Relax, Revive, Rejuvenate at One of Santa Fe's Pampering Spas

Vacations are a time to decompress. What better way to shed the stresses of daily life than by treating yourself to some rejuvenating spa time? From a simple massage to a full day (or several) of treatments that will entice and please, there’s something on these spa menus that will call to you. Santa Fe has a host of tantalizing spas to choose from. Want to soak away your cares? There are two great options. People have been soaking in the natural hot springs at Ojo Caliente for centuries. In 1869, one of the first health resorts in the USA (now Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa), opened there opened there. Ten Thousand Waves, with its Japanese-style hot tubs, is a popular destination spot. You’ll find upscale spas at some of the area’s Four and Five Diamond hotels offering a plethora of body-centric options for your pleasure. Many local spas offer unique treatments inspired by Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico’s Native American heritage as well as the serenity of the high desert. Feeling the altitude? Many of these pampering places offer altitude adjustment treatments to help you acclimate to the city’s 7,000 feet above sea level altitude. Manicure and pedicure fans will find some unusual offerings including The Spa at Loretto’s zero gravity pedi-chairs. Come to Santa Fe and pamper, relax and unwind.

Nidah Spa
Photo courtesy of Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Nidah (meaning "your life"), the spa at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, was inspired by "the ancient healing techniques of the people of the region's pueblos as well as by the healing properties of the stones, plants and herbs that have been...  Read More

North of Town
Wo' P'in Spa
Photo courtesy of Cornell & Company/Mike West

Wo' P'in Spa at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Spa on the Pojoaque Pueblo is named for the words meaning "Medicine Mountain" in Tewa, their native language. The ambiance echoes the southwestern d�cor of the resort which features American...  Read More

The Spa at La Posada
Photo courtesy of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa

Check your cares at the door as you enter The Spa at La Posada de Santa Fe. Their mission to honor the "healing heritage of the American Southwest" is fulfilled by integrating locally-inspired treatments and indigenous products into "a...  Read More

Ten Thousand Waves Spa & Resort
Photo courtesy of Deborah Fleig

The Japanese-inspired Ten Thousand Waves sits on a mountain just outside Santa Fe. It was opened in 1981 by calligrapher Duke Klauck who wanted to introduce Japanese-style bathing to the area. Massage was added when someone pointed out that...  Read More

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

If you're a spa purist, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa is for you. With its natural thermal mineral waters bubbling out of the ground, it's the only "true spa" in the Santa Fe area. Seven public soaking pools provide mineral...  Read More

Absolute Nirvana Spa
Photo courtesy of Absolute Nirvana Spa

Just hearing this spa's name can evoke a feeling of tranquility and well-being. Absolute Nirvana, tucked on a quiet street behind a bed and breakfast, brings a bit of Bali to Santa Fe. Inspired by treatments Carolyn Lee and her husband had in...  Read More

The Spa at Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa
Photo courtesy of Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa

The minute you exit the elevator and arrive at The Spa at the Hotel Santa Fe you know that you're in a relaxing retreat. Guests are greeted with a rock crystal wall with water gently falling creating a tranquil space. The treatment rooms all...  Read More

Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa

The Tamaya Mist (pronounced Meest) Spa at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is named for the morning mist that arises from the Rio Grande and gently floats over the property. The Spa honors the journey and traditions of the Tamayame...  Read More

The Spa at Loretto
Photo courtesy of The Inn and Spa at Loretto

The serene Spa at Loretto at the Inn and Spa at Loretto prides itself on "honoring the distinctive cultures and traditions that represent Santa Fe." The décor enhances the peaceful ambiance and a strong sense of Santa Fe and the high desert...  Read More

The Spa at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado is a world onto itself. The circular design of the reception area pays homage to the kiva, a sacred space for Pueblo Indians. The round shape creates a healing energy that spa guests may...  Read More


Meet Billie Frank

Billie Frank is a freelance travel, food and feature writer based in Santa Fe New Mexico. Her blog, Santa Fe Travelers, is a treasure trove of information on the oldest capital city in the...  More About Billie

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