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Husky Homestead

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-2904
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Great place to go and take the kids!

Wow this place is cool and Jeff is a lot of fun. His crew give a great tour and playing with the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
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Puppies!

How can you not love it? The staff are excited, educated, friendly, helpful - they obviously love... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
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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
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Wow this place is cool and Jeff is a lot of fun. His crew give a great tour and playing with the puppies is something we did not want to leave. Very educational and well worth the trip. Highly recommend it for families.More

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello timg742! Playing with puppies is the highlight for many of our guests! We'd let you cuddle longer, but as you mentioned that you found your visit with us educational - we have lots that we want to share with you while you're here! We're...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 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
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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi Jeana! Thank you so much for visiting us and we are thrilled that you were able to see that our dogs do indeed love what they do - and so do we! Come back anytime! Best, Carrie PS - Lobo is doing great! He's...More

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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.More

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi geoffa007! Thank you for visiting us! Jeff truly enjoys visiting with our guests, and while he may not be able to be present at every tour he does try do so. We're also very glad that you felt your tour was a great value!...More

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Reviewed 6 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

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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

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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

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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
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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!

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Reviewed 15 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

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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

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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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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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