As a birthday gift, Sean reserved a room at Cavallo Point for a night. Cavallo Point is a lodge and spa inside Golden Gate National Park, built on the former grounds of the Fort Baker army post. It’s located right at the Marin Headlands, ideally situated for Bay Area vacationing, and also for a quick overnight getaway for us.
Cavallo Point is a super luxury resort that looks like grown-up summer camp. The buildings are all arrayed in a semi-circle around the old Parade Grounds, tucked up into the foot hills, and facing out into the bay. Most of the buildings are historic, with that classic white and red turn-of-the-century look of resorts like the Hotel del Coronado. There are a few new buildings, all designed with sustainability in mind, and seamlessly blended in with the hills and trees around them. Eucalyptus and coastal pines shade the walk ways and fill the air with quiet rustling. This is the most peaceful place I have ever been.