The Water


As loyal stewards of this sacred land in Santa Fe, Sunrise Springs is committed to preserving the venerable legacy we’ve inherited. The natural beauty of this special place can be traced back to one source: the legendary waters found beneath the surface.

Our location in La Cienaga Valley is a lush oasis within Santa Fe’s high-desert landscape. In fact, ciénaga is a Spanish term meaning ‘desert marsh,’ in which slow-moving water flows through dense vegetation – making it an ideal home for a diverse range of plants and wildlife. This rare, natural wetland has numerous artesian springs that drain into three converging rivers, along with La Cienega Creek to the east.

The water from these springs is refreshingly cold and pure; it is free from contaminants
because it has been protected through many layers of rock on its way to the surface. The spring water fills our soaking pools and tubs for the pleasure of our guests, and feeds the resort’s two wells and our tranquil ponds. They provide a continuing source of water and nutrients for our vibrant gardens.

We invite you to drink this spring-fed well water fresh from the tap. Unlike our sister property, Ojo Caliente’s healing geo-thermal mineral springs, our life giving waters nourishes from within.