- Stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge
- Charming, historical property
- Spa & Healing Centre, cookery classes
- Relaxed hikes & lots of activities nearby
Named after the wild horses that once roamed the area, Cavallo Point Lodge is a luxury property with stunning views of San Francisco’s majestic Golden Gate Bridge. It’s located in the Fort Baker area in one of the world’s largest urban parks, formerly an army post directly north of the bridge that’s now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The lodge is in an ideal location for anyone looking to visit San Francisco, discover this vibrant city’s many attractions and learn about its long, fascinating history.
For accommodation, there’s a superb choice of traditional or contemporary rooms and suites. The handsomely furnished historic suites, which have been lovingly preserved and restored over the years, are dotted across several different buildings which once functioned as residences for army officers. Perched on the hillside amid lovely, green surroundings, many of these rooms/suites offer views of the renowned bridge and city skyline. Alternatively, contemporary rooms and suites are offered in buildings designed with all the latest environmentally-friendly principles in mind. Despite their very sleek, modern feel, these rooms have been cleverly designed to blend right in with the lodge’s historical feel.
There are plenty of on-site amenities to make use of. The Murray Circle Restaurant specialises in Northern Californian cuisine and is open daily for three meals; in fact, it’s well known as one of the top fine dining restaurants in the Bay Area. There’s also Farley Bar which serves lighter meals and an assortment of classy drinks. Those after some cookery tips can take part in lessons offered by the lodge’s very own, well-equipped cooking school which offers a varied line-up of classes and programs for people of all experience levels. There’s also the Healing Arts Center & Spa, which offers not only a good selection of spa treatments, but also enrichment workshops, a well-stocked tea bar and relaxed hikes.
Children are welcome and the lodge’s parade ground lawn is a great place for families to enjoy some laid-back time together, plus there’s loads to do in the wider locality. The waterfront area and nearby Muir Forest are well worth exploring, as is the Bay Area Discovery Museum, which has been recognised as a top museum for children. There’s also Slide Ranch, which is home to friendly farm animals, and the Exploratorium, a fascinating collection of exhibits and displays. Both the lodge and the Fort Baker area have a very family friendly atmosphere. Visits to San Francisco proper are also very popular, and transportation to and from the city can be arranged.
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In short it was a great holiday with very very little to fault. Location on Lopud was perfect for family and accommodation was exactly as you said ‘simple’ clean and comfortable hosted by a wonderful friendly local family ...all 1min walk from the front. Great breakfast that was straight from the garden in part and always abundant.
Our guide Nina was excellent always putting our safety first and adapting the itinerary to suit weather. She was a great host with the two families in our group and went out her way to keep us informed and even take photos to share when we were out on the water.
Transport arrangements were spot on - always there waiting at airport or ferry! Slight confusion that it wasn’t a TourDust sign but that was quickly solved.
Kayaking was a great adventure and a challenge some days but worth it for the stops on other islands and opportunities to swim, dive and explore caves. I suspect it could be a long day if your child is too young or not such a ‘water baby’ as once your in the kayak your in it! It is also a hefty bit of exercise on a two person kayak if the child in front isn’t up for paddling! I was fine except on one or two occasions where it was a bit of a struggle and I had to persuade him to do some more paddling for me.
Finally, your service has been great since we got in touch especially as it was a last minute decision for us to go. The speed in responding to queries on a personal basis and quickly was really great (very unusual these days!)
All in all a great holiday - my 11 year old had a great adventure he will talk about for years! So will I....
murdoch C reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 08 August 2019
We had a fabulous holiday thank you! Everything went very smoothly - accommodation was good, breakfast fantastic! The kayaking was great - really well thought out schedule with plenty of rests and time to relax. Lovely meals out.
Just wanted to add that our guide Nina was excellent. She worked really hard to ensure the whole trip went smoothly and that we were all happy with the pace, including giving the boys plenty of opportunities for jumping in off the cliffs!!
All in all a great trip! And all the admin side of things has been very efficient throughout.
Thank you so much!!
Kate T reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 05 August 2019
Hi, just back home now as stayed in London last night. It was fab! We loved it! Amazing all round- Thankyou. Best holiday ever!!!
Accommodation great at both places, guides lovely, staff great. We saw more animals than ever expected: giraffes, lion, elephants, water hog, wilder beast, impala, white rhino, crocodiles, hippos in lake Sybia, monkeys in trees at Tonga.
Beach beautiful, but a bit windy, waves v rough but didn’t deter my boys. We snorkeled which was fab but too rough on day we booked to do ocean experience.
My boys swam in all pools!!!
Weather better than we expected!
Must go and do some laundry, but hope that helps?
Nicola B reviewing South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday on 24 July 2019