Emerald Farm Tours offers a different slice of nirvana.
Travel agents who have guests seeking unique experiences in the US can now recommend a cannabis holiday. Travel curators can tie up with Visit Mendocino’s Emerald Farm Tours to organize enchanting cannabis-based trips that would make the perfect Instagram post.
A micro-dosed seven-course meal, weed walks, cannabis trails, a bakery that features artisanal cannabis products presented in bakery-style display cases, a cannabis museum, and a half-acre cannabis consumption lounge are the key attractions.
Two unique tours take travelers behind the emerald curtain.
The Northern California Cannabis Tour’s Mendocino Experience offers a four+ hour guided tour that dips deep into the Redwood Valley with a visit to a fully operating sun-grown cannabis farm and heirloom cultivation nursery. Meet the master grower and enjoy an afternoon of bud-tasting by the koi ponds while wandering among the crops for the ultimate Instagram post.
Cost: $420.00/2 people
From Mendocino’s interior to the sharp contrast of Anderson Valley, a wine region sporting top-shelf Pinot Noir, sparkling and dry Alsatian-style wines, Emerald Farm Tours offers a different slice of nirvana. Visitors can tuck in for the Mendocino County Cannabis Trail, starting with a luxury Mercedes Sprinter bus arriving deep in the Mendocino redwoods for a hillside ‘weed walk’ with a host grower, followed by a box lunch in the forest.
Cost: $695.00/per person
From a cannabis-forward stay at the sleek Madrones paired with a micro-dosed seven-course meal at the Brambles, to a private 20-acre camp tucked deep in the ancient redwoods, Mendocino has a diverse line-up of options for canna- curious travelers. Visitors can slip into the stars via a private deck and spa at the MacCallum House, set in the village of Mendocino.
The “Everything But the Bud” package includes all the accoutrements for imbibing – along with delivery service – and the freedom to enjoy in an elevated hot tub. In Hopland, The Thatcher Hotel steps up with a contemporary minimalist decor and plenty of cannabis opportunities. Next door, the MendoCann dispensary offers a selection of top-grade locally-grown greens, including the popular Super Loud Farms Watermelon Mimosa. Visitors can pack it back for a smoke in the Thatcher’s alfresco lounge, paired with a classic craft Penicillin cocktail and wash the day away.
Tucked in Philo, surrounded by vineyards and towering redwoods, the Madrones and Brambles hit the sweet spot when it comes to a canna-cation with a culinary slant. The new Cannabis Tasting & Tour Weekends include a private tour to the legacy five-acre Sugar Hill farm, lodging and a cannabis-forward repast curated by San Francisco chef Bronson Macomber of Plato Verde Social Club. Other key regional romps include a visit to the Bohemian Chemist in the wine-centric Anderson Valley. This is the luxury stop with a bespoke line-up of notions and potions set in a vintage Art Deco apothecary. Focused on sun-grown cannabis, edibles and tinctures – with a well-appointed Oak Terrace consumption lounge and two adjacent wine tasting venues. Guests can stock pile Bohemian Chemist’s signature house products, as well as other small craft brands like Professor Snooks.
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