[Functional Beauty] Indian Springs

Do you know a hot spring where is free of vanities?

This underground bathroom does not have even a window, and it may look barren.

However, the room reached the functional beauty, by pursuing goals for providing hot springs in the best condition…

Truth or Consequences

In Japan, hot springs upwelling from the ground are regarded as valuable, but it is not necessary the case in the United States.

Street

More precisely, Japanese people who love Onsen tend to pump up water from the ground wherever it is, so that the percentage of hot springs upwelling from the ground is very low.

In the United States, on the other hand, people usually utilize hot springs naturally exist, so that the ratio of hot springs upwelling from the ground is relatively high.

Map

One of the most biggest spa cities (about two thousand gallons of water per minute) in southwest of the United States, Truth or Consequences has also such hot springs at No. 6 through 8 above.

Modest appearance

The name Indian Springs seems to be quite a direct naming, because hot springs in this area had been maintained by American Indians as Ojo Caliente de Las Palomas (Hot Springs of the Doves).

Staying overnight is also available, but today is for walk-in.

Office

The owner suddenly appeared when I knocked the door, finding the reception.

The payment is only by cash, and it costs only $8 for one- hour soaking.

Simple bathroom

There are only two bathrooms in this facility, and I will introduce the bigger private bath.

You need to go down the basement stairs from the parking lot.

Bigger Tub (Angle)

When you open the underground chamber, you will see an extremely simple bathroom and a bathtub with beautiful stones at the bottom!

Here is free of vanities, and the place only for facing the hot spring upwelling from the ground.

Bigger Tub (Front)

Enough amount of warm water with slight mineral odor is being poured into the tub.

Summary

😆 Pros

The best-quality water in a room free of vanities

😥 Cons

For onsen-enthusiasts because of the closed bathroom

Indian Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA
Rating
Walk-in YES
Lodging YES
Official Website YES

Related hot springs

Here is Japanese hot spring six thousand miles away.

Maga Onsenkan

Maga Onsenkan, Maga Onsen, Okayama, Japan

Everything such as nature of the spring and structure of the bathroom is remarkably similar.

The only difference is a bamboo cylinder stuck at the center of the tub; through the cylinder, the hot spring is upwelling from ground.

When someone pursue goals for providing hot springs in the best condition, he or she will reach such functional beauty at an universal level.

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