USA (Portland and WA)

Banya 5 – Seattle

When you go to a bigger city, you expect big city things – like a full Russian Banya!

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They’ve crunched it all in – real eucalyptus steam room, hot tub, temperate pool, cold dunk, showers, scrubs, rest area, massages….

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…. and a SUPER hot banya (russian sauna), with veneky!

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Bathing suits required as it is co-ed- definitely attracts more of a male population – but the sauna is one of the hottest that I have experienced in North America. So if you love a hot sauna find yourself amongst computer programmers and tech geeks at Banya 5.

 

 

Sou’wester Lodge – Seaview (Longbeach, OR)

Just freakin’ love this place. I don’t know what else to say but you should check this one out. The beach is there, the mood is great, options for accommodation….. and….

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http://www.souwesterlodge.com

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A SPAAaaaaaaa!

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Snoqualmie – Salish Lodge and Spa

I shoudl just mention that before the re-boost/continuation of “Twin Peaks” we did make the Peak-Freak trip to where it was all filmed. We had to stop in by Snoqualmie Falls (featured in the opening of the original Twin Peaks tv show). There was a a spa there and since we had just been biking for a few weeks it was time for more spa-time. Here are the results:

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A lovely day – the whole spa was very warm – I think I did quite a bit of sleeping!

Another excellent outdoor experience is Doe Bay on Orcas Island!

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Another great ‘sleep-outdoors-after-soaking’ kind of place. This one with view.

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Everything begins to feel more like home… Vancouver Island… Ocean – Cedars…

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… great views reminding you of your isolation 🙂

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and places to soak….

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… and sweat!

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Thank-you Washington State!!!

Loyly – Portland

I have now been to both locations – there are a few more pictures of the other below.In many ways Loyly is similar to Banya 5 in Seattle (urban, smaller, condensed, many self-administered services), but this one is much more…. feminine! It’s a ladies spa – gotta love it!

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Portland is such a trendy town right now. So if you are following the trends then there is a place you must go: Loyly!

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The images are a little blurry, but this simple design is effective for getting you that perfect urban sweat….. that is unless you are male, I guess.

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With two locations in on the Eastside, this is a perfect place to sweat out your hangover from all those amazing local brews!

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Loved the scrub room for self administered exfoliations and there are two saunas! one for talking and one for focusing on your sweat!

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