Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

Take a short drive from El Paso, Texas into New Mexico and you find yourself in the small and very unique town of Truth or Consequences This is an inexpensive one of a kind adventure just waiting for you to visit. Another perfect affordable location for that romantic getaway or last minute weekend trip.
The Hot Springs  relaxation capital of the southwest!
The first bath in the area was built in Geronimo Springs in the late 1800s. However, major settlement did not begin until the construction of Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir in 1912; the dam was completed in 1916. Elephant Butte Dam was a part of the Rio Grande Project, an early large-scale irrigation effort . In 1916, the town was incorporated as Hot Springs. By the late 1930s, Hot Springs was filled with 40 different natural hot springs spas—one spa for every 75 residents at the time.

The city changed its name to “Truth or Consequences” as the result of a radio show contest. In March 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the popular NBC Radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program on its 10th anniversary from the first town that renamed itself after the show.

On the show, contestants received roughly two seconds to answer a trivia question correctly (usually an off-the-wall question that no one would be able to answer correctly, or a bad joke) before “Beulah the Buzzer” sounded (in the rare occasion that the contestant answered the question correctly before Beulah was heard, the question inevitably had two or even three parts). If the contestant could not complete the “Truth” portion, there would be “Consequences,” usually a zany and embarrassing stunt. Contestants involvement in these stunts and audience reaction earned the observation from Edwards about himself and his producers saying, “Aren’t we devils?” From the start, most contestants preferred to answer the question wrong to perform the stunt. Edwards said, “Most of the American people are darned good sports.

 

Hot Springs officially changed its name on March 31, 1950, and the program was broadcast from there the following evening. Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next 50 years. This event was called “Fiesta” and included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year during the first weekend of May. The parade generally features area celebrities such as the Hatch Chile Queen. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park

 

Fiesta Event -Still Going On Today- Info Here

 

The landscape in this area of New Mexico is simply amazing.

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HOTELS

There are many chain hotels in the area but why stay with them when two of the coolest and unique hotels are ready to welcome you for $100 per night on average unless special events are taking place.

The Riverbend Hot Springs Resort and The Sierra Grande Spa Resort –

The major difference between these two establishments are the rooms vs Hot Spring access.

The Riverbed has outdoor patio hot spring pools with basic yet very clean rooms. Because you can use Riverbend’s facilities families and visitors often opt to check in to other hotels with more amenities at a lower cost and just use the outdoor pools the resort has to offer.

 The Sierra Grande has beautiful unique artsy rooms with indoor dug out pools. Lets take a look at both of them.

 

THE RIVERBEND RESORT AND HOT SPRINGS

-As mentioned earlier many travelers choose to stay at other properties at at lower rate with more updated rooms. Then simply walk over for a soak in the mineral waters Riverbed has to offer-

BOOK THE RIVERBEND HOT SPRING RESORT – HOTELS.COM

BOOK THE RIVERBEND HOT SPRING RESORT – TRIP ADVISOR

Riverbend’s riverside, mountain view, hot mineral springs are just what you need for a quiet, relaxing retreat and a truly healing experience. Of all of the many hot springs in the southwest, Riverbend is truly unique.

The therapeutic benefits of our geothermal water have been known and used long before Geronimo and his Apache warriors left their weapons behind and spent the most peaceful time of their lives here as guests of Chief Victorio of the Warm Springs Apaches.

People continue to use our enchanted water to find relief from pain, to detoxify their bodies, and to melt away their stress. Come soak by the hour or stay the night and soak all day.

Riverbend Hot Springs offers the only open-air hot springs on the banks of the Rio Grande River, allowing our bathers to relax in our marvelous rock pools, while breathing fresh smoke-free air and enjoying the views of Turtleback mountain or our starry nights.

-As mentioned earlier many travelers choose to stay at other properties at at lower rate with more updated rooms. Then simply walk over for a soak in the mineral waters Riverbed has to offer-

BOOK THE RIVERBEND HOT SPRING RESORT – HOTELS.COM

BOOK THE RIVERBEND HOT SPRING RESORT – TRIP ADVISOR

Our water has no sulfur smell, yet is some of the richest mineral water in the country. Check out the mineral content.

 

Check out The New HOLIDAY INN, room average $75 to $100. Free Breakfast, Wifi,  Parking, Pool, Pet Friendly.   CHECK RATES HERE

 

THE SIERRA GRAND SPA RESORT

$100 to $250 Depending on Room and Season

Resting on mineral-enriched geothermal hot springs, Sierra Grande is a tranquil haven. The serene 17-guest room hotel is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation, offering holistic wellness services, a traditional Southwestern restaurant, and private indoor and outdoor hot springs that honor the legendary healing traditions first established by the region’s Native Americans.

$100 to $250 Depending on Room and Season

Property Highlights

Armendaris and Ladder accessible

104°F geothermal hot springs

30-minute complimentary hot spring soak per day

Traditional American cuisine with a Southwestern flare at The Restaurant

Refurbished conference center

Equipped fitness facility

Intimate spa retreat

-Getting There-

Nearest International Airport
El Paso International Airport (ELP)
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Address

501 McAdoo St.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

 

 

OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA

OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA

 

 

THINGS TO DO IN  -TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES-

 

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