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“Enchanting mountain town ideal weekend destination” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jemez Springs, NM
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6 reviews
4 helpful votes
“Enchanting mountain town ideal weekend destination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2010

Jemez Springs, New Mexico is a perfect weekend get-away from Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Featuring natural mineral hot springs, great fishing spots, and endless hiking trails, it is a place of great natural beauty and rich history. Over 3 million visitors a year pass through this unique scenic by-way.

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Phoenix, Az
1 review
2 helpful votes
“Jemez Springs! Amazing little place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2008

Jemez Springs is a tiny little town near Rancho Rio and Santa Fe. It's full of red rocks, mountains, aspens, and creeks. It has a rich history for being a hot spot for traveling pioneers, famous cowboys and writers visiting the area for it's natural hot springs. This town still offers it's legendary medicinal hot spring experience to travelers and regulars alike. Such a place is called the Giggling Springs. A adorably rugged and thoughtful place built on historic ground of the hot spring bath house that partially still stands today. The Owners, Tanya Struble and Terese Councilor have built the place themselves using local wood, artifacts and rocks that lay there. Terese, an amazing artist herself has adorned the little houses with her paintings and embellishments. The hot spring itself is a gorgeous natural tub of stones and rocks that blend in with the surroundings of tall grasses and wildflowers. Of course, even in the winter, it's an exhilerating experience taking a hot steamy bath with blankets of white glistening snow surrounding you. The is also a store on the grounds that feature gift items you can't find anywhere else. Lotions, mineral oils, and candles made by local artists. Artwork from various artists including handpainted postcards, sculptures, and clothing.
In the area of Jemez, there are plenty of places to stay, of course nothing comercial. All the inns and hotel rooms are owned by the residents who take good care of you in the beautiful and fun themed rooms they offer. There is a local saloon with it's original celing tile riddles with bullets from the days of cowboys and westerners toting guns and firing at the roof. A few restaraunts, stores for the outdoorsy types and fun local people make this place worth staying a day or two.
on a personal note, there is nothing like the western sky at night. Here in Jemez Springs, stooped on your porch, marvel at the stars and the milky way. You will see a sky, you never knew existed.

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Newport Beach, CA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
“Speed Trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2007

Quiet little village, local NM state trooper sits outside his office with a radar gun to catch the unwary motorist - the village speed limit is 25 mph.

The loop through the Jemez Mountains is a scenic byway (NM 4). With the exception of Bandelier National Monument, the high road to Taos is much more scenic and interesting. having driven both, I'd say don't waste gas on a trip through Jemez Springs.

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