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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips

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Amazing time

My son and I did the 2 hour run. Guide thought we did around 18 miles. It was amazing. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun it shouldn't be legal

My 13yr old daughter, 22 yr old son and I went on the 1-hour / 8 mile dog sled ride at Chilly Dogs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David H
Saratoga, California
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Located near Ely, Minnesota, a special little town known far and wide as the Gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Superior National Forest, we provide exciting dog sledding adventures to individuals, families, and groups of...more
1557 Esterberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731-8203
+1 218-365-4726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I did the 2 hour run. Guide thought we did around 18 miles. It was amazing. Very organized. Super fun. Really once in a lifetime. You need to be in decent but not outstanding shape. Can't recommend it enough; pricey but worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 13yr old daughter, 22 yr old son and I went on the 1-hour / 8 mile dog sled ride at Chilly Dogs on Sunday 12/30/18. It's about a 3 hour experience. You arrive around 8:45 and are done around noon (morning session). The first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chilly Dogs just rocks. First-class adventure that is a blast. Family run place with friendly people and first class facilities and gear. The sled dogs are retired race dogs that just love to run and run and run. The guys train you how to drive,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and spectacular trip!!! Highly recommend this place!! Retired racing dogs doing what they love to do!! Staff really care for these dogs in their retirement home at Chilly Dogs!! Staff also very informative on handling sleds on the ride. Well worth the time and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE Chilly Dogs! It's a amazingly run family business. They truly love what they do and definitely care for their dogs. Our first trip was in 2014 and we returned in 2018. We will go back!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dog sledding in December 2018 Exiting and worthwhile experience. Feel like doing again. The dogs and we were equally exited to go for the trip through the snowy trail. People of Chilly Dogs we just cool. Donna, Jake and Sam were very friendly....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We had an amazing time at Chilly Dogs! The staff was very helpful and the dogs were incredible. Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I have always wanted to try a Sled Dog Trip, so why not during Spring break with the daughter. The staff was very helpful with lots of suggestions. My daughter had a blast, and now I think we are stuck going back next year with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time this morning! From my first email inquiry to after our trip, I can't say enough positive things about Chilly Dogs! If you're even considering it, just do it. You will not regret the experience, the staff and of course the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went on a trip with Jake and the Chilly dogs yesterday. It was such a wonderful time. I loved running through the spruce swamp, and the dogs were great! Thanks Jeff and family...we will be back for sure!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Katie H
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June 19, 2017|
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Response from jake781 | Property representative |
Plenty of rental gear is available. Bring what you have. Notify us about the rest when you call and book.
April 13, 2017|
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Response from xyzsail | Reviewed this property |
Was a great experience, maybe allow about a half a day? As I recall there was about an hour of "orientation" - meet the dogs and the guides, and go into a building where they had a sled and explained what to expect and how... More