in the beginning, the site of boon hotel + spa was home to the local mercury mining community. the land sold to an industrious soul in the 70s who built the first generation of the hotel. in 1981, it was renovated extensively, the pool was added, and the hotel was renamed paradise cove (you can view the photos at check-in). it enjoyed a successful run and sold in 2001 to become the retreat resort and spa. ownership changed, but the location continued to serve as a sunny retreat for those who came to explore the charm of guerneville. and then the dot-com hit and the area struggled.
in the summer of 2007, crista luedtke, our owner/visionary, was inspired to bring it back to life. she believed in the space—what it could be and what it could do for the town and for those who would visit. it would be a “boon” on all accounts. in april 2008 boon hotel + spa was born….and what a transformation. listen, it’s not new fancy construction, it’s using the best of what was there in a way that preserves the past but brings to light the present. we believe in modern design, interesting elements, simple + clean lines, sustainability, equality, and the highest quality of service and amenities. we’re glad you’re here to experience it and to be a part of its herstory.