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
by Vinny H
Stayed here on our drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Didn't quiet know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Check in was pleasant and staff were very friendly. Room was fine. It was upstairs with a balcony. Can't fault it at all. Booked the horse riding and it was a nice was to spend the evening. Again the staff here were great. Helpful and friendly. Dinner in the bar later was lovely. Waiter was a pleasant man. Pricy hotel but if I was in the area again which I hope to be I would stay here again based on this experience
I thought that the new "Oasis" branding meant that the rooms at the Ranch had been upgraded and the property had been spruced up overall. WRONG. Instead Zanterra raised prices and still provides a Super 8 quality product at 3 times the price. Upgrades have been piecemeal and incomplete. My room had holes in the wall following the installation of a new sink, a bathroom door with a patch job at the bottom that looks to have been done by a first grader, and carpet on the balcony with gaping holes. Housekeeping is mediocre. Parking lot and sidewalks are crumbling. The resort feels like a construction site, because it is. One that will no doubt drag on for years. Better to stay outside the park and make day trips.