Built in 1927, this adobe-brick-and-stone lodge nestled in one of the park's greenest oases is Death Valley's most luxurious accommodation, going so far as to have valet parking. A warm mineral stream gurgles across the property, and its 85°F waters feed into a swimming pool. The rooms are decorated in earth tones, with tasteful furnishings. The top-notch Inn at Furnace Creek Dining Room serves desert-theme dishes such as High Sierra Nevada pasta, as well as less exotic fare like sunset flatbread, lamb, and rib eye. Afternoon tea has been a tradition since 1927.
Furnace Creek Village, near intersection of Hwy. 190 and Badwater Rd., Death Valley, California, United States
Apr 16, 2008
My wife and I both really enjoyed ourselves at the Furnace Creek Inn. Very relaxing and the pool was perfect for unwinding. Overall you have to temper your expectations for this place when you consider the nightly rate. Also, the Inn restaurant is the best option but don't expect it to be a culinary delight. The other options (Wrangler's Steakhouse) is decent and the 49 Cafe will do but again you should not expect too much. All in all I'd recommend
the place to family and friends and return ourselves. It's just hard to get past Ritz Carleton rates for a substandard facility.