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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number:
+1 907-683-2904
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky...

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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Super fun and worth it!

Cuddling puppies and watching sled dogs in action---so much fun! Heidi was our driver and gave the talk on how the process works in learning how to "mush" and the difficulties... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 18, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Cuddling puppies and watching sled dogs in action---so much fun! Heidi was our driver and gave the talk on how the process works in learning how to "mush" and the difficulties dogs and mushers can face. We watched the dogs pull an ATV around and then run on a treadmill! Jeff King, owner and 4 time Iditarod winner answered questions... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you get off their shuttle they hand you a puppy!! The tour was good. You sit outside and listen to someone talk and then they shuffle you inside to listen to Jeff King talk. Lots of talking, probably not a good tour for kids

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Way more than we thought the tour would be. We were able to hold the puppies, see them run, watch the dogs' enthusiasm for what they do. Very informative talks by Jeff King, and the van driver who picked us up for the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The trip starts and ends with puppy cuddling, which I could have done for much longer. The mushing demo is interesting and you do get to meet Jeff King, which was cool. The presentation after the demo got quite long winded for my taste. I would have preferred to cut down the presentation and increase the puppy cuddling. But, overall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Time spent at Huskie Homestead was great! 4-time Iditarod winner Jeff King provides a very informative and entertaining experience at his summer sled dog training facility. LOVED getting to hold the puppies!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited Husky Homestead in Denali, Alaska as an add-on half-day nexcursion while on a cruise to Alaska. The excursion was a wonderful experience. Husky Homestead is owned and operated by Jeff King, 4 time winner of the world famous Iditarod race. Mr. King conducted our tour and kept us entertained with his descriptions of the stages, stressors, and thrills... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is a special tour and it's fun for everyone. Jeff King really puts on a show for his guests. Not only will you meet and hold puppies, but you will listen to Jeff's adventures in the Iditarod. The trip takes 2 hours and it was fun to do it in the evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Jeff King has won the Iditarod more times than anyone else; this is where he breeds and trains his sled dogs. The entire experience was wonderful! Who can resist puppies? The handlers bring out puppies by the armloads for guests to snuggle. They are adorable! Then we moved into an area where we learned how the dogs are named, how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

This tour consisted of meeting and holding some of the puppies, followed by a talk about the way the dogs are raised and trained, then there was a talk by Jeff King (who is an Iditarod champion). Jeff talked about training and running the Iditarod. He has been running the Iditarod for many years. The information provided was very interesting.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

PUPPIES! Husky Homestead will pick you up at one of many nearby lodging options and drive you to the kennels of Jeff King, Iditarod champion. Step off the shuttle and folks will greet you by handing you an Alaskan Husky puppy! It was priceless. They had a litter of 3 week old pups and a litter of 6 week old... More 

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