Cavallo Point Lodge
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San Francisco Retreat
For one of the skyline's best views, check out the Cavallo Point Lodge, which is set in Fort Baker, a 350-acre national park just below the Golden Gate Bridge. It has 17 colonial renovated buildings that have red roofs and covered porches. Peppered throughout the grounds are a slew of Adirondack chairs and pine, eucalyptus and cypress trees, which fragrance the air. The buildings are arranged in a horseshoe shape around a huge green field with a flagpole in the center. Most of the historic buildings are restored officers' quarters, which are the size of houses. These have sixty-eight rooms in total, then there's an additional 74 contemporary rooms in several tasteful modern structures above the main buildings on a hillside. If you aren't up for the short walk, they have electric golf carts to take you around.
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