Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park

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Huskies Smokey and Dan on trail pulling a dog sled

Marriage Proposal Rides

Thanks for thinking to include us in your plans for a marriage proposal. Marriage proposals are a significant event in the lives of married couples and each year, several couples include us in their plans to make a life long commitment to each other. Since 1996, I have been witness to dozens of marriage proposals, and I treat each one with the honor and respect that it deserves.

Proposals during the ride

There are two basic ways that we handle a proposal during the ride:

  1. Your sled separates from the other sleds in a place with a good view. The driver suggests we stop to "take pictures" and the passengers get out. The driver moves the sled down the trail and out of the way a bit. You propose, your partner says yes which is followed by hugging, kissing and crying. You then walk down the trail to get back in the sled and finish your trip.
  2. The second way is pretty much the same as above, except the sled leaves you alone, then circles back around to pick you up. This option only works under the right trail conditions.

Proposals at the kennel

If you would prefer to do the proposal back at the kennel, we can have group of dogs (or puppies when available) in the exercise yard. You can walk out into the exercise yard and take your time. One caution with this option is when you get down on one knee, you may have a dog licking your face.

Is your partner going to say yes?

We think the setting will help elicit a "yes" response, but we want you to be quite certain that your partner is going to say yes regardless of the setting. The seating in the sled is quite intimate, and the ride back to the kennel will feel like an eternity after being rejected. This has only happened once since 1996, but I do not want it to happen again.

Some other ways it has been done

The next step

If you would like to include us on your special day, just make a reservation through our online reservation system. In the "Special Notes" section, indicate that this is a proposal ride. If you want the first option from above, a simple email confirmation acknowledging that we can do it on the day you selected is all you need. If you want something involving multiple sleds, or more people, a professional photographer etc., then we will follow up with an email or text.

Call (970) 387-8326 or click here to schedule the experience of a lifetime.