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Welcome to Sierra County
New Mexico


Archive for Truth or Consequences

The Corner Center

Broadway Florist

Ingo’s Art Cafe

UPPGR: Unique Photography-Print-Gallery Retreats

Art&Soul: Hot Springs Artist Retreat

Wildflowers: art from the start

CASA Kids & Company

Farmers Market (May through October)

Sierra County Farmers Market

The Farmers Market opens annually on the Saturday of  Memorial Day Weekend and continues through October offering produce in season, baked goods, live music, body workers and other vendors. Accepted payments include EBT, DUFBs, and debit at the Farmers market table by the gazebo. Some vendors also accept credit cards. Cash in the form of small bills is preferred.

tips & toes Salon & boutique

Don’s Den

Old Brick Cafe

Monday – meatloaf
Tuesday – chicken fried steak
Wednesday – chile rellenos
Thursday – posole
Friday – fish fry
Saturday – pulled pork sandwiches

Integrative Intentions

Marcia McCoy Studio

Walmart Superstore

Tractor Supply Company

Xochis Bookstore & Gallery

When Pigs Fly

Vic’s BroadwayNewMexico

Sun Gallery

Starwalker Gems

Spectrum Pottery

SJOA Thrift Store

Second Hand Rose / Sacred Rose

Desert Archaic

Rio Bravo Fine Art / Don Pepe’s Gift Shop

Paws & Claws

Miner’s Claim

Martha’s Everchanging Gift Store

Light of the Soul

January’s Antiques and Collectibles

Go Wireless

Hot Springs Frame & Art Supply

Grapes Gallery

Golden Needle Tailor Shop & Boutique

Forget About It – Used Furniture & More

Me Gusta

White Water Weekends

Angel Remnants

La Paloma Too

Hoosier Hot Springs

Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.

Dust & Glitter

Dukatt ’71 Kustom Printed T-Shirts & More

Desert Flower Florist & Tuxedo

Davis Fleck United Pharmacy

Custom Home Furnishings

Birch Street Studio *

Cherrill’s Western Apparel

Bullock’s Grocery


Amin’s Home Furnishings

All That and More Thrift Store

A Touch of Yesterday

303 Gallery *

Community Thrift Store

Doggies in the Desert

Koala Tea CBD

Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

Truth or Consequences City Pool

The Truth or Consequences Municipal Municipal Pool is open for the 2018 season! The first swim of the 2018 pool season was on Saturday May 2, with a FREE OPEN SWIM from 1-5pm. Open swims will continue weekly, Wednesday through Sunday, from 1-5pm, through June 18.

friends of the City of T or C Swimming Pool

Michele’s Salon & Spa

Alissa and Company Spa

7he Center

Studio de la Luz

4th Street Computer Lab

Yellow Cottage in the Hot Springs District

Ace Lodge

Belair Inn

Birch Street Retreat

Birch Street Retreat is within walking distance of the hot springs district. Queen beds, coffee & tea, wireless but no television, laundry, kitchen.

Spa Services

Call 505-459-5607 to book.

“His Hands Massage” at Birch Street Retreat tailors treatments to your individual needs. Massage techniques include craniosacral therapy, Swedish massage, Somato emotional release, lymphatic drainage, and emotional freedom technique using acupressure points. Two lodging rooms are available for overnight guests. Body work is available lodging guests and the general public. Private soaks at Riverbend Hot Springs are an optional addition.

Blackstone Hotsprings

Originally built as a motor court; fully remodeled to open as luxury lodging and mineral baths in 2006. Eight rooms on the Blackstone Hot Springs main property—Roy Rogers, Babalu, Studio, Superman, Twilight Zone, Jetsons, Golden Girls, As The World Turns—have private in-room springs.


9am-9pm daily

Wet Room (indoors), Red Bath, Turquoise Bath, Yellow Bath:
$25 for 1 hour, 2 people maximum, $10 per person beyond 2; hot spring pool, geothermal steam room with powerful waterfall, and private shower area

Historic Baths:
$5 for ½ hour; 2 ceramic tile tubs for 1 or 2 people each

baths at Blackstone Hot Springs

Charles Motel & Hot Spring Spa

On average, 4-5 rooms are available for nightly rental at the Charles Motel & Hot Spring Spa. A one-hour soak is included with a room rental.

Spa & Soaking Info

8am – 9pm

Private baths (60 minutes):
$6 per person for individual indoor soaks
$10 per person / per hour for outdoor rooftop soaks, max 8 people
($8 per person for guests of the motel)

Indoors: private bathing stalls with tiled tubs; segregated by gender (4 women / 5 men)

Outdoors: two jetted whirlpool tubs, each in a private section on the rooftop

Call 575-894-7154 to arrange a detoxifying sweat wrap, massage therapy, or reflexology to complement your soak.

ladies baths at the Charles Motel & Spa

roof-top bath at the Charles Motel & Spa

neon sign at the Charles Motel & Spa in Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Comfort Inn & Suites

All guest rooms include 9-foot ceilings, refrigerators, dry bars, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, DVD players and 32-inch high-definition televisions.

Desert View Inn

Fire Water Lodge

Soaking & Spa Info

Fire Water Lodge offers free private baths for lodgers only. Robes are provided for your stay.

Six rooms at Fire Water have indoor baths; some are concrete, others are ceramic tile, one is stone & ceramic, one is metal. Each bath is in a private enclosed area. Two rooms have baths for use by that room’s occupants only.

There’s also one outdoor bath for general use by all lodgers on a first come / first served basis: it’s a jetted whirlpool bath in a private fenced-in area.

Appointments are available with a massage therapist who uses a blend of Western and Asian techniques. A reflexologist is also available by appointment.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Truth or Consequences is the newest and most modern hotel in the area. The 100% non-smoking facility is conveniently located off Interstate 25.

In addition to easy access to two lakes, three State Parks, and Spaceport America, guests will enjoy a selection of local dining and a variety of recreational activities such as golf, hunting and fishing.

Hotel amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet featuring a variety of signature hot items served daily; an indoor heated pool and whirlpool; a business center; a fitness area; and both wired and wireless high speed internet access.

Nestled off the banks of the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico, Holiday Inn Express’s centralized location offers convenient access to Las Cruces and Albuquerque. The location is also a short distance from T or C’s Historic Hot Springs District, downtown art galleries and shops, and local art studios.


Indian Springs

The bath house and cottages—formerly Langford Tourist Courts—have evolved over the years, and today are reminiscent of the tranquil mid-twentieth century. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come / first-served basis. Lodgers get two free half-hour baths per day. Nightly, weekly and monthly rentals are available.

Soaking Info

8am – 9pm daily
$4 per person for for a half hour bath
Baths are gravel-bottom, mostly natural flow, but a pump in the small bath maintains constant flow.

Small bath: 4×4′ can accommodate 1-2 people
Large bath: 6×8′ can accommodate up to 6 people

the smaller bath at Indian Springs in Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Indian Springs, hot mineral baths in Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Photo of Indian Springs: Moshe Koenick. Used with permission.

La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa

Unity, Nirvana, Serenity, Heartsong and Solace are among the 10 rooms available to La Paloma lodgers. Guests enjoy free unlimited 24-hour access to the bathhouse during their stay. Spacious suites, graciously appointed with oversize furniture, include 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Soaking & Spa Info

10am-10pm daily for non-lodgers

Walk-in soaks are $6 per person per ½ hour; $10 per person for 1 hour
Natural flowing hot mineral baths with temperatures from 98-115 degrees
clothing optional indoor baths, suits required in the public (communal) LongHouse
Show your ID, get a free soak on your birthday
Bathhouse is whisper quiet
4 pools are just for feet; 2 pools are for 2 people each; 3 pools are for up to 5 people

La Paloma works with a number of local therapists to provide a long list of spa treatments: reiki, facials, pedicures, astrology readings, tarot readings, acupressure, deep muscle therapy, cranio sacral therapy, cupping, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Swedish massage, sports therapy, Shiatsu, lymph drainage, pre- and post-operation therapy, prenatal massage, couples massage, foot massage, and geriatric massage.

Pelican Spa

Thirty-two rooms are spread across several properties, all in downtown Truth or Consequences. Dogs are welcome for an extra fee of $25 per night for the first dog, $15 per night for the 2nd. All rooms have kitchenettes or kitchens.

Soaking Info

Guests have unlimited access to 5 concrete tubs. 4 of these baths can accommodate a couple, 1 can accommodate up to 6 people.

Walk-ins are welcome Sunday through Thursday from 9am-9pm, except holidays. Cost to soak is $6 for 45 minutes.

One of the 29 rooms has a mineral bath in the room.

Contact the office for massage / body work referrals.

Riverbend Hot Springs

Riverbend has 13 rooms available to lodgers. Lodging guests enjoy free, unlimited access to the public pool area during pool hours (check-in to 10pm, and from 8-10am on the day of their check-out).

1 or 2 dogs weighing under 20 pounds are allowed for an extra fee. There’s even an outdoor “Canine Cabana” for dogs to hang out in.

Soaking Info

8am-10pm daily

7 baths: Apache, Cielo, Navajo, Rio, Tewa, Tierra, Zuni
Sessions are 50 minutes
Walk-ins: $15 per person per session
Lodging guests: $10 per person per session

One concrete and stone structure split into three different temperatures; five separate stone pools, each with its own temperature
$12 per hour for walk-ins includes access to the public pool area, deck, patio, and sauna
Free for lodgers

Call ahead or pre-book soaks online!

Rocket Inn

Rocket Inn has water bottles, greeting cards, and zipper bags available for purchase in the lobby.

robot pinball game in the Rocket Inn Lobby
lodging at the Rocket Inn in Truth or Consequences
rooms at Rocket Inn, Truth or Consequences New Mexico
accommodations at Rocket Inn, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Lodgers get one half-hour soak each “day” of their stay (so a one-night stay comes with 2 soaks).

There are 17 rooms in total (not including the Casita) available at the Lodge. Two downstairs rooms have mineral water in the bathtubs. All the rooms have large “sunken” bathtubs. Upstairs, a 2-room suite has a jetted bathtub – but not hot spring water.

Soaking & Spa Info

Lodging guest pool access: 7am – 10:45pm
Walk-in guests, weekends / high-season: 8am – 5pm
Walk-in guests, weekdays / off-season: 8am – 7 or 8pmBaths are free for lodging guests.
Walk-ins pay $25 for the 1st person and $5 for each additional person.

2 stamped concrete baths, each accommodating 1-2 people; 1 large ceramic tile bath can accommodate up to 8 people

1 large stucco & tile bath under a pergola that accommodates up to 4

Services offered include deep tissue, hot stone, and couples massage, reflexology, lymphatic, myofascial release, and energy balancing. Massage appointments range from 30 to 90 minutes. Body polish, aromatherapy, and wrap treatments are also offered.

The spa also has a signature facial treatment, as well as other types of facials, warm oil scalp massage, foot massage, and back skin care treatment. Appointments may be customized with add-ons including aromatherapy, neck and back, and feet or hand treatments.

National Geographic Travel lists Sierra Grande as a top ecological hotel

Trail Motel

Pet policy: dogs only.

Bedroxx Bowling & Family Fun Center

Movie Theaters

El Cortez Theater on Main Street in Truth or Consequences NM

The historic El Cortez Theater, at 415 Main Street in Truth or Consequences (corner of Main and Foch) shows first-run films weekly.

The El Cortez was built in 1935; its new owners reopened the theater in 2007.

Tickets are $6 per person. To find out what’s playing, call 575-894-4914 or check out their Facebook page: El Cortez on Facebook.

Hunger Games at the El Cortez Theater in Truth or Consequences NM

photo of the El Cortez: Moshe Koenick

Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences

Veterans Memorial Park is located just west of the New Mexico State Veterans Home.

Within the park are several attractions including the Hamilton Military Museum, the Walk of Education, and other tributes to Veterans and the wars in which they served.

The primary focal point of the park is “The Wall” — a half-sized replica of Washington DC’s Vietnam Wall memorial, one of several smaller walls that traveled the country beginning in the mid-1990s, and a must-see for service members of every age.

The Walk of Education, located just south of the Wall, is a walkway forming the shape of a Congressional Medal of Honor. Along the path are 16 markers commemorating each conflict in which the U.S. has been involved since 1775.

Two eye-catching murals, located on the exterior of the Hamilton Military Museum, are easily visible from Broadway. The first was painted in 2011 as a tribute to the Vietnam conflict, and the other, added in 2012, is a reproduction of the famous  WWII image “Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima.”

The Park hosts several events every year, including a special event every Veterans’ Day Weekend. From 2003 to 2017, “The Run for the Wall” brought bikers and veterans together for a motorcycle/poker run, vendors, games, and more.

There’s no bike run in 2018; instead, on Veterans’ Day Weekend of 2018, a new granite version of the half-size replica will be dedicated in a special ceremony.

Run for the Wall, Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences

Hamilton Military Museum at Veterans Memorial Park

The Hamilton Museum is named for Dianne Hamilton, and contains displays ranging from a military button collection to Buffalo Soldier memorabilia. There are numerous exhibits focusing on local military heroes.

entrance to the Hamilton Military Museum at Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

display of military caps at Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

displays honoring local heroes at Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

exhibit on Operation Iraqi Freedom at the Hamilton Military Museum at Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

display honoring women in the service at Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Time Magazine cover - Was the Vietnam War Worth The Price? - displayed at Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Valhalla Wall of Warriors, Veterans Memorial Park, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Geronimo Springs Museum

exhibits at the Geronimo Springs Museum

The Geronimo Springs Museum constructs a comprehensive history of the county and its inhabitants. Collections include everything from fossils to a world-class pottery exhibit to historic Hispanic and Apache artifacts. The museum, a popular community resource, presents a thought-provoking monthly speaker series.

Permanent exhibits include the Southwestern pottery collection, mostly in the famous Mimbres and Tularosa style, dating from A.D. 200 to A.D. 1350. A life-size wax statue of Geronimo dominates the Apache room; artifacts, photographs and information about Apache life fill the space.

An authentic Miner’s Cabin, dismantled in the nearby Black Range Mountains and painstakingly reassembled on museum grounds, contains relics of the early mining industry. In the Ralph Edwards Room, the game show host, his television show, and the Fiesta he fostered are featured in regal fashion. Visitors can even watch an episode of the famous program that started it all.

Geronimo Springs Museum Gift Shop

The Geronimo Springs Museum Gift Shop houses shelves of books, t-shirts for the grandkids, cards, jewelry, and collectibles. Local honey is sold here in season.

Kachina dolls in the gift shop at the Geronimo Springs Museum

A & B Drive-In

A & B Drive-In - great Mexican and American food plus delicious milkshakes and malts in Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Elephant Butte Chili Cookoff

Tie on an apron and get into the competition with your best red or green!

First, second and third prizes will awarded in both categories. Prizes will also given for People’s Choice and Showmanship. Fees to enter range from $20 for “novices” to enter in one category all the way up to $60 for “professionals” to enter in both categories.

Attendees can get a tasting cup ($2 to taste as much chili as desired) and cast their votes. Prizes are awarded at around 9pm.

Businesses are invited to sponsor entrants for $100. Please note the change of venue and start time! Formerly held at the lake, the cook-off has been moved to the Elephant Butte Community Center, and starts at 5pm!

cooks at the Elephant Butte Chili Challenge

Fiesta Golf Tournament

One day only. 2-man team format, limited to 40 paid teams. All flights net, mixed teams and senior players welcome. Teams are flighted by committee. Special favors and awards.

Cost: $50 per player

Contact: Terry Taylor, terrytaylor1010@gmail.com, 575-894-2603.

La Cocina / Hot Stuff

compuesta from La Cocina Hot Stuff

Los Arcos Steak & Lobster

Pacific Grill

Passion Pie Cafe

The Restaurant at Sierra Grande Lodge

Point Blanc Winery, Tap Room & Pizzeria

Bowling at Bedroxx Family Fun Center

license plated guitar at Point Blanc Winery Taproom and Pizzeria inside Bedroxx Family Fun Center