Dog Sledding

Imagine gliding silently along the trail riding the runners of a dog sled, a team of huskies doing what they love…

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Mush a Dog Team

Sign up for our Alaskan Dog Mushing School…

Let's Go!

Enjoy Our Yurt

Stay in our unique and cozy Alaskan Bed and Breakfast…

Stay with Us!

View the Aurora

Watch the Northern Lights dance overhead from the comfort of a cozy yurt…

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It's About the Dogs

Dog mushers love their dogs. It’s as plain and simple as that. We know each and every one of our dogs…

Meet the Team!

Our Mission

To share our love and knowledge of sled dogs and mushing with guests….

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Yurt Stay B&B

Yurt Stay Bed and Breakfast Fairbanks

For a unique Alaskan Bed and Breakfast experience, stay overnight in our cozy yurt.  Enjoy the midnight sun in summer, golden birch trees in fall,  and dog mushing in winter and spring.  A wood stove keeps your private room warm, as the northern lights cast their magic through the skylight.  Start your morning with a healthy home-made breakfast.

Dog Sled Tours

Dog Sled Rides Fairbanks Alaska - Just Short of Magic

Experience the thrill of a dog sled ride on beautiful northern forest trails. Your experienced guide and a team of strong, eager Alaskan huskies will make this a memory of a lifetime. Choose from several tour options. Take a half-hour or one hour dog sled tour, or become immersed in our Alaskan Dog Mushing School. Discover the world that is Just Short of Magic!

Aurora Viewing

Aurora Viewing Fairbanks Alaska

Watch the aurora borealis light the northern sky from the privacy of your own yurt. Just Short of Magic is ideally located for aurora viewing. It is an easy drive from Fairbanks yet away from city lights with a clear view of the sky. Step inside the yurt to warm up, and enjoy the northern lights through the skylight. View the Aurora, ride a dog sled, and stay in the yurt!

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Book Your Fall Sled Dog ATV Tour

Enjoy a Fall ATV Sled Dog tour with a team of huskies hitched to an all-terrain vehicle.  We start our fall training season in September as the weather becomes cool enough for our Alaskan Huskies to run. We continue to train with the dog team pulling our ATV until the trails have enough snow to safely run the trails with dog sleds. Usually we can count on good snow conditions for dog sled tours by mid-November, but weather is never completely predictable. Please call us at (907)750-0208 if you have any questions.

Stay in our Yurt &
View the Aurora

The open meadow and private deck in front of our cozy  yurt offers an unobstructed view of the northern lights. . We are far from the light pollution of Fairbanks’ city lights to allow star filled skies and brilliant displays on clear nights.  On cold nights, you can easily warm up inside your private yurt, and watch through the skylight for auroral activity overhead.

At our latitude of 65º North, we are ideally located for watching and photographing the aurora borealis.  It begins to get dark enough to see the aurora in late August.  Late September through March are ideal. In early May, the days grow long, and it is rare to see them through the late spring and summer.  This is the time to enjoy the midnight sun instead.

Book Your Stay in Our Yurt

Book a Yurt stay and combine it with one of our dog sled tours. Fall season guests can enjoy a Fall ATV Sled Dog tour.

Please call us at (907)750-0208 if you have any questions about staying in our unique Yurt bed and breakfast or about any of our dog sled tours.

It's Just Short of Magic

…to drive a dog team through the
Alaskan winter.

Tour with our experienced guide.

Learn to train, mush, and care for an Alaskan dog team.

Stay in a cozy yurt with the
Aurora dancing overhead.

Join Us!

Summer Educational Tours

Experience the joy of Alaskan sled dogs even in the heat of summer! This tour captures the heart of Alaska dog mushing and sled dog life. Meet all of the dogs and handle the mushing equipment. Learn what it takes to prepare a sled dog meals and feed the team.  Of course, there are usually husky puppies to play with!

Throughout your personal tour, Eleanor,  guide and owner, will share a down to earth view of the real world of dog mushing. Ask questions and be personally involved with this unique, hands-on experience. Enjoy  great photo opportunities throughout the tour.

We do not offer rides during the heat of the interior Alaskan summer. For the welfare of our hard working Alaskan Huskies, we believe it is best to wait for the cooler weather of fall and winter to run them on the trails. 

Call us at (907) 750-0208 to schedule a Summer Educational Tour or to combine a tour with a summer stay in our Yurt Bed and Breakfast.

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5157 Chena Hot Springs Road, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99712

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5157 Chena Hot Springs Road, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99712 64.869896, -147.107356 Just Short of Magic - 5157 Chena Hot Springs Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712We are located at 16 mile Chena Hot Springs Road, just 25 minutes from downtown Fairbanks. We are an easy stop on the way to or from Chena Hot Springs Resort or the Chena River Recreation AreaTake Highway 2 North (Steese Highway) out of Fairbanks to the Chena Hot Springs Road Exit. Bear right and follow Chena Hot Springs Road 16 miles just beyond Two Rivers Lodge (located on the left) and just before Reynolds Road on the right. We are the first driveway on the right after the Lodge. Look for the wooden sled dog cutout on the mailbox post at the driveway entrance.5157 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA (Directions)

Thank you again for our great ride on the dog sled with you and your gorgeous dogs. A magical day for us. We have not forgotten you or your dogs. Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon and it was just great meeting you.

Anne Alder


Ross and I would like to thank you for one of the most wonderful experiences in our lifetime.  The reality of the tour far exceeded our expectations.  We loved the remote wilderness of the trail combined with the winter weather.  We are still laughing about the experience of riding in the sled.  Oh, what a thrill.  As dog people we couldn’t get over the overwhelming unconditional love your dogs shared with us…

Genie & Ross Evers

Eustis, Florida

We had a blast, of course, and your hosting us was great! We’ve recommended you to others already. You are so generous and have the perfect personality for what you are doing.

Keith Gianni, M.D. & Velma Gianni

Fairbanks and Costa Rica