Getaways in Death Valley, Calif.
Furnace Creek Inn and Stovepipe Wells Village
Furnace Creek InnThis 1927 adobe-and-stone lodge, situated in a lush oasis surrounded by Death Valley National Park, serves up desert-themed dishes such as rattlesnake empanadas and crispy cactus in its dining room. Nearby attractions include Artist’s Palette, on the face of the Black Mountains, famous for its different colors of rock.Contact: Furnacecreekresort.com
Stovepipe Wells VillageThis family-oriented resort offers year-round swimming in heated pools, unfettered night-sky views, and such nearby attractions as ghost towns and the 25-foot-high, beehive-shaped Charcoal Kilns. The Toll House restaurant serves American-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Only a few, deluxe rooms have television.Contact: Stovepipewells.com