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Bettles Lodge

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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...More

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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....More

2  Thank Pat S
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.

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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...More

2  Thank BucketOn
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...More

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US$115 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$115 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Alex P
6 January 2018|
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Response from Eric F | Property representative |
Hi Alex & Wanda, 40 lb per person weight limit on luggage as you will be traveling in a smaller airplane from Fairbanks to Bettles. Either a Cessna Grand Caravan or Piper Navajo Chieftain. I would be more than happy to... More
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Zoidberg69
15 October 2017|
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HI Zoidberg69, If you could tell me where (and when) you've heard this, I will be happy to contact your source directly and set them straight. My Wife Heather and I took over about 3 1/2 years ago and have happily accepted... More
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All, I have been reading through all the reviews of Bettle's Lodge and thought you might offer some additional insight as my wife and I are looking at a visit this Sep. We are looking at visiting either before or after a Princess land tour in Sep. If we visit prior to the tour we were looking at around 5-7 Sep and if we visit after it would be around 20-22 Sep. For anyone who has been there in the Sep timeframe I would be interested in thoughts about earlier vs later in the month, even though I realize the wx can vary greatly in any given month. One other thing we are debating is whether to spend 3 or 4 nights - any thoughts about whether we would have plenty to do if we spend 4 nights vs just 3. I realize they offer numerous flying trips or fishing trips at an extra cost but didn't know if there was plenty to do in the Bettles area itself even if we didn't take advantage of those trips that cost extra. Any other tips anyone could offer that might help two 64 year old geezers plan for this undoubtedly once in our lifetime trip would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for your time! v/r, elk55 Aurora, CO
28 March 2017|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
We were at Bettles Lodge in December--we went specifically to see the Northern Lights. It was cold (-20 to -30 degrees) and snowy. Eric and Heather are awesome. Eric gave us a tour of Bettles--took about an hour and it was... More
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