With the growing popularity of Death Valley National Park, a new destination marketing organization known as Destination: Death Valley Junction has been created. Ironically, Death Valley Junction, just east of the national park, has a population of fewer than four people but features both natural and man-made places to become immersed in the landscape, 19 bookable lodging properties and various tour options.
Death Valley National Park
Originally built in 1927 and located in Death Valley National Park, the mission-style Inn at Death Valley celebrated its $100 million transformation with a grand reopening celebration in November 2018. The property, owned by Xanterra Travel Collection, features 66 updated rooms, a renovated fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge, the new Tranquility Spa, and a spring-fed pool bordered by a new café and cabanas.
These mountain meeting spots defy convention. Meeting rooms at hotels and conference centers are fine, but sometimes a more evocative setting can get a group’s creative juices flowing and catalyze a dynamic that’s difficult to foster in the usual event spaces. Here’s a roundup of some unique venues and outdoor spaces that offer something completely different in the Mountain West.