Natural Hot Mineral Water Outdoor Soaking Pool
Your Destination for Relaxation!
The rich, therapeutic mineral water at The
Giggling Springs initiates from deep beneath the Valles Caldera about
17 miles up the mountain. (The Valles Caldera Preserve is an
inverted volcano that long ago exploded sending rocks as far away as
Kansas!) Ancient sea water, constantly heated by the geothermal
activity there, flows down the mountain underground, finding its way
to the surface near the river here. It is interesting to note that
although there are other hot springs in the Jemez forest, they are
from a completely different aquifer that is fed by rainwater, and due
to the short time the water spends in the Earth, they contain little
to no minerals, making them not nearly as healing and
therapeutic as the special water we are blessed with!
See our "Minerals" page for the mineral
content of the water.
in Summer! (left) Pool in Winter!
The property and hot springs pool are located along the Jemez River, in
the village of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. This is the site of the oldest bath house in the area. It was built
sometime in the mid to late 1800's, and its weathered old bones still
stand at the end
of the driveway hearkening back to a time when people took the
stagecoach from Albuquerque to "take the waters" in hopes of
healing what ailed them. The stagecoach took the same beautiful drive
to get here that you will! Highway 4 is part of the Jemez
Mountain Trail, and has been designated both a National and State
Scenic and Historical Byway.
Giggling Springs is the closest hot spring to
Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.
The pool near the river was cemented in
early 2010 and the natural hot spring
pool was originally enclosed with dry stacked natural red rock, in the way of the ancient
that once roamed this area. Looking up from the pool, you'll see the beautiful
cliffs of Virgin Mesa and the clear blue skies that New Mexico is famous
for. The 'decking' around the pool is done with flagstone and the landscaping
is natural, with sun flowers popping up around the pool in the summer
time. Next to the pool are two hand made 'ramadas' (shade
structures made out of vigas and latillas), that were built by the owners, including
hand carved posts of the tree spirits, carvings of the Runes,
symbols of wisdom), an Aquarius mermaid over the Pisces fish, (marking
current time), and the healing symbol of the caduceus, (the entwined
serpents). About 20 feet to the south
and west of the pool runs
the Jemez River, with its softly flowing water sounds lulling you into
even deeper relaxation.
The actual pool is approximately 20' x 30' (freeform
shape) and is for therapeutic soaking, not for recreational use. The
source temperature is 139 degrees F, but the pool is maintained at a
comfortable 102-104 degrees. You
or older to buy a pass, and swim suits are required. The "not too
big" size of the pool naturally limits the number of soakers, so you'll
be certain to have plenty of room to yourself in there!
On June 11th, 2010, we installed an
Oxygen Inversion System in the
pool. It bubbles in the
middle of the pool, giving the pool a "Jacuzzi" kind of
feeling as it disinfects the pool water continuously, and naturally.
This complements our ultraviolet light and ionization systems that also
disinfect the water. We do not use chemicals in our pool, so rest
assured when you are taking the waters here you are soaking up the
healing minerals and not harsh chemicals!
One Hour Property Pass - $18.00/person
Two Hour Property Pass - *$30.00/person
*SPECIAL! (Most popular).
The "Soak it in!" Property Pass - $60.00/person
(This pass allows you to come and go from 11am until 4pm.
Towel Rental - $2.00 each
Robe Rental - $5.00 each
Package #1: 1 Hour Soak + 1 Towel - $20/person
Package #2: 1 Hour Soak + 1 Towel Rental + 1 Robe Rental -
Package #3: 2 Hour Soak + 1 Towel Rental - $32/person
Package #4: 2 Hour Soak + 1 Towel Rental + 1 Robe Rental -
Package #5: Day Pass (11am-4pm, subject to availability)
+ 1 Towel Rental + 1 Robe Rental - $66/person
Luxury, Reclining Massage Chair $1/minute (Typical session 15
Therapy Bar Only $1/minute up to 15 minutes. (Excellent therapy
issues, energy, muscles, brain, cells, headaches, etc.)
Reserve the pool privately! Call for rates and details.
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Gift Certificates are available! They're great
for any occasion, and your friends and family will love you for getting
them one...just call us and we'll even send it for you!
If you choose to buy
the All Day Pass, you may come and go until 4pm. It's a wonderful place to relax in a hammock near the river with a good
book, and if you get
hungry, there are restaurants within walking distance. If you
need to de-stress, come for an hour...if you REALLY need
to de-stress, plan to spend the day! Our most popular pass is the
Giggling Springs is a four season business, and each
season offers its own magical and unique natural attributes. Summer
always a beautiful time of the year here, but don't forget that Hot
Springs are equally, if not more, enjoyable in cool weather! There
like warming yourself in a natural outdoor mineral pool when the snow
is falling or the golden autumn leaves are softly wafting from the
trees! Spring time is a wonderful
time for cleansing, and the hot mineral water will most definitely
aid you in any physical and/or spiritual cleansing.
This is not your typical 'day-spa'. This is
a place to be nurtured, rejuvenated and reopened by Mother Nature and
Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The atmosphere is casual and
friendly, and it is easy to lose your cares and concerns while sitting
in a floating chair in the spring - watching the clouds in the sky form pictures
just for you as a cool breeze brushes over and the sound of the river
lulls you into some kind of otherworldly trance-like state. The most common
comments from people leaving here are that the place is 'magical'
and that they 'just never want to
Visit us often and receive the amazing, natural benefits of Mother
Nature (our Resident Therapist) all year long! The waters are calling you...this is Your
Destination for Relaxation!
Contact us for information at (575) 829-9175 and email at Giggle@GigglingSprings.com
Call for reservations as our email is not secure for c/c's.
Read our policies in the "What to Bring/Policies" section of the
website (link below) in order to make your check-in faster when you get here!
YouTube Video, Click Here! http://www.youtube.com/Giggling
We do not offer accommodations here on the property, but there are
several wonderful places to stay in the area. Please go to www.JemezSprings.org
for more information on the area and to choose where to stay. We
highly recommend The Elk Mountain Lodge for a peaceful B&B
stay--it's located about 9 miles up the mountain in the ponderosa
you'd would like to be within walking distance of our place, the closest
places are The
Jemez Mountain Inn (next door), The Laughing Lizard (across the street).
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Hours of Operation: 11 am until 5 pm on Wednesdays thru Sundays. ( So last 1 hour soak starts at
We are CLOSED on Mondays and all
Tuesdays for routine maintenance. We also close on some Holidays,
and open on Mondays for others--any changes to the schedule will
always be posted both here on the website, and on our FaceBook
This is an outdoor pool, so we are
also somewhat dependent on weather. We close for Thunderstorms but
many pass by quickly. If
there is lightening in the area, we will ask you to step out of
the pool (come to the porch, or go to the Shower house), and wait
for it to pass--this usually ends up being 5-10 minutes.
Reservations are strongly
space is limited! We limit the number of people in at one time, unless you are part of a group
reservation and want to be together. This is for your comfort and
benefit. You'll never have to feel like your sharing your therapeutic
soak with 100 other people here!
Please note that Reservations are *required* at or after
5 pm. If there is no one in the pool after 5 pm, and we have no
reservations, please be aware that we may close early. However, we
will be happy to stay open for you if you let us know you're coming!
How To Get Here: From
Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, Take I-25
North to 550 NW (exit 242 in Bernalillo) to Hwy 4 North (in San Ysidro).
Stay on Hwy 4 until you come to The Village of Jemez Springs. We
are located on the west side (left) across from The Laughing
Lizard. We have a small driveway that runs along the south side of
The Jemez Mountain Inn, and some people find it easy to miss--if you
pass The Stage Stop Restaurant and Los Ojos Saloon, you've gone too far! If you
are coming from Santa Fe or Taos,
directions are the same, except that you will be on I-25 South to
Bring your friends and family
and share the ride! Or take the bus! Go here for bus schedule: www.riometro.org
Pick up at the I-25/550 rail runner station
and drops you off one block from our place at the Village Park.
Look for Sandoval County Express.
Loop / PO Box 60
Springs, NM 87025
Giggling Springs Going Greener!
Here at The Giggling Springs, we try to do things that are good for
customers and our planet. The following information highlights some of
the things we've done and are doing here that help make us a Green
Business, as well as just general news about our place that may be of
interest to our guests.
First of all, we do not use chlorine or chemicals in our pool. Our pool
drains to the Jemez River, and chlorine isn't good for the fish, but
neither is it good for people! We use ultraviolet light, high
tech ionizers, and an oxygen inversion system to disinfect the water.
come here to "take the waters" you can be certain that you are soaking up the healing
minerals from the water, and not harsh disinfectants!
We've set up a recycling center near the pool where we separate plastic
and aluminum from the trash and take it to the recycling center.
We use energy efficient light bulbs in our buildings, and have
motion sensors on the lights in the Shower House so that they are only
"on" when someone actually needs them!
News about the old Bath House building on
our property: April
2012. The original Bath House of
Jemez Springs (pictured in the pihoto to left) built in the mid 1800's, and located at The Giggling
Springs (end of the driveway) has won a nomination to be put on The Most
Endangered Places List for 2012 by The Historical Preservation Alliance! The building and its rich history will be
exposed to people and organizations that may be interested in preserving
the building. If you are interested in
assisting, let us know.
Project: During 2007, and into 2008, we
partnered with Sandia Labs of Albuquerque, NM to design a heating system for
all four of the buildings on our property where we could utilize the geothermal heat from
the natural hot water here instead of our propane heaters. Included in that design was a way of using the water to pre-heat the water in
water heaters, too. On April 2nd, 2009, we received an award for
We Won "The
SBA New Mexico Innovative Business Award" on
April 2nd, 2009! We were one
of 10 New Mexico businesses to receive it, and we got it because of our use of the geothermal water to heat the buildings on
our property--the project referred to above. We worked with Rich
Jepson of Sandia Labs of Albuquerque for the
design and technical assistance in figuring out the use of the water temperature,
and how it affects the btu's, the flow rates of the spring and the
system and their impact and how much we needed to get the required btu's
for the square footage in each building. Once that was done, we hired a local contractor,
Inside/Outside/Diversified headed by Daniel Froseth and assisted by Ivan
Medlin to install the systems for us. It was a long and tedious
journey that began on October 6th, 2008, but by the end of the month, the system
was in place, working and saving us a lot on
propane costs and planetary pollution! There are more notes below
on the project and you can see photos of it on a video on our Giggling
Springs YouTube channel if you are interested. The
Award Dinner was held at The Aquarium in Albuquerque where the top 10 business projects were
formally awarded for 2008--we were chosen
as one of the 10 awarded out of about 286 businesses! It was
truly an honor to be counted among such innovative businesses and to be
recognized by State Representatives and legislators, as well as Sandia
Labs and Los Alamos National Labs! We had a great time and look
forward to many years of clean heat!
September 18, 2009 we were chosen as one of the
of the Office Depot Contest for Small Businesses--"Survival of the
Smartest!" Thank you to Office
Depot for the $2000 in Office Depot Gift Cards and Tech Support!
Please know that we
always greatly appreciate your