Wilbur Hot Springs is a rustic place of healing on an 1,800 acre conservation area in Northern California, two and a half hours northeast of San Francisco, and one and a half hours north of Sacramento. It strives to be a refuge from the modern world, a place of peace and of quiet, where you can be alone with your thoughts as you heal, dream and grow. Out of range of cell towers and Internet access, Wilbur Hot Springs is a place to slow down and soak in the healing waters, walk or bike the many nature trails, watch the abundant bird life, swim in the spring-fed pool and join yoga classes.
Wilbur Hot Springs was used as a place of healing long before Europeans came to America. Local Indian tribes, such as the Pono, Patwin, Colusi, and Wintun, brought their sick to recuperate at the mineral springs. In 1865, the springs and the land around it were bought by Ezekial Wilbur, who opened a wood-framed hotel on the property. It became famous during the 1870s when the San Francisco social set discovered the magical properties of the mineral springs. After the hotel’s heyday, it changed hands many times, until a San Francisco psychologist bought the property in the 1970s and used the land and springs to house his detox program and to revive the ancient rituals of medicinal waters. That same psychologist made the property his family home, a hotel and the retreat that it is today.
Wilbur Springs is a green property. It runs on solar power, uses non-toxic cleaners and composters, recycles everything possible and plants native and non-invasive species only. Photo: Wilbur Hot Springs
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Wilbur Hot Springs, a Peaceful Hideaway in Northern California
- Wilbur Hot Springs Accommodations
- Dining at Wilbur Hot Springs
- The Mineral Springs
- Vacation Activities
- Plan This Vacation
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Wilbur Hot Springs