Can you think of a quicker way to relax other than laying back in a tub of hot bubbles on a cold day? Probably not. But what if we were to tell you that there's another experience that you should literally put on your "bucket list"? There's a hot tub in Washington where you can soak over a real fire! 

Located next to the Mount Rainier National Park in Ashford, you can find this steamy sauna in a spot called Paradise Village Hotel & Restaurant.

The Ukrainian-styled vessel is nicknamed the "Cannibal hot bath." No, we're not making this stuff up.

This experience allows guests to soak in a gigantic kettle over an actual open fire kindled with wood. You don't have to be staying in the hotel to book it. 

The bucket-list item costs $25 per hour to soak and an additional $50 cleaning fee as they change the water for every guest. 

There's a minimum requirement to reserve it for two hours and you'll need to call in 24 hours before you this enchanting winter getaway. 

If you'd like to reserve it a little longer, you can opt to buy a three-hour package for $125.

And the best part? This is the rate for reserving the tub and not per person, so make sure you bring your squad along and have an ultimate relaxation day. 

Once you're in the pool under the make-shift cave, it's heated slowly so your body can get used to the rising temperature. According to the website, it's "invigorating" and "does not hurt." 

They also have a sauna to keep your clothes and towels warm and toasty for when you get out. During winter, the snow packs in around this spot, making it magical.

After the invigorating jacuzzi, if you get hungry, you can stop by the restaurant or cafe on the premises that serve everything from piroshkys to salads and steaks for an additional charge. 

Make sure you grab your bathing suits and towels for your ultimate spa trip. An actual hot pot is waiting! 

Cannibal Hot Tub At Paradise Village

Price: $100 for 2 hours

Address: 31811 WA-706, Ashford, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can feel like you're in an actual hot pot in this gigantic "cannibal" hot tub over a real fire.


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