Mother’s Day could be a great time to schedule a long weekend at Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley. The bonus this year is the stunning blanket of flowers that have popped up in Death Valley. When that show starts, it’s one of the best natural flower shows anywhere. It’s a very visual and wonderful gift for mom. It’s a road trip that is sure to become family lore as time rolls on.
You may be travelling away from the greater Sacramento area, but the rewards of doing so are phenomenal. It’s just one of those things that you maybe haven’t thought about. Pack up the car and get ready for a wonderful adventure and Mother’s Day road trip.
Kathie Gonzalez, of Percepture, says that a good way to extend the weekend is to head to Furnace Creek on Thursday, May 5. You get to enjoy and celebrate “…Cinco de Mayo with prickly pear margaritas in the Corkscrew Saloon at The Ranch at Furnace Creek. On Friday, the moon enters a New Moon phase, which means the skies above Furnace Creek will be completely free of moonlight and a canopy of twinkling stars will be shining down on mom. There will be ample opportunity to view the stars, constellations, planets and even the Milky Way without a telescope, since Furnace Creek Resort is ideally positioned in the world’s largest International Dark Sky Park, one of only a few gold-tier designated parks in the United States.”
What will you do over the weekend? On Saturday book the Death Valley Adventure package. You’ll take a guided tour or create an adventure tour to mom’s liking with Farabee Jeep Rentals & Tours. The wildflower show will demand some of your time throughout the Park. Put your hiking gear to good use and trek along Gower Gulch, or mount up on a mountain biking tour onWest Side Road and into one of the many canyons. Saddle up and enjoy the view from atop a horse. There is also the bearuty of simply relaxing poolside in a naturally spring-fed pool. Hot stone or Swedish massage, a variety of body treatments and specialty services such as reflexology, salt scrubs and aromatherapy are all available after a day in the outdoors.
In her press release, Gonzalez had this to say, “Awake on Mother’s Day in time for sunrise on the Panamint Mountains and get in a quick round of golf on the 18 hole Furnace Creek Golf Course before enjoying a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at the historic, AAA Four Diamond Inn at Furnace Creek, where the elegant dining room’s spectacular views provide the perfect complement to any meal. The brunch, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., includes a bountiful selection of special menu items, such as an omelet station with eggs and waffles to order; seafood including ceviche, crabmeat salad, shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon coronet; roasted pork and a carved tenderloin of roasted angus beef; an assortment of pastries, fresh fruit and salad; and a decadent dessert display with treats to satisfy every sweet tooth. Prices are $49.95 per person, or $24.95 for children ages 5 – 12. Reservations are required; call (760) 786-3385.”
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, is home to a lot of history and artifacts of the original 20 Mule Team Wagon trains and the Death Valley National Park visitor center is also within walking distance.
Going upscale will point you to the historic, AAA Four Diamond Inn at Furnace Creek. The Inn is located mountainside, right where the spring bubbles forth. Built in the late 1920s by the Borax Company, the Inn features…”66 elegant rooms, fine dining, verandas with sweeping views of Death Valley, opulent gardens, a stunning spring-fed swimming pool (maintaining a constant temperature of 85 degrees), tennis courts and pool-side massages,” according to Gonzalez.
Book your stay now, as Mother’s Day at the resort fills up quickly. Death Valley at this time of year is stunning. Throw in the experience of staying at these iconic resorts and you’ll have memories to last a life time. Mother’s Day here is just simply stunning.