February 17-19, 2017

Pins & Needles Quilt Show

The 21st Annual Pins & Needles Quilt Show is happening Feb. 17-19. Enjoy vendors, a quilt appraiser, silent auction, door prizes and more! To learn more about this event, Click here.
Book your guestrooms for this weekend online or call 800-236-7916.

February 24-26, 2017

Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Pahrump Balloon Festival brings together more than 20 hot air balloon pilots from the western states. Bring the family to enjoy hot air balloon rides, music and entertainment, great food and arts and crafts. Pahrump is a one hour drive from Furnace Creek. To learn more about this event, click here.
Book your guestrooms for this weekend online or call 800-236-7916.

February 23-March 2, 2017

Climate Ride Death Valley

Presented by Climate Ride in partnership with National Parks Conservation Association – Limited to 40 participants! This charitable cycling challenge explores the absolute best of Death Valley, a renowned cyclists’ paradise with little car traffic, warm winter weather, and unparalleled desert vistas.
For more information, click here.

February 26, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

March 12, 2017

Full Moon

If your visit includes a night between five days prior to or one day after a full moon, you may want to join the wranglers for a moonlight ride along the valley floor. Explore the valley as the ’49ers did over 160 years ago.

March 11-12, 2017

William P. Beko Scholarship Golf Tournament

A fun tournament and a great time of the year to enjoy Furnace Creek! This is a 2-day event with a 4-person blind draw Scramble on Saturday and 2-person Best Ball on Sunday. Play one or both days. Special room rates are available at the Ranch until February 10 use booking #745722. Call Tom Beko at (775) 771-7557 for more details.

Death Valley Chamber of Commerce Art Show

Featuring a variety of fine arts including painting, jewelry, woodworking, sculpture and photography at the Furnace Creek Ranch on Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Live music from 1pm-3pm in front of the General Store.

March 18, 2017

Silver State Chili Cook-off

Head to Pahrump for the 5th Annual Silver State Chili Cookoff at Petrack Park. Enjoy celebrity judges, live music, gun fighters, Silver Tappers, raffles, car show, vendors and more.
To learn more about this event, click here

March 27, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

April 7-9, 2017

Spring Fling Golf Tournament

To register, please call The Golf Shop at 760-786-3373.
Special Tournament Room Rates at The Ranch with tournament registration
For room reservations please call 760-786-2345 and mention the Spring Fling golf tournament. (online booking not available)

April 10, 2017

Full Moon

If your visit includes a night between five days prior to or one day after a full moon, you may want to join the wranglers for a moonlight ride along the valley floor. Explore the valley as the ’49ers did over 160 years ago.

April 14-16, 2017

Easter Weekend with our Sunday Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

Join in the excitement for our annual Easter egg hunt in the Oasis Garden along with a delicious Easter Brunch in the Inn Dining Room. Egg decorating activity will be on Saturday afternoon near the Ranch pool – we decorated 850 eggs last year, so join in the fun for the entire family. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt with prizes will be on Sunday morning in the Oasis Garden at the Inn.
For reservations, please call 760-786-3385

April 22-23, 2017

Lyrids Meteor Shower

The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

April 26, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

May 6-7, 2017

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

May 10, 2017

Full Moon

With the brilliant full moon and clear atmosphere, a moonlit evening stroll along the valley floor or even into one of the many canyons of the Funeral or Panamint mountains will provide a memorable experience.

May 12-14, 2017

Mother’s Day Weekend

The traditional Mother’s Day weekend concludes with a bountiful Sunday buffet in the Inn Dining Room. Join Chef Kirchhoff for a delightful menu including omelet and seafood stations, a carved Tenderloin of Angus Beef, dessert display and so much more.
Book your guest room reservations here and call 760-786-3385 to make your Brunch reservations.

May 25, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

June 9, 2017

Full Moon

With the brilliant full moon and clear atmosphere, a moonlit evening stroll along the valley floor or even into one of the many canyons of the Funeral or Panamint mountains will provide a memorable experience.

June 16-18, 2017

Father’s Day Weekend

Traditionally, fathers always seem to be relegated to the backyard grill on this weekend. Why not mix it up this year and join us in Death Valley for a weekend of hiking, biking or just relaxing in our spring-fed pool.
For room reservations please book online or call 800-236-7916

June 21

June Solstice

The June solstice is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude.

June 23, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

July 8, 2017

Full Moon

With the brilliant full moon and clear atmosphere, a moonlit evening stroll along the valley floor or even into one of the many canyons of the Funeral or Panamint mountains will provide a memorable experience.

July 10-12, 2017

Styr Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon

Known as the “The World’s Toughest Foot Race”, the Styr Labs Badwater 135 ultramarathon covers 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the STYR Labs Badwater® 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 282’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at the Mt.Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m). The Badwater 135 course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) of cumulative descent. Mt. Whitney Portal is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States.
To learn more about this challenging event, please click here.

July 23, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

July 28-29, 2017

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

August 7, 2017

Full Moon

With the brilliant full moon and clear atmosphere, a moonlit evening stroll along the valley floor or even into one of the many canyons of the Funeral or Panamint mountains will provide a memorable experience.

August 12-13

Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. This is a rare occurence for viewers in the United States. The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 and the next one will not take place until 2024. The path of totality will begin in the Pacific Ocean and travel through the center of the United States. The total eclipse will be visible in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina before ending in the Atlantic Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in Death Valley and most of North America.

August 21, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope. And the added benefit of a partial solar eclipse will make the experience even more memorable.

September 6, 2017

Full Moon

With the brilliant full moon and clear atmosphere, a moonlit evening stroll along the valley floor or even into one of the many canyons of the Funeral or Panamint mountains will provide a memorable experience.

September 19, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

October 5, 2017

Full Moon

If your visit includes a night between five days prior to or one day after a full moon, you may want to join the wranglers for a moonlight ride along the valley floor. Explore the valley as the ’49ers did over 160 years ago.

October 6-8, 2017

Fall Kickoff Classic Golf Tournament

To register, please call The Golf Shop at 760-786-3373.
Special Tournament Room Rates at The Ranch with tournament registration
For room reservations please call 760-786-2345 and mention the Fall Kickoff tournament. (online booking not available)

October 7-8, 2017

Pahrump Valley Winery Grape Stomp

Believe it or not, there actually are two winery’s in Pahrump. The Pahrump Valley Winery began the annual Grape Stomp in 2003 and attracts several thousand wine aficianados every Fall. To learn more, please click here.
For room reservations please book online or call 800-236-7916

October 7, 2017

Draconids Meteor Shower

The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 7th. Unfortunately, the nearly full moon will block all but the brightest meteors this year. If you are extremely patient, you may be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

October 19, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

October 21-22, 2017

Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

November 3, 2017

Full Moon

If your visit includes a night between five days prior to or one day after a full moon, you may want to join the wranglers for a moonlight ride along the valley floor. Explore the valley as the ’49ers did over 160 years ago.

November 4-5, 2017

Taurids Meteor Shower

The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke. The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of November 4. Unfortunately the glare from the full moon will block out all but the brightest meteors. If you are extremely patient, you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights – Death Valley for example. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

November 17-18, 2017

Leonids Meteor Shower

The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

November 18, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

December 3, 2017

Full Moon

If your visit includes a night between five days prior to or one day after a full moon, you may want to join the wranglers for a moonlight ride along the valley floor. Explore the valley as the ’49ers did over 160 years ago.

December 13-14, 2017

Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

December 17, 2017

New Moon

This is the best time to visit Death Valley National Park to take advantage of the dark skies for viewing the amazing star display and to view the Milky Way without a telescope.

December 21, 2017

December Solstice

The December solstice is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude.

December 21-22, 2017

Ursids Meteor Shower

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

 

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