Plan Your Visit

We are now taking limited day use and overnight reservations


In General:

  • Groceries (Community kitchen is closed. Overnight guests can choose to participate in Wilbur’s American Meal Plan or choose to bring an ice chest with blocks of ice for picnic/cold style meals. Day users can also bring an ice chest. We will have a designated spot for you to store your ice chest.
  • Robe or sarong to wear to and from the clothing-optional bath area
  • Flip-flops or slip-on shoes
  • Slippers to wear inside the hotel (please park outdoor shoes on the veranda)
  • Towels (we offer towels for sale in the Country Store)
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking or running shoes to explore our Nature Preserve.
  • Hat & sunscreen

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Bunk Room Guests:

Bring your own top bedding (sleeping bag or blanket). We provide bottom sheets and pillows with cases. Some bunks are accessible via ladder.

Camping Guests:

Bring a freestanding tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag. Cooking is done in the hotel kitchen; neither food nor flames are permitted at the campsites.


Due to the current pandemic the community kitchen is currently closed. We are offering overnight guests the option to participate in our American Meal Plan. To view more information on the meal plan click here.


Wilbur is an ideal place for a digital detox and the perfect place to foster your creativity and play. We encourage you to unplug from your devices and reconnect with what matters most to you, whether it’s nature, spirit, your self, or someone dear to you. Enjoy a variety of unplugged entertainments Wilbur has to offer, including a reading library, billiards, ping-pong, board games, piano, musical instruments, and bicycles. Feel free to bring:

  • Books
  • Journal
  • Art & craft supplies
  • Acoustic musical instruments
  • Bicycle(s)
Electronic Devices:

In keeping with Wilbur’s values of conservation and environmental stewardship, we rely on solar power for our energy needs. We appreciate your mindful cooperation to limit energy consumption by leaving plug-in appliances (e.g., hair dryer, flat-iron, rice cooker, slow cooker, blender, food processor, etc.) at home and turning off lights & fans when you leave your room. Outlets are limited at our facility, however we can charge a device for you at the front desk. Please notify the hotel in advance if you require an outlet for a plug-in medical device.

You may bring battery-powered devices such as a laptop, tablet, or portable music player with headphones.

Cell Phones and Internet Access:

Wilbur is out of range of cell phone reception and wireless internet is not available. The nearest cell reception area is about 30 minutes away, near the towns of Williams or Clearlake. We have a pay phone.  


If you’re headed to Wilbur via Highway 16, stop by our neighbors at Full Belly Farm and Riverdog Farm in Guinda, less than 30 minutes away. Séka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room is in Brooks. Full Belly Farm has been operating organically since 1985. Pick up some fresh organic fruit, vegetables, or eggs for your stay. They have an on-farm market every Friday from 2-6 p.m. or you can call a day ahead to place an order for pick-up: (530) 796-2214. Riverdog Farm sells certified organic produce, pastured pork and chicken. Their packing shed is open Monday through Saturday for purchases. 530-796-4100 Séka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room Inside the 14,000 square foot olive oil mill, find fine olive oil, wine, honey and Capay Valley products from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm. 530-796-2810 If you’re coming from the Bay Area, Nugget Market has several locations in Vacaville (off of I-80), Sacramento, or Woodland (off of I-5). If you’re headed west on Highway 20 from Nevada City/Grass Valley, New Earth Market is the place to stop in Yuba City. West of Williams (off of I-5) find Charter Family Fruit Stand, 4851 King Rd, open seasonally: call (530) 473-5483. If you’re headed east on Highway 20 from Highway 101, stop in Ukiah at the Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op.


Wilbur is 23 miles from the nearest town with services, so we recommend you gas up before heading into the mountains where Wilbur is located. The nearest gas stations are in Williams (23 miles east on Highway 20), Brooks (at the Cache Creek Casino, 32 miles south on Highway 16), or in Clear Lake/Clear Lake Oaks (25 miles west on Highway 20.) NOTE: Wilbur does not have the facility to accomodate charging electrical vehicles. The nearest EV station is in Williams, CA at Carl’s Jr. 


Important: Please print or write the directions and bring them with you, as we are in an area free from cell phone and GPS reception.

From the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento Wilbur is just a 2½ hour drive northeast of San Francisco or 1½ hour drive northwest of Sacramento. The scenic route to Wilbur Hot Springs from the Bay Area is I-80 East to I-505 North to Highway 16 West through the scenic Capay Valley and Cache Creek Canyon until you reach Highway 20. From the intersection of Highways 16 and 20, (see map below) turn left on Highway 20 and drive 500 feet before turning right onto Bear Valley Road. Follow this gravel road for about 4 miles, then turn left to cross the Silver Bridge. Continue one more mile and you’ll arrive at the paradise known as Wilbur Hot Springs! (Be sure to open and close the gate behind you.)

Alternatively, take I-505 North I-5 to North Highway 20 West, driving 18 miles until you reach the junction with Highway 16. Just 500 feet past this junction, turn right on Bear Valley Road, heading north on this gravel road for about 4 miles before turning left to cross the Silver Bridge. Continue one more mile to Wilbur. (Please remember to close the gate behind you.)

Note: Due to unpredictable weather conditions, as well as maintenance, some highways close without warning.  Before coming to Wilbur Hot Springs, please make sure you check for the latest closures.  Click here for highway information…


Google maps can help you find the intersection of Highways 16 and 20 from your location. Note: 500 feet past the junction of Highways 16 and 20, turn right on Bear Valley Road (Google incorrectly indicates the turn as Wilbur Springs Rd.), head north on this gravel road for about 4 miles before turning left to cross the Silver Bridge. Continue one more mile to Wilbur. (Please remember to close the gate behind you.)

Slow down and relax with us!

Wilbur is the place to enjoy slowing the pace of life down a bit. The maximum driving speed is 10 miles per hour while on the property. Many thanks for your cooperation!

Upon leaving Wilbur Hot Springs

Try the alternate route through the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley. Turn west on Highway 20, to south on Highway 53, to Highway 29 where you’ll head south through Napa.


Reservations are required for day use.