Disclaimer, sort of...
Posted by Last Chance Rand on July 23, 2003 at 12:59:50:
In Reply to: Re: Where to Stay posted by J on July 23, 2003 at 00:00:56:
Yes, "DeathValley.com" is owned by the proprietor of the Panamint Springs Resort, which is why the "Reserve A Room" button goes to them.
For better or worse, I serve as editor of the site and my company, Sundance MediaCom, in Lancaster, performs the work associated with running the web site.
Personally and professionally, I have nothing against the Xanterra-run resorts at Furnace Creek and Stove Pipe Wells Village. I've had no bad experiences staying or dining at these establishments, but in fairness, neither do I have any particularly memorable experience with them. (Except for the time at the Ranch when my wife was awoken by a three-pound black beetle crawling across her back... but, honestly, that can happen at ANY motel in the desert. OH, and the fabulous rack of lamb at the Inn just before our wedding...umm, lamb chops...)
However, I cannot begin to count the many very memorable experiences associated with Panamint Springs. I like going there because I KNOW something unique and interesting will happen, but I just never know what it will be!
Another thing is that I truly enjoy being surrounded by true desert lovers. So when choosing a place to stay in DVNP, I prefer establishments that are frequented by people like me, and that is why I, and all of my friends, prefer Panamint Springs over the other cookie-cutter resorts in the Park.
A privately owned an operated resort, or a governement concession -- you are free to make your own choice.
A closing note regarding Panamint Springs: Get some while you still can! Hint, hint...
Thank you, everyone, for visiting DeathValley.com.