Aug. 25, 2016 marks the 100th birthday of National Parks across the United States, and the historic Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park is starting the party early with the launch of the Find Your Park Package, valid now through Sept. 25, 2016.
Furnace Creek Resort’s Find Your Park Package is ideal for families of all sizes and ages, as well as adventure-seekers and sophisticated travelers looking to explore one of the most extreme places on earth. Details include:
- Book a minimum two-night stay at either the AAA Four Diamond, historic Inn at Furnace Creek or the family-friendly Ranch at Furnace Creek.
- Receive an “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass,” an $80 value. The pass includes access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites and covers entrance fees at all national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as standard amenity (day use) fees at national forests and grasslands and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- The Find Your Park Package must be reserved at least 10 days prior to arrival and is based upon availability. Visit www.furnacecreekresort.com to make a reservation, and use promo code FYP during checkout.
With the best wildflower season in a decade in full swing – and expected to continue through early spring – visitors will be able to enjoy the colorful “super blooms” bringing life to Death Valley during National Park Week, April 16 – 24. During National Park Week, all National Parks Service sites that charge an entrance fee – including Death Valley National Park, the largest national park in the continental United States – will offer free admission to everyone. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Additional entrance fee-free dates in 2016 include Aug. 25 – 28 (National Park Service Birthday), Sept. 24 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).*
With its towering palm trees and true oasis atmosphere, The Ranch at Furnace Creek is fed by natural spring waters and boasts a large pool, golf course (the lowest on Earth), post office, general store, casual dining restaurants, horseback riding and 224 family-friendly rooms. The Borax Museum, with artifacts large and small including some of the original 20 Mule Team Wagon trains, also calls The Ranch home, as does a nearby landing strip. The Death Valley National Park visitor center is also within walking distance.
For a more sophisticated and refined experience, the romantic, AAA Four Diamond, historic Inn at Furnace Creek, nestled into the mountainside where the spring bubbles forth, was built in the late 1920s by the Borax Company and features 66 elegant rooms, fine dining, verandas with sweeping views of Death Valley, opulent gardens, a stunning spring-fed pool (maintaining a constant temperature of 85 degrees), tennis courts and pool-side massages.
And there is plenty to do – or not do. For active vacationers, activities range from hiking, cycling, and Jeep treks to horseback riding and golf. The lush oasis also attracts wildlife such as roadrunners and coyotes, and it is also one of only a few gold-tier designated International Dark Sky Parks in the United States where stargazers can actually see the Milky Way with the naked eye.