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.
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!