Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cavallo Point Lodge

Cavallo Point Lodge is near Horseshoe Cove, beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Originally inhabited by the Miwok Indians, Horseshoe Cove became the site of Fort Baker long before the GG Gate Bridge was constructed. The 24 buildings around the parade ground took shape before WWI and remained active through WWII. Fort baker was transferred to the National Park Service when it was no longer needed by the Military.
The concept of a 5 star Lodge at Fort Baker was an extraordinary new idea using the old fort’s original buildings and adding some modern structures to the layout. The range of room types is vast; there are updated historic rooms with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. These historic buildings, formerly officers’ residences, are located around the open green space of the old parade ground.  There are modern rooms up the hill with even better views if that’s possible. Many of the guest rooms and suites at Cavallo Point are dog friendly.
The Lodge at Cavallo Point is a wonderful place to stay with a polite and friendly staff with inviting surroundings. A stay here includes great walks with views of the GG Bridge and the SF bay, while surrounded by the fragrance of the Eucalyptus trees throughout the property.
Cavallo Point’s fine dining restaurant is Michelin starred Murray Circle. The Executive chef makes this one of the top gastronomic destinations in the area and the dining room is beautiful with restored original tin ceilings and warm fireplaces spread throughout. It’s a superb restaurant.
Not to be missed either is the Farley Bar. It is named after the late Phil Frank’s character Farley, who starred in a cartoon strip that ran for years in the SF Chronicle. Farley’s also has tables outside on the front porch that allows sweeping views while dining on small plates al fresco.
I want to emphasize the overall feeling of serenity that Cavallo Point provides. It has beautiful views, wonderful food and a nice blend of locals and contented guests; this is one of the nicest places to be in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

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