Sometimes, you need to step away from your hectic life to rest and relax with your significant other. Across New Mexico, you'll discover hotels and resorts with amenities like spas and saunas, all geared toward couples. Prepare for a romantic getaway at these 10 great hotels and resorts in the Land of Enchantment.
A stay here is all about pampering and privacy. This quiet resort is tucked away in the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with spectacular views of the Rio Grande River Valley. Stay in one of the elegant casitas and you’ll feel miles away from the hubbub of the world. Indulge yourself with in-casita dining, stargaze from a secluded patio or snuggle inside by the piñon wood fire. This in and of itself makes for a romantic getaway, but complete the experience with time spent in a couples’ spa experience—after an open air soak, sauna, and whole body massage you’ll head home relaxed and reconnected.
Say the word spa and it evokes feelings of rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit. Add in the term resort and that conjures up images of spacious rooms, five-star dining, and activities that help you unwind. You’ll find exactly this combination at Ojo Caliente. It’s the perfect environment for time away together. Check in to one of the secluded cottages and celebrate quiet time with each other. Soak in one of the private outdoor mineral pools shoulder-to-shoulder, in the warmth of the sun or under starlit night skies. Take a walk or a hike—there’s 1,000 acres to explore. Rediscover each other.
This is a place for couples—no children under 12 are allowed and groups are limited. There are whisper zones and silent hours that reinforce the concept of meditative serenity and indulgent relaxation. Situated right on the banks of the Rio Grande River, these geothermal hot springs, first used by the Native Americans, have been a therapeutic destination for hundreds of years. There are open-air river side rock pools with spectacular views of Turtleback Mountain and private pools for quiet time together. Spend a night or more in a private casita, courtyard suite or a modest artist room. Check for special romance packages.
This resort bills itself as an oasis in the middle of the desert. It is indeed that, a haven of therapeutic water and a refuge. It is also, unequivocally, in the middle of nowhere. This is a place to get-away-from-it-all, to get back in touch with each other and find your relationship equilibrium. The private pools, all with warm healing waters, are fenced and secluded. The cabins are rustic as are the rooms in the historic adobe casita. However, the setting is so serene it’s easy to overlook the simple amenities and enjoy the primitive ambience.
Omotenashi, the spirit of Japanese hospitality, is pervasive here. The concept, to entertain guests wholeheartedly, is embodied in the spa, the dining and the lodging. Spa amenities can include a soak in a private hot tub, a relaxing shiatsu massage and skin care and herbal wrap treatments, all of which can be done together. A unique selection of rooms is available for a small number of guests, creating an environment of undisturbed tranquility. Meals are in the izakaya manner—small plates perfect for two. You’ll leave filled with a sense of harmony.
There are only two rooms available as lodging here and they’re for adults only—no children or pets allowed. This is the place to rekindle that lovin’ feeling. Room balconies offer spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and overlook the historic Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Station. Escape to the mountains for a walk through vibrant forests or stay in for a private massage and spa treatment for two. Room amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, feather light pillows, a spa bathroom that brings the outdoor in with its river rock decor and a bounty of snacks and refreshments.
This is an experience that creates memories you won’t soon forget. The fragrance of 25 acres of lavender fields wafts across this historic setting that’s been refurbished and renovated. It now has luxurious guest rooms and a field-to-fork dining experience complete with mouthwatering seasonal, organic ingredients. There’s a romance package that adds a little bit of sweet, savory and bubbly indulgence to a stay here. Wandering through the gardens, sitting quietly in the fountain courtyard or enjoying the galaxy of stars from a private patio together is encouraged.
It’s a good bet that a resort that designates a room as “The Romantic Room” knows how to create an unforgettable visit. It begins with a luxurious, yet cozy room complete with kiva-style fireplace, sky-light and enormously comfortable bed. Next, is a gourmet made-to-order breakfast delivered to your room. Finally, enjoy a couples’ massage at the spa or in the privacy of your room. This beautiful retreat combines the charm of a bed and breakfast with the relaxing benefits of a spa and the natural beauty found in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
In any season, this is a place to unwind, far enough away from town to feel like you’re away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to go out for dinner, or get groceries and stay in and cook. Each of the four available cabins, there are also lodge rooms, come with a private deck, full kitchenette, fireplace and an outdoor tub for soaking up the area ambiance. The mountains are nearby, the Ruidoso River is a short walk away and there’s easy access to all the activities the Upper Canyon area has to offer. This is a great place for a weekend get-away, anniversary celebration or just right for a two-person hideaway retreat.
If you’ve ever wondered how the ancestral Puebloans lived in the cliff dwellings found throughout the Four Corners area, book a night here and find out. This man-made cave sits 70 feet below the surface, overlooks the lovely La Plata River Valley 250 feet below and faces west for spectacular sunset panoramas. Its remote location is literally perched on the side of a cliff. This awe-inspiring experience is coupled with a well-appointed living space complete with a fully-stocked kitchen, replica kiva fireplace, waterfall-style shower and a balcony with views comparable to an eagle’s aerie. The only sounds you’ll hear are the wind and the chirping of chipmunks … and maybe each other.