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6 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna - 4-6 Person

6 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna - 4-6 Person

Regular price $6,499.00 CAD
Sale price $6,499.00 CAD Regular price
Ready to ship in approximately 2 weeks (May 30, 2024).


Embrace the timeless tradition and modern elegance of our 6 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna, designed for four people to share the profound wellness benefits of sauna therapy. Crafted from Scandinavian thermowood, known for its durability, antimicrobial properties, and enhanced insulation, this sauna promises an unparalleled relaxation experience.

Product Features

  • 4-Person Capacity: Comfortably fits four.
  • Scandinavian Thermowood: Durable and stylish.
  • Heat-Treated Durability: Moisture and rot resistant.
  • Heater Flexibility: Wood or electric options.
  • Assembly in 4-6 Hours: Easy, quick setup.
  • Sauna Essentials Included: Bucket, ladle, stones.
  • Built-In Thermometer: Monitors sauna climate.
  • Ergonomic Benches: Comfortable seating design.
  • =Stainless Steel Hardware: Corrosion-resistant bands/fasteners.
  • Tempered Glass Door: Tinted for privacy.
  • Even Heat Distribution: For optimal comfort.
  • Superior Insulation: Keeps heat longer.
  • Anti-microbial Wood: Hygienic and clean.
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Make your backyard the oasis you deserve with a quality built outdoor sauna.

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Immerse yourself in timeless relaxation and rejuvenation, where every detail is designed with durability and quality in mind.

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 6 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna  - 4 Person

Need a hand? Give us a call 1-877-446-3565 and speak to a sauna expert!

Saunas have been popularly utilized for thousands of years in Scandinavia and throughout the world to gain social and healing advantages.

This complete barrel sauna package features a wooden water bucket, ladle, and sauna stones, as well as an integrated thermometer/hygrometer and internal seating benches, making it compatible with both electric and wood-fired heaters. Additionally, lighting is provided.

Assembly instructions are included and easily followed for a straightforward 4-person barrel sauna setup; no special tools or woodworking knowledge is needed. Pre-cut lumber pieces make assembly of this product take less than 3-4 hours on average. Enhance your recreational space with a Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna.


The Scandinavian barrel sauna is held in place by sturdy stainless steel bands and minimal fasteners (see photos). This system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract to form a tight seal, and the unit sits on polymer support cradles that loft the sauna’s undercarriage off the ground (see photo). The Scandinavian barrel sauna design is noted for its efficiency, even distribution of heat, and visual appeal. In addition, the front sauna porch creates a visually appealing and helpful outside sitting area — a place to hold towels or drinks or to serve as a relaxing place to cool off between sauna rounds.


This 6 FT Classic Thermowood Barrel Sauna is constructed from robust Scandinavian thermowood, which undergoes heat-treating between 180 – 230° in specialized chamber kilns for up to 96 hours, with steam providing additional protection from splitting and damage. The thermowood process achieves enhanced dimensional stability, anti-microbial properties, and rot/fungi resistance, as well as improved insulation capabilities that are beneficial for sauna use.

Want to learn more about thermowood? Check our our wood comparison page here

The door hinges, heater, fasteners, and bands are made of stainless steel. In addition, the sauna has a tempered, tinted full glass door with self-closing hinges.


These saunas will heat quickly--to as much as 195 F (90 Celsius) in under an hour. Every Backcountry barrel sauna comes with a wood-fired or electric stainless steel heater, water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, and ergonomic backrest so that you may begin enjoying the authentic sauna experience soon as the assembly is complete.


Opposite-facing benches that allow bathers to enjoy good conversation, and a sturdy heater fence made from aromatic cedar or pine scents all promote the authentically relaxing experience that is a tradition in the Scandinavian sauna experience.


We ship our saunas all across Canada and the United States to sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam. Typically we can get your sauna to a local pickup location for under $500.

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    Electric Heater Information

    Welcome to our Electric Sauna Heater Comparison guide. Here, you'll find an in-depth look at various electric sauna heaters, tailored to help you navigate through the nuances of each model. We've designed this page to assist you in understanding the key features, benefits, and any drawbacks, ensuring you make the most informed decision for your sauna setup. Whether you're prioritizing efficiency, design, or specific functionalities, our comprehensive comparison will lead you to the heater that best aligns with your sauna dreams.

    For inquiries or more detailed information about our sauna heaters, feel free to contact us at 877-446-3565. Our team is available to assist you from 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.


    Toule 6KW Sauna Heater w/ On Heater Controls Toule

    Available in 6kW & 9KW Models: $786 - $949 CAD

    For the price point vs quality, it doesn't get much better than this! This heater is the best bang for your buck both in its reliability and the features of this specific model (offboard digital controls, timers, etc.).


    • Auxiliary output controls for lights, fans etc.
    • Delayed Start Feature
    • ETL safety listed
    • Digital controller
    • Offered at a steep discount when purchased with a Backcountry sauna.


    • Not the most "attractive"


    Harvia KIP 8KW # #seotitle## Backcountry Recreation

    Available in 6kW & 8W Models: $1199 - $1399 CAD

    Harvia has been the biggest name in sauna heaters for over 70 years! The Harvia FLB model, made by Harvia in Finland, is a traditional Finnish-style wall-mounted sauna heater. What this one lacks in special and aesthetic features; it makes up for in heat and getting the job done.


    • Extremely reliable
    • Easy to use
    • Great for rental units or Airbnb
    • Durable stainless-steel components
    • ETL safety listed


    • Expensive for so few features
    • No remote control

    Harvia Cilindro

    Harvia Cilindro PC90 # #seotitle## Backcountry Recreation

    The Harvia Cilindro heater, known for its unique design featuring a massive stone quantity, offers a blend of gentle and powerful steam options. It's ideal for those seeking a versatile sauna experience, capable of creating a traditional sauna atmosphere with the convenience of electric heating.


    • Large stone capacity enhances the sauna experience with gentle or intense steam.
    • Stylish design with visible stones at the front, adding aesthetic appeal to any sauna.
    • The pillar form allows for freedom in sauna design and easy embedding into the bench.
    • Stainless steel construction ensures durability and longevity.
    • Optional Wifi Control for ease of use with the digital Harvia Xenio control panel.


    • Stones must be purchased separately, adding to the overall cost.
    • Primarily designed for larger sauna rooms, which may not suit smaller home saunas.
    • Longer heat up times

    With its modern yet traditional functionality, the Harvia Cilindro is perfect for sauna users who enjoy customizing their sauna sessions with varying steam intensity, all while adding a touch of elegance to their sauna space.


    HUUM Hive Mini Electric Sauna Heater 9 kW HUUM

    Available in 6kW, 9kW, or 10.5kW Models

    These are one of our best sellers! The Huum line of products offers a more traditional sauna experience by limiting metal and increasing total rock surface area. This provides a closer wood-fired experience with the reliability of electricity. Many of our customers prefer the design of the Huum as it is an accent piece against the backdrop of your high-quality wood sauna.


    • Wifi Controller
    • HUGE amount of thermal mass (rocks)
    • Looks fantastic
    • Auxiliary controls for fans, lights, etc.
    • Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards


    • Can require some troubleshooting


    HUUM DROP Electric Sauna Heater 9 KW HUUM

    Available in 6kW and 9 KW Models

    Very similar to the Huum Hive and Huum Hive Mini. The Huum Drop offers a round design that softens and livens up the angular interior of a classic sauna, giving it a touch of elegance. But DROP isn’t only about the looks. This compact wall-mounted heater can actually fit up to 55 kg of stones, exceeding most wood-burning stoves and guaranteeing long-lasting steam.


    • Wifi Controller
    • HUGE amount of thermal mass (rocks)
    • Looks fantastic
    • Auxiliary controls for fans, lights, etc.
    • Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards


    • Can require some troubleshooting


    Packaging & Shipping

    Wooden Crate
    85” L x 45 ½” W x 28 ½” H

    Warranty Information

    Our wooden saunas come with a 1-year limited warranty. Our Harvia Electric Sauna Heaters and Harvia Sauna Stoves also come with a 1-year limited warranty. Please refer to:

    Add-Ons Information


    Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?



    Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?



    Protect your sauna from the elements and keep it looking its best for longer by protecting the wood with a shingled roof. We recommend adding these asphalt shingles to keep water off the sauna and increase the wood’s longevity. The shingles are black in color. Note* not installing a roof system of some sort may result in water seepage into the sauna.



    Don't love the look of shingles? Prefer the natural look of wood? Consider a removable rain cover that can be put on or taken off depending on the weather.



    Turn the round bottom of your barrel sauna into a flat floor. Just like our sauna, this flooring is made with the highest quality wood and designed to fit all our barrel saunas. Upgrade your sauna experience with flat flooring.


    Sauna Accessory Bundle Backcountry Recreation


    (May be different than pictured due to availability)


    Sauna Backrest Two Pack Backcountry Recreation


    Relax against this beautifully crafted Dynamic Canadian Hemlock S-Shaped ergonomic backrest, the ultimate accessory to your sauna! The S-Shaped ergonomic backrest. The backrest is not intended for sitting or standing on, its weight capacity is 275 pounds. No assembly required.



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 16 reviews
    Garett Cowan
    Surprisingly simple!

    Very happy with the entire experience from start to finish. The contact we received from the team at backcountry recreation was timely and our sauna shipped and arrived when they said it would. Assembly went surprisingly well and quick!! The longest wait time was waiting on our electrician to get the heater hooked up. We absolutely love it and are enjoying our sauna on a regular basis.

    5 stars

    Just want to say, thank you so much guys for the great service and the great product we took a lot of time to look at all of her options and her happy we decided on backcountry recreation. The sauna is great quality, and it was relatively easy to put together.

    Michael Johnson
    "Top-notch Quality and Exceptional Service"

    "I couldn't be happier with my purchase! The quality of this sauna is absolutely top-notch, and the service provided by the staff was exceptional. They were knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. I would highly recommend this sauna to anyone looking for a high-quality, beautiful addition to their backyard."