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 Outside bling bling, Inside dirty and old. SHAME ON YOU

Oct 12, 2021 Trek558578

Hi, my husband an i spent one night at Ranch at death valley. The travel agency booked a standard room which not a little price, and we spent our night to your horrible building 6. Outside of the hotel is ok, but this building and these rooms are a shame for the price !!! How can u propose room at this price in a such dirty building ? I said… Read more
Hi, my husband an i spent one night at Ranch at death valley. The travel agency booked a standard room which not a little price, and we spent our night to your horrible building 6. Outside of the hotel is ok, but this building and these rooms are a shame for the price !!! How can u propose room at this price in a such dirty building ? I said that to your team, and Miss Johnson said to me to write u. I want a feedback of my money, because it is really unacceptable. I sent u a message by email and messenger, but the management of this hotel seems like he didn't t see them. I booked one night on 30th of september. It is the worst hotel where we slept during our 4 weeks west trip. SCAMMERS. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay right in Death Valley!

Oct 11, 2021 Valerie C Columbia, Maryland

We loved the Ranch at Death Valley because it is right in the heart of the national park, with many amenities. Our room was very attractive, clean, quiet, and comfortable. We ate our breakfasts outside on the patio. We especially enjoyed the wonderful spring-fed swimming pool! The Ranch also has golf, tennis, horses, a train museum, a… Read more
We loved the Ranch at Death Valley because it is right in the heart of the national park, with many amenities. Our room was very attractive, clean, quiet, and comfortable. We ate our breakfasts outside on the patio. We especially enjoyed the wonderful spring-fed swimming pool! The Ranch also has golf, tennis, horses, a train museum, a children’s playground, and a few shops. The buffet restaurant is pricey, but the food was generous and good. I suggest you bring some snacks of your own to keep in your room refrigerator, so you don’t have to buy all your meals. Best of all, the Ranch is an easy drive to Death Valley’s most famous sights. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice room in the park; Recommend

Oct 9, 2021 ttiottn1 Ohio

We wanted to stay in Death Valley for 1 night so settled on the Ranch. We went in Sept (high was 119 deg F!) so it was their off season. We got a very large room with two beds on the first floor of a 2 story building. We never heard anyone above us; my guess is it was empty. We had plenty of room for 2 adults and I bet 4 adults would have fit… Read more
We wanted to stay in Death Valley for 1 night so settled on the Ranch. We went in Sept (high was 119 deg F!) so it was their off season. We got a very large room with two beds on the first floor of a 2 story building. We never heard anyone above us; my guess is it was empty. We had plenty of room for 2 adults and I bet 4 adults would have fit just fine. We had a patio that faced the courtyard but even at night it was too hot to use. The A/C worked fine and the ceiling fan was very much appreciated to keep us cool without having to blast the A/C. The bed and linens were comfortable; we had no problems sleeping. Everything was clean and in working order. The bathroom was a good size with very nice stonework. At $213 for the night, including all taxes & fees, it was worth it for us to stay in the park and not have to drive hours for overnight accommodations. So if you want to stay in the park, we recommend it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice and Comfortable Stay but overpriced food

Oct 7, 2021 lindabL2162WP

We stayed 2 nights at The Ranch at Death Valley. Our room was comfortable and looked like it was newly renovated. We enjoyed the spring fed pool both evenings after long days of exploring Death Valley National Park. We found the pool to be clean and a wonderful temperature. They have a newly renovated saloon and restaurant that has some… Read more
We stayed 2 nights at The Ranch at Death Valley. Our room was comfortable and looked like it was newly renovated. We enjoyed the spring fed pool both evenings after long days of exploring Death Valley National Park. We found the pool to be clean and a wonderful temperature. They have a newly renovated saloon and restaurant that has some interesting art work. The staff was very friendly and kind. Our one complaint was the food. The $30.00 dinner and the $17.00 breakfast buffets were way overpriced and gave us a sense that we were being ripped off and taken advantage of because of the remote location. The quality of the food was also subpar. The price and quality of the food is really was brings our rating down. I would rate overall experience to be a 4 but would have given it higher if the food quality and value were better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very average stay. Extortionate food prices.

Oct 3, 2021 WillandChloe London, United Kingdom

To start off with, the hotel did what it we hoped, which was provide us with a one night stayed in relative comfort between Vegas and Yosemite. The experience leaves a lot to be desired for however. The pool is fine, it was very refreshing to be in during the hot weather, but it felt quite dirty and clearly needs a clean. The only restaurant… Read more
To start off with, the hotel did what it we hoped, which was provide us with a one night stayed in relative comfort between Vegas and Yosemite. The experience leaves a lot to be desired for however. The pool is fine, it was very refreshing to be in during the hot weather, but it felt quite dirty and clearly needs a clean. The only restaurant open was the saloon. The food was quite nice, although the prices are extortionate (almost 60 dollars for some chicken pasta!!) and you really feel like they're taking advantage of the fact that there is nowhere else to eat, it left a poor feeling towards it after. The room was fine, although very dated. The air con is an obvious necessity but it was incredibly loud and would disturb is in the night by rattling. We slept OK but not the best, and were glad to leave the next day. We guessed that the owners have a large holding in the town (as they own the Inn further up the road too) and unfortunately it doesn't look like much will improve. They're clearly building more rooms when the current ones need updating first. Think we will skip next time. Read less