House & barn: 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16). Must inquire re: Guest House
john and palma
About john and palma
I'm an executive at a New York based technology company that develops marketing automation systems for major brands. I live in Alabama (see below). Prior to moving to Alabama, I ran my own consulting business in San Francisco for nearly 15 years; that's how I ended up with this wonderful ranch. My dream was to live on and off the land.
john and palma purchased this Estate in 1992
Why john and palma chose Boonville
I've owned this property for nearly 20 years and have spent millions developing it into an unbelievable vineyard/ranch/resort home. My wonderful wife, however, is from the Southern US and prefers to raise our young children in Alabama. Therefore, rather than parting with the ranch, we've decided to rent it out until such time as I can convince her to move back!
What makes this Estate unique
Near to all the wineries and Hendy Woods State Park and farm stands and the shops and restaurants in Boonville, but yet feels like you are out in the middle of the forest. Views from guest house are mesmerizing. Pool bar/fire pit area tends to be the central location for parties.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location in boonville
The property manager was very helpful and came out to help us immediately when the hot tub stopped working briefly. Pool area is a blast though the set up with two rooms in one house and three in a house that is up the hill isn’t ideal for a group that wants to be all together. Would return!
Weekend in Boonville
Despite the weather, our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Boonville. Palma was a great host and very helpful throughout our stay! The property had plenty of space for our group, both the barn and main house were very comfortable.
I would definitely recommend this property to other groups that are considering the property as it had everything you needed for a great weekend. The pool area was beautiful, the house had amazing views of the Anderson Valley and kitchens/bbq were perfect for prep/cooking large meals.
Overall, this property exceeded expectations!
Hi Jonathan. I'm so glad you guys had a great visit despite the unusually poor weather. Wish I would have had influence over that too! Thanks for the kind mention.
Fantastic retreat for larger group
Five families stayed over New Year 2018/2019. We enjoyed the sauna, hot tub, outdoor fire pit and even the cold pool. Palma was a fabulous host and even met us in downtown Boonville to make sure we made it without difficulty.
Lovely place & people. Watch out for the hot tub!
Palma was delightful, accommodating and helpful. The house and barn were well-appointed if relatively far apart, the setting is pretty and the pool area is charming.
The only downsides/feedback were 1. the hot tub bleached everyone's swimsuits and also chemically removed the leg hair of the men that were in it for a few hours at night. 2. the ice machine was on but not working.
David: So sorry for your inconvenience. We always respond promptly 24X7 to any guest complaints or problems. In this particular case, we could easily have fixed these issues for you as they would not have required the assistance of a third-party professional. In the future, should you grace us with another visit, please don't hesitate to give Palma a call with any problem that may arise. Thanks again for staying at Buckner Mountain!
We Loved It
Our group was 16 adults and there was plenty of room as we rented the neighboring Guest House. All three kitchens: The Main House, the Guest House and The Barn, were clean and well equipped. All of the bedrooms were VERY comfortable. The Pool House was a treat, offering everything you need for an afternoon pool party, outdoor bar, bar sink, ice maker, his-and-hers changing rooms, out door showers, salt water pool and hot tub. The outdoor picnic table at the Main House was large enough to seat us all. I would highly recommend this property for a large-party private getaway!
Surprise 80 Birthday A Great Success
Our entire family stayed at this property (plus the guest house) last weekend for an 80th surprise birthday weekend for our mom. The three different sleeping accommodation areas (barn loft, main house and guest house) worked great for our group. We mostly hung out at the main house where we had all of our meals and swam in that awesome pool with perfect water temperature. We really enjoyed the sauna and hot tub as well. The bbq area was perfect and there was plenty of shade in the backyard and the pool area. All of the bathrooms were well stocked with soaps and shampoos and plenty of bedding, towels, etc. for all. Great place for a big family to gather and enjoy one another but then retreat to your sleeping quarters for some peaceful time. Palma was great in showing us around and making us feel welcome, especially with their award winning wine. Thank you John and Palma!
Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. I'm so glad you had such a great time.
Anderson Valley boasts wineries making world class Pinot Noirs and other cool-climate varlietals. Roederer Estate has its US operations based here and conducts tours. The Boonville Brewery is located nearby and conducts tours of this fast growing microbrewery. The breathtaking mendocino coast is just 40 minutes west.