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Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths

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What's Special About Blackstone Hotsprings:

The Blackstone is Truth or Consequences at its quirkiest. Large, airy guest rooms, each with small kitchens and private hot springs soaking tubs, open to a desert garden courtyard. Each guest room is themed to a different TV show. Pictures of Blackstone Hotsprings

Guest Rooms at Blackstone Hotsprings:

Seven guest rooms. Each room has a small kitchen and a small bath with a deep hot springs soaking tub. Rooms are themed to different TV shows. The Babaloo Suite (I Love Lucy) has a King-sized bed with a 1950s kitchen complete with a pink refrigerator. Other themes (some under development at the time of my visit in March 2008) include Roy Rogers, The Twilight Zone, As The World Turns, The Golden Girls and The Jetsons. Nightly rates from about $75.

Dining at Blackstone Hotsprings:

  • There is no on-site restaurant.
  • Nearby (most within walking distance) are several small neighborhood joints including the Happy Belly Deli and Little Sprout.
  • For lunch and dinner, the more upscale Café BellaLuca has soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, seafood and pasta dishes.

Amenities at Blackstone Hotsprings:

  • The "Wet Room" has a hot springs soaking tub and a steam room, open to the public (walk-in, no reservation required) from noon to 6:00 pm; $25 per hour for two people.
  • Blackstone's Historic Tubs are from the 1930s, and are available to the public for $5 per half hour. The hot springs water in them comes out at a temperature of about 112 degrees.
  • Free wireless Internet access

Good to Know about Blackstone Hotsprings:

  • Bathrooms are only equipped with a bar of soap and towels. Pack your own shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, etc.
  • Say hello to the big fluffy cat ("Kitty") and the large yellow dog who watch over the Blackstone.
  • The Blackstone was originally a 1920s rooming house with a public bath house.
  • Co-owner Rob Wheeler's original photography graces many of the guest rooms.
  • Coffee lovers, take note: the brew at the Blackstone is Rob's own signature blend, and is also served at nearby Café BellaLuca.
  • Guest rooms are heated with geothermal space heaters.

Contact Blackstone Hotsprings:

In Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is about a two hour drive from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (New Mexico) or the El Paso International Airport (Texas). Compare Flights
410 Austin, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone: (575) 894-0894
Web site: Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths

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