Cavallo Point Lodge is more than just a resort, it’s an eco-paradise and wellness destination. Located on the San Francisco Bay in a national park, Cavallo Point features world class views of the famous Golden Gate bridge, a renowned gourmet restaurant, spa and a an on-site photography and art gallery featuring a private collection of world class artists. Minutes from downtown San Francisco , the Marin Headlands and the charming seaside town of Sausalito, Cavallo Point is a luxury lodge unlike any other.
Cavallo Point Spa has a striking aesthetic, offering ocean views, an outdoor meditation/soaking pool and an on-site café. The wet sauna is advertised as a “Eucalyptus Steam Room”, but on my visit I couldn’t detect any Eucalyptus in the sauna and it could have used it, as the steam room had a bit of a stale, sweaty smell and the tiles could have used a good scrub, as the were dingy and grey.
I tried the Detox Facial, which promised to be “therapeutic and stimulating” integrating “organic seaweed products help to replenish the skin, improve skin tone, and calm both the body and the mind “. Unfortunately, the facial didn’t rock my world. The hand and face massage included in the facial was uninspired and lacklustre, the products were so-so and the special touches I usually love so much were disappointing. Instead of steaming hot towels at the end of the facial, I received lukewarm towels that felt clammy. I thought it was strange that during an organic detox facial plastic bags were placed on my hands and then covered by hot warming mitts, trapping my skin in toxic plastic. Overall, I was expecting better.
There are two dining options at Cavallo Point Lodge: Murray Circle Restaurant which is known as a culinary destination in the bay area and features a locovore influence, strongly influenced by its Northern California location. Farley Bar is a more casual dining experience that offers a full menu of gourmet bar food and artisan cocktails and spirits. Room service at Cavallo Point is deluxe. We enjoyed a house made bagel topped with lox and whipped cream cheese for breakfast during out stay. It was delivered promptly and tasted delicious.
Our spacious suite was spectacular, with a stunning view of the bridge and San Francisco Bay, a two sided fireplace, visible from both the bedroom and the living room area, and a two person soaking tub that had both complementary natural bath salts and bubble bath. A small outside porch area was perfect for watching the sun go down over the ocean. Service throughout the lodge was impeccable, from the valet who took our car upon arrival and whisked us away in a golf cart to our room to the front desk clerk and room service waiter. Though I didn’t have the opportunity to try them, on-site complementary yoga classes are offered morning and evening. Cooking classes are also offered regularly for an additional fee as well as other educational workshops and classes.