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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The laundry room was disgusting

Nov 15, 2019 X3454VCdavidm Show Low, Arizona

No one seems to care about maintanence of laundry. We have been here for 5 days and each time it looks like these pictures show. Love the warm stings pool....no Chemicals. I Dont play golf but it looks beautiful with views of mountains
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not my favorite place but adequate for 1 night

Nov 13, 2019 Keri S Westminster, Massachusetts

Stayed here for one night because it's one of the only places in Death Valley. It's insanely expensive, the food is extremely overpriced, and the rooms were so-so. But, it is in the middle of no where so it is what it is. Construction is ongoing. I just thought it would be a lot nicer for the price.
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Nov 11, 2019 Vinny H County Roscommon, Ireland

Stayed here on our drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Didn't quiet know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Check in was pleasant and staff were very friendly. Room was fine. It was upstairs with a balcony. Can't fault it at all. Booked the horse riding and it was a nice was to spend the evening. Again the staff here were great.… Read more
Stayed here on our drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Didn't quiet know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Check in was pleasant and staff were very friendly. Room was fine. It was upstairs with a balcony. Can't fault it at all. Booked the horse riding and it was a nice was to spend the evening. Again the staff here were great. Helpful and friendly. Dinner in the bar later was lovely. Waiter was a pleasant man. Pricy hotel but if I was in the area again which I hope to be I would stay here again based on this experience Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 D2888TBbills

I thought that the new "Oasis" branding meant that the rooms at the Ranch had been upgraded and the property had been spruced up overall. WRONG. Instead Zanterra raised prices and still provides a Super 8 quality product at 3 times the price. Upgrades have been piecemeal and incomplete. My room had holes in the wall following the installation… Read more
I thought that the new "Oasis" branding meant that the rooms at the Ranch had been upgraded and the property had been spruced up overall. WRONG. Instead Zanterra raised prices and still provides a Super 8 quality product at 3 times the price. Upgrades have been piecemeal and incomplete. My room had holes in the wall following the installation of a new sink, a bathroom door with a patch job at the bottom that looks to have been done by a first grader, and carpet on the balcony with gaping holes. Housekeeping is mediocre. Parking lot and sidewalks are crumbling. The resort feels like a construction site, because it is. One that will no doubt drag on for years. Better to stay outside the park and make day trips. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Four seasons expense, motel 6 experience

Nov 10, 2019 MattandSimona Los Angeles, California

Really frustrated again. I have made the mistake of coming back twice and it just seems to get worse. We stayed in the less expensive part of the resort and the rooms are still almost 300 a night. I would say that they are low-end Holiday Inn type rooms. I could live with that given the beautiful setting. The problem is that everything else… Read more
Really frustrated again. I have made the mistake of coming back twice and it just seems to get worse. We stayed in the less expensive part of the resort and the rooms are still almost 300 a night. I would say that they are low-end Holiday Inn type rooms. I could live with that given the beautiful setting. The problem is that everything else about this resort seems to be only done halfway or less. The sprinklers are in disrepair around the property which leave mud pits around the rooms. The dining facilities are staffed by people that can't be found. The room keys don't work well and we had to have them replaced twice. The coffee machine in room doesn't work. The lady at the coffee shop blows a gasket because we try to pay with cash and "now she has to go find some change". All of this could somehow be acceptable if it was a bargain. However everything here is shockingly expensive. Three beers and three hot dogs is $65. The buffet is $33 per person for food that is below average. The employees here seem to be in a rush to close as soon as they can so we experienced times when things that were supposed to be open but shut down 30 min early. We got so frustrated that we went to the high end resort nearby run by the same company to have breakfast. The food was better but again it seems like there's just no management. At one point we gave up trying to get coffee and went out into the lobby to refill our coffee cups where they had a coffee station. People were getting up and walking back to the kitchen to try to find somebody to pay their bill. Overall it seems like they are investing with a plan to have a wonderful facility as there's lots of renovation underway. But management is extremely weak with no concern for quality. It doesn't seem like there is the slightest concern for guest experience. Very dissapointing. Read less