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Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod Kennel

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Fabulous fun and informative visit!

My family, including my two teenage boys (14 & 17) had a wonderful time visiting with Vern Halter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
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Our land tour introduced us to Vern Halter and Cindy Abbot, musher. We viewed a video presentation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Mile 64.5 Parks Hwy, Box 389, Willow, AK 99688
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family, including my two teenage boys (14 & 17) had a wonderful time visiting with Vern Halter at his beautiful home/kennel. Vern and wife Susan have completes the Iditarod multiple times. After a delicious lunch, Vern and Cindy Abbott (also an amazing Iditarod finisher)...More

Thank Dmeeder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our land tour introduced us to Vern Halter and Cindy Abbot, musher. We viewed a video presentation of the Iditarod that explained how this spectacular event works. From the minute we exited our van to the minute we left, we felt like we visited our...More

Thank SteveAndPeachie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the night here in their Iditarod Suite. It was an excellent experience: clean, well-stocked, quiet, peaceful. They have tons of books about Alaska and dogs, a washer/dryer, and a fridge full of breakfast food! I wasn't able to go on an official dog...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim and found this to be the best sled dog presentation in Alaska. The dogs are very well cared for and friendly. Vern has a fascinating story as does Cindy. If you only have time to visit one kennel, go...More

Thank creebol
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Vern and Cindy were very well educated with dog mushing. A video was shown regarding the progress of dog mushing. We had a great time and they went above and beyond to assist and provide my husband who is deaf/blind an...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Vern and his dogs were amazing! I learned so much from his and Cindy Abbott's presentations, and it was a privilege to meet them. The dog mushing experience is one I will never forget - beautiful dogs, awesome trails, wonderful people, and unforgettable dog mushing....More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We booked this activity on my nephew's recommendation. He had spent a couple of years with mushers and said this was the best one to experience. He was correct! Vern and Cindy's love for the dogs and Susan's dedication to their health was displayed by...More

Thank droscoe22
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful few hours visiting this sled dog kennel. The owner and staff have been Iditarod competitors. Our visit gave us an excellent introduction to the dogs and what it takes to race. The tour started with a movie narrated from the point...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Wow Vern was an inspiration. So passionate about the dogs and the racing. Cindy's story was even more inspiring (first woman to summit Everest and complete the Iditarod!). It was a great and interesting day for the whole family. We even got to play with...More

Thank vermeyen
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour based on the great Trip Advisor ratings and I was initially surprised by the steep price of the tickets. After spending three hours with Vern, Cindy, the other amazing staff, and the dogs, you feel like family and realize you are...More

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Aashna L
4 June 2018|
Response from Judy08Iowa | Reviewed this property |
I was with a group tour, and it was part of our travel package. I would suggest you email them or send a message on their Facebook page for rates. It was the best part of my trip. Vern and Cindy are AMAZING. And the DOGS!
Pat G
28 April 2017|
Response from Suza223 | Reviewed this property |
First of all, thank you - that's very nice of you. I was on a tour, the day was included in our package Vern & Susan's website is very helpful dream a dream Enjoy Alaska - its stunningly beautiful