Writer, photographer, kayaker, hiker, bike rider, RVr, dreamer ... I love the outdoors and feel blessed to have found this amazing home, which I love sharing with like-minded people.
We stayed with Kathleen for three days while visiting Death Valley. Pahrump is a little ways from Furnace Creek and the central parts of DV - it's definitely quite a ride to reach the northern parts of DV. Kathleen was however knowledgeable and extremely helpful in aiding us to plan all-day child-friendly excursions to DV and she also has an amazing collection of maps, brochures and books about DV and other Nevada destinations (the book "Ghost towns of southern Nevada" made me drool and I wanted to take a year off to visit every single abandoned mining shaft in half the state...).
Kathleen herself was the best host possible and her home was *the best*. We came late at night and was welcomed by snacks and eerie atmospheric music that made an impression on the whole family. The bedrooms were marvelous and the whole house is very tastefully decorated. The only thing we regret is not staying in the house more. The kids took to Monopoly like a fish to water.
Kathleen also invited us to a bonfire and a ceremony to celebrate the full moon. Both my boys (10, 7) really took to liking Kathleen a lot despite getting to know her for such a short time. She really made an impression on the kids with her warm personality and welcoming attitude.
I can wholeheartedly recommend you stay with Kathleen/in this house. I'm sure she could help you out with almost any problems you might have.
Kathleen is really really friendly and the place was super cute and very nicely decorated. Everywhere you look you can see the time and effort she took to make the place feel like home. Highly recommended if you are looking for a place to stay in Death Valley.
Kathleen's lovely house was by far the best place we stayed during our 3 weeks in the US. The house was spacious, welcoming and well placed for trips into Death Valley.
We never saw Kathleen during a visit, which was fine with us, as it meant we had the kitchen, living room and bathroom to ourselves.
The bed was comfortable and well laid out, and the bathroom had both and bath and shower which were more than welcome after hot days our in Death Valley.
We spent 2 wonderful evenings at Kathleens while visiting Death Valley and Ash Meadows and surrounding attractions during the day. She was a delightful host, very informative, and a pleasure to have met. She had everything set up for our self check-in right down to the brochures and snacks. The accommodations at the Bunk House were perfect for us, spacious, clean, and the peaceful quiet area reminded us of our high desert experiences in Arizona. Our communication went very well before the trip and the directions and guidelines very easy. We left much of the area unexplored and expect to be back soon, too much to see and do in a short trip. We highly recommend Kathleen and the bunk house.
I stayed with Kathy for two nights and everything was lovely! The first night I got in late in the evening due to plane delays. Kathy made sure to give directions and left the room open for me. When we finally met that night she took the time to tell me about the area, made suggestions for things to do and aces to eat, etc. She was fantastic about going over the Death Valley map and making suggestions-all of which I took and was not disappointed! I stayed in the "rec room" the first night as the other room was booked. It was great! Great bed on the pull out sofa-I never would have known! Privacy wasn't a problem.
The next AM I was out by 6:45. I walked outside and the views of the two mountain ranges are gorgeous! Definitely jealous of the view!
The second night I stayed in the private room in the main house. Again, everything was lovely. Great bed. Everything was super clean and organized and lots of information on the area included. I got back too late from DV that I'm sad to say I missed the bonfire. Next time for sure.
I highly recommend staying with Kathy! She's brilliant and her home is lovely and convenient to DV.
Thanks for a great stay Kathy!
It was a great stay. Very comfortable and relaxing. Great host.
It was an interesting stay at Kathy's place. The studio type room is very spacious and eco. Kathy is friendly and knowledgable about the places around. Would highly recommended for a trip to Death Valley.
kathleen was a lifesaver. no hotel rooms on a friday evening and she came through via a few texts and it was smooth as can be. the room was in the bunkhouse off the main compound and was clean. It was dark at night so drive slowly to check the address. She also told us where to catch a tasty thai dinner in pahrump before dropping by! She rescued us from what could have been hours more driving through the night to find a place to sleep. thanks kathleen!
The house of Kathleen seems to be a paradise in the dessert! She also helped us a lot and she was so kind. Everything was clean and we could also hang up in her beautiful garden. Thank you so much once again and hope we see us again! Mel & Mario
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at the Bunkhouse! The rooms were clean and cozy, and very private. Kathleen had all sorts of helpful info on Death Valley and great tips on things to do.. a wonderful host. We are sorry we didn't get the chance to meet her. We would highly recommend staying here, and if we are lucky enough to return to the area, we look forward to staying again. Thanks Kathleen!