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Husky Homestead

PO Box 48, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
(907)683-2904
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Farms, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod Champion Jeff King. This tour is widely heralded as... more » Owner description: Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod Champion Jeff King. This tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 35 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Be greeted by cuddly puppies and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the kennel on a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain.Come visit Husky Homestead today! We offer three tours daily at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 7:00pm. Our 2012 season runs from May 14th through September 24th. « less
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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Go team Jeff King! Here you learn so much about the Alaskan Husky and the love the dogs have for their staff!

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

While touring Alaska we chose Husky Homestead to visit. It was a pleasure seeing the dogs in this environment. They get excellent care and are very friendly. We were encouraged to hold one - his name was Drizzle. The liters are named after a theme. Very interesting and Jeff King is the owner - an Iditarod winner.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Best tour ever.....we enjoyed it very much. So informative..loved the puppies. Great people too. So glad we went to Husky Homestead.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

During our 2 week Alaskan adventure, this was one of the top memories we bring home. The King's were great hosts, the puppies and older dogs a delight, and the information in Mr Kings presentation was witty and very interesting. Oh and the t shirt and book provide a lasting remembrance. One of the highlights of Denali.

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Bluffton, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

In Denali this place is A MUST SEE! The whole presentation was wonderful from snuggling puppies to watching older dogs show their stuff! All are very well trained and cared for like pets to the King family. The love is palpable in this symbiotic relationship of working person and working dog. Ellie King is not only lovely but presents this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My family of 4 spent a good 2 hours at Jeff King's husky homestead tour this past July, 2013. My 30-year old sons and my husband and I started the tour by cuddling a few weeks old husky puppies. How precious! Then we heard so much information from Jeff King, an Iditarod past winner about how the huskies are trained... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Well, these dogs really are into their job, they are very calm and relaxed until it's sled time, then they get excited! This is their thing and they love it, they're treated very well with great staff. It just adds to the Alaska/Denali experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

You just can't help smiling after a visit to Husky Homestead. Who can resist holding an Alaskan Husky pup, or experiencing the dogs' excitement as they go through their training exercises? You can feel the energy as an ATV, complete with harnesses to accommodate an eager husky team, becomes a practice "sled" as the dogs are "mushed" through the woods.... More

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Hemel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

so glad we booked this tour - it was a real highlight. Got picked up from the Princess Denali Lodge and 1o minutes later stepped of the bus to be met with armfuls of husky puppies to hold and cuddle - they were adorable. After this was a talk about the strength and endurance of these wonderful dogs with a... More

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Beautiful Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We met Ellen King at Denali Cabins, and visited nearby Husky Homestead the next day. She is a delightful, energetic, and knowledgeable young lady, who one day will win the Iditarod. Her dad, Jeff, has won it four times. We loved holding the puppies and the whole presentation was out-standing. This is a don't miss attraction near Denali!

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