The Oasis at Death Valley, situated in a lush oasis surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park, California is just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and 275 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.
This property hosts two hotels – the historic, 4-diamond, 66 room Inn at Death Valley (formerly The Inn at Furnance Creek) and the more family oriented 224 room Ranch at Death Valley (formerly The Ranch at Furnace Creek).
Located adjacent to the Death Valley National Park Visitors Center, The Ranch at Death Valley is the perfect home base from which to explore this amazing park with the grandkids.
As you wander around the expansive grounds, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to when the site was established as a working ranch. Yet, you’ll enjoy the amenities of modern civilization, like quiet, clean rooms, a spring-fed (87 degrees warm) swimming pool, large grass lawns, and sports courts. For the golfers in the group you’ll have stories to tell after a round on the family-friendly 18-hole golf course – the lowest elevation course in the world. Be sure to take pictures when you stop for a bite and a beverage at the turn. You’ll all get a chuckle out of the drive-thru-in-your-cart snack shop.
Share stories from your day exploring sand dunes, canyons and look out points, around the community fire pits. The kids can dispense of excess energy playing tennis, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes.
The youngest members of your group will smile when they see the playground that’s just their style. Consider horseback rides and carriage tours from the Furnace Creek Stables or rent a Jeep from Farabee Jeeps to explore the park. And come nightfall, enjoy an amazing night sky, one of the few places in North America you can admire the Milky Way with the naked eye.
The Ranch at Death Valley is a great family basecamp when visiting Death Valley National Park.