Truth or Consequences is always quiet.
One day I visited a “new” spa facility opened in 2017.
I was surprised to know that a new hot spring for walk-in opened in the tranquil Truth or Consequences.
I got surprised again to see the old buildings.
The Hoosier Apartment, constructed in 1937 had been spending the rest of life, and opened for walk-ins without being renovated.
Hoosier is the official nickname for a resident of the state of Indiana, which originally means an unsophisticated person with no class or couth.
Taking a quick look at the history, Mr. and Mrs. Lotz emigrated from Indiana to Santa Fe in New Mexico.
As health-conscious people, they became interested in Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs nearby, and finally owned the apartment with hot springs water here in T or C.
Looking closely at the shabby buildings, it was gorgeously decorated.
Hot Springs in the state of Arkansas proves that a hot spring had been highly expected to perform advancement of health before the development of medical technology.
This apartment must have been for affluent people as well.
They open only 1 PM to 8:30.
The rate is just 5 dollars for 30 minutes per couple.
There are 4 baths for the private use; out of them 3 are outdoor tubs.
The outdoor tubs seem to be added recently.
Actually I do not like the plasticky Jacuzzi.
Atmospheric indoor bath
The other bath is inside the building.
The large room can be rent with just 5 dollars.
They also offered comprementaly clean towels.
I felt unbelievably inexpensive considering the service.
The tub against the walls is for about three people.
The pipe on the near side is the water outlet, which provides mineral water under the water surface.
The discharge outlet is against walls.
The water input was not so affluent.
It was around 108 degrees F, which I felt a little bit lukewarm.
On the other hand I enjoyed the historic atmosphere in the room.
It was really “hoosier” hot springs with the gently priced service.
|Hoosier Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA|
|Walk-in||Yes (13:00 – 20:30)|