Casa Palopó was originally a private home, until it was purchased by Guatemala native Billy Bickford in 2000 and turned it into a boutique hotel.
In 2005, a storm (Stan) hit Lake Atitlan, causing landslides that damaged part of the hotel and the small home that was perched higher on the mountain. As part of the rebuilding process, Bickford built a large Villa, now located 150 steps above the main hotel.
Casa Palopó is now owned and operated by Claudia Bosch, a native Guatemalan. Who in 2010 checked-in the hotel as a guest, falling in love with the lake and the hotel. At the time it was refurbished to become a rustic chic boutique hotel.
Casa Palopó becomes the first Relais&Chateaux Hotel in Guatemala.
Casa Palopó remodels and builts 6 more rooms. Becoming a 15 room boutique Hotel.