Christmas Day I was in need of a fireplace, a snack and a hot drink, none of which could be found in my little apartment. We drove over to Cavallo Point Lodge, a hotel recently named one of the top ten new American landmarks by Travel + Leisure, where we found all that and more.
Set inside Fort Baker National Park, Cavallo Point mimics the officer’s quarters of its cousin across the bay, San Francisco’s better-known Presidio: clean white buildings with crisp red roofs parked within view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Accomodations include two choices of room styles, historic or contemporary.
The specials page reveals the usual facials with your girlfriends and champagne with your husband packages as well as one intriguing contender: the “Ultimate House Party” package, which includes rental of one of the 6 to 12 bedroom houses for a party with the huge benefit of having someone else clean up the mess.
And yes, there’s the lovely Farley Bar, with two fireplaces and a nice selection of liquors, located in the same building as the Murray Circle restaurant, which seemed packed on Christmas day.
Lovely photos from naan through Flickr Creative Commons