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Husky Homestead

PO Box 48, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Outdoors
Owner description: Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Farms, Outdoors
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. Our 2015 tour season begins on May 12 and will end on September 17th.

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Grass Valley, Ca
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My sister had told me that visiting "Husky Homestead" was the highlight of their month long Alaska visit and she was right! We got this unique experience last July, 2014 as part of our Princess Cruise/Tour and it was so wonderful. When you arrive a puppy is placed in your arms for all the hugging and puppy kissing you could... More 

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New York, NY
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15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The first thing you should know is that the moment you arrive, you get to play with a puppy. This may sound like it's just for fun, but what you soon learn in this incredibly informative tour is that socialization of the puppies from an early age is critical to their success as sled dogs. And this is not the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our tour in Alaska took us to the Husky Homestead. We played with the puppies, learned all about dog sledding as a sport. Go with a tour group. Well worth the time and money to learn about this amazing sport and these amazing dogs. You will be surprised

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Jeff King knows how to put on a great show. Learned a lot about the dogs. Well worth the dollars. Got up close to the dogs and pups. His team of trainers are excellent. A lot of history was learned about his dogs and his goal to win

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We visited the Husky Homestead as part of a Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise tour. It is Jeff King's mushing dog training facility. After holding one of the puppies, we heard from one of the trainers and saw the dogs' excitement as they hitched several up for a training run. We were amazed at how excited the dogs got as some... More 

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Medowie
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went to Seavey's Iditarod Sled Dog Experience in Seward 2 days before. Far more hands on plus got to ride in a sled. Husky Homestead ran a distant 3rd to the 4 Sled Dog experiences we had over the week in Alaska. OK if it is the only one you see.

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review dick_ayre! We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to Husky Homestead. The Seavey's are a great family and run a top-notch tour themselves, however they do differ from us in a number of ways - one being the "riding in a dog sled" part. We do apologize if you... More 

The Villages
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is Jeff King, Iditarod champ's, sled dog training facility. Their nice buses pick you up at your Denali hotel and bring you to the facility. When you get off the bus, you are handed a puppy to hold! We got to hold 5-week old huskies who were so adorable. Our bus was first there, so we got to play... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We especially liked the puppies! Also very informative. I wonder if the exercise wheel could become an alternate energy source?

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this review

Hi TerrynJean_Quinn, Thank you for your review! It's funny that you should mention using the wheel as an alternative energy source - we recently had a phone call from an "power guy" who was interested in testing dog power. While we do think it is a great idea, we would only do it just to see what it could produce... More 

Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm a huge animal lover so was not too sure what to expect when we booked an excursion to Husky Homestead where Jeff King trains and lives. I was blown away. As others have mentioned, the presence of puppies pretty much sealed the deal. They were six weeks old, beautiful and friendly, and already ready to run! There's a wheel... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our second visit to Husky Homestead; the first in 2000. We were traveling with friends who had to see "the puppies" so we decided to go along. This is one of the best ways of learning about the dog sled racing that is such a part of the Alaskan culture. After getting to hold the sweet puppies we... More 

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