Boon Hotel and Spa Guerneville


Boon Hotel and Spa

05.17.12

From the issue Weekend at Guernie's

Boon Bliss

It's great to feel the burn, but sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and smell the redwoods. Make it happen at Boon Hotel & Spa, located half a mile from downtown Guerneville. Named after owner Crista Luedtke's rescue pup, Boon, the 14-room boutique respite blends contemporary and rustic charms and is just minutes from the ocean, excellent wineries, and Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Bluegrass tunes greet you upon arrival, and a featherbed wrapped in organic cotton linens feels like sinking into cloud nine. Most rooms are furnished with a wood-burning fireplace. Refreshment is offered at the outdoor pool, encircled by towering redwoods and an honor-system bar. And the fireside hot tub can heat things up. Cruiser bikes are also on hand for Boon's guests. Pedal over to Johnson's Beach & Resort near downtown Guerneville and watch the fly-fishers flicking their lines among dense redwoods. Or cycle downtown to the Boon Hotel's sister restaurant, Boon Eat & Drink. Specialties include a grilled romaine salad and the Boon Burger, made from grass-fed beef and topped with Fiscalini aged white cheddar. Boon-yah!

Boon Hotel & Spa is located at 14711 Armstrong Woods in Guerneville. Several rooms welcome dogs (off the beds), but check ahead to make sure a dog-friendly room is vacant. Boon Eat & Drink is located in downtown Guerneville at 16248 Main St. Johnson's Beach & Resort is located at 16241 First St. and is operational mid-May through early October, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Dogs are allowed on the front patio at Boon Eat & Drink but not at Johnson's Beach.

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