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Dog mushing with Eleanor was a lot of fun. She was a fantastic host. Would definitely recommend to... read more

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5-Star Experience!!

I second all the positive, wonderful things said about this experience (mushing school)! Eleanor... read more

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Thank you Jameson For a wonderful experience! He was great in educating us about the dogs, sleds, and places to eat. Everyone else there was very friendly, prepared, and the dogs are very gentle.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Just Short of M... M, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

The knowledge that the staff at Just Short of Magic is not limited to dog mushing! We love to give all of our guests recommendations on several activities here in Fairbanks ranging from restaurants to ice fishing. Our number one goal is to ensure that our guests have the best overall vacation, not just an amazing Sled Dog Tour!

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Everyone at this establishment was amazing! Everything from check-in to the actual ride was smooth and a great experience. The sled driver was very knowledgeable and informed us greatly about the history and training regime of dog sledding. The dogs were fantastic as well. The trip was well worth the money and we would do it again.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Just Short of M... M, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

The rides here at Just Short of Magic is smooth by design. Every night, after all the tours have finished for the day, we groom our trails to ensure the maximum amount of comfort for our guests, but don't take my word for it. Take any of our tours and experience the smoothest ride around while watching a team of happy huskies run in front of your sled!

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

My fiancé, Cecilia, and I REALLY enjoyed our dog sledding trip with Just Short of Magic. The employees there were super friendly & accommodating and the owner of the company, Eleanor, personally took us out with a team of her many wonderful doggies on an hour-long ride through the woods. They provided us with any cold-weather gear we were lacking but we came prepared and only needed scarves & a pair of snow pants. Eleanor was very kind & knowledgeable as she described her passion for dog mushing and explained what brought her to Alaska many years ago to do this. You can tell the she (and the dogs) love what they do. We hope to return again someday. :)

Date of experience: March 2018
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Just Short of M... M, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

We hope that you return again as well! Eleanor loves repeat guests. It is always fun, for everyone at Just Short of Magic, to interact with people who have been here once before. Our return guests, not only get to re-visit all of their favorite dogs, but get to learn even more about the sport of dog mushing. The second time is always better than the first!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This could be addicting. My wife and I went for a ride yesterday afternoon and it was magical. If I lived up here a would be buying a sled and assembling a team for recreation. A must try on your visit to the Fairbanks area. Eleanor genuinely loves her dogs and considers them family. Don’t pass this opportunity.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Just Short of M... M, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

It is not uncommon for us to hear that exact quote from folks the moment their tour is over. However you may be our first to follow your dream and join us next year as full time musher! There is nothing that is overlooked in regards to our beautiful family of dogs. If you need any additional inspiration to become a musher comes join us for our authentic Mushing School tour.

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Shane

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My son and I enjoyed the experience of the dog sledding and staff was very friendly and helpful. Liked the fact that they make sure you will be warm enough on the ride. The dogs are all very friendly and well cared for. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Just Short of M... M, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

A wise man once said "There is not such thing as bad weather, only unprepared people." We hold this quote close to our chest at JSoM. Before heading out on your authentic Alaskan excursion we check all guest top to bottom to ensure they are properly outfitted to enjoy their tour, regardless of the weather outside. If guest come unprepared we have all of the proper gear (snow pants, jackets, gloves, hats, etc) to make sure they experience the upmost comfort during their time with us.

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