Ojo Caliente is a scared place. It is an area that my family, and most locals from Taos visit frequently. Over the past 15 years it has transformed from just a few natural hot spring pools, to a stunning, tastifully done resort and spa. But, Ojo has been around for thousands of years before us. Ancient peoples, the Native Americans who built large pueblos and lived in the surrounding cliffs, gathered to soak and detoxify for generations. The new owners of Ojo have painstakingly taken the natural landscape of the Northern New Mexico Desert into consideration while renovating the historic springs. Before any construction took place, they completely renovated the pipes, installing UV filters, while simultaneously creating a geothermal system, recycling gray water, and turning it into radiant floor heating for the locker rooms and spa areas. Along with the revolutionary pipe system, came a new Women’s bath house, new cliffside suites lodging, and even a wine bar. Ojo also elected a local herbologist to harvest regional plants in order to formulate their signature wildcrafted body products. I took home the desert sage body wash, and body creme which are both organic and paraben free, and contain divine and healing ingredients such as oils of sesame, grapeseed, almond, sunflower, wheat germ, and coconut, aloe vera, cocoa butter, and grapefruit seed extract. We’ve already booked our “Month of Love” package for Valentines Day, which includes:
-One night’s Lodging for Two Guests
– Two 50-minute Essence of Ojo Custom Massages (one each)
– 50-minutes in a Romantic Private Outdoor Pool w/ Kiva Fireplace
– Unlimited Access to all Mineral Pools, Mud Area, Steam & Sauna
– Bottle of Wine or Sparkling Cider w/Signature Ojo Glasses and Chocolate Truffles
With the creation of a new mud pool area, and lithia pool, Ojo is growing and adapting to a larger customer base, and more unique visitor, all the while keeping sustainability and history in mind to preserve its ancient energy. Ojo has been so kind as to provide Go for the Gusto with a giveaway of a 50 minute private pool, and entry to the springs for one lucky reader. Please comment below with why you would like to win this awesome giveaway! Winner will be chosen and emailed next Wednesday…good luck!