In 2014, Colorado became the first U.S. state to legalize marijuana. Since that time, several other states have followed suit and legalized it as well establishing dispensaries. Many Americans make the trek to The Centennial State to enjoy everything the state has to offer year after year.

If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Colorado to experience legalized marijuana and embrace a state filled with scenic views, consider visiting Golden, CO and book a stay at the Eldora Lodge. Located in the Colorado Mountains, we are a marijuana-friendly bed and breakfast with a smoke friendly, outdoor TeePee complete with a fireplace.

Check out a few of the marijuana dispensaries located near the Eldora Lodge to check out during your stay.


While there are a lot of dispensaries in and around Golden, CO that have popped up in recent years post-legalization, Lightshade has been around since the beginning. It first opened in 2011, three full years before marijuana was made legal in Colorado. Today, it serves both medical and recreational marijuana users and produces some of the most potent marijuana in the area. Cannabis aficionados from across the country come to Lightshade.

Trenchtown Cannabis

Much like Lightshade, Trenchtown Cannabis has been around since before marijuana was legalized in Colorado. It opened in 2010 and is owned and operated by marijuana growers that are committed to cultivating and curing some of the best marijuana products in the state. They also cater to both the medical and recreational marijuana crowd and utilize harvesting methods that make all the difference in the world when it comes to creating high-quality marijuana.

420 Wellness

If you’re interested in patronizing a place that specializes in manufacturing medical marijuana, 420 Wellness is the dispensary for you. They have basic medical marijuana products available as well as a wide array of edibles, concentrates, and so much more.

The Joint

While 420 Wellness has made a name for itself by dealing exclusively with medical marijuana, The Joint is the exact opposite. It’s the place to be for those who use marijuana solely for recreational purposes. They have more than 100 cannabis and cannabis-infused products for sale and can help you sift through them to find the one that you’re likely going to enjoy the most.

Regardless of why you’re visiting Colorado, book your next stay with Eldora Lodge for A TRUE COLORADO Experience. Call us at 303-642-7181 today to learn about our current specials or to secure a reservation.