Tiny House Holland goes big for cannabis travelers
Sitting outside my bud & breakfast while rolling up a joint on a warm September evening just feels right. While cannabis has been legal in Michigan for three years, travelers in Michigan who enjoy marijuana are largely left out in the cold. Thankfully, a number of brave & forward thinking lodging hosts like Kari Reen & Tony Brown of Tiny House Holland are working to connect with the cannabis traveler through 420-friendly lodging.
“It’s way more fun than Airbnb, and I get to incorporate my love of all things cannabis,” Kari explains. “We’re just five minutes from downtown Holland and Ottawa Beach State park which have so much to explore. I offer a free preroll at check in, an there are a couple of stores that offer cannabis gifting, and we are only 15 minutes from the dispensaries in Saugatuck.”
They thoughtfully set me up with a couple different strains & a delicious infused drink along some products from the CBD Store in Holland that included a gallon of hydrogen infused – ionized alkaline water to keep me hydrated & happy. Their attention to the guest experience extends to providing an excellent guide to all Holland has to offer, so in addition to a visit to the beach & Big Red (the iconic Holland Harbor Lighthouse) I also had a full list of restaurants to choose from with offerings from Thai food to a delicious breakfast at DeBoer Bakery (looking at you, Crab Benedict!).
Sean Roby is the CEO of Bud & Breakfast, a website for cannabis travelers that launched in 2014 and now boasts over one thousand properties worldwide. “We got our first Michigan listing about 2 and half years ago. We’re up to 20 or 30 now and we’re getting more every day. There’s a different kind of mentality when you’re a Bud & Breakfast host rather than a traditional vacation rental. We’re seeing people across the country lean into experiences that cannabis travelers are seeking from bringing in a micro-dose infused chef to CBD massages. It’s way beyond a bud bar. The whole point is to make it into a cool experience for the traveler and the people that are doing that are the people that are winning.”
With the success of Tiny House, Reen & Brown are definitely winning. They have added two additional Holland rentals you can book on Bud & Breakfast: the Forest Hills House (right over the fence from Tiny House) and the Gypsy Wagon. Check them out & happy trails to all of you!!
“The tiny house is SO gorgeous and so relaxing! It’s the perfect little getaway! The products and care the host brings to the table are 🔥🔥🔥”