Without a doubt, the main highlight
of a stay at Wilbur Hot Springs are the natural hot mineral
water baths. More than a century ago, Wilbur Hot Springs was known
for the therapeutic mineral waters that heal the body and soothe the
soul -- both by European settlers and Native Americans.
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Those who immerse themselves in Wilbur's natural mineral hot springs discover immediately that the water has a lovely "silkiness" to it. The remarkable healing properties in the onsen water enter the body in a way similar to how a transdermal patch releases its medicine. And the rare and unique configuration of natural minerals in the water sets Wilbur apart from all the other hot spring resorts and spas in Northern California and the USA.
American Onsen Hotel Resort
Sheltered by a Japanese-style “Fluminarium,” the water is channeled into three long “flumes” with average temperatures of 98, 105 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The natural hot waters in the flumes are enhanced by a large, cool-water spring fed pool with splendid vistas of the surrounding hills, an outdoor hot mineral sitting flume and a dry sauna. There's lots of space for enjoying Wilbur's Creek and the surrounding mountain view on the massive deck, which connects all of the hot spring areas.
The bath area is private, and clothing optional in the flumes, sauna and deck areas (although clothing is required everywhere else on the property).
Come for the day or stay as long as you like. Soak
in the natural healing magic of Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California.
Open day and night to registered guests, the clothing optional hot spring areas are quiet
and serene. A safe, private haven where courtesy and modesty prevail.
Photo credit Trinette Reed and Chris Gramly
Onsen Guest Reviews
Reviewed by guests as one of the most authentic Japanese Style Onsen in California and the USA!
The closest thing
we have to a Japanese onsen
"It's super laid-back, restful, beautiful, and the people are nice who work and visit there. The mineral baths are not sex separated like most of the places in Japan, and are clothing optional..."
China N. | San Francisco, CA - via Yelp
Authentic Japanese Onsen Hotel in California
Wilbur Hotsprings - Have fun!
Enorah O. | San Francisco, CA - via Tripadvisor
The hotel is clothing required and not silent. The respect people
gave each other by being clothed at the hotel was appreciated.
Nudity is allowed in the flume area only. Most people wear their
robes to the pool, undress right before getting in and redress
upon getting out. There is zero gratuitous nudity here. This modest
gal was very comfortable to her pleasant surprise."