Dog sledding in Vermont? Yes! It’s more than an Alaskan or mountain west activity! When you think of winter adventure in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, Alpine and Nordic skiing more likely come first to mind, along with sledding at snowboarding, and the well-regarded Mad River Glen and Sugarbush ski resorts. But dog sledding is very much a deeply ingrained pastime in our winter wonderland, and it’s a delightful way to see Vermont’s dreamy backcountry in the Green Mountains.
There’s no better way to start and end a day of dogsledding adventure than at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, where we’re more than happy to help you find the right dogsledding tour for you while pampering you with unparalleled hospitality in our Old New England farmhouse loaded with modern luxury amenities. Intrigued? Then make your plans for a dog-sledding winter-getaway adventure in Vermont — and begin by booking your room at our Vermont B&B today!
Dog Sledding Near our Vermont Bed and Breakfast
There are a number of sled-dog tour operators throughout Vermont, and that includes the Mad River Valley, where October Siberians has been offering not just rides, but the opportunity to learn to drive your own dog teams — locally since 2005. They’re continuing operations this winter as well. As they put it: “While our dogs may not believe in social distancing, we have to do the best we can. (Check out Vermont’s COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, and check back for updates).
Here’s what to know about October Siberians tours:
- Within an hour of the Mad River Valley, October Siberians tours take place at Little River State Park in Waterbury (about 30 miles from us).
- Tours are up to a two-hour trek through dogged uphills and you can also pay the Siberian huskies a kennel visit.
- Before you go on a tour, educate yourself about the magnificent, majestic creatures providing the power for your ride. Learn about how they’re raised, housed, socialized and trained, and find out why “these dogs love doing what they were bred to do.” (Meet the “boys and girls” here.)
- If you’re thinking about a dog-sledding adventure but can’t come to Vermont this winter, consider looking first at a fall visit so you can try out the experience through a training tour in a golf cart at the October Siberians kennels.
- Be sure you’re ready for the rigors of a dogsled trip (i.e., no bathroom breaks along the trails!).
- Know you’re in experienced hands when you go on a tour. October Siberians owner/musher Rob Farley has been raising and training Siberian huskies for more than 25 years. And he does his work in communion with the land, as befits his day job with state of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Don’t take our word for it about the awesomeness of dog sledding in Vermont. Read the testimonials of happy tour customers here.
- You can book a tour to go dog sledding in Vermont with October Siberians online, or you can let West Hill House Bed and Breakfast in Vermont make the arrangements for you. We’re happy to provide full concierge service for our guests!
Stay at Our Vermont B&B for Dog Sledding in Vermont
Our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont, with its Old New England appeal, is a good aesthetic match for dog sledding in Vermont. And of course, dog sledding is just one of many winter-recreation activities close by West Hill House B&B. Many of our winter guests are here to ski at Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, which also has plenty of opportunities for snowboarding and more.
In fact, consider taking advantage of our Ski and Save vacation package, in which guests can save 25% on weekday bookings and 15% on weekends when staying three or more nights. Plan now to go dog sledding in Vermont this winter — both dog sledding tours and rooms at our inn tend to go fast — and start that process by saving your room at our Vermont B&B today!