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Oct 22nd 2:39pm • No Comments

The team is loaded and they're off to the Denali Highway for three straight days of training! We're excited to see how much snow has fallen out there since Monday... we do LOVE that white fluffy stuff!

Oct 22nd 12:42pm • 13 Comments

Remember our first litter of the season - the Jeeps?

They are growing up fast at Tukaway Sled Dog Kennel! Click on over and see how Chase and the pups are doing! :)

Team Shots, 2014/15

The year of the Jeeps!

Oct 21st 11:59am • 3 Comments

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Oct 20th 3:48pm • No Comments

Happy Monday! The crew is back on the Denali Highway training this morning! :)
Here's a short video they snapped their last trip out....

Oct 20th 10:33am • 4 Comments

'Tis the season!
Does your dog like pumpkin? Do you carve a pumpkin for your pup at Halloween? Do you make them any pumpkin cookies or biscuits? Share some pics with us!

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This made me laugh! #labs #dogslovepumpkin #halloween#rubysnacks

Oct 17th 9:21am • No Comments

This is what happens when the trails aren't frozen yet! just ask Jeff.... we've been there done that! When it does happen, cell service comes in handy so that you can call for a rescue! :P

Sebastian Schnuelle

Some days are more interesting than others. We are very limited with trails in Two Rivers Right now. With all of the summer rain, lots of water on the trails, which have not quite frozen solid yet. I knew to avoid the base line trail all along. Driving a big string of 24 dogs I missed a turn the other day and ended up on baseline trail after all. I had hoped for the best and told Judith Conning right when we approached this spot, that things could get ugly, if we break though the ice here. Well. They DID get ugly. No choice but to walk home. While walking I noticed the fresh bear tracks on the snow. And soon after I felt being watched. Sure enough, there he or she was 200 yards behind me on the trail. After an uneasy moment of eying each other the bear walked off into the bushes. The only bad part: I do not think it is going to go very far this late in the season and will den close by. Less than 2 miles from home. Might make for an interesting spring. It took 2 ATV's, one snowmachine, 24 dogs, 4 people and a whole bunch of cussing to get the mule unstuck, pulling it backwards to where it came from....Thanks Judith for sending the pictures. Needless to say, I did not feel like getting the camera out.....

Oct 16th 11:38am • 3 Comments

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Here's our latest update via our sponsors at Redpaw.... bring on the Denali Highway and some Jeep training!

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Happy Monday to all! Here's a post from Jeff and Husky Homestead Tours along with some fantastic photos of their Jeep training on the Denali Highway! Keep up the great work!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me! After returning from the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium I came back home for a couple of days and hit the trail with the dogs, and then I was off to the North Slope for a speaking engagement with Exxon Mobil. Having never been there before it was an exciting visit – and they have lots more snow that we do here in Denali!
Fall training is going great and the colder temperatures are wonderful, but it hasn’t been cold enough to freeze up some of the deep mud pits on our local trails. After getting stuck a few times while running teams around the Homestead with our Ranger… we’ve begun loading up the dogs and have headed south to our winter stomping grounds on the Denali Highway. Jeep training is now in full swing! Training with the Jeep allows us to run a longer string of dogs (up to 22 at a time right now) at a nice consistent speed. If the highway gets any more snow we’ll have to put the tracks on the Jeep – yeah! It can’t come soon enough.
I’m headed to the airport now for another trip – this time across the pond to Norway. I will be the key note speaker at their annual symposium there. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, and meeting new ones. While I’m gone the dogs will continue training with trusty handlers Dave, Melanie and Stephanie. I’ll be anxious to hear the reports from the crew!
Until next time… Happy Trails,
Jeff and
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Oct 13th 10:48am • 7 Comments

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Jeff King Iditarod Champion

A Denali Destination

Where Dogs are King

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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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"My husband surprised me with this tour! Been following the Iditarod for years – loved, loved, loved this! Thanks Jeff and team!" - J. Rolinger – SC

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