What Others Say
"Abercrombie & Kent sends several hundred clients to Alaska every summer to visit its many highlights, including Denali National Park, Glacier Bay, the great brown bears on Katmai Peninsula, but most of them return saying that the real highlight of their trip was their visit with Mary Shields and her dogs."
Alistair Ballantine, President, Abercrombie & Kent International
"I can fantasize a bit through you, dear Mary and 'relive' some of the adventures that I missed. Thank you again for sharing them with us all."
Betsy Wood, Golden, Colorado
"... learn about mushing by taking a wonderfully intimate tour with Mary Shields, the first woman to finish the Iditarod. Rather than a tour, a visit to Mary's home on the outskirts of Fairbanks feels more like a chat with a fascinating new friend. You'll meet and pet Mary's dogs, talk about dog mushing, and hear tales of her extraordinary experiences as a musher."
Frommers Alaska Guidebook
"Mary Shields may be a wonderful and gentle storyteller, but her sled dogs are the stars of the show: Sunny Girl, Stevie, Crockett, O.J., Kianna, Scout and Clifford. 'They upstage me constantly,' Mary says. Visitors howl as two or three dogs play king on the mountain on the roof of the most coveted accommodations."
Alaska Best Places, Edited by Nan Elliot, Sasquatch Books
Winner of the Golden Heart Award for exceptional hospitality and commitment to visitors.
Fairbanks Visitor and Conventions Bureau
"Women Who Dared Gratitude Award 2017"