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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number:
+1 907-683-2904
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky...

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!

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Puppies!!!

We were picked up from the Denali Village at 8am and taken to the Huskey Homestead. Which was about a 5 min drive. Heidi was our tour guide and she had a great knowledge of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were picked up from the Denali Village at 8am and taken to the Huskey Homestead. Which was about a 5 min drive. Heidi was our tour guide and she had a great knowledge of the dogs and dog sledding in the Iditarod. When you first arrive you get to have cuddles with some of the puppies!! They are just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Who doesn't love the opportunity to your a real dog-mushing facility and to hold such cute husky pups! You can even get your photo taken with them.

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Marietta, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

You're picked up at one of the major hotels in the area - if you're not staying at one of them, you'll have to drive to a pick up location. The bus ride to the homestead is fine, some Q&A with the driver. Then you're there and get to hold puppies for a minute before being herded (4-5 school buses)... More 

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this review

Hello & thank you for visiting us! Yes, we do pick-up all of our guests via our transportation so we do suggest the most convenient location to meet us for pick-up. Our guides offer some background into what your visit with us will be like, as well as some dialogue on what brought them to Alaska and where their interest... More 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Jeff has buses that will pick you up from key locations around Denali.Then the first thing off the bus your bombarded by baby sled pups you can hold and have your picture taken.then he puts on a very fast paced and well narrated show.His staff is very efficient and very courtesy.It was one of the most interesting places we attended... More 

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending us! We are always happy to hear when a guest enjoys their visit with us. Our tour does have a pretty fast pace, and that's because we have so much information that we want to share with you! The dogs are our passion and our life, and we hope that our love for them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Jeff King has a pretty good tourist operation going here. It was great to hear the stories and see the property and operation first hand. We really enjoyed helping to socialize the puppies. They have so much energy. The staff were great, thrusting puppies on you and offering to take pictures, using your own camera. I recommend it.

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Carrie S, Manager at Husky Homestead, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! Puppy "socializing" is the favorite part of so many of our guests' visit, and it truly benefits those young ones. Thank you for the recommendation! Happy Trails, Carrie More 

San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We visited Jeff Kings lost in Homestead and really enjoyed our time! His puppies were so well taken care of and so happy it was a delight to be able to hold them. Boy to his dogs like to run, it was very fun to see them get so excited to run an ATV around. We visited in the summer... More 

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Solon, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Jeff King Husky Homestead was very interesting. You get to hold the puppies. Jordan explained everything in detail about how they work with the dogs to train them, their care, etc. She was awesome. After getting to watch them run the dogs on a giant treadmill they took us inside where another person explained how the sled works. Jeff... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Jeff King and his staff were very professional and friendly. The tour and presentation was educational and uplifting. Learning about the dogs and how they are prepared for the race was interesting. You will definitely have a smile on your face while you snuggle with the puppies. Listening to stories about the Iditarod race from someone who actually participated was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Jeff King's Husky Homestead was such a pleasure to visit! The tour and presentation that they give is like a well-oiled machine in terms of organization and professionalism. Not a moment of your time is wasted - in fact, we hated to leave. You learn so much about what goes into raising these incredible dogs and then racing them. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a wonderful morning at the Husky Homestead! The trip was very easy to book, We were picked up promptly at our hotel by Jordan who was warm and friendly and who also gave us very interesting instruction about the puppies and the adult dogs. We also had a wonderful presentation by Alex and a great Q and A... More 

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