New Mexico Hot Springs

December 22, 2017

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Blackstone Historic Bath - hot springs in Truth or ConsequencesWith almost 2, 700 parts per million of assorted minerals, these thermal springs constitute some of the most heavily mineralized water in the United States. The continually flowing waters also have two important and unique features:

— The water has no unpleasant odor.
— The single largest ingredient in the water is chloride, a naturally occurring germ killer that sterilizes the skin and ensures the purity of the water.

Located in the downtown Hot Springs Bathhouse Historic and Commercial District, the spas and bathhouses of Truth or Consequences are central to its history. The region gained recognition as a health center at the turn of the century, and in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s motorists flocked to area resorts. [see a brochure for “Hot Springs New Mexico, City of Health”]

Some were prescribed the “21 day soak” regimen, said to cure “anything that ails you.” In a nutshell, the regimen is – soak in our hot springs once daily for 21 days, at around the same time each day, and spend as much time resting & recovering immediately afterward as you taking the waters.

21 day soaking planToday, the charmingly restored hotels, motels, RV parks, and spas reflect this history and offer travelers a wide range of accommodations that retain the flavor of this bygone era, along with healing treatments including massage, reflexology, mud wraps, reiki, and more.

Visitors seeking in-room private baths will find several to choose from, and most of the baths are open to walk-ins who can pay to soak by the half hour or hour.

“Book Online” buttons and $$ ratings below refer to spas with lodging rooms.
$ = 40-59 per night | $$ = 60-89 per night | $$$ = 90 and up per night

Walk-ins are welcome during business hours - 9am-12pm and 1-8pm daily except Wednesday.

Open to Walk-ins from 9am-9pm daily. Call ahead or stop in with a credit card to reserve either the Wet Room (which includes a large hot spring pool and a steam room) or one of the 2 Historic Baths. more info

Hot Springs Truth or Consequences mapBlackstone’s 10 rooms are inspired by vintage television shows (Twilight Zone, Golden Girls, Roy Rogers). Rooms on the main property include unlimited use of in-room hot springs. Rooms across the street may use the spa during business hours.

Baths at The Charles are open to Walk-ins from 8am-10pm. Punch cards are available; buy in bulk and save $1 per soak. more info

1940s traditional spa services include on-site hot springs mineral baths (one soak per person per night). Most rooms have kitchens.

Walk-ins are not available; Fire Water baths are reserved for lodging guests.

Lodging guests have access to private baths, either inside or outside, depending on the room. Pets are allowed for an extra fee.

Walk-ins are welcome at Indian Springs on a first-come/first-served basis. Stop by!

Indian Springs was established in the 1930s and has been owned by the same family since 1980. Two private, natural-flowing hot spring pools are situated next to six ’40s-style efficiency apartments. Rooms are available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Lodgers get two free half-hour baths per day. SPA HOURS 8am – 9pm daily$4 […]

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