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.
Monday – meatloaf
Tuesday – chicken fried steak
Wednesday – chile rellenos
Thursday – posole
Friday – fish fry
Saturday – pulled pork sandwiches
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.
Birch Street Retreat is within walking distance of the hot springs district. Queen beds, coffee & tea, wireless but no television, laundry, kitchen.
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.
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.
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
$5 for ½ hour; 2 ceramic tile tubs for 1 or 2 people each
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 has water bottles, greeting cards, and zipper bags available for purchase in the lobby.
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.
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.
Pet policy: dogs only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!