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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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Bucket-List Experience

What an incredible time. We could all only wish to love our job as much as these dogs. The ones... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Up close and personal

Where else can you mingle with a superstar in a sport ( 4 Time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser) but... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
James C
Hurley, New York
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Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
+1 907-892-7899
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an incredible time. We could all only wish to love our job as much as these dogs. The ones that were selected (5 out of over 60+) yelped with excitement as those not selected cried. The trip was beautiful and our guide genuinely loved...More

Thank Bacchus49
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Where else can you mingle with a superstar in a sport ( 4 Time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser) but here. The presentation is good. You get to pet the dogs and watch them in action. Also, we were able to hold 12 day old puppies....More

Thank James C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I, like most people, had an impression of the Iditarod sled race. The vague idea was that a number of dogs were attached to s sled and driven through merciless terrain in unspeakable conditions. How wrong I was! Some of those conditions were indeed grueling;...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I thought this was just going to be a time filler stop. Was I wrong, this was a great experience for all. 4 time Iditarod winner, great all around guy and extremely hard worker Martin Buser is a true Alaskan hero. We started with a...More

Thank lilirishstar
Reviewed 30 July 2017

i'm not a big dog person, but i find the iditarod an unbelievable feat. learning how the people who attempt this train and complete this race was just fascinating. Martin Buser & his son were so informative. their accomplishments are just amazing.

Thank barbrvc
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was our first stop on a tour of Alaska. We are a family of 4 with 2 preteens. This was one of my family's favorite stops. Martin Buser, a 4 time Iditarod champion, is the owner and the guide for this encounter. He is...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 28 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 9 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 14 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
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12 May 2017|
Response from KDGregg | Reviewed this property |
It took us a little less than an hour and a half.