CLOSURE NOTICE: Scotty's Castle area is closed following a significant flood, and later fire. It is unlikely to reopen until at least 2023. Access to the Castle and Grapevine Canyon areas is prohibited, unless part of a ticketed Flood Recovery Tour. More information on the flood and recovery efforts linked below.
Death Valley Ranch
Hidden in the green oasis of Grapevine Canyon in far northern Death Valley is the Death Valley Ranch, or "Scotty's Castle" as it is more commonly known, which is a window into the life and times of the Roaring '20s and Depression '30s. It was and is an engineer's dream home, a wealthy matron's vacation home and a man-of-mystery's hideout and getaway.
Albert Mussey Johnson built the house as a vacation getaway for himself and his wife Bessie.
Last updated: January 9, 2022