My wife and I started going to Wilbur 35 years ago. However it had been 4 years since our last visit. Astonishingly place keeps getting better without loosing the original magic. Wilbur is special because it is so peaceful: no 60cycle hum, no cars near the hotel, no loud talking except in the kitchen, only music comes from real people on real instruments, and no neighbors for miles.
Bathing area is nude but about half the people had suits on. Which is unfortunate because the distinction may make the naked people uncomfortable. However this place is not a "scene". There are no pick ups or any unwanted contact at all. In fact there is hardly any talking in the bathing area and none at all in the hot baths. My wife is planning a solo return trip.
It is expensive but since you bring and prepare your own food and there are no other costs the total ends up being reasonable. This is not a luxury resort with towels, room service, tipping, bars, or shoes. It is immaculate, careful attention to craft and detail, aware of its hippy roots, safe, and beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wilbur Hot Springs is an off grid/solar powered, destination resort with naturally occurring hot mineral springs located in the heart of an 1800 acre Nature Preserve. 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. The bathing area features the Fluminarium: an open-air onsen with three long flumes of volcanic mineral water with temperatures ranging from 98-110 degrees Fahrenheit, a sauna and a swimming pool. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilbur Hot Springs Hotel Williams
- Wilbur Hot Springs Williams