Welcome to Bud Voyage, the Emerald‘s monthly column by Ashley Laderer discussing all things travel, cannabis, and how combining the two can make your adventures that much better. Wanderlust may ensue…so pack your bags, prepare for takeoff, and get ready to join the other mile high club.
Laderer is an avid traveller, and writer who splits most of her time between New York and Los Angeles.
Smoking at your Airbnb or hotel? Yeah…probably not the best idea. Many hotel policies have strict rules against smoking cannabis on the property, even in states where recreational use is legal. And Airbnb is seemingly always changing policies surrounding customers’ rights, making it feel risky to smoke on the property.
Enter: Bud and Breakfast, the Booking.com or Airbnb for stoners. No questions about it, all the listings on this site are 420 friendly, and encourage cannabis use. In fact, some properties even provide you with cannabis included in your reservation, or at least provide you with something to smoke from so you don’t have to travel with your bong (10 out of 10 don’t recommend).
Here are some of the coolest Bud and Breakfasts currently available. Envision yourself unwinding at these unique homes, and get to booking your next trip!
Hollywood Hills Panoramic Penthouse
If you want to live like Hollywood stars—at least for a few nights—this penthouse in the Hollywood Hills is perfect for you. Floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views allow you to see for miles and miles from the Hollywood Sign, to Downtown LA, and beyond. The private outdoor patio looks great for smoke sessions with a view. The property has private trail access if a high hike tickles your fancy.
Location: Los Angeles, California
We love a budget option! A Caribbean vacation doesn’t have to drain your bank account, and believe it or not, hostels exist amongst the luxury resorts and all-inclusives. You’ll enjoy Jamaican culture in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, for cheap if you’re cool with sharing a room with fellow travelers. You’ll be close to the beach, wildlife, and the Bob Marley Museum. Or, you can just chill, and smoke on the hostel’s big back patio that’s fit with rasta colored furniture. Hostels are a great option if you’re a solo traveller. Sharing a room with others lends itself to new friendships!
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
For accommodation that’s sure to be unlike any place you’ve ever stayed before, try out a “DomeHouse ,”made out of SuperAdobe. The owner says this is the place to come to connect with nature. The domes are in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, a less touristy town on the west coast’s Nicoya Peninsula. Here, you can experience “real” Costa Rican culture and history. Smoke and get in touch with your spirituality, Costa Rican folklore, drive to the beach and learn to surf, or explore nearby rain forests.
Location: Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Fawn Haven Cabin
For your own traditional cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, look no further than Fawn Haven Cabin. It’s about 45 minutes away from Denver. Stock up at the wealth of dispensaries in Denver, then get cozy lighting up by the fireplace, or hang on the patio for mountain views. If you want to make this vacation a big event (like the the chillest bachelor or bachelorette party ever) the cabin can sleep 10 people.
Location: Denver, Colorado
Looking to experience the unique wildlife that South Africa has to offer? Live luxuriously (at an affordable price) for a few days in a three bedroom villa in the southern peninsula of South Africa, about 45 minutes from the Cape Town airport. You’ll have direct beach access, and will be located about 30 minutes from other famous beaches, such as Boulder Beach—yep, the one with all the penguins. From the villa, which is located in a private eco-estate, you’ll have views of the Constantiaberg Mountains and the sea. The huge veranda and outdoor living space is perfect for smoke sessions, and then you can venture out to explore.
Location: Kommetjie, South Africa
If none of these sound like your cup of tea, the site has plenty more options to choose from all over the world. Browse and let wanderlust ensue!