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Cavallo Point

Cavallo Point
This resort on the Sausalito waterfront beautifully transcends its Army barracks past

Take an interesting back story and then add spectacular scenery and fabulous perks. Cavallo Point sits in the grounds of an old Army fort, located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. While you could spend most of your time here just sitting in a rocking chair on the veranda, soaking up the panoramic views of the iconic bridge and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, this luxury hotel offers great cuisine and an excellent spa, and is a unique launch pad for exploring the Bay Area.

Guests stay in meticulously restored officers’ residences packed with historical charm and period details. (If you prefer more modern accommodation, the hotel also offers contemporary-style rooms.) Most rooms have huge south-facing windows to make the most of the epic bay-and-bridge views, and the in-room fireplace is a cosy feature—especially when the bay breezes kick up.

You don’t have to leave the property to experience the Bay Area’s culinary excellence. Murray Circle fills its elegant dining room every night of the week with guests who appreciate farm-to-table freshness while overlooking the San Francisco skyline. The adjacent Farley Bar serves up craft cocktails—try the Spicy Paloma, a blend of jalapeño-infused tequila, grapefruit and lime—alongside a more casual menu that includes oysters, sliders and fish tacos. Foodies will want to check out the Chef’s Counter dining series, a private, three-hour, multi-course dinner with wine pairings where you interact with head chef Tony Adams as he prepares the meal for up to six people. Also, the Cavallo Point Cooking School offers regular classes inspired by locally sourced ingredients.

If you’re looking to unplug and recharge, this is the spot. The resort is a popular destination for retreats and workshops at its Healing Arts Center & Spa. The second you walk through the door you’ll feel the Zen. A crackling fire in the lounge area sets a serene tone, as does the heady scent of the essential oils used in a variety of restorative treatments such as Ultimate Bliss, a custom aromatherapy wrap and massage. Before your session, take a soak in the outdoor meditation pool, which sits beneath a canopy of pines. This is also a great place to learn about the healing arts—ideal for anyone looking to consult with a shaman or try hypnotherapy.

When you’re ready to explore the city, the hotel offers two services to simplify your time across the bridge. Take a Lexus out for a test drive, or hop on the complimentary shuttle to San Francisco or the Sausalito Ferry Terminal.

Whatever your preferred treatment for body and soul—natural surroundings, good food, yoga or tequila tastings—you’ll find it all at Cavallo Point.

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