by Amanda Norcross
Located at Death Valley National Park, The Ranch at Death Valley is a former working ranch turned family-friendly hotel. Here, families can expect to find comfortable guestrooms with patios or balconies, a spring-fed swimming pool, playground, and sports courts. Onsite activities include horseback riding and carriage rides, and guests can also rent Jeeps to explore the national park. The hotel is situated next to a little town square where guests will find a sit-down restaurant, ice cream parlor, coffee shop, and general store.
Our Editor Loves
- Location next to town square
- Jeep rentals to explore Death Valley National Park
- Playground and sports courts
- Horse Back Riding
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
First of all I have to say I am totally confused by the negative reviews - we enjoyed our stay so much.
We only stayed for one night - whilst visiting Death Valley (which is mind blowingly stunning btw!).
Our room was on the first floor (second if you’re American!), we had a lovely big room which was very clean and very comfortable. It was equipped with a fridge, iron & board and hair dryer.
There was obviously air con and there was a large ceiling fan too. We had a balcony with 2 rocking chairs on it which I really enjoyed sitting out on in the early morning ????
There were two large king size beds which were very comfortable and plenty of comfortable pillows.
The bathroom has the sink/vanity unit in a separate dressing area outside the bathroom (I think quite standard in the US?) and this and the bathroom were spotless. The shower is great - not a massively powerful flow but you are in a desert!!
The hotel is quiet so you sleep well and the staff really friendly and helpful.
We ate in the saloon (Bill behind the bar and a young guy with a goatee waiting our table were both great and made us so welcome) and the food was delicious and we had a really fun evening!
We were travelling from San Francisco to Vegas with a number of stops along the way and this stay was a real high point.
I really can’t recommend enough - we wished we’d booked more nights it was so lovely.
by mike d
We spent two nights at the ranch, the rooms were ok, but the building, grounds were very dirty, the restaurant had a very limited menu, prices in the store were way to high, the only bright lite in the stay was the pool, it was big and clean. If your going to death valley, dont stay in the park, stay in Beatty, and then explore the park, you will enjoy it a lot more.