I went to Sunrise Springs as part of a week long group retreat and I loved it. The pools were amazing, the puppies super cute, the lady who does the chicken chats was hilarious and informative, I attended a lovely yoga nidra class and of course Rosario who was taking care of our group. I would give 5 stars just for her!
This is a great place for relaxing and rejuvenation. Beautiful grounds, comfortable rooms, excellent restaurant,skilled staff, four wonderful soaking pools. Massage therapists are top notch. Classes are fun: hiking, yoga, hatchet throwing, arts and crafts, cooking. We spent time with the puppies and kittens that are available for adoption, a terrific community service. If you have mobility issues, this may not be the best place for you. Lots of stairs
I visited Sunrise Springs for an overnight on Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, and had a wonderful 24 hour get away during the busy holiday season. I had attended a yoga retreat here about a decade ago, when it was owned by someone else. This was my first visit since the people that own Ojo Caliente bought it, and it has all the nice amenities of the other property, plus charm and space too. First we will talk about the lodging, I had a room on the second floor of one of the buildings which was beautiful and very comfortable. The room had a nice space for reading, relaxing and very comfortable deep sleep was during my overnight stay. I love the cool little re-usable bottles they give you to take with too. Plus, there are some really nice touches as you come in to your room, including a tray with tea cups to enjoy some tea to decompress from your drive in, plus a plate of delicious handmade chocolates and a fresh strawberry, all drizzled with fresh honey. Talk about a nice surprise! The springs themselves are lovely, several pools with different temps, and not too crowded. The pools have a beautiful view over the pond and I enjoyed soaking while snow fell that afternoon and the wintering birds congregated in the tree tops around me at dusk. There is a nice automatic fire pit (gas) nearby that adds some warmth and ambiance late afternoon into the evening. It is a little piece of paradise around that area. I also had a spa treatment and changed up my massage type at the suggestion of my therapist after some discussions around my medical history. I ended up with a great massage, and thank Oliver for the recommendations and a good spa experience my first time there. Along with some nice services that this spa offers, they also have a beautiful gift shop with clothing, gifts and more. Something I hoped to do but the timing was at the same window I needed to check out and leave for ABQ where I had Xmas dinner plans, was one of the experiential sessions that are offered through out the day. I hope to go back for one of those with my next stay and/or may do an individual one too if I go for a day soak. Be sure to check those out on line before you go and they should give you a listing of what is being offered the week of your visit for some consideration too. I also had Christmas Eve dinner at the restaurant on the property, The Blue Heron and will post a separate review of this on TripAdvisor as well. Also had an excellent meal there and very welcoming. I had a perfect stay this first return visit under the new management and will be back soon1…
This was my second trip to Sunrise. I love the resort because it is truly a place to unwind and allow yourself to heal. Whether you spend time playing with kittens, doing craft classes or learning new-to-you techniques for breathing - Sunrise will help you feel renewed. My session with Jade Gonzalez was particularly cathartic. We did a totem reading and inner-journey work. Both have truly broaden my perspective and replenished my hope.
Five of us had Christmas Dinner at this restaurant. Sadly, we all thought there was zero ambiance and this is not a place to have a special occasion dinner. The food was good yet the restaurant is too cafeteria-like.