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It's Wednesday Redpaw Fans! We have a great update from Jeff King and the gang. Read below to see what they are up to this Summer :)

With the passing of the Summer Solstice, and Iditarod 2016 sign-ups today…. everyone here at Husky Homestead feels the tug of an impending fall season approaching. The fireweed has begun blooming, the dogs are being trained daily and exercise schedules are being formulated. We do love our summer and all that it brings… but bring on the winter!

The Iditarod Volunteer Picnic and Sign ups are held at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla. It is a huge event with dozens of mushers and hundreds of volunteers expected. This year the picnic will be tempered with the sadness that follows weeks of loss due to a wildland fire that has taken the homes of several long-time Iditarod mushers. I am taking my Bobcat skid steer to the affected area for volunteer clean up for those in need, and those ready to start rebuilding.

I am proud to announce the marriage of my daughter Tessa king to Clint Taggart! A wonderful ceremony and celebration was had here in Denali this past weekend with 'Redpaw' dogs from Husky Homestead whisking the bride and groom away for a musher/dog lover send-off to start their new life together! The dogs looked pretty sharp with their red bandannas on… if only we had some of those awesome Redpaw capes we’ve seen other teams sporting! Check out the fun video of the take-off… and yes, I was the one who made that giant cake for the top.

Cheers,
Jeff

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Our fearless leader is at the Iditarod Trail Committee today - signing up for the 2016 race!! :D

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The King is back!

Jun 27th 3:03pm • 13 Comments

"Houston, we have lift off."

Bailey gets some big air during hook up!

#hangtime

Jun 24th 9:14am • 24 Comments

The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel (formerly the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage) plays host to Headquarters for the Iditarod Trail Committee every year. They are continuing their support of mushers this Thursday evening by holding a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the recent #SockeyeFire in Willow.

If you are in Anchorage and can attend, please consider joining them!

Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage

Please join us for a fundraiser Thursday evening to benefit the mushing victims of the recent Sockeye fire in Willow.
All proceeds from this event will go to Willow Dog Mushers Association Fire Relief Fund.

Jun 23rd 5:38pm • 2 Comments

So... the dogs of Husky Homestead Tours were recently featured on the Facebook page of The Alaska Life!

One of Jeff's daughters got married here in Denali this past weekend, and the dogs got to take part in it too!

The crew of Husky Homestead (dogs included!) wish the newlyweds all the best as they embark on their life together! <3

The Alaska Life

How newlyweds exit Alaska style!

Jun 22nd 3:55pm • 16 Comments

From all of us at Husky Homestead.... wishing all the Fathers out there a wonderful day!

Annnnd Happy Solstice! :D

Jun 21st 12:48pm • 5 Comments

Suspect is pretty excited about the new name plate that Mel made for his house! :D

Jun 19th 12:51pm • 6 Comments

We couldn't be happier to be sponsored by Kaladi Brothers Coffee!! Their Wasilla cafe is prepping to deliver some delicious coffee to the hard working firefighters, volunteers and evacuees of the #SockeyeFire.

Thank you, Kaladi, for being a #catalystforthecommunity! We <3 you and your coffee!

Give them a thumbs up to thank them for their support!

Kaladi Brothers Coffee

Our Wasilla cafe staff preparing to deliver Kaladi coffee to fire fighters, evacuees and volunteers! #catalystforcommunity

Jun 18th 12:46pm • 6 Comments

You may have heard about the recent fire activity here in Alaska: the Sockeye Fire in the Willow area, and now the Card Street Fire that has begun spreading in the Kenai Peninsula near Sterling.

These locations are home to many mushers (both well-known and lesser known or recreational teams), and other families. These are truly tragic circumstances, and our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected by these fires, and those that are working tirelessly to help those who have been affected.

<3

Jun 15th 4:47pm • 25 Comments

We haven't introduced you to these guys and gals yet! Although those of you that have visited us this summer have met, cuddled and squished them!

Meet the "Things We Have Launched into Space Litter"! This was a joint breeding with our good friends Jodi & Dan from Dew Claw Kennels - their "BedBug" is the Mom & our "Bailey" is the Dad. Jodi & Dan have been kind enough to let us keep these cuties for a while to begin their "training" - you know, the socialization part! ;)

Did you cuddle one of these cuties on a visit?

Jun 12th 6:41am • 25 Comments

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HUSKY HOMESTEAD
A Denali Destination…Where Dogs are King!

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King.

The Husky Homestead tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural Alaskan lifestyle based on over 35 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Be greeted by cuddly puppies and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the kennel on 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.

  • Meet champion sled dogs
  • Cuddle with our puppies
  • View summer training in action
  • Discover and appreciate an authentic Alaskan lifestyle
  • Transportation provided from most area hotels

Booking a Tour

Husky Homestead’s tour season just outside Denali National Park in Alaska runs from mid-May – mid-September.

Husky Homestead buses pick up our guests at Denali area hotels between mile 229 and 239 of the Parks Highway. All guests arrive at Husky Homestead in our buses, regardless of whether or not they have private transportation during their stay in Denali. We are happy to assist you in making plans for which hotel to meet us at for pick up.

We offer three tours daily. Pick up times will vary by location. Reservations are required for our tour. Tour length is approximately 2.5 hours including transfer time.

Tour Times
8:30am
12:30pm
7:00pm
Return to pickup location by
11:00am
3:00pm
9:30pm

Price:
$59.00 / Adult
$39.00 / Children 12 and under:
*Not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

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"I came up with my family for a 14 day Alaskan adventure and this excursion was by far my favorite! Holding the puppies and being nuzzled by the older dogs was truly magical. I hope I will be able to come back again soon. Had such a great time. Thanks so much." - E. Schilling – Wisconsin

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