If you are looking for weekend vacation ideas in California, the Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort is a golf getaway located in the Death Valley National Park, approximately 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Plan a weekend vacation at The Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort to enjoy its unique desert setting, play golf and relax in the sun. The Furnace Creek Inn, originally built in the 1930s has recently been renovated, preserving its original mission-style architecture. Guests can play golf at the Furnace Creek Golf Course, the world's lowest golf course at 214 feet below sea level. The 18-hole course has been recently redesigned by Perry Dye.
The golf resort has a naturally warm swimming pool with water from hot springs and four tennis courts lighted for night play. Guests can relax in the oasis garden next to palm trees, streams and oleander bushes. The resort also offers Ranch stables for horseback riding and carriage rides, basketball and volleyball courts, banquet and conference facilities and a children's playground.
Rooms & Food
Guests can stay at the Furnace Creek Inn or at the Ranch Resort on their weekend vacation. The Inn is a member of Historic Hotels of America, offering 66 luxury rooms and suites. Many rooms feature individual wood balconies or stone patios. The Furnace Creek Ranch, situated near the golf course, offers 224 casual accommodations.
Guests dine at the Inn Dining Room, the open-air 19th Hole Bar and Grill, the Wrangler Buffet and Steakhouse, the 49er Cafe and the Corkscrew Saloon. The Inn Dining Room provides elegant setting, panoramic views of the Panamint Mountains and a sophisticated menu. The 19th Hole Bar and Grill, open from mid-October to mid-May, serves casual meals. The Grill is situated on the golf course in a beautiful desert setting.
Death Valley is a unique desert ecosystem located along the California - Nevada border. It expands millions of acres of spectacular desert scenery and rare wildlife. The Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort is a great starting point for learning more about Death Valley.
Best Time to Go & Getting There
Best time to go is between mid-October through mid-May since summers in the desert are very hot. The Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort is 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 275 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Private aircraft or chartered planes can land at the resort's lighted airstrip. Browse more golf vacation ideas.
The Inn is a Green Getaway
The resort is powered by one of the largest solar photovoltaic energy systems in the United States. Solar panels were installed on five acres of Southern California's Death Valley National Park, providing more than one-third of the total annual electricity needs of Xanterra which runs the Furnace Creek Inn. Browse more green vacations.
Rates start from US $315 per night.