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