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Golden Gate Getaway
Cavallo Point Lodge: Picture Perfect No Matter Where You Look
Sleep In A National Park, No Tent Needed
Be Pampered at a Fabulous Sustainable Spa
A Workout With a View
The Ultimate Cocktail Den
Channel Your Inner Julia Child
The Fanciest Army Barracks Ever
Room With a Bridge View
Sunset S'Mores
Sail The Bay And More Adventures
San Francisco Retreat
Amidst the Fog
Multi-house military marvel
A Great Gatsby kind of day!
Relax and recharge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
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Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Golden Gate Getaway
Cavallo Point Lodge: Picture Perfect No Matter Where You Look
Sleep In A National Park, No Tent Needed
Be Pampered at a Fabulous Sustainable Spa
A Workout With a View
The Ultimate Cocktail Den
Channel Your Inner Julia Child
The Fanciest Army Barracks Ever
Room With a Bridge View
Sunset S'Mores
Sail The Bay And More Adventures
San Francisco Retreat
Amidst the Fog
Multi-house military marvel
A Great Gatsby kind of day!
Relax and recharge
Cavallo Point Lodge
Located on the grounds of Fort Baker, a former Army post, Cavallo Point Lodge has taken great pains to preserve its historic roots. Half of the rooms and suites are meticulously restored officers’ residences with views of the hillside or San Francisco skyline. The other half are modern quarters with heated floors, gas fireplaces, and, in many, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that frame the Golden Gate Bridge. Photographs by national and international contemporary artists give each room a unique look.
 
The 335-acre Fort Baker became national park property in 1995, and the last soldiers left in 2000. Cavallo Point opened in 2008 with LEED Gold Certification and has made environmental sustainability one of its guiding tenets. To reduce its footprint, the lodge employs native plants, energy-efficient appliances, planet-friendly building materials, and bamboo furniture. The green theme extends to the lodge’s restaurant, Murray Circle, and cooking school, where local, organic ingredients play a starring role. Take the holistic approach one step further and reserve an acupuncture or hypnotherapy session at the spa. Once you’re ready for city life again, Cavallo Point runs free shuttles to the Sausalito Ferry Terminal and San Francisco.
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Neighborhood Vibe
Explore the natural bounty of Fort Baker and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and take a walk to the nearby jetty, one of the best vantage points for seeing the Golden Gate Bridge from below. For quaint shopping and dining, downtown Sausalito is a short drive away. Highlights include Heath Ceramics, Fish, and Bar Bocce. From there, take the ferry to San Francisco, and get dropped off at the Embarcadero. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, walk to Coit Tower, or catch a Giants game. Before heading back across the bay, stop for a cocktail with a view at Americano.
Need to Know
Rooms: 142 rooms, 48 suites. From $300.
Check-in: 4 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Dining options:The Cavallo Point Cooking School leads hands-on and demonstration classes in its 1,200-square-foot kitchen outfitted with stainless appliances and communal wood tables. Themes range from gluten-free baking to cooking from the farmers' market. Call (888) 651-2003 for reservations. The restaurant Murray Circle also embraces the farm-to-table ethos with dishes that highlight local meats and produce. Try the Prather Ranch grass-fed burger or the Liberty Farms duck a la plancha. Helmed by chef Justin Everett, who worked at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, it serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. A tasting menu is also available Friday to Sunday. Reserve a table on the lodge’s website. For something more casual, check out Farley Bar, which serves small plates and craft cocktails. Pull up a seat at the rough-hewn bar carved from a fallen tree or sink into one of the leather club chairs.
Spa and gym details:The two-story Healing Arts Center and Spa makes relaxation an art form with its heated meditation pool, tea bar, and warm wood accents. Treat yourself to the signature massage with aromatherapy or the purifying detox facial. A fitness suite is open 24 hours.
Insider Tips
Who's it for: Eco-minded luxury travelers who want to unwind. The spacious, pet-friendly suites are also ideal for families.
Our favorite rooms: The Contemporary Deluxe King Suites are outfitted with a window seat and a deck to fully enjoy the views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The gorgeous glass-enclosed sunroom in the historic Frank House is the stuff of vacation dreams. The house also has two bright, airy bedrooms, a kitchen, and striking views of Fort Baker and San Francisco.
Instant wheels:Rent a bike from the hotel to see the Golden Gate Bridge, just a 10-minute ride away, up close. You can also pedal to downtown Sausalito or hit the 50 miles of trails that surround the property. Rentals cost $40 a day.
Amenities
  • Rooms
    Fine organic linens, certified organic cotton robes and slippers, gas-burning fireplaces in most rooms, desk with reading light, comfortable chairs, ottomans and throws, windows open and rooms have ceiling fans
  • Bath
    Organic cotton towels, fine bath amenities, hairdryer, some rooms feature separate bath and shower
  • View
    Most rooms face south and many enjoy views of San Francisco, the bay, or the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Tech
    Large flat screen TV in rooms, alarm clock with iPod plug-in, mini-refrigerator, in-room movie and music selection through the TV system
  • Spa
    Healing Arts Center & Spa - massage, aromatherapy, body treatments, and water therapies in spa; acupuncture, clinical massage, energy work, hypnotherapy and guided imagery, and nutrition at healing center
  • Restaurant
    Murray Circle - modern California cuisine with a focus on fresh, local ingredients
  • Bar
    Farley Bar - Creative cocktails, small plates, cozy atmosphere; Wine Hour in lobby from 4-6 pm
  • Fitness
    Well-Fit Outdoor Fitness program available; morning yoga classes; Cavallo Point is near many hiking and walking trails
  • Miscellaneous
    Bellman and concierge services available, Lexus vehicles available for guest use, complimentary shuttle to San Francisco and Sausalito Ferry Terminal, add-on amenities available; art collection throughout property on display; cooking classes available through The Cooking School
Room Types
  • Historic Rooms
    Historic Rooms offer a king or queen bed with vintage architectural details and fine amenities. First floor guests enjoy shared front porches with rocking chairs. Rooms average 375-420 square feet and are pet friendly.
  • Historic With Sitting Area
    These rooms feature sitting and sleeping areas with either a king or queen bed with vintage architectural details. First floor guests enjoy shared front porches with rocking chairs. Rooms average 430 square feet and are pet friendly.
  • Historic Deluxe With View
    Each Historic Deluxe With View features a king bed, vintage architectural details and an inviting gas fireplace. All feature breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay, ceiling fans and windows that open. Rooms average 490 square feet and are pet friendly.
  • Historic King Suites
    Historic King Suites feature a king bed, vintage details and exceptional amenities and average size of 540 square feet. A separate living room features a gas fireplace and queen sleeper sofa that can accommodate two additional people. Some suites have panoramic San Francisco Bay and city views. The first floor has a shared front porch with rocking chairs. Historic King Suites are pet friendly.
  • Historic Two-Bedroom Suites
    Cavallo Point’s most-spacious accommodations, Historic Two-Bedroom Suites feature two bedrooms and one bathroom. Some include San Francisco Bay views. One bedroom features a king bed and the second bedroom has one queen bed. Another option is a suite variation, The Loft Room, a third floor walk-up with two twin beds in the second bedroom. Both variations include a separate living room with gas fireplace and queen sleeper-sofa, which can accommodate two additional people. These suites are pet friendly.
  • The Frank House
    The Frank House is a historic residence offering 1,175 square feet of living space and is ideal for families and small groups. The distinctive house features two bedrooms with queen bed, walnut furnishings and period details. House highlights include sweeping view of Fort Baker and San Francisco bay, a private glass-enclosed sunporch, and a separate living room with gas fireplace. A small kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker and other appliances. The Frank House is pet friendly.
  • Contemporary King
    Contemporary King Rooms offer modern design, one king bed, bamboo furnishings, an inviting gas fireplace, and a private deck. Most feature stunning views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Rooms are 350 square-feet and pet friendly.
  • Contemporary Two Queens
    Contemporary Two Queens offer modern design, two queen beds in one room, and an inviting gas fireplace. Some rooms enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge or San Francisco Bay. Rooms are  450  square-feet and pet friendly.
  • Contemporary Deluxe King
    Contemporary Deluxe Kings feature modern design, one kind bed, bamboo furnishings, gas fireplace, window seat, luxury amenities, and patio or deck with outdoor furnishings. Most feature stunning views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Rooms are 478 square-feet and pet friendly.
  • Contemporary King Suite
    Contemporary King Suites are spacious and secluded, with separate bedroom and sitting area with window seat. Suites feature a two-sided gas fireplace to enjoy from both spaces, a king bed, double sinks, separate tub and shower, and a spacious patio or deck. Most suites have breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Suites are 578 square-feet and pet friendly.
Special Offers
Stay Three, Pay For Two!
Enjoy one complimentary night: pay for two nights and stay for three. Available on select Historic and Contemporary rooms.
Package may not be combined with other offers. Blackout dates may apply. Offer subject to availability.
Golden Gate Getaway
After biking in Marin County or scaling San Francisco’s hills, guests at Cavallo Point Lodge can recharge with the two-hour “Ultimate Recovery” package. Muscle balm blended exclusively for the property delivers peppermint, ginger, and juniper to aching limbs.

601 Murray Cir Sausalito, CA 94965, (415) 339-4700. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
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Cavallo Point Lodge: Picture Perfect No Matter Where You Look
An hour after my plane landed in San Francisco I took the first turn off the Golden Gate Bridge, pulling up to this historic lodge. Within minutes I’d been transported from the blazing heart of the East Coast (the Bay Area’s natural air-conditioning—its fog—hovered above) and from the 21st century to the historic buildings of Ft. Baker, once a U.S. Army post. I’d been assigned one of the restored historic guestrooms, formerly the officers’ quarters. A sitting room, bedroom, porch (with a view of the bay), and a spacious contemporary bathroom could not have made me any happier or more comfortable. (I later took a tour of the newer rooms and suites up on the hillside, with their panoramic views of the bridge and bay, I’m quite sure my stay would have been equally as luxurious and relaxing).

I could tell you about the state of the art spa, where I spent several blissful hours in the heated outdoor meditation pool, inhaling the eucalyptus and watching the clouds dance above. Or the amazing short hike that takes you behind the property with picture perfect postcard views of the Golden Gate. Or breakfast on the terrace. Or the complimentary yoga class I took one morning that left me set and centered for the day ahead.

But as luck had it, I arrived the evening that an exhibit of legendary photographer Ansel Adams works was to be unveiled. Not only were some of Adams most iconic pictures in the show, but the photographer’s son gave the artist talk, reminiscing about apprenticing with his father. Talk about picture perfect.
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Sleep In A National Park, No Tent Needed
Cavallo Point is the perfect staycation for people in the Bay Area. Just over the Golden Gate Bridge, the lodge is set amidst the Marin Headlands and within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In 1866, the U.S. Army acquired the site for a military base to fortify the north side of the Golden Gate. Named Fort Baker, it remained an active post through World War II. Today, San Franciscans and visitors from around the world come here to luxuriate in the food, wine, spa, and nature on offer at Cavallo Point Lodge. The LEED Gold Certified hotel is a visionary when it comes to eco standards (even meeting rooms are named after rare and endangered species in an effort to create awareness). Guests can choose to stay in carefully restored historic officers' quarters set along the main green or modern rooms perched up on the hillside. No matter which you choose, you're guaranteed gorgeous bridge and city views. The hotel keeps guests busy with cooking classes, yoga, a world-class spa, bike rentals, and endless miles of trails. But sometimes the best part of your stay is simply sitting on your porch and watching the fog roll in.
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Be Pampered at a Fabulous Sustainable Spa
Whether you're a guest or a stressed out San Franciscan looking for some R&R, Cavallo Point’s Healing Arts Center and Spa will leave you feeling renewed. The sustainably minded spa offers every treatment imaginable. Massage fiends can choose from aromatherapy, Himalayan salt stone, cranio-sacral or the wildly popular signature massage, which blends elements of Thai and Swedish styles. Facials use organic products while body treatments range from sea kelp scrubs to vineyard- and orchard-inspired body wraps. The Center also offers healing therapies including acupuncture, energy work, and hypnotherapy. After your treatment, save time to soak in the spa's heated outdoor meditation pool.
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A Workout With a View
Cavallo Point's stunning location nestled amidst the Marin Headlands begs guests to go play outside. The hotel offers a number of options for enjoying the great outdoors, including its new Well-Fit Outdoor Fitness program, which launched in July 2015. Personal trainers take groups through 60-minute workouts that might include obstacle courses, jump ropes, TRX and kettlebells all set to the backdrop of green hills and the Golden Gate Bridge. Morning yoga is complimentary for guests, while passes are available for purchase by visitors. And free guided hikes lead guests under the Golden Gate Bridge. The staff is happy to direct guests to nearby trails that promise stunning views of the bay and the bridge.
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The Ultimate Cocktail Den
Farley Bar is the epitome of what a good bar should be: comforting, classy, and full of character. Named after the popular San Francisco Chronicle comic character created by the late Phil Frank, Farley Bar has become a hangout for locals and guests alike. Grab a seat at the bar, which is crafted from a fallen tree, or sink into one of the comfy leather club chairs. Whether you're feeling peckish or you're absolutely famished, the menu has you covered. Choose from truffle Parmesan popcorn, spicy house corn nuts and other small plates such as spicy duck wings steamed mussels. Heartier items include the awesome Dungeness crab sandwich topped with bacon, tomato, and avocado.

The wine and beer lists are long and include excellent and sometimes surprising choices. Cocktails range from classic (Sazerac) to seasonal (the mezcal-based Unspoken Word). Don't miss Monday nights, when Farley Bar hosts live music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Channel Your Inner Julia Child
Cooking is a lot more fun when you have fresh ingredients and a pristine space to cook them. Novices and gourmands alike will love experiencing the Cavallo Point Cooking School. The 1,200-square-foot space is flooded with natural light and features state-of-the-art equipment including two flat screens linked to adjustable cameras, as well as homey touches such as Heath Ceramics dishes and country wood tables. More than 30 different classes are offered such as "Indian Cuisine by Pressure Cooker" and "Help! My College Bound Kid Can't Cook." No matter what the season, the four-hour "Cooking from the Farmers' Market" class is always a favorite. The Cooking School can also accommodate groups for parties and retreats for between 30 and 50 people. Cupcake Social, anyone?
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The Fanciest Army Barracks Ever
The historic homes at Cavallo Point let guests travel back in history. The old officers' quarters at Fort Baker, a former U.S. Army post, have been carefully renovated and restored into historic guestrooms with charming front porches that afford San Francisco skyline views.

All of the white-washed buildings are spacious, but the two-bedroom suites are particularly family friendly. Many are also dog friendly if you want to bring your pup along.
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Room With a Bridge View
When guests book a stay at Cavallo Point they have a choice between restored officers' quarters and modern rooms perched on a hillside overlooking Fort Baker. The modern rooms were designed to meet the highest standards of green architecture. Housed in two-story buildings, these contemporary rooms have bamboo furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, radiant heat floors, and gas fireplaces. Request a room with a patio or deck—the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine. In addition to the view, guests can admire stunning large-scale photography adorning the walls. Each room features the work of one particular artist such as of a noted artist such as Sangyon Joo and Charles LaBelle.
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Sunset S'Mores
The fun doesn't end when the sun goes down at Cavallo Point. Bay Area locals make sunset at this historic eco lodge a ritual. There's no better way to end the weekend than watching the sunset from the porch of the lodge with a cocktail in hand or gathering with friends around the outdoor firepits to roast S'mores and sip spiked hot cocoa on cool Bay Area evenings. Plus, the bridge takes on an ethereal orange hue against the night sky.
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Sail The Bay And More Adventures
Cavallo Point's location at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge and set right on the Bay means there are endless activities for guests to enjoy on water and land. The hotel's staff can arrange tickets to visit the infamous penitentiary, Alcatraz, or day-trips to Angel Island. Spend a day sailing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding in Sausalito or cross the bridge and take a walking tour of San Francisco, being sure to stop at the Ferry Building for the best local, artisanal treats.
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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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Amidst the Fog
Although I didn't have the opportunity to visit Alcatraz while exploring the lovely city of San Fran, my boyfriend Evan did capture this misty view of the desolate island from the Golden Gate Park.

As we crossed the bridge to exit the city on a cloudy week-day morning, I remember turning back and noticing, "hey, that bridge is red not golden". Way to throw me off, SF.

I was able to capture some wonderful foggy memories standing in that park, looking out over the bay and wrapping my sweater closer around me (didn't expect such cold weather in July!).

I particularly love the little harbor at the bottom left of this view, with all the sailboats lined in a row.
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Multi-house military marvel
Cavallo Point in California, sister property to Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn, is a historic boutique hotel spread across old officers’ quarters and solar-panelled new builds just south of the shops and seafood of Sausalito.Aside from the superior treatments, the serene spa has its own tea bar, where guests can order frozen Mayan cacao, goji berry and lime coladas and freshly made soup (but don't worry, sweet tooths can still enjoy a pastry-fuelled afternoon tea).

The hotel is in a national park so there’s adventure all around. Rent a kayak from Sea Trek (+1 415 332 8494; www.seatrek.com) and paddle your way around the bay. Ask a hotel guide to show you the sights of the Golden Gate National Park, or make your way to Alcatraz for a tour of the incarceration island.

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A Great Gatsby kind of day!
We were driving and hiking on Mount Tamalpais and on the way back decided to stop at Cavallo Point as we've wanted to go there for at least a year but just never did it.

We are so glad we did. The views of the bay and the city are spectacular. The crew at the Cavallo Point Lodge are amazingly kind and tops in their craft and the outdoor fires and delicious cocktails and appetizers make for a wonderful afternoon.

Cavallo Point has a way of making you feel you are in the era of the Great Gatsby with everyone in linens and the large lawn surrounded by white buildings with red roofs.

It is truly a gem of the Bay Area!
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Relax and recharge
Beauty surrounds you at Cavallo Point Resort. Everything here is close to perfect. The restaurant, bar, spa, rooms and, of course, views, are unsurpassed in the San Francisco area. We loved strolling the grounds and using our cell phones as audio tour guides. It was an ideal and relaxing way to start a trip to the fun, but hectic city.
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601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
+1 415-339-4700