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Review of Husky Homestead

Husky Homestead
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 5 January 2012

The experience was interesting. The people were friendly and informative. They picked us up and returned us to our lodgings. It was interesting to learn about the dogs and see them in action. We were able to have pictures taken with the pups. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We learned a lot about the Iditarod trail and the race, and heard about the experiences of the Husky Homestead owners and dogs during various races. There were souvenirs, dvds, and books available for purchase, but there was no pressure to buy.

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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We have been to Alaska 4 times and this was the best part of our last trip. Of course I loved the puppies and being able to hold them. Also loved hearing how the dogs are named and seeing the demo of them run. It was great to meet Jeff King -- he is the best.

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Reviewed 14 December 2011

First they ask if you want to hold a puppy? :))))) , you dont have to force joy on your face!!! Then they take a picture with your camera and theirs! You are shown all about the dogs and the farm and go inside to the lecture with the sled. It was just wonderful -except did i say you have to give the puppy back? If they had cabins -i would have spent the entire trip right there. Alaska was a fantastic 60th Birthday trip -if i had gone any younger -I never would have come home. After the tour and back to the Princess Lodge I did go over to the store and held an even younger puppy and told anyone who would listen -how wonderful this tour was. If you are planning your trip plan an extra couple of days here -there is so much to do -spend the extra money and take the 8hr tour inside the park -you will see lots more animals.

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Reviewed 9 December 2011

My 2 year old really liked the dogs, especially the puppies. They have a great view out the front door.

Thank tbuss76
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

The tour is well planned. They give you a puppy as soon as you get off the bus....problem is, you don't want to give it back!! Jeff King is quite the showman. He has a running dialogue about his adventures in the iditarod races that are amusing and yet very honest. They seem to sincerely care for the dogs health and well being. (I hope!!!) He has won the race several times. A lot of my attention outside was to the puppies who were extremely amusing with their antics. However, Jeff does show how they train the dogs and how they live. He has also published a book on his adventures in dog mushing. I think it is a 'must see' on the list of "to do" things; in Alaska.

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