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Just Short of Magic

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Address: 5157 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-3502
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We offer dog sled rides ranging from a half-hour to one-and-a-half hours....

We offer dog sled rides ranging from a half-hour to one-and-a-half hours. Tour the beautifully forested Alaskan winter trails on a dog sled or drive the team. Our Dog Mushing School offers customized dog mushing lessons. Sled rides or lessons can be combined with educational kennel tours. Learn about amazing canine athletes, mushing equipment, and what it means to be a musher.

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Unforgettable yurt and aurora viewing experience plus more

When I decided to catch the last chance to visit Alaska to see the northern light before the end of April, I was searching for authentic Alaskan experience. I found Just Short of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I decided to catch the last chance to visit Alaska to see the northern light before the end of April, I was searching for authentic Alaskan experience. I found Just Short of Magic first from their dog sledding offering given it's ranked No.1 activity in Fairbanks. Unfortunately it was time of the year that the snow were melting away... More 

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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

It was wonderful having you both for the two nights. So glad you were able to join us! The dogs loved your attention and course the puppies did too! We'd love to have you return anytime and of course when we have snow so we can share the dog sledding with you too. Best to you both! Sincerely, Eleanor More 

Macau, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our first time to try the dog sledding, The dogs are cute, we enjoy our time here, beautiful scenery

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

We are so glad you had fun! Come back anytime to have a second dog sledding experience. Jenna Admin Assistant for JSoM More 

Moseley
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just Short of Magic is the perfect place to go dog sledding. We were impressed with how good the dogs were taking care of and the care that went into making sure they were safe. All the staff were helpful and nice and made sure you had all the necessary things to stay warm during your trip. This is a... More 

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

The dogs are the number one priority at Just Short of Magic. Their happiness and heath is always what we care about the most. That means that when you come to us for a tour, you know that these dogs are happy, healthy, and super excited to run for you. Jenna Admin Assistant for JSoM More 

Newington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this company because my friend wanted to learn how to mush. She was shown how to hook up the dogs and the commands needed to direct the dogs. And she was the musher for 1/2 the time out. She loved it. I decided to just sit and relax and let the musher handle the dogs. It was great.... More 

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

I am so glad that you and your friend had a good time. Our Mushing School is a wonderful experience and is catered to the students attending. If a person wants to be super hands on, that is great, but if a student wants to sit back and enjoy the ride, that is great too! Jenna Admin Assistant for JSoM More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I signed up for the dog mushing school - it was a blast, i highly recommend spending the time and taking this tour! We were so fortunate to have Eleanor, the owner as our guide. When we first arrived we got to play with the beautiful and friendly dogs and then we learned how to put on... More 

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

The Mushing School is truly a unique experience. Not only do you get to learn all about the sport of dog mushing, but you get a chance to drive a dog team all by yourself. Eleanor, the owner of the business, loves sharing her knowledge and experience with all of her guests, but the Mushing School Students get to have... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't forget for whole life. The view is beautiful. Puppies are very friendly and really like you to cuddle them

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

We are so glad you had fun! Come back next year to see the puppies all grown up! Jenna Admin Assistant for JSoM More 

Kirkland, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fun experience! Very friendly staff. Reasonable prices for duration of sled ride whether you pick the 30min option or full hour option. The dogs are also very friendly and you have the chance to pet and see them all. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a dog sled ride!

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

Just Short of Magic prides itself on having the best quality sled dog tours in the area for the most reasonable prices. When you book a tour with us you will be going through actual black spruce woods. You will not just be going in a circle around a big field. We are so glad you had a great time!... More 

Lake Oswego
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading multiple reviews, we selected Just Short of Magic for our dogsledding experience and it was absolutely magical! They had the perfect combination of being easy to find, very friendly, and a great ride. We were warmly welcomed into the home where they made sure we had warm enough clothes and boots, providing anything which might be needed. Then... More 

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our location is very easy to find, being just of off Chena Hot Spring Road. We are actually located about half-way from the Chena Hot Springs Resort. Since we are almost halfway to the Hot Springs, a lot of our guests will book a sled dog tour in the morning and then after the tour... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very helpful and they took our warmness into great concern. Dogs were very friendly and fun to interact. The trial was very astonishing. Overall a recommended place in Fairbanks.

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

It is very important to us that all of our guests are warm and happy during their tour. That is why we provide supplemental arctic gear to all of our guests free of charge. Jenna Admin Assistant for JSoM More 

Alameda, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time taking friends new the the North to Just Short of Magic, and as before, the experience my friends had was unique an wonderful. I will continue to use Just Short of Magic in future trips to Fairbanks.

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Eleanor W, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this review

Well, let me say thank you for your continued patronage! It means so much to us that you enjoyed your first tour so much, that you wanted to share it with your friends. We look forward to having you back again soon. Jenna Admin Assistant for JSoM More 

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