The Inn at Furnace Creek

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1927 – Pacific Borax Company hires Los Angeles architect Albert C. Martin and landscape architect Daniel Hull to build the Inn at Furnace Creek.

1930 – Death Valley Railroad closes, paving the way for tourists to visit the area via their own vehicles.

1931 – Furnace Creek Golf Couse opens as a nine-hole facility.

1933 – President Hoover signs a proclamation creating Death Valley National Monument.

1949 – The newly formed Death Valley ‘49ers organization holds its first annual encampment. The event now draws thousands of visitors to Death Valley each November.

1952 – Death Valley Days became a successful television series after 14 years on radio. The last TV show aired in 1968.

1968 – Furnace Creek Golf Course expands to an 18-hole facility.

1994 – By an act of Congress, Death Valley was expanded to 3.3 million acres and on October 31 was designated a National Park.

1997 – Furnace Creek Golf Course is redesigned by noted course architect, Perry Dye.

2002 – Many dignitaries attend the Inn’s 75th Anniversary celebration and a time capsule is buried on the property.

The Inn at Furnace Creek, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 1999, dates back to 1927.

For more information about the The Inn at Furnace Creek or to make reservations please visit or call 1.800.236.7916.


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