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Happy Trails Kennel

Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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Went in March to catch dog sledding

Our best time in Alaska! James is really so cool and friendly, we had to go back next day again, we... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
via mobile
A fun, unique experience!

We had such a great time here! Shaun was an exceptional host and driver, answering all our... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Austin, Texas
via mobile
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Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Our best time in Alaska! James is really so cool and friendly, we had to go back next day again, we had so much fun. The dogs are great! It's awesome to meet them, to find out almost all of them did the Iditarod 😳!...More

Thank Bingitt
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had such a great time here! Shaun was an exceptional host and driver, answering all our questions and sharing interesting information the whole time. The trails are gorgeous and we even watched a bald eagle fly overhead while sledding! But the dogs are the...More

Thank KDGregg
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful day with Happy Trails Kennel. When we arrived we were greeted by Martin Buser as he departed on a 60 mile sled run in prep for the upcoming Iditarod. We loved that we were not rushed at all and we...More

Thank emmarose1893
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were warmly welcomed by Martin Buser himself (4-time Iditerod champion), and by all the dogs at their kennels, too. Martin's son Rohn (also a musher like his dad) and one of their racing dogs gave a demonstration of how a sled dog is dressed...More

Thank Sallie A
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had great time with four-times Iditarod champion Martin Buser at Happy Trails Kennel. The tour was very informative, we learned a lot about dogs and Iditarod race. And puppies are so cute of course :)

Thank Vacati0nier
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Martin Buser's dog and his presentation of mushing and marathon sled dog work was the best I have encountered

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The minute you meet Martin Buser you realize why this place is called "Happy...". He is passionate about everything he does, from being a 4x Iditarod Champion to raising Iditarod dogs to educating people about how special this sport is to making this a family...More

Thank cclum
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop if you are interested in learning about how Iditarod sled dogs are trained. Martin Buser does a great tour, introduces you to the dogs and takes time to answer all your questions.

Thank GoldCountry2
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a great place to learn about the Iditarod and the dogs. You should budget about 2 hours for this. We were a family of 5 and enjoyed the entire visit. Highly recommend this hands on, interesting, and informative trip.

Thank andy192016
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was a stop on the land portion of our Regent Cruises tour. It turned out to be one of our favorites! The owner and staff were universally friendly and welcoming. They clearly enjoy their work, and love showing off their beautiful sled dogs. We...More

Thank Charlie D
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If you have to drive from Anchorage to Happy Trails Kennel, how long does it take.
13 May 2017|
Response from KDGregg | Reviewed this property |
It took us a little less than an hour and a half.