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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ideal location - hotel ok

Jul 10, 2019 5neili Scotland, United Kingdom

Stayed for one night and the Ranch is ideally placed for Death Valley National Park. It is basically a big motel hence the reasonable price and is spread out over a large site which is well maintained with good amenities pool, post office, general store, laundry etc. It is getting a little tired with the rooms needing spruced up and the WiFi… Read more
Stayed for one night and the Ranch is ideally placed for Death Valley National Park. It is basically a big motel hence the reasonable price and is spread out over a large site which is well maintained with good amenities pool, post office, general store, laundry etc. It is getting a little tired with the rooms needing spruced up and the WiFi definitely needs to be improved but it is comfortable. The restaurant is overpriced and the food average so beware as there is little alternative and it books up very quickly! I would say overall the staff are friendly and helpful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really good friendly resort in an amazing location

Jul 10, 2019 Steve046 UK

A great location and extremely helpful staff. Regretfully we only stayed one night on a road trip but would stay again without hesitation. Room was comfortable if just a tad basic but the aircon worked well!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It's hot in death valley

Jul 8, 2019 couscous74 Miami, Florida

A hotel in the middle of nowhere. The rooms are older, and the A/C struggles to keep up with the desert heat. Step out of a building and straight into a sauna. When the wind blows, that hot desert air gets even hotter. The general store has misters outside which are nice when you are right under one. The store is well stocked and I recommend… Read more
A hotel in the middle of nowhere. The rooms are older, and the A/C struggles to keep up with the desert heat. Step out of a building and straight into a sauna. When the wind blows, that hot desert air gets even hotter. The general store has misters outside which are nice when you are right under one. The store is well stocked and I recommend shopping here for snacks and food. The hotel restaurants are a little pricey. I don't think there is a cheap food option here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretty close to an actual oasis.

Jul 5, 2019 UCityJuls Saint Louis, Missouri

We had a standard room with two comfy queen beds. It was very clean, fairly updated, pretty basic though, and could possibly use a fresh coat of paint to cover up scuff marks, etc., but definitely more than decent. Our room looked exactly like the photographs on the website and it did have some nice original photographs of the surrounding area. We… Read more
We had a standard room with two comfy queen beds. It was very clean, fairly updated, pretty basic though, and could possibly use a fresh coat of paint to cover up scuff marks, etc., but definitely more than decent. Our room looked exactly like the photographs on the website and it did have some nice original photographs of the surrounding area. We had french doors leading to a small balcony overlooking the golf course. The hallways are pretty run-down and are not air-conditioned. The air conditioning in the room does not go below 74, (and felt a little warmer than that) and we were a little concerned it wasn't going to keep up with the heat (it was 117 outside) but we remained comfortable and actually had to pull up the blankets at night. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The two restaurants are all located in a building right next to the lobby, as is a little counter service place that serves fairly iffy over priced pizza and decent ice cream, and a good sized gift shop/general store. As mentioned in previous reviews, the prices are ridiculous. A mini can of Pringles was $5. We ate breakfast at the 1849 buffet. It was basically $16.00 per person for almost the same breakfast buffet that is offered for free at most hotels. The pool was nice and about as refreshing as a pool can be when it's that hot. There is a nice little playground and an outdoor museum with an actual train, etc. All in all I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. There was a lot more to see in Death Valley than time and the heat allowed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good place to stay

Jul 4, 2019 albo6868 Gorizia, Italy

The largest complex in the death valley. Nice ambient with palms, pool, restaurants and store. It is organized and made with good taste, but nothing is cheap inside; there is only little justification from the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere. There is a guest laundry service which can be useful. Rooms are OK, with also a nice terrace;… Read more
The largest complex in the death valley. Nice ambient with palms, pool, restaurants and store. It is organized and made with good taste, but nothing is cheap inside; there is only little justification from the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere. There is a guest laundry service which can be useful. Rooms are OK, with also a nice terrace; corridors to the room needed renovation. If you need gas, consider that it is at 4.5$/gallon. Read less