Helping you plan your trip

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help plan your trip to Death Valley National Park. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to call our Central Reservations line at (800) 236-7916 (within the U.S.) or (303) 297-7275 (outside the U.S.) for additional assistance.

What are the nearest major cities/airports?

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV is located 120 miles southeast of Furnace Creek Resort. A 3,065-foot airstrip suitable for private aircraft is located adjacent to the resort. Complimentary van transfers are available to the Inn & Ranch from the airstrip. Please view our Directions page for more information.

What address do I use with map software for directions?

Furnace Creek Resort
328 Greenland Blvd, Death Valley, CA 92328

What are the GPS Coordinates for Death Valley National Park?

N36º27.413, W116º51.939

What is the address if I need to ship a package?

The standard mailing address is:
Furnace Creek Resort
P.O. Box 1
Death Valley, CA 92328

The express mailing address is:
Furnace Creek Resort
Highway 190
Death Valley, CA 92328
(Please allow a minimum of three days for delivery)

Is Death Valley National Park and Furnace Creek Resort open year-round?

Death Valley National Park is open year-round, as is the Ranch at Furnace Creek. The Inn at Furnace Creek is open seasonally from mid-October to mid-May.

What should I expect the weather to be?

Death Valley is renowned for being one of the driest and hottest places on earth. During the summer temperatures can be 120°F or over. Evenings generally stay around a comfortable 80°F. We recommend that you wear sunscreen, broad-brimmed hats, and always carry water with you.

It is not until October that the heat starts to die down. During the short winters, the temperature is about 65°-72°F during the day. Nights are colder ranging from the mid 30°s to low 40°s. Death Valley gets less than 2 inches of precipitation a year; if there is any chance of rain, it will occur during the winter. We advise that you watch for a flash flood if it does rain. We advise you to check for current forecasts as the weather can fluctuate.

You may also check National Park Service for additional information related to weather.

Is there cell phone and/or Internet service?

Cell phone service is available at the resort through most service providers. WiFi is included in the daily resort fee and is available to all registered guests.

Is there a business center?

Inn guests have access to a small business center located on the second level.

Is there an entrance fee to enter the Park?

The National Park Service currently charges $20 per private vehicle, for 7 days. Fees may be paid at Furnace Creek Visitor Center or remote fee-collection locations within the park. When entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle the fee will vary. Please visit National Park Service for the most current fee information.

Where is the nearest location to get fuel?

The service station at the Furnace Creek Resort offers regular, high test and diesel fuels. Aviation fuel is not available at the Furnace Creek Airport.

How far in advance can I make lodging reservations?

We are currently accepting reservations for stays up to 13 months in advance. On the first of each month, we will begin accepting reservations for the entire month of the following year. For example, on December 1, 2011 we will accept reservations through December 31, 2012. For more information, please review our Reservation Policy.

Are there ADA compliant rooms at Furnace Creek Resort?

The Ranch offers a total of six accessible rooms, four with grab bars and two with roll-in showers. The Inn offers an accessible room that is equipped with bathroom grab bars. Please call Central Reservations (888) 774-2728 for additional details, availability and to reserve an accessible room.

Do you have a waitlist for room reservations?

We do not offer a waitlist for room reservations.

Since you don’t have a waitlist, should I check back every day for a cancellation?

Cancellations do occur; however, they can occur at random with limited success in obtaining the dates and accommodations desired. If your first choice is not available, rather than scheduling your vacation around the possibility of a cancellation, we suggest checking alternate dates instead. If you want to continue to check for cancellations, you may do so by visiting our Online Reservations page.

Why can’t I find my reservation through the online reservation system?

Currently our online reservation system will only allow modifications or cancellations to reservations initially booked online.

Can I cook in my room?

Cooking is not allowed in any of the guestrooms at both the Inn and the Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed in any of the guestrooms at both the Inn and the Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Do I need dining room reservations?

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended for the Inn Dining Room. Reservations can be made by calling, (706) 786-3385. Reservations are not required for breakfast or lunch. Reservations are not required for any of the dining options at the Ranch at Furnace Creek.

Working in a National or State Park sounds like fun. How can I learn more about this and possibly apply for a job?

Working in a National Park can be an excellent experience for people of all ages, whether working seasonally or on a year-round basis. For more information, please visit our Careers section.