Sleeping in a Haunted Opera House: Amargosa Hotel, Death Valley

Sleeping in a Haunted Opera House: Amargosa Hotel, Death Valley

In the middle of the California desert, at least 30 miles in each direction from the nearest gas station, restaurant, town or accommodation, the desolate Amargosa Hotel and Opera House presents three shows weekly, sometimes only to the audience hand-painted on the walls.

The abandoned theatre was discovered by traveling Broadway star Marta Becket nearly 50 years ago when her and her husband popped a tire on their way to Death Valley for a camping retreat.

Marta immediately claimed it must be hers, and has been managing the property since.

Ranked one of the top 10 Haunted Hotels in the U.S., with no phones or TVs, internet or cell towers, swimming pools or room service, Amargosa is quick to be overlooked, but with room rates at $65-80/night, I don’t think you couldn’t find more valuable accommodations if you tried!

I couldn’t resist checking it out for a night, here’s a look:

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If you’re looking for a unique experience in Death Valley with a great story to tell and no frills attached, Amargosa Hotel + Opera House is your spot!

Eeek! Would you sleep here?

 

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