Akela Garden




Inspiration for the year-round outdoor relaxation area came from the deep western roots of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Blue skies, lush meadows, and native grasses provide the perfect backdrop for our dry sauna, housed in the Akela tipi. Embrace the unmistakable calm and peaceful serenity of the Black Hills while enjoying the far infrared sauna, hot tub, steam room, and fire pit lounge. (Swimsuit required)

$15.00 with any same day service or $30.00 purchased separately


Far Infrared Sauna



The Akela Garden features a 6 person FIR Sauna. The therapeutic benefits of far infrared energy are well supported by research: relief of discomfort and pain, improvement of micro vascular circulation, enhancement of oxygenation of cells, relaxation of muscles, resolution of chronic inflammation, removal of toxins, promotes collagen production, reduction of physical and psychological stress and fatigue.


A private far infrared sauna is available as well in one of the treatment rooms at Akela Spa of Deadwood and may be added to any body treatment or massage for additional time following the service. To ensure that you receive the room with the far infrared sauna, please book this in advance.




Akela Tipi


 Housed in a traditional tipi is our dry sauna.  A dry sauna can boost metabolism, increase circulation, improve stiff joints, and aching muscles.  The heat will open your pores, releasing toxins.  Ask about adding this to your services when booking an appointment at Akela Spa of Deadwood. Available when outdoor temp is >30 degrees.





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Akela Garden features a 6 person steam room.  Steam rooms are designed to detoxify the body while soothing your muscles and mind.  This is where you reward your hard work with relaxation while reinvigorating yourself so you can take on the world. Akela's  steam room will re-energize your skin, boost your immune system, and clear your head. We recommend reserving time in the steam room in advance.




Akela Spa of Deadwood is pleased to announce the unveiling of our

"Akela Garden Memberships"


Purchase up to 3 months at $59/month for unlimited use of our Akela Garden with hot tubs, dry sauna, FIR Sauna as well as use of our full service locker room.

Benefits of membership:

  • 10% off Akela Spa Services Tuesday-Thursday
  • 10% off Akela Spa Boutique anytime
  • Purchase your own Kashwere Robe for 30% discount and receive free use of a locker for the duration of your membership.
  • Bring a friend for free 1x/month to enjoy the Akela Garden with you
Information on other membership opportunities at Akela Spa of Deadwood.