So we had read what everyone else had to say and so were prepared. Ok so its Death Valley. Its a biiiiiig place. Its isn't the razzamataz like up the road at Furnace Creek. But that's not what we came to Death Valley for. We did come for some basic simple stay in the most amazing national park. We see it as a priviledge you can actually stay here quite honestly.
Room was fine and fit for purpose- the walls are thin so its up to other guests to respect that and not play CB radios late at night- as was our case. The pub/restaurant was great and we got to meet like minded people. A great place to slow down the pace, take a good look around and get a great perspective of the awe- inspiring landscape. The resort is situated not far from the valley floor so sunset and sunrise photography is just there for the taking- inches away from your bedroom door.
Oh and they make a mean pricklypear margarita.
We did use the other forementioned resort- but just for an hour's horse riding. Well recommended- even if you've never been on a horse in your life, you'll never forget the Death Valley trailing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panamint Springs is a small western-style resort seated in the beautiful Panamint Valley in Death Valley National Park. Marvelous views of distant sand dunes and the soaring 11,000' Panamint Mountains complete the setting for leisure dining and relaxation. Panamint Springs offers 14 motel rooms & 1 cottage, restaurant, campgrounds, RV park, gas station, and mini-mart. Our motel rooms are very basic, but clean. Our rooms are cooled with an evaporative cooling system. Some units offer their own A/C window unit in addition to this. We are pet friendly, however additional fees apply. If you are planning on doing some exploring, you'll find that Panamint Springs makes a great base camp for neighboring ghost towns, abandoned mines, and even desert waterfalls. Great for 4-wheel drive exploring, hiking, biking, or just relaxing! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Panamint Springs Hotel Death Valley National Park
- Hotel Panamint Springs