Cavallo Point Lodge is San Francisco’s national park lodge, set within Golden Gate National Parks at the foot of the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the site of the Fort Baker military base, today meticulously restored turn-of-the-century officers’ quarters and sensitively designed new buildings respect the site’s stalwart history and majestic natural setting.
Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point Lodge is an enchanting and environmentally sustainable “base camp” where the city’s urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast. Since opening, it has earned much recognition, including LEED Gold certification and being named No. 59 among the World’s Top 100 Hotels; and ranked as No. 5 in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine who also previously named the hotel as one of America’s top new national landmarks. The lodge’s upscale amenities, wellness offerings, and sustainable ethos draw couples, families, weddings and groups. Cavallo Point Lodge offers two room categories, crafted with distinctive features; as well as being a century apart in character and style.
Built between 1901 and 1915, Cavallo Point Lodge’s 68 historic rooms and suites once served as officers’ quarters for army personnel. The restored landmark brick buildings feature expansive foyers and staircases, authentic tin ceilings, fireplaces, panoramic windows, and spacious front porches, many with breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay. The 74 newly constructed contemporary rooms and suites, set on a hillside, offer spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge through floor-to-ceiling windows. Cavallo Point Lodge’s new rooms feature sustainable design and construction with solar power, radiant heat floors, renewable materials, organic bedding and linens, and natural amenities appropriate to the lodge’s national park setting.
All accommodations provide modern conveniences, including flat-panel televisions, concierge services and Wi-Fi. Being pet-friendly, the lodge offers an Eco Luxe Pups program to provide everything dog lovers need for their pets with the comforts of home in mind, including luxurious bedding, custom food & water bowls, doggie dryer (super absorbent pet towel), and organic cookies and treats. All products are environmentally friendly, organic and sustainable, made by local businesses in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay area.
Melding a warm, casual elegance with a dramatic setting under the Golden Gate Bridge, Murray Circle restaurant features the French-inspired, ingredient-driven Northern California cuisine of award-winning Executive Chef, Justin Everett and his talented culinary team. Chef Justin sources local, seasonal, farm-focused ingredients selected weekly from the area’s farmers and fishermen. House-cured and handcrafted charcuterie offers an opportunity for a shareable experience to enhance seasonal salads, appetizers, and entrees. A similar market-driven philosophy guides the seasonal speciality cocktails at the adjacent Farley Bar, where guests can enjoy a more casual bar menu in the clubhouse-like atmosphere of the bar or outdoors on the terrace. The wine cellar boasts one of California’s deepest and most diverse collections, featuring more than 2,000 options, and was awarded Wine Spectator's Grand Award for the first time in 2016.
Cavallo Point Lodge offers an 11,000-square-foot Healing Arts Center & Spa with 11 treatment rooms integrating the best cultural healing practices from around the world. Spa treatments include facials, massages and body wraps, while healing arts services include herbal consultation, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and shamanic journeys. A heated outdoor meditation pool is a focal point for guests, as well as the Tea Bar, featuring teas, snacks, and herbal tonics.
The Cavallo Point Cooking School, one of the few offered at a hotel, emphasizes local, seasonal ingredients and introduces well-known chefs, local producers and vintners. The Cooking School offers a range of afternoon and evening classes and demonstrations that focus on a variety of topics, such as an ingredient, a geographic region, a cooking technique or the season’s best picks at the farmer’s market. Housed in an airy demonstration kitchen above the restaurant and bar, the cooking school is also available for private parties and team-building events.
Cavallo Point offers extraordinary experiences for all - “Nature, Nurture, Culture, Adventure.”
Cavallo Point Lodge - The Lodge at the Golden Gate | 601 Murray Circle | Fort Baker | Sausalito | CA 94965 | USA
Telephone: +1 415 339 4700 | Fax: +1 415 339 4792
Image Credits: Kodiak Greenwood & Michal Venera