Nestled into the high desert, located near the corner of southwestern New Mexico, Faywood Hot Springs offers numerous soaking pools to choose from, as well as the ability to unplug and reconnect with nature. Created centuries ago, this natural geothermal oasis has been known as a source of healing since prehistoric times.
Whether you’re a lover of the outdoors, a naturist, or just need some time to unwind and soak in the mineral-rich waters, Faywood Hot Springs has something for you. Faywood Hot Springs offers day passes to their ‘Clothing Required’ and ‘Clothing Optional’ pools and private pools, which you can rent by the hour. This makes it a great option for a day trip or those planning a week-long stay.
If you are taking a day trip with a group, you also have the option to rent a larger private group pool. Additionally, they offer group rates as well as discounted children’s passes, which is perfect if you’re traveling with friends or family.
For those looking to plan an overnight trip, there are lodging accommodations, such as cabin rentals. These include your pool access passes, with a few options, such as the Apache Cabin, offering daily 1-hour private pool rentals per overnight stay.
Natural Hot Spring Pools
Faywood provides guests with eight pools, five of which require a private reservation. Remember, when at the pools, use your inside voice so others can enjoy the solitude.
Day Use Pools
There are two ‘Day Use’ pools available for guests to enjoy during their trip. These pools are clothing-required and clothing-optional, allowing guests to partake in either experience.
They’re available for day guests from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, while overnight guests can access these areas at any time during their stay. Each area is equipped with a foot pool (~100 degrees F), a soaking pool (~102 degrees F), and an additional soaking pool (~105 degrees F).
Faywood boasts 4 private rental pools that accommodate anywhere from 4-10 people. Each rental is by the hour, on the hour.
- The Jalapeno (4 guests max): Adjustable temp — small fiberglass tub
- The Blue Moon (8 guests max): ~105 degrees F
- The Big Dipper (10 guests max): ~102 degrees F
- The Watsu I (10 guests max): ~107 degrees F
The Watsu II is an individually fenced-off hourly, private pool that can hold up to 25 people. The pool can be set between 100-107 degrees F, according to the user’s desired temperature. The rental not only provides a large private pool, optimal for large gatherings, but also a bathroom, showers, changing rooms, tables, and chairs.
Bath House Pool
There is a pool, reserved only for overnight guests, located in the rear of the Bath House. There are three soaking pools ranging from 100 to 105 degrees F.
Lodging and Camping
For guests looking to spend the night, or a week, Faywood Hot Springs provides cabins, guest houses, campsites, and RV camping accommodations. There are also both clothing-optional and clothing-required sites for all of the aforementioned lodging options. This allows naturists to enjoy themselves without restrictions while parents with children can set up in a more family-friendly location.
Cabins and guesthouses come in a range of sizes and each provides different accommodations according to the rental. Cabins are geared for 2 guests while some guesthouses can comfortably fit around 4-5 people, though additional fees may apply.
As mentioned earlier, some of the larger rentals, such as the aforementioned Apache cabin, also provide 1-hour private pool rentals with each overnight stay in addition to the Day Pools.
Make sure to check your room amenities before booking your rental. While some offer things like being pet-friendly, others lack features such as a minifridge or an in-cabin bathroom.
Good to know: This paradise is mostly off-the-grid, meaning the rooms do not have wifi or TV. There is minimal cell reception on site, making it perfect for taking some time away from the modern technological world. This hot spring is ideal for those looking to reconnect with nature.
If you’re planning to take a trip during the holidays, keep in mind that you will be required to book a minimum of two nights. To learn more about Faywood Hot Spring’s overnight options, check out their cabin, guesthouse, campsite, and RV lodging accommodations.
If you call during their business hours, they may be able to assist you with a single-night booking during the holidays.
Take Advantage of These On-Site Facilities
Faywood Hot Springs not only offers beautiful geothermic pools but also:
- A visitor center
- Community fire pits
- Hiking/biking trails
- Geothermal mineral showers, and
- Breathtaking grounds for exploration
When you’re not soaking in one of the many pools, spend some time exploring the extensive resort grounds.
Driving 25 miles north or south of the springs, you’ll find yourself in the quaint cities of Silver City and Deming, NM, respectively. Both areas offer museums, restaurants, parks, bars, and art galleries, allowing you to enjoy a little city life while relaxing in the desert.
If Faywood Hot Springs sounds like the getaway you’ve been craving, check out their website, and book your next trip. Your oasis paradise is waiting!
Address: 165 New Mexico Highway 61, Faywood, New Mexico 88034