6 of the Best Santa Fe Hot Springs You Need to Experience

Visitors come from around the country to explore the beautiful nature, unique culture, and vibrant art scene throughout town. The City Different is also a popular spa destination. Keep reading to discover the best Santa Fe hot springs in and around the city, from natural geothermal pools to incredible spas.

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Hot Springs Spas in Town 

Ten Thousand Waves

Ten Thousand Waves Spa feature hot tubs, massages, skin treatments, and hot springs in Santa Fe. The hot tubs emulate the design of hot springs in Japan for ultimate relaxation. Ten Thousand Waves keeps things exquisite but simple, offering a limited list of premium massage services. Enjoy a Japanese shiatsu massage or indulge in a deep stone massage to calm your entire nervous system and bring you to an ultimate state of relaxation.

Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

Discover divine bliss blocks from Santa Fe Plaza at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens. This Santa Fe spa offers authentic Balinese treatments as well as hot stone, therapeutic, and Thai massages. If you’re looking for something a little different, their Chocolate Decadence treatment includes rose and chocolate massage oils, a papaya puree body mask, and a brown sugar and cinnamon exfoliating scrub.

Hot Springs Out of Town

Ojo Caliente

If you plan on traveling out of town to discover a serene and relaxing destination, head to Ojo Caliente. This Santa Fe hot springs turned spa is only an hour and a half outside of the city and features a beautiful riverside setting. While these now-developed pools may not have the same draw visually as a mountain hot springs, the water here is full of naturally-occurring minerals, making it one of the most unique healing experiences in Northern New Mexico.

Natural Hot Springs

San Antonio Hot Springs

San Antonio Hot Springs is a beautiful oasis hidden in the mountains near Jemez Springs. If you have a vehicle with high clearance, you can drive the five-mile trail that leads to a short walk to the destination. Of course, if you don’t have an SUV, it’s a long but manageable hike. This Santa Fe hot springs site is well worth the effort, even during the winter months, when the trek can be a little tricky (smaller crowds through).

Spence Hot Springs

If you’re looking for hot springs near Santa Fe that are easy to access, head to Spence Hot Springs. Located outside of Jemez Springs and down the road from San Antonio Hot Springs, these naturally-occurring pools only require a short hike to and from the parking lot. While this means crowds are more frequent, the beautiful scenery makes this spot one of a kind.

Tip: Parking is limited, so come early or later in the day for the best chance at having the place to yourself.

McCauley Warm Springs

The hike to McCauley Warm Springs is about a 5.6-mile round trip that begins at Battleship Rock. While this hot springs site near Santa Fe may not boast incredible views as you soak in its thermal waters, the setting is very relaxing and perfect on a chilly afternoon. If you venture past the hot springs, you will reach Jemez Falls

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Four Kachinas Inn is your key to the perfect Santa Fe vacation. Our Inn has a collection of beautiful and authentic rooms that are minutes from the heart of town, so you can walk to the top sights and attractions. Of course, it’s easy to venture out and explore all of the hot springs and hiking trails around the outskirts of the city.

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our rooms. We look forward to welcoming you to the City Different.