51 Windsordave 2 years ago There's a difference between having a rule, not a law, for your own home such as no smoking allowed [where it's legal] but anyone who's there is there by invitation of the owner and therefore subject to their rules. A place such as this ranch, while certainly private property, has made itself available to the public, for a fee, to stay there. Now while a no smoking policy may be in effect it is not, I assume, due to the wishes of the owners, is considered a public place and as such fall under State Law. -- Windsordave No. This is a private establishment which can set its own rules as it sees fit. The only exception is if there is a restraint that violates a Constitutionally-protected right, then the restraint can be set aside. Short of that, you have agreed with him (by contract) that you will not engage in the specified behaviour. State law provides you no safe harbor here. Thanks Bob. Okay, so this isn't considered a public establishment in the sense a hotel is, correct? Either way he has the right to set the rules as he sees fit. I understand the issue of a rights violation and that the State Law takes precedence, and Federal Law precedence over State Law.