Marijuana tourism is booming. But even in places like Colorado—where buying for recreational or medical purposes is easy and legal—it’s still unlawful to smoke in public and prohibited in many hotels. Thus, travelers are hard pressed to find places where they can consume without running into trouble. So what’s a weary marijuana enthusiast to do? Quickly becoming the “Airbnb of marijuana tourism,” Boulder-based Bud and Breakfastis hooking travelers up with cannabis-friendly accommodations worldwide.
While many of the listings are still in Colorado, there are plenty of 420-friendly rentals all over the world (from tipis in the wilderness to villas by the ocean). We perused the offerings and found 15 solid options for your next travel destination.
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While its marijuana-friendly policy hasn’t been heavily advertised, the family owned hotel in southwestern Colorado added “420 Friendly” to its sign last summer, and business has been booming ever since. But staff are equally interested in talking up the local hot springs and San Juan Mountains as they are in swapping medical marijuana success stories.
This 420-friendly bohemian home has everything you need for a perfect ski trip: room for nine (or more) of your closest comrades, stunning views of Breckenridge Ski Resort from the hot tub, a wood burning stove and grill, 3D TV, discounts at local pot shops, and a volcano vaporizer.
This private mountain lodge–which has incredible views of the Rockies–rests on 120 acres of wilderness, where your only neighbors are coyotes, bears, and mountain lions. If that doesn’t freak you out when you’re stoned, then recharge on the trails or in the hot tub on deck. You can’t partake recreationally here unless you use a vaporizer, but you won’t even have to go into town since both the bud and vape are supplied.
This 10-bedroom chalet, which comfortably accommodates up to 35 guests, is a choice retreat for family reunions, ski trips, or corporate events. The property’s individual homes can be rented in the winter, and they’ll happily shuttle you to the nearby ski slopes, golf course, or into town for shopping. The owners even work with local shops to hook you up with all the fun treats, if you know what we mean.
There’s no cable or Internet, but you didn’t come all the way to Uruguay to check the game score, did you? This oceanside two-bedroom home gives you a chance to really unwind with nature. A spliff will make watching the sun setting over the water or stargazing at night from the beach or roof terrace even more special.
Embrace your temporary life in a tropical paradise by perusing Rum Bottle Beach, snorkeling, catching fish for dinner, or taking a leisurely bamboo raft ride down the river. Can you feel the stress of everything you left behind fading while you take in Montego Bay, healing herbs, and the harmonic sounds of the tiny tree frogs from your hilltop villa?
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at salmon fishing, white water rafting, or panning for gold, head for Alaska. Located on the Kenai Peninsula, this lodge features seven charming log cabins, five-course dinners, nightly campfires and live music...and their very own ice cream truck. They had us at ice cream, but we’ll come for everything else.
This light-filled penthouse atop a recently renovated historic 1880’s Victorian home overlooks Boulder's notorious Flatirons. Vacationers can enjoy the convenience of being downtown (and a block away from the nearest dispensary) as well as a mellow rooftop retreat.
While not exactly “by the sea” in the sense that your feet will touch sand the second you walk out the door, it is possible to plant your butt in one of these chairs by the water within four minutes by golf cart or eight minutes using your legs. For $60 per night in Mexico, we’re okay with that.
Situated in the middle of the Blue Mountains and run by a Rastafarian family, this hostel is also home to one of the first coffee farms in the area. Tour the family coffee farm and “420-friendly farms,” or go on excursions to see the Blue Mountain Peak, waterfalls, and other areas in Jamaica. There’s a huge terrace overlooking the mountains for you to enjoy rum drinks and the provided local strain.
Just two blocks from a beach “practically untouched by humans,” this Uruguayan abode was designed for relaxation. Hammocks hang in each corner of the patio for outdoor nappers, and the parrilla can be fired up for some tasty Uruguayan asados. Surfers can head down the way a bit to catch the best waves at La Pedrera. Spend the evenings watching shooting stars...and you’re pretty much in heaven.
This minimalist loft in the heart of the trendy Lower Highlands (LoHi) neighborhood has some of the best views in Denver. Observe everything from the city skyline to Pikes Peak on clear days from the south-facing, 20-foot-wide balcony. You can get tickets to any of the three major sports venues nearby, or just sit here and enjoy the night.
With a name like Cannabis Lodge and house rules like “Just chill and take your complimentary cannabis oil daily,” this is a mountaintop experience you can appreciate. Don’t worry about whether you’ll go swimming or sailing first. It’s the Jamaican way.
This is the real “Bud and Breakfast” experience in the wild. Within the San Juan National Forest, you’ll hike, bike, rock climb, fish, swim, and even lunch with llamas. The rustic bed and breakfast nestled in a high mountain valley also has tipis on the banks of the Rio Blanco. A reservation includes a breakfast of local delicacies and the renowned 4:20 Happy Hour featuring a selection of the finest organic flowers, concentrates, and infused edibles.
Sometimes all you need is a hammock and the breeze, and other times you need a full on “marijuana education destination excape.” Along with your lodging, Johnny’s “not so basic package” entails breakfast every morning, a sampling of micro-brews at three local breweries, and a free 45-minute private consultation at one of the best dispensaries in town. And that hammock will be an ideal spot after hitting their jacuzzi.
Nicole Bruce is a contributing writer for Supercompressor and Thrillist Chicago, and a hammock nap is just what the doctor ordered. Follow her on Twitter at @nicoleabruce, and tell her about your B&B experience.