Emerald Farm Tours offers a different slice of nirvana.
Travel agents who have guests seeking unique experiences in the U.S 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.
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, a half-acre cannabis consumption lounge are the key attractions.
Two unique tours take travellers 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 travellers. 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 décor and plenty of cannabis opportunities. Next door, MendoCann dispensary offers a selection of top-grade locally-grown green, including the popular Super Loud Farms Watermelon Mimosa. Visitors can pack it back for a smoke in the Thatcher’s alfresco lounge, paired with 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 wine-centric Anderson Valley. This is the luxury stop with a bespoke line-up of notions and potions set in a vintage Art Deco apothocary. 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.