I stopped one evening thinking I'd spend the night in their RV facility.
At the restaurant I quickly realized $16.00 to $20.00 for a burger was way beyond the price of bringing in the supplies.
But its a gold mine mentality, right?
Then I asked the price of the night at the RV park.
Its then I realized they must have left some gold lying around for passing campers to take with them as souvenirs of their visit.
But I didn't need any, my pockets were full of credit cards.
I decided to head over to Stove Pipe. On the way, I saw the Trona road to the right. Decided to push down that way a couple of miles. About five miles south I came to the road to Ballarat, three miles east of the main road.
The road is dirt, and there isn't any resort, but it is an old ghost town.
The folks are friendly. The overnight RV charge is $2.00, and cold drinks are $2.00.
Unless you really need the feeling of connection your electrical umbilical gives, this is a very pleasant alternative.
But they aren't leaving gold on the ground for passing rvers to take home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panamint Springs is a small western-style resort seated in the beautiful Panamint Valley in Death Valley National Park. Marvelous views of distant sand dunes and the soaring 11,000' Panamint Mountains complete the setting for leisure dining and relaxation. Panamint Springs offers 14 motel rooms & 1 cottage, restaurant, campgrounds, RV park, gas station, and mini-mart. Our motel rooms are very basic, but clean. Our rooms are cooled with an evaporative cooling system. Some units offer their own A/C window unit in addition to this. We are pet friendly, however additional fees apply. If you are planning on doing some exploring, you'll find that Panamint Springs makes a great base camp for neighboring ghost towns, abandoned mines, and even desert waterfalls. Great for 4-wheel drive exploring, hiking, biking, or just relaxing! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panamint Springs Hotel Death Valley National Park
- Hotel Panamint Springs