This renowned Japanese-style spa with outstanding facilities and treatments is just 10 minutes north of Santa Fe toward the ski basin, nestled peacefully among the pinon trees on a sheltered hillside. Primarily a day spa—the private and communal hot tubs, especially nice in the evening under a starry sky, are a popular option—Ten Thousand Waves also has 13 sleek and inviting overnight casitas and a lovely new izayaka-style restaurant, which opened in fall 2013.
The treatment rooms and spa facilities here are simple yet elegant, with a zenlike vibe—perfect for relaxing while undergoing a four-hands massage, a salt-glow body exfoliation, or the Japanese organic facial, which includes a thorough neck and shoulder massage. If you've been skiing or hiking in the mountains up the road, stopping here on the way home is a great way to heal sore muscle. It's $109 for a 50-minute massage and $230–$480 for half-day packages. Nature walks are also offered.
3451 Hyde Park Rd., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, United States