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Husky Homestead

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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How can you not love it? The staff are excited, educated, friendly, helpful - they obviously love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeana P
via mobile
Great value for money

You are picked up by bus and brought back to your hotel or lodge. Once at the Homestead you are... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you not love it? The staff are excited, educated, friendly, helpful - they obviously love what they do. You get to see how the dogs are trained and how they live. The dogs love what they do too! I would love to return...More

1  Thank Jeana P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

You are picked up by bus and brought back to your hotel or lodge. Once at the Homestead you are encouraged to handle the pups. It's interesting, the dogs are amazing and Jeff King is a great speaker.

Thank geoffa007
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I loved this experience from beginning to end. What's not to love about holding an Alaskan husky puppy? I wish that part could have gone on longer! Learning about the training of the dogs and naming of the dogs was great! Meeting Jeff King and...More

1  Thank gnancy2011
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Its a must do, to arrive and be greeted with puppies, have your pictures taken, to be seated in an outside covered area and listen to the amazing way they name their dogs how they train them and then watch how they do it ,...More

Thank cnomis
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Read all the excellent reviews for this attraction. Everyone is absolutely correct. This place is wonderful, interesting and simply very cool(not to mention educational). We were picked up on time by one of the shuttles and delivered to the Homestead where we were handed a...More

Thank kurttj
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

So fun to be able to love on and interact with the beautiful dogs!! Didn't think we ere ever going to get the kids to leave!!

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

One of the very best excursions while in Alaska! Jeff King and his crew do an amazing job! Oh the puppies! What a blast to socialize with the puppies!

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Picked this activity because we had some time to kill before our bus ride into the park and they offered free shuttle pick-up service to our hotel. I had to "sell" my hubby on the idea of going to this attraction as he wasn't too...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The visit to the Husky Homestead proved to be worthwhile. The bus picks you up at the main lodge of our hotel and the ride was about 20 minutes. Upon arrival we were greeted with a chance to hold 6 weeks to 6 months puppies....More

Thank Pam105
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were the last tour, and they made us feel super special! Since it was just the 2 of us, we were very excited to sit down and talk to Jeff King 1:1 at the end of our tour. We were super excited to play...More

Thank cinike16
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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
12 December 2016|
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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
8 September 2016|
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Response from Carrie S | Property representative |
Hi susanshewmaker! Thank you for you interest in Husky Homestead! Yes, we do pick-up from the McKinley Chalet Resort. This time of the year we are not as busy, so booking once you arrive in Denali would be just fine... More