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
Winner of the Golden Heart Award for exceptional hospitality and commitment to visitors.
- Fairbanks Visitor and Conventions Bureau
"Women Who Dared Gratitude Award 2017" Link to article