Amy Risley

Cavallo Point


by: Amy Risley

  • Why

    A Weekend Retreat

  • When

    August 2013

  • Who


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Highs + Lows

  • There's so much to do right on property you can really fix up a nice retreat. Between the spa, cooking classes, nature walks and art talks, the programming is extensive and well-curated.

  • They set a great example with environmental conservation. Their commitment to sustainability is seen everywhere, from solar panels & organic bedding to raising awareness through numerous programs at the Institute at the Golden Gate.

  • The option to choose between historic vs. modern lodging means something for every taste.

  • No screens on the windows in the historic rooms made me weary of opening them up to bring in the cool bay breeze.

: 48/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Historic luxury lodge

  • Vibe

    Sophisticated tranquility.

  • Location

    Fort Baker, at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. About 45 minutes from SFO.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Live Music every Monday eve in the bar.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Part of Passport Resorts, sister property to Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn.

  • Pool/Gym

    The Healing Arts Center & Spa is a destination on its own. With services ranging from traditional massage to hypnotherapy, a heated meditation pool, tea bar, daily yoga, and a resident integrative physician.

  • Restaurant

    Casual small-plate dining at Farley Bar...and fine dining at Murray Circle, their acclaimed restaurant which features modern local cuisine.

  • Bar

    Amazing seasonal & classic cocktails at Farley Bar. And this is Northern California, so naturally they have a wine cellar with no less than 12,000 bottles. Yes, that's three zeros.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    They're allowed (dogs too!)...although this is the perfect place to run away from them for a weekend.

  • Price

    Moderately pricey but well worth the impressive, abundant amenities.

In the Area

Welcome to Cavallo Point. Part of the National Register of Historic Places and nestled on a breathtaking 10 acre setting, it was originally home to the Army post Fort Baker which, was active through World War II.

Cavallo Point

601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965

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