Husky Homestead

Husky Homestead, Denali National Park and Preserve: Hours, Address, Husky Homestead Reviews: 5/5

Husky Homestead
5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead—home of Iditarod Champion, Jeff King. Husky Homestead is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 40+ years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska with a champion Iditarod team. See puppies upon arrival and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as the team explodes from the dog yard and witness their beauty in motion as they run on our treadmill before hitting the trail for 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. Dress in extra layers, wear comfortable shoes, bring bug repellent - and your camera! Our 2021 season will run from June 1 - August 31.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RandyBanjo
Bishopville, SC56 contributions
Up-close look at an amazing sports training facility
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was one of our highlights in our 2 weeks in his amazing state. This was part educational and 100% entertaining. The Alaskan Huskies are amazing animals and we were able to see them up close in their training facility. The two narrators were outstanding. The lady will be driving a Jeff King owned team in the 2022 Iditarod. We will be following it for sure in 2022. We always appreciated the event. We feel like we were able to your a proffesional sports training facility. Well, you know, we did!
Written September 16, 2021
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JCW703
Bridgetown, Barbados2,416 contributions
Worth It For Dog Lovers!
Sep 2021
This was a very informative and entertaining experience at the "kennel" aka homestead where Jeff King, an Iditarod winner, raises and keeps his dogs. Cody and Amanda are very entertaining, informative, and approachable and the puppies are super cute. A must do if in Denali.
Written September 10, 2021
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tillch
Cincinnati, Ohio39 contributions
excellent presentation
Aug 2021
This was a great presentation. What can be better than being able to hold a puppy and pet other dogs. Jeff is an excellent speaker and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to him and meeting him. Definitely worth the time
Written September 8, 2021
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Dreamer761531
Frisco, TX19 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Aug 2021
This was a “replacement” experience because the Kantishna Roadhouse wasn’t reachable due to a landslide taking out the road in Denali. I’m almost glad it happened because this was one of the highlights of my trip to Alaska! I highly recommend it if you can go.
Written September 7, 2021
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krislee4
Fond du Lac, WI25 contributions
Very good experience
Sep 2021
The demonstration was a nice, unexpected addition to another tour. Jeff was informative in a fun way and makes us want to come back for the Iditarod
Written September 7, 2021
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cmeg435
Lake Placid, NY6 contributions
GOTTA RUN!!!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Terrific presentation! Soooo much more than we expected. Very entertaining as well as informative. Best of luck in 2022 Amanda. Jeff, you’re amazing.
Written September 7, 2021
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PK6
Brooklyn, NY51 contributions
Fun-filled, interesting introduction to these fascinating dogs
Sep 2021
Our family loved visiting the Husky Homestead. We didn't know what to expect but really enjoyed meeting the puppies and learning about the dog training. Was fascinating to see how much these dogs love training to pull sleds in the winter. The presenters were excellent story tellers. Excited to see how well they do in the 2022 Iditarod race. Highly recommend visiting this charming, fun, delightful place with the whole family.
Written September 6, 2021
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Pennye R
Greenville, KY4 contributions
A touching experience
Aug 2021
Our visit to the Husky Homestead was quite by accident when our trip into Denali was cut short by the landslide. What a wonderful bit of luck! This visit was one of the highlights if my visit to Alaska. Jeff was an excellent host and presenter. His presentation touched me; you can hear an d feel the passion he has for his statement his sport, and, most importantly, his beloved dogs! I enjoyed meeting the dogs and, especially, the pups! I was very impressed by the set up and the training facilities. I would urge everyone who visits Alaska to add this event. I’m certainly glad I did!
Written September 2, 2021
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Barbara B
Flint, MI7 contributions
Puppy Love at Husky Homestead ❤️🐶
Aug 2021 • Couples
The puppies are adorable and you are allowed to hold them & get your picture taken with them. I was expecting more outside time for the tour. Jeff, the owner, spoke inside the majority of the time about all aspects of the Iditarod race (required food, sled, etc) It was very interesting & informative! Would highly recommend going to Huskey Homestead.
Written August 31, 2021
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Julia D
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan153 contributions
such unexpected joy!
Aug 2021
We were looking for an activity on a rainy evening in Denali and decided to visit the Husky Homestead with fairly low expectations. We thought we'd enjoy seeing the puppies, of course, but we were so surprised by the whole experience. We were advised to arrive 15 minutes early to enjoy extra puppy time (which you'll want!) and we were able to hold a puppy, take pictures, and have photos taken that were available for purchase later.
After puppy time, we saw the adult dogs and got to watch some of their training activities before heading inside (to a spacious, well-ventilated room where masks were optional). Then, Jeff King told us incredible stories of his adventures, introducing us all to the treacherous sport of sled dog racing. We could have listened to him talk all day, really, but his presentation was just perfect and he answered any an all questions at the end of the presentation. This was a great activity for visitors of all ages, fitness levels, and interests, unless you hate puppies and joy.
Written August 31, 2021
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