Cavallo Point Lodge, Nature With A Golden Gate View
Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California offers a great compromise between those in the family who want a back-to-nature experience and those not interested in straying too far from the big city. Surrounded by 75,000 acres of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Cavallo Point Lodge is San Francisco's national park lodge. The former Fort Baker military base is now a compound of meticulously restored turn�of�the�century and new buildings.
The lodge has weekend guided walking tours under the Golden Gate Bridge and hikes that explore the local habitats, environmental efforts and history of the park and Fort Baker. The parade ground in front of the lodge offers a grassy open space for playing tag, catch, or flying a kite. Cavallo Point Lodge's 68 historic rooms and suites once served as officers' quarters for personnel posted at this former army base. There are also 74 contemporary rooms and suites set on higher ground many with views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Cavallo Point Lodge's Michelin-starred restaurant, Murray Circle uses fresh delights from local and organic farms, ranches and culinary artisans in the San Francisco region. There is also Farley Bar, serving more casual fare. The Healing Arts Center & Spa has an over-sized, heated meditation pool, Tea Bar, and steam rooms.
The Family Package, available for stays June 21 - September 5, 2010, includes accommodations in one of Cavallo Point Lodge's historic and contemporary rooms or suites, one day's admission at the popular Bay Area Discovery Museum for up to five family members and a goodie bag for the kids. Rates for the package start at $365 per night.