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Historic 1,760-acre Wilbur Hot Springs est. 1865 Hits the Market


Historic 1,760-acre Wilbur Hot Springs est. 1865 Hits the Market

In all the world no waters like these: A once in a lifetime opportunity

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WILBUR SPRINGS, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern California's Historic Wilbur Hot Springs, established 1865, a 1,760-acre health retreat with naturally occurring medicinal hot springs including a 1,560-acre Nature Preserve, is now available for the first time in half a century.

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a significant piece of California history.

Wilbur Hot Springs, located about two hours northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, 1.5 hours north of the Sacramento Airport, 22 miles west of Williams, Colusa County, and 22 miles east of Clearlake, Lake County, is a 25-bedroom, mixed-use commercial property that is now available for $10 million, listed exclusively by David C. Gilbert of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty.

The legacy property has a colorful 153-year brand history as Wilbur Hot Springs. Prior to its establishment, in 1865, Wilbur Hot Springs was a Native American healing and ceremonial ground for the Yocha Dehe tribe of the Wintun Nation. Renowned for the healing qualities of the medicinal waters, the property has long attracted wellness seekers from around the world.

Wilbur Hot Springs was revived in 1972 by current owner, Dr. Richard Louis Miller who has operated it successfully ever since. In 1999, Miller purchased the adjoining 1,560-acre valley and placed a conservation easement on the property, giving Wilbur Hot Springs its own private Nature Preserve for exclusive use of registered guests.

As a pioneer in business functioning "off the grid," Wilbur Hot Springs is fully powered by photovoltaic energy allowing for full internet services.

The property also offers a host of potential commercial income scenarios, including the current health retreat, with a 2017 gross income of $2 million, potential for commercial geothermal and photovoltaic energy production and expansion of Wilbur's existing brand of medicinal bath crystals, medicinal soaps, medicinal facial products, natural laxatives and more. The Wilbur Hot Springs product line centers on medicinal crystals formed from waters deep within the earth that are created on site through evaporation. Medicinal minerals in the Wilbur Hot Springs waters are absorbed through the skin and provide gentle exfoliation, soothing of sore muscles, healing of wounds and some dermatological diseases, as well as restoration of a sense of well-being leaving skin smooth, supple and the body rejuvenated.

There is easy opportunity for expansion into areas such as glamping, horseback riding and educational seminars; and zoning is conducive to development.

For more information about this chance to purchase the historic Wilbur Hot Springs, please visit, and contact David C. Gilbert at 415.435.3752. (Please do not contact the staff at the property itself. Only David Gilbert has the information regarding the sale.)

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