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The Gas at This Hotel in Death Valley Will Leave Your Wallet Parched

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  Site Where: Highway 190 [map], Death Valley, CA, United States, 92328
May 4, 2011 at 9:36 AM | by | ()

Where there are high gas prices, it seems that hotel gas packages are not far behind. But what about a hotel that sells gas? We've never heard of a gas station at a hotel before but apparently there is one at the Furnace Creek Resort, a sprawling resort in Death Valley, Calif. with two hotels, a 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, restaurants and even its own airstrip.

And just like hotel omelets, soda, wine, parking, massages, phone calls, WiFi and whatever else is sold in a hotel, the gas is marked up considerably. LA Times reports that gas is $5.75 a gallon at the resort. (It's actually a Chevron station.)

We're guessing that if you're staying in Death Valley, you probably will pay the $5.75 a gallon to fill up your car because who the heck is going to pass up gas when driving through the desert?

But with rooms at the Ranch at Furnace Creek going for around $170 a night next month (the four-diamond Inn at Furnace Creek is closed until October) perhaps it's time the Furnace Creek puts together their own gas package?

[Photos: Roswellsgirl/Flickr; Furnace Creek Resort]

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i bought gas here rather than run out in the desert. i also bought 3quarts of oil because my car was burning up. the oil was equally expensive.