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Sep 27th 9:54am • No Comments

Well, after a delay in Seattle, some serious flight snafus in Chicago that cancelled his flight to the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan, lost luggage, some helpful people (thank you Pat Moon!) driving Jeff alll the way from Chicago to the UP - Jeff made it to the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium & Iditarod Teacher's Conference!!

"Success is Mandatory" ;)

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Jeff King, Nathan Schroeder, and Hank Debruin share thoughts, ideas, and stories about checkpoints at the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium and Iditarod Teacher's Conference. — at Erickson Center for the Arts.

Sep 27th 9:48am • 4 Comments

a few pics of recent training, and our crew at our end of season staff dinner!


Husky Homestead Tours also sent us some great action pictures of their training as well as their recent staff dinner.

Sep 26th 12:29pm • 3 Comments

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Sep 26th 12:22pm • No Comments

Here's our latest update via our sponsor Redpaw!! Stand by and we'll share the photos next! :)


Jeff with Husky Homestead Tours is readily preparing for the upcoming season, especially with the presence of snow!! Thank you Jeff for your consistent loyalty and good luck with your future training!

Wow – we couldn’t have timed the end of our summer tourist season any better! Our last tour was Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning we awoke to SNOW! Big, fat flakes were falling and our world was covered in white fluff. Myself, our staff, and the dogs were thrilled and filled with giddy excitement. We ended the day with a very fun staff dinner, and ate until our bellies were stuffed with Thanksgiving fixings! Some fun awards were handed out to our staff (I received the “Bruce Springsteen Award” – for the Best Boss!) and it was a really great way to cap off a great summer with a stellar crew.
Since our summer season has ended, and we’ve completed closing up shop – fall training is now in full-swing. Two teams of race dogs are going out each day for close to two hours. I have been able to feel the strength of the dogs increasing over the past three weeks or so, and it is so fun! The puppies are busy working with our “puppy trainer” adults at “sled dog school”, and enjoy going for their runs as well. It’s always rewarding when you can see things begin to really click for them. This weekend I will head to Michigan for the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference, where I will give the Keynote Presentation. This should be a fun trip – although they told me to bring my swim trunks as they are expecting warm weather! It will be hard to leave the fresh fall air and the dogs behind, but it is only for a few days and maybe there will be more snow when I return. While I am gone, the dogs will be in the trusted hands of my crew: Melanie Shirilla and Stephanie Otto. As the temperatures remain chilly and the training runs grow longer, Mel does two feedings a day of Redpaw 32K Poweredge – keeping the dogs healthy appetites satisfied.

Until next time… Happy Trails!


Sep 25th 11:40am • 1 Comment

First race of the year?!? Sign up now!

Alpine Creek Excursion Sled Dog Race (ACE)

Saturday, December 6th at 9:00am

Alpine Creek Lodge Alaska

Sep 24th 11:12am • 1 Comment

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Sep 18th 1:43pm • No Comments

shhh.... Don't tell Jeff!! We had a visitor today!!
Meet Chester! ☺️

Sep 17th 3:41pm • 10 Comments

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Another write up on Jeff's Yukon Quest - Official Site sign up!

Four-time Iditarod winner Jeff King returning to Yukon Quest in 2015

FAIRBANKS—One of the Yukon Quest's most accomplished alums is returning to the field after a quarter-century away from the race.

Sep 12th 4:11pm • 3 Comments

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Jeff King Iditarod Champion

A Denali Destination

Where Dogs are King

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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.

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

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"Been on the cruise and then land tour to Fairbanks. The [Husky] Homestead tour was the best of all. Thanks for the best memories." - Carol – Erie, PA

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