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Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park

Hidden in the green oasis of Grapevine Canyon in far northern Death Valley, California, the Death Valley Ranch, or Scotty's Castle, as it is more commonly known, 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.

Walter Scott, better known as Death Valley Scotty, convinced everyone that he had built the castle with money from his rich secret mines in the area. However, Albert Mussey Johnson actually built the house as a vacation getaway for himself and his wife Bessie. Scotty was the mystery, the cowboy, and the entertainer, but he was also a friend. Albert was the brains and the money. Two men as different as night and day, from different worlds and with different visions - who shared a dream.

Scotty's Castle - Front

Scotty's Castle - Front

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall - 2

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall - 2

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall Bookcase

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall Bookcase

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall Fireplace

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall Fireplace

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall From Above

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall From Above

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall Watercooler

Scotty's Castle - Great Hall Watercooler

Scotty's Castle - Guestroom

Scotty's Castle - Guestroom

Scotty's Castle - Guestroom - 2

Scotty's Castle - Guestroom - 2

Scotty's Castle - Hacienda

Scotty's Castle - Hacienda

Scotty's Castle - Johnsons with Death Valley Scotty

Scotty's Castle - Johnsons with Death Valley Scotty

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen Pans

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen Pans

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen Stove

Scotty's Castle - Kitchen Stove

Scotty's Castle - Landscape From Stable Doors

Scotty's Castle - Landscape From Stable Doors

Scotty's Castle - Original Shack

Scotty's Castle - Original Shack

Scotty's Castle - Power House & Chimes Tower

Scotty's Castle - Power House & Chimes Tower

Scotty's Castle - Red Tiled Roofs

Scotty's Castle - Red Tiled Roofs

Scotty's Castle - Roof Lines

Scotty's Castle - Roof Lines