Friday, April 18, 2008


I remember when: guess at 61 I am now old enough to tell oldtimers stories. I used to work in a bathhouse in Jemez Springs, N.M. I think the year was 1973. So I went online tonight and found the town has expanded and the bathhouse is going strong. So here is some of what I found:
The Jemez Springs BathHouse Mission Statement
The Jemez Springs Bath House is committed to reflecting the tranquility of the Valley by nurturing the health and well being of the mind, body and spirit through its services and products.
About Us
The Jemez Springs Bath House offers massage and alternative therapy by licensed therapists in private treatment rooms. Herbal sweat wraps are also available. A sign before you enter lists the 20 minerals and gases present in the water. The naturally occurring minerals in the Jemez water are acid carbonate, aluminum, calcium, chloride, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicate, sodium and sulphate.
The lobby offers an excellent selection of bath and beauty products, gifts, and also provides information on local points of interests.
Contact Us
©Copyright 2006 Jemez Springs Bathhouse All Rights ReservedFor more information feel free to Contact Us
I remember when Tommy ran the place and I worked for her. It was fun work and pretty much as listed above without the beauty and bath products and gifts.
I left this job when I fell in love with Jack Baldwin and moved to Utah with him as he followed the oil field jobs.
Jemez Springs Bathhouse
In summers past the Jemez Springs Bath House became the hub of the Valley, with people coming from miles around to take advantage of the healing powers of the natural hot mineral springs. Tents sprung up making a tent town. The bathhouse had a large swimming pool fed by the hot mineral springs for all to enjoy but has since been filled in. Many wish the pool was still there, but the large cement tubs still afford comfort to those who still seek the healing waters. The Jemez Springs Bath House is a State Historical Site, over a 100 years old.
Presently the bath house is owned and operated by the Village of Jemez Springs. There are eight large concrete tubs each separately enclosed for privacy. The tubs are filled with 100% mineral water from the natural hot springs using a combination of hot and cold water. The cold water is cooled in large outdoor tanks located outside next to the bath house.

Jemez Springs Bath House062 Jemez Springs PlazaJemez Springs, New Mexico 87025(505) 829-3303
toll free 1-866-204-8303

I am just surprised at all the new places to stay in this little mountain town.

Places to EatHere are some favorite places to eat:Los Ojos Restaurant & SaloonA true old west waterin' hole with a full bar. Home of the Famous Jemez hamburger, prime rib served every Friday and Saturday. Live music by local musicians. (505) 829-3547Deb's Deli & MercantileYep, its rustic country food New Mexico style. The closest you'll come to Pacific Northwest style high charged coffee without a plane ticket. (505) 829-3829Consetta's RestaurantAuthentic Italian dining at reasonable prices. The kitchen is open so patrons can watch Luigi Leggiero whip up pizzas, lasagna or one of the weekly specials. (505) 829-4455Laughing Lizard CafeAdelicious healthy homemade meals served in the main dining room or the outdoor deck. (505) 829-3108

When I was here there was only the Los Ojos bar and then the American Legion Club where I bartended, cooked and waitressed on Thursdays every week. Jack and I met at the Los Ojos and he cared for Mike when I worked at the Legion.
The places to stay really rocked my world as I read a long list. Ustabee that a tent by the river was good...
Places to Stay
Dancing Bear Bed and Breakfast- Charming river retreat off the beaten path from Albuquerque. It has four guest rooms, each with a private bath, TV and VCR. (505) 829-3336 or 1-(800) 422-3271
Desert Willow Bed and Breakfast- On the banks of the Jemez River with beautifully groomed grounds featuring a sculptured garden. The Desert Willow has two rooms and the Dragonfly Cottage next door.(505) 829-3410
Cañon del Rio - guests can leisurely stroll the winding paths to the river. Sit down a spell and enjoy the fresh air. The Cañon del Rio has six air-conditioned rooms each with private baths. An apartment with equipped kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom w/Jacuzzi is available.
Casa Blanca- Fish in your own backyard. Adobe home with vigas and kiva fireplace. Complete kitchen (pots & linens), Sunny master bedroom with queen bed. Riverfront terraced yard, private retreat house. (505) 829-3579
The Laughing Lizard Cafe & Inn- Four individually decorated, comfortable rooms with private bath and shower. Next door enjoy homemade meals- some great vegetarian dishes, traditional to tofu, desserts, and espresso,in the historic adobe Laughing Lizard Cafe. Daily specials. Great place to mingle with friends. (505) 829-3108
Jemez Canyon Inn- Rustic but clean five rooms are available at affordable rates, courtyard with BBQ,fishing hiking, hot springs, nearby. Billy and Don are friendly hosts.(505) 829-3254
The Jemez Mountain Inn- Located in the heart of the village of Jemez Springs, this is the perfect departure point for pleasant day trips to Northern New Mexico's most prized recreational, historical, and scenic sites. Phone: 1-888-819-1075 (Toll Free)
Elk Mountain Lodge- Located north of Jemez Springs in La Cueva, the lodge has five luxury rooms. A very classy romantic hideaway. (505) 829-3159 or 1-(800) 815-2859
La Cueva Lodge- Located north of Jemez Springs the lodge offers 15 modern rooms on the San Antonio River. The lodge offers senior citizen, commercial and winter rates. (505) 829-3814 or 1-(877)-838-3830
Trail's End RV Park- Located 1 mile west of Rte-4 on Hwy-126 La Cueva, Trail's End offers 14 sites in forested setting with full hookups. (505) 829-4072 eMail:
Other Notable Links...
Village of Jemez Springs The "official" web site for the Village of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Contains events, links, business listings.
Giggling Springs Natural Hot Mineral Water Outdoor Soaking Pool, "Your Destination for Relaxation!". The property and hot springs pool are located along the Jemez River (a natural 'cold plunge'!), in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. The property is the site of the oldest bath house in the area, which was built sometime in the mid to late 1800's. Giggling Springs 40 Abousleman Loop Jemez Springs, NM 87025 (505) 829-9175
A Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage Therapeutic Massage for Women. Specializing in womens wellness. The focus is on relieving chronic pain symptoms in the body and restoring balance. 12 unser Blvd., Suite J Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505.249.1511
So now I am so Psyched to go there and revisit my past with the additions of a better room with a view!
Which one of you readers wants to go too...???