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We offer dog sled rides ranging from a half-hour to one-and-a-half hours. Tour the beautifully forested Alaskan winter trails on a dog sled or drive the team. Our Dog Mushing School offers customized dog mushing lessons. Sled rides or lessons can be...more
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5157 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-3502
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Fairbanks with my friend and his 75-yr-old mother and we were hoping to catch a ride on a dog sled but never imagined that it would be the best part of our trip! There are numerous companies around the area but I was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was really our treat to have you Emily and your friends! So fun to watch you spending time with the dogs in the yard, just loving each one as you went from house to house not sure which to dog to pat next, not...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Eloise, Eleanor, and staff were amazing! They accommodated all 17 of us, 10 adults, an 8yrs, old, 2 6yrs old, a 5yrs old, 2 4yrs old, and even our 2yrs old, in 2 different rounds. Thank you for taking all of us in a one...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

OOOOHHH, how we love to hear this and soooo glad you had such a good time! Of course we all remember you very well and what a great group you were! You were very organized as well, helping us in so many ways keep everything...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed by the quality of the organisation. A warm welcome in more than one way.. The dogs are very well taken care of and we liked it a lot that we could have contact with the dogs. Also we got a lot of...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lot of fun! We got to spend time with the dogs before and after. There is a warm cabin to gear up in and the ride was beautiful. I would definitely go again if I return to Fairbanks area. Thanks!More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful to hear you had a fun time! And that you had plenty of time to visit the dogs! They love having guests visit, so you did the right thing. We welcome all of our guests into the house to get warm before and after...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best things to do in Fairbanks. Make sure you arrive at least 20 minutes earlier so that you can put some warm cloth on. Took tons of pictures with those cute dogs, and the staff is really friendly and welcoming.More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming to Just Short of Magic! We loved having you and loved sharing all 40 dogs with you. Arriving early is important because we do evaluate your winter gear carefully and make sure you have plenty to stay warm. Hope you had a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eleanor was fantastic!! Super knowledgeable and friendly, would highly recommend dog sledding through her & her team. Splendid time!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This kennel was recommended by my AirBNB host an I'm so glad I took their advice. It was too early/not enough snow for sleds, so I was on an ATV tour with another group. Aside from seeing the Aurora, this was my top experience in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write a few months after your tour :) We were on ATVs longer than usual this year due to low snow, but we all still have lots of fun and so do the dogs - sounds like you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a mid-morning ride in late December of 2018. You could tell that the dogs were so well-cared for and happy. They were eager to play and to get a chance to run. Eleanor is experienced and knows how to bundle up her...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Sounds you like had such a good time! We're so glad that you came and had a chance to play with the dogs, they are happy and love what they do. And good to know you were warm! Its so important to us that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t say enough about this company!!! They take care of you from start to finish. Eleanor made sure we were dressed properly and if anything needed to be changed she allowed us to use extra gear that they had (excellent condition and effective). The...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Just Short of m... M, Admin Assistant at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! We love to hear that our guests had great time! And stayed warm! We know from experience that being cold takes away some of the fun of ridding in a dog sled, so we always want to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome experience! Wonderful mushers! Over dress for winter weather, it gets cold haha Nice that this was half way to the hot spring so we warmed up afterMore

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Eleanor W, Owner at Just Short of Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you could join us and so glad you had a great time! Good winter gear is key staying warm which then allows you to have fun and not be thinking about the cold! Sounds like you had both! Thanks for coming and hope to...More

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dallasb1978
January 16, 2019|
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Response from Eleanor W | Property representative |
Yes we are open most every day from September 1st to April 1st. Please let us know if you have any other questions we can help with. Best, Eleanor
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lentt
January 11, 2019|
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Response from Eleanor W | Property representative |
We are about 30 minutes from downtown Fairbanks, so out of the public transportation system route, but if you contact us directly we can recommend a number of transport companies that will gladly you bring you here, wait for... More
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