Death Valley National Park is a park of extremes! There are extreme heat and temperature changes. It is the Harshest, lowest, hottest and driest of the National Parks yet it is a land that has drawn people here for years. Even Hollywood has been attracted to the area making blockbuster hits like Star Wars. So what makes this park so appealing? Here is my list of Things to do in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley was established as a national park in 1994. This is a park that you need to prepare for before you visit. Making sure you have the 10 essentials, gas, and a plan will make your visit so much better. I hope these Death Valley National Park Travel Tips help you plan your visit!
Death Valley National Park Travel Tips…
When you think of Death Valley, you might not think of a great four diamond resort in the desert. Thankfully the Furnace Creek Inn Death Valley is just that. This oasis in the middle of the desert offers a great place to put your feet up and escape the sun and heat. Since 1927 the Furnace Creek Inn Death Valley has been a resting spot for travelers who are looking to enjoy the beauty of Death Valley but still enjoy a luxurious place to stay.
In 2017 it was announced that “Furnace Creek,” as it’s been known by generations, will re-emerge as “The Oasis at Death Valley” featuring “The Inn at Death Valley” and “The Ranch at Death Valley,” respectively. The golf course will retain its historic name as “The Furnace Creek Golf Course.”
Xanterra Parks & Resorts will “restore, revitalize and create a renaissance” in all three areas that comprise The Oasis at Death Valley. Three distinct experiences exist at this oasis: a historic luxury Inn set into the side of a mountain range; a Ranch on the desert floor featuring accommodations, restaurants, a general store, a U.S. Post Office, horse stables, date groves, gardens and a large spring-fed pool, a historical museum and a gas station; and a USGA sanctioned golf course (the lowest one on earth).
Work has already begun at Furnace Creek and, over the course of 2017, the properties will undergo major improvements and enhancements in accommodations, public spaces and facilities, accessibility, landscaping, energy conservation and major upgrades to the golf course. During the construction, the 66-room Inn at Furnace Creek will close for the summer, while the 224-room Ranch will stay open. The website (www.oasisatdeathvalley.com) offers updates and information on the improvements taking place at the Resort, Ranch and golf course.
There are 66 rooms in the Furnace Creek Inn. We stayed in a king size room, and it was quite lovely. One thing to note is the building was built in 1927. Even with that being said we found the room to be quite lovely and perfect for our stay.
The renaissance of The Inn will add 11 two-room casitas surrounding both the spring-fed pool and lush oasis gardens, offering travelers sweeping views of Death Valley. Updated rooms and lobby; a new wellness center, complete with treatment rooms and a larger fitness area; the addition of cabanas and a poolside bar will further enhance the natural spring-fed pool area in this historic resort. The exterior will feature a terraced garden and lush landscaping.
The Inn’s famous dining room and bar will undergo a restoration complete with wood floors, new banquette seating and a turquoise ceiling – to represent the sky above Death Valley. The new dining room will also add an array of pergolas so travelers can take-in the stunning landscape surrounding the Resort.
A new group and event space for high-level retreats rarified team-building experiences and memorable weddings will be added just steps away from The Inn. Called the Mission Gardens, the spectacular environment will capitalize on the standing façade and open-air space that exists there and be artistically landscaped for social and business functions.
Construction is currently underway at The Inn and it will remain closed as usual through October and reopen at the end of October 2017. The Ranch will remain open during the summer and year round.
One of the things that impressed us the most about the Furnace Creek Inn Death Valley was the staff. From the moment we pulled up to the front of the hotel, we were greeted by so many friendly staff members….