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MSN.com: Seven Best Cities for Long Weekends - May 2017
This walkable and enchanting city boasts pleasant weather and unique Pueblo-Spanish architecture. Start your day with a New Mexican breakfast of huevos rancheros at The Pantry before exploring the colorful art scene. Don’t miss the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, art fairs and galleries showcasing everything from antiques to Native American turquoise jewelry. While you’re there, be sure to hit one of the many spas around town, like Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. After all, this desert city is known for its restorative healing treatments.


Hotel Executive Magazine: Conserving Sacred Waters in the High Desert - May 2017

Steeped in myth and legend, the ancient springs at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, 60 miles north of Santa Fe in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, have been a gathering place and source of healing for thousands of years. The use of the waters can be traced back to the earliest human migrations in the region, when ancestors of today's Tewa tribes built large pueblos and terraced gardens overlooking the springs. Now, ruins of these ancient cities are marked by the shadows of walls and a sprinkling of potsherds. It is not uncommon, while hiking on Ojo's 1,100 acres and adjoining BLM lands, to find evidence of a life lived above the springs. Posi or Poseouinge, "village at the place of the green bubbling hot springs" was the largest of 4 Pueblos surrounding the springs and home to thousands of people, and, due to archeological study, we know that Posi was a vibrant center of activity until the 15th century.


True West: Eat Drink Be Merry - April 2017

As early as the 1500s the Ojo Caliente mineral springs in New Mexico were used for healing. But it wasn’t until 1868, when Antonio Joseph built a bathhouse, that Ojo Caliente became one of the West’s first natural health resorts. Pioneers enjoyed soaking in the healing waters, getting a Milagro wrap or a private soak in the bathhouse. By 1895 a hotel was erected and guests could linger at the health resort. Today’s visitors can stay in the 1917 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa that’s now a national landmark. No one knows for sure if legendary mountain man Kit Carson soaked here, but he did buy supplies nearby.


DaySpa Magazine: Green Goals - March 2017

Green Achievements: The sulfur-free healing waters of this historic destination spa can trace its roots back thousands of years to pilgrimages by Native American tribes and the area’s first Spanish settlers. In 1868 the first bathhouse at Ojo Caliente (“warm eye” in Spanish, referring to the area’s hot springs) was built, establishing the place as one of the country’s first natural health resorts. Its (second generation?) 21st century owner, Andy Scott, takes great pride in his role as protector. “We share responsibility for this sacred place and its culture,” he says. “Our biggest commitment to sustainability is water protection: resources, cleanliness, and water quality.”


New Mexican sister properties serve up two unusual specialty cocktails in honor of the annual margarita celebration at their respective restaurants: The Artesian at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and The Blue Heron at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort.


San Francisco Gate - February 2017

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa Announces New Margarita for National Margarita Day

The historic hot springs is featuring it's Agave Wine Margarita with Prickly Pear for a fuschia cocktail fusion for this special day.


National Geographic, Best Winter Trips December 2016

MUST-SEE: Just 45 minutes north of Ojo is Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark. The adobe settlement has been continuously inhabited for more than a thousand years.


GOOP: NM Travel Guide - July 2016
Archaeologists can confirm that people have been drawn to the waters at Ojo Caliente for thousands of years: the hot springs are surrounded by the ruins of structures and terraces built by ancient cultures. It's been an important gathering place for every culture that's inhabited these lands since, from the Native American ancestors of those ancient cultures to the Spaniards to the New Age hippies of the '70s. Now, the springs are surrounded by a fully developed resort and spa, and while it's a perfectly nice (if a bit isolated) place to stay, we actually recommend stopping in just for the day. The entry fee gets you access to the pools, mud baths, steam rooms, and sauna. Better yet, they're open late, making this a fantastic place to watch a famous New Mexico sunset.


OC Weekly: Some of the Best Mud on Earth - June 2016
Clad in our rattiest swimsuits, my friend Tanya and I dug our hands into a bulbous terra-cotta urn and pulled out gobs of clean, wet clay, which we then slathered all over ourselves until we were the same color as the urn and hot pool. We got giddy with it: squishing and slopping and making mud pies of our bodies—re-forming them into human-sized versions of the thousands of small figures we'd seen the day before at the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.


Luxury Travel Magazine - March 2016

Six Travel Styles to Suit Every Mom this Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate and show your appreciation than by giving her the gift of travel. Whether it's pampering mom like a queen with a luxurious spa treatment in Mexico or exploring the vibrant coral reefs of the Caribbean off Saba, here's a suggested list of travel experiences guaranteed to suit any mom' vacation style.


American Spa: Romantic Spa Valentine’s Getaways - February 2016

Those thinking about buying flowers or chocolates for Valentine’s Day might want to opt for an activity instead. Research shows that spending money on experiences is always better than stuff when it comes to finding happiness. Happiness from material purchases decays over time, while satisfaction with experiences only improves. Relaxing spa treatments are the perfect gifts for that special someone, and luxury spas have myriad romantic treatments from which to choose.

Mountain Living: Luxury Romantic Outings in the West - February 2016

No matter what your ideal Valentine’s weekend includes, Natural Retreats, has just the setting to make it unforgettable. The company’s Xplore Team, their group of in-house travel experts, share Valentine’s Day tips and suggestions on how to best enjoy some of their most romantic destinations.


Spirituality + Health Magazine: Best Retreats for Spiritual Seekers - January 2016

Natural quiet comes in many forms: the quiet of the solitary mountain walk, the meditation cushion, the yoga platform, the beach, the candlelit dinner, the massage table, or perhaps the massage table on the beach. Each kind of quiet creates its own kind of rest—and becomes a catalyst for its own kind of rejuvenation and reawakening.

Travel & Leisure: Best Spring Getaways Near Denver - January 2016

If winter is one of Colorado's best seasons, some may complain that spring might be its worst. Rainy days and a lot of mountain mud can put a damper on any traveler's plans. With a bit of planning, however, there are plenty of getaways that are sure to put a spring (see what we did there?) in your step. Just a few hours from Denver, you could be sipping wine in a tasting room, enjoying a mud bath in the desert, or soaking up bluebird days on the ski slope.

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