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Husky Homestead

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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Puppies!

When we arrived we were handed a small little bundle of fur and cuteness. The little puppy we... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
Hawaii2Alaska
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Richmond, Virginia
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A pleasant surprise!

Did not know what we were getting ourselves into. However, this ended up being one of the... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
Jason B
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Fayetteville
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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. Cuddle puppies upon arrival and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as the team explodes from the dog yard and runs 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. Our 2017 tour season begins May 10th and ends on September 21st. Special Note(s): Dress in warm layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, gloves and a hat. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Outside portion of this tour is approximately 45 minutes, inside portion is approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to meeting you!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we were handed a small little bundle of fur and cuteness. The little puppy we received on are arrival was so young it's eyes still hadn't opened and it had its tongue sticking out the whole time, so cute! After the puppies,...More

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hi Hawaii2Alaska! The highlight of your trip?! Wonderful! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We do welcome children 12 and under to join us for a "puppy party" during the second half of our presentation as it gives them more...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017

Did not know what we were getting ourselves into. However, this ended up being one of the highlights of our time in Alaska! The dogs are awesome! However, there is so much more that we were introduced to that we had no idea about! Jeff...More

Thank Jason B
Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hi Jason B! Wow - 9 fans?!? That's great! We couldn't be more pleased that you got more out of your visit than you had planned - thanks so much for joining us! Happy Trails, Carrie S.

Reviewed July 8, 2017

Awesome experience!! Puppies were adorable and a great program!!! Incredible stories and experiences from people that have raced the Iditarod. You get to meet Jeff King himself and hear wonderful stories about him and his awesome dogs at the Husky Homestead.

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

I am not a dog lover, but this was a very informative, different type of attraction. When you get off bus, they do let you hold a puppy. The outdoor part of the event is about 30 minutes long. If you go in May, it...More

1  Thank tgrella
Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hi tgrella! Yes, some of those mornings in our early season can get pretty chilly! We recommend that our guests bring an additional layer just-in-case, however we do have some lap blankets that we happily hand out to help keep everyone warm. So happy to...More

Reviewed July 7, 2017

We were so pleased we decided to take a couple of hours at Husky Homestead. We were able to hold several new born puppies. The presentation was very well done and now we have a great understanding of the grueling Iditorad.

1  Thank cojasak
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Great outting for the whole family- informative, fun and you get to hold fuzzy husky puppies! It doesn't get any better!!

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

They had me when I got out of the van and they handed me a puppy. I was in love. I must say Jeff King keeps a beautiful and clean kennel. The dogs were so happy! The talk was very interesting. But those puppies.....

Thank SandraR2010
Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hi SandraR2010! Haha! Those puppies are something else, huh? We pride ourselves on having happy, healthy dogs and puppies, and are very glad that you enjoyed your time here! Thank you also for sharing some of your photos! Happy Trails, Carrie S.

Reviewed July 6, 2017

We had 19 people (ages 2- 78), dog lovers and others. Everyone had a great time. The staff was informative and energetic. They had a special program for the young ones who got even more puppy time.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect when I signed up for this adventure but I loved every minute of it! Right when you get off the bus you get to hold a puppy (who doesn't like puppies!). Half of the time was spent watching the...More

Thank clairejlrhodes
Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hi clairejrhodes! Thank you so much for the recommendation! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us - and you're right, who doesn't like puppies? Happy Trails, Carrie S.

Reviewed July 6, 2017

My wife and I went over early in the morning. It was very peaceful and the dogs were just chilling on their cabins. The summer intern spent time with us and we were able to visit with the dogs at their cabins. It is really...More

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Tiger-Mouse3
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Yes! While they may not be a litter that belongs to Husky Homestead, we often welcome puppies from other mushers during our summer season. :) Our dogs are known for their friendly nature, and training begins with... More
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Soesani
December 12, 2016|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your interest in Husky Homestead! We encourage guests to book early to ensure that you can join us on the date and tour time that you would like. If there are any changes to your itinerary, we do... More
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susanshewmaker
September 8, 2016|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Hi susanshewmaker! Thank you for you interest in Husky Homestead! Yes, we do pick-up from the McKinley Chalet Resort. This time of the year we are not as busy, so booking once you arrive in Denali would be just fine... More
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