For its 90th birthday, the resort inside Death Valley National Park underwent a multi-million-dollar facelift. The Oasis at Death Valley officially reopened on Feb. 1, exactly 91 years to the day it originally opened. The elegant 1920s inn, a separate ranch with a family setting and the golf course are part of the renovation and rebranding by Xanterra Travel Collection.
The resort has 66 rooms, a fine dining restaurant, cocktail lounge and spa, and the grounds feature date palm trees, lush green gardens and a large spring-fed pool that stays at 85 degrees year-round and is surrounded by cabanas. Twenty-two private, one-bedroom casitas are new and scheduled to open later this summer.
There’s also the lowest golf course in the world and The Ranch at Death Valley is open during renovation, which is scheduled for completion the fall. Room rates start at $249 for The Ranch and $329 for The Oasis.