All the pools (five public and three private) at Riverbend are right on the Rio Grande, with sweeping views of Turtleback Mountain. With its days as a youth hostel well behind it, Riverbend now offers a smart balance of contemporary comfort with a touch of retro bohemian spirit. Beautiful stonework surrounds the tubs, and inspired stone mosaics line the spa's winding paths; a lovely open-slatted wooden pergola shades a fleet of chaise lounges, all facing riverside. Several
styles of room are available—a few are set in cleverly camouflaged and vibrantly painted, single-wide mobile homes, and all have modern furnishings. A casita and several larger suites are ideal for families or groups. Private tubs at $15 an hour are a treat and a bargain. Massage treatments are available by appointment.