Cavallo Point - The Lodge at the Golden Gate
Often referred to as having exquisite, panoramic views with rooms, the Cavallo Point Resort, is situated at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. Not only does it have a 4-star rating by Michelin, this idyllic lodge is a member of the Historic Hotels of America; ranked a Top 5 Resort in the U.S.; and is the recipient of the LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally sustainable design and construction.
Delight in your 2-night stay at Cavallo Point. You’ll be staying in impeccably restored historic guestrooms in buildings formerly the residence of officers attached to the US Army base — Fort Baker. Restored to the highest of standards, each guestroom features open-air windows allowing in the flow of breezes from the bay area; to organic bedding and towels; to comfortable, cozy sitting areas — as well as the finest of amenities you would expect to find, and demand, at the most elegant of establishments.
And what could be more serene and relaxing after a day of intense cycling, than to immerse one’s self in Cavallo Point’s warm, welcoming Healing Arts Center and Spa. Here you’ll find a heated, outdoor meditation pool, magnificent gardens to ease the mind body and soul, spa treatments which cover the spectrum from massage and aromatherapy to body treatments and water therapies and much, much more.
The mind, body and soul are not the only parts of us that need nurturing and attention. For dinner Saturday and Sunday nights and for breakfast Sunday and Monday mornings, you’ll be pampered with the ultimate dining experience at the award-winning Murray Circle Restaurant. Murray Circle has been voted the Best Restaurant of 2011 in the SF Baylist, has been recognized for 3 years running (2009, 2010 and 2011) by the Michelin Guide, written up in Gentlemen’s Quarterly Magazine, and has received numerous accolades from The Marin Independent Journal, SFGate and Marin Magazine.
We just returned from the UDC Wine Country Tour, our first biking tour vacation, and we are already planning our next trip with UDC! Our guides, Daryl and Laura were friendly, helpful and encouraging to all the bikers from experienced to beginner. I went with high expectations after reading previous reviews and the itinerary, but my experience far outweighed even those high expectations. The organization, the daily routes, riding to our hearts desire, spectacular views, splendid accommodations and the endless amount of delicious food and a chance to meet new, friendly bike enthusiasts have given us the memories of a great biking vacation. Thank you UDC, Daryl and Laura...you two are the best!!!
TripAdvisor June 2012