"The cool grey city of love." — George Sterling
Cavallo Point is set apart by guiding principles that focus on its environmental and social ethos. Its stakeholders are proud of creating a welcoming and environmentally responsible experience for visitors, while restoring historic Fort Baker for generations to come.
Cavallo Point's long list of initiatives to support sustainability, stewardship and preservation reflects the commitments of all stakeholders involved in this treasured Golden Gate National Park site. Since the project's inception, environmental initiatives have been a priority.
U.S. Green Building Council had awarded LEED Gold Certification to Cavallo Point, after myriad efforts to make the project as green as possible. These include dozens of activities, among them 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. Some eco-efforts create awareness among visitors, like naming our meeting rooms after local rare, threatened and endangered species, such as the Mission Blue butterfly. Cavallo Point is proud to have received numerous honors for its green efforts.
The Institute at the Golden Gate contributes to a more sustainable and healthy world by harnessing the power of parks and public lands to advance environmental stewardship and human wellbeing. A program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service, the Institute fosters new ideas, shares best practices, encourages leadership, and supports and implements public policy changes that will benefit people and the planet. The Institute is currently focused on how parks can connect to people's health, sustainable food systems, and climate change education.
Since its inception, Cavallo Point has been committed to numerous initiatives that benefit our environment and community. We continue this focus on green and sustainable hospitality in everything we do – including meetings and events, accommodations, dining, spa, activities, exhibits and retail offerings.
Cavallo Point was proud to be named a "New Green American Landmark" by Travel + Leisure. Other prestigious awards also recognize our eco-efforts.
Here at Cavallo Point, we: