Recently Casualmere® discovered Cavallo Point, a San Francisco Bay area “Green” luxury lodge in one of America’s most popular national parks. It is a renowned romantic destination.
In addition to being a member of Historic Hotels of America, this San Francisco luxury resort was named one of the “Top 10 New American Landmarks” by Travel+Leisure and also received LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally sustainable design and construction.
Set in a stunning location on San Francisco Bay at the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point in Horseshoe Cove. It is a unique and historic luxurious & contemporary resort.
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.
U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Gold Certification to Cavallo Point, after many efforts to make it as as green as possible. These include re-use of historic materials …landscape restoration with native plants … and use of green building elements.
The lodge also works to meet the Green Seal Environmental Standard for U.S. Lodging Properties. Cavallo Point is proud to have received numerous honors for its green efforts.
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.
The Healing Arts Center & Spa offers innovative spa treatments in a serene, tranquil setting.
Filled with natural light and top-of-the line culinary equipment, the Cavallo Point Cooking School is a luxury place to taste, create and learn. On site Murray Circle Restaurant is one of Northern California’s top culinary destinations.
Cavallo Point also houses a unique …private …photography collection that includes large-scale artworks from renowned photographer and filmmaker Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow collection. Discover works by talented local artists and artisans in the Mercantile & Art Gallery.
Rated #1 Hotel Culinary School by Gayot.com, the Cavallo Point Cooking School is an intimate place to taste, create and explore. Filled with natural light and top-of-the line culinary equipment, the Cooking School offers an ever-changing roster of cooking classes and programs flavored by the bounty of organic offerings from the San Francisco Bay Area. Classes are led with an eye toward seasonality …sustainability …and stewardship.
The images here should tempt you to investigate further this northern California “Hidden Gem” in Marin County.
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