There’s no doubt that 2020 has put a halt to travel plans for many of us across the world. But entering a new year has us feeling optimistic to once again, discover new terrains and strains — and reap the rewards of a much-deserved getaway.
When the time comes, traveling post-pandemic will look a bit different than it used to, with the extra precautions in place. So why not take the stress-free route of “clamping,” aka Cannabis-Glamping?
Whether you’re planning ahead, or daydreaming of a destination, we hunted down the five coolest “joints” around that will inspire you to get your cannabis on!
Hidden in the Hills
If you’re looking for a history-filled hostel, this is the place for you!
The Hollywood Sign Chalet is located only steps away from the “HOLLYWOOD” sign in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, making it the closest possible stay in proximity to the iconic landmark. Here, in the heart of Hollywood, you are only minutes away from the hustle and bustle that is “showbusiness.”
The 1963 home is bound to have a connection to the lively party scenes of the swinging 60s. In fact, according to the listing published on BudandBreakfast.com, it was once owned by the band The Association, known for their songs Cherish, Windy, and Never My Love. it was also within the walls of the chalet where David Crosby met Graham Nash — two-thirds of the trio we know today as Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Aside from its ties to Hollywood history, the chalet’s unique “A-frame” shape, large panel windows, and wooden interior help to create the vibe of an indoor/outdoor cabin, perfect for clamping.
Photographs of the home were featured in Linda McCartney’s book, The Sixties, published in 1967. The home today still manages to encapsulate the “psychedelic sixties” in a modern and tasteful way, making it the perfect stay for any hippie at heart!
“High” Up in the Trees
Mountain Views Tree House Joint is clamping at its peak.
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Monroe, Washington, awaits the mystical getaway known as Mountain View Tree House Joint (MVTHJ). Since 2013, MVTHJ has been putting their own spin on the typical bed and breakfast with their alternative of “bed and bong.”
The property has a total of four treehouses, including: the Trippy Treehouse (the largest at 150 square feet), the Pot Leaf Treehouse, 420 Treehouse, and the Hashtag Treehouse.
Renowned tiny home designer Sunray Kelly, known for his whimsical architecture, built the Trippy and Pot Leaf Treehouses.
Each treehouse has heating, wifi, towels, and smoking accessories for your convenience. Guests share the bathroom, along with an eccentric outdoor shower. There is a social campfire pit for the late-night smokers.
MVTHJ offers the option to rent single rooms on the main property, or rent the entire space (including main property and all four treehouses). During the non-pandemic times, they even offer on-site camping. Whether you’re elevated in the trees or pitching a tent, cannabis can be consumed freely anywhere on the property.
For those looking to build on their farming skills in a low-key, relaxed environment, Big Hat Farms is the “joint” you’ve been yearning for.
Big Hat Farms is a legal cannabis farm located in the central Cascade Mountains of Washington state. The 10-acre secluded farm features two clear streams, each accompanied by gorgeous flowing waterfalls.
During a stay at Big Hat Farms, guests can learn the ins and outs of living on a cannabis farm by watering and caring for the plants. Guests can also help with the plant cloning process, planting, harvesting, and even processing the bud.
The tasks available depend on the season of your stay. Big Hat Farms does their planting April through mid-June, and harvesting takes place July through early October, according to the Big Hat Farms website.
Can’t make it to plant or harvest? No need to fret, there is always something interesting to learn on Big Hat Farms no matter what season you plan your stay.
Smoky Pines is known as the place “where friends and marshmallows get toasted at the same time.”
Smoky Pines is located in Thedford, Ontario, just off the shores of beautiful Lake Herron. Surrounded by the thick Carolinian forest, these cannabis-friendly cabins present a socially-distant stay for those who value their privacy.
There are a total of four cabins on the property. The newly renovated cabins come equipped with a bathroom, so there’s no need for late-night trips to the outhouse.
The cabins provide for a nice, clean, comfortable place to rest, but the best quality of Smoky Pines is the location. The serene forest is perfect for a clamping opportunity to relax and recharge, and being just minutes from the beach is an added bonus!
Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa is Ontario’s first cannabis-friendly resort. It’s located in Haliburton, only about a two and a half-hour drive outside of Toronto. Sir Sam’s sits on the edge of quiet Eagle Lake. The resort features fine dining and a luxury spa, in addition to discovering the many exhilarating outdoor activities .
Guests could spend their summer days at Sir Sam’s relaxing at the pool, or on the lake kayaking, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, or riding pedal boats.
The area surrounding Sir Sam’s is home to an abundance of quality green golf courses. During the winter months, Sir Sam’s ski slopes operate adjacent to the inn.
According to the hotel’s website, Sir Sam’s offers outdoor toking and designated smoking balconies. Although it isn’t free reign when it comes to sparking up, a cannabis-friendly luxury resort is a leap in the right direction for normalizing cannabis-friendly establishments.
The pandemic has given extra time to ensure your next trip is planned to perfection. So, when the time comes to plan your next clamping trip, you will be a step ahead of everyone else!