Photo credits: The Oasis at Death Valley / Xanterra Travel Collection
A Long Time Ago (1977) In Death Valley (Not That Far, Far Away) A Director Introduced Us To A Film That Became A Cultural Phenomenon While Much Of The Galaxy Was In Studios Some Of The Movie Was Filmed On Earth And It’s Still There. In Death Valley National Park, U.S.A.
DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – May The Fourth – March 18, 2019 – When families and people watch the 1977 movie Star Wars is at The Oasis at Death Valley, it starts inevitable tales of when the movie’s director came to this true American Oasis in 3.3 million square miles of desert, oasis and mountain national park to film and transport people to another galaxy.
Past generations of employees have shared stories with newer generations and certainly know where the movie locations are. These include the breathtakingly and picturesque locations throughout Death Valley National Park including Dante’s View, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Desolations Canyon, Artist’s Drive and Golden Canyon – all just a quick 20 to 40 minute drive from the Resort.
While Death Valley may seem like another universe to vacationers, those in the know have also found an “oasis-like planet” that is the, luxurious, AAA Four-Diamond The Inn at Death Valley and the family-friendly The Ranch at Death Valley both part of the recent $100 million renaissance at the Oasis at Death Valley.
So for those that want to pay homage to the real movie locations and sets, this is the place. And if you want to explore the universe, this is the place – it’s one of the only gold-tier designated International Dark Sky Parks in the United States where stargazers can actually see the Milky Way with the naked eye.
In celebration of the epic tale and Hollywood franchise, The Oasis at Death Valley is hyper-spacing an exclusive map for guests leading them to the filming locations that are easily accessible via car. Rates* begin at $309 at The Inn and only $169 at The Ranch at Death Valley. It’s sunny, there is almost no rain, no bugs and Oasis features massive swimming pools, gardens, golf, tennis, horseback riding, numerous restaurants, date palm groves, a general store, post office and ample lush lawns to run and play on, or do just nothing but take in the stunning scenery during the day and stars at night.
For information, details and reservations, access www.oasisatdeathvalley.com or dial 800-236-7916.
*Starting at rates based upon current rates for stays in May and June 2019. These rates are not available every day and are subject to change without notice.