Spa Profile: The Oasis at Death Valley Spa
The Oasis at Death Valley is a true desert oasis, offering two distinct hotel experiences—The Inn at Death Valley and The Ranch at Death Valley. The historic, mission-style inn is a AAA-rated Four Diamond Resort that has a natural spring running through the property, spring-fed swimming pool, and flowered gardens with palm trees, while the mid-century former working ranch is home to a classic town square, a western-style saloon, and an array of exciting activities including horseback and carriage rides, and an 18-hole golf course.
Guests of the Inn also enjoy being pampered from head-to-toe at The Oasis at Death Valley Spa, which offers a full menu of specialty services such as reflexology, hot stone massage, aromatherapy, and more. We talked to Heather Williams, massage therapist at The Oasis at Death Valley Spa, who shares favorite treatments, insider recommendations, and more:
Why You’ll Love It: The location of the spa is ideal for guests. Conveniently located near the spring-fed pool (naturally 84.5 degrees year-round), guests can swim and relax at one of the cabanas before or after they enter a world of tranquility in one of the new spa treatment rooms built over waterfalls in the original Oasis Garden area. The treatment rooms overlook the lush garden filled with palm trees and vibrant bougainvillea— and don’t forget the picturesque backdrop of the Panamint Mountains in the distance.
Key Features: The treatment rooms are conveniently located next to the pool, poolside café, sauna, fitness center, and winding trails through the Oasis Garden. This makes for an easy transition for guests to continue their relaxation once their spa session is completed.
The Oasis swimming pool is truly special as there’s no need for our guests to be exposed to chlorine or other harmful chemicals, as the pool water comes directly from a natural spring and is refilled at 280 gallons per minute into the pool, then that water is used for irrigation around the property to support water conservation.
Insider’s Tip: Plan to arrive early for your treatment so you can sit and listen to the water as you allow your body to relax and prepare for the ultimate indulgence. And if you bring the massage therapist a piece of chocolate, you may just get some extra massage time!
Bonus: The spa’s environment is truly unique and a bonus for our guests. There is also a cozy serene seating area available that’s located next to the treatment rooms. Guests will find an enclosed area to sit and relax while overlooking the opulent garden and listening to the calming sounds of the stream flowing below.
Snacks Served: Inside the treatment rooms water, juice, and fruits are available. For something more substantial, the pool café serves sandwiches, salads, and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Unique Treatment: A favorite among spa guests is the Detox Duo, which includes a foot soak in rose oil-infused magnesium and zinc that supports detoxification of body toxins, relieves muscle cramps, and softens the skin all while receiving a clarifying 30-minute scalp massage.
Splurge Treatment: For the ultimate splurge, there’s nothing better than a combination of a hot stone massage, a moisture mask and collagen eye treatment, and a paraffin hand and foot soak.
Insider’s Favorite: My personal favorite is the full-body sugar scrub with either lavender or tangerine essential oils, alongside an 80-minute deep tissue massage.
Featured Products: Some of our favorite and unique products include Summer Fridays' Jet Lag Masque, and magnesium oil sourced from the ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands.
[Images courtesy of The Oasis at Death Valley]
The Oasis at Death Valley
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, CA 92328
(760) 786-2345 x 120