New Mexico’s Romantic Destinations
There is a reason New Mexico is named the Land of Enchantment! No matter where you look, there’s always something enchanting to see. Make your favorite person feel enchanted while visiting one of these romantic and relaxing destinations.
Cañon del Rio: An adobe-style inn and day spa on three acres in Jemez Springs, NM. Meander the area’s finest walking trails along the Jemez River, below stunning wrap-around mesas. There are many private spots to meditate, read or picnic. Wake up to views of an onsite pond, the Jemez River and the rugged mountains.
Edelweiss Lodge & Spa: With charm and the perfect slope-side location, the Edelweiss offers a refined sense of service and top-notch amenities. The spacious 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condominiums are all beautifully situated with unbeatable views of the Taos Ski Valley. Stay in luxury and enjoy the exercise room, cedar sauna, or one of many exceptional day spa services.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa: Nestled on 550 acres of the Santa Ana Pueblo, between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, the lands of this resort are steeped in over one thousand years of rich history and culture. At Tamaya, you can experience traditional cultural activities, rejuvenate in an award-winning spa, play golf on a nationally ranked course, take a trail ride on a rescue horse or soar through the skies in a hot air balloon.
Inn of the Mountain Gods: Located on the Mescalero Apache reservation, the resort blends the charm and comforts of an upscale golf and spa resort with the thrill of top casinos. Guests can enjoy many onsite amenities including a Top 50 rated golf course, award-winning dining, luxury spa, entertainment headlined by national and regional musicians and comedians, and exciting casino gaming. Additional amenities include outdoor activities like zip-lining, boating, biking and horseback riding.
Heritage Inspirations: Looking to experience the untamed gems of New Mexico without having to sacrifice comfort? Heritage Inspirations offers awe-inspiring remote scenery, immersive day excursions, and gourmet meals during their glamping trips to Santa Fe, Taos, and Chaco
Kitfox: A 160-acre campsite south of Santa Fe, Kitfox borders a 10,000-acre preserve with more than 30 miles of hiking trails. Safari-style tents are bookable in king, queen, and twin-size configurations, with platform beds, luxurious touches, and pet-friendly options. Units have coolers, fans, water dispensers and plenty of outdoor seating for taking in the high desert vistas.
Hotel Luna Mystica: A vintage trailer hotel campground just eight miles from downtown Taos. You have your choice of 20 vintage trailers and 60 campsites. Each trailer is equipped with its own deck, bathroom, comfortable bed, and kitchen facilities. Tent sites are also available as well as primitive RV spaces without hook-ups. There’s free Wi-Fi, a pet-friendly policy, and no shortage of soul-restorative mountain views.
Heavenly Hot Springs Resorts & Spas:
Ojo Caliente Hot Spring Resort: Steeped in history and tradition, Ojo Caliente is one of the country’s oldest health spas. Tucked between the rugged desert cliffs and cottonwood-lined bosque, hot springs await soakers seeking healing and respite. Enjoy unfettered access to most pools, each with their own healing properties and unique ambiance.
Ojo Santa Fe: Ojo Santa Fe is a refuge from the modern world, nestled on 77 lush acres amidst Northern New Mexico’s high desert. Discover the benefits of hydrotherapy in spring-fed thermal pools, dine on farm-fresh cuisine, and find utter relaxation in a waterside spa.
Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Food & Lodging: Located just outside of Santa Fe, Ten Thousand Waves brings the Japanese model of healing waters to the Land of Enchantment. Offering a unique “Japanese-adobe” esthetic, Ten Thousand Waves combines traditional with state-of-the-art technology.
Natural Hot Springs: New Mexico is geothermically active, which means there are all-natural hot springs right off the beaten path. When Spanish explorers stumbled across these in the 15-16th century, they learned what Native Americans had already known for generations – hot springs have healing properties. See full listing of Natural Hot Springs here.
Other Date-Night Ideas:
Stargazing: High elevations and low light pollution makes for a perfect night of stargazing. Here in the Land of Enchantment, we celebrate our dark skies and relish in the starlight. See full listing of stargazing locations here.
Classic Drive-Ins: Drive-In movie theaters were popular with our grandparents for a reason, they’re the ultimate excuse to cuddle! Luckily, New Mexico has three of these gems operating seasonally (usually Spring through Summer) around the state: Fort Union Drive-In in Las Vegas, NM; The Badlands Drive-In in Los Lunas, NM; and The Park and View in Tijeras, NM.
On Top of the World: In 15 minutes, the Sandia Peak Tram drops you off atop the Sandia Mountain, at roughly 10,000 feet. A hot spot for proposals and anniversaries, the fine-dining restaurant at the peak, TEN 3, has unobstructed views for catching a beautiful New Mexico sunset while enjoying delicious cuisine.
More Resorts and Spas: www.newmexico.org/plan/hotels-more/resorts-spas