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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips

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Address: 1557 Esterberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731-8203
Phone Number: 218.349.0906
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What a great time!

We visited the dogs today! What an amazing time we had! It is the off season, but wanted to come visit and meet the sled dogs and learn about them. The dogs were friendly, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheryl K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the dogs today! What an amazing time we had! It is the off season, but wanted to come visit and meet the sled dogs and learn about them. The dogs were friendly, and full of personality! We would have loved to spend time with each and every one. We were able to learn some of their stories, the... More 

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1 Thank Cheryl K
Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been to Chilly Dogs many times over the years and we are never disappointed!!! Great family run business!! Their knowledge and expertise is top notch and I can't say enough about their wonderful hospitality! Nothing better than sitting around the wood stove sipping on hot chocolate recanting the dog sled adventure you just experienced!!! You... More 

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1 Thank Yelton5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This was an awsome experience with this family owned dogsledding outfitter. The Hway family made us feel welcome on our arrival. Because the region can be very cold that time of year Donna made sure that we had proper clothing and provided a few things we needed. Musher Jake and owner Jeff had us greeting the loud happy 85 sled... More 

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1 Thank Steve S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My wife and I contacted Chilly dogs online from Melbourne, Australia, and from the first contact from Donna and the follow ups with Jeff our experience was exceptional. Once we arrived at Chilly dogs, that experience went from exceptional to the absolute highlight of our 6 week trip around the USA. Meeting the dogs with Jess, completing the orientation with... More 

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Taylors Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had a very large group ranging in age from 6 to 76. And everyone had the greatest adventure! The dogs are phenomenal, gentle and kind and energetic! The guides are informative and fun. What a great memory maker for all!

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had the best time! Took an exchange student from Germany and she was completely amazed. The exchange students all voted that she had the best adventure in America and we agree. The dogs were super and the guides were friendly, helpful and supportive. We had never done anything like this before and the staff was there to help us... More 

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1 Thank jeannemsomers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

At end of the dogsledding season but they were fantastic. Over Moose Lake to Canadian border. Such nice people. Even took 75 year old grandma in sled. She had a great time! Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Troy P
Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent adventure! Highly recommended family fun! The entire staff at Chilly Dogs is amazing! It was exhilarating mushing a team as I've never experienced this before! We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We were attracted by Chilly Dogs as they indicated on their website they had a trip that was suited for families (which appealed to us) but they run all sorts of trips. Dana and Jeff (owners) were extremely pleasant and easy to deal with and helping us book a trip that suited our needs and our timeline. Our excursion included... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We spent a weekend in Ely with our 6 and 8 year old kids and scheduled an outing with Chilly Dogs. What a blast! Our kids were so excited to get to know some of the dogs before our trip, and we all loved getting out on the sleds. Having an opportunity to be the musher was amazing! The entire... More 

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