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Amazing home, marijuana friendly, right in the 'pulse' of what's going in Denver"

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Real comfortable place, your home away from home

For our fourth year in business, things are going to a little different around here. I won't be here. Unfortunately, I will not be getting up early every morning for my guests and creating some of the best breakfasts they ever had. The whole place will be yours. I’ll be a phone call away if you need me. We will be changing from a “bed and breakfast” style getaway, to that of a “make it whatever you want” retreat. We can still pick you up in one of our 1960 classic cars at Denver's new train station downtown.

Instead, I will be concentrating on our brand-new second location called Johnny Lo’s 2, located just minutes from Estes Park Colorado. The place I call “Gods country”.

If you are interested in seeing Denver proper, Johnny Lo’s medx is your place. If you enjoy great beer, like listening to amazing music, and want to experience the whole 420 thing, this is the where you want to rest your soul. We are right in the hottest part of Denver. There are great restaurants, art galleries, and seven micro-breweries within seven blocks of us (I know all the brewers if you want to meet one or two of them while you’re here). We’ll set you up with directions for whatever it is you want to do. And don’t forget our free private dispensary tour we do for all our guests. We’ll still do that as well, don’t you worry. It’s educational, and a blast! Then if you want to slide up to the mountains for a few days to make your Colorado experience complete, we’ll have Johnny Lo’s 2 waiting for your party. Our two-acre ranch has everything you need to unwind and get back to mother nature. The first three years of business I worked very hard to make my guests vacation one of the best they ever had. Thier repeat visits, which I now call them family, along with all the 5-star, and 4-star reviews that were left on all the major travel sights, show that I must be doing something right. Now I have listened to them about what else I can do to make their experience better. They basically said, you just need to get a place in the mountains for us as well. Consider it done! As of May 1st, Johnny Lo’s 2 will be open for all my “family” that want to experience Rocky Mountain National Park, and the whole Estes Park area before they head back home.

Now some more stuff about johnny lo’s medx:

Inside: There are two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a queen and full-size bed. Complete with refrigerator, air conditioner, and comfy bedding. We have a large walk-in shower, fresh towels and plenty of hot water. The kitchen has everything you need to create your masterpiece. The dining room is complete. Our living room is real comfortable. Our hidden “speak easy” blows our guests away. It’s complete with bar, surround sound theatre / music system, reclining leather sofa, darts and hidden poker table. You are allowed to enjoy Colorado’s best crop down there (please no cigarettes). We also have a stretch area, with a stationary bike, and inversion table. There is also a washer and dryer if needed.

Outside: I am a commercial landscaper by trade and I take great pride in my yard. We have an amazing outdoor bar / palapa area. Its 24 feet long. There is a bar, music system, refrigerator, and “misters” to cool you down on our hot summer days. We’ll have a nice micro-brew sampler waiting for you there upon your arrival. There is an aquatic garden and a hammock located right next to each other. Lay down on that hammock for a little bit. Your senses will smell the fresh mint growing just inches from you. Your ears will hear the soft, trickling sound of the water feature. Pretty soon your mind will slow down and all your troubles will fade away. And then, you’ll just fall asleep :-).

medx: medx stands for your “marijuana educational destination excape”. One of the fun things we do is to arrange a free, private consultation, for all our folks at one of the best dispensaries located just minutes from johnny lo’s. You'll learn everything you want to know about our friend “jerry”. I'm pretty sure you will have a smile on your face when we leave.

For all my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and soon to be 5th time returning family, you know how to get a hold of me. We’ll do your return vacation, anyway you want!!

For 1st timers. If you are a music head, like me, please check out all the amazing music venue’s web sight for tickets to your favorite band. So many of these great venues are just minutes from my place. This year will double rock!! All the old timers from the Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, ELO, Foreigner, to James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming through. New crushers like Nathanial Ratliffe and the night sweats, Alt J, Odesza, and my favorite Amos Lee will return as usual. Please get to Red Rocks while you are here. Its the eighth wonder of the world. We got coolers and seats to use for your show.

More Details

John Lodico
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About John Lodico

I'm a commercial landscaper. I love to cook. I like micro-brews. I'm originally from New York but I call Colorado home now. You can't beat the weather and the people out here. I know a lot of the folks around town that will help make your stay the most comfortable vacation you ever have. Any questions, please ask! I hate going to a new place and missing out on something right next door because I did not know about it.

John Lodico purchased this house in 2002

Why John Lodico chose Baker

All the work on this property I did myself. I think you will like it.

What makes this house unique

Just real close to everything


Baker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Leiter Lounge - 1 queen , 1 double
    Rimers Retreat - 1 queen , 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Its the perfect place to get away to. While we are marijuana friendly, we also enjoy family's. Its called being discreet. One of our guests from Ireland that came with his buddy here last year, will be coming back with his wife and kids this year to enjoy everything we have to offer


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Amazing home, marijuana friendly, right in the 'pulse' of what's going in Denver
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

"Home" for the holiday

  • 5 of 5

“Home” for the holiday’s

We knew we weren’t going to be with our family this Thanksgiving so we wanted to go somewhere special. We decided a quick trip to Denver Colorado was what the doctor ordered. We decided on Johnny Lo’s medx, and boy are we glad we did.

I think the best way to describe Johnny Lo’s medx is like having a real comfortable place to unwind and party, in the hottest part of Denver, with a great front yard equipped with hammock and beautiful aquatic garden (we fed the fish each morning), and an outdoor lounge area where we relaxed and enjoyed Colorado’s favorite product every night before turning in. The weather was so warm during our stay, Denver set a record. Oh, and one more thing, Johnny himself. Apparently he’s been doing this for a while now, and it shows. He was our own personal concierge!

Inside, the bedrooms were real comfortable, thick carpet for your feet upstairs, plenty of hot water for showers. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and more. Our favorite part was the hidden “speak easy” he has downstairs equipped with bar, surround-sound theatre, large leather recliner, darts and poker table. (Don’t tell the rest of your party). Let you and Johnny surprise them when your group does the tour of his place.

Back to Johnny. Here’s just a list of things he did for us during our short stay:

Picked us up at the train station in his 1968 Ford LTD 2-door coupe. So cool!

On the way home, he did a quick tour of the neighborhood so we would feel comfy

Had an ice cold micro-brew sampler waiting for us upon arrival on the front porch

Made an amazing breakfast for us every morning (sausage biscuits and gravy, yeah!)

Took us on a private dispensary tour that was so much fun, and we learned alot :-)

Introduced us to a couple of micro-brewers (Beare and Crazy Mountain dudes)

Shared laughter and stories with us on the front porch

Pointed us in the right direction for a great restaurant (Karma)

What an amazing experience we had. It brought back memories of what a relaxing time can be in this bustling-busy world of ours. We made a new friend in Johnny, and we will be coming back again and again. Keep up the good work!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennilee and her partner had such a good time here it made me really happy. Having folks here during the holiday was real nice. It was a little different. Usually I shut shop and visit family. I think we "created" another member of my "extended" family since opening up the bed and breakfast three years and two months ago. I love the folks that stay here, that have an agenda, but also keep time free for themselves to enjoy the things that they don't expect to happen on vacation. Here at Johnny Lo's you can expect great surprises. I can't wait to see Jennilee and her partner again next year. They're coming back. Yay! Thank you homeaway.
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Not what we expected

  • 1 of 5

We found the property description misleading. We thought we were getting a two-bedroom unit on the same property as the owner. It's actually the owner's 3-bedroom home, and he's renting out 2 bedrooms. The common areas, bathrooms and kitchen included, are shared. And the yard pictured is the front yard, which borders the street. The "water feature" had a broken pump and 6" of algae growing in it.

Overall, the place was not very clean, and resembled a fraternity house, with extra beds crammed into small bedrooms. The air conditioner in the main bedroom was old and so noisy that we couldn't hear each other speak.

We left two hours after arriving, without staying the four nights we'd paid for, and have not received any refund. John is charging way too much money for what you get.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first negative review I received since I opened my place three years and and two months ago. We have had nothing but 5 and 4 star reviews. Unfortunately what they wrote are lies. First off, I spoke with the gentleman many times (more than I normally do with my other guests) before they arrived. It was during the time Hurricane Irma hit Florida a few months ago. I rescheduled their dates because they could not arrive on the day they said they were would. They were worried about their house {rightfully so). I told them not too worry and you can stay the days you will missing at the beginning, on the tail end of the trip if you want because my place was not booked then. I take great pride in my home and my yard and it's always looking great when my guests show up (as the reviews state). I picked them up at the train station in one of my classic cars (it's one of the extra things we do here for our guests). They loved getting picked up in a 1968 Chevelle! I did the tour of the house, they loved that. We sat outside and enjoyed a beer from the selection of micro-brews I had I had on ice upon their arrival. They loved that. We enjoyed a little bit of Colorado's finest product. They loved that. I told them I was heading out to do some shopping and visit my girl. They said great and thanks! When I showed up the next morning to cook and amazing breakfast (it's what we do here, please check reviews), they were gone. Not sure what happened in the short time I left them, it's not my job to figure it out. All I know is what I offer my guests is an amazing product and the reviews back that. These folks didn't give my place a chance. Even after working with them due to the hurricane, helping them with their schedule, they weren't happy. My mom always said you can't please everybody all the time. This is what I do for a living, this is what I take pride in. For them to bash me like that without just cause, is wrong. Please embrace the other reviews when deciding on my place or not. Thanks.
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Great place for a group

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our recent stay at Johnnys. He is a great host, travel guide and cook - what more do you need? His place was perfect for us to hang outside (those misters can really cut the heat down!). Johnny does everything in his power to make sure his guests have a great time in Denver.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience and close to lots of different things

  • 5 of 5

Our group really enjoyed our stay with Johnny Lo. He made us feel very welcome and had answers to all of our local area questions. Breakfast as many others have stated was simply amazing and a great start to each day. The outdoor area was ample and even on a hot summer day the misters made it feel like spring time. Sleeping arrangements were cozy, yet comfortable. The location was great with plenty of restaurants, bars and things to do within a few block radius. Johnny made sure we were taken care of and played a great host. I would not hesitate to recommending the place to anybody I knew and we hope to be back sooner rather then later!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan and his boys were awesome. They had a great time at my place. They got to go to four nights of amazing music. they got to knock off Red Rocks off their bucket list. they didn't plan too much, but just enough. hopefully we'll see him back soon. great folks!! triple holla!!
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Comfortable Thoughtful Denver Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Staying with Johnny was such a treat! Even Our welcome and introduction to the property was a memorable experience. Johnny has a real knack for taking care of people, his passion came through in every detail of our stay. Adult relaxation abounds in the outdoor living area complete with hammock or the indoor speak easy style bar area including large tv. Breakfast was wholesome filling and available on our schedule. Bedrooms were comfortable and clean, linens on point. We recommend Johnnys to anyone looking for a genuine mile high experience and hope to stay with him again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really glad Nick and his crew had a great time at my place. they were in town for a tree climbing and safety competition. my dad's name was Nick and he was a tree cutter. So I was really glad they stayed here. I got to do a little "full circle" with them for my dad. I loved watching the competition, and I'm glad you guys got to have a great relaxing time here. I know how hard we all work and it just makes me feel good when people choose to relax at my place. Hope to see you again real soon!! Holla!
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Great place and John is super friendly and a great cook

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Access to many things.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Black Sky Brewery
Nearest Ferry
2300 Miles
new york
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
public course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
walking ditance
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
I sushi
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
loveland, a-basin, copper, keystone
Nearest Beach
1200 Miles
cali, i think so
Car: not necessary

We are right in the 'pulse' of what's happening in Denver. Anything you would like to do is within 1mile of our place.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 14.75%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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