On the riverbank of the Jemez Hot Springs spa is a ramshackle building which was the bathhouse built and operated by Moses Abousleman. Based on tree ring sampling done by Tom Swetnam, it was built in 1895-96. It was destroyed by a flood in 1941 and never rebuilt.


Bath House was built by Moses Abousleman in the early 1900s. Photo by Brandi Daw, 2015.

At some point, four cabins were moved onto the property and made available for rent, mostly to anglers. In 1996, they were remodeled to be more upscale rentals and named the Giggling Star. In 2004, the property was turned into a spa with soaking pools and a gift shop, currently operating as Jemez Hot Springs.