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U.S.'s First Cannabis Resort CannaCamp to Open in Colorado July 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | June 09, 2015

U.S.'s First Cannabis Resort CannaCamp to Open in Colorado July 2015

At first glance, Colorado's CannaCamp, which claims to be the U.S.'s first cannabis resort, would appear to be a silly gimmick or a desperate ploy to capitalize on the emergence of marijuana tourism. 

However there's a lot more to the 170-acre all-inclusive mountain resort. 

Located in Durango in southwest Colorado, the ranch, which is scheduled to open on July 1, according to the Associated Press, offers guests more than just a scenic outdoor environment where they can unwind and use cannabis legally. 

As far as accommodations are concerned, the ranch boasts nine cabins that combine to accommodate up to 40 guests. The two-bedroom Ponderosa Cabin sleeps four guests, while the Cabin Suite features room for up to seven people. 

Rates for the former start at $395 a night per person, while the latter starts at $449. 

Adventure activities offered at the resort include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and ziplining. But there's also some more unique activities like "Canvas & Cannabis" art classes, tie dying, yoga and tea tasting. 

The resort also boasts a plethora of dining options that guests can even pair with cannabis. Fillet of elk, beer cheese soup and banana pecan cake are among the highlights. 

"We're bringing an element of luxury to that adventurous, exploratory vibe of childhood summer camp —in a beautiful setting where visitors can enjoy marijuana in a safe, comfortable, social environment," said Joel Schneider, head of the management group opening CannaCamp, in a statement via the AP.

But if guests happen to forget that they're staying at a cannabis resort, they'll be reminded during the daily "Wake+Bake Breakfast" sessions and "4:20 Happy Hours."

Ironically, cannabis isn't provided at the resort, as it violates the law. But a concierge is available to connect guests with local dispensaries where they can purchase cannabis to use for the duration of their stay. 

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