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Experience life on a working ranch with all the modern amenities your heart desires

Why we like it

  • Located just across from the National Park Visitor Centre, this is the best place from which to start exploring Death Valley 
  • Perfect for families 
  • The 18-hole golf course is the lowest elevation course in the world
  • Relax in the heated pool 
  • Activities include horseback rides and carriage tours

About The Ranch at Death Valley

The Ranch at Death Valley is part of the Oasis at Death Valley in the eponymous National Park. As the only in-park lodging in this, one of America’s largest national parks, the experience here is once-in-a-lifetime and well worth a stay.

Since 1933, the Ranch has offered family rooms in a casual and hospitable setting. Whereas the sister hotel, the Inn at Death Valley, is a slightly more refined and elegant resort, here you will find everything you need to keep the family happy in an area of extremes of heat, aridity and elevation.

The atmosphere of the working ranch is palpable and harks back to the discovery of borax by Aaron and Rose Winter, and the purchase of their claims by William T. Coleman in the early 1880s. This became a supply point for mule teams pulling borax wagons and the workmen leading this industry. Now, modern luxury prevails and the amenities here can fill several days of activity. From swimming to sports, children’s playground to golf, horseback rides and carriage tours from the Furnace Creek Stables and Jeep rental to travel the parkland in style – no matter what how you want to experience Death Valley, The Ranch offers many options.

Dining at The Ranch is also made very easy with the onsite Date Grove Diner providing quick service breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take a meal here looking out over the golf course, with its tamarisk trees and mountain vistas.