Wilbur Hot Springs lies at the end of a long road in a remote valley about two hours northeast of San Francisco. Here, where Patwin, Pomo, Wintun, and Colusi people once took the healing earth-warmed waters, the rolling hills still abound in oak, pine, buckeye, redbud and manzanita.
Myriad lowers also bloom here, including Poppies, Lupines, Larkspurs and Lilies, and in the skies above, eagles, herons, owls and hawks can be seen.
Its hard to describe precisely what makes these mineral waters so profoundly redemptive. The mysterious effect is certainly enhanced by the silent beauty of the place as much as by the mineral qualities in the water.
Every hot spring contains its own unique mix of mineral elements. But whatever particular chemistry involved, this earth-cocktail is one of the most potent in all of California. The healing water here is channeled into three long stone basins where it can flows continuously as you soak in silence. What could possibly be more relaxing?
A swimming pool and sauna is also available on the property, as are a variety of massage treatments and yoga classes. Undoubtedly delicious though decidedly pricey meal plans are now available here on “Guest Chef Weekends”. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of the well-appointed communal kitchen in order to bring, store, and prepare their own food during the course of their stay.