 or check out their latest updates on Facebook.