By Cassandra Dowell
The opening of a 170-acre cannabis resort in Colorado has come to a halt as its proprietors must now seek a new location.
The MaryJane Group (OTCQB: MJMJ), a hospitality management company based in Colorado, had announced earlier this summer that it would be opening an all-inclusive getaway in Durango, Colorado, for adults who enjoy cannabis. On July 3, 2015, the MaryJane Group announced that CannaCamp, a “bud and breakfast” mountain resort, is now exploring options to bring the CannaCamp concept to life elsewhere in Colorado for summer 2016, while continuing to explore additional locations for expansion.
According to The Durango Herald, The MaryJane Group had formed a joint venture with Silverton, Colorado, resident Vanessa Roberts to establish CannaCamp on the ranch her in-laws had owned for more than 45 years. However, the ranch was recently sold and the new owners are not interested in leasing the land to be used for the CannaCamp concept.
“I’m disappointed beyond words that the originally planned CannaCamp Bud+Breakfast location did not work out to our standards,” said Joel Schneider, CEO of The MaryJane Group, in a statement. “We’ve dedicated enormous amounts of time, resources and money to the CannaCamp Bud+Breakfast concept; but, sadly, our land partners failed to secure the 170-acre ranch in Durango we had been promised. We’ve decided the best decision to maintain the integrity of the Bud+Breakfast brand is to discontinue our partnership with that land partner and continue with our own expansion.”
While the ranch is currently on hold, the change in plans has not deterred the company’s expansion efforts. The company also announced on July 3 that it would be opening a third property in Colorado. The newly leased Hotel San Ayre in Colorado Springs will join the company’s two Bud+Breakfast locations in the Denver area.
According to a statement from the The MaryJane Group, the Bud+Breakfast San Ayre is a “boutique-inspired former motel property located in the heart of Colorado Springs.” The property is currently accepting reservations for its opening on July 15 and will offer cannabis-friendly lodging and amenities similar to those found at The MaryJane Group’s established Bud+Breakfast locations in the Denver area—Bud+Breakfast Adagio and Bud+Breakfast Silverthorne.
Hotel San Ayre can accommodate 34 people in 11 rooms/suites, a company spokeswoman told MJINews. In addition, smoking is allowed in the property’s social lounge, outside patio areas and private decks.
“Hotel San Ayre will have a full-service lounge where they’ll serve Bud+Breakfast’s signature Wake+Bake breakfast and happy hour,” the spokeswoman added. “That’ll include smoking accouterments, TVs, full guest kitchen and beer and wine. The patio features a large area for lounging along with an eight-person hot tub.”
For any guests who had already booked at CannaCamp, The MaryJane Group will honor those reservations at one of the company’s three Bud+Breakfast locations.