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The Potting Shed
Cannabis Friendly Lodging in Galena, Illinois


First things first: PER THE SMOKE FREE ILLINOIS ACT, THERE IS NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND IN ANY INDOOR PUBLIC SPACE ANYWHERE IN THE STATE. THIS INCLUDES INSIDE THE MAIN HOUSE AND INSIDE THE POTTING SHED! Rooms won't smell like pot. You won't get a contact high. And you won't have to worry about failing a drug test since there's NO SMOKING INSIDE ANYWHERE! Now that that's out of the way, let's move on to the fun stuff!
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Furniture in the potting shed

Galena's First and Only!

We are Galena's first and only cannabis friendly bed and breakfast! Between the two of us, we have 50 years of experience in the hospitality and service industry and we think we've done a pretty great job of making Aldrich Guest House a great place for you.

For our cannabis consumers, we have built a Potting Shed (see what we did there?) for you to enjoy your cannabis while you're here. This is separate from the house so that we don't bother guests who do not wish to be around it – there's room for everyone in the world!

And did we say ‘shed'?! Really, it should be called a tiny house since it's got some comfy furniture, a TV for streaming funny YouTube videos, heat/AC, and there's even a snack bar in it because we all know food is a completely different experience when high. We got your back!

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The Potting Shed
Cannabis-Friendly Lodging


And here's the nitty gritty/TL:DR version that we have to put in so that we're all on the same page:

– Please only consume in the Potting Shed...after all, no one wants to upset other guests.
– Due to the Smoke Free Illinois Act, smoking in any indoor public place anywhere in the state is prohibited...but you can smoke outside of the potting shed and then chill inside!
– When you return to the main house and/or your room, please be respectful of other guests – if it's late, be quiet. If you're in the throes of a giggle fit, get your laughing self back out to the Potting Shed till you get yourself under control.
– We have awesome neighbors and we'd like to keep them awesome. No, this doesn't mean offer them some of your green goodies (save your sharing for each other and your innkeepers *wink* *wink*), but it does mean to respect them, their property, and their privacy.
– The Potting Shed is for Aldrich Guest House guests only. Galena is super friendly and you're bound to make friends while you're out and about, but if you want to burn one with them, unfortunately you'll have to either get them to stay with us or find another place to do it.
– And if we missed anything, this should cover it: be cool and have fun, but don't be a jerk.  Wondering if doing something would make you a jerk?  Err on the side of caution and don't do it.

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What is the Potting Shed?


The Potting Shed makes Aldrich Guest House the first and only 420 friendly lodging in Galena and is the only place that cannabis consumption is allowed at Aldrich Guest House. It is more of a ‘tiny house' than a shed, but you have to admit, ‘The Potting Shed' is a pretty clever name, don't you think?

The Potting Shed is a separate building from the main house. It is fully climate controlled, has comfy furniture, free and fast WiFi, and a television so you can cast your favorite cat videos from YouTube because man those are way funnier when you're high! There is also a paid ‘honor bar' for snacks...chips, chocolate, peanuts, dried cranberries, and other things so you can make your own combination of yummy high food.

The goal with The Potting Shed is to be a cannabis friendly lodging option without disturbing those who don't wish to partake. Being physically separate from the house, it gives privacy in a legal, comfortable environment for those who want to enjoy cannabis while respecting the preference of guests who prefer to refrain.