Outdoor Adventures at Cavallo Point
You don’t need to go far from the city to get outside! Leave the hustle and bustle behind and head to Cavallo Point, nestled within the 75,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Take in stunning views, drink in the fresh air and soothing breezes, and explore. With more than 350 acres of trails for running, hiking, and biking, plus wide-open spaces and protected areas, there’s plenty of space for you and your family and friends to slow down, stretch out, and recharge your batteries. The tranquil setting within America’s most popular National Park is the perfect place for a much-anticipated (and well-deserved) escape.
From Cavallo Point, guests can easily access the Marin Headlands, Horseshoe Cove, Battery Yates, Battery Cavallo, Battery Duncan, Yellow Bluff, and the Fort Baker Bay Trail, among other nature areas. And, of course, the conveniences of the city aren’t far away. Start your day with a warm summer “rocking chair” moment, with coffee and fresh pastries on your deck. Spend the afternoon exploring hiking trails, flying kites on playful Bay winds, or biking to breathtaking views. In the evening, curl up by the outdoor fire pit with a nightcap or watch the city sparkle from an outdoor dining table. Take a break at Cavallo Point and get back to nature – your body, mind, and spirit will thank you.
There’s no shortage of natural beauty around our lodge. Take a tour down to Horseshoe Cove for breathtaking views of rolling parkland hills, the skyline of San Francisco, and of course, Alcatraz. Or see the Golden Gate Bridge from a fresh perspective on a Battery Spencer hike. We offer private hikes for our guests and can customize routes perfect for a group outing that begin and end here at the lodge.
Make a splash and get out on the water. Paddle your way around San Francisco Bay, or hang ten on a surf excursion at nearby Marin beaches. Our guided tours begin with the basics so you feel comfortable on the water, then you’re free to explore to your heart’s content.
What better way to explore the beautiful region beyond the Golden Gate than by bike? Our Vintage Electric bikes come equipped with a helmet and lock, making it a breeze to tool around the park or set off to explore Sausalito.
Bikes are complimentary for lodge guests to borrow, and may be checked out at the valet stand on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sea + Sky Tours
See the Bay Area from every angle with our Sea + Sky Tours. Sail under Golden Gate Bridge on a classic coastal schooner, or take to the air in a seaplane or helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the city’s most famous landmarks. From romance to a rush of adrenaline, these unique tours add so much to your Cavallo Point experience
Chartered Fishing Excursions
Get out on the high seas and enjoy a day of fishing both inside and outside the Golden Gate with our weekly chartered fishing excursions. The Captain and Crew are here to ensure a safe, fun and memorable adventure, using their expert knowledge of the water and fishing guidance to help ensure an exceptionally high catch rate.
Fort Baker History Tours
Cavallo Point is situated in historic Fort Baker, and much of the lodge is comprised of buildings constructed in the early 1900s, as part of a peacetime effort to provide a higher standard of living for enlisted men as well as officers and their families. Our resident historian will lead you on enlightening walk around the property, touring the Victorian homes, barracks, gymnasium, chapel, jailhouse, and other buildings that have been preserved and repurposed.
Tours are complimentary for lodge guests and generally run on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm; please see our event calendar for details.
Enjoy an excursion to Rodeo Beach, located in the nearby Marin Headlands. Windswept, exhilarating, and covered with fascinating red, green and other colorful pebbles indigenous to the San Francisco coastline, Rodeo Beach is sheltered by cliffs and bound by a lagoon, providing a picturesque location for picnics, kite flying, or simply admiring the majestic Pacific.
Complimentary shuttle service is provided Wednesday - Sunday for lodge guests.
Let yourself go and allow Cavallo Point's resident artist to help you truly experience the colorful beauty of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. A watercolor class with fine artist Lucinda Eubanks has something to offer everyone. Whether you are a beginner and want to learn the basics, an intermediate who would like to pick up a new technique, or an advanced artist who left your supplies at home, you need only to bring your desire to be creative and have fun.
- Public classes occur on Saturday afternoons; please see our event calendar for details.
- To inquire about a private class, please call 1-415-339-4763 or email [email protected].
- To book a class or learn more, visit Lucinda's website
Personal Fitness Training
Schedule a private session with our resident fitness trainer, Marcos Fernandez of Ground Up. Marcos is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and ELDOA, which promotes techniques for joint decompression, in addition to being a holistic life coach certified by the Awakening Institute.
In addition to our indoor morning yoga sessions (complimentary for lodge guests), we offer private outdoor yoga sessions led by experienced and accredited instructors. Each class is one hour long; mats and props are provided.
- For individuals, $170 per hour.
- For groups, we offer private indoor/outdoor yoga for $200 for up to 6 people, plus $20 for each additional person. Private group classes are subject to rental and labor fees, based on location and size of group.
To book, please call 1-415-339-4763 or email [email protected].
Summer Lawn Games
With acres of open space at our doorstep, Cavallo Point makes an ideal playground. During the summer, our Kober Lawn area is set up for guests to gather with friends or family and let the games begin!
Play bocce ball, compete at cornhole, and enjoy some classic summertime fun beneath the shade of the eucalyptus trees. Croquet sets and giant Jenga are also available on request (call or visit the Healing Arts Center & Spa).
Lawn games are complimentary for lodge guests daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Occasionally, use may be restricted due to private rentals; to inquire about private use, please call 1-415-339-4763 or email [email protected].
National Park Information
Cavallo Point is stunningly situated in one of the largest and most popular urban National Parks in the world: the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Established in 1972, as part of efforts to make National Parks more accessible to city dwellers and bring “parks to the people," the GGNRA's 81,000 acres include the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Alcatraz, and the Presidio of San Francisco.
Whether you’re looking to explore National Parks or visit Sausalito, San Francisco, or Wine Country, our Les Clefs d’Or concierge Marianne Wong is happy to help you plan or book dining, tours, outdoor activities, and more. She can also assist in arranging special celebrations.
Contact Marianne at 1-415-449-4719 or [email protected].
Outdoor Spa Facilities
Refreshing scents of eucalyptus and pine welcome you to the tranquil Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point. Designed for nurturing and renewal, this contemporary oasis of serenity integrates the finest cultural healing practices from around the world.
Outdoor spa facilities include a meditation pool, Zen garden, and fire pits where guests can savor selections from the Tea Bar menu. Available exclusively to guests with scheduled spa treatments for one hour before or after their service.