- Posted by agency-it
- On April 27, 2018
Since Colorado first legalized marijuana back in 2012, there has been a massive rush of tourists heading into the state, looking to partake of this now legal pastime.
The problem? Colorado has an outright ban on smoking in public places, and many tourists do not have a private place to go to enjoy their newly purchased cannabis products.
The answer? Book a room at one of Colorado’s 420-friendly hotels while you’re in town.
What Does it Mean to be 420 Friendly in Colorado?
Despite the fact that marijuana has been legalized for both medical and recreational use, there are still many limitations on where you can consume. The state has left it up to each independent hotel to decide whether or not to provide space for cannabis users, within the confines of the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act.
Some hotels have opened their arms wide to cannabis, allowing smoking anywhere on their premises. Others have been more reserved, allowing cannabis only outdoors in designated smoking areas. Either way, these are both examples of how a hotel can be 420-friendly rather than banning all cannabis use at their locations. As a rule of thumb, smoking cannabis indoors is not allowed, but vaping and edible consumption are.
The good news is that many of these hotels have partnered with local dispensaries to offer discounts, and help you find a room if you aren’t sure where to go. Search for dispensaries near me online, and you can ask around.
Cannabis Friendly Hotels
If you’re getting ready to book a room, here are the hotels you need to know about:
1. The Solarium International Inn & Hostel
This quirky and fun Inn & Hostel is located in the heart of mid-town Fort Collins and offers private and dorm style rooms. Decorated with vibrant colors and a community centered focus, The Solarium Inn & Hostel also offers a variety of wellness treatments including massage and yoga. Their tropical, botanical courtyard features an atrium full of lush vegetation that grounds guests as they relax. Stroll the cannabis friendly outdoor grounds here, which include a large consumption friendly 40 foot tipi and a meandering brook on the edge of the property. The on-site community kitchen is also available for all guests to use 24/7.
Phone: (970) 5993817
Distance from Infinite Wellness Center: 3 miles
2. Fernweh Inn & Hostel
This unique property is located in the heart of Fort Collins, making any popular destination just a bike ride away! This unique property doesn’t allow for consumption indoors, but has a gated backyard that includes a bbq and patio to enjoy on. Rentals are available as individual rooms, shared dorm room style, or even a whole house takeover for friends or family. Reserve early, as space is extremely limited.
Phone: (970) 219-9493
Distance from Infinite Wellness Center: 2.3 miles
3. The Shangri-La Inn at Gaia’s Farm & Gardens
This little bed and breakfast are one of the most cannabis-friendly places to stay, just North of Fort Collins in the quite town of Laporte. This bohemian style, farm stay bed and breakfast is known for healthy, gourmet breakfasts and organic gardens. Not only do they allow cannabis use indoors and out, but they also allow it in their hot tub area. Make sure to book early, as the space is highly limited. Visitors can enjoy their farm, roadside fruit stand and greenhouse!
Phone: (970) 817-2186
Distance from Infinite Wellness Center: 6 miles
4. Stony River Lodge
The Stony River Lodge is a quaint lodge style hotel located outside of Loveland on the way to Estes Park. Nestled just under Palisade Mountain, the cozy outdoor garden is a designated cannabis consumption space, but all rooms are vape and edible friendly. Look for uniquely themed rooms and cottages, such as the Moose Room or Fisherman’s Room. Some reservations even include an outdoor grill and picnic table, so you can gather a few friends. This is a great choice for those who want to indulge but still take in the Colorado mountain scenery.
Phone: (866) 834-4724
Distance from Infinite Wellness Center: 35 miles
5. CanyonSide Campground
This privately run campground sits on private land inside of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, which makes it cannabis consumption friendly for responsible adults. Nestled in the Poudre Canyon, this campground is accessed by a scenic drive and is home to full furnished cabins, ten rv sites and a large camping ground. Enjoy an outdoor experience such as white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing or horseback riding. Book early – these spots fill up quickly through the summer season, and the grounds may be closed in the winter.
Phone: (970) 8813481
Distance from Infinite Wellness Center: 42 miles
6. Rustic River
Located just outside of Estes Park, the Rustic River Cabins offers great access to everything Colorado has to offer. Pet friendly cabins on 16 acres sleep between 2 and 8 people, and the 1940’s construction has a rustic look that makes you feel like you’re in the Rockies. Smoking on the property is allowed, but only vape and edible consumption are okay indoors – as you’ll find with most locations. You can enjoy a stroll down to the Big Thompson River as you enjoy Colorado cannabis, but remember to be respectful of other guests.
Phone: (970) 586-8493
Address: 2550 US 34 Drake, Colorado 80515
Distance from Infinite Wellness Center: 67 miles
7. Airbnb – locations vary
If you’re still looking for a place to stay overnight, you might consider heading to Airbnb. Many private homeowners have indicated online that their homes are 420-friendly these days. You can often find these homes listed on marijuana tourism sites as soon as they come available because they are in such high demand. When all the hotels are booked, this is a great way to go, plus you’ll get to mingle with the locals.
Cannabis Friendly Businesses
1. The Coffee Joint
Denver’s first licensed social consumption club & coffee house is now open! As a recipient of the first license in the social use program in Denver, the Coffee Joint is a safe social environment in which you can consume cannabis products. Their main goal is entertainment and education, but this club is strictly BYOC, or Bring Your Own Cannabis. They have all the accessories you would need there, but you can only vape, dab or eat cannabis on site. $5 gets you in the door with your own cannabis, and a free cup of coffee.
2. iBake Lounge
If you’re passing through, you may not have time to stop for a couple of days at a hotel. The iBake Lounge is a great place to stop and enjoy some legal marijuana before you head back out. This is the very first lounge that allows cannabis users to openly smoke and socialize in the safety of the private space. To be clear, the lounge does not sell marijuana products on their premises, so you will need to stop by the Infinite Wellness Fort Collins dispensary before you head inside.
3. Puff, Pass, and Paint
While everybody else is busy painting with wine, Puff, Pass, and Paint are taking things to a whole new level with their cannabis-friendly paint club. Bring all your friends down for a night of painting instruction and a mellow high. You’ll love the artsy atmosphere and the welcoming attitude of the staff. You won’t find another club like this anywhere else.
4. Golden Eagle Disc Golf Course
This privately owned and operated disc golf course is well worth the drive from Fort Collins. $3 per round or $5 all day to play on a well maintained course, with $15 to camp near hole 15. Ranked as the 5th best course in Colorado, this private site is open to responsible consumers on private land.
Your next trip to Fort Collins is going to be a blast with all of these great 420-friendly businesses and hotels in the area. These companies have gone above and beyond to make cannabis users feel welcome and safe amid a tangle of confusing laws. To learn more about marijuana-friendly businesses in Fort Collins, make sure you stop by the best Fort Collins dispensary on your way through. Infinite Wellness is here to answer all of your questions and point you in the direction of a safe, private place to enjoy your marijuana products. We can put you in touch with local hotels and lounges that support our industry.