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Mountain Views B&B: A Cannabis-Friendly Getaway

August 04, 2017 | WES ABNEY

This Cannabis-friendly getaway offers an unforgettable Northwest experience. Photos by Daniel Berman.

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Nestled in the rolling green foothills of Monroe, WA in full view of the glorious Cascade mountain range,  is a one-of-a-kind Bed and Breakfast that’s changing how pot and tourism intersect.

Named for the beautiful property, Mountain Views B&B is the brainchild of Tracy Rice, who has operated her B&B on the property since January 2014. She has slowly added to her eclectic collection of tiny houses, wagons and tepees, and has crowned the property with two beautiful treehouses this summer.

“Two months ago I had no treehouses and today I have two! It happened so quick,” Tracy said, laughing. “It’s been quite the experience, and as soon as I had the one up I knew I wanted to do another.”

Already planning a third and possible fourth, the treehouses offer visitors a unique twist on the typical bed and breakfast experience. Not only is smoking allowed, it’s encouraged, down to complimentary rolling papers and pipes available for consumption.

“Who wouldn’t want to get high in a treehouse?” Tracy asked, laughing. “It’s all about the experience. I keep a dab rig in one and a bong in the other to smoke in myself when I don’t have guests.”

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The Hashtag Treehouse is a modern design that lights up like a beacon in the night, with striking looks and a high vantage perspective from more than 20 feet in the air. The inside feels spacious and comfortable, with LED lighting and a table setup below with a loft bed for sleeping. Easily sleeping two, the room feels at home in the trees, right down to the reclaimed wood railings and the pot leaf themed bedding.

If the Hashtag house is a modern blend of tree and house, the Potleaf Treehouse is where hippy art meets living wood in a sensational design of colors and light.

Walking around the outside of this treehouse feels like a dream, with plants happily growing in the sunbeams that drift through the trees. Opening the custom cut door reveals a beautiful five wall design, with hand molding and painted walls of beautiful shimmering pastel colors, with a peaked roof of glass that lets light enter, and custom cut windows facing out into the forest. If it sounds like living in a dream, it really is.

Guests also have the option of renting one of two tiny houses, or a full suite in the main house, which includes access to a hot tub and other amenities. Whether inside or outside, guests are likely to meet Veggie Might, Tracy’s pet pig, who often wears tutus and is fully house trained. She also has an African Grey Parrot named Juma Sultan, who likes to question people “Where’s my Marijuana?”

The property and vibe reflects the personality behind the B&B, where Tracy is a superhost with an easy laugh and an engaging personality that immediately puts guests at ease. Her goal is to continue to expand the property, and to let people know that it is just a short drive out of the city.

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“I’m definitely doing the third treehouse. I want to expand into other recreational states with this model. Or sell everything and move to Costa Rica.

It’s between the two,” she joked.

“But really, I love having guests come and getting to share their experiences and crazy stories, I never know who is coming to stay next and I love it.”

On a given day, guests from all over the country and world stop by Mountain Views B&B to smell the clean air, try out a new experience and even get hassled by a parrot for pot. It’s safe to say there isn’t another place like it, and it’s the perfect summer escape for any 420 friendly traveler. And with the perfect hostess to provide the stay, guests from Seattle or beyond can feel good about a treehouse vacation.

“People come out and still whisper weed and marijuana like it’s completely illegal, and I have to remind them they can scream it and run through the fields while smoking,” Tracy said with excitement.

“They don’t need to hide anymore.”

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