Wilbur Hot Springs, Williams

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Wilbur Hot Springs is a naturally occurring historic hot spring, health sanctuary, personal retreat and 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) nature reserve in Williams, California, in Colusa County, California in northern California, United States, about 2 hours northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, 1½ hours north of the Sacramento Airport.

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Wilbur Hot Springs lies in the city of Williams in United States. Wilbur Hot Springs is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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  • One of the finest hot springs resorts in California! I feel like they should be shooting a Japanese Spaghetti Western at this location. The land is extraordinary and vast. The history is snake oil and beyond. The hot waters are soft and sarsaparilla sulfurific. The architecture is Kyoto-Mexico. Need I say more?

  • In comparison to Ryokan Onsen in Japan AND for first time here a couple weeks ago I will give this my honest "ryokan onsen" (Japanese-style hot springs hotel) review. While I did not stay at in any of the accommodations, I have seen some of the complaints here on Google ratings around price, BUT I have also been to over 20 ryokan onsens in Japan and can tell you most have prices well over that for one night stays BUT those that do often also include a kaiseki dinner and breakfast (depending on time of year you visit and if they are running a special). Regarding what I can actually rate as per my real experience there... - The staff - were very friendly and welcoming although it was busy when we first entered with many people checking in so it did feel a bit rushed - The building - I am an attention-to-detail person and everything was pretty clean, dusted (no cobwebs) - The Kitchen - was amazing - you basically bring and cook your own food, which is really not a bad concept, other than the kitchen getting a bit crowded at times but overall they had everything needed to cook with as far as utensils, plates, pans, etc..you just bring your food, ingredients, etc.. - Complaints on pricing - I saw alot of complaints on pricing and the fact they are charging to camp here and that this is private property - in America this is good otherwise you would have a freakn McDonalds built very close by where they have a themed hot springs burger...I dont think having this completely public or open would make this place peaceful and would conversely make this place too busy and more intolerable. Japan's ryokan onsen's are in many cases successful because they do a tremendous amount to keep the places clean, serene, and peaceful embracing nature and quiet. - The hot springs pools - as mentioned I have been to over 20 hot springs hotels in Japan and while the showers and the arrangement of the pools was very nice and mostly clean, I did notice quite a few particulates floating in the first pool. While small particulates are understandable I saw quite a few pubic hairs and other particulates in the springs pools. While this did not dissuade me from entering and making frequent dips in the pool, I do feel they can drain, scrub and rinse the small dipping pools much more effectively than what I saw on this first trip. Again, when compared to my experience of the cleanliness in Japan, the particulates appeared to be exponentially more than what I ever saw in any of those pools. Will I visit here again...of course...but when the weather cools down. I think given the proximity to the Bay Area and without visiting on a hot day (as we did), this is otherwise a quiet, peaceful area. I will of course rate again my next time visiting but for now will this review with solid 3 stars (that is until I experience the lodging and other amenities)

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  • Beautiful resort that is a perfect place to disconnect. The most magnificent hot springs water in the US and NorCal, by far. Worth the drive and worth a long stay!!!

  • For day use its a little difficult because you have to walk all your stuff to the long term parking so you get kind of cold. If I got a room it would be a lot better. The hot springs felt so great and the kitchen was beautiful. I would definitely go back but only if I got a room and the weather was still cold

  • This is a shame! Never got over the amount of $270 for two nights of camping. This is what happens with private ownership over natural hot springs. Obviously, this resort has chose to make money off something that's natural in the process they are closing it off from society. It's a sad world when you have to charge for nature to a point where your ripping travelers off. I will never pay $270 for camping. Sorry! I'll pass on Wilbur at that price and tell everyone I know about my experience. This resort is in the wrong hands.

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