Fifty-three miles from Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch and within the park boundaries, Scotty’s Castle stands as a tribute to friendship. In the early 1900’s, Walter Scott (Death Valley Scotty) convinced Albert Johnson to grubstake his gold mining expeditions. The gold never materialized, but Johnson fell in love with Death Valley and took a liking to the colorful Scotty. Johnson and his wife, Bessie, built this two-million dollar home with luxurious appointments. However, Scotty always claimed that it was his and he was building it from the profits from his gold mine. Owned today by the National Park Service, daily interpretive tours are provided year round.
Scotty’s Snack Bar includes cold sandwiches and drinks.