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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields

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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...more
2699 Waldheim Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6061
+1 907-455-6469
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

An amazing tour with a very nice woman. I enjoyed seeing her garden, the dogs, & having cookies, watermelon, punch, lemon cake, & strawberries in her kitchen, I would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank dwerle
Reviewed 10 June 2018

An amazing tour with an amazing Woman. Thanks Mary for an unforgettable experience. We will share our journey with others in the lower 48.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Mary is the most humble, charming and kind woman we have met in a long time! The love for her dogs is so profound as well as her love of nature itself; she has our ultimate respect for her courage and values in life. Mary...More

Thank chili4supper
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Visiting Mary is truly inspiring. She is a strong woman with many tales to tell. Her welcoming home, cleverly planned garden and her sweet dogs plus the delicious cake and fruits served in her home made this a very special trip. She keeps the groups...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Mary is a kind soul with a story tellers heart. You will love her tales, dogs, garden and cabin along with her delicious cookies. Highly recommend.

Thank Peggy J
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Our visit with Mary and her dogs was our favorite activity on our visit to Fairbanks! We were able to find Mary's home easily with the directions and handy signs posted along the way. Mary made us cookies, and we had tea and coffee while...More

Thank kimprender
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Mary Shields was the first woman to compete in the Iditarod race across Alaska with dogs. She is an inspiring woman. Now disabled from her years of competing with dog sleds, she remains undaunted. She provided us with a tour of her kennels where you...More

Thank Hutchl81
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our visit to Mary Shields surpassed all expectations. It is a remarkable experience that will stay with you forever. You travel to Mary's home and are immediately introduced to Mary herself and Susan, who assists her. We were greeted very warmly and noticed that Mary...More

1  Thank Sn0wLe0pard
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have attended Mary Shield's Alaskan Tails of the Trail several times and have enjoyed every visit. Mary is warm and welcoming and has so many interesting tales to share with all ages of visitors. Her dogs are fun to be around - happy and...More

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Thank Kay E
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We had a wonderful time meeting Mary and learning about her career, dogs, and life in Alaska. Very informative, fun, and interactive! She even took us in when we showed up at her door without reservation (their booking website and phones were down for the...More

1  Thank jzrobertz
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1 March 2017|
Response from love2go2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can probably contact Mary through her website to ask about schedule for the summer of 2017.
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
18 June 2015|
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.