About Boomers

The large gold letters that spell out BOOMER’s at the north end of Laytonville mark the location of one of the most luxurious watering holes on Redwood Highway 101. The original Boomer’s was built by Frank “Boomer” and Martha May Kelton in 1931 and was a working man’s bar and rough house. “Boomer” is a logging term referring to a man who doesn't stay long on any job; generally three days to three weeks. One who works just long enough to get a liquor stake and the "wrinkles out of his belly." It is a fitting name for this fine establishment.

Over the years Boomer’s has had many homes but has always remained locally owned and operated. In 1985, then current owners, Bob and Sheila Larson wanted to create a classy San Francisco style bar and shaped like a horseshoe made of red oak and Honduran mahogany. The “Shoe”, as the locals like to call it, connects Long Valley buckaroos, old hippies, and loggers alike, to the rest of the world. Custom made doors and trim, walls lined with local historic photographs and a charming hearth made of rocky mountain gold sheet rock, creates an atmosphere that encourages relaxation. Cool and comfy in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter, Boomer’s is always ready to please your taste buds with a custom blended drink, glass of wine or an ice cold draught beer combined with a hearty meal.

We serve lunch, and dinner daily and Sunday brunch. Our menu consists of good old “stick to your ribs” comfort food and a reasonable price. Our steaks are hand cut, hamburger ground on the premises, and homemade soups and sauces add to the wonderful flavor of our meals. To go orders and special requests are always welcome. If you want something that is not on our menu and we can prepare it for you, we will.

Sporting events dominate our two high definition big screen TVs but we are always obliged to accommodate any viewing requests. You can try your hand at pool or throw a few darts in our “out of the way” dart room. Our internet jukebox hardly ever sleeps and can access almost any song you can think of from the latest releases to “oldie but goodies”; we just ask that your selections respect our other patrons. Check our calendar for live music schedule, Karaoke, and DJ nights. I have also included many of the local events and festivals in case you are looking for a weekend get away to the redwoods. We also book private events.

We have an ATM and free Wi-Fi access for your convenience, and Lotto Keno/Scratchers for our gambling types.

I bought the business from Sheila Larson in April 2010 and I hope to carry on the long tradition of treating our visitors like locals. Stop in anytime, we would love to see you.



Kaye Kuykendall

Boomer’s Saloon


(707) 984-6534