Ojo Caliente resort and spa is located up the road from Espanola, NM, and is an oasis of hot springs and decadent dining not to be missed. Situated adjacent to the Rio Ojo Caliente near a crossroads of the same name, the springs offer a vastly upgraded setting for a romantic get-away or just some quality decompression time in the pinyon-juniper studded hills of northern New Mexico.
Rooms vary from small (the newly renovated hotel) to much larger in size, all with accommodations meeting a variety of needs/wants/desires. You will be greeted by smiling staff eager to hand you bathrobes and badges allowing you access to a variety of springs, ranging from arsenic (a good overall tonic for what ails you) to iron (a sure cure for fatigue) to lithium (for the ethereal feeling that a good soak will give you). Clients vary from young to old, sharing the common denominators of good spirits, congeniality, and the desire to sit in hot water until your toes resemble prunes.
On-site dining facilities are clean and modern, with excellent meals delivered quickly and with great courtesy. And remember to visit the round adobe barn and labyrinth just north of the spa. All in all, a lovely experience to be repeated sooner than later.
Neal and Claudia