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Activities and Events

Death Valley is as varied as it is vast. And so are the activities available to guests at Stovepipe Wells Village Hotels in Death Valley.  From lounging at our heated, outdoor pool and relaxing in our Badwater Saloon, to climbing nearby mountains and hiking through unspoiled wilderness, you’ll find it all here at this pristine Death Valley hotel. For those astronomy buffs, or anyone who recognizes the beauty of a starry night,  Death Valley offers one of the darkest night skies anywhere. For an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most incredible natural environments, come to Stovepipe Wells Village in Death Valley National Park.  It’s the hotel experience of a lifetime.

Complimentary Events
for Hotel & RV Guests

Please check with the Front Desk for a current schedule.

Guided Night Sky Viewing

Using a high-powered telescope, our knowledgeable staff guides both novice and advanced stargazers through viewings of a variety of astronomical phenomena and the constellation map as the night sky transforms throughout the seasons. Inquire with our lodging staff for more information on schedules and locations.

Campfire Events

We invite you to experience local historians and musicians while surrounded by the natural beauty of Death Valley night skies and sounds of the desert. Schedules and performances vary, please inquire with the Lodging staff for more information.

Event Samples:

  • Ceremonial Native American drum performances and discussions led by local musician and drum craftswoman, Nelda Goode.
  • Native American Flute demonstrations and a fascinating look into the history and cultural significance of the Native American flute, led by local artist, photographer and historian Richard Stephens.
  • Death Valley Discussions featuring historical and geological highlights of Death Valley National Park and Stovepipe Wells Village including question and answer sessions with staff members Sheila Burkhart and Christopher Barry.

FREE Guided Tours
for Hotel & RV Guests

Boxed lunch available for $15; please contact Front Desk for reservations.

Sunrise at Mesquite Dunes

Sunrise offers a unique display of color and light against the backdrop of the Funeral Mountains. This is a morning you will never forget. This tour is offered year-round.

Sunset at Mesquite Dunes

Stovepipe Wells staff transport you to view the spectacular sunset and emerging moonlight as their shadows create unforgettable images and once-in-lifetime photography opportunities. This tour is offered year-round.

The Badwater Tour (2.5 hours)

In the Spring and Summer you can ride in the comfort of our air-conditioned van on a narrated tour through some of the most scenic and fascinating destinations in the park including:

  • Mesquite Dunes
  • Devil’s Cornfield
  • Harmony Borax Works
  • Badwater Basin (the lowest point in North America)
  • Artist’s Drive and Artist’s Palette
  • Note: For the safety of our guests, exiting the van during the trip will be limited to Badwater Basin and Artist’s Drive when temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, (37.7 C )or higher.

The Zabriskie Experience (3.5 hours)

In the Fall and Winter we offer the Badwater Tour listed above and also an opportunity to see more of Death Valley National Park on foot. This extended itinerary includes a short uphill walk to Zabriskie Point—one of the park’s most famous viewpoints.

  • Tour includes everything in the Badwater Tour
  • Plus Zabriskie Point


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