Experience our therapeutic wood-fired sauna in the forest; hand~crafted circular and cedar-lined, near our spring~fed mountain brook for deep refreshment and restoration.
Preparing for your sauna experience:
Come well~hydrated to your sauna appointment and eat a light meal or snack an hour or two before your appointment. Please come to the sauna free of scented products, cologne, perfumes, and heavy make-up. We request all guests to bathe/shower just before appointments, either on-site (warm shower room at Pioneer shower room or take a brook plunge) or bathe at home.
It is an alcohol, smoke-free and drug~free zone at our sauna.
What to bring~How to prepare:
- Drinking water-reusable water bottles please
- Bath towel
- Bathing suit
- Hydrate well throughout the day and have a light snack about an hour before your session.
Health Benefits and Considerations for Regular Sauna Usage:
Some avid sauna users say that the Sauna has many healthy effects on the mind and body. These sauna lovers enjoy their sauna for many reasons, including these:
- Saunas relax your sore, tight, overworked & tired muscles.
- Saunas are excellent for fighting winter colds.
- Saunas release daily stress and tension.
- You may feel deep relaxation and calm.
- Better and deeper sleep after a sauna.
- Revitalizes the body and mind.
- Refreshes the skin – deep cleans and moisturizes.
- Saunas are great for lower back pain & arthritis.
- Reduces aches and pains in joints.
- Sauna time is a time of peace.
Contraindications for the sauna:
Intense sauna heat is not recommended during:
- High-risk pregnancies. (Consult your physician prior to sauna appt.)
- For patients with unstable angina pectoris, recent myocardial infarction, and severe aortic stenosis.
- Decompensated heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia are relative contraindications.
- Alcohol and/or drug intake before or during sauna bathing can create serious health risks and impaired judgment. For these reasons, the partaking of drugs or alcoholic beverages are not permitted at our sauna.
- Our sauna welcomes children 10 and up with attentive parental/adult supervision.
Traditional Sauna Experience
Finnish tradition suggests that the sauna space is sacred. The conversation stays light and loving with silence during the Loïyly; when the water streams on the rocks. Begin your cleanse by sitting in the heat and steam for 10-20 minutes. Once you feel your core body temperature rise, and your body will tell you when it is time, feel free to exit and rest in the transition room or outside, allowing your core temperature to decrease. Once you have allowed the heat to settle, return to the sauna. You repeat this process as many times as it feels right for you. For your final round, take a thorough rinse down/bath to complete your cleansing. Relax in the transition room until you become dry, cool, and grounded. Breathing. Smiling.
Nurture Through Nature’s Sauna Experience
Relax and cleanse. Experience our spacious, inviting sauna, complete with 3 windows overlooking the surrounding forest, soft candlelight, and an inventive air circulation system allowing deep breathing in of the Eucalyptus-infused steam.
Once the sauna room reaches a therapeutic temperature of 160- 180ºF, you invited to settle into the soothing heat in the peaceful, natural environment offered here. Fresh mountain brook water is then ladled over the hot lava rocks, creating circulating steam that gently envelopes.
Throughout your session, fully experience the sauna in a customary way by pouring mountain brook water over your body, rinsing off the stress of the day.
Pass freely in and out of the sauna into the transition room for drinking water and healthy snacks, sit on the deck or take a dip in the nearby brook.
For the health and well-being of our community and staff, we ask that all of our guests be free of symptoms or illness prior to your private sauna appointment.
Private Sauna Appointments
Private sauna appointments are one hour appointments. Our sauna runs year-round Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday based on availability.
24 Hour Notice needed in Booking a Sauna.
Per hour fee for private appointments:
$77 – 1-2 guests
$5 – 3 or more add $5pp or $10pp for walk-ins
Delayed arrivals, early departures, and holiday periods are non-refundable. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours or do not keep your appointment, you will be billed for that session.
Private Sauna Appointments
Private appointments are one-hour appointments and available year-round on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays based on availability and by appointment.
To book your private sauna appointment, please view availability on calendar, click on the day, time, number of guests then Book Now.
If you prefer, call us at 1-855-207-RETREAT (7387) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch with you shortly!
Our sauna welcomes children 10 and up with attentive parental/adult supervision.
We have a 24-hour notice in booking a sauna. We have a 24-hour notice to reschedule or cancel your already booked sauna.
Keep in mind, advanced appointments are necessary as it takes from 1.5-2.5 hours to bring the wood-fired sauna up to therapeutic temperatures, depending upon the season and outdoor temperature. Give us as much notice are you able to better guarantee your preferred appointment time! Pre-payment confirms your booking.
Thursday & Friday
We enjoyed staying in the area and had an amazing experience in the sauna! Perfect for our weekend getaway!
The cabin was more spacious than we anticipated and was very clean and tidy. We loved the dipping areas on the site and booking a sauna appointment is a must! It was the highlight of our trip – so relaxing and so much fun to take a dip when it got too hot! It is a lovely area and we would definitely come back.
Perfect for rejuvenation, the sauna dips were amazing! I look forward to returning, it was a lovely experience.
Robin’s Nest was very clean, and in a very peaceful location! Would definitely recommend the extra amenities, such as the sauna and yoga.
Great host as everyone we interacted with was extremely pleasant. Cabins & sauna were exceptionally clean & recently sanitized. They care & it clearly shows in the quality of the facility & condition it’s kept in. The sauna is a must! Highly encourage anyone unsure about it to go for it! You won’t regret it. Not all saunas are created equal. NTN’s is exceptional.