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Healing Waters Resort & Spa - Drowns Out "For Sale" Rumor

This one is for all of our Pagosa Springs locals and our wonderful guests who may hear the rumors spreading about town and wonder what is going on with “The Spa” or “Healing Waters Resort & Spa!”

This weekend our local Rotary club hosted a Kentucky Derby Gala. It was a spectacular event, as so many of the events in Pagosa are!  However, it is spring time in Pagosa and I received many inquiries about the state of Healing Waters. "Is it for sale?" "Did it sell?" What’s even funnier is that my uncle who lives in the Phoenix area emailed my mom today saying he heard a rumor that there was a contract on our business — you definitely know it’s a rumor if my uncle doesn’t know because he is part of this family and has to be part of any decision to sell! Just to be clear, WE ARE NOT SELLING and HAVE NOT SOLD

There are other local Pagosa Springs lodging facilities that have sold recently: The Oakridge which is located right behind us, which may be reason for some of the confusion, and the Sky View which is on your way up Put Hill. We welcome the new owners and managers into the Pagosa lodging community, a community that we are proud to be part of and have no plans of leaving anytime soon. healing waters in pagosa springs

We are a family owned and operated resort and hot springs facility.  We have been in existence under the Giordano name since 1950.  For years we were known as The Spa Motel, then we became The Spa @ Pagosa Springs around the turn of the century, and in 2009 we changed the name to Healing Waters Resort & Spa. 

I am part of the third generation in our family to run the motel and hot springs.  While my mom and I both go by our married names, Preuit and Stahr, we are still Giordano’s.  If the decision to sell was ever made, the decision would be made by the whole family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.). 

While our pockets are not deep, we do have dreams for this place.   We try to make the upgrades and updates as best we can and as quickly as we can.  We are grateful for all of the support and patronage from our local base and from our repeat customers from out of the area that come back year after year.  We plan on being here for years to come and maybe one of the kids from the 4th generation will take over!

Healing Waters Hot Springs Renovations — Spring 2013

Spring Maintenance — and oh what a Spring it has been!hot springs bath house

We are in the midst of refurbishing and remodeling some of our hot springs facilities.  We started with lofty goals and have had to cut back on some of them until a later date.  But here is an update about where we are:

Hot Mineral Water Outdoor Swimming Pool:

Our initial goal was to drain and repaint the pool while we were closed over the next couple of weeks. However, our plans have changed.  We are now looking at completely resurfacing the pool instead, but, that will not take place this spring.

We took our pool down Wednesday, April 24th after the close of business and had “people” come to look at it to determine the amount of time that will be needed to perform the sand blasting and resurfacing.  Weather is always a factor when doing anything to an outdoor facility.  Because of this we will be tentatively looking for the next window of time when we could complete this work AND do it while the weather is nice.  The last two weeks of August may be that time…stay posted!

Indoor Hot Springs Facilities: 

We do understand that this building is old and that our mineral water adds an extra component to updating.  We have heard some of the things that people want and we are thot mineral water bath houserying to do the best we can to accommodate some of these things without breaking the bank. 

This year we have mainly focused on the Men’s Indoor Bath House.  There were things that needed to be fixed in the men’s steam room and we have been able to complete part of that now and are looking at doing the second part of it next spring.  The other major renovation was opening up the doorways between rooms and into the bathroom & shower area.  The showers have been renovated and a new sink has been put in.  Hopefully, by opening up the doorways there will be better air flow so that the bathroom will stay warmer in the winter. 

hot mineral bathsIn the Women’s Indoor Bath House, basic upkeep, like painting, has been performed.  Next year we plan on expanding the women’s area for additional cots, but this is a major plan and a lot of prep time is needed to save money to complete the project.

Nothing was done to the outdoor hot tub at this time.  Later this fall we may perform some renovations to that area, but we will let you know. 

That is about it for now.  The photos above are of our renovations in progress — we will post more photos after the renovations are completed!  Stay tuned!

Week At A Glance

A 5-Day outlook at what’s happening here at Healing Waters