Ojo Caliente’s Hot Springs
Check into this wellness resort in Northern New Mexico.
For centuries, this high-desert community’s mineral springs have been sought out for their healing properties. Come here for a reinvigorating yet relaxing retreat: Bask in the warmth of the waters and take yoga lessons or go for gentle hikes. Wind down your days by dining at the resort’s organic restaurant, or enjoying an evening soak in a private outdoor hot tub near a crackling kiva fireplace.
1 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa & Resort
Book one of the inexpensive Mission revivalâ€“style rooms (furnished with early-20th-century antiques), or splurge on one of the more modern cottages with kitchenettes. Soak in one of the outdoor mineral pools before taking one of the resortâ€™s restorative yoga classes. Then go for a hike alongside the Rio Ojo Caliente, or atop one of the mesas that fringe the property.
2 Artesian Restaurant
Dine on healthful, sustainable fare (chipotle-honey crab cakes, rack of lamb with jalapeÃ±o-mint sauce).
3 Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
Reserve well in advance for a guided tour of the Georgia Oâ€™Keeffe Home and Studio, still furnished exactly as she left them when she moved to Santa Fe in 1984.
4 Red Mountain CafÃ©
For a quick and satisfying bite, stop by this unassuming gem, where all of the food is house-made, from the smoothies and brownies to the Panini and green chile-topped pizza.