I’ve got a couple of free hours today, and I don’t hardly know what to do with myself. I’ve thought about vacuuming, or cleaning our bathroom, but I cannot pull myself off the couch. Every muscle in my body is talking to me, and the thought of moving anything but my fingers is less than appealing …and Law & Order SVU is on.
As I was trying to find something productive to do with my free time, I realized I never wrote our “Guide to Northern New Mexico” post.
So let’s do this.
About an hour north of Santa Fe, is a little town called Ojo Caliente. Funny story – When The Carnivore went on his elk hunt last year, he drove through Ojo Caliente and noticed the resort/mineral springs. Neither of us had ever heard of it before we booked our stay. I was telling some of the girls at the yoga studio where we were going, and turns out, Ojo Caliente is a pretty popular spot with the Norman, OK, yoga teachers!
We booked the Pueblo Suite at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa. The resort has 7 “public” pools, a few private pools, and the Kiva Pool which is only accessible to guests in the suites (that’s why we booked a suite).
Our room was perfect…
…complete with a Kiva fireplace and piñon logs. The fireplace was magical during the cool, mountain nights.
Directly through our backdoor was the entrance to our private pool.
We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant at the resort, The Artesian. It was perfect a mix of New Mexican favorites and vegan/gluten-free options.
We also spent some time pool hopping in the resort’s 7 other mineral springs.
The only thing I didn’t get to do while I was there was take a yoga class…next time.
If lounging/relaxing is your thing go check out Ojo Caliente!
I wish I could take credit for our Santa Fe itinerary. One of my best friends is a Santa Fe regular, so she sent me a list of all her favorite places.
We stayed at LaPosada de Santa Fe. The location was perfect, right on The Plaza. The hotel grounds were beautiful, and our room was super comfortable.
Our favorite restaurants were The Pink Adobe, The Shed, and Cafe Pasqual’s. I tried different dishes at every restaurant. My adventurous husband got the same chicken enchiladas at every restaurant we went to – chicken enchiladas, no onions, Christmas style (red & green sauce). According to his palette, The Shed’s chicken enchiladas totally reign supreme. For dessert, you have to go to Kakawa Chocolate House. No matter how full you are, stop by and get a goat cheese truffle. I know what you’re thinking, goat cheese? Trust me. My husband loved it too.
However, if you love Oklahoma mexican food, don’t go to New Mexico. It will ruin your queso and refried bean obsession forever. You’ve been warned.
Click here to read about our trip to The Land of Enchantment.