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Review of Braeburn Siberians

Braeburn Siberians
Ranked #8 of 15 things to do in Windsor
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Owner description: Ever imagined traveling in an ancient and time honored way behind a team of traditional sled dogs? Looking for a unique, thrilling, and hands-on outdoor adventure? As a family? As a couple? With the grandchildren? With friends? As a gift? Long for a way to step away from the busyness of every day life? Love dogs? Wish you could reconnect with the peace and quiet of Nature? One of our dog sledding adventures with our 40 pure bred Siberian Huskies is the answer! And you don’t need to go to Alaska! We live in the Connecticut River Valley in Windsor, Vermont, a stone’s throw from New Hampshire. Our huskies love to dogsled and so do we! We invite you to come share in the fun and adventure of our passion! We offer 2 hour trips, personally customized 2-3 hour trips to accommodate a marriage proposal, a birthday, anniversary, etc., and 30 minute rides. The 2 hour trips take place on several differ trails within 30 minutes of the Windsor, VT area of central Vermont and New Hampshire (near Hanover, NH, Woodstock, VT, Sunapee, NH). We give the 30 minute rides along the scenic Connecticut River in Windsor, VT. Come join in on the fun with our 40 purebred Siberian Huskies!
Reviewed 22 June 2014

What a fantastic trip, Alex and Kathy are warm and welcoming and have you wanting more!!!!!
Just Do IT!!!

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

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We did the two-hour ride, though I think any length of ride with these folks would be wonderful. It was a beautiful day, partly sunny with temperatures above freezing. The trail we took mostly followed the Sugar River, passing near civilization at times, but most very quiet (except for the occasional snowmobile).

The ride is mostly smooth, and often fast (including very quick starts). There will likely be lots of stops, both to fix the lines and for the dogs to rest. The dogs love to run, but will make it clear when they need to rest or cool down, and we had lots of breaks on our warm day. (Alex said they don’t run the dogs at all above 50°F — it‘s just too warm for them. The dogs love temperatures near zero, and I’d be willing to try a run like that though I’d dig out my balaclava first.)

Dress warmly and in layers. It doesn’t hurt to bring extra clothes — there’s room in the sled to stow them if you decide you don’t need them.

If you have any questions about how these rides work or whether they’re right for you and family/friends, ask Kathy and Alex. We found them very thoughtful and clear about everything!

Most importantly, as dog lovers we found that the dogs are happy and loved. They’re excited to run (Alex says they think they’re hunting), and the owners work hard to find the team with the right personality-pairings and stamina for each run.

We will do this again!

2  Thank MikeMorton
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

These people were very good and very accommodating to our schedule. Alex and Colleen were our mushers, and they provided a wonderful experience for my fiancée and me. The dogs were obviously well cared for and very friendly. We hope to do this again next year. Thanks!

1  Thank NJSnowbunnies
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were so very excited about our first dog sledding adventure, and Alex & Kathy absolutely delivered. Spending the first hour getting to know the dogs...all 30+ of them....helping to put on their harnesses and playing with them was amazing. These pups are well trained, super people friendly (meaning they LOVE attention), so very hardworking, and very much loved by their owners. Each had his/her own name....Hope, Grace, Anikin, Coal, etc. There were 13 dogs pulling our 4-wheeler (unfortunately not enough snow for the sleds) with Alex and my partner and me for almost 3 hours on a stunningly beautiful trail that was once a railroad track bed. Along the way were frozen ponds and creeks, snow covered trees, 2 overpowering and beautiful original covered bridges for trains (I believe only 5 remain in existence), and basically no intervention from human or town. Stunningly peaceful and a miracle to watch the dogs so effortlessly pull 1000+ pounds along a trail. Can't wait to do it again!!! You've got to try this.

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We had an amazing time dog sledding today! Standing on the back of the sled really made me feel as though I were actually driving it. And sitting in the front is exhilarating. We so enjoyed petting all the dogs and watch them roll in the snow. Dress in layers for this great family event. Great value!

Thank Louise707
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