Wilbur Hot Springs


 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 enjoyed the earth-warmed spring waters for centuries, the rolling hills are covered in oak, pine, buckeye, redbud and manzanita.

Local wildflowers here include California Poppies, Lupines, Larkspurs and Adobe Lilies and the skies abound in eagles, herons, bluebirds, blackbirds, owls and hawks.

Its hard to describe precisely what makes these waters so profoundly relaxing and redemptive. The effect is certainly magnified by the beauty and energy of the land as much as the nature of the water itself.

Every hot spring contains a unique cocktail of mineral elements. Whatever the chemistry involved, many believe this earth cocktail to be among the most potent in California. 

Earth-warmed water rich in mineral content is channeled into three long stone basins where it flows continuously as you spend a few delightful hours soaking in silence.

A swimming pool and sauna is also available on the property, as are a variety of massage treatments and yoga classes. Though undoubtedly delicious but decidedly pricey meal plans are available on “Guest Chef Weekends”, in general, guests simply take advantage of the well-appointed communal kitchen here to bring, store, and prepare their own food during the course of their visit.

“I set mine down, therefore: a matter of pigeons, a flight of chemicals, and a judgement of birds, in the hope that they will come to the eye of those who have retained a true taste of the marvelous, and who are capable of discerning in the flow of ordinary events the point at which the mundane world gives way to quite another dimension.” -Loren Eiseley