Cavallo Point is known as the Lodge at the Golden Gate, and it is situated close to Horseshoe Bay in Sausalito, a San Francisco Bay Area city in California. One of the best family vacations in California, the Cavallo Point resort comprises the fully renovated former military base of Fort Baker as well as buildings overlooking Fort Baker from the adjacent hillside.

Just seven miles from the center of San Francisco, Cavallo Point enjoys spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and the pleasant hillside. The resort is well-suited to individuals, couples, families, and groups and is ideal for hiking and biking vacations, spa getaways, and romantic retreats.

1. Cavallo Point Rooms and Suites

Cavallo Point Rooms and Suites  

The majority of Cavallo Point’s rooms and suites face south and enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay or the hillside. Cavallo Point offers guests a compelling choice between its Historic Lodging, which is the tastefully restored former US Army post of Fort Baker, and its Contemporary Lodging, which sits perched on the hillside above Fort Baker.

Standard facilities include flat-screen LCD television with integrated movies and music selection, alarm clock with iPod dock, mini-refrigerator, coffee-maker, hairdryer, iron, and ironing board. Rooms and suites are furnished with comfortable chairs and ottomans and a desk with reading light. Beds are made with fine organic linens, robes are certified organic cotton and slippers and towels are also provided for guests’ convenience. For year-round comfort, ceiling fans are fitted in all rooms and suites, while gas-burning fireplaces feature in most.

Other standard features include Bellman and Concierge services, a fleet of Lexus vehicles available for guests’ use and a complimentary shuttle that provides transport to and from San Francisco and Sausalito Ferry Terminal. There are ADA rooms and suites available for guests with disabilities and dog-friendly accommodations for those with pets. For a daily Resort Fee, guests can enjoy additional services and amenities such as valet and self-parking, Wi-Fi and hard-wired Internet throughout the resort, access to the fitness suite and a morning yoga class.

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2. Historic Lodging

Historic Lodging  

Within Cavallo Point’s Historic Lodging, former officers’ residences have been transformed into spacious, family-friendly suites. The buildings are located on an expansive green space that encircles the ten-acre parade-ground and offer views of the adjacent hillside or the dramatic San Francisco skyline.

Cavallo Point features an extensive art collection, and an array of predominantly black and white photography decorates the accommodations in the Historic Lodging. Each accommodation highlights one or two artists, including Candace Plummer Gaudiani, Robert Dawson, and acclaimed San Franciscan Imogen Cunningham. Cavallo Point’s Historic Lodging comprise rooms, suites, and a two-bedroomed house, with pet-friendly accommodations available for all options.

Historic Rooms offer a king or queen-sized bed, spacious closet and separate bathroom in around four hundred square feet of accommodation. Historic Deluxe rooms provide a little more space with a king or queen-sized bed, large separate bathroom, and separate sitting room. First floor Historic Rooms and Historic Deluxe rooms also include a shared front porch furnished with rocking chairs. Guests seeking to enjoy views of San Francisco Bay and its impressive skyline should opt for the Historic Deluxe with View, which features a king-sized bed, separate bathroom, and a sitting room.

3. Suites & The Frank House

Suites & The Frank House  

The Historic King Suite offers over 500 feet of accommodation comprising a king-sized bed, queen-sized sleeper-sofa, separate bathroom and separate sitting room with fireplace. Some Historic King Suites benefit from San Francisco Skyline views, and those situated on the first floor also include a shared porch furnished with rocking chairs.

The Historic Loft is a third floor two-bedroom suite that can accommodate up to six guests.Spread over eight hundred square feet, there is one king bedroom with fireplace, a second bedroom with two twin beds and a separate living room with queen-sized sleeper-sofa. Historic Two-Bedroom Suites also provide 800 square feet of accommodation with one king bedroom and one queen bedroom and a queen-sized sleeper-sofa in the separate sitting room.

The largest of the accommodations is the two-story Frank House at over one thousand square feet. This distinctive house has two queen bedrooms, separate sitting room with fireplace, small kitchen with dining table and a private, glass-enclosed front porch. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and cooktop. The Frank House provides panoramic views of Fort Baker, San Francisco Bay, and the city skyline.

4. Contemporary Lodging

Contemporary Lodging  

Positioned on the hillside adjacent to Fort Baker, the green architecture of the Contemporary Lodging provides stylish accommodations with features such as underfloor radiant heating, bamboo furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Cavallo Point’s extensive art collection is displayed throughout the resort, and in the Contemporary Lodging there there is a selection of conceptually-based photography, with the work of one artist featured in each accommodation. Contemporary Lodging comprises a selection of rooms and suites, and all are available as pet-friendly if required. Most rooms and suites benefit from stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

Contemporary Two Queens offer 455 square feet of accommodation with two queen beds in one room and a separate bathroom. The Contemporary King room has one king bedroom, separate bathroom and a private deck. The Contemporary Deluxe King is spacious and secluded, making it perfect for romantic retreats. Totaling almost 500 square feet, the accommodation includes a king-sized bed and a private deck or patio.

The Contemporary King Suite offers almost 600 square feet of accommodation comprising a king-sized bed, sitting room with window seat, separate bathroom with dual sinks, tub and shower, and a two-sided fireplace that can be enjoyed in both the bedroom and the sitting room. The Contemporary King Suite includes a private deck or patio and is secluded and romantic, making it the perfect choice for couples’ getaways.

5. Dining


Guests at Cavallo Point can dine in the elegant Murray Circle Restaurant, which is renowned throughout the Bay Area as a top culinary destination. With a local, seasonal menu developed by Chef Monique Feybesse, diners can enjoy a seasonal menu which incorporates simple, yet bold, techniques.

Kids’ Breakfast and Lunch Menus are available, as is a Chef’s Tasting Menu for those wishing to sample a variety of the kitchen’s offerings. Murray Circle Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a Lazy Weekend Brunch available on Saturdays and Sundays and extended dinner serving times on Friday and Saturday evenings.

A Room Service Menu is available daily from early morning until late evening. Drinks include a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, while food choices include breakfast, starters, salads, entrées, desserts and kids’ options. Guests can also order the Headlands Picnic Basket from the Room Service Menu for days out.

An In-Room Bartender is available at any time of day or night to prepare cocktails, deliver pre-made cocktails or deliver cocktail ingredients for guests to mix themselves. The service includes liquor and accompaniments to serve four to five cocktails of choice.

The on-site Farley Bar at Cavallo Point offers guests a cozy atmosphere with fireplaces and leather club armchairs in which to enjoy snacks, sandwiches, burgers, small-plate dishes such as the Midnight Moon Quinoa Mac and Cheese, big-plate dishes like the Grilled Prime Bavette Steak with Parmesan Truffle Fries, and sweet treats. An extensive selection of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages is available including coffee, soda, wine, spirits, beer, and creative cocktails. Farley Bar is open from late morning until late evening daily, with later closing times on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Tea Bar is situated within the Healing Arts Center and Spa and provides delicious non-alcoholic beverages within peaceful surroundings. The Tea Bar has both indoor and outdoor seating and is open daily from morning through to evening.

6. Spa


Cavallo Point’s Healing Arts Center and Spa is a tranquil haven for guests to unwind and rejuvenate the senses. Spa treatments are provided by highly trained therapists and include indulgent Massage, Body Treatments such as exfoliation and Skincare such as facial. Healing Arts services are provided by professionals in their respective fields and include acupuncture, clinical massage, hypnotherapy, herbal consultation, and nutrition consultation. It is also possible to meet with the visiting practitioner, healer and renowned shaman, Jon Rasmussen.

The Healing Arts Center and Spa includes the Tea Bar, which offers a range of healthy teas and tonics like mouthwatering Frozen Mayan Cacao. The Tea Bar has comfortable seating both inside by the fireplaces and outdoors in the garden next to the heated meditation pool.

7. Weddings and Conference Facilities

Weddings and Conference Facilities  

Cavallo Point is a wonderfully romantic venue for weddings and other special events such as vow renewals and honeymoons. With its own Mission Blue Chapel, a team of expert catering staff and longstanding relationships with local vendors, Cavallo Point works hard to ensure each event is unique and intimate. There is a choice of flexible indoor and outdoor space for celebratory events, and accommodation discounts are available for groups of ten or more.

With the ability to accommodate between ten and three hundred delegates and offering an inspirational setting with breathtaking views, Cavallo Point is an excellent venue for corporate meetings, retreats, and special events. The flexible indoor and outdoor space can be configured to exact requirements including areas for breakouts and private dining rooms. State-of-the-art technology is on hand, and team building activities are available if required.

8. Cavallo Point Cooking School

Cavallo Point Cooking School  

The Cavallo Point Cooking School offers an exciting range of classes and programs from its sunny kitchen with a maximum capacity of 24 hands-on cooking classes and 30 for demonstration classes. Classes and demonstrations utilize organic produce from the San Francisco Bay Area and thus evolve according to season and sustainability. The Cavallo Point Cooking School is an ideal venue for birthday parties, corporate team-building and groups of friends or family.

A large choice of promotional packages is always on offer at Cavallo Point, providing discounted accommodation for advance bookings, individuals, families, couples and locals. With such a variety of packages, there is something here for everyone.

Cavallo Point has numerous ADA accessible features including accessible parking, accessible lobby entrance and check-in desk, a choice of seven accessible rooms and suites within both the Historic and Contemporary accommodations, accessible dining and bar services, accessible public restrooms, compliant ramps on walkways and curbs and maps noting all accessible entries and routes. Service animals are welcomed at no additional cost.

601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965, Phone: 415-339-4700, (website link)

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