The Experience

Cavallo Point, the Lodge at Golden Gate

History: How we came to be: Originally inhabited by the coastal Miwok tribes, Horseshoe Cove became home to Fort Baker long before there was a Golden Gate Bridge. In 1866, the U.S. Army acquired the site for a military base to fortify the north side of the Golden Gate. The 24 buildings around the 10-acre parade ground at Fort Baker took shape between 1901 and 1915. The Army post remained active through World War II.

From Post to Park: In 1973 Fort Baker was listed as a Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. When the Golden Gate National Parks were established in 1972, Fort Baker was designated for transfer to the National Park Service when no longer needed by the military. In 2002 Fort Baker transferred officially from post to park.

Historic lodging with today’s amenities: Experience the rich history of Fort Baker, a former U.S. Army post, with a stay in one of our impeccably restored historic guestrooms. These historic buildings – formerly officers’ residences – are located on expansive green space encircling the parade ground with hillside or San Francisco skyline views.

Spacious two-bedroom, family-friendly suites offer the perfect living space for loved ones to be near. Restored to the highest standards, all feature the finest amenities, windows that open, cozy sitting areas and organic bedding. Many guest rooms and suites are dog friendly.

Cavallo Point has been honored with numerous awards for its historic renovation and preservation efforts.

Contemporary Lodging

Green lodging with breathtaking San Francisco Bay views

From their hillside perch above historic Fort Baker, our Contemporary hotel rooms and guest suites combine environmental sensitivity with modern style. Many feature sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Housed in two-story buildings constructed to the highest standards of green architecture, each accommodation has a private entrance, cozy gas fireplace, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, radiant heat floor, bamboo furnishings, and some have an individual patio or deck. Many guest rooms and suites are dog friendly.

Dining: Murray Circle Restaurant – Murray Circle restaurant is one of the Bay Area’s top culinary destinations. Diners savor both the iconic Golden Gate Bridge views and Chef Justin Everett’s keen appreciation for the seasons, artfully creating refined cuisine that celebrates its Marin County roots.

Farley Bar – With its merry mix of locals and lodge guests, Farley Bar is the social heart of Cavallo Point. Understated and relaxing, this Bay Area favorite features a small-plate menu, creative cocktails, cozy fireplaces, leather club chairs, and live music weekly.

Guest Co-Chef Series – For this new series, Chef Justin Everett of Murray Circle welcomes guest co-chefs to Cavallo Point, and the culinary masters work together to deliver exquisite dinners with wine pairings in our private dining rooms.  

SPA: Relax & Unwind – Designed for nurturing and renewal, the Healing Arts Center & Spa is a tranquil sanctuary among the eucalyptus and pine. Relax with a signature massage or facial. Refresh at the Tea Bar or heated outdoor meditation pool. Gain insight through healing arts or a retreat.

Spa Treatments & Services – Vital elements of the healing arts for centuries, massage, aromatherapy, body treatments and water therapies replenish body, mind and spirit. At Cavallo Point, nurture is woven throughout our culture. Revitalize with inviting spa & healing arts services in this nurturing place. All are welcome.

Integrative Medicene – Dr. Brad offers complete solutions for healthy, vibrant living. His integrative health approach combines the best of modern medicine with established wisdom and traditional East-West practices. Dr. Brad tailors state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic plans to clients’ needs and concerns – from chronic health issues to healthy aging to work-life balance.

Explore” Cavallo Point is situated within the 75,000 acres of Golden Gate National Park – one of America’s most beautiful National Parks. Some of the world’s best hiking is right outside your door. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the weather is temperate year round and adventures beckon from all points of the compass. Delight in wine tasting, beachcombing, sailing, kayaking, biking, hot air ballooning and more.

The lodge offers complimentary yoga classes every morning and regular guided hikes. Whether you crave adventure and athletic pursuits, or need nurturing and inspiration, our customized workshops provide lodge guests and day visitors access to renowned teachers and talent. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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