The Bay Area’s award-winning Cavallo Point has another honor to add to its list of impressive accolades: The 2013 Green Lux Award for Greenest Resort/Spa.
This well-appointed destination, which was also awarded the Travel & Leisure 2013 Global Vision Award for Sustainability, offers an especially unique combination of nature, nurture, culture and adventure. Situated in Sausalito, the resort and spa is close to Golden Gate National Parks, Muir Woods, Angel Island and Wilbur Hot Springs.
Cavallo Point strives to provide an environment in which guests can achieve total relaxation, and finding peace and tranquillity is certainly not hard here. Morning yoga is complimentary, and the Healing Arts Center & Spa, surrounded by calming eucalyptus and pine, combines integrative medicine with innovative spa treatments that soothe. Nearby Wilbur Hot Springs is the ultimate spot for natural relaxation. Established in 1865, the springs consist of an 1,800 acre private nature preserve that’s been a sanctuary for healing for over 140 years.
For natural relaxation with a little more adventure, hikers can take guided tours of the Golden Gate Bridge or Cavallo Point where they’ll learn the history of Fort Baker. Food-focused adventurers can explore nearby San Francisco and choose from a number of culinary walking tours, including the San Francisco Gourmet Chocolate Tour. And of course, some of the world’s best wine can be found nearby in Napa Valley, just a short drive away.
As for Cavallo Point’s LEED Gold certified accommodations, the resort’s eco-friendly structures combine modernity, luxury and environmental sensitivity to create a unique experience for guests. Each two-story guest house offers coziness with a private entrance, gas fireplace, and a heated floor. Rooms are furnished in bamboo, many of which feature panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows with breath-taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. All accommodations are designed to the highest standards of green architecture, and guest rooms and suites are dog friendly.
Speaking of dog friendly, Cavallo Point brings that term to a whole new level. The resort’s Eco Luxe Pups program includes a welcome bag of organic, locally-made treats and products like bedding, custom food, water bowls, towels and treats for environmentally conscious canines. Your four-legged travel companion is sure to appreciate the pampering and the eco-friendliness just as much as you.
2013 Green Lux Awards: Cavallo Point
601 Murray Circle • Fort Baker • Sausalito • California 94965