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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 2014
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Jeff king is a legend if you know your dog sledding and listening to him talk about his love of the sport and the experiences he has had is great. Watching the dogs is perfect for any animal lover and the demonstrations allow you to see them in their natural setting. Very affordable and a must see in Denali.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you like dogs, this is a must do! Very well thought out program and holding puppies is wonderful!

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Oakland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really loved this tour. We got to cuddle with the puppies and learn about their training. We also learned a great deal about the Ididaride.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This trip was so much fun. We booked this tour right after arriving at Denali Park and got on the morning tour. The Husky tour company picked us up at McKinley Chalet and took us out about 15 min to the training camp of the huskies. We got off and got to pet the new puppies and hold them. After... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you have a couple of days in and around Denali, you have got to go visit Husky Homestead! It's totally worth spending the money and a couple of hours here.. The driver picked us up from one of the main hotel lobbies (i think McKinley Chalet).. He had some very interesting tales to tell.. On reaching the actual spot,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This tour is exactly as described and the dogs and puppies are wonderful and awe inspiring. My two suggestions is that you have less people arrive at the same time so the time with the dogs isn't so limited. Be warned that the first part is outdoors and mosquito repellent is a must. The dogs seemed to be well cared... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Not much else to do in the area in the evening so this was a better option for us than the dinner / theatre. They let us hold a puppy for one or two minutes and then we had to pass it on to someone else. When asked to hold another one, was told no. Too many people waiting .... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Getting to see all the pups and learning more about the Iditerod races. Got to talk with Jeff King, 4X winner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the moment we were picked up at our hotel by Melanie (a winning musher herself) we were having a good time. We were met with many adorable puppies, then a demonstration outside and some great information on mushing inside by a cozy fire. Then Jeff came in and gave a great talk followed by some autographing. It was definitely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is not just a tour to see huskies. This is a tour where you learn what it takes to run and win the Iditerod race. Jeff is an interesting and articulate man who entertains and teaches at the same time. We enjoyed our tour very much.

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