Sunday, November 27

Dog Sledding in Muskoka


2012/2013 Schedule, Rates and Packages


Winter is just around the corner and this means our local dog sledding ranch will soon be running guided dog sledding excursions near Huntsville, Muskoka, on the edge of Algonquin Park. It's a popular adventure for our guests and you'll love it too. There's nothing like mushing through the woods, driving a sled behind a team of eager dogs.

Dog sledding is available throughout the winter season, usually starting mid-late December and going through until the end of March or whenever the snow melts. This year our guide says he has a good feeling about this season (and he was born and raised around here) and is expecting early snow. In fact, he's already taken bookings for December 18, 2012.

The Christmas / New Year's holiday is a particularly busy time for dog sledding, so reserve your spot early. For more information about what to expect, read about dog sledding in Muskoka here.

Dog Sledding Schedule

December 2012 thru March 2013
Start Date:
To be determined. Sometimes the season begins a few days before Christmas, depending on amount of snow base and trail conditions. I'll post an announcement on our facebook page once the trails are open. You can Like us on facebook here to watch for updates.

Christmas Day:
The inn is open and rooms are available on December 25th but there are no dog sledding tours running. Stay overnight on the 25th and go dog sledding on the 26th. 

Dec 26 thru Jan 2, daily:
10:00 am -- 1-Hour guided dog sledding
1:00 pm --  Half-Day guided dog sledding

Jan 3 thru March (or whenever the snow melts), daily:
9am -- Half-Day guided dog sledding most days (Enquire about 1-Hour, 2-Hour or Full-Day options)
1:30pm -- Half-Day guided dog sledding most days (Enquire about 1-Hour, 2-Hour or Full-Day options)

Dog Sledding Rates

Add-on a guided dog sledding excursion to any stay at Fern Glen Inn

1-Hour: $90/person
Half-Day*: $150/person
Full-Day*: $250/person

*Half-Day (3 hours) guided dog sledding includes break with hot chocolate and granola bars. Full-Day (6 hours) guided dog sledding includes trail lunch.

Taxes are extra. Rates are for dog sledding only and do not include accommodations. Dog sledding is only available with an overnight stay at Fern Glen Inn. Check room rates here (room rates are per room, not per person).

Every overnight stay includes:
• accommodation (queen bed and private ensuite bathroom)
• delicious served breakfast
• use of the property and guest facilities including
   • snowshoes to use on our 10km of private trails
   • toboggans to use on our hill (conditions permitting)
   • guest lounge with real wood burning stove

Dog Sledding Packages
Chili-Dog Getaway
Enjoy a dog sledding excursion, a hearty chili dinner and comfortable accommodations in a winter wonderland setting.

Spend two nights in cozy comfort and start each morning with an abundant breakfast. Mush through a beautiful wilderness landscape behind your team of dogs on a guided dog sled excursion at a local ranch. If you're still game for some outdoor activity, borrow snowshoes and explore our private wooded trails. After working up an appetite out on the trails, head back to the inn for a dinner of hearty beef or vegetarian chili and homemade cornbread served hot from the skillet. Unwind with a hot chocolate in front of the fire before turning in for a good night's sleep.

Includes:
• 2 nights accommodations
• breakfast both mornings
• chili dinner on one evening
• use of property, private trails, snowshoes and toboggans on site
• Half-Day guided dog sledding at a local ranch

Starts at $285 per person, based on double occupancy
Taxes are extra. Rates are higher during long weekends and Christmas-New Year's holidays.

Group Getaway
Round up your favourite friends, family or co-workers and organize a winter weekend getaway.

Book at least four rooms for two nights and get a discount off the regular rate. You and your friends will enjoy exclusive accommodations and delicious breakfasts. Visit a local ranch for your guided dog sledding excursion through the Muskoka woods on the edge of Algonquin Park. Snowshoe private forest trails, toboggan down the hill, make a snowman, play games in front of the fire and enjoy good times in good company.
Includes:
• 2 nights accommodations
• breakfast both mornings
• exclusive use of property, private trails, snowshoes and toboggans on site
• Half-Day guided dog sledding at a local ranch

Starts at $255 per person, based on 8 people in 4 rooms
Ask about adding Chili Dinner or other meals to your Group Getaway!
Taxes are extra. Rates are higher during long weekends and Christmas-New Year's holidays.

How to Reserve Your Dog Sledding Getaway

Call toll free 1-866-311-8519
Email for more information
Check availability online
Fill out our secure online reservation form

Want to see what a dog sledding adventure looks like? Check out this video!

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