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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields

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“amazing woman”(18 reviews)
I invite you to visit my home, when you come to Fairbanks. I can introduce to my big , friendly huskies, (incase you need a dog- fix while you're away from your own dog) and explain what it's like out on the winter trail camping at 30 ° below zero...more
2699 Waldheim Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6061
+1 907-455-6469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tails of the Trails is fabulous and a great learning experience. Not only did we learn about Mary's tails of the trails iditarod experiences, but we were able to see in person how to use sod on a roof for insulation, medicinal and herbal plants...More

Thank Cat S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mary was a great host! The one on one with the dogs and talking to her about her life was very relaxing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could of listening to Mary for days.She was an insperation and I am still in awe of her.She should write her biography, if she isn't already, that is certainly a book I'd love to read.And (even though I'm in her bad books for being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When our Road Scholar trip included a visit with Mary Shields, I thought to myself "Well, that will be interesting." I had no idea how truly fascinating it would be. Mary and her dogs mesmerized us for several hours at our recent visit at her...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do only one thing near Fairbanks to get a sense of Alaskan pioneer life this is it. Most will think the dogs are the stars, but Mary will regale you with tales of her life while showing off her garden and the log...More

Thank travelpossum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience meeting Mary and her dogs. Would highly recommend to everyone. One of the best experiences we have had during our trip to Alaska.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mary was very sweet, interesting, and welcoming. She had the most beautiful huskies that we got to meet and pet. Her story was amazing and I feel lucky to have met such a formidable woman.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with Mary Shields in August during a 2 week Alaskan vacation. It was an enjoyable and an educational experience! Mary's hospitality made the visit memorable. We spent time in her garden, met her huskies, and enjoyed delicious cookies and coffee around her table...More

Thank sp10js
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It sounds overly simplistic, but it is people who make the Alaska what it is. Meeting Mary and hearing about her experience, meeting the awesome sled dogs, seeing Mary's garden and house, standing on the sled it was all a glimpse into that real life...More

Thank Zoya K
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We traveled to Mary's cabin outside Fairbanks with a National Geographic tour. After hearing some tales in the garden, we visited with her beautiful dogs, then enjoyed homemade treats inside her home while she told of her adventures and answered questions. An unforgettable evening with...More

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2 March 2017|
Response from love2go2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can probably contact Mary through her website to ask about schedule for the summer of 2017.
14 July 2015|
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Response from maryshields | Property representative |
I lie about 12 miles northwest of Fairbanks. If you have a rental car, allow yourself 30 minutes to drive out, so you can enjoy the ride and see the variety of owner-built homes, and the lovely boreal forest along the way... More
18 June 2015|
Response from AlanandSara2015 | Reviewed this property |
Just give Mary a call. She will surely greet you openly and honestly. She will certainly take every chance she can get to share.