The Inn at Furnace Creek

Location: California | USA

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Built where three natural rivers converge at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, which nourish the 1,500 date trees that are peppered around the property, the Inn at Furnace Creek is an elegant hideaway with palm-fringed gardens, spring-fed pools and Spanish Mission-inspired architecture.
Perfect forCouples who play golf and those who are looking for something a bit more upmarket within Death Valley National Park.  
In the know
  • AAA Four Diamond Hotel.
  • Set in Furnace Creek, a small desert community, and within Death Valley National Park.
  • The Inn operates on a limited basis during July & August so consider sister property, Ranch at Furnace Creek, during this time.  
  • Located in a Dark Sky National Park, make sure you round off your evening on the Stargazers Deck, spotting stars that can’t been seen anywhere else.

Recommended for...

  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Located on a hillside in one of the driest places on the continent, looking out towards the scenic valley.

Rooms at The Inn at Furnace Creek

The rooms take full advantage of their position, either offering views over the oasis garden, desert landscape or Panamint Mountains. The red patterned carpets, orange bed throws and dark furniture match the desert at its most spectacular, during golden hour, while the soft lighting and pale walls tone down the drama, infusing a sense of peace and calm at night.
The Pool Bungalow, located just steps away from the swimming pool, is a stand-alone room with solid stone walls sourced from the surrounding desert, a vaulted ceiling and splendid desert views - offering the perfect lodging experience, one that we’d definitely recommend.

Food & Drink

The Dining Room, which offers fine dining throughout the day, serves an eclectic menu with classical, continental, southwestern and pacific-rim influences. Weather permitting, you can dine on the veranda with unobstructed view of the desert salt pans and majestic Panamint Mountains. If you get hungry in between meals, the hotel offers traditional Afternoon Tea or if you are a late sleeper, try the finest smoked salmon and delicate pastries at Sunday Brunch.

Facilities

As well as two swimming pools, the Inn at Furnace Creek has basketball and tennis courts, a massage room and a sauna.

Activities at The Inn at Furnace Creek

As you are in the national park, we suggest lacing up your boots and hitting the trails. Mosaic Canyon can be reached by a 2.5 mile walk through an alluvial fan, and the sand dunes there are ideal for a full day excursion or a leisurely wander. For the more experienced hiker, consider a climb up to Telescope Peak, the highest spot in the park, for its incredible views - but be aware this is a strenuous all day hike.
If you are not a fan of walking, saddle up and go horse riding through the arid landscape, hire a mountain bike and cycle the trails or head over to nearby Ranch at Furnace Creek to take a swing at the lowest golf course in the world.

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Hotel location

Located within Death Valley National Park, 2 hours from Las Vegas.

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