3375 Wilbur Springs Road Wilbur CA 95987-9709
Wilbur Hot Springs is a naturally occurring historic hot spring, and 1,800-acre nature reserve in Williams, Colusa County, in northern California, United States, about 2 hours northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area and 1.5 hours north of the Sacramento Airport.
Wilbur Hot Springs’ history goes back centuries. Before European settlers came, the springs were used by the Native American inhabitants of Northern California’s Coast Range mountains. According to local lore, wealthy social activist and congressman General John Bidwell was searching for gold in 1863 when one of his men got deathly sick. Local Native Americans told him about powerful waters, later to be known as Wilbur Hot Springs. Bidwell brought his man to the waters where he was miraculously cured.
In the 1970s, Dr. Richard Louis Miller was a San Francisco psychologist who had left teaching at the University of Michigan in order to study in California with Virginia Satir, the founder of family therapy, and with Fritz Perls, the originator of Gestalt Therapy. Wanting to relocate his practice to the country to develop a conscious-raising community, he believed intensive psychotherapy in a residential setting would be more effective than short, timed sessions.
This property offers a unique opportunity to be a part of history and live close to nature.