Husky Homestead Tours

Tonight, a giant thank you for all the Volunteers that help to put on this Last Great Race!

#iditarod2015 #volunteeringisawesome

Iditarod Trail Committee

Happening now... the Iditarod "family" celebrates Iditarod. Thank you, volunteers.

Mar 25th 10:03pm • No Comments

'Tis the season that things begin to slow down in the mushing world... but one thing many kennels are doing about this time is to start harness breaking some of the younger puppies and taking them on some short runs.

Last summer we were lucky enough to host some pups from Squid Acres Kennel - some of you may remember the "Dukes of Hazzard" litter...?? Well here they are! All grown up and running for just their third time in harness! :D

Isn't this fun?!?

#puppyruns #futurechampions #gosquids

Squid Acres Kennel

The Dukes of Hazard on their third run in harness with veterans Stout and Boron in lead. Husky Homestead Tours

Mar 25th 1:55pm • 2 Comments

National Puppy Day?!?!? We thought that was EVERY day!


Mar 23rd 6:57pm • 25 Comments

Many awards were handed out at the Finisher's Banquet last night... for a recap check out this article from our friends at Alaska Dispatch News!

#Iditarod2015 #awards #alaska

Petit, Mackey brothers pick up major awards at Iditarod's end-of-race banquet

Nicolas Petit won the Leonhard Seppara Humanitarian Award for outstanding dog care Sunday at the annual end-of-race Iditarod banquet in Nome. The Mackey brothers collected two other coveted awards, with Jason earning the Mushers Choice award for most inspirational musher and Lance winning the sports…

Mar 23rd 10:07am • 4 Comments

Just ONE more team on the trail tonight! Cindy Abbott is heading for Nome and the Iditarod Red Lantern!

The tracker has her about 37 miles outside of Nome, so she may not make it to the banquet tonight - but we think she'll still have many great stories to share!

#Iditarod2015 #redlantern #nomeorbust

Abbott heading for Nome and Iditarod red lantern

FAIRBANKS - The final musher in the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is on the final stretch to the famed burled arch finish line in Nome.

Mar 22nd 4:24pm • 9 Comments

We want to make sure to say CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of the teams that have finished since we last posted!!

There are SO many! Click on the link to see the full list!

#iditarod2015 #nomeorbust #gotthebeltbuckle

Current Race Standings - 2015 Iditarod - Iditarod

Orange row indicates change since last update • indicates a correction to a previous stat (r) indicates a rookie musher * indicates a period that occurred during Daylight Savings

Mar 22nd 4:18pm • No Comments

The Official Finisher's Banquet is moments away in Nome!

Iditarod Trail Committee

Happening now. Set up up for Finishers Banquet.

Mar 22nd 3:56pm • 2 Comments

Here it is!! "The Interview" with Jeff at the finish... check it out!

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In 7th Place, King is Happy But Ready for Rest — and Pizza

At the Nome finish line on Wednesday, Jeff King waxed nostalgic, full of stories, about a very memorable Iditarod this year. But he was also ready for rest.

Mar 20th 9:43am • 15 Comments

Hey Race Fans! It's Thursday morning for us... and boy, are we happy to have the team in Nome! Pretty sure that our crew here got some good sleep last night - and didn't dream of race stats...!

We took last night "off" from Facebook as we spent time with the dogs here at the Homestead, and welcomed home our three dropped dogs: Earl, Menace and Nash! All are doing very well and are happy to be home with their buds. ;)

The dog team will head out from Nome this afternoon, while their musher will stay in Nome until the Finish Banquet on Sunday evening. Melanie and Bruno will be on hand in Anchorage to meet the team while Steph will join them later from Nome. Melanie will begin working tirelessly to massage any sore muscles or stiffness, as well as just make sure that they are all happy campers - that's her favorite part of the job. :)

Before we get back to work in the office and start planning for the next race (the Kobuk 440) that starts in TWO weeks! - we'd like to give a big shout out to ALL of the teams that have crossed the finish line in this years' Iditarod since we left you last...


8. Wade Marrs
9. Ken Anderson (fellow Redpaw team member!)
10. Nick Petit
11. Travis Beals
12. Paul Gebhards
13. Kelley Maixner
14. Pete Kaiser (this years' Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Champ!)
15. Christian Turner
16. Ray Redington, Jr.
17. Thomas Waerner - the Rookie of the Year! Woo hoo!
18. Jason Campeau
19. Hugh Neff
20. Michelle Phillips
21. John Baker
22. Martin Buser
23. Richie Diehl
24. Nathan Schroeder
25. Mats Pettersson (who was running our Kroner & Suspect!)

We love this sport, and we love our dogs. Thanks for following along!

#Iditarod2015 #Alaska #theracetonome

Mar 19th 10:46am • 21 Comments

Thanks to Squid Acres Kennel for sharing this great photo of Jeff and the team out on the trail!

#Iditarod2015 #Alaska #sleddogsrule

Squid Acres Kennel

Jeff King getting close to Nome Husky Homestead Tours

Mar 19th 10:23am • 3 Comments

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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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"We visited Husky Homestead and it was the highlight of our trip. Holding the puppies and watching them play was fantastic!" - Bob & Mary Adams – Plattsburgh, NY

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