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Winter Odyssey


Experience the ultimate in dog mushing – the magic of dog sledding under the night sky. The Winter Odyssey features a wide variety of sled dog experiences and four full days of mushing, all in premier style, meaning you drive your own dog team the whole time. An overview on the first evening is followed by a full introductory day trip with the sled dogs, returning to the lodge at night. Spend this first day on the trail getting acquainted with the dogs and winter, knowing you will be back at your room that night to readjust and relax.

The following morning pack your overnight bag in the sled to head out on a three-day, two-night mushing trip. Explore frozen lakes and snowy forest trails as you drive your dog team to our remote yurt camp for a two-night stay. Spend the evenings in the cozy yurt or head out for a moonlit hike with the hope of seeing the northern lights. Fall asleep watching the stars through the yurt skylight or listening to the dogs answer a distant wolf call.

On your third day, remote, lively, single-track routes combine with awe-inspiring scenery as we glide past old-growth pines, glacier-carved lakes, and otter-tracked swamps. Conditions permitting, we’ll venture into the Boundary Water’s Wilderness, making fresh tracks across remote untracked lakes and through secluded boreal forests.

Last Day Finale

It’s what happens on the last day of sledding that makes the Winter Odyssey so unique. It starts with a lazy morning at the yurt to relax, read, sleep in, go snowshoeing… by this point, you’ve earned it. We’ll serve a brunch worthy of the Northwoods logging camp lore and then head out on the trail for our fourth day of mushing. Pausing on a secluded lake for dinner, we serve up grilled steaks (or stuffed portabellas) over a fire, and then, the most amazing dog sled run awaits.

Amazing Dog Sled Night Run

As dusk gives way to the night, you’ll mush home to the kennel with that magical winter sky overhead and moon shadows dancing along the trail. As your night vision takes hold, you’ll see the world with a new lens. Some describe the night run as feeling like flying – a magical whirlwind of sensations to culminate the trip. Guests who have just completed the night run are simply in awe of the experience. It caps the trip with a grand finale.

The Winter Odyssey – This trip has more variety of dog sledding experiences than you will find anywhere else!

  • 4 days of dog sledding
  • 3 nights in a cozy Northwoods lodge
  • 2 nights at our backcountry yurt
  • Premier Style – you drive your own team the entire trip
  • Spectacular Night Run
  • Explore over 80 miles of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Wilderness by dog team
  • Physically active and adventurous trip
  • Perfect for individuals and couples, no previous experience is needed

Trip Price: $2875/person
Minimum age: 14 years old
*10% off for groups of 4 or more

Day 1

Group welcome dinner and trip orientation.

Day 2

Arrive at the kennel and meet your traveling companions. We’ll teach you the essentials of driving a sled harnessing dogs, and then be off on a day trip. Return to the lodge.

Day 3

Travel day starts at the kennel and ends at the yurt.

Day 4

Travel day starting and ending at the yurt.

Day 5

In the morning, sleep in, relax in the yurt or explore the area woods. After brunch, leave the yurt to dogsled for the rest of the day, stopping for dinner on a lake, followed by mushing back to the kennel under the moon. Dessert and stories at the kennel. Spend the night back at the lodge.

Day 6

Breakfast and depart.

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