In the stark desert landscape,
The Inn at Death Valley
is an oasis
transforming the desert
into a tropical paradise
bursting with life.
Cheers to you from The Oasis at Death Valley~
Note: The Oasis Inn at Death Valley was built in 1927.
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215 thoughts on “Oasis Reflected~”
Thank you Timothy and Happy New Year 🍾
It’s so amazing how the desert can become so verdant. Beautiful photos, Cindy. 🙂
All the best to you for the new year. 🙂
Happy & Healthy New Year Lynette <3 🍾
You have provided another(!) new destination for my bucket list! Thanks.
Bucket Lists are excellent for one’s mental health so I am glad you added it and Happy New Year 🍾
How appropriate to have reflections at the year end. We can see the year in review, and reflect on beautiful things we’ve seen or done. May all the things we reflect on show us beauty. Lovely photos,Cindy. All the best for the new year.
You should have written this post. Your ideas are beautiful. Happiest New Year to you my friend 🍾
Thanks, but you’ve done a fine job yourself. I’m sure we’ll see beautiful photos from you next year, Cindy. All the best to you.
Visa versa 2Ux2. I know we share similar values about what is important visually and honestly. I love your blog. Health and Happy New Year!
Isn’t it great that the feeling is mutual! Thank you. All the best, Cindy.
how amazing a place is this!
It is indeed amazing and beautiful. Happy New Year Beth 🍾
Gorgeous photos Cindy. Again you’ve made long to visit somewhere I hadn’t thought of.🥰
The more you plan and dream, the better you feel, so good for you and Happy New Year 🍾
It is definitely a wow sort of experience!
I had no idea this place existed, added to my list! Happy New Year Cindy!
Happy & Healthy New Year to you Tiffany 🍾
Nice to see the summer like environment in the middle of winter. Beautiful place and pictures!
I hope the New Year treats you very well Alexander. I am so happy I get to know you.
Thank you, Cindy. I appreciate everything I have and accept all that things as a gift. This is why I am quiet happy person.
But the most valuable gift is people like you who surrounding myself and make my life joyful.
“A quiet happy person.”
Yes! I get it, and know how wonderful this is.
Knowing you makes my life better Alexander. Thank you and Happy New Year my friend.
The oasis turns the imagination into dream paradise to daydream. Magnificent photos that show the majestic landscape. Greetings and a Happy New Year.
Awww, your comment is why I love blogging. Our imaginations are “dream paradises.” They can take us anywhere. Thank you for joining me in daytime daydreams and Happy New Year!
The same to you.
Yes, thank you. The contrasts are pretty remarkable. And Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Peace.
Awesome! Thanks again!
I’ve stood at Furnace Creek looking off toward the desert and mountains while the underground water coming to the surface is roaring at my back. A very odd sensation.
Oh my gosh, must have been so incredible! Furnace Creek is North America’s only true desert oasis. It has the highest recorded temperature on earth 134.something F. Just utter magic. I hate they changed the name. The Inn at Furnace Creek was a classic name.
Stunning visual! Your photos capture its true beauty. This has to be one of the nicest places to visit I’ve ever seen.
Thank you very much Darnell. It is especially beautiful at night. Happy New Year!
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Pictures from Cindy Knoke of the lovely Oasis of Death Valley
Thank you sweet friend and Happiest New Year to you! <3
Very beautiful photos, Cindy 😀
Wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year.
Beautiful and green! It is no Fata Morgana then, but real! 🙂
I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see some fairies here!
Very beautiful for a place called Death Valley! Maybe they should rename it.
I think the pioneers named it when they crossed it. It must have been a horrifying experience.
Yes, I’m sure you’re right. I’ve heard the name before but pictured it very differently.
Happy New year Claire!
Happy new year! May it be one of joy and wonder filled always with love.
Thank you Claire <3 Health and Happiness to you in the New Year!
That really is an oasis, so beautiful 💚
The river that feeds it is called Furnace Creek which says it all!
Thank you for a wonderful year full of glorious photos and amazing places! I can’t wait to see what you’ll bring us in the new decade.
Thank you more for traveling with me Barb. You make the experience richer. Happy New Year!
Geduld, nur noch 2 Tage, Klaus
I trust you are enjoying yourself
I have been home for awhile but all is well. Hope you and Jackie recover quickly.
Thanks very much.
Happy New Year Derrick!
I never had even heard of an inn at Death Valley – what an amazing place!
Transformative for people as well as the desert.
Happy New Year, Cindy!
It is an extraordinarily peaceful environment, truly an oasis.
Nice tropical scenery! A good break to view during cold and grey winter days.
I am home at The Holler looking at the snow capped mountains so I know just what you mean.
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Thank you Sharon. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Happy, Healthy New Year!
What an incredibly beautiful landscape.
The old palm trees are so wonderful and such a respite in the harsh desert.
Wow, what a place Cindy. That’s like finding my heart after traipsing through my desert for such a long time. At first it seems like a mirage…then you really taste it 😀
I love it that people vacationed here in 1927. It does seem like a magical mirage which doesn’t disappear on the horizon.
It is and thank you!
You know I do love all the photos but specially for me was the second starting from the top.
You really said ” Cheers to you from the Oasis of death”?
It did gave me a title to write about, I´ll use it so don´t tell me is copyright infringment.
Have a great Christmas Mrs. Knoke
Or Happy New Year from Death Valley! Quite an oxymoron. Please feel free to use and enjoy. I hope 2020 is kind to you Charly.
Well…. I like death valley. Happy New Year Cindy.
I wish you health and happiness in the New Year Charly.
Wow! This is truly a magnificent place. To think it is in Death Valley is amazing.
Thank you Jennie. It is so old, almost a hundred years, and quite special. I love the historical national park buildings.
It’s hard to imagine building something so grand in a desolate location a hundred years ago. I do love historical buildings very much! 🙂
I do too. I find walking in histories step comforting. Happy New Year Jennie.
Yes! Happy New Year, Cindy.
Hi Cindy. Happy New Year!
I love the starkness and colors of the desert. But that oasis is a welcome lush !!!!
Happy New Year Cindy! 🙂
Stunning, Cindy! Happy New Year as we take a day trip to the Grand Canyon today!
Oh, what a great time to go! Have a wonderful time & Happy New Year Terri <3
Wishing you a very happy and wonderful New Year!
So very beautiful.
It is especially magical at night.
Sorry to be critical, Cindy, but when I see that totally senseless waste of water – creating such a resort in the desert – I get ever so desperate and loose the last vestige of hope I have for a sustainable future,
I hear you and respect your concern which I share. The pond you see in the sunset photo is recycled waste water and there is a non-potable spring they use for landscaping and for the pool which they don’t chlorinate so they can recycle the water. They have an active water conservation program which has won national awards. I would hate to see these gorgeous almost hundred year old Palm Trees die. But even with all this, it is hard to justify the verdant grounds while California is still in drought, so I do understand your concern.
I agree, Cindy, that in other places it is even worse.
All the best to you and yours in 2020,
What a remarkable oasis! I had no idea it existed. Happy New Year to all!
Happiest New Year to you and your family Peter and be well my friend.
Really beautiful the “tropical paradise”. Thanks for sharing, Cindy
Thanks much for your kind appreciation Isabel & Happy New Year!
That is an oasis! In fact, it looks like a good place to film movie scenes that are set in desert oases.
It would be perfect wouldn’t it. Happy New Year Josh.
Happy New Year to you as well!
It’s a little bit of heaven in the middle of all that sand, beautiful Cindy thanks for sharing.
Truly lives up to the meaning of oasis. Thank you Leslie.
Lovely images and study in contrasts Cindy. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Brad and thank you!
I can feel the warmth and adore the tropical plants.
It really is one of the most beautifully landscaped places I have seen.
I’m marking this down as a possible place to visit. Beautiful.
You will be happy you did. Just be sure not to visit in the summer.
Thank you John and Happy New Year!
What a dream ! Happy New Year !
Visually refreshing and I imagine physically as well. Happy New Year, Cindy!
Looks like heaven with my favorite trees! (and a happy 2020 to you – more travel ahead?)
Happiest Healthiest New Year to you Lara!
And yes, we are booked for Australia, the fires there remind me of home.
I hear the call of the desert in the glimmer of the oasis pool.
You, Rebecca thrive in the ice and the fire. Happy New Year my friend.
Oh, Cindy! I love that nod to Robert Frost! Hugs to you!!!
Fire and Ice
BY ROBERT FROST
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Frost is one of my most favorites. Happy Everything to you in The New Year Rebecca <3
The same to you, my dear friend.
Wonderful shots, Cindy. Many thanks for sharing. 🙂
You and I have been friends for a long time now. I admire you and wish you the best in the coming year.
Your striking photographs piqued my curiosity, so I checked out the Inn’s website. Wow! It’s quite a place.
Yes, it is definitely a WOW. And it is old by US standards. It is one of these old grand lady hotels, built in the national parks in the 20’s for people who endured hardship to visit.
I am impressed by those visitors, and by the architecture.
Happiest New Year Liz.
Happy New Year to you as well! I look forward to seeing photographs of your adventures to come in the new year.
And I look forward to sharing The New Year with you Liz. All the best in 2020 <3
Quite the change from the opening pic. Gorgeous place!!!!
Happiest New Year to you Frank. I look forward to sharing 2020 with you.
Happy New Year Cindy! 😀 May it be as vibrant and vivid as the sumptuous vistas viewed through the lens of your artful camera. The colours, the forms, the clarity, and the quality of light captured at the Inn are superb. (And not one Coyote – from your previous post, who I called Slim – in sight.)
I have been trying to determine the time of day when these photographs were taken and would hazard a guess at late afternoon?
Enjoy a wonderful week. Take care of one and all.
Well of course you are right, as usual Dewin, I tend to sleep late, basically, always, so no sunrise fotos for me. I leave that to the talented folk who like to wake up early. I love their sunrise light photos, ethereal. It’s just I am not motivated to wake up, cuz sleep is pretty great too.
Happiest and Healthiest New Year are my wishes for you. Be well my friend.
So awesomely breathtaking!
Happy New Year to you and yours…
Happiest Everything to you in the New Year and thank you.
Great pics Cindy. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you !
Ich wünsche Dir ein gefreutes, gesundes neues Jahr. Ernst
Wonderful! all the best for 2020 Cindy 🥂
That is one gorgeous place! Looks more like Life Valley!
🎉💥🎉HAPPY NEW YEAR CINDY! 🎉💥🎉
Happy New Year Cindy! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful collection of photos. They take me straight to my imagination of the perfect holiday destination … I can practically smell the breeze. Best Wishes, Charlotte
Just beautiful Cindy..
Have a wonderful 2020 Cindy.. And may Peace and Joy’s reflection always surround you through 2020 and beyond..
Much love Sue <3
Wishing you health, happiness and peace Sue & cheers to you <3
<3 🙂 <3
Happy New Year to you and your family. xxx
Happy New Year
Happy & Healthy New Year Eunice <3
Cindy, thank you so much for these beautiful photographs, and Happy New Year!
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Wishing you health, happiness and peace in 2020 Charles. Thank you for all you do!
This is a beautiful place to be! Glad you were able to enjoy and take some lovely photos. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and have an amazing new year.
Wishing you all things wonderful in 2020 and thank you for such a thoughtful comment.
Happy New Year Cindy!! Nice pictures, I’m gonna do some research on this one as I’d love to know how this paradise was built in a desert.
There is a natural spring here that motivated the building of the Inn in this spot almost a hundred years ago called Furnace Creek. Check out this from wiki, “Springs in the Amargosa Range created a natural oasis at Furnace Creek, which has subsequently dwindled due to diversion of this water to support the village. The village means the inhabited areas of Death Valley National Park.
Oh cool. Thank you for the recommendation.
So beautiful and peaceful, Cindy!
It is especially such at night. Magical, with the fairy lights and the dark desert all around you.
I know things have changed a lot since I last stayed at Furnace Creek… didn’t occur to me there was a natural spring there…. the clue should have been in the name! Lovely photos!
Furnace Creek is the greatest name, perfect for a postcard, “Furnace Creek at Death Valley. Wish you were here!”
This looks like the Oasis, Florida, in my book.
It does doesn’t it!
Absolutely breathtaking. What a magical place. One could live a happy life in that dreamy oasis. I’m looking forward to a year of your beautiful photography and blog posts. Happy New Year!
Thank you, and I look forward to sharing another year with you my friend. All the best to you in the New Year <3
Love the reflections in the water! ❤️
Happy New Year!
Happiest New Year to you Carmen and happy you enjoyed <3
echt toll, liebe Cindy, nimm meine besten Grüße entgegen und möge dein Wochenende sehr schön werden, Klaus
Vielen Dank mein Freund und ich hoffe, Sie haben ein erholsames Wochenende. <3
Very beautiful photos, Cindy.
Have a happy 2020!
Hoping 2020 is kind to you my friend & thank you.
Truly looks like an oasis, and so serene. Though I must say I love that purple mountainscape and its wildness.
Yes, I agree with you. The savage beauty of the wilderness always bests the best that humans can create.
Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones, Cindy! Wishing you all the best. Cheers!
I look forward to hanging out with you virtually in 2020 Halim. Only the best for your my friend in this new decade.
Joyful Pawkisses for a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours🐾😽💞
Herbert the Cat, and his loyal human servant family, Wish You and Yours The Best & Brightest New Year <3
Meanwhile, here in Charlotte, it’s cold, wet, and gloomy. Those images look mighty nice!
I hope they warmed you vicariously. It is actually cold here at The Holler too, but I am watching this amazing documentary entitled, “Figuring Out The Hey Duke Trail,” about this person who hikes 869 miles solo through 8 national parks starting in Arches and ending up in Colorado City. He is ascending and descending Grand Canyon three times. It makes me grateful for the fire and the cold. Be well Mike.
Indeed, this is an oasis in the desert. The pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings of The New Year to you Beverly <3
Happy New Year, Cindy! What great images. I am just looking for the next airport. Lol Hope you had beautiful days, and enjoyed it. Michael
Happy New Year Michael! I hope your year is full of peace and laughter.
The pic of
the oasis is my favorite, Cindy ❄💙❄
Happiest & Healthiest New Year to you cuz <3
What a beautiful tropical paradise! HNY!
Happy you enjoy & cheers to you!
Wow, that first picture could easily pass for an alien landscape.
Another wonderful set of pictures <3
Yes, the desert does seem like another planet & thank you Deborah.
1927 and wow! Amazing captures. 🙂
Thanks so much & cheers to you!
Merci beaucoup <3
Beautiful! But the drive down . . .
Yes. I hear you. It would have to be in combination with other places so you got a really excellent experience for your effort.
Before my dad was married and while dating mother, he made a trip to Oregon thru California to visit his brother. He said the desert was absent of necessary gas stations etc. He enjoyed his trip with the scenes of California.
My family, and my husband’s, have traveled through the California deserts in the early days too. And even I remember it as a child when cars had no air conditioning and we traveled through it in the summer. It makes a lasting impression.