September 25, 2015

We are in for a celestial treat this weekend! The moon will be at its biggest, brightest and most colorful! A lunar eclipse will coincide with a supermoon Sunday evening, an event that has not occurred since 1982. Since the moon will be in its closest proximity to Earth, it will appear abot 14 percent larger than usual. Since the moon will pass behind behind the Earth and into its shadow, it will also appear to have a red tint.…

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July 09, 2015

July 10 marks the 102 anniversary of the hottest recorded temperature in the world. In 1913 in Death Valley, temperatures reached a stifling 134° Fahrenheit (57° Centigrade). It's true that the valley's desert climate is hot during the summer months, although that extreme temperature has never been repeated. Many brave tourists visit us this time of year to experience the intense heat before cooling off in our spring-fed pools. Death Valley may be famous for its heat, but, did you know that…

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June 30, 2015

  A grueling 135 mile race Known as “The World’s Toughest Footrace”, the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon is returning to Furnace Creek July 28-30. Up to 100 brave athletes will embark on a 135 mile (217 km) course which starts at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, the lowest elevation point in North America, to the trail head of Mount Whitney. The journey has a total elevation gain exceeds 19,000 feet. This invitation only event features some of the toughest runners in…

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May 15, 2015

  Learn the Secrets of Our Famous Course From a PGA Champion! We are excited to announce that our Furnace Creek Resort Golf Course will be featured on CBS Sports Network’s ‘Secret Golf’ with Steve Elkington! A 1995 PGA Champion, Elkington travels the countryside digging into the heart and soul of the North American golf landscape, revealing tips and tricks along the journey. Watch him explore our unique resort and reveal some of the secrets to conquering lowest golf course in…

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April 28, 2015

  You don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away for the ultimate getaway—just head to Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley. It's been said that Death Valley National Park is like a whole different planet, apparently  George Lucas agreed. Which is why he chose to film both "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" and "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" in the national park. In honor of Star Wars Day, May 4th, we encourage…

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April 20, 2015

We're proud to partner with the National Park Service in their Find Your Park initiative. We hope to introduce a whole new generation to America's beautiful national parks and monuments. After all, they are America's Best Idea! With it's foreboding name, many visitors are surprised by the beauty they encounter in Death Valley. From wildflowers and furry friends, to great hiking and mountain biking trails, to some of the best stargazing on Earth, Death Valley has something for everyone. If…

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April 15, 2015

In late spring, when temperatures begin to rise a bit in the park, some of the lower elevation flower patches are no longer vibrant. Don't worry though, wildflower season is far from over! Journey to the higher elevations in Death Valley National Park and you'll be in for treat! Emigrant Canyon Road, Townes Pass and Dante’s View are still beautiful, with fields of Desert Dandelion paintbrush and endless Acton Encelia. For weekly wildflower updates, be sure and visit the NPS's Death Valley National Park…

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April 10, 2015

Our Historic Four Diamond Inn at Furnace Creek was featured in Forbes Magazine: Inn At Furnace Creek (Part I): The Lodge That Launched Death Valley Every hotel in a warm clime claims to be an oasis away from home. And when you get there you realize that they must have been referring to their efficient air-conditioning system. Well, I just had my faith in oases restored. As a vital feature that you might expect of a hotel that lies smack in the middle of Death…

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April 10, 2015

Come be green with us on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22 from  8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek Ranch Over 1 billion people in more than 192 counties observe Earth Day each year, and 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the holiday. To celebrate, Furnace Creek Resort, in conjunction with the National Park Service, Death Valley Chamber of Commerce, Amargosa Conservancy, Desert Bloom Eco-Farm, and the Death Valley National History Association, will be hosting an Earth Day…

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