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Video all about the Arctic Paws Dog Sledding Experience

Weekend Trip Idea: Dogsledding in NEPA

Watch a video made by our wonderful guests!

   
   
 

 Question:

I received a copy of my tour request by email.  It says this is not a confirmation.  When will I receive my confirmation?

 

Answer:

Dog sledding depends on the cooperation of the weather and plenty of snow!  To be fair - we only confirm your tour when we are 100% certain there will be snow on the trails the day you requested.  Typically we will confirm or cancel between Monday and Tuesday prior to the weekend.  Always check the home page of the website for updates on the current conditions. If there isn't any snow - we can't go!

 

 

 

 

Question:

Tour time - What time will I be confirmed? 

 

Answer

We have an AM & PM tour time schedule:

 

 

MORNING ~ Between 9:00AM & 12:00PM

 

 

AFTERNOON ~ Between 1:00PM & 4:00PM 

   When requesting a tour, you will select only the time of day (AM or PM)
 

 

Our reservation staff confirms your specific time based on the number of 

 

 

guests in your group, the ages and what is still available.

 

 

Tour confirmations are confirmed in order by the date the request is made.

 

 

 

 

Question:

Do you have a wait list?

 

Answer

We do not.  The reason we do not maintain a wait list because most of the time guests make other plans.  What we suggest is that you watch the home page on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before the weekend.  Most people cancel then and we open up the calendar when guests cancel

 

 

 

 

Question

Are you carting now when there isn't any snow?

 

Answer

We offer a dog carting tour in the spring and fall.  In the winter we may offer dog carting if there is no snow.  We are only able to cart if the conditions on the trail are safe.  If there is ice, mud or rain we do not cart.  The home page of the website will let you know if we are carting in place of snow sledding. Carting is $45 per person all ages.

 

*We do not use a dog sled with wheels as we have found that is not stable.  We use a golf-cart when we are carting with the dogs*  It's fantastic because the huskies just know they are out having fun with our guests.

 

 

 

 

Question Carting

How do we book a dog carting tour?

 

Answer Carting

Dog carting tours are available to book in the Spring and Fall.  Typically April & May and then in October & November.  Or we may offer carting when we have no winter snow.  Carting is $45 per guest all ages.

 

 

 

 

Question

Do you know when it will snow?

 

Answer

That is a million dollar question to which we do not have the answer. 

 

 

 

 Question

What does a paw on the calendar mean?

 

 Answer

The Paw indicates we are either sold out or not operating that day or those hours.

 

 

 

 

 Question

What if we are booked for snow sledding and you are going to be dog carting?

 

 Answer

We will email you to let you know we are dog carting.  We ask you to confirm in writing that you are coming to see the Huskies and would like to cart.  If you only wish to snow dog sled you must either cancel your tour or move to another date in the future. 

 

 

 

 

Question 

How do I make a reservation?

 

Answer 

All reservations for snow sledding are made on-line using the "Request a Tour"  TAB.  You will receive a standard canned emailed that we have your request.  We confirm the tour only if we have snow.  We send out an email to cancel if there is no snow.

 

 

 

 

Question 

How do I know what dates and times are available?

 

Answer 

We post an on-line reservation process with a calendar to select dates and times.   The Calendar is linked on the Request a Tour tab.  PAWS mean we  may not operate that day, we may also be sold out (booked)  *OR* We may not be operating due to no snow on the dog sled trails.

 

 

 

 

Question 

How much does a tour cost?

  Answer  For December 2014 ~ February 2015
 

 

 $65 per guest (mushing or riding) See the Tour Cost Tab for more info 

 Additional Information: 

Children under 10 are not permitted on any of the equipment. The mushing adventure is not appropriate for little ones.   It's not a ride and requires participation and every one must pay attention.

 Children under the age of 18 *must be accompanied by someone over 18*

 

 

 

 

Question

How do I pay for the tour?

 

Answer 

Payment for your tour is CASH only at check in the day of the tour  (we are not able to accept checks)  Reservations are guaranteed on-line with a credit card.  The card is only used if you no show without canceling by email 48 hours prior

 

 

 

 

Question 

Do you accept Credit Cards

 

Answer 

We do not have the ability to accept credit cards on site the day of the tour. We are out in the woods on the trails.

 

 

 

 

Question 

How do I cancel a reservation?

 

Answer 

In writing and 48 hours prior to your tour (dogsledtour@yahoo.com)

 

 

 

 

Question 

When do you operate?

 

Answer 

Snow Sledding is typically from mid-December through the end of February

 

Friday 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM

 

Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Sunday  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Holidays 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM*

 

*Holidays dates are"

Christmas - New Years December 20, 2014  through January 1, 2015

Martin Luther King Weekend ~ January 17 , 18, & 19, 2015

 

 

Presidents Weekend  ~ February 14, 15, 16, 2015

 

 

 

 

Question

What does mushing mean?

 

Answer 

Please click here for the What is Mushing information  Watch one of the videos on the home page to see what the Arctic Paws Huskies love to do. 

 

 

 

 

Question 

How long is the tour?

 

Answer 

The entire experience takes 90 minutes . This includes check in time, signing the waiver, instructions on how to mush the sled, moving to the dog sled base camp,  meeting the Huskies and taking pictures.  Take all the time you want to meet the huskies!

 

 

 

 

 Question:

How many sleds go out?

 

 Answer:

*ONE* We use one dog sled for each tour.   Guest take turns riding on the back as the musher and sitting in the basket as the passenger.  There are two people on the sled at one time.   Our guides accompany the tours on snowmobiles.  

 

Watch our videos to understand exactly how the tour operates.

 

 

 

 

Question

How many guests are on each tour?

 

Answer 

There will be (6) guests participate taking turns like a relay riding in the basket or mushing the dog sled One guest rides in the basket while the other is the "driver" mushing the sled.  If you are a party of 2-4 you will be on the tour with other guests.  If you wish to be on the tour by yourself, please see the Adventurer Tour for $390 for 1-4 guests.  Private tours are available you basically pay for the entire hour.  Only your small group is booked on that tour.

 

 

 

 

Question 

How can I go out with just my family?

 

Answer 

You can book the Adventurer Tour.  Private tours are only offered for a group of (1-4).  The cost is $390. What you are doing is purchasing that tour hour just for your family.

 

 

 

 

Question

What if I don't want to mush the sled and just ride?

 

Answer 

Guests are welcome to come and ride along snow sledding - The cost is the same $65 per person.  We will have another guest or one of our guides mush the dog sled for you if you are not on the tour with another person.

 

 

 

 

Question

What do I wear to go dog sledding or carting?

 

Answer:

*THIS IS IMPORTANT *

 

 

Winter Sledding is COLD - Warm clothes! Whatever you would wear to go skiing or snowmobiling!

 

Gloves & Hat are a must - it's cold! 

 

You will also get very furry playing with the huskies so be prepared! 

 

**NOTE** if you are not properly dressed for example wearing sneakers, and not wearing gloves, you may not be allowed to go out on the tour.  

 

 

 

 

Question 

How many dogs are used to pull the sled?

 

Answer 

A team of 6-10 Huskies can be used (each can pull 50 - 70 pounds)

 

 

 

 

Question

What kind of sled dogs do you use?

 

Answer 

Our dogs are Siberian and Alaskan Huskies.  We have one Nordic sled dog sometimes called a Lurcher mix named P'Nut

 

 

 

 

Question

Are the Huskies friendly?

 

Answer 

Absolutely!  In fact they love meeting people, and love what they do! 

 

 

 

 

Question

Are your Huskies pets?

 

Answer 

Absolutely - many of our fur-friends sleep on our bed! All spend the night inside. 

 

 

 

 

Question

Do you offer a kennel tour?

 

Answer

All our guests are encouraged to include time to "hang out" with the huskies.  They are extremely friendly and love people.  When we don't have snow we offer carting that includes the husky meet & greet.  When we are not at the Inn at Pocono Manor we do not offer any meet & greet tours. The huskies are at home privately resting.

 

 

 

 

Question 

How old are the huskies?

 

Answer 

Anywhere from  3 year to 13 years

 

 

 

 

Question

Do you have any rescues?

 

Answer 

Yes, more than half our Huskies are rescues with amazing stories that they will share with you.

 

 

 

 

Question 

Where should we stay if we are coming overnight?

 

 

 

If you would like a smaller property like a B&B we suggest The Frogtown Innwww.thefrogtowninn.com

 

 

 

 

Question

Do you have to be a guest at the Inn at Pocono Manor to dog sled? 

 

Answer 

No

 

 

 

 

Question 

How early do I need to arrive for my tour?

 

Answer 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to check in and receive your training.  As a courtesy to all our guests we will take tours out on time.  You do have to check-in for your tour at Manor Sports on Manor Drive.  You will then drive to our base camp set up found on Fairview Avenue. There are signs and a giant inflatable 9' Husky to help you find us.  

 

 

 

 

Question

What if we are late for the tour?

 

Answer 

We operate on-time as courtesy to our guests and will do our best to accommodate you at another time. Note that when guests arrive after the tour departs we may not always be able to accommodate you the same day or on the next tour when we are sold out.

 

 

 

 

Question

What is I bring more people than I reserved?

 

Answer

If there are already (6) guests on the tour we will not be able to accommodate a surprise extra guest.

 

 

 

 

Question

What if someone decides not to come the day of the tour and we do not let you know?

 

Answer

Your credit card will be charged for the no-show guests (no exceptions)

 

 

We hold your tour as a courtesy.  We turn other guests away when we have tons of snow and are sledding.  It isn't fair for the guests who were not able to come if you no-show the day of the tour.  Your credit card will be charged.

 

 

 

 

Question 

What other things can we do in the Pocono's ?

 

Answer 

See the Pocono Tourist Board Site  The Pocono's are a vacation wonderland.

 

 

 

 

Question

Where can we eat in the Pocono's?

 

Answer 

See the Pocono Tourist Board Site

 

We do suggest www.thefrogtowninn.com  6 Acres Restaurant.  Tell the Arctic Paws Huskies sent you!

 

 

 

 

Question 

Do you have a photographer on site?

 

Answer 

We stop and our handlers (guides) will take photos for you with your camera. **NOTE** Camera phones are permitted.  We **do not permit iPads** to be used as a camera on the tour.  Please use your camera phone or regular camera on the tour. Be aware that cold temperatures on the trails often cause the camera batteries to drain.  Keep your camera inside a pocket to keep warm.

 

 

 

 

Question

How long is the dog sled season?

 

Answer 

We operate as long as we have 4"-6" of snow.  Typically mid December through the last weekend inf February.   This year we have the calendar open for the first weekend in March 2015.  Keeping in mind we have never operated that late in the year.  2012 was the first year we have not had snow all season. Think snow!  If you know a good snow dance ritual please share it with us!

 

 

 

 

Question 

Are there things to do at the Inn at Pocono Manor?

 

Answer 

Yes, please see their website for info (Spa, Manor Sports, Sporting Clays, Cross Country Skiing)

 

 

  

 

Question

Where can I find directions?

 

Answer 

Please click here for Map/Directions Tab  We are located on Manor Drive inside Manor Sports for check-in at N41 06.064' W075.22.545'.  Follow the signs to winter sports at the Manor (Manor Sports) Look for the 9' blow up husky and the dog sled signs.

 

 

 

 

Question 

Are there any Bed & Breakfasts in the area

 

Answer 

The Frog Town Inn & 6 Acres Restaurant.  Located about 15 minutes north in Canadensis PA.  Tell Inn Keepers Joy & Steve that the Arctic Paws Huskies sent you! http://www.thefrogtowninn.com/ 

 

 

 

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