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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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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Our visit to Husky Homestead was the highlight of our Denali experience. Not only was it informative, it was fun. The staff was friendly and helpful and Jeff is downright funny and a great speaker. It goes without saying that the dogs are incredible. and it was so special to cuddle those puppies.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I loved the Husky Homestead!! I have so much more respect for mushers, seeing that they really do love & take good care of their dogs. Before this I had a completely opposite view. Now I am enthralled with the whole thing. Jeff King was very entertaining & funny. He picked on me because I had on earmuffs in August,... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

If you like dogs and love to cuddle puppies, this is the place for you. Jeff King and his staff give the visitor a great presentation of their work in raising sled dogs as well as a great presentation on the sport itself. Who better than a champion musher to make that presentation. A very enjoyable visit!

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Jeff and his family, human and dogs, were intertaining and educational. His book is a must read. The book will not only help you understand the relationship Jeff has with his dogs but also his respect and admiration for each one of his dogs.

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Greenwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Oh wow this was a much-needed delight. My flightseeing tour was canceled, but I snagged a last-minute ticket to the Husky Homestead (Iditarod champion Jeff King's house) and it was just perfect. After a 10-minute van ride from Denali village, they hand you a puppy...if you need to read more, you're not a dog lover! :-) Seriously, the Kings have... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

When you get there, they basically hand you newborn puppies!! So adorable! The owner, Jeff King, is quite a story-teller and pretty amusing. The dogs are so cool to see in action, i will do this again on my next Denali trip for sure. I always thought those dogs must hate being abused like that, but after seeing them in... More

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Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Your family, especially the kids, will love this tour of Jeff King's Iditarod sled dog training camp. We came away from the tour knowing so much more about the sport of dog mushing. Our kids loved getting their picture with Jeff and his autograph on their new sweatshirts and his book is making the rounds in the family.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My husband and I visited Alaska in August this year. Our tour guide recommended visiting Husky Homestead . We were impressed. Upon our arrival at Husky Homestead, we were handed puppies to hold and love. This is an important part of the socialization process for sled dogs. As dog lovers we enjoyed this hands on experience. Next, we observed the... More

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My sister and I planned the last minute trip to Husky Homestead and looked forward to holding puppies. I didn't expect to learn so much about dog sledding and was blown away by Jeff & his daughter, Ellen who led the tour. As I told Jeff on my way out, 'Absolute perfection.' Loved the animals, loved the experience, loved it... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I just visited Jeff King's Husky Homestead Tour this past August and it was definitely the highlight of my Alaska trip. The van picked our group up promptly at the McKinley Village Lodge for the short drive to the homestead. I got out of the van and walked towards the building. The minute I got up close to the door... More

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