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Husky Homestead

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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A Denali must see!

Our family visited Husky homestead while in Denali and it was a fantastic experience for... read more

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hattmam
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San Antonio, Texas
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Wonderful experience

We were taken from the hotel by shuttle to be greeted by 8 week old puppies whom we got to cuddle... read more

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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead—home of Iditarod Champion, Jeff King. Husky Homestead is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 40 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska with a champion Iditarod team. Cuddle puppies upon arrival and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as the team explodes from the dog yard and runs on our treadmill before hitting the trail for a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain. Our 2017 tour season begins May 10th and ends on September 21st. Special Note(s): Dress in warm layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, gloves and a hat. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Outside portion of this tour is approximately 45 minutes, inside portion is approximately 45 minutes. We look forward to meeting you!
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family visited Husky homestead while in Denali and it was a fantastic experience for everyone! From the time Alex picked us up to dropping us off, we were kept entertained with personal stories and felt welcomed as if we were family! As soon as...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were taken from the hotel by shuttle to be greeted by 8 week old puppies whom we got to cuddle and have photos with. Then we watched a presentation by Jeff King which was truly inspiring about training the dogs for racing. A great...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This experience was so much more than expected. The presentation was exciting, informative and never boring. The puppies are loving and the opportunity to view the dogs in action, is such a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this excursion!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We to Husky Homestead today and have a wonderful time. The care and love for the dogs was evident and the presentation highly entertaining. I learned a lot and gained an appreciation of the commitment and dedication it takes to not only race but to...More

Thank Diane O
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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Diane! I'm thrilled that you had a fantastic time with us! We strive to share our love of our dogs with our guests, and I couldn't be happier that the dedication and commitment of our staff was evident to you during your visit. Our...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was able to hop on a bus from the Princess Lodge and head out to the Homestead. Once we arrived we were greeted with friendly staff and PUPPIES!!!!!! There was pictures taken so you had a keepsake to take home holding one of the mush...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think the experience was made by meeting Jeff King and his daughter. Both are very energetic and engaging. Meeting a four time winner of the Iditarod is special. The tour and the opportunity to meet the team that trains the dogs was all top...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit with the puppies and dogs at Husky Homstead. Alex is AMAZING! He is so entertaining and interesting. Loved getting to see actual footage of the Iditarod!

Thank Carol V
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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Carol V., Wow - so happy to hear that you enjoyed meeting Alex! We feel very fortunate to have him as part of our team. Thank you so much for visiting us! Carrie

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Husky Homestead was a great experience. The bus driver gave an excellent orientation. We learned about training, competing and most importantly, the nurture provided. Jeff King, a 4 time Iditarod champion shared his story and philosophies. The puppy time was enjoyable also. Seeing the dogs...More

Thank bron1960
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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello bron1960, Thank you for visiting us during your stay in Denali! I'm happy to hear that you thought it was a great experience, and we truly appreciate your recommendation! Happy Trails, Carrie

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From getting off the bus and handed an adorable puppy, to listening to the informational session given by Jeff King's youngest daughter, you will love your experience at Husky Homestead! Watching the dogs run on their one of a kind treadmill was fantastic also! You...More

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Macy - thank you! Ellen is a wonderful speaker and having grown up with dogs she is a wealth of information. We are fortunate to have her with us now year-round! After a great finish in the 2018 Kobuk 440 she is now qualified to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour, very informative and entertaining 👍👍👍 Of course, the puppies❤️ Got lots of time with different puppies before and after learning all about dog sled racing

Thank Gerald F
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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gerald, You nailed it, and that's what we're hoping for: informative while being entertaining! Thank you for joining us! Carrie

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Joy P
19 February 2018|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Hello Joy P! There is no difference in the experience depending on how you book your visit with us. We do allot a certain number of spaces to some of our partners, but once those spaces are filled the company will often... More
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Tiger-Mouse3
4 June 2017|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Yes! While they may not be a litter that belongs to Husky Homestead, we often welcome puppies from other mushers during our summer season. :) Our dogs are known for their friendly nature, and training begins with... More
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Soesani
12 December 2016|
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Hello! Thank you for your interest in Husky Homestead! We encourage guests to book early to ensure that you can join us on the date and tour time that you would like. If there are any changes to your itinerary, we do... More
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