5th June 2024

What is the Best Barrel Sauna?

If you’re researching this question - what is the best barrel sauna, then you’ve come to the place you’re meant to be!

Are you dreaming of having your very own wellness retreat? Without leaving the comfort of your backyard? Well, thankfully, there’s a barrel sauna for that!

Across Australia, more and more people are turning their dream into reality with this cosy, compact solution that's both a throwback and a step forward in home wellness.

It’s like you’re stepping into a warm, enveloping space where stress just melts away, and health benefits multiply. That’s the magic of these cylindrical saunas that are steadily gaining fans for their simplicity and effectiveness.

But, what is the best barrel sauna out there? Let us guide you through the options.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Selecting the right sauna for your home is a bit like choosing a new family member. It's not just about looks or how it fits in your backyard. It's also about how it complements your life.

Size, material, and features are the trifecta of factors that ensure your sauna isn’t just a purchase, but an investment in your well-being.

Beyond these considerations, think about your lifestyle. How often will you use your sauna? Is it for an occasional unwind, or are you planning to make it part of your daily health routine?

Your usage frequency might influence the size or features you prioritise.

Choosing a sauna is an exciting venture. At Heavenly Saunas, we’re here to help take you there.

    Best Barrel Saunas

    Let’s take a look at seven barrel saunas to help get you started. Take your time, consider your space, and think about what features will enhance your sauna experience.


    After all, your perfect fit might be on this list, waiting patiently to become a centrepiece of your home and a sanctuary for your well-being.

      Saunas Australia

      Salem Cedar Sauna Package - 2-3 Person


      Price: AU$9,990.00

      The Salem Cedar Sauna Package offers a unique solution, merging traditional relaxation with modern efficiency, right in the comfort of your home. This sauna is specifically crafted for those who appreciate a blend of compact design and efficient functionality.

      It’s an ideal addition to any Australian backyard or home gym, providing a personal wellness retreat without occupying much space. It also great for those that our compromised or tight with space and can fit in a small garden area or on a balcony.

      Why You’ll Love It

      • Superior Craftsmanship: Constructed in the USA, this sauna utilises certified Western Red Cedar, renowned for its insulation properties. The 35mm thick timber ensures that warmth stays within, creating an efficiently heated environment.

      • Durability and Safety: Featuring tempered glass, stainless steel bands, hinges, and fasteners, along with weather and rot resistant plastic support cradles, this sauna is built to withstand all weather conditions, guaranteeing years of reliability.

      • Quick Heating: Equipped with a Harvia 4.5KW electric heater, it reaches the desired temperature swiftly, whether you're in the mood for a wet or dry sauna experience. The option to delay the start time up to four hours allows for perfect scheduling around your busy lifestyle.

      • Versatile Placement: Whether you fancy an indoor setup or prefer integrating it into your outdoor landscape, this sauna adapts effortlessly. Its hand-crafted lumber profiles add a touch of elegance wherever placed.

      • Comfortable Seating: Inside, two opposite-facing benches offer the flexibility to sit or recline, accommodating up to three people comfortably.

      • Night Time Ambiance: An interior LED light enhances the evening sauna experience, creating a serene atmosphere for unwinding after dark.

      • Warranty: Peace of mind comes standard with a limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room and a two-year warranty on the heater (domestic use).

      Specifications
      • Capacity: Ideal for 2-3 individuals.
      • Heater: 4.5W, 220V, requiring a 32-amp hard-wire connection.
      • Dimensions (Approx): The assembled unit measures approximately 183W x 119D x 196H, with an interior space of 180W x 100D x 180H. Bench dimensions are set at 46W x 100L x 44H.

      Check it out: Salem Cedar Sauna Package

        Watoga Cedar Sauna Package - 3-4 Person


        Price: AU$11,000.00

        The Watoga Cedar Sauna Package is designed to comfortably host up to four individuals. It is your go-to for relaxation and rejuvenation.
        Whether you're looking to unwind alone or with friends, its spacious interior and efficient heating ensure a premium sauna experience.

        Why You'll Love It

        • Rapid Heating: Featuring a Harvia 6KW electric heater, you can enjoy radiant heat within 45 minutes. Want it ready when you are? Simply delay the start time up to four hours.

        • Quality Craftsmanship: Made in the USA with certified Western Red Cedar, known for its superior insulation and durability. This not only retains heat more effectively but also stands up to the test of time.

        • All-Weather Durability: Equipped with weather and rot resistant cradles and stainless steel components, it's built to withstand Australian climates, from the hot sun to unexpected rain showers.

        • Evening Ambiance: An interior LED light creates the perfect setting for night-time relaxation, adding to the overall ambience and experience.

        • Versatile Use: Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations, allowing you to create a wellness retreat wherever you prefer.

        • Comfortable Seating: Two opposite-facing benches provide ample space for sitting or reclining, making it ideal for conversations or solitary reflection.

        • Handcrafted Details: Every element, from the lumber profiles to the end sections, is hand-crafted for a touch of artisanal quality.

        • Peace of Mind: Comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room and a two-year warranty on the heater (domestic use).

        Specifications

        • Capacity: Designed for 3-4 people, ensuring a spacious and comfortable experience.
        • Heater Specifications: Boasts a 6kW, 220V heater with a 32-amp requirement, ready for a hardwire connection.
        • Dimensions (Approx): The sauna measures 183W x 150D x 196H, providing a generous interior space of 180W x 130D x 180H. Bench sizes are 46W x 130L x 44H, offering ample seating.

        Check it out: Watoga Cedar Sauna Package

          Pinnacle Cedar Sauna Package - 4-6 Person


          Price: AU$12,000.00

          In the quest for a perfect balance between size and functionality, the Pinnacle Cedar Barrel Sauna emerges as a prime choice.

          Specially tailored for Australian households, this sauna encapsulates the essence of communal relaxation or personal retreat, fitting seamlessly into any outdoor or indoor setting.

          Whether it's a solitary morning ritual or an evening unwind session with friends, the Pinnacle Cedar offers unmatched versatility and warmth.

          Why You’ll Love It

          • Optimal Size: Measuring 6’x6’, it perfectly accommodates up to six individuals, offering a spacious yet intimate environment for relaxation.

          • Rapid Heating: Equipped with a Harvia 6kW electric heater, it ensures you're ready to bask in warmth in no time. Add water over the Finnish stones for that extra sizzle.

          • Night or Day: Set the sauna to warm up while you work out, thanks to the adjustable start timer, ensuring it's ready when you are.

          • Superior Insulation: The use of certified Western Red Cedar, known for its insulation properties, keeps the warmth where it belongs.

          • Durability: With tempered glass, stainless steel components, and weather-resistant supports, this sauna stands up to the Aussie climate, making it a durable addition to your home.

          • Ambience: An interior LED light sets the mood for those late-night sessions, adding a touch of magic to every sauna experience.

          • Flexible Placement: Its design allows for placement both indoors and outdoors, adapting to your space and lifestyle needs.

          • Comfortable Seating: Two opposite-facing benches provide ample space for everyone to sit back or lie down and relax.

          • Handcrafted Quality: From the timber profiles to the end sections, every element is hand-crafted, ensuring a unique and high-quality finish.

          • Peace of Mind: A limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room and a two-year warranty on the heater guarantee your satisfaction.

          Specifications
          • Capacity: Ideal for 2-3 Capacity: Comfortably holds 4-6 people for shared or solo relaxation sessions.
          • Heater Details: A robust 6kW, 220V heater with a 32-amp requirement, ready to connect and heat up your sauna moments.
          • Dimensions (Approx) : The sauna measures 183W x 180D x 196H, with an accommodating interior of 180W x 160D x 180H and generously sized benches at 46W x 160L x 44H.

          Check it out: Pinnacle Cedar Barrel Sauna Package

            Essex Cedar Barrel Sauna Package - 4 Person


            Price: AU$13,500.00

            The Essex Cedar Sauna is a superb blend of compact design and spacious comfort that accommodates up to four people.
            Ideal for those seeking a premium relaxation experience in their Australian home, this sauna offers ample room for standing, sitting, or reclining, along with the versatility of using either an electric sauna stove or a traditional woodfire heater.

            Why You’ll Love It

            • Optimal Insulation: Built with 35mm thick certified Western Red Cedar, known for its outstanding insulation properties, ensuring your sauna retains heat efficiently.

            • Durability and Safety: Equipped with tempered glass features, stainless steel bands, hinges, and fasteners, plus weather-resistant plastic support cradles, it's designed to withstand diverse weather conditions.

            • Comfortable Seating: Two opposite-facing benches provide ample space for you and your guests to relax and enjoy the sauna experience together.

            • Flexible Heating Options: Whether you prefer the convenience of an electric sauna stove or the traditional touch of a woodfire heater, the Essex Cedar Sauna caters to both preferences.

            • Made in the USA: Assurance of quality craftsmanship and materials.

            • Hand-crafted Details: Every lumber profile and end section is meticulously hand-crafted, adding a unique touch to your sauna.

            • Peace of Mind: Comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room and a two-year warranty on the heater (domestic use).

            Specifications

            • Capacity: Comfortably holds up to four individuals.
            • Dimensions (Approx): The assembled sauna measures 209W x 180D x 85 - 216H, with an interior room size of 202W x 160D x 201H, and benches sized 51W x 160L x 50H.

            Check it out: Essex Cedar Barrel Sauna Package

              Princeton Cedar Barrel Sauna Package - 6-8 Person


              Price: AU$14,500.00

              The Princeton Cedar Barrel Sauna is designed for those who appreciate extra room or love to entertain. This sauna offers unparalleled space and comfort, allowing you to stretch out or gather with friends and family.
              The essence of Finnish sauna tradition can now be enjoyed in your own backyard.

              Why You’ll Love It

              • Spacious Comfort: With dimensions of 6’x 8’, the Princeton boasts the largest interior among our sauna offerings, easily accommodating 6 to 8 people.

              • Quick Heating: The powerful Harvia 8kW electric heater ensures you're enveloped in radiant heat within an hour, with the flexibility to start heating up to eight hours in advance.

              • Premium Insulation: Constructed with 35mm thick certified Western Red Cedar, known for its exceptional insulation and durability.

              • Safety and Durability: Features tempered glass, stainless steel bands, hinges, and fasteners, along with weather-resistant support cradles, ensuring your sauna stands the test of time and elements.

              • Versatile Placement: Whether you prefer it as an indoor retreat or an outdoor oasis, the Princeton is designed for both settings.

              • Mood Lighting: An interior LED light adds to the ambience, perfect for evening relaxation sessions.

              Specifications

              • Capacity: Accommodates 6-8 people, ideal for solo relaxation or group gatherings.
              • Heater: Equipped with an 8kW, 220V heater, requiring a 40-amp hardwire connection.
              • Dimensions (Approx): The assembled sauna measures 183W x 241D x 196H, with an interior space of 180W x 221D x 180H, and benches sized 46W x 221L x 44H.

              Check it out: Princeton Cedar Barrel Sauna Package

                Seneca Cedar Barrel Sauna Package - 6-7 Person


                Price: AU$15,500.00

                The Seneca Cedar Barrel Sauna is a spacious and inviting retreat designed to comfortably accommodate 6 to 7 people.
                Crafted with care and precision, this sauna is not just an addition to your home; it's a gateway to unparalleled relaxation and rejuvenation, embodying the essence of Australian outdoor living with a touch of luxury.

                Why You’ll Love It

                • Ample Space: Generous dimensions provide a roomy interior, perfect for families or group sessions without feeling crowded.

                • Heating Choices: Whether you're drawn to the quick convenience of an electric heater or the rustic charm of wood-fired heat, the Seneca caters to all preferences.

                • Superior Insulation: Made from 35mm thick certified Western Red Cedar, known for its excellent insulation properties, ensuring a warm and efficient sauna experience.

                • Durability and Safety: Equipped with tempered glass, stainless steel fixtures, and weather-resistant supports, built to withstand the Australian climate.

                • Craftsmanship: Hand-crafted timber profiles and end sections add a personal touch, enhancing the aesthetic appeal and overall sauna quality.

                • Flexible Seating: Two opposite-facing benches allow for comfortable sitting or reclining, making it ideal for relaxation or socializing.

                • Warranty: Enjoy a limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room and a two-year warranty on the heater, ensuring many years of serene sauna sessions.

                Specifications

                • Capacity: Designed to hold 6-7 individuals comfortably.
                • Dimensions (Approx): The assembled sauna measures approximately 209W x 208L x 216H, with an interior room size of 202W x 188D x 79 - 201H, and bench dimensions of 51W x 188L x 50H.

                Check it out: Seneca Cedar Barrel Sauna Package

                  Lewisburg Cedar Barrel Sauna Package - 8 Person


                  Price: AU$16,500.00

                  The expansive Lewisburg Cedar Barrel Sauna can accommodate up to eight individuals. The model breaks the mould with its generous dimensions and superior features, making it a perfect fit for Australian homes looking for that extra touch of luxury and wellness.


                  Why You’ll Love It


                  • Room to Stretch: With dimensions of 7’x8’ and a diameter that’s a full foot larger than typical models, it offers ample space for a truly spacious sauna experience.

                  • Versatile Heating Options: Whether you prefer the traditional warmth of a wood-burning heater or the convenience of the Harvia 8kW electric heater, the Lewisburg caters to all preferences, ensuring you’re enveloped in soothing heat within an hour.

                  • Premium Cedar Construction: Made from 35mm thick certified Western Red Cedar, renowned for its insulation properties and durability, ensuring efficient heat retention and longevity.

                  • Safety and Quality: Features tempered glass, stainless steel fixtures, and weather-resistant supports, made to withstand the diverse Australian climate.

                  • Hand-Crafted Detailing: From the lumber profiles to the end sections, each element is meticulously hand-crafted, adding a unique touch to your sauna.

                  • Indoor/Outdoor Flexibility: Designed for versatility, it can be installed indoors or outdoors, adapting seamlessly to your lifestyle and space.

                  • Comfortable Seating: Two opposite-facing benches offer comfortable seating or reclining options, making it ideal for socialising or solitary relaxation.

                  • Night Time Ambiance: An interior LED light creates the perfect atmosphere for evening sessions, adding to the overall ambience and experience.


                  Specifications


                  • Capacity: Designed to hold 6-8 people, perfect for gatherings or spacious solo sessions.

                  • Heater Specifications: Features a standard 8kW, 220V heater with a 40-amp electrical requirement, ready for a hardwire connection.

                  • Dimensions (Approx): The assembled sauna measures approximately 209W x 241D x 226H, with an inviting interior space of 209W x 221D x 211H, and generously sized benches at 46W x 221L x 43H.


                  Check it out:
                  Lewisburg Cedar Barrel Sauna Package

                    What the Team Have to Say About Barrel Saunas


                    This is like choosing your favourite child - impossible!! So many reasons why we love each of these amazing barrel saunas. All are so beautifully crafted that sitting in them is one of the best barrel sauna experiences you will have. It’s no wonder they win so many awards and are considered the best barrel sauna in the world market. We love them all!!

                    Conclusion


                    Investing in a high-quality barrel sauna is a decision that offers immeasurable value, blending the timeless tradition of sauna with the tranquillity of your home.

                    At Heavenly Saunas, we understand the importance of this decision. That’s why we promise an unmatched blend of quality, service, and satisfaction to every customer.

                    Our carefully curated selection ensures that you’ll find a sauna that not only meets your needs but exceeds your expectations in every way.

                    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

                    Are indoor saunas expensive to run?


                    No, modern saunas are designed with energy efficiency in mind. Infrared saunas, in particular, are known for their low operating costs. Running costs can be further minimised through proper insulation, smart usage during off-peak electricity hours, and regular maintenance.


                    How do I maintain my indoor sauna?


                    Maintaining your indoor sauna requires some cleaning every now and then, ensuring proper ventilation at all times, checking for any wear and tear, and following the manufacturer’s guidelines for care and maintenance.

                    How long does it take to install an indoor sauna?


                    The time required to install an indoor sauna can vary depending on the complexity of the model and any preparatory work needed in your home. Simple installations may take only a few hours, while more complex setups could require a day or more.

                      How long does it take to assemble a barrel sauna?


                      Assembly time varies based on the sauna size and the skill level of the assembler(s). On average, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Most barrel saunas come with detailed instructions for assembly.


                      Are barrel saunas energy efficient?


                      Yes, the unique shape of barrel saunas allows for efficient air circulation and faster heating times, making them more energy-efficient compared to traditional square or rectangular saunas.

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