Alaska Dog Sledding Tours & Cabins
COVID-19 Update May 5:
Sled dogs have to run, so we’re mushing everyday already, and will be running tours as soon as it’s legal to do so. Mushing is the ultimate socially-distant activity anyway. Current plan is to start our Wilderness Dog Sled Ride and Tour in Seward on May 20, and the Cabins will be open on May 13. Glacier mushing tours will start June 1. We’ll be making prudent changes – smaller group sizes, check-in on your phone, reducing daily service to cabins, and spacing tours to avoid overlap – but overall operations will continue as close to normal as we can. Fortunately dogs don’t seem to be affected by this strand of coronavirus, and they’ve all been vaccinated for the canine version.
We do recommend guests wear the same gloves our guides wear, not the surgical sort, but lightweight nitrile gardening gloves work great for playing with dogs, and can easily be washed in a sink. We also encourage guests to bring face masks, and will continue to provide hand sanitizer. Toilet paper is not currently guaranteed:)
What we do
The Seavey family arrived in Alaska four years after statehood, and moved to the Seward homestead in the aftermath of the great Alaska Earthquake. Over the course of 56 years and four generations, they’ve become the preeminent mushing family, winning seven Iditarod races and Mitch holds the Iditarod speed record of 8 days 3 hours 40 minutes and 13 seconds to cover 1049 miles by dog team.
For the past 28 years, the Seaveys have invited guests to visit their homestead during the off season, providing summer dog sled rides and kennel tours to the public to keep the pups in shape and out of trouble. Check out the tours, and you’ll be helping train the next Iditarod champions!