There’s been a lot of rain in and around Death Valley, California this year, but the fact is, The Oasis at Death Valley, as its name suggests, is never really dry. The ancient waters bubble up from the ground and support an entire ecosystem, as well as a winter holiday destination complete with pools averaging 87 degrees, the lowest USGA golf course in the world, cascading gardens and springs, and a stunning date palm grove. And don’t forget the famous bar overlooking some of the 3.4 million acres of Death Valley National Park (the largest park in the lower 48 states) or the Last Kind Words Saloon, where aged spirits always seem to be flowing.
Known to the Native Americans, the California 49’ers and the famed Borax Mule teams, this truly American oasis has evolved into one of the world’s most unique resorts and has been home to the Hollywood elite including Marlon Brando, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Ronald Reagan and the cast and crew of Star Wars.
It’s here, in one of the only sanctioned dark skies in the US, that you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye. As well as stargazing, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, tennis, biking, horseback riding, jeep tours and more.
Now that the roads are open and the national park is back in business, the experts are booking the autumn, winter and spring seasons at this bragging rights, must-visit hotspot.
Relax at the luxurious AAA Four-Diamond The Inn at Death Valley and the family-friendly The Ranch at Death Valley, both part of the Oasis at Death Valley’s recent $150 million renaissance. There are also private casitas and 80 new cottages.
Just two hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Los Angeles, Death Valley is an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.