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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Eden Dogsledding

Eden Dogsledding
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Eden Dogsledding offers educational sledding adventures for families or couples – Snow sledding in Winter, and Dog-Sledding-On-Wheels the rest of the year. For over ten years we’ve provided a healthy, happy home for our dogs while giving guests of all ages a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can expect a personalized tour with an experienced musher, plenty of hands-on time with the dogs, and sledding along our vast network of trails with spectacular mountain views. Call for details!
Westford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

My wife, her parents, and I went here in the middle of a huge Nor'easter this winter. My SUV can't handle snowy hills, and unfortunately Eden Dogsledding is located at the end of a hilly and remote backroad. Thankfully, Jim and one of the staff members were nice enough to pick us all up and drop us off at the convenience store located on the main road! The staff and most importantly, the dogs at Eden were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The sled tour took us through some lovely back woods with not a human settlement in sight. It sure was expensive, but it feels great to this one off of the bucket list. One thing to note was that we went during peak season, and it took a while to get going, and for them to find time to drive us back. Purchased the 2-hour Alpha tour, but were there for around 4 hours. Set aside some extra time for this one. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank JohnWestLowell
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Ashburn, Virginia
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Me and my girlfriend came a long way to experience an "alpha" dog sledding tour at sunset. The weather conditions were bad - a snowstorm was in full power on the day we reserved for sledding. Instead of a romantic sunset voyage, we ran in a gloomy snowstorm at dusk. Despite of that, Jim (the owner) charged us full price, $420, for this pleasure. Furthermore, the dogs were NOT real sledding dogs (Siberian huskies), but rather a pack of various small animals which he called "Alaskan husky" - a mix of different colors and kinds.
Taken together, 1 hr sledding on street dogs in a snowstorm is not worth $420.
I would NOT recommend it to any of my friends.

Visited December 2012
5 Thank Hippocampus12
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stamford, CT, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great bonding experience with my daughter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

My 8 year old and I went on our first father and daughter trip, and I can't imagine a better place to have spent it. Jim has a real love for his dogs that includes chemotherapy and orthopedic surgery when the need arises in any of his 35 dogs.

As soon as we walked into his den, my daughter was smothered with dog kisses while she tried to decide which one to take to our log cabin for a sleep over. We chose Luna, the matriarch of the pack. (Don't tell Jim, but she likes cake with blue icing.)

Btw, the dog sledding was a trip! The dogs love to perform, the ride was thrilling, and Jim was happy to tailor the speed to my daughter's comfort level. Jim has a go cart with wheels, so snow is not necessary.

The cabin was rustic. We built a fire in the fireplace, watched a DVD, and forgot to do homework.

Stowe is close by for skiing, and so is the Ben and Jerry factory.

I plan to go back soon with the rest of my family and my elderly parents.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank 132MarkR
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must for dog lovers of all ages!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

A Picturesque drive into the mountains north of Stowe transports you to a hidden world inhabited by the friendliest pack of husky crosses you are ever likely to meet! You are introduced to the dogs one by one& everyone of them is vying for attention from the moment you get on the property. Dogs are boisterous but never rough although the crescendo of barking they can produce ihas to be heard to be believed! The dog sled on wheels is brilliant fun pulled along by a well trained team of dogs keen to run as fast as they can! Jim is an excellent & well informed host supported by a great team who clearly all love the dogs dearly. Watching the dogs Cool down in the pond is great sport & their boundless energy is converted into races round the perimeter at top speed. All that against the backdrop of the beautiful mountains & leaf foliage in full technicolor! What more could dog lovers desire!!

Visited September 2012
3 Thank Ian C
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Asheville, North Carolina
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Dog Sledding, great fun, wonderful time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Getting to the Eden Dogsledding location is an adventure but once you get there, the experience was worth the trip. The owner, Jim had 33 dogs, mostly mixed breeds on his 75 acres which also included the Eden Mountain Lodge. The dogs were very, very friendly, very well trained and so much fun to experience their individual personalities as well as how they interact as a group. They run free, are very well taken care of, loved and are enjoyable. Jim has a custom sled on wheels for travel during months without snow. He hooked up 10 dogs (we helped put on their harnesses, pet them, and hooked them to the sled) and off we went into the surrounding woods over trails Jim has made over the years. After about 15 minutes, he stopped, let all dogs loose and into the pond they went to cool off and partake of treats he threw in. They also raced around the pond which was great to watch and kept going in and out as long as he put threat into the water. They were hooked up again for another go at the woods, then back to the home where they were released, feed more treats and then time to go in and relax among the furniture. We loved every bit of our experience there.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Tom81745
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