I have spent many, many a weekend at Wilbur Hot Springs and it is, hands-down, my favorite place on Earth. There are no words adequate to describe the beauty, quiet and healing properties of this place. The hot tubs are clothing optional and the best on the planet. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the community kitchen wonderful to cook in and there is plenty of hiking. Wilbur is a five-star, two thumbs up retreat center. You’ll never be the same. I really love this place!
In all the world no waters like these
Wilbur Hot Springs is a refuge from the fast pace and noise of the modern world. This land and its healing waters offer a unique opportunity to slow down, quiet the mind, and listen deeply. Here, you can let go, sink into yourself, and reconnect with what matters most. Wilbur is an off-grid, solar-powered destination resort with naturally occurring hot mineral springs in the heart of an 1800-acre nature preserve located in Northern California.
Sanctuary. Stewardship. Spirit.
When you pass through the gate, you are entering a sanctuary—a refuge from the fast pace and noise of the modern world. This land and its healing waters offer a unique opportunity to slow down, quiet the mind, and listen deeply. There is little to distract you from the basic tasks of soaking, resting, preparing your meals, and exploring nature. Here, you can let go, sink into yourself, and reconnect with what matters most.
We all contribute to the stewardship of this unique place. On our end, we do our best to minimize our impact on the land & its waters. We rely on solar power for our energy, clean with non-toxic products, compost our kitchen scraps, recycle what we can, and plant native or non-invasive species. Our guests do their part to honor the sanctuary by removing shoes inside the hotel, showering prior to entering the flumes, cleaning up in the kitchen, and respecting quiet hours and silent areas so that all may enjoy Wilbur with ease.
Wilbur inspires personal reflection and connection to spirit. Here you might dream, make music or art, have a revelation, grieve a loss, or experience healing. It’s the perfect place to write down your thoughts, have a life-altering conversation, or simply be. It is our hope that you find what you seek here, whether it be renewal, healing, connection, or inspiration. May you experience the many gifts Wilbur has to offer.
ABOUT OUR WATER
Wilbur’s hot mineral springs are the confluence of poetry and science. Explanations melt into wispy steam and sighs. Time dissolves. Muscles unwind. Curiosity is enlivened. What is the magic of these waters? The main highlight of a stay at Wilbur Hot Springs is enjoying the benefits of our natural hot mineral spring water. Those who immerse themselves in Wilbur’s hot springs are immediately aware that it has remarkable healing properties, which enter the body in a way similar to how a transdermal patch releases medicine. The rare and unique configuration of minerals in the water sets Wilbur apart from all other hot spring resorts and spas in Northern California. This is why thousands of people over the last centuries have come to Wilbur to experience the therapeutic waters that heal the body and soothe the soul.
Sheltered by a Japanese onsen-style “Fluminarium,” the water is channeled into three long flumes with average temperatures of 98, 105 and 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The water flows continuously through the flumes as you soak in silence.
The natural hot waters in the flumes are enhanced by a spring-fed swimming pool, an outdoor hot mineral flume and a dry sauna. Splendid vistas of the surrounding hills surround the expansive deck, which connects all of the hot spring areas. Listen to the birds and the nearby creek, read a book, or just kick back and relax—there is no schedule. Night time offers breathtaking views of our renowned starry skies. Come for the day or stay as long as you like. Open day and night to registered guests, our hot springs are quiet and serene—a safe haven where courtesy and modesty prevail. The bathing area is private and clothing optional (although clothing is required everywhere else on the property). Plus, you’ll never hear a cell phone ring. It is a natural digital detox.
For more information about Wilbur Hot Springs go to: www.wilburhotsprings.com