Celebrate Mom, Cinco de Mayo and the New Moon with a Weekend Getaway to Furnace Creek Resort
From outdoor adventures and stargazing to spa packages and Sunday brunch, show mom “the love” with a special weekend this Mother’s Day
DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – April 12, 2016 – Every year mom insists she doesn’t want a big production for Mother’s Day, but we know better. Whether she craves a gourmet brunch, marvels at the night sky, enjoys the outdoors, or just yearns for a weekend of pampering, the stars are aligned this year for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration in Death Valley at the Furnace Creek Resort – with or without the entire family in tow!
Start Mother’s Day weekend on Thursday, May 5 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.
On Saturday, dial up the adventure quotient by booking the Death Valley Adventure package and take a guided tour or create an adventure tour to mom’s liking with Farabee Jeep Rentals & Tours. Spend some time exploring the wildflowers throughout the Park, hiking along Gower Gulch, mountain biking West Side Road and into one of the many canyons, horseback riding, or simply relaxing poolside in a naturally spring-fed pool. Later, mom can indulge with a pampering hot stone or Swedish massage, or choose from a variety of body treatments and specialty services such as reflexology, salt scrubs and aromatherapy.
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.
With its towering palm trees and true oasis atmosphere, 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, with artifacts large and small including some of the original 20 Mule Team Wagon trains, also calls The Ranch home, as does a nearby landing strip. The Death Valley National Park visitor center is also within walking distance.
For a more sophisticated and refined experience, the historic, AAA Four Diamond Inn at Furnace Creek, nestled into the mountainside where the spring bubbles forth, was built in the late 1920s by the Borax Company and 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.
A true American oasis, Furnace Creek Resort is two hours west of Las Vegas by car and a four-hour drive from Los Angeles. For additional information, visit www.furnacecreekresort.com or call 760-786-2345.
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