Cavallo Point - The Lodge at the Golden Gate

Cavallo Point- the Lodge at the Golden Gate is the result of an adaptive reuse and new construction effort at Fort Baker, a former military fortification at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito- the complex is LEED Gold certified and the historic and new buildings are sensitively integrated into the National Register Historic district. Cavallo Point is the first new National Park Lodge in over a decade.

Fort Baker, a former military fortification at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, has been transformed into Cavallo Point Lodge and the Institute of the Golden Gate, a unique public, private and non-profit alliance created to sustainably restore, enhance and preserve the historic U.S. Army base as a new National Park.

Owner

Fort Baker Retreat Group

Historic Architect

Architectural Resources Group

Location

Sausalito, CA

Size

45,000 sq. ft. (new structures); 10 acres (site)

Image Credit

Bruce Damonte / David Wakely / Matthew Millman

Stats

LEED Gold

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Located in 27 acres of parkland, Cavallo Point Lodge is comprised of 21 rehabilitated historic buildings and 14 new lodging buildings sensitively integrated into the National Register Historic district. The new conference and retreat center, with meeting rooms, restaurant, spa, and 142 guestrooms, offer public programs on environmental and social issues. The transformation of Fort Baker to Cavallo Point Lodge powerfully demonstrates the inter-relationship between preservation and sustainable design and has achieved USGBC LEED Gold certification. This historic landmark has been respectfully preserved for future generations as a center to advance the health, sustainability, and the protection of our environment.

Awards
National Geographic Traveler, Sense of Place
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Honor Award
National Park Service, Designing the Parks Award
National Park Service, Cultural Resource Award
State of California, Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award
HotelWorld, Global Hospitality & Design Award (Sustainable Design)
National Housing & Rehabilitation Foundation, Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Hospitality Magazine, Design Award
Travel + Leisure Magazine, Must See Green American Landmark
San Francisco Business Times, Best Rehab or Renovation Outside San Francisco
Marin Magazine, Editor's Choice Award for Sausalito
Real Estate & Construction Review, Green Building of America Award
California Heritage Council Award
Preferred Hotel Group, Hotel of the Year
California Preservation Foundation, Sustainability & Preservation Design Awards
Business Journal, Top Project Award (Historic Preservation)
Cavallo Point- the Lodge at the Golden Gate is the result of an adaptive reuse and new construction effort at Fort Baker, a former military fortification at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito- the complex is LEED Gold certified and the historic and new buildings are sensitively integrated into the National Register Historic district. Cavallo Point is the first new National Park Lodge in over a decade.

“The revival of Fort Baker through Cavallo Point has preserved the park as an important part of San Francisco’s heritage next to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.”

National Geographic World Legacy Awards