The Ranch at Death Valley

Death Valley, Kings Canyon and Death Valley

The hotel

Adjacent to the National Park Visitors' Centre, the ranch is actually located inside Death Valley National Park. In the 1800s it was a working ranch. Today it maintains its Western-style theme and even has a Borax Mining Museum on site with antique stage coaches! The spring-fed swimming pool is perfect for cooling down, or head to the Corkscrew Saloon for a refreshing drink. As well as tennis courts, Furnace Creek boasts the lowest golf course on Earth and in the Wrangler Buffet, a substantial Western meal will satisfy even the largest of appetites.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Near National Park
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Dramatic location inside Death Valley National Park.

Hotel information

224 rooms in single- and 2-story buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, in-room coffee maker, fridge and hairdryer. Film and game rentals*. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Corkscrew Saloon. Wrangler Steakhouse. 49er Café. 19th Hole restaurant (Oct-May). Scenic Hiking and walking from Oct-May. Swimming pool. Tennis court. Basketball. Golf course*. Hiking. Horse and carriage rides (Oct-mid May). Children's playground. General store. Iron and board on request. Self-parking available*.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: The Ranch at Death Valley operates on a limited basis during the months of Jul-Aug.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simple Accomodations In Stark Surroundings

Apr 4, 2020 freeamac San Jose

The accommodations at the Ranch At Death Valley are simple but comfortable in the stark environs of Death Valley. It is nice to be able to retire to the controlled temperature of your room and comfort of your bed after a hot day of sight seeing. The facility has a couple of places to eat and a small convenience store. The Saloon is a particularly… Read more
The accommodations at the Ranch At Death Valley are simple but comfortable in the stark environs of Death Valley. It is nice to be able to retire to the controlled temperature of your room and comfort of your bed after a hot day of sight seeing. The facility has a couple of places to eat and a small convenience store. The Saloon is a particularly interesting spot to dine at. Do prepare yourself for a potentially long wait at the front desk during peak check-in/check-out times Read less
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Mar 31, 2020 TonkaBoy18

Not too many places in Furnace creek so we stayed at the Ranch. The Ranch was too expensive for what you get. Don't stay near golf course. They were out mowing at 6:30 am. No free coffee. Check in office was a 100 yard walk but still no coffee. They directed us to the store where it was $4. The 2nd floor room was really outdated and needs… Read more
Not too many places in Furnace creek so we stayed at the Ranch. The Ranch was too expensive for what you get. Don't stay near golf course. They were out mowing at 6:30 am. No free coffee. Check in office was a 100 yard walk but still no coffee. They directed us to the store where it was $4. The 2nd floor room was really outdated and needs attention. Deck floors rotten and carpeting ripped and torn. Door to deck didn't work, had to get a maintenance guy. But, cheaper than other place and convenient for day trips. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We would stay here again

Mar 30, 2020 c-wiggi Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The bad: This is not a luxury hotel, but is expensive. The rooms are badly overdue for an upgrade/renovation. Food was expensive. The good: we were really happy with our stay. The staff was friendly, the grounds and public spaces were nice and very clean. The kids had a great time in the pool! Yes, the buffet was overpriced, but there was… Read more
The bad: This is not a luxury hotel, but is expensive. The rooms are badly overdue for an upgrade/renovation. Food was expensive. The good: we were really happy with our stay. The staff was friendly, the grounds and public spaces were nice and very clean. The kids had a great time in the pool! Yes, the buffet was overpriced, but there was plenty of food and it was fine. The location is perfect for visiting the park. The store had lots of options for snacks (even healthy stuff!) and supplies you might need. Overall...it was expensive but we would stay here again. Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 evafrancis Los Angeles, California

The location is very convenient. Right in the middle practically. The service is very good. The front desk answered questions tirelessly and their security person - Ian, i think was his name, extremely fast in responding - once i had a concern with if where i parked was a legit parking space ( could mark the spaces better) and the other time… Read more
The location is very convenient. Right in the middle practically. The service is very good. The front desk answered questions tirelessly and their security person - Ian, i think was his name, extremely fast in responding - once i had a concern with if where i parked was a legit parking space ( could mark the spaces better) and the other time was when i needed first aid for a big scratch on my leg. He was dutiful and kind. The room was big and well layout. We had a nice view of the golf course. I enjoyed my stay. Expensive but it is location, location, location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location

Mar 22, 2020 jrzj42 Ellicott City, Maryland

If you are going to spend a few days or more at Death Valley, the Ranch at Death Valley is probably the best choice as it's fairly close to the main attractions. Room was clean, very easy walk to a few of the local eateries, pool, parking, other onsite attractions. Staff are super friendly. The food is typical for tourists at the national park… Read more
If you are going to spend a few days or more at Death Valley, the Ranch at Death Valley is probably the best choice as it's fairly close to the main attractions. Room was clean, very easy walk to a few of the local eateries, pool, parking, other onsite attractions. Staff are super friendly. The food is typical for tourists at the national park - limited on selection, a bit pricey, yet the quality was fairly good. Gas prices not unreasonable for the location - make sure you top-off if you intend to drive to far-off locations in the park, as there are only 3 stations (and 1 was closed - Stovewell Pipes). Overall, it's worth a revisit. Read less