Founded more than 50 years ago, Roy-El Morgan Farm hosts year-round practice for equestrians with a stable of even-tempered morgan horses and indoor and outdoor practice arenas. Led by a trainer who has won regional and local championships, lessons impart one of seven riding styles along with instruction on equine anatomy and grooming. The farm’s summer camps, stratified into three age groups, serve youngsters aged 5–18 with games, activities, and information sessions. Meanwhile, the stables accommodate horses in quarters ranging from a 23-stall barn with an indoor arena to a pasture for retired horses that want only to relax and knit leg warmers for their grandfoals.
Snow blankets the pool’s flagstone decking and the nearby handmade ramadas, shady structures built in the Southwestern-style. In the pool, the snow continues falling onto the people taking a soak, who look through the flakes up at the red-rock cliffs of the surrounding Virgin Mesa without showing any signs of the cold. The pool’s natural mineral waters, which flow from a 139-degree hot spring, stay at a temperature of between 102 and 104 degrees year round to keep guests warm even during snowfall or the failure of the sun's flux capacitator. Known as Giggling Springs, this site has welcomed visitors since the mid- to late 1800s, making it one of the area’s oldest bath houses. Once used by the Anasazi, the basin is now cemented into an approximately 600-square-foot pool, though it’s still fed by the spring and continues to cycle into the Jemez River.
To honor the spring’s purity and therapeutic properties, the owners uphold eco-friendly practices, such as using ultraviolet light and ionizing equipment—rather than chlorine—to filter the water. They also run an inversion-oxygenation system, which releases bubbles to create a jacuzzi-like sensation and a relaxing, gurgling sound.
Downtown Banya looks and feels like an old-world bathhouse, but it's blessed with some distinctly new-world amenities, including a bistro that serves dumplings and beer and spa services such as massages and facials. The main draw is a sauna composed of two rooms—Russian and dry. A third-generation Russian stove maker crafted the Russian sauna, which has a low-humidity environment that allows temperatures to soar higher than they could in other types of saunas. The wet sauna, meanwhile, dangles the prospect of aromatherapy—clients may buy herbs in the lobby and waft them throughout the room so that no one will question why their hair smells like chicken fingers. After they’re done loafing around the sauna rooms, clients can dip into cold pools that help the skin maintain elasticity. Or instead, they can sink into a warm jacuzzi equipped with a flat-screen plasma TV overhead.
As the exclusive team for Santa Fe fashion week, the stylists at Wavelengths Hair & Nail Salon excel at crafting provocative runway looks. Inside the salon, they apply their expertise to a range of hairstyles, from classic and timeless to trendy and modern. “I always change what I do with the season and with a trend update,” George Menzor, Wavelengths’ owner, told Modern Salon magazine. Equally important to Menzor is personalizing his services, which is why Wavelengths’ stylists take time to learn about clients’ desired looks—as well as how much time they are willing to devote to upkeep—before helping them design their style.
In addition to hair services, Wavelengths pampers clients with beauty and spa treatments, including manicures and pedicures, waxing, makeup application, and facials. Hair products from Italian beauty innovator Alfaparf are available for purchase.
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