Great National Park Lodges
Courtesy of Xanterra Parks & Resorts
The luxurious Inn at Furnace Creek rises like a mirage from the red rock of the valley, offering Moorish-influenced stonework, gardens of date and fan palms, spring-fed swimming pools, and an elaborate Sunday brunch. A mile away at the Ranch at Furnace Creek, you can golf at the lowest course in the world—214 feet below sea level—or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through desert and mountain scenery. To explore the most remote areas of Death Valley, rent a Jeep four-wheel drive from a vendor across the street from the inn.