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10 Rad Airbnbs Near Death Valley National Park, California

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Death Valley National Park is home to some of the most extreme weather and epic terrain in the United States.

And while there are a great many places to camp in and around the park, you’ll be much more comfortable in one of the amazing airbnbs near Death Valley National Park. And there are plenty to choose from.

There are several and resorts just outside Death Valley National Park in both California and Nevada. Whether you’re seeking isolation in the desert or someplace in close proximity to Las Vegas, one of these airbnbs near Death Valley perfect for you.

Below, you’ll find an eclectic selection of desert-inspired airbnbs. Some are near Death Valley’s best hikes or area hot springs, while some are conveniently located in towns just a short drive from both the park and Sin City. Be sure to read up about the best times of year to visit Death Valley before you book too.

1. Designed to Death

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Why you should stay: Plush and convenient accommodations minutes from Death Valley’s northeast entrance.

  • Nearest town: Beatty, NV
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $218/night

Designed by an interior designer and inspired by the opulence of Downton Abbey, Designed to Death is a luxurious respite for those who seek a bit of pampering alongside their Panamint wanderings. A rhinestone cowboy would find this to be a fine place to take off their boots for a spell. The home has a really interesting blend of mid-century modern, western, and minimalist decor — it’s quite stunning.

The small town of Beatty has a few tasty food and drink options, plus a museum and casino. There’s no town closer to Death Valley’s popular visitor hubs of Park Village and Stovepipe Wells.

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2. Desert Gold

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Why you should stay: A refined, modern oasis in the middle of a vast and empty desert.

  • Nearest town: Beatty, NV
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $500/night

You’ll find absolute isolation at the Desert Gold. Sitting on 80 acres of unmarred desert, this artfully crafted home is an oasis within a sea of sand and sagebrush.

It’s a bit of a drive to the national park, but that’s the price you pay for solitude. This intricately designed home was fashioned by a San Francisco designer and has been featured in numerous publications for its grandeur, including The New York Times.

The stars, mountains, and sweeping vistas will be yours and yours alone. The home is only 1,200 square feet inside, but you get another 900 square feet on the deck – and the entire desert, of course.

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3. Wander Camp

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Why you should stay: A desert camping experience near the ghost towns of Panamint Valley.

  • Nearest town: Searles Valley, CA
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $90/night

A romantic and rustic escape, Wander Camp is a collection of yurt-like tents that provide a surprising amount of comfort out in the open desert. You’ll have your own private off-grid lodging and outdoor space out where the burro and lizards roam. You’ll need to bring your own supplies, like water, food, and backup chargers if you want to keep your cell charged (though you may not have service, anyway.)

It’s not far to the national park’s eastern entrance, but the road is a bit rough. Likewise, the route to the nearest living town is a long ride on washboard roads. The close-by ghost towns of Ballarat and Panamint are fun to explore, but don’t expect anything in the way of amenities. This is roughing it in the best way possible.

Follow ’em: @wander.camp

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3. Death Valley Desert Escape

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Why you should stay: Solitude beneath Nevada’s Funeral Mountains near Death Valley Junction.

  • Nearest town: Amargosa Valley, CA
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $165/night

Get away from it all at this Death Valley Desert Escape. You’ll have a stretch of the desert all to yourself, but you won’t be far from the national park’s southeastern entrance. This well-appointed home is also near the Big Dune OHVA and the Ash Meadows Wildlife Preserve. It’ll take about an hour to reach the park, but it’s a great home for the price, especially if you split the cost eight ways.

There’s no better place in the desert for serene sunsets and unspoiled star-gazing. This is a great pick of the airbnbs near Death Valley for those seeking tranquility and a wealth of outdoor recreation options.

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4. Sun Mark Home

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Why you should stay: A refined small-town home in a great location for multifaceted travelers.

  • Nearest town: Pahrump, NV
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $96/night

This Sun Mark Home is an ideal option for a family vacation. There’s plenty of room in this spacious residence, and it’s conveniently in the outskirts of a small Nevada town that has all of the conveniences your family will need.

Additionally, this location is perfectly suited for travelers who have a variety of interestes. Want to day trip into Death Valley National Park? Great – but it’s not too far from Las Vegas, either. This opens up your vacation to endless possibilities. And if you plan to stick to the outdoors and avoid the city, you’ll be in a good position to visit the popular Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or other Las Vegas-area hikes. And believe it or not, there are even two wineries in Pahrump, so there’s plenty to do.

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5. Pahrump Guesthouse

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Why you should stay: Comfortable and affordable place to relax after a day of hiking, complete with a koi pond.

  • Nearest town: Pahrump, NV
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $83/night

You have access to everything from this Pahrump Guesthouse. This residence shares a spacious and unique backyard with the homeowners, but guests are welcome to enjoy the yard as well as the large cabana and koi ponds.

This will be a fun stay for couples looking to get the most out of their vacation at the best price, since it’s definitely one of the more affordable airbnbs near Death Valley. The guesthouse is located right between Death Valley and Las Vegas, and the town of Pahrump also has its own collection of casinos if you’re feelin’ lucky.

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6. Wild West Cabin

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Why you should stay: Live like a cowboy in a rustic and charming tinyhome on the outskirts of town.

  • Nearest town: Beatty, NV
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $129/night

Did you know that many John Wayne movies – and numerous other Wild West features – were filmed in the areas surrounding Death Valley? You can get a feel for what it was like to be The Duke in this Wild West Cabin. You can even book two of these cabins at once if you want to take the whole family out to the desert.

Situated on the edge of a small town, these cabins have both rural charm and the conveniences that come with civilization. Best of all, the entrance to the national park is only a few miles away, so it’s one of the best airbnbs near Death Valley if early morning hikes are on your to-do list.

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7. Delight’s Hot Springs Trailer

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Why you should stay: A lux RV that includes passes to Delight’s Hot Springs Resort.

  • Nearest town: Tecopa, CA
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $135/night

Though the desert may be scorching during the day, it can be quite chilly at night, and there’s no better feeling than soaking in a hot spring during an evening under the stars in the desert. Spend your day exploring the wonders of Death Valley before returning to the Delight’s Hot Springs Trailer to relax and unwind.

Other than the hot springs resort, Tecopa doesn’t have much in the way of amenities, but you won’t be far from the town of Pahrump, which should have all the basics you need for your trip.

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8. The Casita at Tlaquepaque

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Why you should stay: A beautiful mission-style guest ranch with interesting features and quirky decor.

  • Nearest town: Pahrump, NV
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $79/night

There’s no other place to stay in the Death Valley area quite like The Casita at Tlaquepaque. This guest ranch’s unique architecture was inspired by the age-old Spanish missions dotting the Southwest.

Features like the exterior bell tower, kiva fireplace, and authentic Mexican furniture give the space plenty of character. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. It’s quite the quirky little stay, especially considering the low price tag. Pahrump is also close to the well-preserved ghost town of Rhyolite, which is well worth a visit if you’re into history or the Wild West.

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9. Desert Airstream Delight

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Why you should stay: An iconic desert glamping experience in the closest little town to the national park.

  • Nearest town: Darwin, CA
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $68/night

Darwin is the quintessential Old West town. It’s old, odd, and full of charm. And the Desert Airstream Delight fits right into the town’s quirky atmosphere, creating a unique glamping experience in the desert just outside the national park. Even better, it starts at under $70 a night.

You’ll be between Mount Whitney, which is the tallest peak in the lower 48 states, and Badwater Basin, which is the lowest point in America. Adventure lies in every direction. You may also want to check out Death Valley’s one-mile Darwin Falls hike. Which way will your wanderlust take you?

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10. Villa Anita Bottle Cottage

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Why you should stay: An artistic “bottle built” retreat that’s quirky, unconventional, and fun.

  • Nearest town: Tecopa, CA
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $190/night

Full of eccentric art pieces (that are all for sale), the Villa Anita Bottle Cottage is an unforgettable experience you won’t find anywhere else in the country. Vibrant colors, oodles of natural light, and artistic love emanate from every corner of this wacky abode. You can’t cook in the home, so be sure to plan accordingly to have dinner out. The owners live here with their dogs, so expect to have four-legged neighbors nearby.

Couples and small groups of friends may find this odd spot to be a great source of fun. It’s next to the Tecopa Hot Springs Resort, and it’s situated between Death Valley and Las Vegas.

Follow em:  @villaanitadv

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