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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1259)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location but dilapidated guest cabins

Mar 21, 2019 Larry W Los Altos Hills, California

The prices for both the room and the available dining areas are extraordinarily high. The food in the high end dining room was ordinary, that in the buffet area equivalent to a high school cafeteria in an inner city: over-cooked steam tray offerings, over-cooked scrambled eggs, and too few personnel to clean the tables promptly. The guest cabins… Read more
The prices for both the room and the available dining areas are extraordinarily high. The food in the high end dining room was ordinary, that in the buffet area equivalent to a high school cafeteria in an inner city: over-cooked steam tray offerings, over-cooked scrambled eggs, and too few personnel to clean the tables promptly. The guest cabins had lots of missing roof tiles, places where the roof vents had been blown out and not repaired--in short, the feeling of a place with too much deferred maintenance. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Long time DV visitor

Mar 19, 2019 929beverlyc Sisters, Oregon

My family has been going to DV since the 1960's, so we remember it way back when before all this new fancy stuff showed up. I can't deny the newly renovated Saloon, Buffet, and General Store are nice. Almost, TOO NICE. These ares have been elevated to a point of being a bit too costly for the average National Park explorer and I felt a true… Read more
My family has been going to DV since the 1960's, so we remember it way back when before all this new fancy stuff showed up. I can't deny the newly renovated Saloon, Buffet, and General Store are nice. Almost, TOO NICE. These ares have been elevated to a point of being a bit too costly for the average National Park explorer and I felt a true disconnect. The Saloon is styled well, but they need to calm down on the expensive prices and get some bar tenders who know how to make drinks. I don't appreciate that the ONLY place to buy ice is in the General Store, so if you're camping at Furnace Creek, be aware. Other than all that, the Ranch is a great spot, in a FANTASTIC National Park. The hotel rooms haven't been updated (yet), so no frills for costly rooms, but worth trying for night even if you're just passing through. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Food options are Poor

Mar 19, 2019 DonaldRex Sacramento, California

I visit Furnace Creek each year that this was my first time visiting the Ranch since the remodel. Great job on the remodel, but the food options are poor as was the food itself. With the cafe gone, the only breakfast option is a buffet--and it is certainly not that good. I had 3 dinners in the Saloon and all were mediocre. Hopefully things will… Read more
I visit Furnace Creek each year that this was my first time visiting the Ranch since the remodel. Great job on the remodel, but the food options are poor as was the food itself. With the cafe gone, the only breakfast option is a buffet--and it is certainly not that good. I had 3 dinners in the Saloon and all were mediocre. Hopefully things will improve next year. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Compared to what ???

Mar 19, 2019 U7620IImichaelm Greeley, Colorado

First lets acknowledge that this is in Death Valley middle of nowhere. Is it as nice as The Inn ...no is it half the price ...yes. So it is a 5 given it’s difficult location and environment. The pool is great the oasis is a wonder. No. It’s not a 5 in Vegas or LA but it’s is here at the bottom of the continent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Lovely Stay

Mar 18, 2019 bar8araj1 Salisbury, North Carolina

Kudos to the staff at this hotel! Gail California at check in was as helpful as any 5 star resort concierge. We were moved from our original reservation for 2 queen beds to a king size room, #515, and it was perfect! Lovely view across the lawn, the fire pits and pool. We met people from all walks of life by the fire pits at night and had… Read more
Kudos to the staff at this hotel! Gail California at check in was as helpful as any 5 star resort concierge. We were moved from our original reservation for 2 queen beds to a king size room, #515, and it was perfect! Lovely view across the lawn, the fire pits and pool. We met people from all walks of life by the fire pits at night and had marvelous views of the night sky. The F&B Manager Sunday night gave us dispensation to order the last pizza of the night after 8PM. It was delicious and the only meal we ate at the resort. The rooms may have slightly thin walls but it is well worth being able to sleep in the park and wasn’t a huge issue. Laundry area was handy, clean and surprisingly cool inside and only $1 wash and $1 dry per load. Just remember to go to the general store first for detergent and change as it’s not available in the laundromat Read less