The Appalachia is a traditional cabin sauna that fully encompasses the authentic Finnish sauna experience. From the thick Nordic Spruce planks milled from the forests of Finland to the enlivening steam that bursts from water on hot stones, this sauna has it all. Its traditional cabin-style design includes a changing room and front porch area, large enough for six individuals to sit comfortably. The Appalachia is suited for a variety of electric and wood heater options allowing you to curate your very own rustic getaway, even if it’s just in your backyard.
The Appalachia cabin sauna embraces the full Finnish sauna experience and is designed with years of tradition in mind. This sauna is a cabin-style model that features extra large multi-level seating for up to 6 individuals, an attached changing room, and a front porch area for cooling off between sauna rounds. This two room construction is typical of a traditional Finnish sauna. Accent the changing room to fit your style with robe hooks, a comfy bench, or wall hangings. The can be used as a changing room for privacy or just another space to relax and cool down from the heat of the sauna.
With double tongue and groove construction, the thick Nordic Spruce fits snugly together providing maximum comfort and insulation. The lumber flawlessly interlocks, looking and feeling like a cozy log cabin. The window is designed to open and close with adjustable settings that allow for fresh air to enter the sauna as desired. This cabin sauna is also suited for both an electric heater or a wood-burning heater. Learn more about your heater options here.
The Appalachia arrives in the form of a kit with pre-cut and notched Nordic Spruce timber sections. The lumber is thick, insulating, and beautiful giving the sauna a rustic cabin feel. This type of lumber weathers nicely on its own over time, but can also be painted or stained with a UV protector in order to preserve color. The hardware and fasteners are made from premium stainless steel, and each pane of glass is tempered and sturdy. This sauna comes with a shingled roof and a wood paneled floor in both the sauna room, changing room, and front porch area.
This sauna comes with the electric 8kw KIP Stainless Steel Heater, or you can upgrade to the Cilindro Electric 9kw Heater with dial controls or the Harvia 20 Pro wood-burning stove. All wood burning stoves come with an installation kit that includes the chimney, protective base, and protective surround. These exceptional heaters will bring the sauna room up to temperatures nearing 200F in less than an hour.
The front porch with eaves functions beautifully as a third space to sit and relax, enjoying the outdoor scenery. The Nordic Spruce flooring of the porch has been heat treated giving it a slightly darker color to contrast the bright lumber of the cabin. It’s a great space to add chairs, an outdoor table, or even an outdoor shower to cool off in between rounds.
The Appalachia is a rustic getaway that allows you to feel off the grid no matter where your sauna is located. The sauna room is spacious, yet cozy allowing for 6 individuals to sit comfortably or a few to stretch out on the large sturdy benches. The adjustable window in the sauna room allows for fresh cool air to enter if desired, so that you can find the perfect temperature. The atmosphere of the changing room can be whatever you choose. Leave it simple and rustic or add in your own personal style. This cabin sauna truly encompasses all that it means to have a traditional Finnish sauna experience.