After the Holiday Stroll on Friday, we took two much-needed days off and stayed in Santa Fe. On Sunday I had booked an hour in a private pool at Ojo Caliente. A new friend had given me a gift certificate. Thanks, Stacy!
It's the slow time of the year for them as well, and hardly anyone else was around. We had one of the Cliffside pools and the back was open to the view of the cliff. It was unseasonably warm (61 degrees on December 7th!), with no wind, so it was just delightful. It's like being in a wonderful hot tub, not too warm, not too cool.
We just had the basic private pool at Ojo Caliente. They have several outdoor pools with different minerals, mud baths, massages, and way more.
"Ojo Caliente" literally translates to "hot eye." I didn't find anything about why it was called that, although I suspect the "hot" refers to the hot mineral water coming from the ground, with the "eye" part probably a Native American reference.