Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Roseville (Gateway to the Sierras), CA, USA
Re: Death Valley Lodging
Why do you want to stay outside the valley? If this is a cost decision:
There are a number of "lesser" priced room options in Beatty, NV which is about 30 miles east over one mountain range from Beatty Junction inside the park which is a very central access point to all Death Valley offers in any direction. You can get a "decent" room in Beatty at the El Portal Motel and the Stagecoach Hotel for about $50 a night. Both are ah, "vintage" establishments probably built in the 60s but really not bad for the value proposition. If you don't like cigarette smoke odor you may be out of luck but be certain to book ahead and insist on a non-smoking room. There is also a Motel 6 in town.
Bob Morrow #4204
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