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Husky Homestead

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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Well worth a visit

We had an extra day near the park entrance and just happened to see a video on Husky Homestead... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2012
Walter B
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Springfield, VA
Puppy love in Denali!

Jeff King's Husky Homestead is one of the excursions available in Denali.  It is a must-see if you... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2012
granddadb
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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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 witness their beauty in motion as they run 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. Dress in extra layers, wear comfortable shoes, bring bug repellent - and your camera! Our 2018 season runs from May 9th - September 14th.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We had an extra day near the park entrance and just happened to see a video on Husky Homestead. When my daughter saw she could hold the puppies she was hooked. Boy are we glad we did this. Besides holding the puppies, which was great,...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Jeff King's Husky Homestead is one of the excursions available in Denali.  It is a must-see if you are a dog lover, and even if you are not.  Who can resist the chance to cuddle a 6-day old little puppy with its eyes still closed...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2012

My husband and I enjoyed visiting the Husky Homestead. It was a nice short activity to end our vacation before heading back to Anchorage. I loved that the show was right at his home and Jeff and his daughter conducted most of the tour rather...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

I really, really wanted to like this experience, which is why I'm giving it an "average" instead of "terrible". One thing I was disappointed in was the fact that we were not able to ride the sled with the dogs - other tours offer this...More

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2012

We at Husky Homestead apologize for any perception you may have garnered that rides would be given during your visit here. In the 20 years that we have run our Alaska living history presentation we have never advertised, nor given any such rides. Sorry for...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Tour driver gave an excellent narration as he drove us to the Homestead. As you get off of the bus, if you are quick enough, the workers will place a puppy into your arms. Those without puppies were invited to the pens with older pups...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Wonderful interaction with the world of an Iditarod Champion! Hold puppies, learn about the training that is involved in becoming a champion, and I mean the dogs! :) Jeff has a warm and humorous personality that just draws you into his stories. His staff is...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

While my husband and me went for a hiking, my kids 11 and 15 went with their grandmother to see the Husky Homestead. They loved the experience it it was worth the money. The place is well kept and prepared to receive guests. The kids...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Jeff King is an iditarod champion and runs this kennel. The tour was fun, entertaining and action packed. This is a great opportunity to learn about the dog race in Alaska. Highly recommended and must do if in Denali Park.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I have just spent 2 weeks in Alaska and enjoyed the most amazing scenery and wildlife viewings. The puppy husky part of the Husky Homestead adventure was by far the most fun part of the trip. It was sheer joy. These are wonderful people.

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Very nice tour!!! loved the dogs & puppies & found there is so much I didn't know about mushing! Thought it was so cool that Jeff King was actually there to talk to the people. Would recommend this tour to anyone!!!

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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
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
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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