Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a Japanese-style spa and resort for day users and overnight guests. The property was influenced by Japan’s natural thermal waters, where practicing wellness with hot water and self-care is prioritized.
The property opened its doors in 1981 as a modest bathhouse, incorporating overseas traditions. Around the establishment, guests will notice decor that resembles the Land of the Rising Sun, which works hand in hand with modern technology to create the perfect atmosphere to get away from it all.
Reservations for everything at Ten Thousand Waves are highly recommended, as the place can book up quickly. Although you occasionally might be able to snag a last-minute spot in any of the dining, spa, or lodging areas.
Hot Tubs fed by a Mineral Water Well
The hot tub experiences are modeled after the famous Japanese “onsen” hot spring, although the water used at this facility comes from a highly mineralized 900-foot deep well instead. There are eight unique baths with their own special features, maximum capacities, and regulations.
Swim attire is required in communal baths, but it’s optional for guests who rent a private hot tub suite. If visitors forget their suits at home, they are available to rent from the property.
Private and communal hot tub visits require reservations, and children under four feet tall can use the private suites with an adult. Future guests can book a soaking session up to 45 days in advance.
The jacuzzis are maintained at 104-106℉, and cold plunges are kept around 55℉. Cooling berths are in some of the private suites.
The on-site spa specializes in several ways to get pampered and promote total body wellness. Every spa service includes time in the Grand Bath hot tub.
- Massages – Therapeutic Massage, Cannabliss Massage, Deep Stone Massage, Body and Sole, and Signature Japanese Shiatsu Massage
- Skin Care – Japanese Organic Massage Facial and Oxygen Facial
- Spa Treatments – Body and Sole, Nose to Toes Treatment
When you’re looking for the whole package, book a “Transformation” experience. These two or four-night retreats include lodging, private bath time, body working, in-room meal service, preparation or integration sessions, and one or two ketamine sessions.
Transformations use psychedelic medicine and neuroscience in combination with a soothing atmosphere to give you complete relaxation and rejuvenation.
Ten Thousand Waves also offers service packages for guests who want more than just a spa treatment or soak in a hot tub. Some options combine massages and facials, while others include hot tub sessions with massages. Check their Packages page for specials and discounts too.
Day visitors or overnight guests love to eat at Izanami Restaurant, the on-property dining facility, which shines a light on freshness and quality ingredients. Reservations are highly recommended for this upscale fare in a comfortable, casual environment.
About 90% of their meat products come from local ranchers and farmers, while their seafood is flown in from Japan. All beef served here is either Nebraska or Miyazaki wagyu, and most desserts and pickled items are made in-house.
The lodging at Ten Thousand Waves is called the “Houses of the Moon,” and there’s a two-night minimum to stay. There are 16 rooms, each with its own name and a private phone number. Guests enjoy the proximity to the hot tubs and are provided with traditional Japanese robes to use while on the property.
All rooms come with free WiFi, DirectTV channels, kitchenettes, and heating with air conditioning. Pets are welcome to stay as long as their owners accompany them at all times. Some rooms have fireplaces and woodburning stoves, all stocked with Ten Thousand Waves linens and signature products.
A complimentary breakfast bento is provided to each room and delivered in the mornings.
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Address: 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501