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Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod Kennel

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A real dog sled adventure, Cindy Abbott truly amazing woman, only woman to climb Mt Everest and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Evansville, IN
Wow. Just Wow. These Dogs Are Amazing.

I never knew how much I didn't know about the Iditarod until we went on this visit. Cindy is an... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Burlington, Vermont
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Mile 64.5 Parks Hwy, Box 389, Willow, AK 99688
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Reviewed yesterday

A real dog sled adventure, Cindy Abbott truly amazing woman, only woman to climb Mt Everest and finish the Iditarod and she did both in her 50’s!, truly loves her dogs and they love her and love to work, you can hear them barking pick...More

Thank LindaP12
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I never knew how much I didn't know about the Iditarod until we went on this visit. Cindy is an inspiration and cares so much about these dogs. And the dogs clearly care about everyone who works there. Definitely worth the trip - I would...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

My family, including my two teenage boys (14 & 17) had a wonderful time visiting with Vern Halter at his beautiful home/kennel. Vern and wife Susan have completes the Iditarod multiple times. After a delicious lunch, Vern and Cindy Abbott (also an amazing Iditarod finisher)...More

Thank Dmeeder
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Our land tour introduced us to Vern Halter and Cindy Abbot, musher. We viewed a video presentation of the Iditarod that explained how this spectacular event works. From the minute we exited our van to the minute we left, we felt like we visited our...More

Thank SteveAndPeachie
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I spent the night here in their Iditarod Suite. It was an excellent experience: clean, well-stocked, quiet, peaceful. They have tons of books about Alaska and dogs, a washer/dryer, and a fridge full of breakfast food! I wasn't able to go on an official dog...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim and found this to be the best sled dog presentation in Alaska. The dogs are very well cared for and friendly. Vern has a fascinating story as does Cindy. If you only have time to visit one kennel, go...More

Thank creebol
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Vern and Cindy were very well educated with dog mushing. A video was shown regarding the progress of dog mushing. We had a great time and they went above and beyond to assist and provide my husband who is deaf/blind an...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Vern and his dogs were amazing! I learned so much from his and Cindy Abbott's presentations, and it was a privilege to meet them. The dog mushing experience is one I will never forget - beautiful dogs, awesome trails, wonderful people, and unforgettable dog mushing....More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We booked this activity on my nephew's recommendation. He had spent a couple of years with mushers and said this was the best one to experience. He was correct! Vern and Cindy's love for the dogs and Susan's dedication to their health was displayed by...More

Thank droscoe22
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful few hours visiting this sled dog kennel. The owner and staff have been Iditarod competitors. Our visit gave us an excellent introduction to the dogs and what it takes to race. The tour started with a movie narrated from the point...More

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June 4, 2018|
Response from Judy08Iowa | Reviewed this property |
I was with a group tour, and it was part of our travel package. I would suggest you email them or send a message on their Facebook page for rates. It was the best part of my trip. Vern and Cindy are AMAZING. And the DOGS!
Pat G
April 27, 2017|
Response from Suza223 | Reviewed this property |
First of all, thank you - that's very nice of you. I was on a tour, the day was included in our package Vern & Susan's website is very helpful dream a dream Enjoy Alaska - its stunningly beautiful