Where to Stay in Death Valley: A Brief Overview

Where to Stay in Death Valley: A Brief Overview

Places to stay in the hottest, driest, and lowest location in America. From elegant resorts to primitive camping here are some options for you.

During your adventurous visit to Death Valley there are many places to rest your head. Here are just some of the many options available to stay.
Because this is only a brief overview I have only included lodgings/camping inside the Death Valley National Park. There are too many locations around park to include in list.

Hotels and Motels

1. Stovepipe Wells Village

Stovepipe Wells Village has rustic, western flair yet comfortable. If you prefer more of roughing it rather than staying in their hotel they offer campsites and an RV Park.

Some features and amenities:

Trails and dunes to hike
Several rooms have views of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and mountains
Outdoor heated pool
Meeting room
Nugget Gift Shop
Toll Road Restaurant- For holiday reservations call 1 (760) 786-2387

Their General store is located right across highway. Offers gas and other items you may need.

Contact: 1(347) 757-4298

Location: 51880 Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328

2. Furnace Creek Resort

A AAA Rated Four Diamond Resort The Furnace Creek Inn has a more elegant touch to its decor. Their prices are in the more higher range.

Some features and amenities:

Spring fed outdoor pool
Tennis courts
Putting green
Seasonal massage therapy- call for details 1 (760) 786-2345 ext. 120
The Inn's Dining room - call for dinner reservations which they highly recommend

They aren't open year round, open Mid-October-Mid-May.

Contact: General inquiries (760) 786-2345
Central Reservations: toll free (800) 236-7916
Location: 328 Greenland Blvd., Death Valley, CA 92328

Furnace Creek Ranch

Part of the Furnace Creek Resorts the Furnace Creek Ranch is a more family friendly option than the Furnace Creek Inn.
RV and campground are also located here. The Ranch is also open year round unlike at The Inn.
Ranch is located approximately one mile from The Inn.

Some features and amenities:

Spring fed outdoor pool
Children's playground
Tennis court
Two Restaurants
Horseback riding/Carriage rides (October-May)

They offer cabin style units which include A.C. Look at their website for more information and photos of their options for lodging.
Contact information is same as The Furnace Creek Inn

3.Panamint Springs Resort

Western, rustic style resort/motel that is family owned and operated. They offer motel lodging, camping and an RV park.
They also request you make reservations on their website. You can also see availability there.
There are some mixed reviews on this one. Both good and bad. Reason I added this to the list is that there are very few choices of hotels/motels inside Death Valley.

Some features and amenities:

Restaurant and Bar
Pets welcome (they do charge extra)
Family friendly
Gas station
General store
Gift shop
There are tents available which include cots.

Five miles behind the resort is a spring fed creek and a waterfall.

Location: 40440 Hgwy. 190, Panamint Springs, CA
Contact: preferably email but number is 1 (775) 482-7680

Owners request you email them here on their contact page http://www.panamintsprings.com/contact-us/ if you have questions or comments. Their phone connectivity is limited, you can leave a voice mail however and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Camping and Campgrounds

This is just a partial list of campgrounds available throughout Death Valley. There is a total of 12 just inside the National Park, and that doesn't include back-country camping.

1.Furnace Creek

Less primitive than the rest. Furnace Creek campground offers more amenities. They also take reservations October 15th - April 15th. First come first served during the rest of the year.

136 sites
$12-$18 fee
Water, tables, firepits, grills
Flush toilets
Rangers station

Location: Near Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Hgwy 190
Contact: toll free for reservations 1-877-444-6777
More information: (760) 786-2441

2. Sunset

Visitor center is in walking distance from Sunset campground. As well as restaurant, store and gas station. All are located at Furnace Creek across the road.

RV parking allowed here however there are no hook-ups.

Sunset doesn't have showers. However, for a $5.00 fee you can use shower at Furnace Creek.

Open October 15th - April 15th
$12 fee
270 sites
Water available
No tables or fire pits
Flush toilets

Location: by Hgwy 190. Near Airport Road and Furnace Creek Ranch. There is no specific address
Contact: (760) 786-3246

3. Texas Spring

Near Sunset and Furnace Creek but Texas Springs is further from the main road than Sunset. However, it is still a short distance from Furnace Creek where you can use the services I mentioned under Sunset.

Open October 15th- April 15th
$14 fee
92 sites
Water, tables, fire pits and flush toilets

Location: off Hwy 190 and Texas Spring Rd
No specific address
Contact: (760) 786-3246

4. Emigrant

Emigrant being 2100 feet above sea level gives you beautiful views of mountains and sand dunes.

Secluded, mostly quiet and more primitive than previously mentioned campgrounds. No RV's here, it is tent only campsite.

Open all year
No fee, free
10 sites
Water, tables and flush toilets. No firepits

Location: off Hwy 190 and Emigrant Canyon Rd.
No specific address
Contact: (760) 786-3246

As you can see, whether you are wanting a hotel with classic elegance or to camp out under the stars you do have some options to choose from. If you are really adventurous you can also try the backcountry camping. National Park Service asks that you follow rules and guidelines. You can call or visit their website for more information.
Just one final important note, keep weather in mind before you decide to camp. Temperatures can get dangerously hot in Death Valley and it is known as the hottest place in America.

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