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Staying in or near Death Valley
Death Valley National Park has three concessioner-operated lodges inside park boundaries. The Ranch at Death Valley and the Inn at Death Valley are in the Furnace Creek area, and are certainly the closest to the most commonly visited areas of the park. Stovepipe Wells Village is along CA-190 in a more central location in the park. Reservations are generally needed in advance, as with most national park lodges. The enormous size of the park makes staying inside it much more valuable than most other parks.
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Outside the park lodging options for Death Valley are few. The park is in a very remote area and its size is enormous. It is more than a million acres larger than Yellowstone, the next largest park outside of Alaska. Searching for the towns of Amargosa Valley, Lone Pine and Beatty are the best options, but be aware that these are still long drives, and CA-190 just within the park is 82 miles long. Of course, the high speed limits of the region can make these distances easy to cover in a short time. There are long sections inside the park that have speed limits of 65MPH, the highest in any national park.
Beatty, Nevada overnight lodging options
Beatty is a small town in Nevada, near Death Valley National Park and the California state line. It is only 10 miles to the border of the park, but quite a bit further to the main tourist areas. For example, it is a 40 mile drive to the Furnace Creek area. There a few independent options here as well as the property shown below.
Selected Beatty hotels and motels
Lone Pine, California overnight lodging options
Lone Pine is a town in California that lies along US-395. It is about 35 miles from where CA-190 enters Death Valley National Park at its western entrance. There are some scenic areas at this end, but the “main” part of the park around Furnace Creek is a drive of just over 100 miles. As mentioned above though, long driving distances are a fact of life in Death Valley.
Selected Lone Pine hotels and motels
Last Updated on April 10, 2020