Sausalito Sanctuary: Cavallo Point

Sausalito Sanctuary: Cavallo Point

The fog horn that softly bellows near Sausalito’s Cavallo Point is a welcome harbinger of Mother Nature’s incoming air conditioning. Where other Bay Area regions smolder in the hot summer sun, this resort, nestled at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, often finds itself swaddled in cooling San Francisco Bay vapor. The resort is the ideal respite for those seeking heat relief, and whether visiting merely for the day, or for an overnight stay, Cavallo Point’s tranquility-inducing sights and sounds revive, rejuvenate, and spoil even its most well-travelled guests.

Cavallo Point

Since opening in 2008 on what was once the Fort Baker military base, Cavallo Point has effortlessly blended its National Park setting with relaxed sophistication and an award-winning environmental ethos. It’s a winning combination; one that exudes tranquil luxury. Throughout the resort property, guests find rows of strategically placed Adirondack chairs, each poised towards picturesque panoramas. The resort’s two main building verandas feature line-ups of sun-facing, old fashioned rockers, providing the perfect spot for enjoying the complimentary evening wine hour and complimentary morning coffee and house made pastries.

Cavallo Point

The resort’s 24 Colonial Revival buildings, built between 1901 and 1915, are home to two restaurants, administrative offices, meeting rooms and guest rooms that feature luxe linens, cozy robes, rich textiles, gas fireplaces, and coffee makers. Former officer’s quarters serve as the resort’s exceedingly quaint historic rooms and suites, each with expansive foyers, cozy fireplaces, and front porches. The hillside contemporary rooms and suites are sustainably designed, leading the resort to earn a coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) gold certification. Each features large picture windows that emphasize the stunning views.

Cavallo PointHistoric King Suite

Cavallo PointContemporary King Suite

Activity seekers will find hiking trails, morning yoga, and biking, thanks to the resort’s complimentary fleet of retro Vintage Electric Café bikes. Take advantage of Cavallo Point’s Summer Romance & Adventure Package, with an itinerary that includes everything from a sunset champagne seaplane tour, private morning yoga, private Slacker Ridge hike and sunset sail. After your adventures, escape to your lavish suite and enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Indulge in daily breakfast at Farley, relax with two organic massages at the Eucalyptus cloaked Healing Arts Center & Spa where the finest healing treatments are offered. Pre or post pampering, enjoy the heated meditation pool and the warmth of both outdoor and indoor fireplaces. The package also includes dinner for two the resort’s signature Sula restaurant, an elegant and stylish spot in which to enjoy Executive Chef Michael Garcia’s locally-inspired, Mediterranean dishes. Or choose to dine at lively Farley, where American farm-focused classics are artfully plated and deliciously paired with small production wines, local microbrews and cocktails inspired by local botanicals. Settle into a booth, pull up a bar stool, or dine al fresco on the large terrace.

Cavallo PointHealing Arts Center & Spa

Cavallo PointSula Dining Room. Photo by Aubrie Pick

Cavallo PointFarley Dining Room. Photo by Aubrie Pick

Additional activity can be found at The Cavallo Point Cooking School where hands-on classes are led within its state-of-the-art, open kitchen. And tucked behind the resort’s acclaimed Mercantile gift shop is Cavallo Point’s Art Gallery—a small, atmospheric space showcasing engaging photography by talented local photographers such as Christopher Erin, Todd Pickering, Heather Summerz. Guest rooms and public spaces also feature the works of contemporary artists working primarily in black and white photography. For those desiring to try their own hand at artistic expression, the resort offers watercolor classes on Saturday afternoons with local artist Lucinda Eubanks.

Cavallo PointHistoric Accommodations

Cavallo Point is a Lexus resort partner, meaning guests are provided complimentary access to the newest in the Lexus fleet. Take a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in a NX hybrid, or sporty RCF. Or borrow a LC Convertible for a drive into downtown Sausalito for dinner. The luxury car brand shares the resort’s values of quality, design, and exceptional service with a focus on sustainable initiatives.