Why a Wood-Fired Hot Tub?

Why an AlumiTubs Wood-Fired Hot Tub?

There's something magical about a soak in a wood-burning hot tub. The sound of crackling firewood, the bright and breathtaking view of the stars on a clear night, the rhythmic sway of trees blowing in the evening breeze, the scent of cedar in the air — dreamy right?

A Connection to Nature

Our wood-fired hot tubs are a gathering place for loved ones to come together in the great outdoors. Fostering a connection to one another and to the natural environment, they offer an opportunity to slow down, unwind, take in the space around us, and relish the ritual of creating a simplistic, elemental experience of bathing in a wood fired hot tub powered by the primitive luxury mother nature has to offer. Satisfaction is sweeter when it's earned, and with a wood-burning hot tub, the process of creating an experience is half the fun - from filling the tub with fresh water to chopping wood, to nurturing the fire as it heats up and soaking under the stars without the humming of jets polluting what would otherwise be an opportunity to bask in the sweet noises found in nature. 

AlumiTubs Wood Fired Hot Tubs

Magical, Not Electrical

An electrical hot tub gives off a constant hum thanks to the rumbling of its motor, but with an AlumiTubs hot tub, that sound is replaced by the gentle crackle of a fire — and to us, that's pretty magical. Then there's the smell. A cedar-clad hot tub, like the ones we make using Canadian Western Red Cedar milled right in our backyard, exudes a warm, earthy aroma while the smoke from the fire lightly wafts through the air.

There are also practical reasons to opt for a wood-fired hot tub. They won't explode your electricity bill, can operate without toxic chemicals, don't rely on professional installation, pumps, or electric heaters. They won't need maintenance or repairs like electric hot tubs, and they require just good old fashioned wood and water, two materials that can be found in the wild. Plus, you'll heat it only when you want to use it, and that's a much more sustainable way to live. Use what you need when you need it, without waste. Read our blog post about water to learn how to make your wood fired hot tub eco-friendly with water conservation tips.

Wood-Fired Hot Tub material

Elevating the Art of the Soak

At AlumiTubs, we're elevating the art of an old-style soak to the practicalities of the modern era. Our leak-proof aluminum foundation means your tub will last a lifetime, while the cedar-clad exterior allows for a layer of extra insulation to sandwich between the tub. The stainless steel firebox, which is submerged directly in the water, distributes heat faster than external fireboxes and three layers of insulation create unparalleled heat performance, with just an armful of wood a day to maintain its temperature. Our portable tubs, which weigh in at just over 220 pounds can be easily moved by truck, trailer or in the back of a small boat, and because the marine grade aluminum foundation can be filled with salt or freshwater, they can be installed and set up on any flat surface. 

The benefits of the aluminum foundation are unique to AlumiTubs, and they’re plenty. Our wood-fired hot tubs are cleverly built to be the most hygienic wood-fired hot tub to clean and maintain, with the lowest heat time and the highest heat retention, presenting just the right amount of manual work for a weekend at the cabin. As our friends at Huckberry say, if you take a zen approach to this process, you're bound to find a bit of enlightenment along the way. 

Want to turn your dream of tubbing under the stars into a nightly ritual? Reserve one today so you can experience the magic of an AlumiTubs wood-burning hot tub for yourself. 

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