Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa Weekend

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to share my weekend adventure with you all. After a month of being on the road traveling for work (more on eating heathy on the road later) I really wanted to get away, unplug, and rewind for a weekend. While I’ve been meaning to plan a solo trip again sometime, this weekend happened to be our anniversary as well so I convinced C to come along and spend time together.

And we went too…

  
Ojo Caliente! This was both our first times there and I booked a room and spa package to try and get the full effect. We arrived Friday evening, just a 2 hour drive from Albuquerque. Our room was a Pueblo Suite which included a kitchette and lovely back patio.    

 We also had access to a private community pool only open to guests staying in the suites. 
 

Upon arrival, I promptly ran to go get a massage – don’t normally get massages (other than muscle therapy related) but it was very relaxing. While I relaxed, C headed to grab seats at their wine bar where we also ordered a lighter dinner – I ordered a salad and pizza (yay, leftovers). After dinner we had a reservation for our own private pool – I didn’t get any pictures because it was really dark. We enjoyed a great view of the stars and had a crackling fireplace to light our soak.  

 

That next morning we had breakfast at the Artesian Restaurant onsite. I had a made-to-order omelet with spinach, turkey sausage, and mushrooms. Breakfast was then followed by another spa treatment. 
  
After the spa, I headed over to a yoga class in a yurt!

  
  
C, who does yoga stretching almost every day on his own, joined me for what was his first (and probably last) yoga class. 🙂 He’s a great sport. I still refuse to try mountain biking with him. 
  
For the afternoon, we headed in to Taos to check out the Halloween festivities. On the way we drove over the Rio Grande Gorge. 

   
   
Taos already has snow!  

We stopped first to do some wine tasting at the Black Mesa Winery. Thanks to some very generous tasting pours, we bought a few bottles to take home. 

  
We continued to walk through the plaza and find a place for dinner – Byzantium. Super cute inside with only 7 tables. I had the pork tenderloin with the lemon chicken sides – just couldn’t seem to want to make up my mind. 

  
Later that night we went for a last soak in the mineral pools. 

  
Sunday morning, thanks to the time change, we went out on an early morning hike before breakfast.

  
I tried to do a little healthier for breakfast with a pot of Earl Grey and oatmeal. 

   
 All in all it was a fantastic weekend!

  
Happy 3 Years with this guy!

  
Cheers!

  
  

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