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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields

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2699 Waldheim Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6061
+1 907-455-6469
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Amazing woman!!

Miss Mary is an amazing woman who welcomed us into her home to share her life story of dog mushing... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
robint2018
a very nice trip

Mary is a very very nice and lovely person. The tour is so pretty, Mary shared all her amazing and... read more

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I invite you to visit my home, when you come to Fairbanks. I can introduce to my big , friendly huskies, (incase you need a dog- fix while you're away from your own dog) and explain what it's like out on the winter trail camping at 30 ° below zero. I will compare the camping with the routine on the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest ( I was the first woman to complete the race back in 1974, the second running.) And I will share tales of the 1,200 mile dog sled journey in Siberia, the greatest adventure I've experienced so far. Of course you'll check out the garden and go in the cabin and have some home baked refreshments, (You may have seen the cabin on the Home & Garden show) I feel so lucky to live here and I love to share my life with travelers.
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2699 Waldheim Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6061
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2699 Waldheim Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6061
+1 907-455-6469
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Miss Mary is an amazing woman who welcomed us into her home to share her life story of dog mushing. She lead an incredible life but still remains humble. Her five Alaskan huskies will make you fall in love! They are all so friendly and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mary is a very very nice and lovely person. The tour is so pretty, Mary shared all her amazing and interesting traveling life making her a outstanding people. The dogs are so lovely and sweet i do not wanna to leave them.

1  Thank Zhilong P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mary’s lovely house and her dogs a day in our 6-day-trip. Smoky was the cutest “doorman”, who welcomed us when we arrived. Dogs were big, delightful, and friendly. Mary was a talented writer, brave adventurer, and great storyteller. It was joyful when we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Mary's tour Soo much! She has very nice dogs and very good stories! And very experienced at how to get stucked truck out of the snow 😂 lol. Very recommend!

Thank Yaosen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mary is a wonderful, gracious and thoughtful hostess, I visited her home way back in early October, just before the snow arrived. I had planned to visit a dog mushing tour as there are a few tours advertised. One of Mary's friends, Jane, owner of...More

Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I never write reviews. In fact, I procrastinated 2 months before writing this one, but I just had to tell others how amazing and fun it was to visit Mary Shields. As time goes by I start to forget what I did in Alaska or...More

Thank MikeGav55
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Mary is a most wonderful person and has become a very special friend to us. Each time we've visited, we've learned so much more about Mary's adventures, not only with the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, but with the camping/mushing experiences she's had over the years,...More

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Mary S, Owner at Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

It was wonderful to see you once again. My puppies are growing so quickly just as fast as the nights lengthen with amazing aurora or snow. Yes, together will must pull together for the environment too and find the special wonders in nature every day....More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

My wife and I were planning to visit Fairbanks for a few days while on our AK vacation and after reading all the tripadvisor reviews this activity was at the top of our list. According to her web site "tours" ended about 15 Sep but...More

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Mary S, Owner at Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the enjoyable fall time visit, there is now a dusting of snow. My dear puppies are growing so fast as are the nights with aurora that dazzles. Hope you can return again in the future. Mary

Reviewed 24 September 2017

What a pleasant visit with Mary, and her dogs, first outside, then up to her lovely home to talk about Alaska and dog sleding while sipping on some tea and tasting cranberry bread. The visit went over what it was scheduled for, but there was...More

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Mary S, Owner at Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for sharing a wonderful fall morning on my tour. I hope you'll join me again some time. Mary

Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were treated as valued guests in Mary's home. The pace was thoughtful, we moved from one setting to another - the garden to the dog yard to the campfire to her kitchen - and it was all seamless and natural. The mood was friendly...More

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Mary S, Owner at Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed sharing this fall time together. Mary

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crenwick46
1 March 2017|
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Response from love2go2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can probably contact Mary through her website to ask about schedule for the summer of 2017.
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JohnI7653IE
14 July 2015|
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Response from maryshields | Property representative |
I lie about 12 miles northwest of Fairbanks. If you have a rental car, allow yourself 30 minutes to drive out, so you can enjoy the ride and see the variety of owner-built homes, and the lovely boreal forest along the way... More
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pushpasss
18 June 2015|
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Response from AlanandSara2015 | Reviewed this property |
Just give Mary a call. She will surely greet you openly and honestly. She will certainly take every chance she can get to share.
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