If you want to experience the deepest kind of relaxation, sit in a sauna for a good 10-15 minutes. The intense heat will melt any built-up stress away, especially in the middle of a freezing cold winter. But where do you find a sauna to relax in, without spending a ton of money? Usually you can only find them at costly, high-end spas, but luckily some RV parks have them available for visitors to use too. These are just a few of the RV-friendly resorts where you can stay warm in a sauna this season.
1. Sou’wester Lodge – Long Beach, Washington
For a rustic getaway on the Washington coast, stay in one of the rad vintage travel trailers at Sou’Wester Lodge in Seaview. All visitors are welcome to use their private Garden Spa, which includes a dry Finnish sauna made of quality western cedar & hand-milled Port Orford Cedar.
They also have RV and tent sites available, as well as cozy cabins to rent for the night. Inside their main lodge, a small general shop sells food, drinks, and other miscellaneous items. You can additionally purchase a variety of handmade goods from local artists in their small trailer on-site, named “Thrifty”.
Plus, the lodge is only minutes from the sandy coastline, and some of the most fabulous attractions on the Long Beach Peninsula. During your stay, take a short trip up the main road to see the quirky Marsh’s Free Museum, and grab a bite to eat from the Australian-themed bar & grill, Lost Roo.
2. River Vista Mountain Village – Dillard, Georgia
Open year-round, River Vista Mountain Village provides serenity in a valley among the great Smoky Mountains. For RVers, they offer full hook-ups and an extensive list of amenities, including an indoor heated pool & sauna, as well as another heated pool & hot tub outside.
When you’re not laying back in the sauna, you can connect to their WiFi and check Facebook, watch cable TV, or swing by the clubhouse where a small shop sells last-minute needs. The whole place is pet-friendly, and highly rated from past travelers on RV Park Reviews.
3. 29 Palms Resort – Twentynine Palms, California
A short drive away from Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms Resort offers both RV sites and cozy cottages overlooking Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course. Guests here are welcome to use their sauna, fully enclosed pool, hot tub, WiFi, fitness room, and laundry-game room. Plus, with the golf course just next door, there’s plenty of opportunity to head out and play a round.
About 168 sites are available for RVers, and 26 cottages for both long and short term stays. Their homey cottages are one and two-bedroom, fully furnished, and come equipped with satellite TV, Internet, utilities, along with a BBQ and a patio. You can find more info and reviews from past travelers on 29 Palms Golf Resort here.
4. Smokiam Resort – Soap Lake, Washington
Smokiam Resort sits on the shores of Soap Lake – a mineral-rich body of water in eastern Washington, famous for its healing properties. They don’t just have RV sites, tent spots, and cabins you can stay in – but also tee-pees for a more rustic experience. While you’re here, take a moment to relax, and step inside their European steam sauna, pool, or one of the spas.
They also welcome guests to hang out in their clubhouse, where there’s a big screen TV, or play a round on their miniature golf course. The whole resort is pet-friendly – and they even recently opened an off-leash dog park where your four-legged friends can run off all their energy. Read more reviews on Smokiam Resort.
5. Cherry Hill Park – College Park, Maryland
As the closest campground to Washington, D.C., Cherry Hill Park provides a lovely home base when you’re looking to explore our nation’s capital. Aside from being in the perfect location, the family-owned park has all of the bells and whistles you would expect of a five-star park, including a hot tub and a sauna.
Visitors can also play a round of mini golf here, step inside their game room, or lay back and watch TV by the fireplace in their cozy lounge. Check out their hundreds of excellent reviews from other RVers.
6. Kenai Riverfront Resort – Soldotna, Alaska
Kenai Riverfront Resort is a favorite among fishers and RVers for their front-row location on the Kenai River. Aside from premiere fishing opportunities for massive sockeye salmon, the resort includes a custom Finnish sauna & spa, a boat launch, and hammocks that visitors can unwind in.
Their spacious RV sites are only about 75 yards away from the river, giving both views and complete solitude. If you’re not in an RV, they also provide lodging in log cabins, a three-bedroom house, and a homey riverfront suite. For rates and more info, take a look at their website.
7. Normandy Farms – Foxborough, Massachusetts
For a quiet New England retreat, Normandy Farms is a top choice, hidden in the woods between Boston and Cape Cod. Visitors can swim in either of their Olympic-sized pools outside, go for a dip in their heated pool, or step inside their hot, rejuvenating sauna.
Since 1971, the family-owned resort has offered something for guests of all ages. Aside from the sauna, a few of their highlights include: an arcade, 3 outdoor pools, 3 Jacuzzis, a pool, fitness center, fishing pond, disk golf, dog park and a bike park. Plus, they have raving reviews from past travelers on Good Sam Club and on RV Park Reviews.
8. Bella Terra RV Resort – Foley, Alabama
If you want nothing short of a five-star experience, pull up to Bella Terra Resort. Just minutes from Alabama’s sandy Gulf Coast, the resort offers an extravagant place to stay with royalty-level amenities – including: a dry sauna, Jacuzzi, private movie theater, a 6000-square-foot clubhouse, dog parks, free WiFi, and an infinity pool.
Their RV sites feature concrete pads and built-in patios, and all come equipped with electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Internet. Check out more reviews on Bella Terra RV Resort here.
Even just thinking about stepping into a sauna is relaxing! Have you been to any of these resorts before? Or have you been to any other amazing RV parks that offered a sauna?