Our name “Xanterra” is derived from the combination of two words. The first part, “Xan” originates from the word “Xanadu,” as featured in the epic poem “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In the poem, Coleridge depicts Xanadu as an idyllic and beautiful paradise. The latter part of our names comes from “terra,” the Latin word for earth. Thus, the name Xanterra means “beautiful places on earth.”
At Xanterra we recognize the interdependence between our resorts and the natural environment and we are committed to the preservation and protection of the environment in each of our “beautiful places on earth.” For this reason, we’ve:
We will continue to set the standard for ecologically sound resorts that complement, not harm, the natural surroundings. Xanterra Travel Collection, owner of The Oasis at Death Valley National Park, is committed to long-term business practices that aid the environment. Below are just a few of our initiatives.
The Ranch at Death Valley is situated adjacent to the golf course and features 224 rooms in a casual setting, general store, spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding and the Borax Museum.
The Furnace Creek Golf Course at Death Valley is the world’s lowest at 214 feet below sea level. The course has achieved the designation “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International.