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Bettles Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Rustic Bettles Lodge is all you need to see the lights and go dog sledding. Proprietors have made this lodge warm, comfortable and friendly. They provide a town tour, arctic over gear for loan (it was -45 while we were there) and staff to stay up to let you know when the Aurora is viewable. Food is plentiful and good,...

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Eric F, Owner at Bettles Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jen & Mac You two were great adventurers! You braved some of the coldest temps that I have experienced with smiles. Come back to pan gold with me on the Koyukuk this Summer! Eric :)

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My team stayed at Bettles Lodge for a week with our helicopter in June with Summer Solstice right in the middle. Heather and Eric were great hosts for our field team, they had us in clean and tidy rooms with a great common area and excellent food. The staff was friendly and helpful and particularly accommodating of our crazy schedule....

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

There is something truly magical about Bettles Lodge. The location in the interior of Alaska is the perfect spot to view the Aurora Borealis (or the Northern Lights) but it is so much more than that. From the beautiful hiking and snow shoe trails to the warm hospitality of the Lodge owners, Heather and Eric, it is one of my...

1Thank nursekim08
Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited Bettles Lodge in December when the temperatures outside were below zero, but inside it was warm and cozy. Eric and Heather are awesome hosts. They attend to every detail and our stay was perfect. Every meal was delicious and the portions were plentiful. We definitely did not leave hungry. Eric's tour of the town was very informative. Heather's...

1Thank Pat S
Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went to see the Northern Lights and it was great. Eric was so nice and informative. He drove us around and pointed out the sites. He even took pictures of us at the lake. The scenery is beautiful and peaceful.

1Thank autumnblc
Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I needed to cross 2 National Parks off my bucket list and this venue was perfect for my short time allotment. The Bettles Lodge was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly. Would highly recommend the room with the private toilet (and Jacuzzi tub that we never used). The shower down the hall didn’t bother us. The common room was...

2Thank BucketOn
Lacombe, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I recently spent three wonderful days and nights at Bettles Lodge. Our hosts and the owners, Eric and Heather, could not have been nicer and more hospitable, always checking with us to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our visit. Our primary reason for traveling to Bettles was to visit Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk...

3Thank littleking2254
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Thinking about visiting Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks? Bettles Lodge is your first stop! We wanted to visit both and the only way in is by air. Bettles Lodge offers a comfortable place to stay, home-cooked meals and air service to inside the parks. Hospitality is excellent at Bettles Lodge. All the staff and the owners...

1Thank Travellyn1012
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

An incredibly insightful 2 days into a place we really did not expect. It was in some ways like the TV show 'Lost'. Truly relaxing, great hosts in Eric and his wife who were excellent. This place is not luxury but it is an absolute gem in so many other ways

1Thank _pws5
Aromas, California
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We recently spent three days at Bettles Lodge, AK. What an amazing experience! The staff was excellent and very personable. Our room at Aurora Lodge couldn't have been better. The food including the bakery goods was superb. And everyone remembered our name. Kevin, our pilot, did an excellent job of flying us to Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley...

1Thank sldean45

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer food, aircraft fuel, and lodging 365 days a year. We still harbor wayward pilots just like when we opened in 1951 as a Wien Alaska Airlines Lodge. We offer world class Aurora viewing (235 nights a year possible here/weather dependent) during the Fall and Winter season, National Park Collecting & Flight seeing, fishing charters, and camping / hiking drop off and pick up in the Gates of the Arctic & Kobuk Valley National Park flights with our full service Air Taxi operation based in Bettles. We have officially the best weather in Alaska, here at Bettles Field. Come see the REAL, Arctic, Bush, Alaska! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bettles Lodge

Address: 101 Main St, Bettles, AK 99726
Region: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range: £88 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Bettles Hotel Bettles
Bettles Lodge Alaska
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“we had a standard room and used the shower and toilets in the hallway and it wasn't a problem.”
nergisblood, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Specify in-suite if you have a preference, as the historical lodge and the Arora lodge vary in this regard.”
markhF5856MO, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask about bathroom facilities, some rooms have them and others have the showers/toilets down the hall and are very private and accomodating.”
mlwitzke, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we opted to get a smaller room, and share the hallway bath - it worked out just fine for us.”
kackian, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are rustic with comfortable beds and warm covers. We went with the jacuzzi room.”
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Dhboring, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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