Sauna Rental



Hewing Hotel

A few years ago, soon-to-be Hewing Hotel co-owner Tim Dixon showed up in our backyard for an evening of sauna. We remember it clearly because he brought the firewood — a truckload of it. We had an epic sauna session at The Firehouse, culminating in Tim’s conviction to put a sauna on the rooftop of the hotel  – and we committed to bring it to life once it launched.  

Tim Dixon delivering a truckload of split red oak to The Firehouse Sauna. 2015.  

We’ve been fortunate to partner with the hotel ever since, creating guided Thermaculture sessions featuring their unique rooftop, stadium-style sauna. Designed to host groups of 20+ for traditional thermic therapies such as Finnish Vihta Whisking, and German sauna steam and aromatherapy sessions known as Aufguss – the rooftop also features a heated pool, and an epic Minneapolis skyline not five blocks away. 

In January 2020, Stokeyard Outfitters and the Hewing continue their partnership with Thermaculture Thursdays, Steam Medleys, Aufguss with Alex, and adding more guided experiences throughout the year. 

Calendar, Registration, and Etiquette information below.   

Program Information 


Hewing Wellness Sundays

2020 is the start of a new decade; a time to reflect and commit to growth.  Come join us for a Day of Wellness at the beautiful Hewing Hotel – the 2nd Sunday of the month January 2020 – May 2020. 

Thermaculture Thursday

Enjoy a guided sauna steam meditation followed by a sauna social with co-host Minnesota Power Yoga.

Aufguss with Alex

During these guided steam sessions the host (or Saunameister) gradually increases the intensity of the experience by adding steam to the rocks. The secret and art of Aufguss is creating and distributing steam in a way that makes the steam soft and relaxing, as well as intense.

Steam Medley

Join us on the rooftop of the Hewing Hotel every full and new moon for 4 rounds of guided sauna steam aromatherapy. 

Must be 21 years of age or older to be on the rooftop.

Locker room and showers available.

Bathing suit required at all times.

Flip flops recommended – cold water on site.

Please rinse in the shower before using the sauna and/or pool.

Please bring 2 towels for Hewing programs— 1 for your bench seat, another for drying.

Sorry NO REFUNDS. Hewing Hotel program space is limited – 22 seats – and fills up fast. If you register for a spot, please be prepared to use it or lose it. 

The full rooftop bar and menu is available for guests to enjoy after their steam rounds. No outside food or beverages allowed at any time.


Guided Experiences

Reservation Required




Valid for all Stokeyard Outfitters Programs (excluding the Hewing Hotel Daypass)
$5 discount for Passport holders & their guests

Pay $100 = Receive $125 in Passport Credit

Pay $200 = $275 in Passport Credit
Includes a felt wool Stokeyard Outfitters Sauna Hat!

Rooftop Sauna Takeover

Group Retreats
Private Events
Guided Experience

Starting at $850