This Cummington Alaskan Sled Dog Airbnb Will Really Have You Ruffing It
It would be a real missed opportunity if we didn't say that you’d be “ruffing” it at this remote Alaskan dog sled airbnb in the tiny town of Cummington out in Western Massachusetts.
Superhost Marla offers her guests a one-of-a-kind experience when they stay at her very rustic, small, cozy cabin: the chance to live with a team of award-winning Alaskan Husky sled dogs.
This fine bunch of dogs will wake you up in the morning with the beautiful song of their pack and their “happy howls,” as Marla notes, will send you off to sleep.
But that’s not where your sled dog experience ends; this is an immersive airbnb stay. Marla gives her guests the chance to take a sled dog on a hike on her 17 acres of trails, swim in the freshwater river, go fishing, tubing, or just relax in a pile of puppies during puppy playtime in the pens.
This is not to say that the 20-plus dogs will be staying in the cabin with you, though. They have their own place called the Dog Yard and you'll be their distant neighbor.
With a remote cabin such as this, there are some things you’ll have to forgo, like running water and electricity. It’s an eco-friendly experience with an immaculate composting outhouse, outdoor shower, and wood stove – everything you’d want from an off-the-grid trip. As one review pointed out, it's the perfect way to enjoy owls and howls.
If you are a true-blue dog person, enjoy the company of dogs more than people, and have ever found yourself saying you just need to get away for a little while where no one can find you, this Cummington cabin may be the answer.