While listening to two women rave about this spa in the mountains outside of Santa Fe, I thought they just do not know how many hot springs are available in New Mexico. I called and was told the day rate for using the pool. Parking is easy but the Japanese wooden stairs seem like a long climb. If you are not in shape, park at the top parking lot. If this is full, call and they will send a golf cart down to pick you up at your car. Simply, this is Japan. The couples massage rooms are sensual and fragrant with the mountain breeze and smell of pinion pine. There is a large woman's pool which what was being raved about at breakfast. As a guy, I wandered further up the platforms to a wooden sunken hot pool and cold mountain water mineral plunge pool. This is well marked, adult only, clothing optional area. Meaning you might find body builder and elders sun tanning around you. Do not ask for one of the small trailers - they are tear drop 50 rigs. They explain every detail to you on their web page and in person. Stay in Santa Fe if going "au natural" is not you thing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ten Thousand Waves is a unique mountain spa resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico that feels like a Japanese onsen. We're primarily a large, beautiful day spa, but for those who plan ahead, we're a great d destination spa. Just a short walk through the trees from the baths and treatment areas are thirteen hotel suites.Come for an hour or a week. Stop by briefly after skiing, or spend a romantic vacation sampling our luxury spa packages every day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ten Thousand Waves - Houses Of The Moon Hotel Santa Fe
- 10,000 Waves - Houses Of The Moon